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Australian Army Discussions and Updates

Discussion in 'Army & Security Forces' started by mickk, Nov 25, 2006.

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  1. MARKMILES77

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    Maybe the M113s won’t all be retired over the next 5 years as everyone was expecting. Having an unmanned surveillance asset or unmanned logistics vehicle makes sense at face value. Are these the right vehicles for the job?
     
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    Finding a new role for existing kit is a good outcome but I guess there is the cost issue involved. How much would the conversion to unmanned cost? Are there other newer platforms that could be converted that might offer additional benefits over the M113?
     
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    The point of converting the M113's to unmanned, is that they have only comparatively recently been upgraded and re-furbished - engines, drivetrains, armour etc.
    So the vehicles are in good order.
    Adding unmanned ability might well be a cheaper option
    MB
     
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    ngatimozart Super Moderator Staff Member Verified Defense Pro

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    Not aimed at any one in particular, be careful about the M113 APC autonomous vehicle discussion because if it heads into fantasyland stuff, us Mods don't like fantasyland stuff & it's also against the rules, so we get real twitchy. Green ink at the moment, but if pushed can soon change to the grumpy red.
     
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