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UK Royal Artillery looks to recapitalise its equipment

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  1. Zarvan

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    The UK is looking at ways to recapitalise its artillery inventories. Source: Crown Copyright
    UK army chiefs are looking to recapitalise their artillery and rocket systems as part of efforts to field new strike brigades and divisional level warfighting capabilities.

    Work is at an early stage but senior officers from the British Army's capability branch held a series of closed door briefings for industry at the DVD event at Millbrook Proving Ground in Bedfordshire earlier in September to set out their thinking.

    IHS Jane's has learnt that the Royal Artillery is looking at replacement or significant improvement of all its main weapon systems, artillery and mortar locating radars, as well as its fire control communications networks.

    Although the major elements of the effort have yet to be formally endorsed as requirement and allocated funding, several have already been allocated programme names.

    These include 'Strike 155', which aims to field a new wheeled or towed 155 mm artillery gun system to operate alongside the wheeled armoured vehicles of the British Army's two new Strike Brigades.

    'Project Congreve', named after the rockets used during the Napoleonic wars, is looking at how to improve, supplement or replace the Royal Artillery's existing Lockheed Martin Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Exactor (Spike) non-line of sight missile.

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    While the Royal Artillery has invested in precision strike capabilities of late, most of its equipment is heavy and unsuited to the rapid operations that the UK's planned 'Strike Brigades' are expected to take part in. (Crown Copyright)

    A new towed artillery system is also being explored to replace or supplement the BAE Systems 105 mm Light Gun.

    Other work under way includes examination of a New Generation Weapon Locating System to replace the Saab Mobile Artillery Monitoring Battlefield Asset (Mamba) radar, and developing fire control applications for the Morpheus communications systems that is being fielded to replace the General Dynamics Bowman system.

    A senior army source told IHS Jane's that the intention was to develop a better understanding of the solutions available from industry. "We want to see what is on the table," he said.

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    Denel Leo 105 / G7 based Advanced Multirole Light Artillery Gun Capability (AMLAGC)??? Yes, please?
     
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    What the hell are they thinking about?
    Get BAE to supply all these replacements. They are busy selling abroad when they have to supply at home. Good logic.
     
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