So have the French got it absolutely right with the EBRC Jaguar?RAVEN22
As to the solution for Phase 2, as I think I’ve said a few times I think the best solution would be a vehicle around the 20 - 25 tonne mark. The Boxer is the result of passive protection having an unreasonably high priority - which stems from learning the wrong lessons from Iraq/Afghanistan. However, by mandating the vehicle have such a high level of protection, while also mandating they must be MOTS vehicles (which means they must be adapted IFVs), the solution was always going to be huge and heavy.
20-25 tonne highly mobile vehicle, heavily armed with 40mm cannon and MMP protected against 14.5mm AP Rounds.