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    Post  Isos on 12/12/19, 04:42 am

    It's just a stupid rocket. Even buk M2 should be able to deal with it. For s-300V4 it's a training target.

    On the other side if iskander get a range of 700-900km it's EU that will be mad. No one has anything to counter it.
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    Post  George1 on 20/01/20, 08:48 pm

    The next US Army replacement program of Bradley BMP will be reviewed

    As the American media reported on January 16, 2020, the U.S. Army canceled the comparative testing phase of the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle (OMFV) program with a promising new infantry fighting vehicle to replace the M2 Bradley family of infantry fighting vehicles, in connection with the submission of only one offer. As a result, the OMFV program was in limbo, and will be restarted, with the cancellation of its accelerated acquisition plans and the revision by the American army of the requirements for a promising combat platform, as well as the procurement strategy and schedule. There is practically no doubt that the new BMP in any case will not be able to enter the US Army in 2026, as originally planned by the OMFV program.



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    Post  George1 on 16/02/20, 04:49 pm

    The U.S. Army requests the acquisition of 1,018 new PrSM missiles immediately in fiscal year 2021

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    Post  GarryB on 17/02/20, 05:56 am

    The U.S. Army requests the acquisition of 1,018 new PrSM missiles immediately in fiscal year 2021

    Awesome... as I said despite the US tearing up the INF treaty Russia has said its measures will be reciprocal so if there are no missiles that would be bound by the INF treaty deployed in Europe by HATO, then they would not deploy any missiles that violate the INF treaty even though it is now defunct.

    Effectively it means in the far east where the US wants to deploy medium range missiles against China and North Korea the Russians can deploy all sorts of intermediate and medium range missiles there, but the wont in Europe.

    This acquisition of IRBMs frees Russias hands to deploy there anything they like and it is all Americas fault again... even though HATO will blame Russia.

    Of course blame is irrelevant when you don't use it to change the situation on the ground... the facts of the matter is that the US will have a medium range ballistic weapon that TOR could take down let alone BUK or S-350, while the Russians are now free to deploy longer ranged missiles HATO couldn't stop with anything.

    Is America actually taking the piss and seeing how fucking stupid Europeans actually are?

    Doesn't matter I guess... just means Paris and London and Brussels will likely be directly targeted by much smaller cheaper missiles than before so the big ones can focus more on targets much further away... so ultimately it means more ICBM and SLBM warheads for the good old US of A... but remember kids it is all Putins fault for some reason.
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    Post  George1 on 23/02/20, 05:54 pm

    Project of the American ultra-long-range gun SLRC

    The first open image of one of the most original modern American weapons projects - the Strategic Long Range Cannon (SLRC) large-caliber ultra-long-range cannon, developed under the auspices of the US Army, designed to fire high-precision rockets at a distance of more than 1000 miles (nautical).

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    Image of the Strategic Long Range Cannon (SLRC) (c) Linkedin, a promising large-caliber ultra-long-range gun developed under the auspices of the US Army

    It is reported that the SLRC image from the presentation poster of the US Army Research Laboratory (Combat Capabilities Development Command Army Research Laboratory) "leaked" to the Linkedin social network from the US-UK Modernization Demonstration conference held on February 20, 2020 at the Aberdeen training ground (Maryland) Event Two small-scale photos of poor-quality SLRC gun models are also known.

    According to these materials, the SLRC gun is partly structurally similar to the well-known American 280 mm M65 gun designed in the 1950s for firing mainly with nuclear shells at a distance of 36 km (20 serial M65 guns were manufactured, which were in service until 1963) . However, the SLRC has a distinctly different swinging part (caliber unknown). The SLRC active missile apparently has a two-stage jet engine. The calculation of the SLRC installation is eight people. These systems should be combined into batteries of four guns.

    In 2019, it was reported that funding for the program should begin in fiscal 2020 and that a prototype SLRC should be ready in 2023. Based on the prototype test results, a decision will be made on the possibility of further development of the project. It was also reported that the requirement of the US Army is to keep the cost of one shot of this gun in the range of not more than 400-500 thousand dollars.

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    Post  magnumcromagnon on 23/02/20, 09:56 pm

    The TEL/trailer is absolutely laughable and has no strategic mobility whatsoever. Embarassed Razz

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    Post  Isos on 23/02/20, 10:18 pm

    It was also reported that the requirement of the US Army is to keep the cost of one shot of this gun in the range of not more than 400-500 thousand dollars.

    lol1 2-3 shell for the price of a cruise missile. WTF !

    1000 nautical miles is even more funny. They struggle and stoped the electromagnetic naval gun supposed to fire at ecen smaller ranges.
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    Post  JohninMK on 23/02/20, 11:13 pm

    So, unless I'm mistaken, its an IRBM fired from a gun barrel, so legally not an IRBM. Surely a bit behind the times as the US can deploy IRBM?
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    Post  GarryB on 24/02/20, 01:19 pm

    And that is the rub... the whole point of using a gun is to reduce it down to a projectile that contains warhead and guidance... with the propulsion in the propellent charge, but in this case I would suspect the propellent is multi stage and includes a charge to blow the entire round down the barrel and out of the gun and then a two stage rocket propulsion system then accelerates the projectile to high speed and altitude for long range... but for all the complications of making it fit into a barrel they might as well just make a rocket...

    The gun on the LCS was supposed to be a long range accurate and powerful system with cheap ammo, but it turns out they can do complicated and expensive and accurate and stealthy but can't do cheap and simple and affordable and easy to mass produce... which is why I find talk of smart swarms being amusing too.
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    Post  kvs on 05/03/20, 07:45 am

    magnumcromagnon wrote:The TEL/trailer is absolutely laughable and has no strategic mobility whatsoever. Embarassed Razz

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    Nazis and their fetish for super-guns. Remember all the stench about Saddam's super-cannon for which Canadian Gerald Bull was
    assassinated by the Mossad. These clowns think that such garbage is the ultimate in potent remote firepower. In the freaking
    missile age. These moronic guns were designed before missiles made them totally obsolete.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M65_atomic_cannon

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2S7_Pion

    The above are some sort of transitional concepts. Why not just arm a tracked vehicle with dozens of nuclear tipped missiles
    with ranges around 100 km (can use the same nukes as in the shells). This would be a vastly superior weapon since it would not
    be tied to ballistic trajectories and would have a much longer range. Seems like there was a lack of observational capacity to
    target 100 km away so they kept to WWII era specifications. That is no longer true today.

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    Post  GarryB on 05/03/20, 09:33 am

    To be fair I would call useless on 1,000km range guns for all the same reasons super guns in WWII were inefficient for their cost and effectiveness... for all the effect they had it would have been cheaper to just design a four engined bomber able to carry 10 ton shells and use them to drop them on hardened targets instead of building enormous thousand ton train mounted guns with a mere fraction of the range of a four engined bomber that could be used for other roles too...

    The Pion and also Tulip on the other hand are reliable day night all weather capable platforms able to deliver a serious HE payload on target 24/7 without being too expensive or complex...

    In mountain warfare the Tulip and Pion and also the 160mm mortars become exceptional and very capable weapon systems in specific situations.
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    Post  George1 on 14/03/20, 08:47 pm

    The second test of the promising American operational tactical missile PrSM

    Lockheed Martin Corporation reported that on March 10, 2020, at the American missile test site, White Sands (New Mexico) made a second test of its version of the promising tactical missile created in the interests of the US Army under the Precision Strike Missile (PrSM) program. At the same time, a photo of the rocket was first published.

    During the test on March 10, a prototype missile was launched from the M142 launcher of the HIMARS missile system and flew about 180 km to the target area. The test was found to be successful with "achieving all of the test objectives in flawless performance" and "demonstrating high accuracy."

    Recall that Lockheed Martin made the first rocket test of its version of the PrSM rocket also at the White Sands training ground on December 10, 2019, when the rocket flew 240 km.

    The Precision Strike Missile (PrSM) program has been implemented by the U.S. Army since March 2017, assuming the creation of a new generation of high-precision tactical missiles with an official initially declared range of 60 to 499 km to replace the existing Lockheed Martin MGM-140 ATACMS family of American tactical missiles. Like ATACMS, a PrSM rocket should be launched from standard launchers of the American M270A1 MLRS and M142 HIMARS missile systems, but, unlike ATACMS, four PrSM missiles (instead of two ATACMS) should be placed on the M270A1 MLRS launcher, and on the M142 HIMARS launcher - two PrSM missiles (instead of one ATACMS).



    Although the maximum range of 499 km was initially officially announced for the PrSM rocket, in fact, the development was initially carried out taking into account the US expected withdrawal from the INF Treaty, and it is currently stated that the actual range of the rocket will be at least 550 km, and for a number of sources, it is possible to achieve the range 700-750 km (that is, the PrSM missile is a "shorter" range missile in terms of the INF Treaty).

    The creation of PrSM is conducted on a competitive basis by Lockheed Martin and Raytheon corporations on the basis of contracts worth about $ 116 million each, issued by the U.S. Army in June 2017. Initially, flight tests of missiles of both competitors were planned to begin in July 2019, but they were postponed due to the delay in the creation of a number of systems by subcontractors. Although it was then expected that Raytheon would begin flight testing of its DeepStrike rocket created under this program earlier than Lockheed Martin, the latter eventually began testing its first rocket.

    Raytheon has repeatedly postponed the start of DeepStrike missile tests, which as a result have not yet been launched, contrary to contractual terms. In this regard, in early March 2020 there were reports that the US Army was considering the feasibility of further participation of Raytheon in the PrSM program.

    The U.S. Army previously intended to make a sample choice for the program by the end of 2020 and begin mass production of the selected PrSM sample as early as 2023 (the initial plans were for 2027) with the achievement of initial combat readiness (IOC) in 2025, and also to begin in 2025 obtaining modified missile variants with the possibility of hitting moving sea targets and ground defense systems.

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    Post  GarryB on 15/03/20, 09:34 am

    Excellent... so these are the dates when Iskander can be modified to reach much greater ranges... and new IRBMs developed...
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    Post  George1 on 25/03/20, 09:52 pm

    US Army excludes Raytheon from PrSM promising missile program

    As Jane's Missiles & Rockets magazine reported in Ashley Roque's US Army removes Raytheon from PrSM competition, leaving only Lockheed Martin, the U.S. Army further decided on March 20, 2020 not to provide funds to Raytheon Corporation to develop its version of a promising tactical missile under the Precision Strike Missile (PrSM) program, and thus Raytheon is effectively excluded from the PrSM program. This is due to Raytheon's inability to begin flight tests of its PrSM missile variant on time. Thus, Lockheed Martin remains the sole PrSM member.

    The Precision Strike Missile (PrSM) program has been implemented by the U.S. Army since March 2017, assuming the creation of a new generation of high-precision tactical missiles with an official initially declared range of 60 to 499 km to replace the existing Lockheed Martin MGM-140 ATACMS family of American tactical missiles. Like ATACMS, a PrSM rocket should be launched from standard launchers of American missile systems M270A1 MLRS and M142 HIMARS, but, unlike ATACMS, four PrSM missiles (instead of two ATACMS) should be placed on the M270A1 MLRS launcher, and on the M142 HIMARS launcher - two PrSM missiles (instead of one ATACMS).

    Although the maximum range of 499 km was initially officially announced for the PrSM rocket, in fact, the development was initially carried out taking into account the US expected withdrawal from the INF Treaty, and it is currently stated that the actual range of the rocket will be at least 550 km, and for a number of sources, it is possible to achieve the range 700-750 km (that is, the PrSM missile is a "shorter" range missile in terms of the INF Treaty).

    The creation of PrSM was conducted on a competitive basis by Lockheed Martin and Raytheon corporations on the basis of contracts worth about $ 116 million each, issued by the U.S. Army in June 2017. Initially, flight tests of the missiles of both competitors were planned to begin in July 2019, but they were postponed due to the delay in the creation of a number of systems by subcontractors.

    Lockheed Martin finally began testing its first rocket, having made the first test launch of its version of the PrSM rocket at the White Sands (New Mexico) rocket range on December 10, 2019, the rocket flew 240 km in the first test. The second flight test of its version of the PrSM rocket at the White Sands missile range was carried out by Lockheed Martin on March 10, 2020 at a range of about 180 km. In both cases, the launch was made from the M142 launcher of the HIMARS missile system. The third flight test of the PrSM rocket is scheduled for Lockheed Martin in early May.

    Raytheon, as part of the PrSM program, led the development of the rocket under the designation DeepStrike. Although it was originally supposed that Raytheon would begin testing its missiles earlier than Lockheed Martin, this did not happen. Raytheon has repeatedly postponed the start of the DeepStrike missile test, which as a result has still not been launched, contrary to contract terms (the last announced deadline was the first quarter of 2020). Raytheon called "technical problems" as a reason. This has forced the U.S. Army to now decide that Raytheon’s continued participation in the PrSM program is inappropriate.

    The U.S. Army previously intended to make a PrSM sample choice by the end of 2020 and begin mass production of the selected PrSM sample as early as 2023 (initial plans for 2027) with initial operational readiness (IOC) in 2025, as well as in 2025 start receiving modified versions of the missile with the possibility of hitting moving sea targets and ground-based air defense systems.

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    Post  George1 on 12/04/20, 04:25 pm

    U.S. Army restarts OMFV promising infantry fighting vehicle program

    According to the Breaking Defense web resource in Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. with the distinctive headline "OMFV: Army Revamps Bradley Replacement For Russian Front" (April 9, 2020, the US Army published a document (here) with a preliminary new request for proposals for the program of promising infantry fighting vehicle Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle (OMFV) to replace the current fleet of American M2 Bradley BMPs, meaning a complete restart of the OMFV program with significantly changed vehicle requirements. The document emphasizes that “No requirements from the first request for proposals remain in force. This is a new request for proposals. ”

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    Post  GarryB on 13/04/20, 06:38 am

    Nothing from the first requests remain in force, this is a new request for proposals... in other words the old programme was totally shit and would not work now, so all of our demands before can be ignored and we are now asking the people who make shit to come up with new ideas because we are out of ideas...


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    Post  George1 on 02/05/20, 02:04 am

    XM1113 155-mm active-missile projectile fired in USA


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    On April 28, 2020, a test firing of an experimental model of the American 155-mm long-range self-propelled howitzer with an XM907 swinging part with a 58-caliber barrel with the latest 155-mm XM1113 missile developed by General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems took place at the test site of the US Army of Huma in Arizona a division of General Dynamics Corporation.


    Successfully hit a target at a distance of 62 kilometers. The XM1113 guided active-rocket shell is a 155 mm caliber ammunition with a high-explosive fragmentation warhead and its own solid-fuel engine. Management and guidance is carried out through an inertial and satellite navigation system, as well as using aerodynamic rudders. The projectile can be used both by promising guns and by existing self-propelled guns of the M109 family.



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    Post  ahmedfire on 02/05/20, 04:57 pm

    So that engine delivers about three times the amount of thrust when compared to the legacy M549A1 , seems good .
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    Post  George1 on 02/05/20, 08:49 pm

    A new test of the American promising tactical missile PrSM


    Lockheed Martin Corporation reported that on April 30, 2020, at the American missile range, White Sands (New Mexico) performed the third test of the Precision Strike Missile (PrSM) promising operational tactical missile being created in the interests of the US Army. In this case, the test was illustrated by photo and video materials of the first test of the PrSM rocket, carried out on December 10, 2019.

    The test on April 30 was a short-range launch - a prototype rocket was launched from the M142 launcher of the HIMARS missile system and flew about 85 km to the target area, successfully hitting the target with the real warhead installed on the rocket. “Today's PrSM, a very stressful short-range shot, is the third successful flight test that has proven the effectiveness, survivability and reliability of a basic tactical missile,” said a Lockheed Martin spokeswoman.

    Recall that earlier Lockheed Martin made the first two tests of its version of the PrSM rocket at the White Sands range - on December 10, 2019 (the missile flew 240 km) and on March 10, 2020 (at a distance of about 180 km). Both first launches were also made from the M142 launcher and were considered completely successful. After that, Lockheed Martin in March 2020 received a US Army contract for the further full-scale development of the PrSM rocket as the sole general contractor for the program.

    The Precision Strike Missile (PrSM) program has been implemented by the U.S. Army since March 2017, assuming the creation of a new generation of high-precision tactical missiles with an official initially declared range of 60 to 499 km to replace the existing Lockheed Martin MGM-140 ATACMS family of American tactical missiles. Like ATACMS, a PrSM rocket should be launched from standard launchers of the American M270A1 MLRS and M142 HIMARS missile systems, but, unlike ATACMS, four PrSM missiles (instead of two ATACMS) should be placed on the M270A1 MLRS launcher, and on the M142 HIMARS launcher - two PrSM missiles (instead of one ATACMS).

    Although the maximum range of 499 km was initially officially announced for the PrSM rocket, in fact, the development was initially carried out taking into account the US expected withdrawal from the INF Treaty, and it is currently stated that the actual range of the rocket will be at least 550 km, and for a number of sources, it is possible to achieve the range 700-750 km (that is, the PrSM missile is a "shorter" range missile in terms of the INF Treaty).

    The creation of PrSM was conducted on a competitive basis by Lockheed Martin and Raytheon corporations on the basis of contracts worth about $ 116 million each, issued by the U.S. Army in June 2017. Initially, flight tests of missiles of both competitors were planned to begin in July 2019, but were delayed due to the delay in the creation of a number of systems by subcontractors.

    Lockheed Martin eventually began testing its first rocket, making the first test launch of its PrSM variant on December 10, 2019. Raytheon, as part of the PrSM program, led the development of the rocket under the designation DeepStrike, however, it repeatedly postponed the start of its tests, which as a result have still not been launched, contrary to the contract terms (the last announced deadline was the first quarter of 2020). Raytheon called "technical problems" as a reason. This forced the U.S. Army in March 2020 to decide on the inappropriate use of Raytheon in the PrSM program, leaving Lockheed Martin the sole general contractor for the program.

    The U.S. Army now expects to begin mass production of the selected PrSM model as early as 2023 with the achievement of initial combat readiness (IOC) in 2025, and also in 2025 to begin receiving modified versions of the missile with the possibility of hitting moving sea targets and ground defense systems.



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    Post  magnumcromagnon on 03/05/20, 06:20 am

    ahmedfire wrote:So that engine delivers about three times the amount of thrust when compared to the legacy M549A1 , seems good .

    Not really. This is like their 4th or 5th attempt at creating something similar to this (the other's were obviously canceled). It was clearly a knee-jerk reaction to Koalitsiya-SV. Their claims constantly change on whats the actually max range, which I find highly amusing. It went from +70km (obvious dick-measuring), to recently claiming greater than 100km range. This recent test only managed to hit a target (62km) approximately 50-60% of it's claim of hitting targets significantly greater than 100km. They said 62 miles, they actually meant 62km! Embarassed Razz

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M1299


    ....They'll eventually get an autoloader. lol1 +60 year old technology and it won't be mastered until the 2020's and probably not mass produced until the 2030's. They haven't even developed autoloaders, but trust them Wink  they can consistently hit targets well beyond 100km with mostly conventional artillery technology.Embarassed Razz

    BTW, despite claims from know-nothings, Koalitsiya-SV is capable of hitting targets at 70km because of it's microwave ignition system for it's propellant, which is significantly more efficient and safer than standard ignition. Microwave ignition could probably make T-14's an order of magnitude (fire power and safety wise) more capable MBT.

    The shells that are used are off the shelf, mass produced and in ammo stockpiles, legacy 152mm shells which cost less than $2,000 USD a piece. They are absolutely not extended range shells, the shells are legacy but the the propellant and the ignition system are the new additions. Which explains why Ru MOD will introduce a 170km extended-range shell by the mid-2020's.

    https://www.russiadefence.net/t1734p375-2s35-koalitsiya-sv-152mm#266110

    Meanwhile this new XYZ shell from Uncle Sham will probably cost as much as a brand new Rolls Royce Phantom at $300,000 USD a piece.
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    Post  George1 Yesterday at 12:28 pm

    Delivered the 2500th Apache helicopter


    On June 30, 2020, Boeing Corporation announced that it delivered the 2500th Apache AN-64 combat helicopter family. They became the AN-64E Apache Guardian helicopter, transferred to the U.S. Army Aviation. Apache helicopters are being manufactured at a plant in Mesa, Arizona.

    The first production Apache AN-64A helicopter was pumped out of a production line in Mesa on September 30, 1983 and was transferred to the U.S. Army in January 1984. To date, Apache helicopters, in addition to the United States, are in service with another 15 states, and were recently ordered by Morocco. In total, 937 AN-64A modification helicopters were produced before 1997, more than 1000 AN-64D helicopters from 1997 to 2013, and more than 500 AN-64E from 2011.

    The Apache helicopter was originally designed and put into production by Hughes Helicopters, which won the U.S. Army Advanced Attack Helicopter (AAH) competition with its Hughes Model 77 in 1976. The first flight of the first prototype of the YAH-64A helicopter took place on September 30, 1975. In January 1984, Hughes Helicopters was acquired by McDonnell Douglas, which in turn was acquired by Boeing in 1997.


    UPD clarification: It should be clarified that the actual number of Apache helicopters built is lower than the declared Boeing 2500 units, since Boeing also counts the ongoing upgrades of already built aircraft (AN-64A in AH-64D and AH-64D in AN-64E). According to the well-known data, about 400 were made of completely new AN-64D helicopters (including at least 138 for the U.S. Army, at least 166 for export, and 80 licensed production in the UK and Japan), and up to 300 were built with completely new AN-64E ( including 72 for the US Army). Thus, the total number of actually built Apache family helicopters can be estimated at about 1,650 units.

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