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A4 is just an improvement on the theme - more power for network requirements.
Javelin and Hellfire models have been made, but as I understand it, the hope had been that OMFV would come on line sooner than later - and no major platform upgrades to the Bradley will be required.
Based on OMFV timeline, I expect an A5 Bradley with a 40-50mm gun and JAGM will come on line in the FY24.
Blank Check I think the CV90 MkIV platform would be the way to roll
Lost me totally, as I see HIMARS and M1299/M109A7 being the logical CMBG Arty assets.
Although I like pickup trucks as GP vehicles in this instance I am using them as a concept for a GP vehicle, regardless of tonnage, that can launch a variety of missiles. HIMARS is one way to go. Boxer/LAV-ACSV/Stryker is another.
I am thinking in terms of an upgraded Trophy APS system for point defence that can also provide APers defence when manually overriddenLosing me again.
I do see RWS needs, but I don't see them on all vehicles - and I still believe the ADA needs to control the Anti Air State - and responses.
So I would have some vehicles setup for AAD, as part of the Bde+ Air Plan and networked with the Canadian equivalent of the ADAM Cell (sorry I've been a long time and I flushed most of my CA organization knowledge)
I am sold on separate AD and AT organizations. Equally though I am sold on technological commonality where possible.
Common launcher for Brimstone, APKWS, Stinger, CAMM, ASPIDE, AIM9, AMRAAM, ESSM, MRLS, GMRLS, GMRLS-ER, GLSDB, PrSM, ATACMS.
The 25mm is definitely no longer the optimal solution, I think 35-50mm is the way most NATO countries are going for an IFV, with a NLOS ATGM. Keep in mind the ATGM can also be used for anti-structure/fortification usage (even if an expensive option - it's cheaper than wasted lives).