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  • S O on The Story of the British Army’s Medium Weight Capability – CrowdsourcingThe Chinese don't build light tanks for soft soils, but for mountaineous regions. Look at their Southern geography...
  • ArmChairCivvy on Snatch and the Trials of TruthA small typo here: "One might have reasonably thought that £200m would by a lot of information and documentation"
  • ArmChairCivvy on Snatch and the Trials of TruthThat "The Medium Weight Capability would also provide manoeuvre support to armoured brigades" still seems to be the plan, with the Strike Bdes
  • ArmChairCivvy on Snatch and the Trials of TruthIf this "The 2003 and 2004 defence White Papers clearly explain our vision to develop a highly effective medium-weight capability." is true, then the article would benefit from a concise quote? Getting there as we speak " the Army will also need to consider the programme’s wider implications, such as...
  • ArmChairCivvy on Snatch and the Trials of Truth"Splitterskyddad" Bravo!
  • ArmChairCivvy on Snatch and the Trials of TruthPretty close "We estimate only seven to seventeen C130’s will be in service by the in service date for FRES" -14 , and dropping like a stone; at least two sold on (to Bangladesh)
  • ArmChairCivvy on Snatch and the Trials of Truth2005: Does this "the £166 million contract did include some logistic support elements it was being unfavourably compared to a Swedish purchase of the RG-32M vehicle from Land Systems OMC. Using published costs from the Swedish ministry of defence, the equivalent contract value would have been less than £75 million...
  • Chris on Snatch and the Trials of Truth"that £200m would by a lot of information" should read "that £200m would buy a lot of information"
  • Chris on Snatch and the Trials of TruthSeems an important point that BAE were contracted to up SEP GVW to 28t when months before Don Touhig had categorically stated FRES would be "around 20t" and lighter than Warrior? Atkins and User divergence?
  • Chris on Snatch and the Trials of TruthSeems an important point that BAE were contracted to up SEP GVW to 28t when moths before Don Touhig had categorically stated FRES would be "around 20t" and lighter than Warrior? Atkins and User divergence?
  • Chris on Snatch and the Trials of Truth"and also shows a Saxon is use" should read "and also shows a Saxon in use"?
  • Chris on Snatch and the Trials of TruthMPs name is Don Touhig, not Dan
  • @Ravenser on FRES Gets into Gear but Iraq Looms Large"Major General Rob Fulton, the Capability Manager for Information Superiority, had his plane for the delivery of Network Enabled Capabilities (NEC) endorsed in October" 'Plan'
  • ArmChairCivvy on FRES Gets into Gear but Iraq Looms LargeHas 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...
  • ArmChairCivvy on FRES Gets into Gear but Iraq Looms LargeThe 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...
  • Deja Vu on FRES Gets into Gear but Iraq Looms Large2004 second: I suggest "deteriorating" for "decreasing"
  • Chris on FRES Gets into Gear but Iraq Looms LargeRef "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?
  • Chris on FRES Gets into Gear but Iraq Looms LargeRef "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 made
  • Chris on FRES Gets into Gear but Iraq Looms LargeOops - ACC got to that one first.
  • Chris on FRES Gets into Gear but Iraq Looms Large"November saw the US DoD ten Buffalo protected clearance vehicles" - should say "November saw the US DoD *procure* ten Buffalo protected clearance vehicles"
  • Chris on FRES Gets into Gear but Iraq Looms LargeUnder 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 2002
  • Chris on FRES Gets into Gear but Iraq Looms LargeDon'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?
  • ArmChairCivvy on FRES Gets into Gear but Iraq Looms LargeThe 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.
  • ArmChairCivvy on FRES Gets into Gear but Iraq Looms LargeNot 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

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