ST Kinetics BRONCO All Terrain Tracked Carrier (renamed as Warthog for the British Army)is made with Proprietary ST Kinetics technology... and yet, the British Army and Thai Army uses it... in fact, the British Army reported NO DEATH in Afghanistan from IED attacks since they started using ST Proprietary Technology.
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This one expose them all. What gives? What's the wisdom behind this design? Was it my narrow view that only looking at Merkava and Abrams?
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Anyway I'm not aware of any significant "proprietary hardware or software" that we have been using all along, even so majority are still simply licensed copies of OEM products rebranded / repackaged as a whole through technological transfer agreements and memorandums.
Last edited by Yutaka Go; 9th December 2013 at 09:48 PM.
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Maybe the answer is a different type of war and a different enemy.
The Taliban don't have same firepower as in - one main battle tank slugging it out against another main battle tank.
They just use roadside IED or hit and run with RPG (hence the grill around the troop enclosure).
Does it come with new IU unit and COE..
It is also with great prudence that we decided to built up upon our Deep-Submergence Rescue (DSR) capability with the MV Swift Rescue (IMO 9536519) Submarine Support and Rescue Vessel (SSRV) along with the Deep Search and Rescue Six (DSAR 6) submersible.
Those within the dolphin fraternity of the silent service should know the day when we almost came close to another disaster on par with that of the RSS Courageous collision incident.
Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) is hauling out from the dry dock and launching one 400 metre long Maersk Triple E class (18,340 TEU) container vessel, the largest of its kind, approximately every 12 months or so from the commencement of keel laying and we are not even beginning to talk about the back log of bulk carriers, CNG / LNG carriers, ROs / ROs, VLCCs etc. etc. from Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), STX Offshore & Shipbuilding and Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI).
Once delivered to the UK, contractor Thales fits the vehicles according to MoD specifications with communications systems, specialist counter-measure equipment and extra protective armour at their facility in the former MoD depot at Llangennech near Llanelli, South Wales. The first vehicles are expected to be in service in Afghanistan by mid-2010.
In December 2010, British Army soldieróLance Corporal William Reeks survived an IED attack after the Warthog he was travelling in set off a 50 kg (110 lb) improvised explosive device. His family believes that the stronger armour of the Warthogs, which replaced less heavily fortified Viking armoured vehicles, helped save their son's life.
Source : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bronco_...racked_Carrier
Built in Singapore and imported to the UK as an amphibious Bronco carrier the new vehicles will undergo a speedy upgrade at the new facility opened today by defence contractor Thales UK.
Extra armour, radios and specialist electronic counter-measure equipment will see the vehicle reborn as a British Warthog.
Source : http://metro.co.uk/2009/11/19/new-1-...grades-561663/