|having reviewed as much information in regards to this vehicles as i possibly could find, and being aware that the MoD has turned it down, i like a number of other people already have come to the conclusion that the MoD has just added another incident to its growing list of procurement failures.
The benefits offered by the vehicle cannot be denied. the levels of protection that it offers far exceeds minimum expectations and if the claims of the company are indeed anything to go by then this vehicle appears to be currently the best armoured vehicle of its type out there today. Its general performance is also of the highest quality with excellent mobility and a top speed in excess of 73 mph
Another of this platforms major benefits is its incredible versatility. there are many roles for which the one base design of vehicle can be used from transport to armoured engineering vehicle to name but a few.
in my opinion despite the fact that UK forces are already equipped with the Ridgeback and Mastiff, that in not accepting the Ranger into service they are making a great mistake, and this will only be further accentuated as and when other nations place their own orders for the vehicle and we do not. The MoD is passing up a golden opportunity in the form of this vehicle
Your thoughts on this if you please?
Also, i would wish to know what people think of a certain idea that i have just fostered. What with the MoD attempting to slim down the British army by ridding it of its so called cold war kit, thereby preparing it for 21st century warfare, i was thinking why not base the British army version of the US army Stryker Brigade combat teams around the Ranger vehicle and its variants in conjunction with the introduction of the new FRES tracked vehicles?. i know this is very simple and is just a hypothetical theory but, nonetheless could it be a suitable option for UK forces? Would it work? is it the right direction (adopting a UK styled BCT program)?
Your thoughts on this also