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  1. Just how many units would need to be built?

    Just how many units would need to be built?
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    Sticky: Seems the USN has had enough of their LCS ships...

    Seems the USN has had enough of their LCS ships and is starting next year to get rid of the first four with more to follow as the FFG(X) come online.
    Two Freedom class for free would not be too...
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    First we should be annoyed with the RN, they...

    First we should be annoyed with the RN, they spotted her a long time ago and knew she had been abandoned. But what is most annoying is that any would-be smuggler will see that they would most likely...
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    Here is a bit of detail from Marine Traffic: ...

    Here is a bit of detail from Marine Traffic:

    https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/details/ships/shipid:3589107/mmsi:374059000/imo:7432305/vessel:ALTA

    Although given her age and when she was...
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    Saw this earlier, seems she has been floating...

    Saw this earlier, seems she has been floating around for a few years and was even seen by HMS Protector who determined she had been abandoned.
    One question is how she managed to cross our entire EEZ...
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    I know it is a long shot, but all of the sane...

    I know it is a long shot, but all of the sane parties are proposing to have a proper defence review this summer hopefully then we will see some movement. We know that for modern operations there are...
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    The RaK system is similar to the AMOS system,...

    The RaK system is similar to the AMOS system, both are two man turrets the former with a single 120mm mortar and the latter with a twin. The NEMO is a single 120mm in a low profile turret with the...
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    The latest Saudi deal was to include CMI 105mm...

    The latest Saudi deal was to include CMI 105mm turrets, not sure what the status of the deal is at present.

    However in the EU, France is phasing out both its 90mm and 105mm AFVs, the Italians are...
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    Sticky: Poll: Her twitter feed is now showing the second...

    Her twitter feed is now showing the second container moved forward like the one on the starboard side.
    https://twitter.com/HMS_Medway
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    I know it is the US again but the M3 CRV version...

    I know it is the US again but the M3 CRV version of the Bradley carried more TOW missiles (12) than the M2 IFV version.
    Why? because they were the ones who might get in trouble with the opponent...
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    The French for a Battle-group is Demi-Brigade; so...

    The French for a Battle-group is Demi-Brigade; so a half of a brigade.
    In the British Army a Brigade can be divided into 3-4 Battlegroup (or be a Regiment).
    The Kampfgruppe of WW2 could range in...
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    A Battlegroup can be formed from any size...

    A Battlegroup can be formed from any size organisation, that is the nature of a Battlegroup. It is a flexible organisation set-up to tackle and operational task. Normally arranged around a Battalion.
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    Is that only because up to now we did not have...

    Is that only because up to now we did not have vehicle mounted versions?
    Is there a tactical reason why the CRV could not be retro fitted with a DRWS that also had Javelin? Being the forward...
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    One problem apart from lack of enough cars is...

    One problem apart from lack of enough cars is that there seems to be fixation on a Brigade structure.
    We will never deploy a brigade and even the US Army is moving down from Brigade sized...
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    I did read and no where in the reply did I make a...

    I did read and no where in the reply did I make a comparison on size!
    The point was the that the M1128 105mm MGS are Cavalry vehicles under the control of the Cavalry Squadron. They together with...
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    Sticky: Poll: Any vessel size can be multi-roled, just because...

    Any vessel size can be multi-roled, just because we are supposed to get a 130m MRV does not mean that this term can only be applied to that vessel. It is just a name, they can be called Multi-Role...
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    Sticky: Poll: Damen do another design which the Swedes have...

    Damen do another design which the Swedes have already 3 vessels in service:
    https://products.damen.com/en/ranges/emergency-towage-vessel/multi-purpose-vessel-8116

    Kongsberg (ec Rolls Royce...
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    Sticky: Poll: You've convinced me. Would it be an idea for a...

    You've convinced me.

    Would it be an idea for a common vessel design; IlS Granuaile is 20yrs old and RV Celtic Explorer is 17, so both might need replacing in the next 10yrs or so.
    A common fleet...
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    Sticky: Poll: The ILS Granuaile is based here and available to...

    The ILS Granuaile is based here and available to the State. It is not the first time it has helped out. Irish Lights make her available as they do not always have enough work for her.
    Then we have...
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    The SBCT Weapons Team consisting of the 105mm and...

    The SBCT Weapons Team consisting of the 105mm and ATGM Stryker's are now allocated to the Cavalry.
    This is defined in ATP 3-21.91 Para1.59:
    "1-59. The SBCT weapons troop role is to facilitate the...
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    This is similar to how the Royal Navy Reserve do...

    This is similar to how the Royal Navy Reserve do things, they have:
    Part one: 20 training nights at your local unit, or weekends at other units all across the UK. This basic phase covers naval...
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    In 2006 they didn't:...

    In 2006 they didn't:
    https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3309378,00.html
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    Italy deployed their Centauro with the nice 105mm.

    Italy deployed their Centauro with the nice 105mm.
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    Bosnia and Kosovo: every western MBT was to be...

    Bosnia and Kosovo: every western MBT was to be seen.
    UNIFIl the French not only took their Leclers with them but also AMC F1 155mm SPH *did keep them there long)
    And I could go on; thing is, if you...
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    The Stryker which is the American cousin of the...

    The Stryker which is the American cousin of the PIII has a 105mm fitted, the M1129 Mobile Gun System, so in theory a PIII should be capable of being fitted with the same turret system.
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