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Ex Infantry, pro tank, anti think tank, climate change believer, pro Federal ICAC, Pro Constitutional Recognition, not surprised with election #loggiemagic
Sep 29, 2020 6 tweets 2 min read
Tank gets destroyed and people cry it’s the end of the tank. Hundreds of infantry get killed and we celebrate their lives. No one asks if the days of sending in poorly protected infantry are over? Lots of UAV get destroyed and no one claims the end of UAV. What is it about tank? Why is the tank constantly the weapon system in the cross hairs when it comes to budgets or the end is coming. These tanks do not reflect basic TTP. Any miss employed system with poorly trained crews will fail!
Sep 18, 2020 5 tweets 4 min read
What is the platform for close reconnaissance in conventional operations high intensity battlegroups? Image Great Medium Reconnaissance capability but not Formation or Close Reconnaissance. Image
Sep 18, 2020 4 tweets 2 min read
Lots of discussion about MBT, IFV, JLTV, and vehicles getting bigger for protection. AJAX is big as well so what is the future of Formation Reconnaissance and Close Reconnaissance? Image Is the future going to be robotic and autonomous, or is there now a need for a new class of reconnaissance vehicles? Image
Sep 14, 2020 4 tweets 3 min read
Too much talk about #tanks this week @nicholadrummond . Time for a new topic, what is the best infantry fighting vehicle pack? Can anything beat the turtle @thinkdefence . What work are you doing on this @thepagey . Overloaded infantry with big packs will not fit in modern IFV. Image @2805662 have you seen anything that is setting a new benchmark? @Foliohat how big have the Finish packs got? What is the Russian gear like for packs and AFV @gunner_schmulke ?
Sep 1, 2020 5 tweets 4 min read
I just found a photo on the net of the 1983 FMC offer for Project Waler which was the last time the @AustralianArmy tried to purchase 800-1000 IFV. @EliLea1 @aussie_tanker @strategic_tank @thepagey image where we would be now if RAAC ego had not got in the way of Mechanization! Image Are there lessons to be learned as we buy the most effective, highly protected and capable wheeled IFV in the world the @boxercrv ! Image
Aug 18, 2020 5 tweets 5 min read
#miltwitter I don't want to ask @DTRmag @austdefence @andrewmagoo19 @KZiesing @DefenceConnect as they will suggest that advertising works! I want to understand from the #audience how much influence on your decisions advertising has? Suggestions appreciated as to what works best! Can’t believe “ a little “ is scoring so well @thinkdefence ! I thought you were the only twitter account other then @MelanieRovery and @Sam_Cranny that anyone followed! Apparently @DTRmag is very popular? Image
Jul 26, 2020 7 tweets 4 min read
Who wants to see a couple of Redback photos? @EliLea1 @nicholadrummond @dtr @2805662 keep it secret, only for #Miltwitter! Image Image
Jun 15, 2020 4 tweets 2 min read
2 Cbt Eng Regt with the @WFEL_bridges dry support bridge! Image 2 Cbt Eng Regt with the @WFEL_bridges dry support bridge! Image
Mar 14, 2020 7 tweets 3 min read
So I have been a bit critical@of @nicholadrummond fantasy fleet of #Boxer vehicles for the @BritishArmy . Thinking about it today it occurred to me there might be a better option that would also appeal to the lads and improve retention. Surely @thinkdefence has written on this! Image Motorbike battalions! No need for armour, low cost and it will be popular with the troops! Image
Feb 1, 2020 7 tweets 4 min read
So the request for #Australian #Army #Innovation #Day 2020 has come out so I thought I would put the #challenge out to #Miltwitter and see what ideas you had and what other countries might be doing? 1/6 The Challenge: Defence is seeking innovative proposals that enhance the Land Force Support Systems’ ability to ‘sense and respond’ in the following areas: Bulk Commodity Visibility, Personnel/Patient Tracking and Principal Item Management. 2/6
Nov 6, 2019 10 tweets 10 min read
Challenge for #miltwitter , in ten years time 2030 what will military logistics look like? What is the radical thinking? Whilst @thinkdefence has given us a regular look to the past and the near future, what are the radical Military Enhanced Logistic ideas that will happen? Image @thinkdefence Is it going to look more @amazon or more #syria? Hit me with your crazy ideas? Has our Global Supply Chain, National Support Base, Logistics supply lines become the biggest risk to all the high tech kit! @thinkdefence @TheRLCThinkers @nocgarr @ubiquenz @MIL_STD @InnesCatton Image
Oct 19, 2019 4 tweets 3 min read
Stolen from the @10FSBAusArmy FB Page, container logistics over the shore done properly! @thinkdefence @TheRLCThinkers @Comd101LogBde @RLC_VSS_Trade ImageImageImageImage @ECLIPS_Eng ISO1C flatrack on @RheinmetallAus HX -77 Image
Sep 20, 2019 6 tweets 6 min read
@20STARegt #shadow replacement project Land 129-3 ITR industry briefing was this week. Who are the hot tips to respond and will we see any breakthrough bleeding edge offers? @keirinjoyce @EliLea1 @nicholadrummond @DTRmag @KZiesing @andrewmagoo19 will Oz lead ABCANZ procurement? Image @20STARegt @keirinjoyce @EliLea1 @nicholadrummond @DTRmag @KZiesing @andrewmagoo19 First contender that has been suggested to me is the @BoeingDefense RQ-21A Blackjack. Now in services with the @USMC and Canada it would be an interesting choice as it comes from the Scan Eagle. Who else is out there interested in the project? @JbAvn @ODowcett @WG_Cooper Image
Apr 6, 2019 4 tweets 2 min read
@EliLea1 @TankerAussie @thinkdefence how suitable is the M88 to be turned into a Beach Armoured Recovery Vehicle (BARV). Are we better off sticking with a bulldozer? ImageImage US Army used M88 to place a JLOTS platform. Inability to wade was identified as a issue. M88 not as good as hoped. Image