|i have recently been considering the merits of the MoDs choice of the ASCOD SV as the British army's new specialist vehicle. i have been watching the FRES program quite intently as of late. But i wish to know what others think of the army’s choice of vehicle. Personally i like the idea of the ASCOD SV, but I am aware that is has come under some criticism, i think it is quite a neat little package, but upon review I have warmed to the idea of the CV90 proposal. This vehicle seems to be very robust, and has seen combat experience. it looks as if it too can fill all of the armies required rolls and in my opinion has room for considerable future development. To this end i have a number of questions.
1. is the ASCOD SV, not only an appropriate choice, but the best choice?
2. Would the CV90 be a suitable alternative, or even a better alternative?
3. What were the final reasons for dropping the CV 90 in favour of the ASCOD?
Lastly i would like to hear people opinions concerning the CV 90, I certainly hold the machine in very high regard, I particularly like the common platform versatility, and does anyone share my sentiments?
Your thoughts on the matter if you please, maybe even a relative comparison of the two vehicles, any thoughts would be most helpful.
Best Regards JTR~~