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1/ #AFVaDay Following the #Carmel news last week it seems there remains much confusion. Some defence media reporting it is a modernisation programme, or a platform agnostic upgrade package have really confused things and are wrong, so todays #AFVaDay is to clarify things.
2/ Carmel is a new AFV for the IDF, born out of the cancelled Merkava Mk5 programme. Previously dubbed Future Manned Combat Vehicle (FMCV) it is a medium weight AFV family, seeking < half Merkava Mk4 weight via use of soft/hard APS in place of physical armour as much as possible.
3/ As with all IDF AFV, it is being designed for combat in confused and dense urban environments, requiring high survivability, relatively small size and very high situational awareness.
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I hope everyone who can, across the US, does everything they can to signal boost and protect @AOC. The CongressWoman is breaking norms and is therefore an existential threat to unchecked power.

Remember when the 'real ones' would call out injustice - until they got elected?
@RepJimmyPanetta my local congressperson is all about dialogue while refusing to be bold. I remember having a conversation about it with a friend, grousing about 'Jimmy', the friend said Panetta can't do anything because he doesn't have any power - yet.

His dad was #CIA,
Chief of Staff, SecDef, and a beloved congressperson from MoCo.

His mom and dad are multimillionaires who have the Panetta Institute where THE most powerful come and normalize power (I enjoy the lectures though, guilty pleasure)

Their homebase is #Carmel, where absent AG titans
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