Thursday, April 23, 2020

Boomerang 8x8 amphibious combat vehicle to be sold on the export market....

via Defense Aerospace.
MOSCOW --- Russia has started to promote the export of armored vehicles based on the latest Bumerang combat platform, with their sales estimated at about $1 billion, the press office of Russia’s state arms seller Rosoboronexport reported on Thursday.

"Rosoboronexport (part of Rostec) has started to promote the latest Bumerang standardized combat platform developed and produced by the Military Industrial Company on foreign markets," the press office said in a statement.

As Rosoboronexport CEO Alexander Mikheyev said, countries of Africa, the Middle East, Southeast Asia and the CIS have already displayed their interest in the Bumerang combat vehicle.

"We estimate the export of this platform at about $1 billion in the foreseeable future," the press office quoted the Rosoboronexport chief as saying.


This is my concern. 

The USMC is getting light.  So light that it should almost be reclassified as a coastal defense force and no longer a Marine Corps, but the threat is only increasing.

Outside of that limited role in the Pacific, the future Marine Corps (as planned) will be useless.

Hybrid forces are meching up.

Nation state forces are doing the same...and you can bet that Russia will be selling these beasts at cost...maybe at a loss if they can gain influence/bases/or a loyal govt to push their agenda.

Penny packets of Marines in these mythical Company Landing Teams will be found, fixed and destroyed.  The last thing we'll hear is the XO screaming into the radio that "6" is dead, he's taken command and he requests immediate firesupport.  Then the blast from a 30mm chain gun, 120mm cannon fire or the screech of missiles and the radio goes dead.

Change course Berger.

China is the pacing threat but its a big big world with tons of enemies and hotspots that have yet to show up on the radar screen.

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