CGS:upgrading challenger and warrior.

Boot lastics..... not issued but a good idea.
 
Looks like it’s Challenger III and Warrior 0 then.
Hopefully we won’t see how credible an armoured force with no IFVs is.
 

riksavage

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What are they going to do will the new contracted CT40 turrets destined for WCSP? One would think they could be retrofitted to a Boxer module, or is that too blindingly obvious?
 

rampant

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What are they going to do will the new contracted CT40 turrets destined for WCSP? One would think they could be retrofitted to a Boxer module, or is that too blindingly obvious?

It's a choice between either IFV module for Boxer or 270 full life spares for Ajax
 
What are they going to do will the new contracted CT40 turrets destined for WCSP? One would think they could be retrofitted to a Boxer module, or is that too blindingly obvious?
Wont be quite as easy as that - but it could be done

Equally someone could be having a tiffy gun moment*
cue 2025/7 and perhaps a realistic shot of money in the pot. Look we really need an IFV Boxers to big why dont we tack on a few hundred Ajax** Hulls fitted with this turret design weve paid for and got all certified.




* Embellished a tad perhaps
RAF agree to save money by not buying gun -
BAE point out weight balance issues
HMG OK concrete block in place -
RAF but that mod costs at least as much as the gun and adds delay
HMG OK buy the Gun - but not activated
Look weve got this gun we may as well use it

**Not Ajax whatever the Sparten replacements called
 
On a side bar. Has anyone else noticed the successes of the US Army's Extended Range Cannon project ?

70km hit in tests last December and an prototype autoloader was successfully tested this month


Wonder if anyone in Main has considered investing in this or are there not enough OBEs available by buying into an existing project?
 

PhotEx

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What are they going to do will the new contracted CT40 turrets destined for WCSP? One would think they could be retrofitted to a Boxer module, or is that too blindingly obvious?


Hopefully cancel them before a £Billion is wasted trying to get a turret not designed for Boxer to fit Boxer.
 
On a side bar. Has anyone else noticed the successes of the US Army's Extended Range Cannon project ?

70km hit in tests last December and an prototype autoloader was successfully tested this month


Wonder if anyone in Main has considered investing in this or are there not enough OBEs available by buying into an existing project?

This is the key problem with Army culture; we have to stop people (mainly Regular DE officers) gaming the system to get ahead, of which I have seen some truly egregious examples.
 
What are they going to do will the new contracted CT40 turrets destined for WCSP? One would think they could be retrofitted to a Boxer module, or is that too blindingly obvious?
Nothing because there aren’t any*. The upgrade for Warrior which isn’t happening including building the turrets.

You would probably be able to use the design on Boxer, since LM did put one on a Patria AMV, and a slightly different one on a Boxer, but there aren’t a couple of hundred turrets just lying around

* bar the 6-12 prototypes that got made for the mostly completed trials
 

ZW Clanger

Old-Salt
Sorry late to the party - so Warrior goes and is replaced entirely by Boxer?
CR2 numbers reduced and some upgrades made so they become CR3’s.
Battle group therefore to comprise of CR3’s, Ajax (both tracked) and wheeled Boxer?
Is Boxer capable of keeping up with the other two over challenging terrain????
 
Bit more on the Warrior now talking about it is allowed:

It’s a thread, you’ll need to follow the link to see all of it.
 

riksavage

Old-Salt
£400 Million here, £1 Billion there.....
Buys a mountain of Powerpoints and shiney OJARS though
How did LM win over BAE? That has to be the subject of an investigation. Just look at what's been achieved with CV90. All that proprietary research conducted by the Swedes was there for the taking. Were BAE hated that much that the blindingly obvious choice was ignored out of a sudden attack of ‘twisted bitterness’ syndrome? Punishment for failure in MOD\Army procurement = promotion and an MBE.
 
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