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FSV gun   Army Guns 20+mm

Started 8-May by graylion; 1251 views.
taschoene

From: taschoene

12-May

roguetechie said:

The production tooling for the gun ammo and feed system still exist, still have production employees trained on making them, and the production line is still in low rate production at this time.

Really?  The last part of this seems incredibly unlikely.  I mean, I supposed Ares could have kept the gun and ammo line open for 30 years just in case, but it seems incredibly unlikely.  Nothing on their website suggests this is true.  Source?

roguetechie

From: roguetechie

12-May

The ares line is still open and producing low rate guns and ammo for both CT programs, the RAVEN gun program which is using modified ares comvat  autocannons as the test bed, and yeah it surprised me too but this is in fact true.

From what I've been able to gather ares Is at least partially owned by reed knight and was even doing ammo for Textron.

There's mentions of this in multiple dtic presentations we've discussed on this board.

Bottom line is that the facility still exists, is still staffed, and still has it's production lines intact which would be of great benefit.

graylion

From: graylion

12-May

Well, what seems to be being built is the Griffin II

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