I believe the RHA operated the FV438s in divisional ATk btys, before they were disbanded and handed over to RAC Armd Regts as GW Troops for a short time.Wasn't Swingfire operated by the RA?
Mind you infantry (especially dismounted) are pretty far down the priority list when it comes to unmasking and committing some of these assets. Just bypass and isolate and then chuck them a rugby ball, a few kegs and a WiFi connection and they will keep themselves content till things are over.
It sounds like the NEMO will be going on the LAV III platform. Once the integration is done and shown to be working, I won't be surprised if there are more buyers for it by other users of the LAV III platform as well.US Army going for NEMO
It's a legacy thing, kicked the ball rolling?Cluster munitions ban 2007
Diana death 1997
Whilst im in agreement with you on her interference and the mine ban - im not sure shes culpable here
Agreed - " RA ? Here for the Boxer 120mm Nemo job ?Personally, I would give it to the RA and train the field regiments to operate both Archer and the 120mm mortar. There isn't going to be enough Archer to go around, so you might as well reinforce the field regiments with heavy mortars.
And what has it achieved.It's a legacy thing, kicked the ball rolling?
The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund today calls on British and US governments to stop using cluster bombs in Afghanistan because of the threat of unexploded devices and the danger they pose to civilians after the war.www.theguardian.com
Campaigners are working with Princess Diana's memorial charity to press for a ban on equally devastating weapons, writes Sara Gaines.www.theguardian.com
Agreed, look at how many non state actors are liberal in their use of such methods.And what has it achieved.
The problem with the use of mines and so on was when they weren't used in accordance with international treaty - as we found in the Falklands.
We adhered to the rules. Many of those still using them don't and never did.
In my mind, probably the final word on this belongs to a US officer who read an interview with back at the time when a proposed ban was still headline news: "Yes, I have a duty to adhere to international law. But I also have a duty to protect the men under me."
One of the very first hybrid conversions was an investigation funded by DARPA, back in the mid-90s. They replaced the six-litre engine (and three-speed automatic gearbox) in a HMMWV with a pile of batteries, a motor in each wheel, and the 1.9L turbo-diesel unit out of the VW Golf. I don't think they lost that much in the way of payload.Mind you it looks like we're about to do the same with vehicle fleets - go all green/sustainable and battery driven, whilst our adversaries maintain their diesel powered "bad" vehicle super fleets in excessive numbers.