Light Infantry vs. Mechanized Infantry - Page 7




 
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January 4th, 2011  
Yossarian
 
 
Small deployable systems like Dragon Eye( I think that's the name)? I seen one at a demonstration out of HAAF before, small collapsible and man portable, hooks right up with a laptop manned by a easy to use interface that can be quickly picked up on in the field, and it only require one U.S. army Specialist plus equipment to use.

Gone to air shows and such as well, there are UAVs on evey level of unit size, well available for every unit size, the acquisition and funding for them to be deployed is all politics however.
January 5th, 2011  
Justice
 
Light infantry and mechanized infantry serve different purposes... Light infantry is primarily used for quick insertions and retrievals. When you need to be light, quick, undetected and need only to transverse small distances you need light infantry but when you want to bring quick, overwhelming, decisive force upon long range target you need a mechanized infantry... Both serve different purposes and it all depends on the type of mission and if the mission requires quickness and firepower(mechanized infantry) and if mission requires small force signature and less detectability(light infantry)
January 5th, 2011  
I3BrigPvSk
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yossarian
Small deployable systems like Dragon Eye( I think that's the name)? I seen one at a demonstration out of HAAF before, small collapsible and man portable, hooks right up with a laptop manned by a easy to use interface that can be quickly picked up on in the field, and it only require one U.S. army Specialist plus equipment to use.

Gone to air shows and such as well, there are UAVs on evey level of unit size, well available for every unit size, the acquisition and funding for them to be deployed is all politics however.

Damn it! I screwed up. I thought I had a good idea here. You are the professionals here, I am not.

I am reading a lot. However, it seems I do not read enough. Sorry guys, I am a civilian. I read the theory, but I am not working with the empirical reality as all of you do. This will happen again, I guess. I really like when you are correcting me. I will check out if I can use this information in my line of work.

Thanks, I really appreciate this.

G
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January 6th, 2011  
Yossarian
 
 
.......What?
January 6th, 2011  
I3BrigPvSk
 
 
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Originally Posted by Yossarian
.......What?
I thought I had a good idea about the future for the infantry, the small UAVs to support the infantry, but apperently it was not the future. It is the reality today, and becouse I did not know that, I screwed up.

G
January 6th, 2011  
GHR
 
 
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Originally Posted by Ghostrider
I thought I had a good idea about the future for the infantry, the small UAVs to support the infantry, but apperently it was not the future. It is the reality today, and becouse I did not know that, I screwed up.

G
He he he! Well, better luck next time.

Maybe you can invent a Swedish beer that actually tastes like beer.
Drinking Swedish beer is like making love in a canoe!
January 6th, 2011  
I3BrigPvSk
 
 
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Originally Posted by GHR
He he he! Well, better luck next time.

Maybe you can invent a Swedish beer that actually tastes like beer.
Drinking Swedish beer is like making love in a canoe!
I can get down to Pakistan and catch Osama bin Laden, I can solve the problem between Isreal/Palestine, and the other neighboring states. I can solve the issue on the Korean peninsula. But, I can never ever invent a Swedish beer that taste as a beer. That would be a mission impossible.

Therefore, I am drinking Danish beer (Carlsberg), German beer (Warsteiner), and beer from the Czech Rep. The Staropromen or how in hell they are spelling it.

G
January 7th, 2011  
tomtom22
 
 

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Originally Posted by tomtom22
People, let's remember the tile and theme of this thread:


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Originally Posted by Duty, Honor Country
Light Infantry vs. Mechanized Infantry

Which do people prefer, light or mech?


nothing else. This is not an argument about which is better in what role or task. Which do you prefer. That's all. Period, end of story.
From this point on, anyone who doesn't follow orders gets zapped.

UNDERSTOOD?
January 7th, 2011  
Yossarian
 
 
Very well sir.
January 7th, 2011  
LeMask
 
Well, one more thing, light infantry can "settle" in the area. Live with the locals...

While if they are carrying something bigger than rifles and light weapons, like trucks, IFVs, even heavily armed Humvees... They will have to "store" these vehicles in bases, with equipment and specialized personnel to maintain these weapons and vehicles in combat readiness...

And this makes the populations/areas/objectives to protect far from the units supposed to defend them...

Some believe that all this hardware can make them better warriors, but it's not the case. this is wrong thinking...

If anything, the equipment puts a huge gap between the people we are supposed to help (like the poor people of Afghanistan) and the sophisticated professionals supposed to help them...

And we are already going down because of this arrogance fed by our industrial/financial might... We are crashing, so sure that we are the real deal because we have big weapons... But from a civilization point of view, we are in a very bad shape...

We dont need big weapons, we need warriors. Boots on the ground, boots on the ground all the way...