Monday, August 26, 2013

AV8 RCWS News?

Further to our previous speculation on the AV8 RWS system to be supplied more than a year ago , another defence blog has reported that according to SIPRI database, 54 Rogue turrets has been ordered. This seems to confirm the earlier reports that Denel obtained the order for 69 x two man turrets fitted with the South African GI30 30mm main gun and 54 x missile turrets equipped with the GI30 30mm gun and Denel Dynamics Ingwe anti-tank missile system. The order also includes the supply of 216 laser-guided Ingwe missiles.(So Sipri was wrong here as they double counted 69 + 54 = 123 turrets). How I wished that the Missile Rogue ATGW armed was selected as it would give these battle taxis a powerful punch on their own similar to the 30mm armed units.

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