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Subject: new Pegasus LWH by Singapore
playtime    10/28/2005 10:00:44 AM
http://www.mindef.gov.sg/imindef/mindef_websites/topics/Weapons/slwh/home.html Seems to fill a niche, wonder if it'll have luck on the market.
 
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Carl S    RE:new Pegasus LWH by Singapore   10/28/2005 6:16:45 PM
Precisely what niche do you see it filling? I'm really not up to speed on what most armys see as their needs.
 
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playtime    RE:new Pegasus LWH by Singapore   10/28/2005 7:48:26 PM
i would imagine rapid deployment. you could tow it coventionally if you want to. or heli it in and drive it to where you want, saves the grunts a lot of huffing and puffing. maybe load it into small watercraft for landings.
 
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neutralizer    RE:new Pegasus LWH by Singapore   10/29/2005 6:27:37 AM
Unfortunately 'conventional towing' doesn't pass muster for many. It's the 'lane length' limit in aircraft and shipping that's the constraint not just weight. Hence M777 portee and Ceasar having 'strategic transport' modes that put the barrel thru the cab to reduce the height in minimum lane length (in tactical tpt mode it's above the cab).
 
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neutralizer    RE:new Pegasus LWH by Singapore   10/29/2005 6:34:56 AM
Afterthought: it was recently explained why UK has decided to improve and run 105mm L118 thru to 2023, having previously announced that they'd be replaced by 155mm, first they proved satisfactory in GW2, second 155mm is still too heavy for air mobile operations over the distances required. And UK won't be thinking of moving them with small heli, Merlin or Chinook size is the go. In other words the recognised disadvantages of a 105 mm shell are outweighed by the mobility advantages for light forces.
 
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ArtyEngineer    RE:new Pegasus LWH by Singapore   12/3/2005 12:30:01 AM
Has anyone looked closely at the pegasus config and noticed how close it is to the m777? If I was to say that BAE were in partnership with certain far eastern defence contractors and then it all fell apart as soon as they had gathered sufficient information to go there own way would anyone be surprised?
 
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Carl S    RE:new Pegasus LWH by Singapore   12/3/2005 8:36:53 AM
Sounds like business as usuall
 
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shawn    RE:new Pegasus LWH by Singapore   12/3/2005 12:30:11 PM
I'm not so sure. There seems to be very little defense cooperation between STK and BAE, at least publicly. The Pegasus was supposed to be in development for over 10 years, which most likely means that it was a evolution of the previous LWSPH program, a 7-ton wheeled vehicle mounted 155mm system, that was unvieled in 2001, but never went into operational service with any military. I note that once the Pegasus was officially launched, ST took down it's webpage on the LWSPH. Here's a press release of it: http://www.stengg.com/pressroom/press_releases_read.aspx?paid=300 Anyway, the Pegasus's gun system is a more likely a derivative of the FH-77 and the FH-2000, which are rumoured to share some technology with the South African G5.
 
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Carl S    RE:Business as usual   12/4/2005 8:11:07 AM
I was refering to a pair of independant businesses creating a joint venture, which falls apart after a short period.
 
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Carl S    RE:Business as usual   12/4/2005 8:11:36 AM
I was refering to a pair of independant businesses creating a joint venture, which falls apart after a short period.
 
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Carl S    RE:Business as usual   12/4/2005 8:11:37 AM
I was refering to a pair of independant businesses creating a joint venture, which falls apart after a short period.
 
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