FRES 2: The Revenge aka MIV

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Well 40CTA means longer range and commonality (and therefore should be delivered quicker and cheaper)
Yeah GD have kinda screwed up there, havi g issues with the feed and not reaching the reliability standards of the Warrior Demonstrator
 

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So, within what can be said publicly, where is AJAX at?
Still ongoing testing and trials before acceptance. Not sure if the French are having the same integration issues, but am trying to find out.
 

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Could it be made to fit the Scimitar turret, or would the turret require a major rework. I'm still at a loss to how the AJAX could be seen as a replacement for CVR(T)?
New Turret definately, but the hull is sturdy enough to deal with it, its a suprisingly compact gun, remember Scorpion has been fitted with 76mm and 90mm Cockerell Gun
 

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Still ongoing testing and trials before acceptance. Not sure if the French are having the same integration issues, but am trying to find out.
This will cheer you all up
Lockheed Martin problems with CTA40 are not occurring on the Nexter turret systems, main reason is the ammunition feeder was fully developed between BAE Systems and Nexter. The mistake was GD selecting LM as there turret provider without an evidence based competition
 
That would be the MOD way wouldn't it? Rather than procuring one of the many proven drop in MOTS 25-30mm+ RWS systems available, they would develop a bespoke one for the RARDEN at 5-10X the cost.
...ah, but: new ammunition versus existing; new support chain versus existing; new training package versus existing.

Ever get the feeling that some of this stuff is a little cut-and-paste? :-D
 
Last time I banged away with a RARDEN was in 1979, leaving the problem of winding up the elastic to one side. I always felt it was a brilliant piece of Ordnance, as long as it zeroed in correctly accurate as fcuk.
So why was the cocking system never improved?
 
All true .... but it will be in service with Warrior and Ajax
More importantly will it be in service with the Irish Army?

If not why not?

You depend on the UK to provide Air defence, QRA etc. By proxy you are protected by our CASD, all this for free, yet your PM acts like we are the bad guys.

Let’s be honest and open about capabilities?

What does the republic is Southern Ireland bring to the table?
 
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