AJAX - the ‘NOT the CR2 upgrade’ thread

Majorpain

War Hero
One might look at the considerable, recent effort to get that over-run reduced and the individual(s) responsible...

That's an issue here. There's a lot of blame being directed at people currently on projects, not recognising the steaming piles that they inherited upon appointment.
SRO's with minimal experience of procurement or engineering are expected to fix problems caused by previous SRO's with minimal experience of procurement or engineering.
 

Cold_Collation

LE
Book Reviewer
Even with 3 round clips and no stabilisation?
???

The upgrade adds a 40mm CTA gun and stabilisation.

Although, even without, see @Cynical's comments on the utility/practicality of anything more than a 7.62mm/.50cal as armament for an MICV. Namer originally only had an MG, and the Israelis are hardly shy of festooning vehicles with weapons a-plenty.
 
One might look at the considerable, recent effort to get that over-run reduced and the individual(s) responsible...
They can't reduce the overrun, merely bring it to a conclusion, you can't buy back seven years in the past.

No the people recently moved on to the project to rescue it should not be blamed, but the whole institution should be for creating the mess in the first place.

Rather than being sensitive people need to take a deep breath and consider that in the LAND environment this country is defenceless., incapable of mounting any operation above a Battlegroup and the army would be annihilated if put into the field against a sub peer foe.

Yup those people have earned a pat on the back, but it a small piece in a very big problem
 

Bubbles_Barker

LE
Book Reviewer
This from a recent report by NAO into major digital change programmes could be applied to almost any major equipment programme in the Land environment right now:

"When large digital business change programmes run into difficulty, the technology solution is often cast as the primary reason for failure. There is rarely a single, isolated reason which causes critical programmes to fail. Many of these programmes face intrinsic business challenges as well as technical challenges. Our findings point to a range of problems, including: shifting business requirements; over-optimism; supplier performance; and lack of capability at the senior and operational level. Only a small proportion of permanent secretaries and other senior officials have first-hand experience of digital business change and as a result many lack sufficient understanding of the business, technical and delivery risks for which they are responsible. This means that many of the problems stem from the inability of senior decision-makers to engage effectively with the difficult decisions required to implement technology-enabled business change."

The Challenge in Implementing Digital Change (Cross Government) NAO, Jul 21
 
Rather than being sensitive people need to take a deep breath and consider that in the LAND environment this country is defenceless., incapable of mounting any operation above a Battlegroup and the army would be annihilated if put into the field against a sub peer foe.

And it's irritating we don't need to be in this situation. Or rather, we can get out of this situation, and build something better where the old rules of numbers no longer apply, but to fully realise our potential it'll take 20 years of concentrated spending. Which is never going to happen.
 
I would prefer the Ferret . There's still quite a few around in reasonable nick .
Ferret was originally called a Fieldmouse, and I've got a sketch of a next gen Ferret. No clue where I got it though.

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Oi, you cav lot put that back in your boxers! No one wants to see that.
 

Bubbles_Barker

LE
Book Reviewer
Ferret was originally called a Fieldmouse, and I've got a sketch of a next gen Ferret. No clue where I got it though.

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Oi, you cav lot put that back in your boxers! No one wants to see that.
Alvis by the look of things:

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The upgrade adds a 40mm CTA gun and stabilisation.

Although, even without, see @Cynical's comments on the utility/practicality of anything more than a 7.62mm/.50cal as armament for an MICV. Namer originally only had an MG, and the Israelis are hardly shy of festooning vehicles with weapons a-plenty.
What upgrade?

It has been cancelled!
 
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