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Re: Army Wants 'Air Droppable' Light Tank & Ultra-Light Vehicles
« Reply #165 on: March 20, 2017, 06:55:39 pm »
Army Will Start Experimenting With New Combat Vehicle Concepts

http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/blog/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=2442
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Re: Army Wants 'Air Droppable' Light Tank & Ultra-Light Vehicles
« Reply #166 on: March 22, 2017, 06:07:35 pm »
https://www.defensetech.org/2017/03/21/army-testing-ripsaw-super-tank/?ESRC=dod-bz.nl

Always thought one of these with a mini-gun on top would make a great urban assault vehicle.
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Re: Army Wants 'Air Droppable' Light Tank & Ultra-Light Vehicles
« Reply #168 on: June 21, 2017, 01:15:30 pm »
About the only way MPF happens is if key KASC members really adopt it and push it along through the inevitable issues that will come up, so good news for the program if they're showing this much interest.


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Re: Army Wants 'Air Droppable' Light Tank & Ultra-Light Vehicles
« Reply #170 on: June 25, 2017, 01:25:05 pm »
http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/the-us-armys-mobile-protected-firepower-program-big-guns-the-17947

I know I've been told launch signature detection makes LOSAT/CKEM not practicable but I don't know how you go light with the hitting power/speed of a 120mm cannon and not end up at 40 plus tons?


The fire signature of a 120 mm gun is huge as well, and not considered impractical.
The smoke of a LOSAT/CKEM may in fact aid in obscuring the launcher from counterfires, kinda built-in smoke concealment.

More importantly, there are some low smoke and small flame solid fuel rockets.
Some of the newer ATGMs had these, and hopes on the CL-20 compound are still high.

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Re: Army Wants 'Air Droppable' Light Tank & Ultra-Light Vehicles
« Reply #172 on: June 29, 2017, 11:23:20 am »
http://www.defensenews.com/articles/army-on-fast-paced-track-to-get-mobile-protected-firepower-into-force

Needs to be done, but IMHO born as an obsolete system.  needs a helova APS.. and not confident that is on the horizon until that program gets straighten up.