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ATGM-R is the name of the project to replace our previous ATGM (eryx?) and potentially the TOWs (which honestly I think we should keep since there are very few systems that can stop a TOW II from killing a tank) since it may expand to vehicle born ATGMs, but the main effort for it is a dismounted MRAAW.
I might add is as long as ISSP delivers, and in a timely fashion sect comds / 2ICs and above will be fairly networked with ATAK and new purpose built leader radios, whilst individual section members will have a vhf radio as well which may see some experimentation on the frontage a section / pl / coy can occupy as far as communications are concerned.
Thanks for that. I can see hanging onto the TOW II as long as it works.
The "replace" I might find to be a bit disingenuous. Eryx, adopted in the 90s as a 600m, started life as I remember in the 80s as the SRAAW(H) project - the Short Range Anti-Armour Weapon (Heavy) - a Dragon analog to permit sections to kill tanks. I believe NLAW would be the current analog.
It was to be fielded along with the MRAAW(H) project - the Medium Range Anti-Armour Weapon (Heavy) to permit platoons and companies to kill tanks. The original candidate was the Milan which was already being replaced by the Javelin. That project was cancelled and eventually revived as ALAAWS - the Advanced Light Anti Armour Weapons System - which started looking at Spike as well as Javelin. I thought that project was still on the books as part of the LFE projects. I guess it has morphed again.
I hope you get something soon.
The issue of comms and frontages, and the impact or equipment, ranges and tactics is fascinating to watch. One thing I find really interesting in Ukraine is just how robust multi-nodal comms systems are.