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British Army - Jacks - 30.09.2004

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Zitat:UK’s Digital Apache

The British Army is currently in the process of integrating the Apache AH Mk1 (AH) into the Army Air Corps. The AH Mk1 is a heavily armed helicopter, capable of accommodating a combat load of 8 Hellfire missiles, 38 CRV 7 rockets, 1200 rounds of 30mm cannon shells, 1400 litres of fuel and 72 chaff and flares.

The AH programme has been hampered by substantial delays, cost over-runs in the region of £70 million, engineering problems and software failures with the aircraft’s flight simulator. Despite these serious and expensive setbacks, the AH Mk1 does signify a step towards the UK realisation of ‘Network Enhanced’ armed forces.

It was initially thought that the British Army intended to acquire 91 Apache A-model aircraft or an equivalent. However the Longbow equipped D-model was preferred as it possesses a powerful target acquisition radar and has a greater potential to be fully ‘network centric’ due to its modern digital systems. The proposed UK fleet numbers were reduced to 67 to make the procurement of the D-model stay with the allocated budget.

The Longbow millimetric wave radar is mounted on the aircraft’s main rotor mast and forms part of the Longbow fire and forget anti-armour system. The radar is capable of 360-degree operations to a range of 8 km and can detect up to 1023 targets, display 256 and offer 16 as priority engagements for engagement. In addition to Longbow the AH Mk1 also fields a comprehensive sensor package and combines Target Acquisition Designation Sights (TADS) Pilot Night Vision Sensor (PNVS) Direct Viewing Optics (DVO) Forward Looking Infra-Red (FLIR) and Day-Time Television (DTV). When all these sensor are combined, the AH Mk1 becomes a heavily armed Intelligence Surveillance Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) platform.
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- Rob - 30.09.2004

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA. British Army please, aber guter thread.:daumen: Der WAH 64 (W für Westland) hat viel Britisches Equipment und die meisten (59?) wurden bei Westland endmontiert.

Zitat:Carbine SA80A2 to equip tank crews

British Army tank crews are to have their personal fire-power boosted with the introduction of of a brand new model of the SA80A2 assault rifle.
The MoD has placed a £1 million contract with Heckler and Koch to convert 1400 standard weapons into a new, shorter, "carbine" design.
Currently the four-man crew of a Challenger2 tank is equipped with a combination of SA80 rifles and Browning 9mm pistols.

The new SA80A2 carbine will replace both weapons when it enters service in 2005. Colonel Simon Deakin said:

"This new rifle is a radical re-design of the SA80A2. The barrel has been shortened by almost a foot - to half its original length - a new 20-round magazine has been developed and a forward hand grip replaces the hand guard, making it lighter and easier to store and manoeuvre from inside the tight confines of a tank.
"It has an additional rail fitted to the forward body that can be used to mount lights, lasers or other future enhancements.
"This new model builds on the improvements we have made to the SA80 since it was first developed. The carbine offers the power and reliability of the Battle proven SA80A2 in a design that is much smaller, lighter and easier to handle. The combination of the new design and the SUSAT (Sight Unit Small Arms Trilux) sight make for a weapon that is extremely manoeuverable and very accurate.
"Work to convert 1400 rifles into the carbine model has already begun, and thanks to our good working relationship with Heckler and Koch we have been able to link this contract into the current upgrade programme, combining various processes, including transport, inspection, stripping, assembly and testing the weapon, reducing the overall cost."

To ensure the weapon met the stringent standards demanded of it, the team put the carbine through its paces in the Arizona dessert, the Quebec tundra and the humid jungles of Brunei.
Colonel Deakin also commented that: " We have subjected the carbine to a series of demanding tests in a variety of extreme environments and it performed beyond our expectations. This new model has proven its reliability, accuracy and will be easy to use in a variety of situations, particularly crews who need to operate form the tight confines of a tank.
"This is an extremely flexible weapon and while the current requirement is for it to equip tank crews I am sure there will be a lot of interest from other users who see their role benefiting from a personal defence weapon."

- Rob - 15.10.2004

Zitat:MoD Declares Initial Operating Capability for Apache Helicopter

(Source: UK Ministry of Defence; issued Oct. 14, 2004)

Initial Operating Capability (IOC) has been declared for the Army's new generation of Attack Helicopter. The Apache AH Mk1 will be the cornerstone of the Armed Forces' new Joint Helicopter Command and is considered one of the most significant weapons' systems to enter service with the British Army since the tank in 1916.

IOC is a significant step towards the platform reaching full operating capability.

Lord Bach, Minister for Defence Procurement, said:

"I am delighted that IOC has been declared for the new Apache Attack Helicopter. This is a considerable achievement and evidence of how equipment projects are benefiting from the principles of Smart Acquisition.

Apache is a hugely flexible and formidable fighting platform which will form part of 16 Air Assault Brigade and support 3 Commando Brigade Royal Marines. It can be armed with a variety of weapons including Hellfire missiles, CRV7 rockets and 30mm cannon rounds, and with its on-board surveillance and target acquisition systems the Apache provides a major increase in capability over its predecessor."


1. The Army's requirement for an Attack Helicopter (AH) was endorsed in June 1991. This identified the need for an Attack Helicopter with long range anti-tank capability to replace its Lynx/TOW helicopters. Following a competitive tendering exercise, the contract was awarded to WHL in March 1996 and a separate contract for the supply of munitions was placed with Hunting Engineering Ltd.

2. In July 1998, the Strategic Defence Review quoted the Attack Helicopter as an example of the new equipment entering service in the next few years which would greatly improve our ability to conduct the hard hitting, mobile land operations of the future.

3. A Private Finance Initiative (PFI) contract for the provision of the WAH-64 training services was awarded to ATIL in July 1998, following a detailed analysis of the increased cost effectiveness of the PFI solution over the conventional procurement and operation of training equipment.

4. The aircraft is based on the AH-64D Apache Longbow, which entered service with the US Army in 1998. Key differences between the WAH-64 and the US AH-64D are the Rolls Royce Turbomeca (RTM) 322 engines and the Defensive Aids Suite (HIDAS) that will be fitted to WAH-64.

5. Current plans see AH capability growth being delivered in a stepped manner, culminating in Full Operating Capability (FOC) in 2007, when 3 AAC Regiments will be operational.

6. Created as part of the Strategic Defence Review, Joint Helicopter Command will focus the joint capabilities of the three Services and enhance the operational effectiveness of the battlefield helicopter.


- Jacks - 16.10.2004

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Zitat:Armoured Infantry Gets Latest Anti-Tank Missile

(Source: UK Ministry of Defence; issued Oct. 14, 2004)

The Ministry of Defence has announced an additional purchase of Javelin - the shoulder launched anti-tank guided weapon - with a value of around £100M.

Already in production for 16 Air Assault Brigade, 3 Commando Brigade and the Mechanised Infantry, Javelin has now also been selected to equip British Army Armoured Infantry (AI) and Formation Reconnaissance (FR) forces.

Javelin is the most advanced medium-range anti-tank missile system in the world. Each system is light enough to be easily carried by two men and can be set up, locked onto its target and fired in moments.
Zitat:UK Increases Order for Raytheon-Lockheed Javelin for Light Forces Anti-Tank Guided Weapon system

(Source: Raytheon Company, Lockheed Martin; issued Oct. 14, 2004)

TUCSON, Ariz. --- The United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence has placed a follow-on order, valued at approximately $180 million, for the Raytheon-Lockheed Martin Javelin weapon system. This purchase of Javelin will provide a medium-range anti-tank missile for the British Army’s Armored Ground Component (AGC) requirement.

The selection of Javelin for AGC follows a competitive win by the Javelin Joint Venture and its U.K. partners for the U.K. Light Forces Anti-tank Guided Weapon program in 2003.

This follow-on order increases the number of rounds and command launch units that will be procured through a hybrid foreign military sale/ direct commercial sale.

Minister for Defence Procurement Lord Bach said: “Javelin is already in service with the U.S. Army and has proved its worth in recent operations in Iraq. It is manoeuvrable enough to move quickly around the battlefield but also has enough power to take out the most heavily protected tanks and armoured vehicles.”

“We agreed a contract to provide the weapon to 16 Air Assault Brigade, 3 Commando Brigade and the Mechanised Infantry last year and have now agreed an additional purchase for other infantry and reconnaissance units, ensuring they are equipped with the very best weaponry available.”

- Rob - 16.10.2004

Ist schon hier gepostet.:hand:

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- Jacks - 16.10.2004

Zitat:Rob postete
Ist schon hier gepostet.:hand:
Hhm hast du es wohl in den falschen Thread gepostet. RolleyesBig Grin

- Rob - 17.10.2004

Nein, hat ja auch was mit der Britischen Verteidigungsindustrie zu tun, werde vielleicht noch den Britischen Anteil an Javelin hinzufügen.

- Desert Puma - 17.10.2004

ihr habt ja überall anteile(ausser bei milan und hotBig Grin), ist das eine neue version der javelin?

- Jacks - 17.10.2004

Zitat:Desert Puma postete
ihr habt ja überall anteile(ausser bei milan und hotBig Grin), ist das eine neue version der javelin?
Naja bei Milan haben die Briten auch ihre Hände drin. Wink

Die Version dürfte die normale version sein die auch bei der ersten Bestellung bstellt wurde und auch von den Amis genutzt wird.

- Rob - 20.10.2004

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Zitat:Facing up to the Challenger
The Alvis Vickers Challenger 2 performed exceptionally in the harsh environs of the Iraqi desert. François Prins reports.
The Vickers Challenger 2 main battle tank (MBT) has been in service with the British Army since 1994, but it had not been subject to desert battle conditions until the war on Iraq. In 2001 the tanks took part in Exercise Saif Sareea 2 in Oman with poor results. This was due to the fact that the UK treasury did not make available funds for the fitting of the correct air filters to counter the desert sand. In contrast, the Omani Challenger tanks had been so equipped during manufacture and performed faultlessly. This lesson was learned and taken on board.

British Challenger tanks were ordered to be made fully 'desert compatible'. While the fitting of the correct filters is expensive, it is a fraction of the price of a new tank and several British tanks were incapacitated during the exercise in Oman.

Iraq War
In terrain crossing and combat performance the Challenger 2 is an excellent desert tank, but Saif Sareea 2 exposed a vulnerability to dust ingestion and especially the fine sand particles in the Oman. The rapid blockage of air filters - filters designed for temperate conditions - quickly became a major constraint in exercise activity. A flurry of post exercise activity by the tank systems IPT and Alvis Vickers looked at filter re-design, the pattern of dust thrown up by the vehicle and the position of the air intakes. They believed that they could redesign some aspects of the tank to improve the situation.

An improved bank of scavenge fans and filters doubled useful life in the dustiest conditions, and by extending the side skirts of the vehicle to prevent dust being thrown up towards the air intakes in the first place resulted in a dramatically increased tolerance to the worst conditions likely to be experienced in the Iraqi desert. However, the time required to manufacture enough of these modifications precluded them being fitted in Germany before the tanks were embarked by sea, so all the work had to be carried out in Kuwait. Alvis Vickers and the Equipment Support (Land) Business Unit sent a team of over 50 individuals out to theatre with all the extra equipment and the tanks were modified in the Gulf. They set up a production line for the modifications to Challenger 2 and other armoured vehicles. The programme was completed before hostilities began. The improved air filtration system proved so effective that the only complaint from one CO concerned the fleet of trucks full of spare filters that he did not ultimately need.

The performance of the 116 Challenger 2 tanks prepared for desert conditions was exceptional. The Scots Dragoon Guards travelled about 700 kms after the modified air filters and side skirts were fitted, and most of their Challenger 2s had just one filter change in that period. During operations, the tanks averaged more than 90 per cent availability. Other improvements were made to Challenger 2 beyond dust mitigation measures. Its thermal signature was reduced and additional armour was fitted, improving immeasurably the troops' confidence in the tank's survivability - a confidence justified by one Challenger 2 withstanding eight rocket propelled grenade (RPG) attacks in an encounter with Iraqi troops.

Most of the Challenger tanks took small arms and RPG fire; all that did was to 'chip the paint'. No Challengers were lost through enemy action. [...............]

- Desert Puma - 20.10.2004

Zitat:Okeanos postete
Zitat:Desert Puma postete
ihr habt ja überall anteile(ausser bei milan und hotBig Grin), ist das eine neue version der javelin?
Naja bei Milan haben die Briten auch ihre Hände drin. Wink
Big Grin war klar dich machen halt was an ihrem militär, obwohl die erste version der milan deutsch/französisch ist.Wink

- Jacks - 20.10.2004

Zitat:Desert Puma postete
Zitat:Okeanos postete
Zitat:Desert Puma postete
ihr habt ja überall anteile(ausser bei milan und hotBig Grin), ist das eine neue version der javelin?
Naja bei Milan haben die Briten auch ihre Hände drin. Wink
Big Grin war klar dich machen halt was an ihrem militär, obwohl die erste version der milan deutsch/französisch ist.Wink
Ach was.Confusedtaun:
Ist mir schon bekannt das die Milan am Anfang ein deutsch-französisches Projekt war. Wink

- Shahab3 - 30.11.2004

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Zitat:173 Misshandlungsvorwürfe in britischer Kaserne

Auch die britische Armee muss sich mit schweren Misshandlungsvorwürfen auseinandersetzen. Bei der Untersuchung von vier Todesfällen von Soldaten in der Deepcut-Kaserne in Surrey, stieß die Polizei auf mehr als 170 Vorfälle, in denen Soldatinnen und Soldaten sexuell, psychisch und physisch missbraucht worden sein sollen.

- hawkeye87 - 05.01.2005

sieht so aus, als stellten die briten was dso-ähnliches auf. von <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href=""> ... _1_n.shtml</a><!-- m -->
Zitat:UK Future Army Structure creates 'Ranger' battalion
British Army chiefs have managed to save an infantry battalion being cut from the service by reroling it as a 'Ranger'-type or special forces support role battalion.

Following a week of acrimonious meetings in the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD), the new plan emerged on 16 December as part of a package of measures to implement the Future Army Structure (FAS), which reduces the overall manpower ceiling of the service to some 102,000 and aims to redistribute some 10,000 personnel from infantry, armour and artillery units into low-density/high-demand specialist roles.

Under the plans, the 1st Battalion The Parachute Regiment (1Para), is to move from being under the direction of the infantry to be under the control of the Director of Special Forces. This could involve it relocating from its current base at Colchester, Essex, where it serves with the army's 16 Air Assault Brigade, to be near the Hereford base of 22 Special Air Service (SAS) Regiment, according to UK Chief of the General Staff General Sir Michael Jackson. The other two Parachute Regiment battalions would remain with 16 Brigade and continue to provide the lead airborne battlegroup in rotation.

No extra funding has been made available by the Treasury for the plan and Gen Jackson admitted that it would "require careful work" to pull off the plan while keeping the army within its reduced manpower ceiling and new budget.

Although the new unit was initially branded by Defence Secretary Geoff Hoon as being a "triservice organisation", Gen Jackson said the core would come from 1 Para and anyone who joined would have to re-badge to become a member of the Parachute Regiment. In another sign that the new formation was part of a last minute deal, Gen Jackson admitted details were "still to be worked out". He said the triservice element would not be a simple one-third split. One MoD source suggested that elements of the Royal Air Force Regiment that were reroling from air defence into combat search-and-rescue support forces could be assigned to the new unit.

- Shahab3 - 15.01.2005

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Zitat:300 Northern Ireland police and soldiers seek compensation for hearing loss

BELFAST (AFP) Jan 15, 2005

More than 300 British police officers and soldiers who served in Northern Ireland have started legal proceedings against the government seeking compensation for hearing loss, lawyers representing them said on Saturday.

The police and army personel claim that the government did not provide sufficient protection during shooting practise.
According to lawyers for the police and army personnel, both in service or retired, soldiers for years had used cigarette butts as ear plugs.

The Irish government was forced to pay 350 million euros (460 million dollars) for a similar compensation claim at the end of the 1990s.