>LAND400 calls for replacement of ASLAV and M113 in the Australian army
What new Armored Reconnaissance vehicle should be acquired?
What new IFV should be acquired?
Can swim, best armor in wheeled category and has a huge range of mounting options
>upgrade kit for aslav
they already have that RPG chicken wire shit
But it was acquired in the late 80s, its aging
thats not how your armored reconnaissance or fast deployment, aslavs were rekt in the harsh terrain of East Timor what would an even heavier 8X8 by like off road?
nevermind trying to use it anywhere else in S.E. Asia
Anyway we have the Hawkei and Bushmaster for car sex
ATGW variant with a LCT-30 turret with a bank of two Denel Dynamics Ingwe ATGM on each side
Multiple-level suspension and central tire control.
>tfw you will never operate in anarchy happening full government and state shut down rural America with one of those
I just found my dream bug out car
Hey guys, was just allowed to tour an aslav the other day. They can't even change the pressure of the tyres remotely, one has to plug a hose into the port on the outside and manually pump the tyres.. Oh and it had been commissioned in 1994 and is a currently serving vehicle.
its one of the 3 or 4 contenders
but the APC version is 25 tons
With a turret and autocannon you're adding another 2 or 3 tons
Also it is 2.99 meters wide
We have C-130 for tactical lift. Bay is 3.02 meters wide. Thats a tight fit.
Doesn't matter to Germany they're adopting the A400 Atlas which has a bigger bay but we have the newest model C-130 only about ten years old.
heres a list for the ASLAV replacement:
>BAE Systems/Patria: AMV35
>Rheinmetall/Northrop Grumman: Boxer with LANCE turret
>General Dynamics/Thales: LAV III upgrade
Anyone know of others?
>Doesn't matter to Germany they're adopting the A400 Atlas which has a bigger bay but we have the newest model C-130 only about ten years old.
If only we were the Marines. Then we could replace every other piece of equipment in order fit in a neat new gadget that doesn't even work
2nd battalion will become a dedicated amphibious force
Part of the entire point of reconnaissance is that your enemy shouldn't know you are watching them. Driving around in a huge noisy vehicle kind of defeats that purpose.
Reconnaissance is one of the few times when infantry is sometimes the best option. The other times should use satellites/aircraft.
and a 30 tonnes distributed between 8 wheels is going to get rekt off road
What about a modernized version of the Tatrapan?
good for any UAV
and the NH90 helicopters are pretty big they might need a rolling take off fully loaded
I think our LHDs and Japans 'helicopter destroyers' are built to handle F-35Bs so they can embark Marines for joint operations
we already have the Bushmaster for motorized infantry
they'll have to use the mexeflote motor rafts of the bay class landing ship :\
>roads break down
>fuel is just a no go
>people will look at your car like a giant signal for "fuck me up"
You'll die in the first week, or lose the vehicle in the first days. But you will have fun.
Brits have LCU Mk.10 to put a tank ashore though, from the Bay-class ships or Albion-class
Mexeflotes are just a cheap way of transporting shit to shore and creating temporary docks once the landings are secure.
Aussies need a proper LCU
Fucking Fennec, its not even a question.
I am an that arrogant South African asshole who thinks South Africa is the be all and end all of wheeled vehicle design, and even I must bow down before such a glorious design
Now... if you want ARMED armored recon, that is then a good question.
thanks for the money
Pity you were too pleb to buy the optics package, or the Chaka battle management system, or the Impi BLUEFOR trackers - all of which the turret was designed to house
Formation reconnaissance is the role of recce vehicles. In many countries doctrine that actually requires speed, good communications and the ability to put up a fight. You find the enemy, keep as much distance as you can from anything bigger and kill anything that isnt. Send constant reports back to hq and call in air/arty on everything.
The UK has been one of the few countries who kept the idea of formation recce as a stealthy mission but they seem to have changed there minds recently with ajax. Though I guess Jackal is still around for very light stealth recce.
get with the times.
Confirmed bidders are:
Patria/BAE Systems Australia with the AMV
Rheinmetall Australia with the Boxer
ST Kinetics/Elbit Systems Australia with the Terrex
GDLS/Thales Australia with an unknown offering, most likely LAV 6.0 (Canada) or Piranha V (Switzerland)
It's a Turkish PARS from FNSS licensed by Malaysia actually and not a contender besides the above four.
Based on PARS. But, it was a rebuilt to suit the Malaysian need.
You do know AFVs these days are modular.
And are to fit to how the customer wants it.
Finland's AMVs aren't going to be like Poland's which aren't going to be like South Africa's etc. But they're still AMVs regardless.