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UK Warrior Upgrade Program brought forward.

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Old September 20th, 2007   #1
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UK Warrior Upgrade Program brought forward.

Looks like the UK Government is bringing forward the Warrior upgrade program with the first units operational by 2011. Lessons learnt in Iraq clearly demonstrate the need for a fully stabilized and more powerful weapon.

The following site provides a very good video presentation by the different contenders including the effectiveness of cannon ammunition on Soviet era APC’s.

The Lockheed Martin option will utilize existing components, which will no doubt appeal to the MOD because of cost savings. The 40mm submission by BAE however will bring a significant upgrade in fire-power and the innovative rounds save a huge amount of space when compared to a conventional 40mm shell casings.

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http://www.defensenews.com/dsei/video.php?id=74

Who ever wins, the potential for fitting the same turret to other vehicles, such as CVT, will be huge.
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The same site discussed above also has a good video covering options for the UK's medium protected vehicle, which includes the BAE R31, Rafael Golan and Bushmaster.

With the UK purchase of the Mastiff I can't understand why they would be looking at other options!
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The same site discussed above also has a good video covering options for the UK's medium protected vehicle, which includes the BAE R31, Rafael Golan and Bushmaster.

With the UK purchase of the Mastiff I can't understand why they would be looking at other options!
The army perceives a need for something in between the Pinzgauer (light) & the Mastiff (heavy).

As for the guns - I like the CTWS. I've seen pictures, & it looks very neat. An elegant engineering solution. Same firepower in less weight & volume. Tony Williams has a writeup on his excellent site, IIRC - http://www.quarry.nildram.co.uk/

I think it's in the Eurosatory 2006 section.
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i like the CTA desgin cannon telscoping 40mm seems very graceful
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