Royal Artillery/Royal Horse Artillery future developments

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Timmymagic wrote: 14 Jan 2024, 09:52 If the Army have a braincell they'll purchase 2 Decoy systems for every Real one...
Counter-intelligence batteries have been discussed recently by a few people with experience.
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RunningStrong wrote: 14 Jan 2024, 19:18
Timmymagic wrote: 14 Jan 2024, 09:52 If the Army have a braincell they'll purchase 2 Decoy systems for every Real one...
Counter-intelligence batteries have been discussed recently by a few people with experience.
It should be a question everyone is asking.

If the RAF aren't contacting the people who made the F-35 replicas for the deck handling school at RNAS Culdrose and ordering 20 for RAF Marham, for peanuts, they're daft....
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Probably old news to everyone here, but an FOI request I recently put in revealed that both BONUS and the SGR77 HE shell entered British Army service with Archer. Another request revealed that MLRS AT-2 and all other AT mines (including off-route) had been retired and that RAAMS was not used by the British Army. A request about Excalibur, M454 Super HE and PGK revealed that they had no information on these systems within the MoD, nor of any intention to adopt them.
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1RHA on Facebook stating that E Battery has retrained onto L118 and that AJAX conversion begins later in the year.

Interesting times!
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RunningStrong wrote: 31 Jan 2024, 11:33 1RHA on Facebook stating that E Battery has retrained onto L118 and that AJAX conversion begins later in the year.

Interesting times!
When they say conversion to AJAX, are they giving up the towed 105mm or operating the AJAX alongside it? Any idea how that works, doctrinally? It seems like an odd combination to have wheeled guns in a battery equipped with tracked AFVs. I can, however, remember 40 Field Regiment having some Alvis Sultan(?) when they were equipped with FH70 at Colchester, but that might just have been for trials.

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Chris Werb wrote: 31 Jan 2024, 13:58
RunningStrong wrote: 31 Jan 2024, 11:33 1RHA on Facebook stating that E Battery has retrained onto L118 and that AJAX conversion begins later in the year.

Interesting times!
When they say conversion to AJAX, are they giving up the towed 105mm or operating the AJAX alongside it? Any idea how that works, doctrinally? It seems like an odd combination to have wheeled guns in a battery equipped with tracked AFVs. I can, however, remember 40 Field Regiment having some Alvis Sultan(?) when they were equipped with FH70 at Colchester, but that might just have been for trials.
I think the AJAX conversion was a 1RHA regimental change, not a E battery change. Sorry if I confused. I assume. AJAX will be utilised by the FST team/troop within the SPG batteries.
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You worded it the same as on their Facebook, so any confusion isn't your fault. :) Thank you for the clarification.

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Archer is process of clearing for transport via C-17



According to Gabriel, apparently original Archer does not fit into A400, but he don't know if version mounted on MAN maybe can do it.
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sol wrote: 03 Feb 2024, 10:40 Archer is process of clearing for transport via C-17



According to Gabriel, apparently original Archer does not fit into A400, but he don't know if version mounted on MAN maybe can do it.
Wikipedia page on Archer would suggest HX2 version is heavier and I imagine the Centre of Gravity also comes into play near the limit, especially as there's little space to adjust when loaded due to length.
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Thought it had wheels so it could self deploy :lol:

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British Gunners take aim and fire Swedish Archer for the first time.

https://www.army.mod.uk/news-and-events ... Innovation
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The harsh winter of Swedish Lapland is the ideal location for:

❄️ 3 Ranger to conduct Arctic training
🥶 Royal School of Artillery training on Archer
❄️ Ajax testing in wintry conditions

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For the Archer system the British Army has joined the club of the Bonus Mk 2 155 mm shell users.
https://x.com/ForcesOperation/status/17 ... 09365?s=20

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Tracks versus Wheels fundamentally is a strategic mobility decision....

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Merthyr Tydfil is the UK's home for armoured vehicles???

Gimme a break.

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