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Título: Exército Britânico
Enviado por: JLRC em Dezembro 17, 2004, 05:11:03 pm
Radical Changes to Fit '21st Century Amy'
 
 
(Source: UK Prime Minister’s Office; issued Dec. 16, 2004)

(See our Feature Stories section for full MoD statement)
 
 
 Defence Secretary Geoff Hoon has outlined radical plans to modernise the British Army so that it will be more 'deployable, agile and flexible'.  
 
The changes will enable the army to meet the challenges of the 21st Century. The number of battalions will be reduced by four from 40 to 36, following an extensive consultation.  
 
Changes announced today include:  
 
--the Royal Scots and The Kings Own Scottish Borderers will merge, along with another four to form the Royal Regiment of Scotland  
 
--the King's Own Royal Border Regiment, the King's Regiment and the Queen's Lancashire Regiment will amalgamate to form two new battalions within the new King's Lancashire and Border Regiment  
 
--the 19 Mechanised Brigade will start to change into a new 'light brigade' in January 2005, ready to be deployed, if required, in 2006 when it will serve as the contingent NATO response force  
 
--the Royal Welch Fusiliers and the Royal Regiment of Wales will combine to form the Welsh Regiment  
 
--the Parachute Regiment, Gurkhas, Royal Anglians, Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, Princess of Wales Royal Regiment, Royal Green Jackets and Light Infantry will continue as multi-battalion regiments  
 
--the Guards Regiment and Royal Irish will continue to be organised on their current basis  
 
The process will see around 3,000 people move into 'high demand' roles like engineers, logisticians and intelligence operators to allow the army to deliver robust expeditionary warfighting.  
 
The Defence Secretary said:  
 
"These plans will make the Army more robust and resilient, able to deploy, support and sustain the enduring expeditionary operations that are essential for a more complex and uncertain world.  
 
"The move to larger, multi-battalion regiments that these changes bring about is the only sustainable way in which to structure the infantry for the long term.  
 
"The Army has always evolved to meet current and future challenges. I am convinced - and so is the Army - that this transformation is the right course. The future Army structure will deliver an Army fit for the challenges of the future."  
 
The plans will also further integrate the Territorial Army and Reserves with the Regular Army - increasing the sense of identity, improving overall readiness and meeting the concerns of TA personnel and their employers.  
 
The Government's Spending Review in July resulted in a £3.7bn increase to the defence budget over the next three years. This represents the longest period of sustained real growth in defence spending for over 20 years.  
 
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Enviado por: JLRC em Dezembro 17, 2004, 05:29:53 pm
Future Structure of the Army  
 
 
(Source: UK Ministry of Defence; issued Dec. 16, 2004)
 
 
 Details of radical modernisation plans to develop a more deployable, agile and flexible Army were announced by Defence Secretary Geoff Hoon today.  
 
The Future Army Structure (FAS) will ensure we have:  
 
--an Army for the challenges of today and tomorrow - it is essential that the Army changes to meet the demands of current and future operations, is fit for the challenges of the 21st Century and remains amongst the best in the world.  
 
--an Army structured for warfighting - the changes will provide the most powerful organisation and capability possible from the available resources.  
 
--a more effective Army overall - FAS enables the Army to re-invest around 3000 people into high demand roles such as engineers, logisticians and intelligence operators - the key enablers that allow the Army to deliver a robust expeditionary warfighting capability.  
 
--improved stability - the whole Army will be on a system of individual postings. It will improve the career development and effectiveness of our soldiers and their ability to balance their professional commitments against those they have to their families.  
 
--more battalions, available to use, not less - by ending the arms plot, the out-of-date system of moving regiments around the country, or the world, approximately every two years and the improved security situation in Northern Ireland.  
 
 
Changes to the infantry  
 
Following the consultation into the future of the infantry announced in July, there will the reduction of four battalions from 40 to 36, one each from:  
 
-- the Scottish Division (the Royal Scots and The Kings Own Scottish Borderers will merge. The resulting new battalion and the other four will become part of a new large, single-cap badge regiment, to be called the Royal Regiment of Scotland);  
 
-- the area west of the Pennines (The King's Own Royal Border Regiment, the King's Regiment and the Queen's Lancashire Regiment will amalgamate to form two new battalions within the new King's Lancashire and Border Regiment); and  
 
-- the Prince of Wales's Division in the South of England (by merging components of the Royal Gloucester, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment with, in the case of the Glosters, the Devon and Dorsetshire Regiment (which will then transfer to the Light Infantry) and, in the case of the remainder, the Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment)  
 
-- the Parachute Regiment.  
 
The highly trained manpower released from the Parachute Regiment will form the core of a new, joint dedicated tri-Service "Ranger" unit which will be developed over the coming years. This will be structured, trained and equipped to provide direct support for Special Forces.  
 
The infantry will also be restructured into large multi-battalion regiments. This reflects the decision to phase out the Arms Plot and in future, battalions will be fixed by role and largely by location:  
 
-- The Royal Welch Fusiliers and the Royal Regiment of Wales will combine as the Welsh Regiment. They will be known respectively as 1st Battalion The Royal Welsh (The Royal Welch Fusiliers) and 2nd Battalion The Royal Welsh (The Royal Regiment of Wales).  
 
-- The Staffordshire Regiment, Cheshire Regiment and Worcester and Sherwood Foresters will combine as the Mercian Regiment, and be known as 1st battalion the Mercian Regiment (Cheshires), 2nd Battalion the Mercian Regiment (Worcesters and Foresters) and 3rd Battalion the Mercian Regiment (Staffords) respectively.  
 
-- The Duke of Wellington's Regiment, The Prince of Wales' Own Regiment and The Green Howards will come together to form The Yorkshire Regiment and be known as 1st battalion The Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own), 2nd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment (Green Howards) and Third Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment (Duke of Wellington's).  
 
-- The Guards Regiment and Royal Irish will continue to be organised on their current basis.  
 
-- The Parachute Regiment, Gurkhas, Royal Anglians, Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, Princess of Wales Royal Regiment, Royal Green Jackets and Light Infantry will continue as multi-battalion regiments.  
Changes to the Army's future structure  
 
FAS changes involve a shift from the current mix of light and heavy forces to a more graduated and balanced structure of light, medium and heavy forces. They will provide the most capable organisation possible from within the available resources.  
 
As part of the rebalancing 19 Mechanised Brigade will begin to re-role to form the new 'light brigade' in January 2005. It will be ready to be deployed, if required, in 2006 when it will serve as the contingent NATO response force.  
 
4 Armoured Brigade will begin to convert to a Mechanised Brigade in 2006. Other brigades will adopt their new structures around the same time - taking forward our commitment to create a more balanced force structure of light, medium and heavy forces.  
 
The manpower freed up by the reduction in battalions will be re-invested into key enabling capabilities, such as communications, engineers, logisticians, intelligence experts, that allow the Army to deliver a robust expeditionary warfighting capability.  
 
The FAS has enabled plans to be put in place to create new capabilities including:  
 
-- an additional commando engineer regiment;  
-- a new port and maritime unit;  
-- an additional strategic communications unit;  
-- a new logistic support regiment for each deployable brigade; and  
-- a number of new sub-units including surveillance and target acquisition, bomb disposal and vehicle maintenance capabilities.  
 
The plans will further integrate the TA and Reserves with the Regular Army - increasing the sense of identity, improving overall readiness and meeting the concerns of TA personnel and their employers.  
 
-- The TA will remain the same size as it is today.  
-- The future TA structure will ensure a more relevant, capable and usable TA.  
-- The Infantry TA will reduce from 15 to 14 battalions and will integrate into the new infantry structure restoring a true sense of identity at TA battalion level. They will complement the new regular infantry structure, drawing them closer together to improve operational and training affiliations, greater integration and readiness.  
 
Mr Hoon said,  
 
"These plans will make the Army more robust and resilient, able to deploy, support and sustain the enduring expeditionary operations that are essential for a more complex and uncertain world.  
 
"The move to larger, multi-battalion regiments that these changes bring about is the only sustainable way in which to structure the infantry for the long term.  
 
"We must consider these changes to the infantry in the wider context of the need to rebalance the Army, and the opportunity it affords to reallocate manpower to those areas that we need to develop.  
 
"The Army has always evolved to meet current and future challenges. I am convinced - and so is the Army - that this transformation is the right course. The future Army structure will deliver an Army fit for the challenges of the future."  
 
 
Army Bands  
 
Mr Hoon also announced a reduction in the Corps of Army Music (CAMUS) by around 280 posts. This will result in the reduction of six Army bands and reduce the size of a seventh.  
 
Bands will continue to be identified primarily with regiments and corps and, given the importance of military music to the maintenance of esprit de corps and regimental spirit, will continue to be organised on the basis of their primary role - the provision of Army music.  
 
 
Implementation  
 
Work is in hand to ensure that individuals affected by all the changes are provided with the chance to retrain and re-role to take on new tasks. However the reductions in infantry and bandsmen will require a limited redundancy programme.  
 
The Army will continue around its current size. At around 102,000 strong it will continue to require over 11,000 new recruits every year, and offer a wide range of high quality employment and training opportunities.  
 
General Sir Michael Jackson, Chief of General Staff, said:  
 
"The planned Future Structure is good news for the Army. It is about setting the Army on the right track to meet the challenges of the future.  
 
"While the Army cherishes tradition, it cannot base future capability on tradition alone. It has a proud history of embracing necessary change. Now is one such time. That is why the British Army is, and will remain amongst the best in the world.  
 
"We have not stopped recruiting. In fact there has never been a more exciting time to join. We will still need to recruit around 12,400 personnel this year and next year around 13,800."  
 
 
BACKGROUND NOTES:  
 
1. Radical modernisation plans for the UK's Armed Forces were announced by Defence Secretary Geoff Hoon on 21 July 2004 (MoD press release ref. 110/2004).  
 
2. Today's announcements form a further step in transforming the Armed Forces which began with the 1998 Strategic Defence Review. They will ensure that the Armed Forces are equipped and trained to continue to perform with success in the future those tasks which they have so admirably undertaken in recent years.  
 
3. The Spending Review announced in July resulted in a £3.7 billion increase to the defence budget over the next three years. This represents the longest period of sustained real growth in defence spending for over 20 years. We plan to use these additional resources to drive forward the modernisation of our Armed Forces to meet the challenges of the 21st Century.  
 
4. Following the announcement in July, a consultation period of 2 months was initiated to allow the infantry divisions to plan how they wished to adapt to the new structure and to express their views on constructing FIS. These views were collated and put together by the Director of Infantry, and then presented to ECAB as recommendations. ECAB then presented its advice to the Defence Secretary.  
 
5. The changing nature of the threat facing the UK was a key driver in the evolution in Defence. The threat from terrorism, for example, was considerably raised, whilst the need to defend against submarine or air attack was vastly reduced and the security situation in Northern Ireland was approaching normalisation.  
 
6. Reductions in Army bands:  
-- The Scottish Division, Queen's Division, King's Division and Prince of Wales' Division will each have one Army Band instead of their current two.  
-- The number of Royal Armoured Corps bands will reduce from 4 to 2.  
-- Additionally, the Light Division band will be brought into line with the rest of the line infantry, so that the band will have 35 posts, rather than 49.  
-- There will be a reduction by one further band, dependent on progress towards peace in Northern Ireland. We would then have to assess how the requirement for musical support to the forces stationed in the Province could be met.  
-- Further work is being set in hand to examine options for finding the remaining posts and we will report on this in due course. It is for the Infantry and the Armoured Corps to work out respectively, in conjunction with the Corps of Army Musicians which Bands will be affected.  
 
7. In order to sustain the Army's strength and ensure the optimum level of manning against the revised structures, around 12, 500 personnel (just under 11,600 soldiers and just over 900 officers) will need to be recruited this year to balance those who either leave voluntarily or at the end of their service. Next year, we will need to recruit around 13,800 army personnel (around 12,900 soldiers and 900 officers).  
 
8. In future, the means of providing variety of experience and posting for individuals to sustain the operational flexibility for which our infantry units are rightly famed will be provided through individual posting. The only means of doing that within the framework of the regimental structure is by having regiments of more than one battalion.  
 
9. Nearly half the infantry is already organised in this way and operates extremely effectively. Multi-battalion regiments will allow individuals to move between battalions while at the same time maintaining the sense of regimental identity that is so critical to the Army's ethos and fighting effectiveness.  
 
10. The TA will remain broadly the same size as today but with a structure that is more capable and relevant to future operations. There will be some internal changes to meet new requirements and best support the regular army on operations. The TA will reflect the changes in the Regular Army's structure and will provide TA manpower for new specialist areas (e.g. Intelligence, Engineers, Military Provost Staff and Attack Helicopter support teams).  
 
11. Tens of billions of pounds worth of new hardware will be procured to help the military to continue to perform so outstandingly. Incoming systems include: Skynet 5, Cormorant and Falcon communications systems, the Watchkeeper unmanned aircraft, the Astute class submarine, the Type 45 Destroyer, the FRES family of armoured vehicles, and the large CVF aircraft carriers.  
 
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Enviado por: JLRC em Janeiro 17, 2005, 10:07:13 pm
First Major Future Integrated Soldier Technology Trials a Success  
 
 
(Source: UK Ministry of Defence; issued Jan. 14, 2005)
 
 
 UK Ministry of Defence's Defence Procurement Agency (DPA) and Thales UK have successfully concluded the first major experimental trial of the current phase of the Future Integrated Soldier Technology (FIST) project.  
 
FIST is a programme which treats UK soldiers engaged in Dismounted Close Combat (DCC) as a system in their own right. This marks the first time that soldiers are being equipped in an integrated way. The trials demonstrated significant time reductions to complete activities such as reporting, navigation, casualty finding and communication of tactical information, as well as showing the potential for reducing casualties.  
 
In addition FIST equipped soldiers will suffer less from the impact of fatigue and strain than their non-FIST equipped colleagues.  
 
The recent trial, part of the Assessment Phase, took place at the Army's Salisbury Plain Training Area and involved some 70 soldiers, representing the organisational structure of an infantry company. 15 specialist engineers collected the trial data for subsequent analysis. This is the latest of a series of trials that will assess the requirements for the FIST system and identify the factors that will influence the next phase.  
 
Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Macnaughton, the FIST Project Manager at the DPA's Dismounted Close Combat Integrated Project Team, said, "the combined MoD and Thales UK team have worked together closely to undertake this critical trial. The data gathered will provide an essential input to the forthcoming V2 development phase."  
 
Graeme Howorth, the FIST Project Director for Thales UK, added, "field trials using real soldiers are an essential element of the project's system requirement and design process, reflecting the importance of Human Factors to FIST. All design decisions are made with careful consideration of the individual soldier's needs. We are very grateful for the professionalism displayed by the troops of the 2nd Battalion The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment, which took part in the trials."  
 
Each soldier was equipped with experimental FIST systems, comprising a combination of "Off The Shelf" modules, including radios, computers, GPS, weapon sights and cameras. The equipment is linked together to form an integrated soldier system. These experimental systems are designed to answer a series of questions concerning the functionality required by individual members of the infantry section, such as riflemen and commanders, in particular relating to their information needs during operations.  
 
The soldiers were put through a number of scenarios, typical of those encountered by infantry soldiers, including a night patrol, rural defence and urban assault. Their effectiveness was compared with that of other soldiers equipped with conventional infantry equipment. The resulting trials data will be analysed and used to inform the major design decisions during the development of a FIST V2 system, which will be a further step toward the final FIST system that ultimately enters service. This V2 system will be optimised for weight, power consumption, human factors, cost and reliability and will be the subject of a major trial in the second half of 2005.  
 
Thales is the world's leading soldier systems company and is already contributing to major soldier modernisation programmes for NATO countries, including the Netherlands, Germany and Norway.  
 
FIST's selective use of high technology modules focused to meet the needs of soldiers will enhance their ability to move, find and engage the enemy and also conduct effective peace support operations. Usability and weight reduction are key factors in the programme.  
 
The major investment decision will be taken after the conclusion of the current Assessment Phase in 2006. FIST is currently planned to enter service around the end of the decade.  
 
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Enviado por: JLRC em Abril 06, 2005, 10:20:00 pm
New Special Forces Regiment for the British Army  
 
 
(Source: UK Ministry of Defence; issued April 5, 2005)
 
 
 The formation of a new UK Special Forces Regiment was announced today by Defence Secretary, Geoff Hoon.  
 
In a written statement to Parliament, Mr Hoon declared the 'Special Reconnaissance Regiment' (SRR) will be operational from April 6th, 2005.  
 
Defence Secretary Geoff Hoon said:  
 
"The creation of the Special Reconnaissance Regiment demonstrates our commitment to shaping our Armed Forces to meet the ongoing challenge of tackling international terrorism. The new Regiment will help to meet the growing need for special reconnaissance capability."  
 
The new Regiment has been formed to meet a growing worldwide demand for special reconnaissance capability, as announced in the Strategic Defence Review New Chapter in July 2002.  
 
The Regiment will ensure improved support to international expeditionary operations at a time when it is most needed in the ongoing fight against international terrorism. Special reconnaissance covers a wide range of specialist skills and activities related to covert surveillance.  
 
The SRR will draw personnel from existing capabilities and recruit new volunteers from serving members of the Armed Forces where necessary. Due to the specialist nature of the unit it will come under the command of Director Special Forces and be a part of the UK Special Forces group.  
 
 
BACKGROUND NOTE:  
 
The need to enhance SF capability was announced in the Strategic Defence Review New Chapter, published in July 2002 - "we can confirm that we are also planning to enhance the capabilities of our Special Forces and their enablers to maximise their utility and flexibility."  
 
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Enviado por: Yosy em Abril 07, 2005, 03:55:13 pm
^^^^mais sobre esta notícia: vejam só o MUITO COOL símbolo do regimento:

http://news.mod.uk/img/pressdatabase/images/supportingImages/large/SRR%20Capbadge_tn.jpg

'New regiment will support SAS' (http://http)
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Enviado por: JLRC em Maio 26, 2005, 03:23:25 pm
First Apache Helicopter Regiment Becomes Fully Operational
 
 
(Source: UK Ministry of Defence; issued May 25, 2005)
 
 
 9 Regiment Army Air Corps, part of 16 Air Assault Brigade, has been fully trained, tested and exercised as the lead Apache Helicopter Regiment and is now available for operations.  
 
Adam Ingram, Minister for the Armed Forces, said he was delighted the Regiment had achieved this important milestone:  
 
"The Apache Attack Helicopter is a formidable fighting platform that will improve the Army's ability to conduct the hard-hitting land operations of the future.  
 
"But the introduction of a full Apache Regiment means far more than the provision of a new weapons platform. The successful completion of this exercise, in which the Apache was integrated with infantry artillery and engineers within 16 Air Assault Brigade, represents the arrival of the Army's air manoeuvre capability."  
 
Brigade Commander, Brig Ed Butler, added:  
 
"As the modern battlefield becomes more complex, dispersed and technical, we need to evolve our military capability correspondingly.  
 
"The Apache Attack Helicopter will give the British Army a genuine advantage over contemporary and future adversaries in the battlefield air space."  
 
At the conclusion of Exercise Eagles Strike Mr Ingram announced the award of two new contracts worth over £300 million to AgustaWestland that will significantly enhance the Apache Mk1's night vision capability and provide a new four year support solution for the helicopter.  
 
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Enviado por: JLRC em Maio 26, 2005, 03:24:41 pm
AgustaWestland Awarded £194m M-TADS Apache Modernisation Contract
 
 
(Source: AgustaWestland; issued May 25, 2005)
 
 
 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, a £194 million contract to upgrade the Apache AH MK1 sighting and targeting system.  
 
This system, known as M-TADS/PNVS (Modernised Target Acquisition Designation Sight / Pilot Night Vision Sensor), will provide Apache pilots with greater situational awareness and combat effectiveness. It will also enable significant whole life cost savings to be generated over the operational life of the Apache.  
 
The M-TADS system has been designed and developed by Lockheed Martin and Boeing for the US Apache fleet. The TADS Electronic Display and Control (TEDAC), which is already in service in the US, and the Improved Helmet and Display Sighting System (IHADSS21), will also be fitted to the UK fleet to achieve maximum reliability and capability benefits.  
 
Brigadier Nick Knudsen, the MoD Attack Helicopter Integrated Project Team Leader said “This is the most significant Invest-To-Save acquisition for Apache and I am proud of the team who have achieved success under the concept of Smart Acquisition. We look forward to M-TADS entering service, to enhancing the capability of this potent helicopter and to realising the predicted savings.”  
 
Alan Johnston, Military Programmes Managing Director, AgustaWestland said “This is another important achievement for AgustaWestland this year which demonstrates our continued focus on providing a Total Helicopter Capability to the UK MoD. This success is a credit to a joint MoD and Industry team and symbolises the close working relationship upon which the success of the Apache programme has been built. We shall continue to work with the Attack Helicopter IPT and our key suppliers to maintain our record of on time delivery on the Apache Programme”  
 
Work on the M-TADS programme starts immediately with design and software activities, followed by flight trials in the UK in 2007. The first modified aircraft will be delivered to the MoD in January 2009 and the retrofit of the entire fleet of 67 aircraft will be completed by the end of 2010.  
 
AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is one of the largest helicopter companies in the world. The company offers an unrivaled range of helicopters to satisfy the requirements of civil and military customers. AgustaWestland has its primary operations in Italy, United Kingdom and the United States of America.  
 
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Título: Comandos
Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Julho 12, 2005, 01:56:54 pm
É engraçado ver a Grã-Bretanha a fazer uma unidade que a nível de missões tem tudo a ver com os nossos Comandos, saber que Espanha estava (ou ainda está) a ver se vale a pena tb fazer uma unidade deste tipo e quando se levantou o Batalhão de Comandos na serra da Carregueira houve individuos (militares) que não percebiam a necessidade disso e até levantavam questões acerca da real capacidade em combate dos Comandos em relação às nossas OEs.  :?
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Enviado por: komet em Julho 12, 2005, 04:53:44 pm
Se eles se dedicarem tanto no campo de batalha como se dedicam aos exercícios internacionais... coitadinhos  :twisted:
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Enviado por: Marauder em Agosto 04, 2006, 05:22:33 pm
RU gasta 1,35 milhões de libras em novos camiões, juntando 2.077 camiões aos já previamente pedidos
http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/200 ... x.php#more (http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/2006/07/british-tactical-truck-order-rises-to-gbp-135b/index.php#more)

[re-routing, a ferramenta de procura do fórum já levava uns upgrades :roll: ]
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Enviado por: Marauder em Agosto 04, 2006, 11:03:05 pm
L86 reciclada como arma sniper
http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htweap ... 60731.aspx (http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htweap/articles/20060731.aspx)

Exército Britânico recebe 50 Panthers até 2007  [re-routing das notícias]
http://www.janes.com/regional_news/euro ... _1_n.shtml (http://www.janes.com/regional_news/europe/news/jdw/jdw060323_1_n.shtml)

Piranha IV vai concorrer ao concurso para o “British Army's Future Rapid Effect System (FRES)” [re-routing das notícias]
http://www.janes.com/regional_news/euro ... _1_n.shtml (http://www.janes.com/regional_news/europe/news/jdw/jdw060615_1_n.shtml)
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Enviado por: Bravo Two Zero em Setembro 16, 2006, 08:48:41 am
Novo veículos para os britânicos no Afeganistão e Iraque:

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The British Army’s new Mastiff armored patrol vehicle, seen here on Salisbury Plain, is fitted with extra vertical armor plates that block crew vision and prevent use of firing ports. (UK Ministry of Defence photo)New vehicles designed to help protect British forces in Iraq and Afghanistan were demonstrated on Salisbury Plain on 13 September 2006.  
 
The Minister for Defence Procurement, Lord Drayson, said the Cougar and Vector vehicles were a significant step forward in helping troops in Iraq and Afghanistan to carry out their tasks more safely.  
 
"We are one hundred per cent committed to giving our troops what they need," he said.  
 
"Within force protection there is no perfect solution, it is a high risk business, but these vehicles are really excellent and will offer increased protection."  
 
Vector provides good protection and, importantly, increased mobility and capacity compared to Snatch Landrovers which makes it very suitable for the rugged terrain and long patrol distances in Afghanistan. It is expected that deliveries of Vector will begin early in 2007.  
 
The Mastiff PPV (a variant of the US Cougar) meets the requirement for a well protected, wheeled patrol vehicle with a less intimidating profile than tracked vehicles like Warrior or FV430.  
 
The vehicles will be customised with essential Bowman radios and electronic counter-measures – and then fitted with additional armour beyond the standard level, to ensure they have the best possible protection. They are expected to arrive in Iraq by the end of 2006.  
 
Before the recent announcement of new vehicles, the Ministry of Defence had already spent over £527m on Urgent Operational Requirements for Iraq and Afghanistan designed to improve force protection. This is in addition to the planned £6bn annual defence procurement budget. (ends)  
 
 
(EDITOR’S NOTE: Compared to the original Cougar vehicle, Mastiff has been fitted with large, vertical armor plates which cover the large vision blocks and weapon firing ports. As the basic Cougar is already protected against RPG warheads, it is unclear why these plates were considered necessary by the British, especially as they totally block the crew’s vision and make it impossible to use the firing ports. The crew is thus blind and disarmed, which does not make much sense in an urban combat context.)  


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Mais um derivado do Cougar americano.........interessante a nota do editor
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Enviado por: Viriato - chefe lusitano em Setembro 16, 2006, 11:20:21 am
Não acham que tem linhas muito direitas para resistir aos RPG's ou tem uma blidagem bastante resistente????????
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Enviado por: Marauder em Setembro 16, 2006, 12:12:46 pm
Concordo plenamente com as críticas do editor. Não dá muito jeito para reagir a amboscadas ou em acções ofensivas.

Aliás, bastaria IED para parar o veículo e uma equipa de snipers para tratar do veículo. Sim, a meu ver seria um Turkey Soot na porta de trás do veículo (também possivel com muitos outros veículos também é verdade). Ao menos se metessem uma torre no topo já não seria tão..inofensivo.
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Novembro 17, 2006, 05:27:18 pm
Toughing it out army diver-style
By Simon Brown
 
All photos by Simon Brown

Lying on the concrete dressed in frayed, olive, drab overalls, the diver-training aid was like no other I had ever seen. Missing a head, the mannequin looked more like a missing prop from a horror movie, but I was assured it was an important part of army diver training.

'That's Diver Hunt,' Scouse announced, giving the prostrate figure a prod with his boot. 'If trainees cock up they have to carry him for the whole day. Try picking him up.'

The lifeless lump of rubber and rope weighed as much as my 10-litre 300-bar twin-set. 'His first name is Mike, and he has two twin brothers. All of them are coming on the beach run this afternoon,' Stottie chipped in. Behind me the steep, loose shingle slopes of Chesil Bank stretched 7km as the crow flies along the Fleet, and back towards Portland in Dorset. As I looked on, the memory of a shore dive off Chesil - specifically, the effort required to get kit up and down the beach - played on my mind.

Just as Diver Hunt was a unique mannequin, the course instructors were like no other instructors I had met. Nicknamed Stottie and Scouse, the dive instructors held the ranks of Sergeant and Lance Corporal respectively, and it was apparent from the glint in their eyes that Diver Hunt was held in high regard. Stottie and Scouse clearly enjoyed the job of weeding out those who were on the course for the money (divers receive enhanced pay), from those who wanted to be an army diver.

The British Army - specifically, the Royal Engineers and Royal Logistical Corps - has around 350 trained divers at its disposal. The opportunity to train as an army diver is open to any recruit who has completed combat and specialist trade skills training, and selection for diver training is by aptitude test. The aptitude test is tough; civilian diver-training agencies take as little as four days to train a diver, the army takes five days - not to teach anything, just to assess the mental and physical potential of a recruit.

On the morning I joined them, Class Two diver trainees were on the dockside, unloading the truck and preparing kit for a morning dive in Portland Harbour. Class Two divers are on the bottom rung of the army diver-training ladder and, halfway into the five-week course, the men looked tired and fatigued, working in an almost mechanical way assembling scuba gear. With the kit assembled, Stottie lined up the trainees for a briefing, detailing the task of surveying the wreck of a tank landing craft that sat just inside the harbour wall, adding for my benefit a request not to disturb the silt. Diving in two waves, one group surveyed the wreck while the other provided surface support in the form of safety swimmers and operated the underwater communications.

Alongside the wreck I awaited the arrival of the first divers. The briefing about 'Don't touch the silt' was clearly forgotten as the first pair descended and set about kicking up a brown soup around themselves. Unlike civilian divers, army divers do not view buoyancy skills as a high priority. Army divers have a job to do and stirring up the silt is considered secondary to completing the task. In addition, army divers are always roped to a surface buoy. Used as a back up if the underwater comms fail, the 8mm rope is much thicker than delayed surface marker buoy string, and can be used in an emergency to recover a diver, or help recover an object. Diving without a rope is a strict no-no, and the only time anyone could remember a non-tethered dive being authorised was a body recovery operation from a trawler draped in fishing nets.

As I clambered back into the RIB I could hear a diver being hauled over the coals. The neoprene hood couldn't hold back Scouse's choice words as he let fly into one of the trainees, leaving the individual clear about what he thought of the last dive, and in particular the ascent rate used. I felt it was perhaps not a good time to mention the complete disregard for maintaining good visibility and not stirring up silt that was explicitly requested in the briefing…

Later that afternoon the divers demonstrated their fast-water search technique in the Fleet, a narrow channel of water behind Chesil Beach. The Army measures 'fast' as being any flow too strong to fin against, and judging from the rush of water on the flood tide trying to rip my fingers from the descent line, this dive would qualify. Working either side of a jackstay the pair of divers faced into the current, slowly moving downstream. Amid seaweed that was bent almost flat by the tide, they were conducting a fingertip search for lost equipment - a diving unit is always in attendance when the Royal Engineers bridge a river, providing both safety cover and a search-and-recovery capability.

For the next exercise trainees were ferried across the Fleet to the waiting instructors. Each trainee carried an empty sandbag.

'We like to look after the beach,' Scouse remarked. 'The boys are collecting litter. They can ditch the bag at Ferry Bridge. As long as it's full.'

The trainees set off for their run along the bank, zigzagging every 50m or so down to the shoreline and then back up to the top of the shingle. Taking the easy option I drove to Ferry Bridge with the Land Rover, which carried both a resuscitation unit and the 'Brothers Grimm' - Diver Hunt times three!

The trainees ran into the car park drenched in sweat, and dropped off the rubbish-filled sandbags before collecting Diver Hunt. Scouse grinned as they departed and reminded them, 'It's not over until you are in the shower,' as Messrs Hunt and the team headed back towards the beach and the finish in Portland.

The eight-week Class One course takes an army diver beyond kit and skills not unfamiliar to civilians and firmly into the commercial world of hard-hat surface-supply diving, including skills to handle an impressive array of tools and construction techniques. Underwater concreting skills are taught at the Defence Diving School at nearby Horsea, with liquid concrete piped underwater into a mould. The diver works by feel; once the concrete starts to flow, visibility is reduced to zero, but the concrete must be laid evenly.

As soon as the concrete block has set, the jackhammer is brought out and trainees are tasked with reducing the concrete block to rubble. Other tools (see box) are equally impressive, but the chainsaw is in a class of its own and, as far as the Royal Engineers are concerned, there is no substitute when it comes to clearing wooden obstacles.

The training an army diver receives is a long way from the touchy-feely world of civilian dive agencies, but it needs to be. The Royal Engineers have operated in conflict zones the world over, and going for a run with Diver Hunt and his brothers is just one way of preparing a diver to perform beyond their personal limits, if the job requires. On a personal note, if I ever find Stottie or Scouse being introduced as 'my instructor' on my next BSAC course I will run a mile. And without Diver Hunt for company!

TOOLED UP

Army divers have a wide range of tools at their disposal, both hydraulically and electrically powered. Disc-cutters, jackhammers and drills are used, but the most dramatic piece of equipment is the underwater chainsaw. Invoking memories of 1970s horror movies (with the added fear of drowning or being hacked to death!) the hydraulic chainsaw is used anywhere where a wooden obstacle needs to be cleared. The chainsaw does not have an on or off switch. Control of the tool is managed by the surface team running the hydraulic pump, with the diver asking for power as required.

Cutting through steel with the minimum of effort calls for the Broco. This underwater thermal cutting tool is powered by a surface generator which pumps 100 amperes of electricity and 100-per-cent oxygen through a hollow magnesium and steel rod. Once fired up, the underwater flame cuts through steel like a knife through butter.

BACK IN THE WATER

The Royal Engineers have been working in the underwater world since 23 April 1838, when a Colonel Pasley donned the primitive dive gear of the period, slipped below the waters of the River Medway in Kent and made history by becoming the first member of the British armed services to dive. In 1842 Pasley detached a member of his diving team to HMS Excellent to train the Navy in the science of diving - a fact that the Royal Engineers are quick to point out - and the initial training tank at the combined Defence Diving School in Horsea, Portsmouth, is named in the Colonel's honour. The Royal Engineers always travel with a dive team, and in recent conflicts, dive teams have helped clear debris from Kosovan hydro-electric plants, searched wells in Bosnia for evidence of ethnic cleansing - a particularly grim task - and have dealt with a Second World War vintage German bomb found in the bottom of a gasometer in London's East End.

KIT CHECK

The army uses a lot of off-the-shelf civilian dive kit, but with modifications to suit specific needs. The SABA (Swimming Air Breathing) unit comprises a standard BC and a standard 12-litre cylinder plus 3-litre bail-out. For communications and comfort, full-face masks are used - there is a valve block allowing the diver to switch from main to bail-out cylinder without swapping regulators. The valve block also has an external connection point, allowing the standby diver to connect a 7-litre emergency bottle into another diver's air supply.

Although divers are issued with Suunto dive watches, the entire dive is managed and controlled from the surface, with the diver being told when to ascend or make a decompression stop.

For serious underwater work, the industry standard Kirby Morgan hard hats are used for surface supply work, with the umbilical cord supplying air and communications.

http://www.divemagazine.co.uk/news/arti ... N=3325&v=1 (http://www.divemagazine.co.uk/news/article.asp?UAN=3325&v=1)
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Enviado por: Lancero em Dezembro 18, 2006, 09:55:07 pm
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No jumps for Paras as MoD cuts £1bn
By Sean Rayment and Rob Watts, Sunday Telegraph
Last Updated: 1:28am GMT 17/12/2006



Parachute training in the Army is set to be halted for four years as part of a £1 billion cost-cutting programme by the Ministry of Defence (MoD).

The proposals mean that Britain will be without a parachute-trained force for the first time since the Second World War when the Parachute Regiment was created on the orders of Winston Churchill.

Documents leaked to The Sunday Telegraph reveal that no new recruits or even serving members of the Parachute Regiment or airborne forces will be trained in military parachuting from next year until 2011. It will then take a year to get the Army's 2,500 paratroopers up to scratch.

The cost-cutting programme is being launched after defence chiefs warned that spiralling costs of complex equipment and the demands of military operations would create a financial "black hole" in the MoD of £868 million by the end of the next year.

The severity of the crisis prompted one of the Government's most senior civil servants to describe the situation as "an extremely difficult position with no clear way forward".

The crisis has placed the MoD on a collision course with Gordon Brown and the Treasury, and has raised fears that multi-billion pound projects could be postponed or even cancelled.

The planned cuts to be imposed on 16 Air Assault Brigade, which the MoD admits would be a public-relations disaster, can be revealed just days after 77 members of the unit received awards, including a Victoria Cross and a George Cross, for their actions in Afghanistan.

The document states that if the cuts were imposed "the Parachute Regiment and other airborne units would be undermined with implications for morale, recruiting and retention. It would take until March 31, 2012, to retrain all aircrews, dispatchers, planers and parachute-trained units".

It adds: "This measure would also have implications for special forces' recruiting and selection." The Parachute Regiment provides more than half of the special forces' intake.

Senior officers were aghast last night at the latest round of cuts. One said: "It is extraordinary that at a time when the Armed Forces are fighting two wars and are stretched to the very limit, defence spending is being pared back in this way."

The crisis has emerged two months after Tony Blair promised commanders in Afghanistan that they would get whatever they needed to beat the Taliban.

The scale of the crisis within the MoD is highlighted by another leaked document in which Ian Andrews, the 2nd permanent undersecretary of state, warns that the military is having to take "painful measures" to stay within budget. "Equipment, support, fuel and utilities costs are causing real pressures across the departments. We remain in an extremely difficult position with no clear way forward."

In an effort to stay within budget, he proposes measures including a "moratorium on recruitment" of civilian manpower and that all "existing contracts for agency or casual staff be terminated".

Instead of flying to meetings around the world, senior officers should "encourage staff to consider video conferencing, e-mail or the telephone".


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jh ... aras17.xml (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2006/12/17/nparas17.xml)
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Dezembro 19, 2006, 11:50:17 am
Esta situação é ridícula, no Exército Britânico ao contrário do Português só entra para os Páras pessoal já experiente e é esse pessoal que vai fazer parte dos Batalhões Pára-quedistas, dos ditos Rangers Britânicos (que são salvo erro o 1º Batalhão) e a maior parte dos militares das SAS vêm do Regimento Pára-quedista. Como é que eles sequer admitem uma coisa destas? Ok, não há dinheiro, cortem noutras coisas, não deviam é afectar a principal força do Exército Britânico. É onde estão os melhores homens (não são aceites mulheres), o melhor equipamento e são eles que são enviados primeiro e para os cenários mais difíceis.
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Enviado por: Lightning em Dezembro 19, 2006, 05:55:17 pm
Tem razão sobre os páraquedistas britânicos mas há uma unidade do Regimento que recruta directamente do pessoal civil, é o 4º Batalhão de Páraquedistas, mas este Batalhão pertence ao TA (Territorial Army) que é uma especie de força militar em part-time. A missão deste batalhão é apoiar os outros 3 com pessoal caso haja falta de pessoal em algum batalhão, apesar de recentemente todo o 4º Batalhão ter sido enviado para o Iraque. O Regimento com tantas missões e ainda por cima "perdem" o 1º Batalhão para dar apoio às forças especiais, agora os outros estão mais apertados na missão normal dos paraquedistas, talvez tenho sido por isso que enviaram o 4º.

http://www.army.mod.uk/para/4/how_to_join.htm (http://www.army.mod.uk/para/4/how_to_join.htm)
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Enviado por: Creoula em Maio 02, 2007, 11:23:20 pm
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Medium Protected Patrol Vehicle

The Specialist and Utility Vehicles (SUV) IPT has a potential requirement for the supply of approximately 180 Medium Protected Patrol Vehicles (MPPV) for likely delivery into service in early 2009. The MPPV will be a wheeled vehicle, with an approximate gross vehicle weight of 14 Tonnes, capable of carrying up to 7 crew members, providing protected mobility and offering very high levels of protection against a number of known and emerging threats of a varied nature including Ballistic, Blast, Mine and Fragmentation. MPPVs are principally required for a wide range of patrol tasks and are normally expected to operate on roads and rough tracks in urban, semi-urban and rural environments; however they need to be sufficiently agile to provide a degree of cross country mobility.

http://www.eda.europa.eu/ebbweb/bycountry.aspx (http://www.eda.europa.eu/ebbweb/bycountry.aspx)

Os britânicos querem comprar 180 MPPVs, que veículos se enquadrarão nestes requisitos? Alguém me pode elucidar?
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Enviado por: Creoula em Maio 04, 2007, 03:13:21 pm
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U.K. Seeks Lighter Armored Patrol Vehicle

The British Ministry of Defence kickstarted a competition in late April to buy 180 Medium Protected Patrol Vehicles (MPPVs) by seeking expressions of interest from contractors able to deliver a vehicle to the Army in two years.

The purchase of this new class of patrol vehicles is part of Britain’s effort to protect troops from improvised explosive devices, which recently destroyed heavily armored Warrior infantry fighting vehicles and, for the first time, heavily damaged a Challenger 2 battle tank.

Last year, against a backdrop of rising parliamentary and media criticism over the danger of using lightly armored vehicles like the Snatch Land Rover in Iraq, the government issued several urgent operational requirements. Among other things, this led to the August purchase of 108 Cougar 6x6 protected patrol vehicles from U.S. company Force Protection. The heavily up-armored Cougars, called Mastiffs by the British, began arriving in Iraq in late December and are slated to wind up by midyear. But the 25-metric-ton Mastiff has only a limited ability to conduct urban and off-road patrolling.

An MoD spokesman said the idea behind MPPV was to procure a “smaller, more agile version of a Mastiff-like vehicle” that could handle more patrolling tasks.

One analyst said the British are looking for a “vehicle which has the protection levels of the Cougar at nearly half the weight and with better mobility.”

Force Protection didn’t return calls for comment by press time. Leading mine-protected vehicle rival BAE Systems Land Systems South Africa said it is interested in the program.

Among the other suppliers weighing their options are General Dynamics UK; Ivema, the South African company that launched the Gila protected vehicle last year; and Krauss-Maffei Wegmann with its Dingo 2 vehicle, said a company spokesman.

The competition is expected to attract a range of vehicle types and draw interest from several companies not normally associated with this type of armored vehicle manufacture who have innovative design solutions, the analyst said.

A U.S. Marine Corps-led contest to purchase similar heavily armored vehicles through a program called Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) drew bids from BAE, Force Protection, Oshkosh Trucks offering an Israeli design, Textron offering the Dingo 2, General Dynamics, and others.

MRAP has caught the attention of British MoD program officials, who are visiting the United States this week to talk with their counterparts on the Marine Corps program, industry sources said.

Although MPPV and MRAP program requirements are unlikely to be an exact match, a number of the MRAP contenders may also have an interest in the British competition.

BAE, for example, said it may offer the British the RG33 vehicle it rolled out last year in response to the MRAP requirement.

Companies have until May 11 to register their interest in the U.K. program. The MoD said it plans to follow that up in 12 months with an invitation to tender for a vehicle weighing no more than 14 metric tons and capable of carrying seven soldiers. The in-service date is planned for 2009.

Although the MPPV isn’t an urgent operational requirement, the program, as envisaged, is scheduled to be rushed through the new Defence Equipment & Support organization formed April 2 by the MoD at almost unprecedented speed, compared with programs like the Future Rapid Effects Systems (FRES), Britain’s biggest armor program.

The project team running the MPPV program for the MoD said it will use a military vehicles show in the United Kingdom scheduled for late June to begin informal assessments of equipment and concepts to meet the requirement ahead of a down-select.

The British say they want a vehicle that can offer very high levels of protection for patrolling on roads and rough tracks in urban and rural environments, and anything in between.

The platform also will need to be sufficiently mobile to provide cross-country mobility, according to an entry in the latest edition of the MoD Contracts Bulletin.

Although sufficient funding exists to run a capability concept demonstrator to reduce risk, the program is currently unfunded. That could pose a risk to the program. With the current parlous state of the British military equipment budget, few programs are entirely safe from a possible ax, even when funding is approved.

One possibility, said an industry source, is that the MoD may raid the multibillion-pound fund earmarked for FRES.

The Contracts Bulletin said the MPPV effort will be what the British call a Category C program. That would place the contract value at between 20 million and 200 million pounds ($40 million and $400 million). •

http://defensenews.com/story.php?F=2714578&C=europe (http://defensenews.com/story.php?F=2714578&C=europe)


Cumprimentos
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Enviado por: RicP em Outubro 06, 2008, 05:22:27 am
Para mim foi novidade saber isto:

Aceitam estrangeiros,e esses mesmos estrangeiros podem depois tentar concorrer para o SAS também.
Se bem que tem umas burocracias pelo meio,não é como a legião.

"The SAS includes soldiers from Fiji, Australia, New Zealand, and occasionally (on exchange) U.S Delta force members."

Fontes:

http://www.army.mod.uk/welfare-support/family/1151.aspx (http://www.army.mod.uk/welfare-support/family/1151.aspx)

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/5342624.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/5342624.stm)
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Enviado por: ShadIntel em Outubro 06, 2008, 10:38:26 am
Citação de: "RicP"
Para mim foi novidade saber isto:

Aceitam estrangeiros,e esses mesmos estrangeiros podem depois tentar concorrer para o SAS também.
Se bem que tem umas burocracias pelo meio,não é como a legião.

"The SAS includes soldiers from Fiji, Australia, New Zealand, and occasionally (on exchange) U.S Delta force members."

Não é de facto como a legião, porque não são bem estrangeiros no sentido habitual do termo. Estes países fazem parte do Commonwealth, e do antigo Império Britânico. Alias um dos heróis mais famosos na história do SAS, o cabo Labalaba, era fijiano.
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Enviado por: Trafaria em Outubro 06, 2008, 03:36:45 pm
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Parachute training in the Army is set to be halted for four years

Acho que se cá viessem teríamos umas coisitas para lhes ensinar.

Poderiam aprender a administrar um exercito com orçamentos de sobrevivencia... logo, saberiam como gerir os seus páras à "velocidade minima de sustentação". :evil:

Por falar no assunto: quantos saltos cá dá em média um pára por ano e quantos tem de dar para receber o subsidio?

Outra: é verdade que o campo de saltos do Arrepiado já nao é usado?
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Outubro 07, 2008, 02:03:17 pm
As últimas cenas que eu ouvi da nossa malta, falava-se de poucos voluntários; saltos no Arrepiado (vai ao fórum do site oficial dos Pára-quedistas e vez as fotos dos checas no Arrepiado) e que eu saiba continua a ser os mesmos saltos de sempre.
Título: Re: Exército britânico
Enviado por: old em Março 14, 2010, 01:26:37 pm
El Exercito Britanico anuncia el ganador de su concurso para dotarse de un IFV .

El ganador ha sido el ASCOD 2, una versión mejorada de los Pizarro/Ulan ya en servicio. Se impuso al CV-90

(https://www.forumdefesa.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.generaldynamics.uk.com%2FFRES%2Fimg%2FImage_Gallery%2FASCOD21_medium.jpg&hash=152d4ff3d205ba807d2207f11ada2dd5)

http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/sh ... t-Contract (http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/showthread.php?175913-Report-General-Dynamics-Wins-U-K-Scout-Contract)
Título: Re: Exército Britânico
Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Outubro 28, 2010, 06:16:36 pm
Antes de irem para o Afeganistão...

 :arrow: http://www.vbs.tv/watch/rule-britannia/ ... ull-length (http://www.vbs.tv/watch/rule-britannia/afghanistan-in-the-uk-full-length)
Título: Re: Exército Britânico
Enviado por: Lusitano89 em Dezembro 17, 2010, 03:46:55 pm
Exército britânico lança cueca blindada para os soldados[/size]


Um novo dispositivo tecnológico vai ser enviado para os soldados britânicos na província de Helmand, no Afeganistão. É uma espécie de «cueca blindada» para protegê-los de ferimentos na área pélvica, causados pelas bombas nas estradas.

Cada um dos homens já está a receber quatro pares das cuecas, que se parecem com calções de ciclismo. São feitas com um material balístico especial produzido a partir de seda e tecidos sintéticos.

O material faz com que a peça de roupa permaneça leve, mas possa travar ou diminuir os efeitos dos estilhaços que atingem o soldado após uma explosão.

Muitos soldados na região foram feridos em explosões nas estradas afegãs por causa do uso de bombas accionadas pelo peso da pessoa ou do veículo que passa sobre elas.

Por causa desse mecanismo, a maior parte da força destrutiva das explosões é direccionada para cima, e atinge a pélvis e o topo das pernas dos soldados.

Cerca de 45 mil pares de cuecas blindadas já foram levados para o Afeganistão, e outros 15 mil estão prontas para serem enviados.

Mais pedidos serão entregues no início do próximo ano pelo fabricante na Irlanda do Norte.

Lusa
Título: Re: Exército Britânico
Enviado por: nelson38899 em Dezembro 17, 2010, 07:53:01 pm
Citação de: "Lusitano89"
Exército britânico lança cueca blindada para os soldados[/size]


Um novo dispositivo tecnológico vai ser enviado para os soldados britânicos na província de Helmand, no Afeganistão. É uma espécie de «cueca blindada» para protegê-los de ferimentos na área pélvica, causados pelas bombas nas estradas.

Cada um dos homens já está a receber quatro pares das cuecas, que se parecem com calções de ciclismo. São feitas com um material balístico especial produzido a partir de seda e tecidos sintéticos.

O material faz com que a peça de roupa permaneça leve, mas possa travar ou diminuir os efeitos dos estilhaços que atingem o soldado após uma explosão.

Muitos soldados na região foram feridos em explosões nas estradas afegãs por causa do uso de bombas accionadas pelo peso da pessoa ou do veículo que passa sobre elas.

Por causa desse mecanismo, a maior parte da força destrutiva das explosões é direccionada para cima, e atinge a pélvis e o topo das pernas dos soldados.

Cerca de 45 mil pares de cuecas blindadas já foram levados para o Afeganistão, e outros 15 mil estão prontas para serem enviados.

Mais pedidos serão entregues no início do próximo ano pelo fabricante na Irlanda do Norte.

Lusa

Agora percebo a razão de tantos cortes na defesa :mrgreen:
Título: Re: Exército Britânico
Enviado por: Crixus em Janeiro 02, 2011, 12:26:23 pm
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/ ... ipers.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1343324/The-inch-gadget-helps-British-soldiers-pinpoint-Taliban-snipers.html)
Título: Re: Exército Britânico
Enviado por: borisdedante em Janeiro 12, 2011, 04:12:03 am
The fleet of British army Challenger 2 main battle tanks could be reduced by 400 to 50 units.

http://www.armyrecognition.com/january_ ... 111-4.html (http://www.armyrecognition.com/january_2011_army_military_defense_industry_news/the_fleet_of_british_army_challenger_2_main_battle_tanks_could_be_reduced_400_to_50_units_110111-4.html)
Título: Re: Exército Britânico
Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Janeiro 12, 2011, 04:02:20 pm
Mais um pouco poderemos dizer que o Exército Português tem menos uns poucos CC que o Exército Britânico. c34x  :lol:
Título: Re: Exército Britânico
Enviado por: Desertas em Janeiro 12, 2011, 06:05:49 pm
Citação de: "borisdedante"
The fleet of British army Challenger 2 main battle tanks could be reduced by 400 to 50 units.

http://www.armyrecognition.com/january_ ... 111-4.html (http://www.armyrecognition.com/january_2011_army_military_defense_industry_news/the_fleet_of_british_army_challenger_2_main_battle_tanks_could_be_reduced_400_to_50_units_110111-4.html)

Só vendo para crer .
Título: Re: Exército Britânico
Enviado por: typhonman em Janeiro 22, 2011, 08:53:12 pm
Citação de: "Desertas"
Citação de: "borisdedante"
The fleet of British army Challenger 2 main battle tanks could be reduced by 400 to 50 units.

http://www.armyrecognition.com/january_ ... 111-4.html (http://www.armyrecognition.com/january_2011_army_military_defense_industry_news/the_fleet_of_british_army_challenger_2_main_battle_tanks_could_be_reduced_400_to_50_units_110111-4.html)

Só vendo para crer .

Estes britânicos estão doidos, só pode.....
Título: Re: Exército Britânico
Enviado por: HSMW em Julho 10, 2011, 03:16:00 pm
:?
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Enviado por: tyr em Julho 10, 2011, 09:18:31 pm
Ainda bem que os videos não são de franceses, senão o ACADO ia ataca-los com uma ferocidade inimaginável. :P  :P
Título: Re: Exército Britânico
Enviado por: tyr em Julho 10, 2011, 09:20:19 pm
Ainda por cima porque o 2º vídeo a ser de tropas inglesas, tem que ser de pessoal especial (como por exemplo SAS), visto estarem a usar uma versão da AR15
Título: Re: Exército Britânico
Enviado por: HSMW em Julho 10, 2011, 09:44:42 pm
Citação de: "tyr"
ainda bem que os videos não são de franceses, se não o ACADO ia ataca los com uma ferocidade inimaginável. :P  :mrgreen:
Título: Re: Exército Britânico
Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Julho 12, 2011, 10:03:29 am
Citação de: "tyr"
ainda por cima porque o 2º vídeo a ser de tropas inglesas, tem que ser de pessoal especial (como por exemplo SAS), visto estarem a usar uma versão da AR15


Nem por isso, as Forças Armadas Britânicas por causa do Afeganistão receberam muito material novo.

 :arrow: http://www.army.mod.uk/equipment/suppor ... 18827.aspx (http://www.army.mod.uk/equipment/support-weapons/18827.aspx)
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Enviado por: brunopinto90 em Agosto 02, 2011, 10:49:55 am
Under Operational Requirement!
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Enviado por: HSMW em Abril 29, 2013, 08:45:52 pm
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Maio 13, 2014, 11:57:09 am

Young gurkha slays Pak militant in fierce hand-hand-combat long LoC in Jammu and Kashmir



A 23-year-old courageous soldier of the Gurkha regiment killed a Pakistani trained infiltrator during a hand-to-hand combat along the Line of Control in Poonch in the wee hours of Saturday.

Defence PRO in Jammu said, "A 23-year-old soldier from the elite Gurkha Regiment of the Indian Army, Rifleman Prem Bahadur Roka Magar scripted an astonishing saga of raw courage and fearlessness, resulting in the elimination of two hardcore Pakistan trained terrorists in the Poonch sector".

"The brave soldier after reaching within hand shaking distance tried to grab the AK 47 rifle of the Pak trained infiltrator and in the ensuing melee he escaped a gun shot and dropped his own weapon," the PRO added.

"Without paying attention to his own safety the fearless solider pounced on the infiltrator and grappled with him  before the two fell in a near by nallah."

Acting on intelligence inputs about the possible infiltration in the area,  the troops were deployed in a group of multiple ambushes near the Baghialdhara Nallah on the Line of Control.

The PRO further said before hand-to-hand combat Magar and his ambush party spotted a group of terrorists and eliminated one with precise and controlled fire of automatic weapons, after tracking them with night vision devices for some time.

What followed  was the stuff of legends when Magar, in darkness and extremely thick foliage, initially mistaken for another armed militant to be one his colleagues, moved to within hand shaking distance of him, and was almost shot down and in the process also dropped his own weapon.

Completely displaying nerves of steel with scant regard for his own safety, the courageous Gurkha engaged in a fierce physical duel with the terrorist while simultaneously grabbing his AK 47 which was spewing a hail of fire.

The two grappled and rolled down the hillside, finally disengaging with a fall in another Nallah.

The militant, now clearly unnerved by the boldness of the braveheart, tried to make good his escape. Magar though bereft of his personal weapon, whipped out a hand grenade and hurled it at the fleeing miscreant killing him instantaneously, thus bringing to conclusion another heroic chapter that epitomizes the character and ethos of the Indian Army and its matchless soldiers.



Read more at: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/prem ... 60159.html (http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/prem-bahadur-roka-magar-gurkha-regiment-line-of-control-hand-to-hand-combat/1/360159.html)
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Enviado por: HSMW em Junho 24, 2014, 12:41:24 pm
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Junho 24, 2014, 03:06:56 pm
Eu pensava que eles tinham acabado com o 21 e o 23 SAS Regiment. :arrow: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1st_Intell ... ce_Brigade (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1st_Intelligence_Surveillance_and_Reconnaissance_Brigade)
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Enviado por: mafets em Outubro 12, 2014, 01:12:03 pm
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2788511/the-major-took-credit-medal-rescinded.html?ito=social-facebook
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Stripped of his Military Cross: The Major who took credit for others' bravery becomes first soldier in armed forces history to have medal rescinded
Major Robert Michael Armstrong handed medal after Taliban ambush in 2008
Awarded it 'for his consistent bravery and inspirational leadership' under fire
However investigation was launched after fellow soldiers labelled him a fraud
Five-year probe found Major Armstrong had helped write his own citation
Was dismissed from service in 2012 and has now had his medal withdrawn

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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Janeiro 21, 2015, 12:58:21 pm
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Fevereiro 26, 2015, 04:43:01 pm
Victoria Cross: Paratrooper Joshua Leakey becomes Britain's first living holder of UK's highest honour from war in Afghanistan


A paratrooper has become Britain’s first living holder of the Victoria Cross from the Afghan war. Lance Corporal Joshua Leakey was given the nation’s highest decoration for valour for “complete disregard” for his own life to safeguard others during an ambush in Helmand, Afghanistan.
 


L/Cpl Leakey, 27, was part of a patrol of British soldiers and US Marines attacked by the Taliban south of Nawzad in August 2013. In the ensuing firefight he manned a machine-gun with insurgent bullets ricocheting off its frame. Despite being the youngest member of the squad he took charge of the situation, driving off the enemy and giving first aid to a US captain who was shot in the shoulder.


Two posthumous Victoria Crosses have previously been awarded in the Afghan campaign. A relation of the L/Cpl, Sergeant Nigel Gray Leakey was a recipient of the honour in 1945 in East Africa.

L/Cpl Leakey, who has seen three tours of duty in Afghanistan, said he was “deeply honoured”, but the award also belonged to his comrades. He said: “The only thing I was really scared of was letting my cap badge down. That’s why I joined the Army – to be a paratrooper. I’m lucky, I’m here, I’ve got all my limbs, my health, I’ve got my friends and my family.”

David Cameron said: “L/Cpl Leakey epitomised valour with his actions on that hillside in Helmand.”


 :arrow: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/ho ... 70583.html (http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/paratrooper-joshua-leakey-becomes-britians-first-living-holder-of-the-victoria-cross-10070583.html)

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Enviado por: saojorgexercito em Fevereiro 27, 2015, 09:42:19 pm
Citação de: "Cabeça de Martelo"
Victoria Cross: Paratrooper Joshua Leakey becomes Britain's first living holder of UK's highest honour from war in Afghanistan


A paratrooper has become Britain’s first living holder of the Victoria Cross from the Afghan war. Lance Corporal Joshua Leakey was given the nation’s highest decoration for valour for “complete disregard” for his own life to safeguard others during an ambush in Helmand, Afghanistan.
 


L/Cpl Leakey, 27, was part of a patrol of British soldiers and US Marines attacked by the Taliban south of Nawzad in August 2013. In the ensuing firefight he manned a machine-gun with insurgent bullets ricocheting off its frame. Despite being the youngest member of the squad he took charge of the situation, driving off the enemy and giving first aid to a US captain who was shot in the shoulder.


Two posthumous Victoria Crosses have previously been awarded in the Afghan campaign. A relation of the L/Cpl, Sergeant Nigel Gray Leakey was a recipient of the honour in 1945 in East Africa.

L/Cpl Leakey, who has seen three tours of duty in Afghanistan, said he was “deeply honoured”, but the award also belonged to his comrades. He said: “The only thing I was really scared of was letting my cap badge down. That’s why I joined the Army – to be a paratrooper. I’m lucky, I’m here, I’ve got all my limbs, my health, I’ve got my friends and my family.”

David Cameron said: “L/Cpl Leakey epitomised valour with his actions on that hillside in Helmand.”


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Título: Re: Exército Britânico
Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Março 06, 2015, 03:51:43 pm
VC... é tão dificil ganhar esta medalha que quem tem o privilégio até muda de nome.

Ex.: V.C. Joshua Leakey

 :G-beer2:
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Enviado por: mafets em Março 16, 2015, 10:27:16 am
http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/224183/Gurkha-Brigade-army-face-axe-Ministry-of-Defence-cuts-continue
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The Gurkhas, who will celebrate their 200-year anniversary for service to the Crown this summer, will be targeted as part of further defence cost-cutting measures which may see the British Army shrink to as few as 60,000 troops.

Those affected will be the 1st Battalion Royal Gurkha Rifles, as well as 600 Gurkha specialists.

Former SAS commander Major-General Mark Carleton-Smith has been drafted into Whitehall to shape future strategy and decide where cuts to the British Army should be made.

The plans, if implemented, will see around 1,500 Nepalese soldiers taken off the Order of Battle “within three years”.

However the second Gurkha battalion, funded by Brunei where it is deployed, will not be included in the cull.
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Enviado por: HSMW em Março 20, 2015, 07:38:28 pm

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12th Armoured Infantry Brigade in Live Fire Demonstration

The 12th Armoured Infantry Brigade has been showing off its effectiveness in a live-fire demonstration on Salisbury Plain.

Exercise Tractable has seen more than 1,600 troops and 500 vehicles practising their manoeuvres over the past two weeks.
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Enviado por: olisipo em Abril 15, 2015, 03:26:14 pm
I don't give this one out very often! Queen pins the Victory Cross on hero of Taliban firefights

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Yesterday at Windsor Castle

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... Queen.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3038439/Paratrooper-risked-life-three-times-Taliban-firefight-receives-VC-Queen.html)
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Enviado por: olisipo em Junho 29, 2015, 07:04:59 pm

Behind Taliban lines with British soldiers
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Enviado por: mafets em Julho 17, 2015, 10:09:24 am
http://www.janes.com/article/53033/procedural-drift-largely-to-blame-for-fatal-uk-lynx-crash-in-afghanistan-report-finds
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The loss of a British Army AgustaWestland Lynx AH.9A utility helicopter over Afghanistan in 2014 was in large part caused by 'procedural drift' on the part of the operating unit as the conflict began to wind down, an official investigation has found.

The redacted Military Aviation Authority (MAA) investigation report, which was released on 16 July, found that while controlled flight into terrain (CFIT) was the ultimate reason behind the loss of aircraft ZF540 and its five crew members on 26 April 2014, poor procedures were contributing factors.

"I [the president of the investigation board] therefore support the Panel's findings that the accident was a controlled flight into terrain event caused by the aircraft being established in a descent from which it was not fully recovered prior to impact with the ground (…) Of note, the accident occurred during a period of reduced operational tempo as the campaign approached its culmination, and there was no undue operational pressure on the Lynx Detachment at the time (…) Whilst no single factor led to this accident there were disappointing aspects, including planning, briefing, authorisation, supervision, currencies, training, and adherence to checks and procedures," the report noted.

The crash of ZF540 occurred during a two-ship training flight into a weapons range called the Bowling Alley, some 20 km south of Kandahar Airfield in southern Afghanistan. Specifically, the report pointed to one of the pilots not getting much sleep the night before the incident and possibly being fatigued; the helicopter making a rapid descent into the Bowling Alley, possibly to provide a thrill for the passengers; the passengers being allowed to fire the Crew-Served Weapon (CSW), or door gun, without proper approval; the pilots perhaps being distracted by trying to establish visual contact with the second Lynx in the flight; and the radar altimeter (RADALT) not being used in the proper manner.

According to the report: "The difficult question as to why a competent and experienced crew, on an excellent weather day (with the sun behind and only a light headwind), would inadvertently fly their serviceable aircraft into the ground is compounded by the fact that they did not recognise their impending situation until just before the aircraft impacted the ground (...) On the face of it, this was a relatively simple flight profile for the crew."

By way of conclusion, the investigating board made a number of recommendations related to the correct use of the RADALT; authorisation and supervision; a review of roles and responsibilities for senior commanders; a review of regulations for Joint Helicopter Force passengers; as well as a specific direction for passengers firing the CSW. This incident was the first fatal loss of a UK helicopter in 13 years of operations in Afghanistan, and was the first (and so far only) time that an AH.9A-variant Lynx had crashed since the type entered service in 2009.

The Lynx AH.9A was upgraded specifically for Afghanistan, with 22 AH.9 helicopters being fitted with the more powerful new LHTEC CTS800-4N turboshaft engines (producing nearly 40% more power than the standard Rolls-Royce Gem 42 engine) to better cope with the 'hot and high' conditions. In addition, the helicopters were fitted with an updated instrument panel, digital displays, as well as a modified gearbox and rear structure to accommodate the new powerplant. A door-mounted FN Herstal M3M (GAU-21) 0.50 cal (12.7 mm) heavy machine gun, along with the standard 7.62 mm general-purpose machine gun and improved surveillance equipment were fitted also.

An undisclosed number of AH.9A helicopters operated out of Camp Bastion, Helmand province, from May 2010 through to the end of combat operations in late 2014. With the war in Afghanistan concluded, the AH.9A is being replaced in army service by the Lynx Wildcat.
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A Lynx AH.9A helicopter similar to this crashed while on a routine training mission in southern Afghanistan. According to the accident report, 'procedural drift' had a large part to play in the event which resulted in a controlled flight into terrain by the pilot. Source: Crown Copyright

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Título: Re: Exército Britânico
Enviado por: olisipo em Julho 17, 2015, 03:24:37 pm

David Cameron knew UK pilots were bombing Isis in Syria

Prime minister's spokeswoman says he knew that up a dozen pilots had been involved in US airstrikes since September

 http://www.theguardian.com/politics/201 ... s-in-syria (http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/jul/17/david-cameron-knew-uk-pilots-were-bombing-isis-in-syria)  
 
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David Cameron knew UK pilots were involved in US-led bombings missions of Isis targets in Syria, even though parliament  had expressly rejected British military involvement in the country in 2013.

The prime minister's spokeswoman said on Friday that up to a dozen pilots had been involved since September, but they were not operating under a British chain of command. "The PM was aware that UK personnel were involved in US operations and what that they were doing "

 She said it was a long-standing for the UK to embed forces with other countries and this was not different. But she was not able to point immediately to any written or oral statement setting out that British air crew were involved in bombing missions in Syria. (...)

The House of Commons voted against military action in Syria in 2013 (...)
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Enviado por: mafets em Agosto 04, 2015, 09:47:08 am
http://www.janes.com/article/53378/uk-retires-lynx-ah-7-from-service
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The British Army retired from service the last of its AgustaWestland Lynx AH.7 utility helicopters during a ceremony on 31 July.

The ceremony at the Army Air Corps' (AAC) operating base at Middle Wallop saw 671 Lynx Conversion Squadron perform a final flypast of the type that has been operational since 1987 (although the AH.1 airframe on which it is based first entered service in 1978).

During its 37 years, the Lynx has been deployed throughout the world on operations, most notably in Northern Ireland where it provided the backbone of the British Army's helicopter support services through the 1980s, 1990s, and early 2000s.

While the AH.7 variant has now been retired, the Lynx will continue in the AAC in the guise of the AH.9A (out to 2018) and the Lynx Wildcat, which is just now being introduced into service.
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Título: Re: Exército Britânico
Enviado por: olisipo em Agosto 07, 2015, 08:55:12 pm

The retirement of the Lynx AH-7 and its history in the British Army Air Corps,  in a footage of IHS.
Título: Re: Exército Britânico
Enviado por: saojorgexercito em Agosto 14, 2015, 10:49:59 am
https://www.sofmag.com/sas-cut-loose-to-hunt-down-isis/ (https://www.sofmag.com/sas-cut-loose-to-hunt-down-isis/)
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Enviado por: HSMW em Outubro 24, 2015, 01:05:39 am
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Enviado por: olisipo em Novembro 15, 2015, 08:59:01 pm
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Enviado por: olisipo em Novembro 22, 2015, 07:41:09 pm
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Enviado por: mafets em Dezembro 09, 2015, 02:28:34 pm
https://defenceoftherealm.wordpress.com/2014/10/22/longest-tank-kill-in-history/ (https://defenceoftherealm.wordpress.com/2014/10/22/longest-tank-kill-in-history/)
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Prove itself it did. During the course of the 100 hour ground war the Challenger had completely reversed its reliability problems and achieved an enviable serviceability record; a testament to the hard work and dedication of the support crews who keep these vehicles going. In combat it was the superior of anything it came up against and by the end of the three day offensive Challengers accounted for some 200 Iraqi tanks destroyed or captured along with numerous armoured and ‘soft’ vehicles.

During the offensive one Challenger finally laid to rest the doubts anyone had over the capability of the type with a single shot. That shot was made over a staggering range of 5,100m (3 miles) with a Depleted Uranium (DU) round – the longest confirmed tank kill in history!
Uma curiosidade.
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Título: Re: Exército Britânico
Enviado por: Lusitano89 em Dezembro 20, 2015, 02:07:26 pm
Exército britânico vai permitir mulheres na frente de batalha


O Exército britânico vai permitir o destacamento de mulheres para combate na primeira linha no próximo ano, anunciou hoje o primeiro-ministro britânico, David Cameron.

"O ministro da Defesa (Michael Fallon) e eu estamos de acordo com que todos os postos das Forças Armadas estejam abertos às mulheres em 2016", afirmou Cameron numa entrevista ao The Sunday Telegraph.

"Já levantámos diversas barreiras no Exército, como a inclusão de mulheres em tripulações de submarinos e a chegada de mulheres aos mais altos cargos (...). devemos terminar este trabalho permitindo às mulheres a adoção de posições de combate", adiantou.

As Forças Armadas britânicas iniciaram em 2014 uma revisão sobre as características físicas requeridas aos soldados para serem enviados para a primeira linha, estando previsto que as conclusões de um relatório sobre o assunto sejam conhecidas em meados do próximo ano.

O anúncio do Reino Unido segue-se à decisão adotada este mês pelos Estados Unidos que permitirá às mulheres participarem em todas as unidades de combate do Exército.

O Executivo britânico prevê que no outono de 2016 as mulheres possam começar a incorporar-se nos treinos para posições na frente de batalha.

Cerca de 20% dos cargos nas Forças Armadas do Reino Unido estão vedados às mulheres, que representam 10% dos efetivos militares.


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Enviado por: Lusitano89 em Dezembro 27, 2015, 12:47:52 am
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Dezembro 29, 2015, 11:50:55 am
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 :arrow: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3374940/SAS-kill-20-Taliban-siege-Sangin-photo-emerges-appears-British-heroes-daring-night-raid.html
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Enviado por: HSMW em Março 08, 2016, 07:51:48 pm

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Footage of the British Army's new AJAX armoured fighting vehicle (AFV).

A facility has been opened in Wales to support the assembly, integration and testing of the British Army's new AJAX armoured fighting vehicles.

589 vehicles of 6 variations have been ordered. The video shows the prototype for the armed reconnaissance variant (Ajax). Other variants include a reconnaissance support variant (Ares), a support repair variant (Apollo), an engineer reconnaissance variant (Argus), a command variant (Athena) and a recovery variant (Atlas).
Título: Re: Exército Britânico
Enviado por: Lusitano89 em Março 20, 2016, 12:42:42 pm
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Enviado por: olisipo em Julho 14, 2016, 01:20:08 pm


UK Reaches $2.3Bln Deal With US on 50 new Apache Helicopters for the British Army

http://www.gov.uk/government/news/mod-orders-new-fleet-of-cutting-edge-apache-helicopters-for-army
Título: Re: Exército Britânico
Enviado por: HSMW em Setembro 10, 2016, 07:10:26 pm
VIRTUS Body Armour & SA80A3
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Enviado por: HSMW em Setembro 19, 2016, 12:11:29 pm

Exercise VENERABLE GAUNTLET

Watch troops from the United Kingdom, Estonia, Poland and Spain demonstrate artillery, armour and infantry capability on exercise Venerable Gauntlet as they, along with 10 other nations, prepare to take over NATO’s spearhead force, the VJTF, in 2017.

At the Sennelager training ground in Germany 3,000 troops from 14 NATO nations take part in exercise Venerable Gauntlet. The exercise brings together units from different nations that will form NATO’s VJTF, or Very High Readiness Joint Task Force, Land component from 2017. The VJTF is NATO’s spearhead force designed to react to a crisis situation at short notice.
Footage includes shots of artillery, infantry and armor demonstrations, as well as aerial shots of armored vehicles moving across the training ground.
Título: Re: Exército Britânico
Enviado por: HSMW em Novembro 05, 2016, 02:54:27 pm
Programa de extensão de vida do Challenger 2.
Alguma tecnologia é importado do Ajax.
Título: Re: Exército Britânico
Enviado por: olisipo em Novembro 28, 2016, 04:30:04 pm

Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank


Ajax Scout SV (Specialist Vehicle)

Army to slash frontline tanks

Army chiefs are planning to replace 56 Challenger 2 tanks with Ajax fighting vehicles, which could be vulnerable to new Russian tanks

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/army-to-slash-frontline-tanks-bklxlvt79

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Army chiefs are planning to slash the number of frontline tanks by up to a third, leaving Britain with fewer tanks than Serbia.

Under the plan, one of the army's three tank regiments will see all this 56 Challenger 2s replaced with Ajax fighting vehicles. The cut would leave the army with only about more tanks than traditionally neutral Switzeland . At the other side of the scale, Russia has 2,700 tanks.

The plan, due to be announced in coming months, has alarmed serving and retired commanders and comes as Russia introduces the T-14 Armata -- a new generation of tank that some experts believe has the firepower to defeat any British or American equivalent.
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Janeiro 10, 2017, 04:14:53 pm
Exército Britânico (2020):

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Reaction Force

*16 Air Assault Brigade (Colchester)
-2nd Battalion, Parachute Regiment (Colchester, Air Assault/Parachute Infantry)
-3rd Battalion, Parachute Regiment (Colchester, Air Assault/Parachute Infantry)
-4th Battalion, Parachute Regiment (Pudsey, Air Assault/Parachute Infantry)
-7th Regiment, Royal Horse Artillery (Colchester, 12 x 105 mm Light guns)
-1st Battalion, Royal Gurkha Rifles (Shorncliffe/Brunei, Light Infantry)
-2nd Battalion, Royal Gurkha Rifles (Shorncliffe/Brunei, Light Infantry)

3rd (United Kingdom) Division (Bulford)
-Royal Wessex Yeomanry (Bovington, 56 x Challenger 2)

*1st Armoured Infantry Brigade (Tidworth)
-Royal Tank Regiment (Tidworth, 56 x Challenger 2)
-1st Battalion, Mercian Regiment (Bulford, Armoured Infantry with Warrior)
-5th Battalion, The Rifles (Bulford, Armoured Infantry with Warrior)
-4th Battalion, The Rifles (Specialised Infantry)

*20th Armoured Infantry Brigade (Bulford)
-Queen's Royal Hussars (Tidworth, 56 x CHallenger 2)
-1st Battalion, Princess of Wales's Royal (Bulford, Armoured Infantry with Warrior)
-1st Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (Tidworth, Armoured Infantry with Warrior)

*12th Strike Brigade (Catterick)
-Household Cavalry (Salisbury Plain, 50-60 x Ajax)
-King's Royal Hussars (Tidworth, 50-60 x Ajax)
-1st Battalion, Scots Guards (Catterick, Mechanized Infantry with MIV)
-4th Battalion, Royal Regiment of Scotland (Catterick, Mechanized Infantry with MIV)
-3rd Regiment, Royal Horse Artillery (Newcastle, not organic (part of 1st Artillery Brigade), equipped with new 155 mm artillery system)

*4th Strike Brigade (Catterick)
-Royal Dragoon Guards (Warminster, 50-60 x Ajax)
-Royal Lancers (Warminster, 50-60 x Ajax)
-1st Battalion, Yorkshire (Mechanized Infantry with MIV)
-3rd Battalion, The Rifles (Mechanized Infantry with MIV)
-4th Regiment, Royal Artillery (Newcastle, not organic (part of 1st Artillery Brigade), equipped with new 155 mm artillery system)


Adaptable Force

1st (United Kingdom) Division (York)

*Headquarter Northeast
-Light Dragoons (Catterick, Light Cavalry with Jackal)
-Queen's Own Yeomanry (Newcastle, Light Cavalry with Jackal)
-2nd Battalion, Yorkshire (Cyprus, Light Protected Mobility Infantry with Foxhound)
-4th Battalion, Yorkshire (York, Light Infantry)

*7th Infantry Brigade and Headquarters East (Chilwell)
-1st Battalion, The Queen's Dragoon Guards (Swanton Morley, Light cavalry with Jackal)
-Royal Yeomanry (London, Light cavalry with Jackal)
-1st Battalion, Royal Anglian (Woolwich, Light Protected Mobility Infantry with Foxhound)
-2nd Battalion, Royal Anglian (Cottesmore, Light Protected Mobility Infantry with Foxhound)
-3rd Battalion, Royal Anglian (Bury St Edmonds, Light Infantry)
-3rd Battalion, Princess of Wales's Royal (Canterbury, Light Infantry)

*11 Infantry Bridge and Headquarters South East (Aldershot)
-1st Battalion Welsh Guards (Pirbright, Light Protected Mobility Infantry with Foxhound)
-3rd Battalion, Royal Welsh (Cardiff, Light Infantry)
-1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards (Aldershot, Light Infantry)
-London Regiment (Westminster, Light Infantry)

*38th (Irish) Brigade (Lisburn)
-1st Battalion, Royal Regiment of Scotland (Aldershot, Specialised Infantry)
-2nd Battalion, The Rifles (Ballykinler, Light Infantry)
-7th Battalion, The Rifles (Reading, Light Infantry)
-5th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (Newcastle, Light Infantry)

*42nd Infantry Brigade and Headquarters North West (Preston)
-2nd Battalion, Mercian (Chester, Light Infantry)
-4th Battalion, Mercian (Wolverhampton, Light Infantry)
-2nd Battalion, Duke of Lancaster's (Weeton, Specialised Infantry)
-4th Battalion, Duke of Lancaster's (Preston, Light Infantry)

*51st Infantry and Headquarters Scotland (Edinburgh)
-Royal Scot Dragoon Guards (Leuchars, Light Cavalry with Jackal)
-Scotish and North Irish Yeomanry (Edinburgh, Light Cavalry with Jackal)
-3rd Battalion, Royal Regiment of Scotland (Fort George, Light Protected Mobility Infantry with Foxhound)
-7th Battalion, Royal regiment of Scotland (Perth, Light Infantry)
-2nd Battalion, Royal Regiment of Scotland (Edinburgh, Light Infantry)
-6th Battalion, Royal Regiment of Scotland (Glasgow, Light Infantry)

*160th Infantry Brigade and Headquarters Wales (Brecon)
-1st Battalion, The Rifles (Chepstow, Light Infantry)
-4th Battalion, The Rifles (Exeter, Light Infantry)
-1st Battalion, Royal Irish (Tern Hill, Light Infantry)
-2nd Battalion, Royal Irish (Lisburn, Light Infantry)

*London District
-1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards (Windsor, Light Protected Mobility Infantry with Foxhound)
-1st Battalion, Irish Guards (Hounslow, Light Protected Mobility Infantry with Foxhound)

*1st Artillery Brigade and Headquarters South West
-1st Regiment, Royal Horse Artillery (18 x AS-90)
-19th Regiment, Royal Artillery (18 x AS-90)
-26th Regiment, Royal Artillery (Larkhill, Divisional Fire Support Regiment with three batteries of GMLRS and Exactor)
-101st Regiment, Royal Artillery (Gateshead, Divisional Fire Support Regiment with four batteries of GMLRS)
-105th Regiment, Royal Artillery (Edinburgh, 24 x 105 mm Light Guns)
-103rd Regiment, Royal Artillery (St Helens, 24 x 105 mm Light Guns)

*Director Special Forces (Whitehall)
-22nd SAS Regiment (Hereford)
-Special Reconnaissance Regiment (Hereford)
-1st Battalion, Parachute Regiment (St Athan)

Overseas Deployed Rotation order
Bruinei: 1 RGR, 2 RGR (rotated every three years)
Cyprus: 1 LANC, 2 PWRR, 2 LANCS, 2 YORKS, 1 R ANGLIAN, 2 R ANGLIAN (one battalion in Dhekilia and one at Episkopi, rotated every two years.
Título: Re: Exército Britânico
Enviado por: tenente em Janeiro 11, 2017, 02:11:11 pm
Exército Britânico (2020):

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Reaction Force

*16 Air Assault Brigade (Colchester)
-2nd Battalion, Parachute Regiment (Colchester, Air Assault/Parachute Infantry)
-3rd Battalion, Parachute Regiment (Colchester, Air Assault/Parachute Infantry)
-4th Battalion, Parachute Regiment (Pudsey, Air Assault/Parachute Infantry)
-7th Regiment, Royal Horse Artillery (Colchester, 12 x 105 mm Light guns)
-1st Battalion, Royal Gurkha Rifles (Shorncliffe/Brunei, Light Infantry)
-2nd Battalion, Royal Gurkha Rifles (Shorncliffe/Brunei, Light Infantry)

3rd (United Kingdom) Division (Bulford)
-Royal Wessex Yeomanry (Bovington, 56 x Challenger 2)

*1st Armoured Infantry Brigade (Tidworth)
-Royal Tank Regiment (Tidworth, 56 x Challenger 2)
-1st Battalion, Mercian Regiment (Bulford, Armoured Infantry with Warrior)
-5th Battalion, The Rifles (Bulford, Armoured Infantry with Warrior)
-4th Battalion, The Rifles (Specialised Infantry)

*20th Armoured Infantry Brigade (Bulford)
-Queen's Royal Hussars (Tidworth, 56 x CHallenger 2)
-1st Battalion, Princess of Wales's Royal (Bulford, Armoured Infantry with Warrior)
-1st Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (Tidworth, Armoured Infantry with Warrior)

*12th Strike Brigade (Catterick)
-Household Cavalry (Salisbury Plain, 50-60 x Ajax)
-King's Royal Hussars (Tidworth, 50-60 x Ajax)
-1st Battalion, Scots Guards (Catterick, Mechanized Infantry with MIV)
-4th Battalion, Royal Regiment of Scotland (Catterick, Mechanized Infantry with MIV)
-3rd Regiment, Royal Horse Artillery (Newcastle, not organic (part of 1st Artillery Brigade), equipped with new 155 mm artillery system)

*4th Strike Brigade (Catterick)
-Royal Dragoon Guards (Warminster, 50-60 x Ajax)
-Royal Lancers (Warminster, 50-60 x Ajax)
-1st Battalion, Yorkshire (Mechanized Infantry with MIV)
-3rd Battalion, The Rifles (Mechanized Infantry with MIV)
-4th Regiment, Royal Artillery (Newcastle, not organic (part of 1st Artillery Brigade), equipped with new 155 mm artillery system)


Adaptable Force

1st (United Kingdom) Division (York)

*Headquarter Northeast
-Light Dragoons (Catterick, Light Cavalry with Jackal)
-Queen's Own Yeomanry (Newcastle, Light Cavalry with Jackal)
-2nd Battalion, Yorkshire (Cyprus, Light Protected Mobility Infantry with Foxhound)
-4th Battalion, Yorkshire (York, Light Infantry)

*7th Infantry Brigade and Headquarters East (Chilwell)
-1st Battalion, The Queen's Dragoon Guards (Swanton Morley, Light cavalry with Jackal)
-Royal Yeomanry (London, Light cavalry with Jackal)
-1st Battalion, Royal Anglian (Woolwich, Light Protected Mobility Infantry with Foxhound)
-2nd Battalion, Royal Anglian (Cottesmore, Light Protected Mobility Infantry with Foxhound)
-3rd Battalion, Royal Anglian (Bury St Edmonds, Light Infantry)
-3rd Battalion, Princess of Wales's Royal (Canterbury, Light Infantry)

*11 Infantry Bridge and Headquarters South East (Aldershot)
-1st Battalion Welsh Guards (Pirbright, Light Protected Mobility Infantry with Foxhound)
-3rd Battalion, Royal Welsh (Cardiff, Light Infantry)
-1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards (Aldershot, Light Infantry)
-London Regiment (Westminster, Light Infantry)

*38th (Irish) Brigade (Lisburn)
-1st Battalion, Royal Regiment of Scotland (Aldershot, Specialised Infantry)
-2nd Battalion, The Rifles (Ballykinler, Light Infantry)
-7th Battalion, The Rifles (Reading, Light Infantry)
-5th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (Newcastle, Light Infantry)

*42nd Infantry Brigade and Headquarters North West (Preston)
-2nd Battalion, Mercian (Chester, Light Infantry)
-4th Battalion, Mercian (Wolverhampton, Light Infantry)
-2nd Battalion, Duke of Lancaster's (Weeton, Specialised Infantry)
-4th Battalion, Duke of Lancaster's (Preston, Light Infantry)

*51st Infantry and Headquarters Scotland (Edinburgh)
-Royal Scot Dragoon Guards (Leuchars, Light Cavalry with Jackal)
-Scotish and North Irish Yeomanry (Edinburgh, Light Cavalry with Jackal)
-3rd Battalion, Royal Regiment of Scotland (Fort George, Light Protected Mobility Infantry with Foxhound)
-7th Battalion, Royal regiment of Scotland (Perth, Light Infantry)
-2nd Battalion, Royal Regiment of Scotland (Edinburgh, Light Infantry)
-6th Battalion, Royal Regiment of Scotland (Glasgow, Light Infantry)

*160th Infantry Brigade and Headquarters Wales (Brecon)
-1st Battalion, The Rifles (Chepstow, Light Infantry)
-4th Battalion, The Rifles (Exeter, Light Infantry)
-1st Battalion, Royal Irish (Tern Hill, Light Infantry)
-2nd Battalion, Royal Irish (Lisburn, Light Infantry)

*London District
-1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards (Windsor, Light Protected Mobility Infantry with Foxhound)
-1st Battalion, Irish Guards (Hounslow, Light Protected Mobility Infantry with Foxhound)

*1st Artillery Brigade and Headquarters South West
-1st Regiment, Royal Horse Artillery (18 x AS-90)
-19th Regiment, Royal Artillery (18 x AS-90)
-26th Regiment, Royal Artillery (Larkhill, Divisional Fire Support Regiment with three batteries of GMLRS and Exactor)
-101st Regiment, Royal Artillery (Gateshead, Divisional Fire Support Regiment with four batteries of GMLRS)
-105th Regiment, Royal Artillery (Edinburgh, 24 x 105 mm Light Guns)
-103rd Regiment, Royal Artillery (St Helens, 24 x 105 mm Light Guns)

*Director Special Forces (Whitehall)
-22nd SAS Regiment (Hereford)
-Special Reconnaissance Regiment (Hereford)
-1st Battalion, Parachute Regiment (St Athan)

Overseas Deployed Rotation order
Bruinei: 1 RGR, 2 RGR (rotated every three years)
Cyprus: 1 LANC, 2 PWRR, 2 LANCS, 2 YORKS, 1 R ANGLIAN, 2 R ANGLIAN (one battalion in Dhekilia and one at Episkopi, rotated every two years.

Olhando para as apenas três unidades com Chalenger II MBT, para mais de 40 Bat Infª, ainda nós queremos ter mais Leo II para os cerca seis Bat infª que possuímos  ????
Bem mas como também não temos dinheiro não temos vícios ! :G-beer2: :G-beer2:

Abraços
Título: Re: Exército Britânico
Enviado por: nelson38899 em Janeiro 11, 2017, 03:49:43 pm
So há uma pequena diferença entre eles e nós, que se chama;
-apache
-armas anti carro em  quantidades satisfatórias
- e o Ajax

ao contrário nós temos
-33 mbt
- armas anti-carro antigas e em quantidades reduzidas
- nenhum caça carros de combates ou blindado. que possa fazer isso
Título: Re: Exército Britânico
Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Janeiro 11, 2017, 06:12:42 pm
So há uma pequena diferença entre eles e nós, que se chama;
-apache
-armas anti carro em  quantidades satisfatórias
- e o Ajax

ao contrário nós temos
-33 mbt
- armas anti-carro antigas e em quantidades reduzidas
- nenhum caça carros de combates ou blindado. que possa fazer isso

Isso tudo e o Ajax!

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Título: Re: Exército Britânico
Enviado por: tenente em Janeiro 11, 2017, 09:00:21 pm
So há uma pequena diferença entre eles e nós, que se chama;
-apache
-armas anti carro em  quantidades satisfatórias
- e o Ajax

ao contrário nós temos
-33 mbt
- armas anti-carro antigas e em quantidades reduzidas
- nenhum caça carros de combates ou blindado. que possa fazer isso

e achas que eu queria comparar os dois sistemas de forças terrestres ???
Por acaso temos 37 Leo 2A6, não 33 quanto ás ATG nem comento pois não temos nada de jeito digno desse nome, mas as diferenças são bem maiores que essas:
quantas BF tem o BA ?? algumas centenas !
Quantos bat Infª mot/mec ?? Pelo menos 42 !
quantos Reg de cavalaria em VBCI lagartas ?? Pelo menos seis !!

Quanto aos caça carros puros e duros, olha que o BA também não os tem !

Quanto a nós nem CC deveríamos ter, pois para nem um GCC completo termos, era muito mais útil possuirmos um par de bat de Infª em VBCI Lagartas e uns quantos Helis de combate e ficávamos bem melhor servidos, pelo menos é a minha opinião.

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Título: Re: Exército Britânico
Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Janeiro 12, 2017, 12:58:48 pm
Hoje acordei com uma imaginação do camandro e pensei logo neste tópico. Sabendo que há inúmeros kits de modernização no mercado para o M-60 A3 TTS (ex.: o IMI Sabra e o Raytheon SLEP), não seria porreiro modernizar uns quantos para equipar a totalidade do Esquadrão de Reconhecimento com estes CC? No Grupo de Carros de Combate teriamos também um dos Esquadrões equipados com estes CC (14 M-60 modernizados). Era porreiro, não?!

PS: esperem até os comprimidos fazerem efeito e depois falamos... :toto: :Tanque:
Título: Re: Exército Britânico
Enviado por: NVF em Janeiro 12, 2017, 03:30:01 pm
Eu também imagino, de vez em quando, que podíamos adquirir uns 20 e poucos, ou mesmo 30, Leo 2 A4 (há sempre algum exército pronto a desfazer-se de uns quantos, como, por exemplo, o exército dos nuestros hermanos). Esta aquisição permitiria equipar o esquadrão que ainda opera o M60A3, podendo os restantes carros ser convertidos em veículos de engenharia/reboque, etc. Mesmo que não houvesse dinheiro para os converter para A6, o fardo logístico seria muito menor do que o actual. Mas , obviamente, que ando a tomar a mesma medicação do Martelo  ;D
Título: Re: Exército Britânico
Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Janeiro 12, 2017, 03:35:14 pm
Cada Esquadrão de Carros de Combate tem 14 CC e o Esquadrão de reconhecimento segundo um colega do fórum tem mais 9 CC. Isso perfaz 23 Carros de Combate.
Título: Re: Exército Britânico
Enviado por: JPMM em Janeiro 12, 2017, 09:22:34 pm
na!na!na!
Actualmente cada ECC tem 14 CC (3 PelCC de 4 e 2 no Com) e o ERec tem 6 (2 por PelRec)
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Título: Re: Exército Britânico
Enviado por: tenente em Janeiro 14, 2017, 07:48:51 pm
na!na!na!
Actualmente cada ECC tem 14 CC (3 PelCC de 4 e 2 no Com) e o ERec tem 6 (2 por PelRec)
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À pois é, ficamos mesmo á justa pois os 03 CC que ficam de fora, são os necessários para o CMD do GCC, portanto pelo menos teríamos de adquirir mais uns 18 CC para um terceiro ECC e ainda ficarmos com um Pel CC extra, para colmatar os que estão em mnt, avarias, instrucção etc, sei que seria pouco mas seria bem melhor do que agora temos, mas para que isso aconteça tem de haver pilim e alguém que os tenha e, que se queira desfazer pelo menos, desse número de Leo 2A6 !!
Título: Re: Exército Britânico
Enviado por: tenente em Janeiro 14, 2017, 07:50:57 pm
Cada Esquadrão de Carros de Combate tem 14 CC e o Esquadrão de reconhecimento segundo um colega do fórum tem mais 9 CC. Isso perfaz 23 Carros de Combate.

Não prefaz 37 CC Cabeça de Martelo, os ECC são dois .
Título: Re: Exército Britânico
Enviado por: HSMW em Janeiro 14, 2017, 11:09:24 pm
Devem pensar que ainda estão os 37 operacionais....  ::) :-X
Título: Re: Exército Britânico
Enviado por: mafets em Março 19, 2017, 02:51:37 pm
https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/british-troops-arrive-estonia-part-major-nato-deployment/?utm_source=FB&utm_medium=FacebookPage&utm_campaign=social (https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/british-troops-arrive-estonia-part-major-nato-deployment/?utm_source=FB&utm_medium=FacebookPage&utm_campaign=social)
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British troops have arrived in Estonia as part of one of the biggest deployments to Eastern Europe in decades.

120 Soldiers from the 5th Battalion The Rifles Battlegroup (5 RIFLES), including members of an Armoured Engineer Squadron, Military Police Detachment, Artillery Group and Port Task Group, arrived at Amari airbase last night.
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Título: Re: Exército Britânico
Enviado por: mafets em Maio 26, 2017, 09:49:59 am
SAS nas ruas de Manchester a fazer companhia à Polícia.
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SAS soldiers joined counterterrorism police on raids in Manchester yesterday as almost 1,000 regular troops were deployed across the country.

Photographs showed special forces with assault rifles, jamming gear and specially adapted helmets after they burst into a flat in the city centre.

It was the most dramatic demonstration of a heightened military presence nationwide that was triggered by Monday’s suicide bombing and fears of a second attack. A team of SAS troops was deployed to Manchester in the immediate aftermath of the carnage.

In a wider show of force, regular soldiers were last night guarding nuclear power stations, including Sellafield, and were outside Buckingham Palace, Downing Street and the Houses of Parliament.
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British SAS performing domestic operations in Manchester as they storm the home of terrorist living only 4 miles from Manchester Arena. https://www.facebook.com/militaryphotosUK/ (https://www.facebook.com/militaryphotosUK/)
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Título: Re: Exército Britânico
Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Maio 26, 2017, 02:41:00 pm
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British SAS performing domestic operations in Manchester as they storm the home of terrorist living only 4 miles from Manchester Arena.
Título: Re: Exército Britânico
Enviado por: Lusitano89 em Julho 23, 2017, 05:30:22 pm
British Soldiers in Action During Combat Training


Título: Re: Exército Britânico
Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Setembro 29, 2017, 12:32:25 pm
Army blows £440m on fleet of desert patrol cars that BREAK DOWN in heat

The Ministry of Defence splashed out on the pricey Foxhound armoured patrol trucks to replace the hated Snatch Land Rovers after 37 soldiers died in the vehicles.

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https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4572557/army-truck-hot-weather-afghanistan-iraq/
Título: Re: Exército Britânico
Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Dezembro 13, 2017, 04:14:17 pm
SAS to ease entry test to woo women
Female applicants may be required to carry less and be given more time on hill marches


Britain’s special forces are considering modifying their notoriously tough selection tests to ensure women have a “fair” chance of joining the elite units.

It is understood the possible changes will be made to the initial phase of the SAS and SBS (Special Boat Service) selection, which is when recruits are expected to march over hilly terrain carrying increasingly heavy loads. On some of the longer marches, The Sunday Times has learnt, female soldiers may be allowed to carry less weight and will be given extra time to complete the tests.

The changes are being considered because the first female soldiers could apply for special forces selection in just over a year, defence sources say. Soldiers from any unit in the armed forces can apply to join the special forces, although they traditionally recruit heavily from the Parachute Regiment and Royal Marines.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/sas-to-ease-entry-test-to-woo-women-9bbsmdqxt
Título: Re: Exército Britânico
Enviado por: mayo em Dezembro 24, 2017, 01:52:05 pm
SAS to ease entry test to woo women
Female applicants may be required to carry less and be given more time on hill marches


Britain’s special forces are considering modifying their notoriously tough selection tests to ensure women have a “fair” chance of joining the elite units.

It is understood the possible changes will be made to the initial phase of the SAS and SBS (Special Boat Service) selection, which is when recruits are expected to march over hilly terrain carrying increasingly heavy loads. On some of the longer marches, The Sunday Times has learnt, female soldiers may be allowed to carry less weight and will be given extra time to complete the tests.

The changes are being considered because the first female soldiers could apply for special forces selection in just over a year, defence sources say. Soldiers from any unit in the armed forces can apply to join the special forces, although they traditionally recruit heavily from the Parachute Regiment and Royal Marines.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/sas-to-ease-entry-test-to-woo-women-9bbsmdqxt

Mais uma vez, as lubias de pederastas ,vão destruir as forças armadas no mundo ocidental.
Título: Re: Exército Britânico
Enviado por: Lusitano89 em Dezembro 24, 2017, 02:11:00 pm
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Título: Re: Exército Britânico
Enviado por: tenente em Dezembro 28, 2017, 12:46:07 pm

http://ukarmedforcescommentary.blogspot.pt/2017/12/the-warrior-capability-sustainment.html

Abraços
Título: Re: Exército Britânico
Enviado por: tenente em Dezembro 28, 2017, 10:09:53 pm

https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/watch-inside-challenger-2-tank-main-gun-fired-2/
Título: Re: Exército Britânico
Enviado por: Lightning em Janeiro 12, 2018, 09:59:11 pm
Mais possíveis cortes para os Britânicos, 11.000 só no Exército, coloquei a noticia tambem nos topicos referentes à RAF e Royal Navy.

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Título: Re: Exército Britânico
Enviado por: tenente em Janeiro 12, 2018, 10:04:07 pm
Mais possíveis cortes para os Britânicos, 11.000 só no Exército.

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Se a opção I for tomada a RN deixa de existir, tão simples quanto isto, sete fragatas abatidas ?????
Título: Re: Exército Britânico
Enviado por: Lightning em Janeiro 12, 2018, 10:18:47 pm
Se a opção I for tomada a RN deixa de existir, tão simples quanto isto, sete fragatas abatidas ?????

Acho que os ingleses andam a meter os ovos todos no mesmo cesto (porta-aviões Queen Elizabeth + F-35).

Mas referente a meios do Exército, seria teoricamente uma oportunidade de equipar a UALE com battlefield Wildcats e Pumas modernizados.
Título: Re: Exército Britânico
Enviado por: mafets em Janeiro 16, 2018, 10:30:34 am
Com 40 anos por cá ainda faziam uma perninha...  :jok: :nice: https://www.facebook.com/RealAirPower/?hc_ref=ARSYsF9Ad-LGI-5fBD0HaQIeq7CA_wpa8FXq2yujugiJI2S-xl47qij_vqpPaLr55Lg&fref=nf&pnref=story (https://www.facebook.com/RealAirPower/?hc_ref=ARSYsF9Ad-LGI-5fBD0HaQIeq7CA_wpa8FXq2yujugiJI2S-xl47qij_vqpPaLr55Lg&fref=nf&pnref=story)
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On January 16th (tomorrow) the British Army will retire its last Westland Lynx helicopter. The type served the Army for 40 years, and proved its mettle as a battlefield utility, anti-armour, and SAR helicopter in conflicts across the globe.
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Título: Re: Exército Britânico
Enviado por: tenente em Janeiro 18, 2018, 02:04:30 pm
British Army’s Lynx officially retired

18th January 2018 - 09:01 GMT | by The Shephard News Team 

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The British Army has officially retired its Lynx helicopter fleet after almost 40 years in service, the army announced on 16 January.

Lynx entered into service in 1978 as a primary battlefield utility helicopter and has been utilised to destroy tanks, gather intelligence, medical evacuation and provide humanitarian support.

During its career, the helicopter supported British troops on active service in Bosnia, Kuwait, Afghanistan and Sierra Leone.

To mark the end of the aircraft’s decommisioning from the British Army fleet, the Army Air Corps will fly five of the last remaining Lynx airframes from RAF Odiham in Hampshire on a commemorative tour around England. The flight will culminate in a V5 air procession along the length of the River Thames over Central London.

Lynx is being replaced by the AW159 Wildcat in British service.

https://www.shephardmedia.com/news/defence-helicopter/british-armys-lynx-helicopter-officially-retired/

Abraços
Título: Re: Exército Britânico
Enviado por: tenente em Janeiro 18, 2018, 02:10:04 pm
Com 40 anos por cá ainda faziam uma perninha...  :jok: :nice: https://www.facebook.com/RealAirPower/?hc_ref=ARSYsF9Ad-LGI-5fBD0HaQIeq7CA_wpa8FXq2yujugiJI2S-xl47qij_vqpPaLr55Lg&fref=nf&pnref=story (https://www.facebook.com/RealAirPower/?hc_ref=ARSYsF9Ad-LGI-5fBD0HaQIeq7CA_wpa8FXq2yujugiJI2S-xl47qij_vqpPaLr55Lg&fref=nf&pnref=story)
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On January 16th (tomorrow) the British Army will retire its last Westland Lynx helicopter. The type served the Army for 40 years, and proved its mettle as a battlefield utility, anti-armour, and SAR helicopter in conflicts across the globe.
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pelo menos mais uns dez anitos !!!
Título: Re: Exército Britânico
Enviado por: Lusitano89 em Janeiro 23, 2018, 12:15:07 pm
General britânico quer mais investimento na defesa


Título: Re: Exército Britânico
Enviado por: tenente em Fevereiro 01, 2018, 06:20:49 pm
UK begins Gazelle helicopter replacement effort

 31 January, 2018 SOURCE: FlightGlobal.com BY: Dominic Perry London

 Initial work is under way to replace the British Army's active fleet of 22 elderly Aérospatiale Gazelle AH1 helicopters, as the venerable type nears retirement.

 "We do have plans to replace the Gazelle," says Air Cdre Al Smith, capability air manoeuvre at the UK's Joint Helicopter Command. "It hinges on operational outputs so the customer gets the same or better product," he adds, noting: "I think we can probably do better than we do today."

 Smith, speaking at the Defence IQ International Military Helicopter conference in London on 31 January, declined to reveal the platform under consideration, or the timeline for any acquisition. The latter is driven by the out-of-service date for the Gazelle, which could be accelerated from a current target of 2025 if the type becomes more costly to support due to a shortage of spare parts.

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 Employed by the Army Air Corps in the reconnaissance and battlefield liaison role, the Gazelle also relies on a pool of what Smith describes as "really highly trained" flightcrew, who are used to operating as a single pilot in "quite challenging weather conditions".

 "How much longer do we want to rely [on those crews]… and at what point do we want technology to reduce that workload?" asks Smith.

 A replacement programme is unlikely to be a like-for-like acquisition: thanks to advances in technology, Smith believes that a similar or better capability could be provided with a smaller number of platforms.

 "Looking at the number of Gazelles, we think we can deliver a customer product with significantly fewer than we have today," he says.

 An acquisition process has also begun for the Royal Air Force's Boeing CH-47 Chinook fleet. This is "still in the assessment phase" says Smith, but stresses that the UK armed forces "need heavy lift".

 Any future purchase will be a "manned platform", he says, with the Ministry of Defence likely to wait until the arrival of the enhanced Block II version of the Chinook in 2023.

 While no decision has been taken on whether to acquire more Chinooks or another type, Smith notes: "There are not that many competitors out there."

 In addition, a part of any future Chinook purchase could include the MH-47G variant for special forces operations, Smith confirms.

 "If Block II were the answer… then the MH is an attractive option, because it offers some capabilities that some of the others don't," he notes.

http://www.thefifthcolumn.xyz/Forum/viewthread.php?tid=161

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Título: Re: Exército Britânico
Enviado por: Lusitano89 em Fevereiro 26, 2018, 12:15:43 pm
Título: Re: Exército Britânico
Enviado por: tenente em Abril 01, 2018, 04:53:15 am
British Army finally selects Boxer for MIV
31st March 2018 - 15:02 GMT | by Alice Budge, Grant Turnbull in London

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In a move that has been anticipated for several months, the UK MoD announced on 31 March that it will re-join the Boxer programme and pursue a sole-source acquisition of the German 8x8 vehicle.

The long-awaited decision on the acquisition strategy for the Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV) programme was announced just before the end of the 2017 financial year and a few days after British MPs recessed for Easter.

The UK MoD will now move forward with negotiations with the Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation (OCCAR), a European intergovernmental organisation that runs the Boxer programme, and German manufacturer ARTEC.

'The UK played a major role in the original design, development and testing of the Boxer, and would reassume the rights it had as a project partner if a deal was to go through — allowing the option for the vehicle to be built and exported from the UK,' said an MoD statement.

An assessment phase will now commence to 'consider the comparable benefits of manufacturing locations and different supply chains for Boxer', which is expected to conclude next year.

The first vehicles are planned to enter service in 2023, which is also the initial operational capability date for the British Army's new strike brigade concept and MIV will be a key component.

The Boxer's modular design enables it to be configured for a range of mission-specific operations, while a protection system against mines, IEDs and ballistic threats contributes to crew survivability.

In February ARTEC — a joint venture between Rheinmetall and KMW — announced that it had signed agreements with a trio of British firms including BAE Systems, Pearson Engineering and the UK arm of French aerospace and defence firm Thales. This suggested that the German consortium was keen to demonstrate its selection and would result in tangible returns for the UK economy.

ARTEC stated that through this partnership 60% of Boxer’s value creation and 100% of its final assembly will be performed in the UK. Those statistics were echoed in the MoD's 31 March statement.

Although not set in stone, a significant amount of work is expected to be carried out at BAE Systems’ major combat vehicles facility at Telford, the site that manufactured the British Army's Warrior vehicles in the 90s. Pearson Engineering also has manufacturing capacity in Newcastle where the original Challenger 2 MBTs were built.

The MoD's announcement followed warnings from politicians that selecting the Boxer, without a competition, over bids from UK-based companies such as General Dynamics UK — makers of the Ajax vehicle — would place British manufacturing jobs at risk.

ARTEC’s agreement with three British companies and its commitment to UK assembly and job creation appears to have abated such concerns.

The UK MoD was originally involved in the development of Boxer between 1999 and 2004, during which BAE Systems produced 12 prototypes of the vehicle. According to ARTEC, acquiring the vehicle will resume the UK’s rights to export it from the UK.

Slovenia, Lithuania and Australia recently selected the Boxer to fulfill the nations’ requirement for 8x8 combat vehicles, following the adoption of the vehicle by the German Army and the Royal Netherlands Army.

The Australian Army, however, will be receiving fewer vehicles than initially planned, after higher than anticipated prices for the Boxer reduced the government’s order from 225 units to 211, at a cost of $4.09 billion.

Senior officers, keen for a rapid off-the-shelf acquisition to equip its new Strike brigades, had long favoured the Boxer with little thought for possible offset deals. However, pressure from industry for a competition and a cash-strapped Treasury keen to see strong returns on MoD investment appeared to stall the programme.

https://www.shephardmedia.com/news/landwarfareintl/british-army-finally-selects-boxer-miv/

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Título: Re: Exército Britânico
Enviado por: Migas em Abril 04, 2018, 03:41:18 pm
Para quando a substituição das SA80?
Título: Re: Exército Britânico
Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Abril 04, 2018, 04:33:18 pm
Para quando a substituição das SA80?

Não, vão modernizá-las assim:

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The L85A3 shown off as part of the British Army’s new Virtus equipment system in 2016 (British Army/MOD)
Título: Re: Exército Britânico
Enviado por: tenente em Julho 20, 2018, 09:15:55 pm
No British Army, não se brinca em serviço !!

https://ted.europa.eu/TED/notice/udl?uri=TED:NOTICE:314073-2018:TEXT:EN:HTML&src=0

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Título: Re: Exército Britânico
Enviado por: NVF em Julho 20, 2018, 11:21:05 pm
Esse programa dava para pagar cinco anos dos nossos orçamentos de defesa.  :amazing:
Título: Re: Exército Britânico
Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Julho 21, 2018, 10:56:18 am
No British Army, não se brinca em serviço !!

https://ted.europa.eu/TED/notice/udl?uri=TED:NOTICE:314073-2018:TEXT:EN:HTML&src=0

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É um programa conhecido que os Alemães conseguiram ganhar. O Boxer representa uma enorme evolução para o Exército Britânico, mas o "price tag" final é alucinante.

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Título: Re: Exército Britânico
Enviado por: tenente em Julho 21, 2018, 12:03:42 pm
No British Army, não se brinca em serviço !!

https://ted.europa.eu/TED/notice/udl?uri=TED:NOTICE:314073-2018:TEXT:EN:HTML&src=0

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É um programa conhecido que os Alemães conseguiram ganhar. O Boxer representa uma enorme evolução para o Exército Britânico, mas o "price tag" final é alucinante.

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à pois é, quem quer bolota tem de trepar, o custo de cada blindado fica num balúrdio !!!

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Título: Re: Exército Britânico
Enviado por: mafets em Setembro 10, 2018, 10:31:27 am
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British armoured fighting vehicles arrive in Oman

Two Point class ships have transported over 200 vehicles for Exercise Saif Sareea 3 which will take place across Oman in October and November 2018.

Saif Sareea 3 (SS3) is the third UK-Oman joint exercise, with the previous 2 taking place in 1986 and 2001. SS3 is the UK armed forces lead exercise this year and the largest joint exercise of its kind in 17 years.

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Título: Re: Exército Britânico Royal Air Force e Royal Navy
Enviado por: tenente em Setembro 13, 2018, 09:58:38 pm
Armed Forces need 8,200 more personnel in ‘largest shortfall in many years’

A devastating new report has highlighted skill shortages in 102 critical areas across the armed forces. Commanders have reportedly had to cancel leave as a result in an effort to maintain operations.

The report from the Committee of Public Accounts (found here) referenced a shortfall of 8,200 regular personnel, and stated that the Ministry of Defence doesn’t expect to resolve this until 2022 at the earliest. The number of regular personnel was 18% below requirement in the 102 critical areas with skill shortages.

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The news comes amid serious political questions as to whether the UK will remain a ‘tier-one military power’. Indeed the Defence Select Committee recently criticised the government for defence cuts and called for defence spending to return to 3% of GDP.

‘The Armed Forces need sufficient skilled personnel to meet the Government’s defence objectives and respond to the rapidly changing threats to the UK’
Committee of Public Accounts
The Ministry of Defence faces a 23% shortfall in pilots, a 26% shortfall in intelligence analysts, and a 17% shortfall in engineers. It was criticised for not developing a ‘coherent plan for closing the existing skill gaps and securing the new skills that it will need’.

One of the official recommendations began with the line ‘Following publication of the Modernising Defence Programme (MDP) in Summer 2018….’. The report was evidently written prior to the parliamentary summer recess – it has since become clear that the MDP may not be published for several months yet.

An MoD Spokesperson said:

“Recruiting and retaining talent is one of our top priorities and we have a range of schemes, including retention pay for and direct entry into specialist trades and flexible working to make sure we attract and keep the skilled personnel we need.
The military has enough personnel to meet all its operational requirements, including being active on 25 operations in 30 countries throughout the world.”

Whilst the MoD is currently able to meet its operational requirements, doing so is having a negative impact elsewhere. Due to the shortage in pilots, qualified RAF personnel are being transferred away from staff jobs in the UK to operational flying roles abroad. This has led to an insufficient number of staff in headquarters across the country.

Commanders have had to cancel leave and training in order to maintain the current pace of operations. Cancelling leave has led to a doubling in the number of personnel describing morale as ‘low’, up to 67% in 2018 compared to 33% in 2010.
More worryingly, the report also highlighted the potential problem if the MoD ever needed to ‘scale-up’ the Armed Forces at pace during a time of conflict.

https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/armed-forces-8200-personnel-below-requirement/

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Título: Re: Exército Britânico
Enviado por: tenente em Setembro 21, 2018, 06:57:17 pm

https://www.thinkdefence.co.uk/boxer-armoured-vehicle/boxer-and-miv/


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Título: Re: Exército Britânico
Enviado por: tenente em Setembro 21, 2018, 07:15:06 pm

Plans to procure ‘at least 500’ Boxer vehicles move forward

By George Allison September 20, 2018

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A programme to supply the British Army with a new fleet of Boxer eight-wheeled armoured vehicles has taken a major step forward.
Defence Minister Stuart Andrew announced at one of the world’s leading land equipment events that the Army intends to make an initial purchase of over 500 Boxer vehicles, and the Defence Minister also announced that British suppliers have been given the green light to bring forward concrete plans for the project, which is set to support at least 1,000 UK jobs.

Artec, the consortium who lead on the production of the vehicles, have been given the go-ahead to invite industry to bring forward actual contractible proposals for work on the vehicles. A big step towards making a purchase, the news means that Artec will now ramp up work to complete their supplier selection process before returning to the MOD with a formal proposal next year.

The Minister made the announcement whilst speaking at DVD2018 at Millbrook Proving Ground in Bedfordshire, which showcases equipment and technology for the British Army and is one of the biggest land equipment events in the world.

Speaking at the event, Defence Minister Stuart Andrew said:
“A new 8×8 armoured vehicle is a key part of our British Army’s future, and today marks a big step towards equipping our soldiers with this brand-new troop carrier. British companies are stepping up to the plate yet again for a project which could support up to 1,000 jobs across the country, and it is great to give industry the green light to now pull together a full plan of action. I am looking forward to pressing ahead with negotiations in our pursuit of a vehicle which works best for the Army, the taxpayer and British industry.”

The MoD announced that the British Army had re-joined the Boxer programme back in March, as it looks to modernise its vehicle fleet and meet the Mechanised Infantry Vehicle requirement which is central to the Army’s plans for fast-moving ‘strike brigades’.

According to a news release, manufacturer Artec will now complete supplier selection and confirm their proposal to manufacture and support Boxer in the UK, offering new opportunities to British suppliers for what is set to be their largest single order.

https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/plans-to-procure-at-least-500-boxer-vehicles-move-forward/

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Título: Re: Exército Britânico
Enviado por: mafets em Novembro 06, 2018, 04:49:32 pm
Entretanto em terras de sua Majestade...

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http://www.navyrecognition.com/index.php/news/defence-news/2018/february-2018-navy-naval-defense-news/5943-raf-ch47-chinook-helicopter-aboard-hms-queen-elizabeth.html (http://www.navyrecognition.com/index.php/news/defence-news/2018/february-2018-navy-naval-defense-news/5943-raf-ch47-chinook-helicopter-aboard-hms-queen-elizabeth.html)

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Título: Re: Exército Britânico
Enviado por: NVF em Novembro 06, 2018, 05:30:57 pm
Navio da Royal Navy, helicóptero da RAF, cadê o exército? :mrgreen:
Título: Re: Exército Britânico
Enviado por: asalves em Novembro 06, 2018, 05:38:02 pm
Entretanto em terras de sua Majestade...

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http://www.navyrecognition.com/index.php/news/defence-news/2018/february-2018-navy-naval-defense-news/5943-raf-ch47-chinook-helicopter-aboard-hms-queen-elizabeth.html (http://www.navyrecognition.com/index.php/news/defence-news/2018/february-2018-navy-naval-defense-news/5943-raf-ch47-chinook-helicopter-aboard-hms-queen-elizabeth.html)

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Mesmo mesmo à justa do elevador, as "pás" ficam bloqueadas sempre na mesma posição? É que senão estou a ver num descuido lá ir uma à vida  :P
Título: Re: Exército Britânico
Enviado por: mafets em Novembro 07, 2018, 10:33:01 am
Navio da Royal Navy, helicóptero da RAF, cadê o exército? :mrgreen:

A culpa é da RN que não mete de onde vem o Heli (mesmo sendo Boscome Down da Raf, avalia material para todas as Forças Armadas Inglesas), e como o exercito também tem Chinoock...  ;D ;)

https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/news-and-latest-activity/news/2018/february/02/180202-queen-elizabeth-sails-for-aircraft-trials (https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/news-and-latest-activity/news/2018/february/02/180202-queen-elizabeth-sails-for-aircraft-trials)

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Two Chinooks from the Aircraft Test and Evaluation facility at MOD Boscombe Down arrived on board this morning as the carrier prepared to sail. The ship will be joined later by two Merlin Mk2 aircraft, with all four aircraft carrying specialist testing equipment.

Captain Jerry Kyd, the Commanding Officer of HMS Queen Elizabeth, said: "After the excitement of our commissioning ceremony in December, my ship's company and our industry partners are looking forward to taking the ship to sea to conduct first of class rotary wing flying trials.

"These trials will involve operating different types of helicopter from the ship in all weather conditions and fully testing the myriad of on board systems that are designed to support aviation. This is an important milestone in the ship's progression towards embarking the F35-B Lightning jets later this year, and ultimately the achievement of carrier strike capability."

Mas tens razão, é da RAF.  ;) :)

http://www.navyrecognition.com/index.php/news/defence-news/2018/february-2018-navy-naval-defense-news/5943-raf-ch47-chinook-helicopter-aboard-hms-queen-elizabeth.html (http://www.navyrecognition.com/index.php/news/defence-news/2018/february-2018-navy-naval-defense-news/5943-raf-ch47-chinook-helicopter-aboard-hms-queen-elizabeth.html)
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For the first time ever a giant RAF Chinook helicopter has been stowed in the hangar of a British aircraft carrier. With the nose protruding over the edge of one of HMS Queen Elizabeth’s two mighty aircraft lifts, the 99ft-long helicopter from RAF 7 Squadron was moved from the flight to the hangar deck.

Cumprimentos  ;) 8)
Título: Re: Exército Britânico
Enviado por: NVF em Novembro 07, 2018, 01:11:45 pm
O Army Air Corps do Exército Britânico só tem helis ligeiros e os Apache, os pesados de transporte (Puma, Chinook e anteriormente os Merlin) estão todos na RAF.
Título: Re: Exército Britânico
Enviado por: mafets em Novembro 07, 2018, 01:47:00 pm
O Army Air Corps do Exército Britânico só tem helis ligeiros e os Apache, os pesados de transporte (Puma, Chinook e anteriormente os Merlin) estão todos na RAF.

Não ligues que é ternura dos 45.  ;D Achei que o British Army ficava bem com os Chinook...  :P

https://www.army.mod.uk/equipment/aircraft/ (https://www.army.mod.uk/equipment/aircraft/)

Curioso que usam o Bell 212 e o Squirrel. Não tinha conhecimento.

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Título: Re: Exército Britânico
Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Fevereiro 21, 2019, 04:08:47 pm
Exercicio "Yellow Assault" Companhia C, 3º Batalhão, Regimento Paraquedista do Exército Britânico

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https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2019/02/20/potd-paratroopers-in-yellow-assault/
Título: Re: Exército Britânico
Enviado por: Lusitano89 em Fevereiro 28, 2019, 05:53:46 pm
Título: Re: Exército Britânico
Enviado por: goldfinger em Abril 21, 2019, 10:05:44 am
 Ejército británico da de baja 1/3 de sus carros de combate para quedarse con solo 148  Challenguer 2


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La flota de carros de combate Challenger 2 del ejército británico se verá disminuida en un tercio de su actual flota según la información facilitada en el día de hoy por el diario londinense The Times.

Según revela la noticia de este diario, el ejército británico planea renovar solo 148 tanques de sus actuales 227 debido a las restricciones de costes del British Army.

También señala que los carros de combate restantes se utilizarían para piezas de repuesto, aunque aclara que algunos de los tanques podrían ser reparados para su despliegue en caso de emergencia.

Esta declaración ha sido una verdadera conmoción para una serie de expertos militares que han expresado su preocupación por los planes para reducir la flota de tanques británicos. Algunos ya han calculado que el “nuevo” ejército británico tendría 87 veces menos tanques en comparación con Rusia.

En la década posterior al final de la Guerra Fría, Gran Bretaña perdió su producción de tanques y ahora puede perder la mayor parte de su flota, que en 1991 consistía en cerca de 800 vehículos de combate.

El Challenger 2 es un tanque de batalla principal altamente blindado, diseñado para su uso en zona de fuego directo. Su función principal es destruir o neutralizar otras armaduras. Sin embargo, tiene la capacidad de involucrarse con objetivos tanto duros como fáciles y puede operar en un espectro de conflictos de alta intensidad, contrainsurgencia y funciones de mantenimiento de la paz.

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Un Challenger 2 disparando cerca de Basora en Irak.

El vehículo con un peso de 52,5 toneladas está equipado con un cañón estriado L30A1 de 120 mm, que dispara las bombas de penetración de varilla larga como las municiones HESH (High Explosive Squash Head). Cuenta además con una ametralladora coaxial de 7.62 mm y una ametralladora de uso general montada con pivote también de 7.62 mm. Su tripulación está compuesta por comandante, artillero, cargador y conductor.

Aunque el Challenger 2 fue desarrollado a partir del Challenger 1, el vehículo es un rediseño completo, con menos de un 5% de partes comunes entre ambos. El Reino Unido realizó un pedido de 127 unidades en 1991 y más tarde, en 1994, un pedido adicional de 100 unidades. También se encuentra en servicio con el ejército de Omán que cuenta con un total de 38 Challenger 2.

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Título: Re: Exército Britânico
Enviado por: tenente em Junho 08, 2019, 01:17:35 pm
Will the stars finally align to upgrade Britain’s ‘obsolete’ tanks?

 By: Andrew Chuter   2 days ago

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 LONDON – Britain has fallen behind its allies and potential adversaries in key armored combat vehicle capabilities and must do more to become a force to be reckoned with, Defence Secretary Penny Mordaunt has warned.

“The future may look very different in years to come, but meantime, while armour is relevant it must be capable, and we must be competitive. We have not been,” Mourdaunt told an audience of senior international army chiefs and industry executives at a land warfare conference in here June 4.

 The Challenger 2 main battle tank and the Warrior infantry fighting vehicle, two of the key elements of the British army’s battle formations, were both labeled as “obsolete” by a defense secretary who only started the job a month ago but could move on once a new Conservative prime minister is elected in July to replace Theresa May.

“Challenger 2 has been in service without a major upgrade since 1998. During this time the U.S., Germany and Denmark have completed two major upgrades, whilst Russia has fielded five new variants with a sixth pending,” she said.

“Warrior is even more obsolete, and is twenty years older than those operated by our key allies. Since Warrior’s introduction in 1988 the United States and Germany have conducted four major upgrades and Russia has invested in three new variants,” said Mordaunt.

 What does she mean by obsolete? In the case of Warrior its best known shortcoming is the inability to fire on the move, and a 30mm cannon that has to be manually loaded with three round clips of ammunition. As it stands, the vehicle is unlikely to scare potential adversaries like the Russians.

 The British have been under-invested in combat armored capability for years aside from meeting the urgent operational requirements to counter improvised explosive devices in Afghanistan. Many of those vehicles remain in service, even though the threat has changed.

 Efforts are finally underway to improve the situation, sparked, in part, by the army’s move to form two armored strike brigades by 2025.

 That force is planned to include tracked reconnaissance vehicles, an 8x8 mechanized infantry vehicle and a new 155mm artillery system.

 General Dynamics UK has started delivering the first of 589 Ajax reconnaissance and support vehicles in what has been touted by the government as the largest armored vehicle investment in three decades.Germany’s Artec has been nominated as the preferred supplier with its Boxer 8x8, although no contract has been signed yet. A competition on the artillery is getting underway.

 Programs to upgrade both the vehicles named as obsolete by Mordaunt are in the works, but there is no manufacturing contract yet for either.

 In the Warrior’s case Lockheed Martin UK secured the upgrade development program from the defense ministry in 2011, but is only now undertaking the reliability trials on which a final production contract depends.

 At one time the number of hulls to be updated was in the region of 380, but suppliers at a recent Lockheed Martin briefing said that as the British Army has shrunk and budgets got tighter, that figure is now down to around 265 and could go even lower.

 As for Challenger 2 upgrades, an assessment phase involving BAE Systems and Rheinmetall has been completed and is now under review.

 It seems no final decision has been made, but the signals coming out of the defense ministry suggest the Army may get what they want, which is a Challenger 2 sporting a German turret and smoothbore cannon.

 Tank numbers to be upgraded are unclear, with defense procurement minister Stuart Andrew telling Parliament recently that the final decision would be informed by “the assessment phase, the defense requirement and a balance of investment consideration.”

The British Army currently has a fleet of 227 Challenger 2 tanks.

 BAE and Rheinmetall recently announced their intention to form an armored vehicle joint venture including the British companies activities in the sector, with the German company having the majority shareholding.

 Final approval of the deal is expected this month and a decision about the way forward on Challenger 2 could follow in the following two or three months.

 The scope and size of the armored-vehicle effort depends, like everything else, on the availability of funding.

 The defense ministry has budgeted £18.4 billion ($23.4 billion) for land-warfare equipment purchases over the next 10 years.

 Shorter-term budget considerations, though, will be resolved in the next few months.

 A government-wide review of departmental budgets, known as the comprehensive spending review, is currently underway. That will dictate whether the currently cash-strapped military will get the sizeable spending increases they are hoping for over the next three years.

 In opening remarks to the RUSI conference this week, Gen. Sir Mark Carleton-Smith, the chief of the general staff, made it clear he saw the threat of the tank diminishing in the military of the future as the focus shifts to issues like cyber warfare.

“The main threat is less missiles and tanks. It’s the weaponization of those elements of globalization that hitherto have made us prosperous and secure, such as mobility of goods, people, data and ideas," he said. "Living on an island gives no guarantees against the corrosive and intrusive effects of disinformation, subversion and cyber.”

Perhaps for now, at least, the last word over the utility of the tank in today’s information-rich environment should go to the conference speaker who voiced the opinion, “You can cyber all you like, but there comes a time when only a tank will do."

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Título: Re: Exército Britânico
Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Julho 16, 2019, 03:33:52 pm
Black paratroopers suing Army claim soldiers put up Nazi flags and pictures of Hitler in their barracks

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Paratrooper Hani Gue during a parachute jump whilst serving in the British Army.

wo black paratroopers are suing the Army for racial abuse from soldiers who decorated their barracks with Nazi flags and pictures of Adolf Hitler.

Lance Corporal Nkululeko Zulu and Private Hani Gue, both of the 3rd Battalion, the Parachute Regiment (3 Para), told an employment tribunal on Tuesday how they were subjected to racial slurs like "black c--t" and "n-----".

They said a member of 3 Para posted photos of soldiers posing with English Defence League leader, Tommy Robinson, on their Facebook and a picture of Pte Gue and L/Cpl Zulu together was defaced with swastikas and Hitler moustaches.

Giving evidence, Pte Gue, a Ugandan, told how he left City University London, where he was studying criminology and sociology, to join the Army in October 2012.

Pte Gue said: "I wanted to join the parachute regiment in particular, as I was inspired by the Regiment's history of fighting the racist Nazi regime during World War Two.

"I was extremely proud to be part of the Parachute Regiment and was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, A Company, where I started my employment as a Light Machine Gunner.

"Unfortunately, my experiences of racial harassment and discrimination during the course of my employment have led me to realise that the Army is not the honourable institution I once thought it to be."

He told the tribunal: "In the early stages of my career I heard my colleagues use racial slurs such as 'n-----' and 'p---' on numerous occasions.

"This was often passed off as 'banter', although I found it very intimidating and offensive as a non-white person."

"My experience in A Company had an extreme psychological impact on me, leading me to make the decision to change my surname from Gue-Hassan to Gue.

"This was because Hassan is Muslim and I thought it would make me more prone to racial abuse if I continued to be known by this name."

Pte Gue said: "In October 2017, I saw that a member of 3 Para had posted pictures on social media of themselves with Tommy Robinson, leader of the English Defence League.

"It was clear to me at this point that racism was still prevalent in 3 Para, and A Company in particular. Things only got worse from there.

"In November 2017, I was deployed with 3 Para to Kenya on Exercise Askari Storm.

"At this briefing meeting, the officer who was giving the welcome brief told us that we should not behave badly while in Kenya or we would go to prison and get Aids."

All service personnel undergoing training in Kenya are given an environmental brief when they arrive. This would have included a warning not to have sex with prostitutes due to the prevalence of sexually-transmitted diseases in the country.

Throughout the Askari Storm exercise, Pte Gue said he heard 3 Para refer to Kenyan forces and locals as 'n-----' and 'African idiots'.

Pte Gue said: "I was stunned by the racial abuse I witnessed during Exercise Askari Storm.

"I confided in Mr Zulu about how I was feeling and he shared my feelings of hurt and anger.

"He told me about the time that he was referred to as a 'black c--t by Sergeant Andy White, and that the Army never seemed to take any action against this, which infuriated me."

Pte Gue, who is now suing the Army for racial harassment and discrimination, requested early termination on Jan 18, 2018 when he arrived back in England.

Pte Gue told the tribunal that days after his termination was granted, a photograph of he and L/Cpl Zulu was defaced.

He said: "I was horrified to see that someone had drawn swastikas, Hitler moustaches and the words 'f--- off' on the photograph of myself and Mr Zulu."

An MoD spokesman said: “Our personnel should be able to work in an environment free from harassment, intimidation and discrimination and we take all complaints very seriously.

“It would not be appropriate to comment on the case while proceedings are on-going.”

The tribunal, due to last nine more days, continues.


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Título: Re: Exército Britânico
Enviado por: tenente em Agosto 04, 2019, 08:05:16 am
Army Restructures to Confront Evolving Threats

 (Source: British Army; issued Aug. 01, 2019)

 Lt Gen Ivan Jones CB, Commander Field Army (CFA), has outlined his plans to rebalance the Field Army to ensure that it can compete with and defeat adversaries both above and below the threshold of conventional conflict. CFA described plans for rebalancing his command which will see changes to the structure of the Field Army’s primary formations.
 Lt Gen Jones, said: “The character of warfare continues to change as the boundaries between conventional and unconventional warfare become increasingly blurred. The Army must remain adaptable and evolve as a fighting force. The three complementary British Army Divisions harness the wide range of British Army capabilities, providing choice to the Government in defence of the UK’s interests.

 Whilst retaining its operational focus, the intention is to rebalance the Army’s formations in order to meet the challenges of constant competition and maintain its high-end war-fighting capability.

 He added: “The Field Army must build on the strong foundation of the 3rd Division’s world class war-fighting force. 1st Division provides specialist soldiers and equipment to develop other nations’ armies, deal with disaster and humanitarian crises worldwide and enable our war-fighting division. 6th Division focuses on Cyber, Electronic Warfare, Intelligence, Information Operations and unconventional warfare through niche capabilities such as the Specialised Infantry Battalions.
“The speed of change is moving at a remarkable rate and it will only get faster and more complex.”

Lt Gen Ivan Jones, CB, Commander Field Army

 This change will be integrated within broader Defence, national and alliance efforts and enable the Field Army to operate and fight more effectively above and below the threshold of conflict. The Field Army rebalancing is part of the Army’s response to the emerging Defence thinking and will create a Field Army of integrated, interdependent and complementary formations from 1 Aug 2019.

 -- 1st (United Kingdom) Division (1 (UK) Div) with its blend of lighter infantry, logistics, engineers and medics will provide more strategic choice and a range of capabilities, conducting capacity building, stabilisation operations, disaster relief and UK resilience operations. It will include: 4th (Infantry) Brigade, 7th (Infantry) Brigade, 11th (Infantry) Brigade, 51st (Infantry) Brigade, 8th Engineer Brigade, 102nd Logistic Brigade, 104th Logistic Brigade, 2nd Medical Brigade;

-- 3rd (United Kingdom) Division (3 (UK) Div) will remain as the Army’s primary armoured war-fighting force comprising: 1st Armoured Infantry Brigade, 12th Armoured Infantry Brigade, 20th Armoured Infantry Brigade, 1st Artillery Brigade, 101st Logistic Brigade, 25th Engineer Group, 7th Air Defence Group;

-- 6th (United Kingdom) Division (6 (UK) Div). The re-designation of Force Troops Command (FTC) to 6th (United Kingdom) Division (6 (UK) Div) will provide the Army’s asymmetric edge, orchestrating Intelligence, Counter-Intelligence, Information Operations, Electronic Warfare, Cyber and unconventional warfare. 6 (UK) Div will include: 1st Signal Brigade, 11th Signal Brigade, 1st Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance Brigade, 77th Brigade and the Specialist Infantry Group.

 There will be no changes to personnel numbers, resourcing, cap badges or locations.

 1st August marked the rebirth of a Division which served throughout the First World War and during the Second War. More recently, 6 (UK) Div was formed between 2008-2011 and deployed to Afghanistan as Headquarters Regional Command (South).

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Título: Re: Exército Britânico
Enviado por: Lusitano89 em Novembro 07, 2019, 10:21:07 am
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Enviado por: tenente em Novembro 08, 2019, 03:06:43 pm
UK MoD Contracts for BOXER

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has let a contract to Artec, a consortium led by Rheinmetall and Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW), valued at approx. £2.3 billion (€2.6 billion) for over 500 BOXER armoured vehicles, the companies announced on 8 November.

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Some 90% of the BOXERs to be delivered to the British Army will be manufactured in the UK. (Photo: Rheinmetall)

Awarded to Artec via the European procurement agency, the Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation (OCCAR), the contract meets the British Army’s Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV) procurement programme. Half the order volume will be subcontracted to each of the two consortium leaders: the total number of BOXERs already delivered by Artec or currently on order now exceeds 1,400 vehicles.

British BOXERs will be supplied in several different configurations, including an armoured personnel carrier, command vehicle, specialist carrier and field ambulance. Delivery of the vehicles is expected to start from 2023. Most production will take place in the UK, safeguarding and creating a substantial number of British jobs. Full-scale production will begin in Germany, but 90% of the BOXERs destined for the British Army will be produced in the UK, principally at plants operated by Rheinmetall BAE Systems Land (RBSL) and KMW’s subsidiary WFEL.

This order marks the return of the UK to a European defence programme, having taken part in the BOXER project when it was still in its infancy. The vehicle is now on its way to becoming one of NATO’s standard platforms.

https://www.monch.com/mpg/news/land/6148-uk-mod-contracts-for-boxer.html

PS : o que não se comprava para o nosso Exército com €2.600 Milhões !!!
ele eram os benditos Helis para o Exercito, os Pizarro, + Leos, os Pandur Porta Morteiros e os Pandur ACar, + Vamtac, novos SAM, os ATGM ( Spike LR ) + 10,5 Reb, os 15,5 Reb.... era uma festa !!


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Título: Re: Exército Britânico
Enviado por: zocuni em Novembro 08, 2019, 03:43:16 pm
UK MoD Contracts for BOXER

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has let a contract to Artec, a consortium led by Rheinmetall and Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW), valued at approx. £2.3 billion (€2.6 billion) for over 500 BOXER armoured vehicles, the companies announced on 8 November.

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Some 90% of the BOXERs to be delivered to the British Army will be manufactured in the UK. (Photo: Rheinmetall)

Awarded to Artec via the European procurement agency, the Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation (OCCAR), the contract meets the British Army’s Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV) procurement programme. Half the order volume will be subcontracted to each of the two consortium leaders: the total number of BOXERs already delivered by Artec or currently on order now exceeds 1,400 vehicles.

British BOXERs will be supplied in several different configurations, including an armoured personnel carrier, command vehicle, specialist carrier and field ambulance. Delivery of the vehicles is expected to start from 2023. Most production will take place in the UK, safeguarding and creating a substantial number of British jobs. Full-scale production will begin in Germany, but 90% of the BOXERs destined for the British Army will be produced in the UK, principally at plants operated by Rheinmetall BAE Systems Land (RBSL) and KMW’s subsidiary WFEL.

This order marks the return of the UK to a European defence programme, having taken part in the BOXER project when it was still in its infancy. The vehicle is now on its way to becoming one of NATO’s standard platforms.

https://www.monch.com/mpg/news/land/6148-uk-mod-contracts-for-boxer.html

PS : o que não se comprava para o nosso Exército com €2.600 Milhões !!!
ele eram os benditos Helis para o Exercito, os Pizarro, + Leos, os Pandur Porta Morteiros e os Pandur ACar, + Vamtac, novos SAM, os ATGM ( Spike LR ) + 10,5 Reb, os 15,5 Reb.... era uma festa !!


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Excelente compra dos britânicios.Quem tem dinheiro tem,quem não tem conta estórias.
Ao que parece o Boxer alemão vai desalojar o bulldog inglês meus cães preferidos.
Título: Re: Exército Britânico
Enviado por: LM em Novembro 08, 2019, 05:12:23 pm
OCCAR (Organisation Conjointe de Coopération en matière d'Armement / Organisation for Joint Armament Co-operation) is an international organisation whose core-business is the through life management of cooperative defence equipment programmes.

The organisation was established by means of the OCCAR Convention which is equivalent to an international treaty.


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Título: Re: Exército Britânico
Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Novembro 30, 2019, 02:14:35 pm
Título: Re: Exército Britânico
Enviado por: tenente em Dezembro 15, 2019, 09:07:28 pm
Royal Marines Paras? British military considers controversial merger of 2 elite units


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Royal Navy

The British Ministry of Defence (MoD) is toying with the controversial idea of merging the elite Parachute Regiment and Royal Marines.

This isn’t the first time that a merger between the two elite units has been voiced by senior officials inside the British Ministry of Defence (MoD). Last year, similar reports had been leaked to the media.

The two units have fought alongside one another with few hiccups in the past. During the Falklands War in 1982, Royal Marines and Paras led the way to the recapture of the Islands from the Argentines.

The 16 Air Assault Brigade is Britain’s airmobile rapid deployment force. Among other units, it includes the famous Gurkhas, Parachute Regiment and Pathfinders — a small unit similar to the secretive Ranger Reconnaissance Company (RRC) of the 75th Ranger Regiment. It also contributes one battalion (1 PARA) to the Special Forces Support Group (SFSG) — the Royal Marines also contribute one company to the SFSG.

The 3 Commando Brigade is Britain’s premier amphibious force. Among other units, it’s comprised of two regular Commandos (42 Commando and 45 Commando) and one Maritime Operations Commando (40 Commando). Commandos are battalion-sized units.

It’s worth noting that although the Royal Marines are part of the Royal Navy, they also have some Army representation. There are two Army regiments assigned to 3 Commando Brigade (24 Commando Regiment, Royal Engineers and 29 Commando Regiment, Royal Artillery), that provide direct and indirect support. British Soldiers who wish to join 3 Commando Brigade have to complete a shortened version, the All Arms Commando Course, than the one that their Royal Marines brethren have to go through; shortened, however, doesn’t mean easier. They undergo the same gruelling events, but not the basic soldiering stuff that Royal Marines recruits learn.

A potential merger, however, will not see both units intact. In fact, the proposals argue for an Army Commando unit, but of reduced in size. If the proposals were motivated by a desire to create a more lethal and effective unit, then they could have been properly entertained and scrutinized by the parties concerned. But when the incentive behind the proposals is to save money in the defense budget, then one understands the skepticism that senior MoD officials and military officers voice about the proposed scheme.

A Special Operations unit at heart, the Royal Marines have been bogged down to conventional tasks in the most recent conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Then again, it’s a pre-election period in the U.K., and such proposals are bound to emerge as the Conservative and Labour parties vie for votes. How realistic the proposal is will be determined in the near future.

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Título: Re: Exército Britânico
Enviado por: tenente em Janeiro 31, 2020, 08:50:24 pm
UK MoD statistics reveal £1bn investment in Wales for 2018-19
 
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AJAX armoured fighting vehicle prototype near its future assembly site in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales. Credit: Richard Watt.
 
New statistics released by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) have revealed that spending in Wales reached more than £1bn for the first time for 2018-19. 
 
The figures show that procurement spending of the department in Wales increased to £1.08bn last year from £960m in 2017-18, which represents an increase to £350 from £310 in per capita spending. 
 
The production of the army’s AJAX armoured fighting vehicles at General Dynamics UK in Merthyr Tydfil and Oakdale and a new Royal Naval Reserve centre development worth £11m in Cardiff Bay are the major defence projects in Wales.
 
Other projects include the department’s £250m contract with Raytheon to provide support services to the British Royal Air Force’s surveillance aircraft fleet. 
 
Government spending is expected to support around 7,700 jobs in defence in Wales, an increase from 6,300 in 2017-18.
 
Secretary of State for Wales Simon Hart said: “UK Defence spent more than £1bn with Welsh industry last year supporting thousands of private-sector jobs. 
 
“This investment in businesses such as General Dynamics, Raytheon and others makes Wales a genuine defence industry hub and one of the most competitive places in the world from which to innovate and deliver security.” 
 
Wales houses 160 Brigade HQ Wales in Brecon, and a light infantry unit is expected to be based at MoD St Athan. It will become the main army base, as well as a major RAF base in Wales. 
 
The runway at RAF Valley on Anglesey was restored in 2017 as part of a £20m refurbishment and extended its operational life for another 25 years. 
 
The areas around Brecon and Sennybridge accommodate major army training facilities. Every year they also host Exercise Cambrian Patrol, which sees the participation of military units from across the world. 
 
Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said: “Defence continues to provide security and prosperity as we see billions invested across the UK and the subsequent hundreds of thousands of jobs supported.” 
 
In March 2017, Qioptiq secured a $100m surveillance and target acquisition support (STAS) contract from the UK MoD. 

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Título: Re: Exército Britânico
Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Fevereiro 18, 2020, 02:05:27 pm
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Members of the Special Forces Support Group (SFSG) clear through a building. The SFSG is formed from the 1st Battalion the Parachute Regiment (1PARA), a company strength of Royal Marines and a contingent of RAF Regiment personnel.

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One of the SFSG platoons makes its way to a CH47 pick up. Ready for Anything!

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Título: Re: Exército Britânico
Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Fevereiro 18, 2020, 02:16:50 pm
SAS plans to create super-strength unit with radical plan to draft in Parachute Regiment

RADICAL plans by Army chiefs will see two battalions of the Parachute Regiment form a Special Forces unit to aid the SAS in combat missions overseas.

By MARCO GIANNANGELI

It means Parliament will not be consulted when the regiment is sent abroad as SAS operations do not need the approval of MPs.

Military chiefs are drawing up the plans as the number of recruits to the SAS falls, with just 60 each year. The proposals emerged as generals consider a raft of changes to make the Army “more dynamic and cost effective” ahead of a defence and security review.

The Paras already contribute to the Special Forces Support Group, which was created in 2006 to assist the SAS and SBS, the Special Boat Service.

The plan, suggested by a senior SAS officer who formerly commanded Britain’s rapid reaction force 16 Air Assault Brigade, will see the 2nd and 3rd Para battalions integrated into Special Forces, though they will retain their conventional role if needed.

Special Forces have under pressure since 2013, when former PM David Cameron lost a vote in Parliament to deploy conventional forces to Syria.

Since then, despite being deployed in 30 countries, conventional troops have been largely relegated to training roles and anti-poaching operations. Exceptions are defensive operations in the Baltics and overseas territories, as well as a future UN peacekeeping operation in Mali.

The reluctance to involve conventional Army regiments on missions led to an expansion of the role of Special Forces’ troops.

According to sources, last year the SAS was deployed in six countries, including Syria. Under the plan, to be rolled out over three years, Paras will still wear their maroon berets and cap badge, but will remove their wings when on operations.

They will replace them with the Special Forces Support Group’s bespoke Commando dagger and lightning thunderbolt badge on their left arm. The move, backed by the heads of the SAS and SFSG, is said to have the “ear” of General Sir Mark Carleton-Smith, Chief of the General Staff.

Senior officers are also said to be looking favourably at changes at the Royal Marines, as revealed by the Sunday Express. The Future Commando Force will see the green berets return to their original role, assisting the SBS by providing smaller but highly effective units with hi-tech weaponry.

A source said: “SFSG is facing more and more tasks in support of Special Forces. Since the regiment already has the role to provide the manpower to SFSG, this [proposal] would be making their current role official.”

The Army said there are “no plans to re-role the Parachute Regiment” but it constantly reviews its capabilities.

https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1233626/sas-news-parachute-regiment-army-reform
Título: Re: Exército Britânico
Enviado por: Lusitano89 em Fevereiro 24, 2020, 04:58:19 pm
Título: Re: Exército Britânico
Enviado por: Lusitano89 em Março 01, 2020, 07:07:05 pm
Hellfire in the Arctic | Apache Helicopter | British Army


Título: Re: Exército Britânico
Enviado por: Vitor Santos em Abril 11, 2020, 04:55:45 pm
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Título: Re: Exército Britânico
Enviado por: tenente em Maio 22, 2020, 10:59:37 am
Army Establishes Its 1st Aviation Brigade

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The British Army’s first-ever aviation brigade will include Gazelle and Lynx helicopters for reconnaissance and support missions, but its main strike force will consist of AW-159 Wildcat and WAH-64D Apaches, seen here during a firepower demonstration. (BA photo)

As of April 2020, the first-ever Aviation Brigade in the British Army formed up, bringing with it a new structure, new doctrine and brand-new way of fighting.

Contemporary threats elicit a contemporary response, and the world of aviation is no different. The Brigade based on a brand-new way of fighting, which is effectively summed up in its motto: “Fly, fight, lead”.

Combining the advanced reconnaissance capabilities of the Wildcat helicopter of 1st Regiment Army Air Corps (AAC), together with the attack firepower of the Apache helicopter used by 3rd and 4th Regiment AAC, 1st Aviation Brigade is designed to unite the resources previously split between the Aviation Reconnaissance Force and the Attack Helicopter Force, and as a Brigade is a capability distinct from previous airmobile and air assault brigades.

As well as the tasks conducted by 5th Regiment AAC and their Gazelle helicopters, the reservists of 6th Regiment AAC and the specialist aviation mechanical engineers of 7th Battalion Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers complete the lineup of Brigade units.

The environment in which the British Army and our allies are now operating in is changing and continues to evolve – at pace. The new world sees our adversaries engaging in operations that requires our soldiers to operate across a broad spectrum of operations implemented to protect our homeland, all whilst persistently engaging and constraining our adversaries abroad.

As the way of the military evolves, it places a focus on what combat aviation needs to be prepared for. To meet such challenges 1st Aviation Brigade will generate a Combat Aviation Force in order to deploy on operations, which will possess the capacity to concurrently plan, execute and sustain multiple aviation manoeuvres, and scale up and down in size and power as required.

As well as looking to the future and meeting emerging threats with world-class equipment, we must also acknowledge that the formation of 1st Aviation Brigade ties together a long history of Army aviation, particularly that of the 24th Airmobile Brigade.

The 1st Aviation Brigade flash is a pair of red Griffin Wings on a background horizontally halved on the colours of the Army Air Corps. It was in the guise of the 24th Airmobile Brigade where Army Air Corps units would first wear these Griffin Wings. These were lost from the insignia when 24th Airmobile Brigade combined with elements of 5th Airborne Brigade to become 16th Air Assault Brigade in 1999.

However, the Army Air Corps has veterans and serving soldiers alike who wore the Griffin Wings as part of the 24th Airmobile Brigade, and therefore a history that links us back to them. This resurrection of the emblem as part of the new 1st Aviation Brigade maintains this vital link to Army Air Corps history and reminds us that we cannot lead in to the future without recognising both our origins and unique capability.

As this formation begins a new chapter in Army aviation history, 1st Aviation Brigade’s antecedents and capability is clear. The Brigade’s success will be borne in the coming months and years, a Brigade that operates within an Army that thinks Aviation Manoeuvre. A Brigade that flies, fights, and leads.

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Título: Re: Exército Britânico
Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Maio 22, 2020, 02:32:11 pm
Título: Re: Exército Britânico
Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Agosto 01, 2020, 05:54:25 pm
Rheinmetall Reveals Advanced Technology Demonstrator Tank with 130mm Turret

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New RheinMetall Tech Demo Tank with 130mm Smoothbore turret. Video grab
A video released today by Germany’s Rheinmetall showed a tank with a 130mm turret besides a new hull front as part of its MBT Advanced Technologies Competence demonstration, a possible indication of what will go into the future Main Ground Combat System (MGCS).

The demo tank looks like the latest iteration of its advanced technology demonstrator for the British Army’s Challenger 2 Life Extension Project (LEP). A joint venture was formed between Rheinmetall Defence UK (55%) and BAE Systems Land UK (45%) in 2019 to take forward the Challenger 2 LEP.

A Tweet accompanying the video said “Rheinmetall’s 130mm smoothbore technology for MBTs embodies a significant lethality leap in times of increasing threats. Combined with a state-of-the-art auto-loader, this system is the latest evolvement in Rheinmetall’s MBT Advanced Technologies competence.”

The 130mm smoothbore gun for MBT’s is the most significant advancement in Western MBT design since World War II. Current NATO MBTs are built around the 120mm turret.

The Russian Armata T-15 was the first to break away from the 120mm gun standard by being equipped with a 125mm turret offering significantly improved shooting performance over the 120mm guns of the current Leopard 2 and the UK’s Challenger 2 MBT.

The new 130mm turret, if accepted by the MCGS project could mean a major change in NATO standard tank turret size. The video shows a projectile fired from the 130mm gun piercing through several layers of armored sheets. Besides, the tank moves at a fast pace through cross-country indicating good mobility with the new gun in place.

The hull front in the upgraded Leopard 2 is flatter compared to the current Leopard 2 tank. This may have been necessitated by requirement of armor and to accommodate the gun.

Rheinmetall's Weapons and Ammunition division launched a 130mm demonstrator programme in 2015 to counter improvements in armor of enemy tanks and armored vehicles. The 130mm/L51 turret was first shown at Eurosatory event in 2016. Company executives had then commented that the increase in caliber would allow the firing of more lethal projectiles effectively enhancing the gun’s armor-piercing capacity by a factor of two.

Rheinmetall has also commenced developing a new 130 mm armor-piercing fin-stabilized discarding sabot (APFSDS) round with elongated rod penetrator, which is supposed to be made of a new tungsten alloy. The new APFSDS round also features a semi-combustible cartridge case and new propellant.

The 130mm smoothbore gun of Rheinmetall is also being considered as part of the modernization of the UK's Challenger s besides the US M1A1 Abrams MBTs.

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Título: Re: Exército Britânico
Enviado por: Lusitano89 em Setembro 03, 2020, 07:44:34 pm
Título: Re: Exército Britânico
Enviado por: NVF em Setembro 04, 2020, 09:32:03 am
Armata? O T-64 foi o primeiro carro a ser equipado com uma peça de 125 mm, há mais de 50 anos, seguido do T-72 uns anos depois.
Título: Re: Exército Britânico
Enviado por: tenente em Setembro 04, 2020, 04:16:32 pm
E que tal uns warriors para substituir os M113??

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8660069/Military-chiefs-draw-plans-scrap-Britains-tanks.html

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Ministers are thought to be exploring the idea due to the exorbitant cost of upgrading the fleet of 227 Challenger 2 tanks, the UK's main battle tank (main) , and the 388 Warrior armoured vehicles, as reported by The Times. The Challenger 2 is sometimes praised for its imposing presence, but some detractors say it is not the right fit for the British Army, and government officials are understood to be keen to modernise given the changing nature of warfare. It would be a highly poignant departure for the army, who pioneered the use of tanks in the First World War (Bottom). Also facing the axe is the Warrior, which served in Iraq and is still part of the army’s suite of armoured vehicles that also includes the Bulldog and the Stormer (above).

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