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    New Zealand Army's new light support weapon...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MauvV...ature=youtu.be

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    Cool

    lol im in that video.......

    The handsome fulla.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2/1kiwi View Post
    lol im in that video.......

    The handsome fulla.....
    Cheers mate, make it a Speights

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    Quote Originally Posted by gafkiwi View Post
    Cheers mate, make it a Speights
    Next time your in the mess.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2/1kiwi View Post
    lol im in that video.......

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    A certain Ginger haired multiple Queens Medal winner is going to be opening his wallet as well!

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    I'm still getting hit up for beers the Shotgun Vid. Dobs are paid but once, not a repeat free beer card!

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    So for the experts here, the C9 is being phased out completely, is that what they are doing? So we're back to how it was sort of pre-90 when the GPMGs were down at sect level?

    Are they still sticking with the 2 x fire team concept per sect or will it be just one gun per sect now?

    Looks like a nice gun. Would I be correct in assuming the thinking has gone around the cycle again and the arguments in favour of ditching the GPMG and going to the 5.56mm LSW way back when have now come back through? I'd imagine recent experience shows they want bigger thump at section level. We ain't spending too much time in the jungle these days.

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    Not really. Its more based on section level lethality. The NZ conducted a study into what would be the required engagement ranges for all our weapon systems vs current and predicted threat groups. And this was weighed against other factors i.e. mobility, flexibility. Basically we need to shoot XXXX to defeat and enemy because he has XXXX range with his weapons. But be able to effectively move as a light infantry section in all terrains. It tie's into why or where the like of our DMW, GMG's and Steyr upgrades come from and are justified

    5.56 couldn't do it, and 2 X MAG-58's were to much of a weight trade off for like of movt etc. (Sections have access to a MAG-58 since 99) The 7.62 FN has the range and flexibility. It won't replace 58's in DFSW or on vehicles but will replace all C-9s.

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    Good to see the innovative thinking coming through. My days of humping heavy crap through the tussock are well over (well, mostly, but its a long story) but its good to see all the new kit coming online.

    Thanks for the info mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gafkiwi View Post
    Not really. Its more based on section level lethality. The NZ conducted a study into what would be the required engagement ranges for all our weapon systems vs current and predicted threat groups. And this was weighed against other factors i.e. mobility, flexibility. Basically we need to shoot XXXX to defeat and enemy because he has XXXX range with his weapons. But be able to effectively move as a light infantry section in all terrains. It tie's into why or where the like of our DMW, GMG's and Steyr upgrades come from and are justified

    5.56 couldn't do it, and 2 X MAG-58's were to much of a weight trade off for like of movt etc. (Sections have access to a MAG-58 since 99) The 7.62 FN has the range and flexibility. It won't replace 58's in DFSW or on vehicles but will replace all C-9s.
    I wonder how it's going to change future section/platoon command courses?

    I would think close country TTPs would stay mostly the same, but the additional tools at the section/platoon level that can be employed will shake things up a little bit in open country, urban/complex terrain, and working off of wagons.

    More tools, more capability, more planning considerations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gafkiwi View Post
    Not really. Its more based on section level lethality. The NZ conducted a study into what would be the required engagement ranges for all our weapon systems vs current and predicted threat groups. And this was weighed against other factors i.e. mobility, flexibility. Basically we need to shoot XXXX to defeat and enemy because he has XXXX range with his weapons. But be able to effectively move as a light infantry section in all terrains. It tie's into why or where the like of our DMW, GMG's and Steyr upgrades come from and are justified

    5.56 couldn't do it, and 2 X MAG-58's were to much of a weight trade off for like of movt etc. (Sections have access to a MAG-58 since 99) The 7.62 FN has the range and flexibility. It won't replace 58's in DFSW or on vehicles but will replace all C-9s.
    I wonder how it's going to change future section/platoon command courses?

    I would think close country TTPs would stay mostly the same, but the additional tools at the section/platoon level that can be employed will shake things up a little bit in open country, urban/complex terrain, and working off of wagons.

    More tools, more capability, more planning considerations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flagg View Post
    I wonder how it's going to change future section/platoon command courses? More tools, more capability, more planning considerations.
    Pretty much!!! The course's have been revamped a little and the student area definitely getting put through their paces well.

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    Default Troops practise tactical air insertion

    Friday last week helicopter crews from 3 SQN were working with members of the Enhanced Infantry Company from Linton Camp. 3 SQN personnel regularly use their skills working with our sister services, and other government agencies, providing them with helicopter capability. In the hands of skilled crew from 3 SQN, the venerable Iroquois provides a platform for EIC to practice fast roping. 15th February 2013


    NZ Army’s Enhanced Infantry Company and the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) work together to practice tactical air insertion methods. Troops from the Enhanced Infantry Company from the NZ Army’s 1st Battalion rappelling and fast-roping from helicopters provided by 3 Squadron, RNZAF. NZ Defence Force

















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    Default Exercise Blackbird 2012

    RNZAF A109 and Iroquois crews undertaking mountain flying during Exercise Blackbird 2012 in the Dip Flat area near Nelson Lakes over the period 2-8 December 2012.













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    Default Urban Warfare Training

    New Zealand Army Combat School conducting urban operations training at the New Zealand Fire Service National Training Centre in Rotorua. Soldiers and Officers conduct high intensity training utilising new weapons and kit available to the NZDF.


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