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Standard base line of A modern IFV is 14.5mm across the front less to the side or rear. However modern armor add on modules can take that up significantly, if the vehicle has the ability to take the modules.
Griffin 3 in theory might go up from its base line of 35 tons to 40 tons. That would Handel up to 30mm across the front and sides...
Lynx KF41 is based at about 37 tons but could go up to 50 tons which means more add on armor for higher protection levels closer to 57mm maybe even 125mm to the front.
 
Sep 11, 2019
it's going to be interesting to see manufacturer(s) of that ... .... and interest group(s) behind 'unmanned warships' scheme
May 15, 2019
it takes a think-tank to say (
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"The Navy is also procuring unmanned surface and undersea vessels, with potentially revolutionary long-term force structure implications."

about throwing 3b away

Jun 5, 2019
May 15, 2019
looks I wasn't alone who asked (LOL) as inside
The Navy's $2.7 Billion Plan to Build Drone Ships Faces Hurdles in Congress
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"What we're leaning toward would be go figure out the [concept of operations] on the ships you already either bought or are about to buy, and then we can talk about going into serial production," the staffer said.
 
related to the post above (but Ukraine-only):
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General Counsel Paul Nay directed DoD officials to “preserve all documents, records, and writings, and any associated attachments, in any format,” that relate to the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative.
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hadn't heard of
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before
 
here's how I commented Sep 19, 2019
here's what matters, for now
Defense spending bill hits border wall in Senate
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now, oops
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There's not a lot of confidence out there about the prospects for a 2020 budget agreement. "A stripped down mini-NDAA may be all that could pass this year for defense," says one long-time budget watcher.
As the House of Representatives gears up to impeach President Trump, it’s getting harder and harder for anyone involved in defense to get a hearing with leadership, and the chances for
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appear to be getting smaller every day.

While the chances for a second year of regular order (actually passing spending and major policy bills) already seemed unlikely, impeachment is sucking the oxygen out of the room, leaving regular order gasping for air. President Trump’s decision to take $3.6 billion from military construction accounts to build the so-called wall along the border with Mexico probably killed the chances for a defense spending bill. Add impeachment and the experts say abandon hope, all ye who enter the Capitol.

“The appropriations process has been on life support for some time since it became obvious that the House was not coming off their insistence on limitations on the border wall,” says Bill Greenwalt, longtime Senate Armed Services Committee staffer. Despite the budget deal agreement that talked about no ‘poison pills’ on the appropriations bills, “any compromise at this point would be considered capitulation by either side,” he added.

Even if a bill did pass with restrictions on wall spending, Greenwalt thinks President Trump would veto it, eager to prove he can get his signature campaign promise done, even if Mexico won’t pay for it.

“It is doubtful at this stage there are enough Republicans that can somehow interpret a limitation on wall funding as not a poison pill to have enough votes to override a veto,” he added. “I don’t see the numbers for that. The appropriators could punt and let the authorizers handle the issue as there are similar restrictions on the House NDAA. That would likely kill the authorization process as the President’s veto would just move to the NDAA.”

Mackenzie Eaglen, defense expert at the American Enterprise Institute, member fo the Breaking D Board of Contributors and one of the best defense budget prognosticators around, agrees with Greenwalt. “Impeachment,” she says, “just adds fuel to that fire.”

President Trump
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Continuing Resolution on Sept. 27, which lasts until Nov. 21, one week before Thanksgiving.

Greenwalt, a member of the
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, argues that we’re more likely to see a series of CRs culminating in a year-long CR than any real compromise.

“A stripped down mini-NDAA may be all that could pass this year for defense as well,” he adds. “Under this scenario, DOD will need to ask for as many anomalies they can get in each upcoming CR,” Greenwalt says, pointing to the programs that will otherwise not be allowed to start. It also would give defense authorizers the power to place restrictions and requirements on programs about which they are concerned. “Given the growing threats in the world, this is not a great situation, but it may be the best DOD can get.”

So, is there any hope for a defense spending bill?

“The only thing that can salvage
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and bills will be (Senate Majority Leader Mitch) McConnell and (House Speaker Nancy) Pelosi and a few others singlehandedly and decidedly acting without any White House involvement,” Eaglen thinks.

Consider how many stories from Capitol Hill you’ve read in the last two weeks that deal with anything other than impeachment and I think you’ve got a good sense of how likely that intervention is.
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