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In the 2001 part, not clear how this paragraph
“Special Forces and light forces from the Parachute Regiment and Royal Marines took part in the initial operations, supported by Royal Air Force and Royal Navy, the collective activity called Operation VERITAS.”
relates to the rest of the text?
There are two alternative views for “Back onto C-130”.
– FCS simply walked over
– the delays of the A-400 prgrm had become evident (even the feasibility of it?) and falling back on what was in service was just pure logic?
verb missing from “November saw the US DoD ten Buffalo protected clearance vehicles from TSG/Force Protection for $6.6 million”
Wasn’t it “Delivering” in this “Delivery Security in a Changing World – Defence White Paper was published by the government in December.”?
Actually, the current plans (2+2) seem to be back-pedalling on the reduction of armour, as in
” We intend to create a new light brigade and reduce the number of armoured brigades from three to two. “
Not sure that in ” first recorded use of an explosively formed projectile IED against UK forces” what precedes IED is its definition (but rather a “sub-species”… now it reads like a definition for the acronym
The last on the list “The Army was to have a structure based on two Heavy Brigades (CR2 and Warrior), 3 Medium Brigades (FRES) and 1 Light Brigade (Boot Combat High) plus Air Assault and Commando Brigades.” not being, strictly speaking, part of the army.
Don’t recall Tavern being highlighted earlier in the Medium Weight series – it probably needs a paragraph describing what it was, what it was used for and where?Reference
Under 2003 – ref “NEC would be embedded in more or less, every single programme, FRES being no different.” – a repeat of “NEC was about to be embedded in the majority of the MoD’s major equipment programmes, and FRES was not exempt.” which is under 2002Reference
“November saw the US DoD ten Buffalo protected clearance vehicles” – should say “November saw the US DoD *procure* ten Buffalo protected clearance vehicles”Reference
Oops – ACC got to that one first.Reference
Ref “A lessons learned study from the initial deployment” – proper reference to “Operation in Iraq – Lessons for the Future, issued by MOD in December 2003” should be madeReference
Ref “this section will take a more linear timeline approach in order to examine how activity from around 2001 to early 2008” – except the section concludes in 2004?Reference
2004 second: I suggest “deteriorating” for “decreasing”
The four piccies after this staement ” the shortlisted vehicles did not actually include the Panther (Iveco LMV). The original vehicles considered were the RG32M from Vickers, Hunting Engineering with the ACMAT VRBL Ranger, Alvis Scarab, Iveco with their Puma and NP Aerospace with an armoured Land Rover” should be updated so that:
– the 1st Snatch photo goes
– the mis-mash Iraq photo under it goes
– Scarab (appeared earlier in the wrong place/ time) and the winner, coming in from behind a tree, Lince are portrayed instead
Has this one (just appeared, by seaspear posting) got anything to do with the ten technology demonstrator prgrms let through Atkins in 2004?
“the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory in the U.K has been testing dynamic armour this was originally suggested as part of the FRES program ,is this still a consideration for future wheeled apc ? this is also listed as part of the Ford class carriers upgrades”
E-armour was the title at the time, I wonder if dynamic armour is a derivative?
“Major General Rob Fulton, the Capability Manager for Information Superiority, had his plane for the delivery of Network Enabled Capabilities (NEC) endorsed in October”
Motoring along now, into 2005 to 2007, first draft ready for review
Warrior Toutatis trial paragraph & pictures repeated, towards the end of 2003 and 2004. I’m guessing one is wrong.Reference