posted on Aug, 28 2016 @ 11:13 PM
a reply to: yuppa
Sorta, but not really...
The idea is to have things like this and it's siblings go out and drive around essentially looking for trouble in a counterinsurgency environment in
order to take the initiative away from the other guy. By having something light fast mean cheap and bought / deployed in large numbers you're always
going to have at least a few roaming around.
Between that and things like JIEDDO aircraft and drones in the sky working together you can secure large swathes of territory in a city from IED
contempt of engagement attacks cheaply enough while still having a vehicle that can stand up and fight when they switch to ambush tactics.
Warfare is about setting your force up in a way that forces the other side into limiting their tactical options down to options you understand and
know how to deal with.
That's what this is really about. By flooding the zone with units like this you limit the enemy's ability to emplace the big boomy IED's leaving you
to deal more with conventional mines antitank mines and command wired EFP type stuff and or direct confrontation.
These vehicles are designed to take hits like that and be salvageable and put back into action quickly most ofthe time not losing crew in the process.
Many times they'd still be able to slug their way out of trouble and limp home iif need be. Even if you do seriously mess one up though, your only
reward would be 2-8 more plus a quick reaction squad or platoon converging on your position at high speed from multiple directions looking to f*** you
up and chew bubble gum, and guess what the Bx ran out of this morning.... Bubble gum!
The entire concept is based around limiting the options for contempt of engagement attacks in order to draw out the type ofattacks it's best able to
There's also a bunch of roles something like this is able to fill in more conventional peer or near peer hot conflicts which I'll cover iif you want
in another post.
I'll also provide explanations on how this beast has evolved in the several years since the post was originally written. But only iif people are
willing to provide input and critiquing.