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Old June 8th, 2017, 09:11 PM
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Fallout Re: APC Development and related topics.

Australia's LAND 400 Phase II Program has passed another milestone with the completion of the weapons trials for the BOXER and AMV as the competition is still ongoing.
http://www.armyrecognition.com/june_..._80806173.html

Personal opinion is I still "feel" at this time the BOXER will come out ahead on this. We'll see with time.

Czechoslovakia... Everyone wants their EUROS.
http://www.janes.com/article/67740/c...w-tracked-ifvs
http://www.defence24.com/367643,cv-9...bmp-2-platform
http://www.janes.com/article/71211/b...ment-with-cv90
http://www.armyrecognition.com/june_..._10606171.html


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New info/vid on the JLTV/L-ATV.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LusDBNxZhqk
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Chinese are working on a modular HIFV which is at least at the prototype stage.

Probably a tech demo jointly funded by NORINCO and the PLA(N) to try out the HIFV concept to see if it can be made to work with PLA(N) doctrine.

http://defence-blog.com/army/norinco...g-vehicle.html

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The China North Industries Group Corporation (NORINCO Group) is developing a new heavy infantry fighting vehicle based on tank chassis.

The new Chinese heavy infantry fighting vehicle has modular armor with add-on armor modules. So protection level can be tailored to counter specific threats or to suit mission requirements. The mobility and protection of the vehicle is comparable to the latest VT-5 tanks.

The new fighting vehicle also fitted with a turret that is armed with a 30 mm gun. The new IFV is fitted with an unmanned turret armed with one 30mm automatic cannon. The turret has panoramic sighting system and integrated gun-and-fire control system.
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The latest news about Stryker Dragoons

https://www.army.mil/article/192479/...javelin_system
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If I missed it I apologize but how many Javalins reloads are carried?
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If nothing else the 1st photo in this certainly settles any unit size issues for WinSPMBT.
https://news.usni.org/2017/06/22/mar...covery-testing

The article also discusses the upcoming ACV-1.2 (a more amphibious capable variant intended to replace the AAV).
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Fallout Re: APC Development and related topics.

FYI: Looks like China wants to broaden it's influence in the weapons export market further with the VN-17 HAPC. From the angle of the picture accompany ref. 1, looks like a 20mm and note the ATGW launcher one to each side. And at 30 tons, it should be well protected. A comparison is being made to the VT-5 LMBT. More on the new APS in ref. 2.
http://www.janes.com/article/73248/c...tection-system

GL5 APS: 360 degree protection with sensor (4) covering a 90 degree arc.
http://www.janes.com/article/73227/n...trates-gl5-aps

As a note about my post (About 2/3 weeks back in the MBT Thread.) on Ukraine's ZASLON APS, JANE's has cleared this up in my mind now. Based on what was posted, ZASLON technically speaking, should be a better system regarding detection as if you might remember each sensor covered a min. arc of +155 degrees of arc thus providing overlapping detection. The plus here should be obvious in that a MBT/APC could lose two sensors and still be well protected.

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Well not that long ago I had a discussion in the MBT Thread I believe it was concerning the state of the Russian OOB and what I had on file just myself in dealing with soon to be and projected Russian equipment. Besides all the fairly new stuff like the T-14, T-15, BUMERANG etc. etc. now we can add the following below equipment to the ever increasing Russian OOB.

But before I do it is important to remember that the "newer" toys of the Russian Army will represent a much smaller part of the Army versus recapitalization of existing or if you resetting platforms much like the ABRAMS with the SEP modernization programs. Plain and simply it's a more cost effective solution especially when modernizing a large military force.

BTR-87:
http://www.janes.com/article/73305/a...ses-btr-87-apc


BMD-4M Airborne:
http://www.janes.com/article/73314/a...ernises-bmd-4m


China is in the act of doing the same (So are most major militaries.) this time a new variant of the VP-10 APC mounting a 105mm MG.
http://www.janes.com/article/73292/n...hicle-variants

The theme continues with the USA and consider this as an ongoing update. They hope to reach FOC by the Summer of 2018.
https://www.armyrecognition.com/augu...d_1180817.html

Some stuff from the ARMY-2017 Exhibition just outside of Moscow. The photos might be of useful for our purposes in many ways.
https://www.armyrecognition.com/army..._12308171.html
https://www.armyrecognition.com/army..._12208172.html


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Well not that long ago I had a discussion in the MBT Thread I believe it was concerning the state of the Russian OOB and what I had on file just myself in dealing with soon to be and projected Russian equipment. Besides all the fairly new stuff like the T-14, T-15, BUMERANG etc. etc. now we can add the following below equipment to the ever increasing Russian OOB.

But before I do it is important to remember that the "newer" toys of the Russian Army will represent a much smaller part of the Army versus recapitalization of existing or if you resetting platforms much like the ABRAMS with the SEP modernization programs. Plain and simply it's a more cost effective solution especially when modernizing a large military force.

BTR-87:
http://www.janes.com/article/73305/a...ses-btr-87-apc

From the perspective of the game there is little difference between the BTR-82 and the BTR-87. Based on the specs from

http://www.military-today.com/apc/btr_82.htm

It has a marginally more powerful engine..12HP.... and a slight reduction in top speed.....90 kph vs 100 for the 82 ( but that's just one source......) it might have a bit more armour but that difference in power-speed might be " source distortion"......until there is further info I would be inclined to rename the 82 as BTR-82/87 but the 87 does show ATGM capability but that is not stated in the article

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A couple of program updates...

Australia: After over a year now the ADF has declared that Phase 1 Testing in the LAND 400 program has been completed on time. This is where the ADF is evaluating the AMV 35 against the BOXER. I still feel "my gut" instinct has me thinking the BOXER will win this competition. Phase 2 decision will be made during the 1st half of 2018 when evaluation of the Phase 1 results should be completed.

You'll notice I'm using a new ref. for this story. I've been mirroring this site against my normal ones for several months now and am confident enough to start using it out here. I hope some of you might find it useful as well.
http://www.asdnews.com/news-71565/Te...(LAND_400).htm

USMC: The CORPS has ordered a low rate production of 21 AAV-SU tracks. They should be delivered sometime between JAN - APR 2018 for what amounts to them being put into a "reliability growth testing program" for as of yet an unspecified period of time. The CORPS up to this point, took it through an initial 1.5yr. testing program.
https://www.armyrecognition.com/augu..._83108172.html

Just a couple of quick ones, have a good day. Hoping IRMA doesn't ruin my mini vacation!

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