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    FORCE 2025: Informing the Army’s future structure

    Yes thank you, that’s what I meant.
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    FORCE 2025: Informing the Army’s future structure

    @CBH99 We don’t have enough PYs in the Army to fully man all three CMBG and our existing institutions.
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    FORCE 2025: Informing the Army’s future structure

    The few times Recce has had LAVs they were more like... mother ships for ATV based patrols if that makes sense. A bit more punch and filled to the brim with ammo, food, and water, or dip and contraband ;), to enable extended Ops.
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    FORCE 2025: Informing the Army’s future structure

    The better question is why are we insisting on maintaining unit's who's manning numbers exceed our total PYs?
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    FORCE 2025: Informing the Army’s future structure

    Follow the Dutch model with each brigade having a reserve Bn made up of dispersed companies. Apply this equally to the Artillery and Engineers where they get reserve Sqns and Batteries. Set up regional reserve admin centres, in the buildings of the old Bdes.
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    FORCE 2025: Informing the Army’s future structure

    Cheers I’ll take a look tomorrow
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    FORCE 2025: Informing the Army’s future structure

    Can anyone share where one might be able to find these COAs?
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    FORCE 2025: Informing the Army’s future structure

    Well that would imply we follow doctrine…. Give infsntry platoon and section in battle a read and compare the organization it gives for a Bn in comparison to reality. We’ve decided that instead of using PYs for tow platoons we’ll make a section in deploying companies tow capable….
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    FORCE 2025: Informing the Army’s future structure

    We’ll TOW is part of the Light Bn DFS platoon, and each mechanized company is allowed one system. It’s just not employed properly, to the point I’ve been told we’re anchoring our defence on the tow. @KevinB the Italians run it that way. Two Freccia with Spike as part of the company support...
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    FORCE 2025: Informing the Army’s future structure

    The NLOS is a fair bit heavier and needs some more asset coordination to make it work from my understanding. What I like about Spike is it’s ability to “semi loiter” you can get a range and bearing, but the missile in the air, and acquire with the optics in the missile.
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    FORCE 2025: Informing the Army’s future structure

    It’s absolutely past it’s prime. No question. But this is a thread about Force 2025 which is built around limited investment and no real substantial changes. It’s what can we fix in four years. In an ideal world I’d see us with Spike in its various forms with NLOS at Brigade level, but hey...
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    FORCE 2025: Informing the Army’s future structure

    If you’ve sighted your TOW properly it’s should be like 1 k back and to the flank. Direct fire shouldn’t be a huge worry and by doctrine it should relocate rapidly after the first round. Can do that in a g ride easy enough. Let me add it’s not the ideal option, it’s just what we have in the...
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    FORCE 2025: Informing the Army’s future structure

    My preference is mount it on the G rides for now. Not ideal but we’re divesting most of them anyways so local modifications should be less of a hassle. Throw an 84 and c6 in each car as a weapons locker, and use the now freed up weapons det PYs to man the ATGM platoon. Pl WO gets an LS to haul...
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    FORCE 2025: Informing the Army’s future structure

    A favourite example being a Brit exchange officer getting up in the middle of the LAV 6 crew commander course to vent his frustrations at Being taught a class he was, in total fairness to him, just taught on Turret Op. Why? Because those periods were meant as refreshers when they weren’t...
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    FORCE 2025: Informing the Army’s future structure

    Well I’ve done it and it was in two modes: 1. Everything in the jump boxes and you can fit two people in. Missiles …… good luck. 2. Everything out of the jump boxes and maybe 4 people but less if you want missiles. We broke the control hands doing that. The response I got was “use the side...
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