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In Jane's this week

US Congress votes to cut funding for LOSAT
The US Congress has voted to reduce funding for the Lockheed Martin Line-of-Sight Anti-Tank (LOSAT) weapon system in an attempt to terminate the US Army programme.
http://www.army-technology.com/projects/losat/

US Army to buy more 105mm howitzers
The US Army is planning to reintroduce production of the M119A1 105mm towed howitzer, the US variant of the BAE Systems RO Defence 105mm Light Gun, to meet a shortfall of 105mm artillery that will result from the army's reorganisation, service officials said.

Leopard 2: adapting Germany's hardy perennial to new climes
Adopted by 11 armed forces, Germany's Leopard 2 tank can justifiably be claimed to have been the export success of its generation, writes Rupert Pengelley

Springfield's Operator aims to revive a classic handgun design and caliber
By all logic and reason, the M1911 pistol should have been retired from service and relegated to curio status long ago. The M1911's contemporaries, such as the Luger, Mauser M1896, TT33 Tokarev and Walther P38, have all gone out of production or are no longer in military use.
 

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Insys to build MLRS RRV
The UK Defence Logistics Organisation (DLO) has awarded Insys a Pds2.4 million ($4.3 million) contract for the design, development and manufacture of a repair and recovery vehicle (RRV) to support the Multiple Launch Rocket Systems (MLRS) currently in service with the British Army's Royal Artillery.

Remote command drives Ranger
A remotely-piloted land vehicle system with applications for target towing, MOUT (military operations in urban terrain) training, battlefield logistics and operations in hazardous environments is the subject of a developmental program being carried out by Meggitt Defence Systems. Designated Ranger, the vehicle component of the system is a modified Range Rover. However, the modular system can be fitted to any type of vehicle.

The relief of Kathmandu
NEPAL'S Maoist rebels have temporarily suspended a crippling economic blockade of Kathmandu, the capital, saying the move was in response to popular appeals. Kathmandu had only a few weeks of fuel and food grains left as the blockade choked off supplies. Vegetable prices had quadrupled with only limited supplies arriving. Some petrol stations had run dry. An analyst in Kathmandu said: "The Maoists claim to be fighting for the impoverished and it was the impoverished that were suffering the most."
 

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IMI unveils tank stun munition
Israel Military Industries (IMI) has developed a non-lethal main battle tank (MBT) munition for the Israel Defence Force (IDF) that focuses a loud deterrent sound effect on potential enemies.
 

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UK scores 6-for-6 with Hellfire
The British Army Air Corps scored six hits in six launches during its first live-fire tests of the Lockheed Martin AGM-114K Hellfire missiles from the Westland Apache AH-64 Mk1. The firings took place during a recent live-fire training exercise at the British Army Training Unit - Suffield (BATUS) in Alberta

*Active countermeasure defeats RPG rounds
A Close-In Counter Measure (CICM) active protection system developed by United Defense Industries successfully intercepted and destroyed incoming Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPGs) during end-to-end testing at the US Army's Redstone Technical Test Center at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama. The system detected and tracked incoming RPG rounds, launched its countermeasures and defeated

THEL downs a mortar salvo
The US Army's Northrop Grumman Tactical High Energy Laser (THEL) testbed shot down multiple mortar rounds during trials conducted at the White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico on 24 August 2004. In tests representative of actual mortar threat scenarios, the THEL system testbed destroyed both single mortar rounds and mortar ..
 

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Day/night designator for Krasnopol
Russia's KBP Instrument Design Bureau has developed an automated fire-control system for use with the latest generation 155mm version of the Krasnopol laser-guided artillery projectile.

Iraqi rocket motors found in Jordan and the Netherlands
The United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC) intends to observe the destruction of Iraqi missile engines that have been found in Jordan and the Netherlands, together with other tagged and dual-use equipment that the organisation had been monitoring in Iraq prior to the withdrawal of inspectors on 18 March 2003. This hardware had been exported from Iraq as scrap material.
 

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UK adopts bar armour for operations in Iraq

Threat posed by the RPG-7 anti-tank grenade launchers of the Iraqi insurgents has led the British Army to fit several of its armoured vehicles with bar armour. This add-on armour is similar in principle to the US slat armour and its adoption for British vehicles was revealed by Lieutenant Colonel A Roxburgh of the Directorate of Equipment Capability, Ground Manoeuvre, DEC(GM), of the UK Ministry of Defence at a recent Combat Vehicle Survivability Symposium held at the Royal Military College of Science.
 
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UK adopts bar armour for operations in Iraq

Threat posed by the RPG-7 anti-tank grenade launchers of the Iraqi insurgents has led the British Army to fit several of its armoured vehicles with bar armour. This add-on armour is similar in principle to the US slat armour and its adoption for British vehicles was revealed by Lieutenant Colonel A Roxburgh of the Directorate of Equipment Capability, Ground Manoeuvre, DEC(GM), of the UK Ministry of Defence at a recent Combat Vehicle Survivability Symposium held at the Royal Military College of Science.
Surely it's adoption was revealed by all those pics of Warrior in the press with a venetian blind stuck on the side ?
 

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I did wonderif the wire cages on the side of the warrior were it... I also wondered if some bloke in REME had knocked up a quick halfdozen, and then, as I wondered aimlessly, completely devoid of any intention to do any work, if anyone had considered the Cav in their CVRTs?
 

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GENERAL SIR MICHAEL JACKSON - CHIEF OF THE GENERAL STAFF, BRITISH ARMY
Embracing an effects-based approach to combat operations, British Army planners have embarked on a fundamental rethink of how the army should be structured. Elemental to this is the Future Army Structure (FAS) initiative, which aims to rebalance the army to better suit the emerging pattern of small- and medium-scale expeditionary commitments it faces.
 
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Mr Happy said:
I did wonderif the wire cages on the side of the warrior were it... I also wondered if some bloke in REME had knocked up a quick halfdozen, and then, as I wondered aimlessly, completely devoid of any intention to do any work, if anyone had considered the Cav in their CVRTs?
Yes, they have.
 

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