New plate carrier for Royals

Greenfly

On ROPS
On ROPs
Like Poole, RM are now on the CMAS. It is a new, configurable load-carriage system designed from the ground-up. It can be set up in multiple configurations to suit user requirements and roles.

Utilising these components, the system can be easily configured by the user to optimise for the environment and levels of ballistic protection required. The CMAS achieves this with minimal component parts for reduced complexity and true versatility in the field. It’s dead light, great chest rig and easy to crawl about with. Will post pictures soon.
 
Plus a 117.68% improvement in operational capability.
 

Dr Death

War Hero
Like Poole, RM are now on the CMAS. It is a new, configurable load-carriage system designed from the ground-up. It can be set up in multiple configurations to suit user requirements and roles.

Utilising these components, the system can be easily configured by the user to optimise for the environment and levels of ballistic protection required. The CMAS achieves this with minimal component parts for reduced complexity and true versatility in the field. It’s dead light, great chest rig and easy to crawl about with. Will post pictures soon.
If you fall of the boat, will it float?
 

Greenfly

On ROPS
On ROPs
Ops Core helmets have began rolling out to 42 Cdo.
The RM could also be looking at moving away from conventional infantry orbats, toward mirroring how US SOF structure their teams. This could mean moving from full scale troops down to much smaller specialist Commando teams. This could lead to the RM perhaps taking on some of the burden from UKSF. The best way to describe this would be to compare it to the US Tier system. Tier 1 being SEAL Team 6 (DEVGRU) and Delta Force (CAG). Tier 2 being the other SEAL Teams, MARSOC and Green Berets. Comparing that to ourselves Tier 1 being current UKSF, Tier 2 could be FCF’s Littoral Strike groups. In essence, some jobs you need a sledge hammer, some jobs you need a scalpel, we are the Commando dagger in between.  Vomit!!
 
Ops Core helmets have began rolling out to 42 Cdo.
The RM could also be looking at moving away from conventional infantry orbats, toward mirroring how US SOF structure their teams. This could mean moving from full scale troops down to much smaller specialist Commando teams. This could lead to the RM perhaps taking on some of the burden from UKSF. The best way to describe this would be to compare it to the US Tier system. Tier 1 being SEAL Team 6 (DEVGRU) and Delta Force (CAG). Tier 2 being the other SEAL Teams, MARSOC and Green Berets. Comparing that to ourselves Tier 1 being current UKSF and RAF Reg ('The Reg'), Tier 2 could be FCF’s Littoral Strike groups. In essence, some jobs you need a sledge hammer, some jobs you need a scalpel, we are the Commando dagger in between.  Vomit!!
My bold.
 

itchy300

Old-Salt
So take 3 commando brigade out of the orbat for actual operations (Herrick/telic style) More of a raf reg for the navy?

I see what they're trying to do and I think army light role battalions could learn a lot but they're specialising and fragmenting to the point where they're becoming an expendable nicety, maybe that's the plan?

And ref. Body armour, no commander will authorise/be authorised for anything other than full front/back/sides
 
Ops Core helmets have began rolling out to 42 Cdo.
The RM could also be looking at moving away from conventional infantry orbats, toward mirroring how US SOF structure their teams. This could mean moving from full scale troops down to much smaller specialist Commando teams. This could lead to the RM perhaps taking on some of the burden from UKSF. The best way to describe this would be to compare it to the US Tier system. Tier 1 being SEAL Team 6 (DEVGRU) and Delta Force (CAG). Tier 2 being the other SEAL Teams, MARSOC and Green Berets. Comparing that to ourselves Tier 1 being current UKSF, Tier 2 could be FCF’s Littoral Strike groups. In essence, some jobs you need a sledge hammer, some jobs you need a scalpel, we are the Commando dagger in between.  Vomit!!
I hope this comes true.

The likelihood - near to nil. The political risk is just too high.
 
Like Poole, RM are now on the CMAS. It is a new, configurable load-carriage system designed from the ground-up. It can be set up in multiple configurations to suit user requirements and roles.

Utilising these components, the system can be easily configured by the user to optimise for the environment and levels of ballistic protection required. The CMAS achieves this with minimal component parts for reduced complexity and true versatility in the field. It’s dead light, great chest rig and easy to crawl about with. Will post pictures soon.
Are you a salesman for the manufacturer/eBay reseller?
 
So take 3 commando brigade out of the orbat for actual operations (Herrick/telic style) More of a raf reg for the navy?

I see what they're trying to do and I think army light role battalions could learn a lot but they're specialising and fragmenting to the point where they're becoming an expendable nicety, maybe that's the plan?

And ref. Body armour, no commander will authorise/be authorised for anything other than full front/back/sides
Well you better tell DSF that.
 
So not a new butler for Buckingham Palace?
I thought this thread was going to be about changes to Wardroom / Officers Mess staffing levels.

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So take 3 commando brigade out of the orbat for actual operations (Herrick/telic style) More of a raf reg for the navy?

I see what they're trying to do and I think army light role battalions could learn a lot but they're specialising and fragmenting to the point where they're becoming an expendable nicety, maybe that's the plan?

And ref. Body armour, no commander will authorise/be authorised for anything other than full front/back/sides
Future Commando Force and the role of NSPOC is much more than that. it will take a long time to fully implement and how the RN resolves amphibuous at scale requirements isn't wholly clear, but I really think they've looked at what they need to do differently to remain relevnt and are changing for the better. All of my Marines agree and are really pleased with the proposed way ahead, so far.
 
I meant us mere mortals, the bigger boys can be trusted to make decisions for themselves
Plate carriers were authorised for 'mere mortals' a number of times on Op Herrick.
 

itchy300

Old-Salt
Future Commando Force and the role of NSPOC is much more than that. it will take a long time to fully implement and how the RN resolves amphibuous at scale requirements isn't wholly clear, but I really think they've looked at what they need to do differently to remain relevnt and are changing for the better. All of my Marines agree and are really pleased with the proposed way ahead, so far.
From what ive seen it makes a nice change for an infantry force to be forward thinking and i genuinely hope it goes well and the army swallows its pride and takes some lessons onboard

my only concern is that by moving away from a deployable brigade strength unit (as per falklands, gulf 1 and the sequel, afghan) they will find themselves sidelined in the next outburst of hostilities leaving them open to further cuts and begin a death spiral into relative obscurity. it will be interesting to see how it develops further but i dont think buying the lads a set of crye and a new orbat can make up for the cronic undermanning (regardless whos to blame)
 

itchy300

Old-Salt
Plate carriers were authorised for 'mere mortals' a number of times on Op Herrick.
yeah i remember the blackhawk plate carriers, they were decent perfect for light role as they flat packed well for tabbing about. i just think in the day of 24 hour rolling news and the strategic minister that anyone killed while wearing anything less than full plates will cause a massive drama as per the Sgt Steve Roberts debacle
 

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