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The Pentagon needs to troll the 2600 groups, 4Chan and Reddit and recruit hackers for stupid $ to proof test their systems. They need to be paid the highest reasonable salary to proof test this stuff to 1, prevent Chinese Honey Pots entrapping them and 2 to make sure that they stay interested.

If this means they put them up in a remote hotel, with side entertainment and all the room service they want and an example of the system to be tested and some guards for security, so be it. We need to find these holes ourselves and not have them be found by an adversary.

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The Pentagon needs to troll the 2600 groups, 4Chan and Reddit and recruit hackers for stupid $ to proof test their systems. They need to be paid the highest reasonable salary to proof test this stuff to 1, prevent Chinese Honey Pots entrapping them and 2 to make sure that they stay interested.

 

If this means they put them up in a remote hotel, with side entertainment and all the room service they want and an example of the system to be tested and some guards for security, so be it. We need to find these holes ourselves and not have them be found by an adversary.

 

Quite Concur.

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OH, and a reasonable supply of meds prescribed by doctors to keep them focused and then down time to get them R&R to reattain focus. If that means Adderall, some well screened hookers consultants from the Bunny Ranch...I'm fine with that. These uber geeks found Shia LeBouf's flag, in the middle of nowhere based on background images using contrails and timing.

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A story to give You-Know-Who a nice fit of rage:

 

 

Denmark receives first production standard Piranha 5 and Eagle 5 vehicles

 

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The first Piranha 5 to be officially handed over to Denmark, alongside one of the legacy M113s that it will replace. Source: Henrik Kastenskov/FKO

 

The Royal Danish Army received its first production standard Piranha 5 and Eagle 5 armoured vehicles on 27 March, the Danish Ministry of Defence and General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS) have announced.

The official handover marked the beginning of deliveries of 309 production standard Piranha 5s ordered under a USD650 million contract in December 2015.

The Piranha 5 underwent a series of trials conducted by the Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation (DALO), after initial deliveries were made in 2018.

Danish Defence Minister Claus Hjort Frederiksen stated, "Our soldiers need modern equipment that meets the demands of the future battlefield ... With these vehicles I am confident that we can stand up in the future."

Deliveries of the Piranha 5 are expected to be completed by 2023 in six variants: command, armoured personnel carrier (APC), ambulance, recovery, engineering, and mortar platform. There will be at least 15 of the latter, carrying Austrian company ESL Advanced Information Technology's (ESLAIT's) 120 mm Advanced Automated Autonomous Mortar System (A3MS) selected in 2016.

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Good Lord that's a big target! If you're ging to get something that much bigger than a M113 or LAV III, you may as well just say fuck it and get a Namer or a similar tank-based HAPC..

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Good Lord that's a big target! If you're ging to get something that much bigger than a M113 or LAV III, you may as well just say fuck it and get a Namer or a similar tank-based HAPC..

More interior space to dodge the penetrations...

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Good Lord that's a big target! If you're ging to get something that much bigger than a M113 or LAV III, you may as well just say fuck it and get a Namer or a similar tank-based HAPC..

More interior space to dodge the penetrations...

 

 

Not only this :D and more working space inside and modern bulky armours, but mine protection makes any vehicle high as well. The wheels still make sense, because they are better for roadmarches and considering the rather small Royal Army and the distances to cover plus commimtments abroad where even larger areas are to be covered makes this the imho right choice.

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Good Lord that's a big target! If you're ging to get something that much bigger than a M113 or LAV III, you may as well just say fuck it and get a Namer or a similar tank-based HAPC..

More interior space to dodge the penetrations...

 

 

When I started work, our company secretary was a chap who had flown Spitfires, then (much roomier) Thunderbolts in Burma. He said taking evasive action in a P-47 involved getting out of your seat and running around the cockpit. :)

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Piranha 5 moves forward in Romania as well:

 

Romanian Piranha 5 completes live firing test

 

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The Piranha 5 as configured for Romania. Source: GDELS

 

The Piranha 5 armed with the Elbit UT30MK2 remote controlled weapon station with a 30 mm cannon has completed static and dynamic tests, General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS) announced in a 9 April press release.

The company added that the UT30MK2 exceeded customer requirements and that this milestone qualifies the system for Romanian requirements. The GDELS press release also states that another milestone, Romanian company Uzina Mecanică Bucureşti’s (UMB’s) readiness to manufacture the Piranha 5, had been reached.

Oliver Dürr, vice-president of wheeled vehicles and managing director of GDELS-Mowag, is quoted by the press release as saying, “Our collaboration with UMB will create a sustainable benefit to the Romanian economy and reliability to the Romanian Army.”

The tests were conducted on 28 March in the presence of officials from the Romanian procurement authority at a firing range near Camp Rena in Norway.

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Dragoon moves forward in a big way:

 

 

Army to outfit Double V-Hull Strykers with 30mm firepower

 

 

WASHINGTON — The Army has decided to outfit three out of six of its brigades equipped with Double V-Hull A1 Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicles with 30mm guns, according to an Army official.

The service plans to open up a competition to integrate and field up-gunned DVHA1, the official told Defense News on background.

The Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley and the Army Requirements Oversight Council decided on March 20 to equip future Stryker brigades with 30mm Medium Caliber Weapon System (MCWS) capability after reviewing lessons learned from the 2nd Cavalry Regiment in Europe. But he also directed the Army to ensure that the new MCWS capability be applied to the more mobile, better protected DVH ICVVA1 that will be the basis for the future Stryker fleet, according to the official.

Based on an urgent operational need out of Europe, the Army was provided emergency funding from Congress in 2015 — a little over $300 million — to rapidly develop and field a Stryker with a 30mm cannon specifically for the 2nd Cavalry Regiment, which is permanently stationed in Germany. The funding covered development, eight prototypes and upgrades to 83 production vehicles, as well as spares.

 

The Army spent 18 months to put together its upgunned Stryker using off-the-shelf solutions, such as the remote turret, from Kongsberg in Norway, and the 30mm cannon from Orbital ATK, and shipped those vehicles off to Europe for an evaluation that went on for the better part of a year.

The plan going forward is to execute a competition in two phases to select a 30x173mm-equipped MCWS integrated onto a Stryker DVH ICVVA1, the official said, which will lead to equipping the first brigade with a new capability in fiscal year 2022.

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Not Dragoon specifically, necessarily. The competition for a 30x173mm-equipped turret for DVH Strykers could be awarded to any competitor.

 

They'll likely call it the Dragoon, just with a different model number than the original M1296 since it will be based on the Double V Hull.

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Dragoon moves forward in a big way:

 

 

 

Army to outfit Double V-Hull Strykers with 30mm firepower

 

 

 

WASHINGTON — The Army has decided to outfit three out of six of its brigades equipped with Double V-Hull A1 Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicles with 30mm guns, according to an Army official.

 

 

 

The service plans to open up a competition to integrate and field up-gunned DVHA1, the official told Defense News on background.

 

 

 

The Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley and the Army Requirements Oversight Council decided on March 20 to equip future Stryker brigades with 30mm Medium Caliber Weapon System (MCWS) capability after reviewing lessons learned from the 2nd Cavalry Regiment in Europe. But he also directed the Army to ensure that the new MCWS capability be applied to the more mobile, better protected DVH ICVVA1 that will be the basis for the future Stryker fleet, according to the official.

 

 

Based on an urgent operational need out of Europe, the Army was provided emergency funding from Congress in 2015 — a little over $300 million — to rapidly develop and field a Stryker with a 30mm cannon specifically for the 2nd Cavalry Regiment, which is permanently stationed in Germany. The funding covered development, eight prototypes and upgrades to 83 production vehicles, as well as spares.

 

 

The Army spent 18 months to put together its upgunned Stryker using off-the-shelf solutions, such as the remote turret, from Kongsberg in Norway, and the 30mm cannon from Orbital ATK, and shipped those vehicles off to Europe for an evaluation that went on for the better part of a year.

 

 

 

The plan going forward is to execute a competition in two phases to select a 30x173mm-equipped MCWS integrated onto a Stryker DVH ICVVA1, the official said, which will lead to equipping the first brigade with a new capability in fiscal year 2022.

 

Is there a law that says they can’t just buy more of the Dragoon Strykers instead of holding a competition that takes 2-3 years? Possibly by using UOR funding like was done earlier to speed up the process?
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