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    XM204 Top Attack Muntion

    The US Army is trialing the XM204 interim wide area top attack munition. Essentially it's a suitcase sized smart landmine that appears to detects approaching armoured vehicles using sound and seismic sensors then launches a a top attack munition when the target is in range. Would be very...
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    Best Base/Training Area for Tanks/Combined Arms

    The question has been raised in the Force 2025 thread about what Base/Training Area is best suited for tanks/combined arms training if we were to concentrate our tanks in a single location. What to current/past tankers think?
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    HAPC based on Leopard Chassis

    Question to the armoured folks on the forum. Would it be possible to convert a Leopard 2 hull into a heavy APC? I know that in the past some countries have "reversed" the hulls of tanks with engines in the rear to convert them to HAPCs with the troops housed in what was formerly the front of...
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    Raytheon launches Stinger missile from Javelin launcher

    Raytheon has successfully demonstrated firing a Stinger missile from a Javelin Lightweight Command Launch Unit (LWCLU) in a test that saw the missile engage and defeat an uncrewed aerial vehicle (UAV). This could have potential for the CF. In addition to hand-held Javelin launchers they are...
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    Belarus Instability - August 2020

    The BBC is reporting that 33 Russian military contractors have been arrested in Belarus amid concerns that they might be part of a larger group attempting to influence the upcoming elections. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-53592854 Meanwhile Defence Blog is reporting that Belarus is...
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    Argentina sinks Chinese fishing boat Lu Yan Yuan Yu 010 (14-March-2016)

    The BBC News website is reporting that the Argentine coastguard has sunk a Chinese fishing boat that it says was fishing illegally in Argentine waters on Monday (14-March-2016) http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-35815444 These kind of issues should be taken into consideration when we...
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    War of 1812 Bicentennial Essential Reading List

    With this year marking the Bicentennial of the War of 1812, I was wanting to brush up on my knowledge of the subject.  Not having read anything very recent (published within the last 15-20 years likely), I'm looking for book recommendations from those knowledgeable on the subject.  I'll be...
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    What size force could we actually deploy?

    I have a theoretical question for those with much deeper understanding of our military capabilities than I. Assuming that the CF were to become involved in high-intensity land combat with a peer or near-peer enemy, what size of force would we actually be able to deploy and support in the...
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