Blog Posts

Short-form opinion, updates and information.

Future Protected Vehicle

2006 to 2010

2006 FRES A fleet review took place in January that concluded no off the shelf vehicle would meet the FRES requirement. BAE then made plans

Read More »
LANCER TRACER with sensor mast

2000 to 2005

The next five years would see a number of important events and opportunities occur in the story. 2000 to 2003 Despite TRACER and MRAV delivering

Read More »
CVR(T) - Scimitar in the Balkans

The Sava River

A Trip Across the Sava A number of events between 1995 and 1998 were so influential on FRES that it is worth stepping out of

Read More »
VERDI Warrior

The Nineties

The Nineties At the beginning of the nineties the British Army had in service three distinct families of non-Main Battle Tank armoured vehicles which were,

Read More »

The Eighties

The Eighties A Trip down South CVR(T)’s operational service in the seventies had demonstrated the vehicle’s exceptional mobility and ease of deployment. This meant it

Read More »
CVR(T) FV107 Scimitar

The Sixties and Seventies

The Sixties Chertsey It is impossible to tell the tale of CVR(T), and by extension, FRES, without understanding the role of the ‘Tank Factory’ At

Read More »

Helmand – Number of Shots Fired

Some interesting figures on ammunition expenditure and cost range for operations in Afghanistan. The cost depends on individual ammunition natures and contract costs. Quantities include

Read More »

UK AH-64E Apache Guardian

The UK has requested that Boeing upgrade 50 of it’s Westland AH-64D Attack Helicopters to the AH-64E Guardian configuration costing $3 Billion sale

Read More »

Think Defence

UK defence and security; analysis, reference content, opinions and resources.

Subscribe for Updates

Enter your email address to subscribe and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 44,016 other subscribers.

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on whatsapp
Share on pinterest
Share on reddit
Share on pocket
Share on email
Share on telegram
Share on tumblr

Latest Reference Articles