CGS:upgrading challenger and warrior.

I think it might have something to do with the terrain. Korea isn't tank friendly, but it does allow more places to hide an attack helicopter, plus the gunship has vastly more mobility.
I served with an armored cavalry squadron in the Munsan Corridor and that area is definitely not tank friendly - very rugged with too many choke points.
 
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Thought this stuff had dead-ended, apparently not.
Metal foam stops bullets without cracking
I'm a bit confused as to whether it still needs a composite back plate.
I suspect it may intended to be one part of a multi-layer system. Even more likely though, the researcher may be just focused on making a stronger metal foam and hasn't really gone on to actually making it into a fully developed armour system.
 
The armor itself is just an inch thick, and it’s made of boron carbide ceramics as the strike face, a composite metal foam as an energy-absorbing middle later, and either a strong aluminum 7075 or Kevlar panels backing it up.
Millimeters-Thick Metal Foam Armor Obliterates Incoming Bullets
"Boron Carbide" you say..........sounds like Chobham
Sounds like a pretty standard ceramic faced armour - B4C has been around for years.

The metal foam is reasonably new - but I’m a little cynical as to how much real benefit it adds to the overall efficiency of an armour system.


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So ' Strong Europe Tank Challenge ' is in full swing with the UK making it's first showing this year.

Generally what are the benefits associated with competitions like this and what do the Army have to gain on signing off on this knowing CR2's limitations ?

Sweden - whose first year it is too - currently leading the way.

In many ways....






 
So ' Strong Europe Tank Challenge ' is in full swing with the UK making it's first showing this year.

Generally what are the benefits associated with competitions like this and what do the Army have to gain on signing off on this knowing CR2's limitations ?

Sweden - whose first year it is too - currently leading the way.

In many ways....






Can't wait for the fan boys to be out saying the Leo2 is the best tank in the world.
 
Can't wait for the fan boys to be out saying the Leo2 is the best tank in the world.
Welllll.......Since a Leo 2 equipped team scored 412 points on the offensive ops stage and a CR2 equipped team scored 122 points less you do have to ask yourself what's going wrong.

Of Course it's utterly possible that the updated scoreboard show something different when all teams have completed the Offensive Ops stage
 
So ' Strong Europe Tank Challenge ' is in full swing with the UK making it's first showing this year.

Generally what are the benefits associated with competitions like this and what do the Army have to gain on signing off on this knowing CR2's limitations ?

Sweden - whose first year it is too - currently leading the way.

In many ways....



So our near peers are in fact Austria, Germany and the Ukraine. Well at least Germany is in there...
 
Welllll.......Since a Leo 2 equipped team scored 412 points on the offensive ops stage and a CR2 equipped team scored 122 points less you do have to ask yourself what's going wrong.

Of Course it's utterly possible that the updated scoreboard show something different when all teams have completed the Offensive Ops stage
I wonder if its like all the other tank challenges. The other nations spend a year or so training on the challenge course, we just grab a random squadron off the shelf and say "have fun!"

That said the American team seem to have had a bit of fun:
 

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