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My thought is that it adds some complexity to the design, probably robs some space and will, in all probability never be used.HEMTT A4, has 8x8 mission modularity, in what you want from a cargo vehicle.
But the Boxer is no more than a MLVW 6x6 with armor - a lot of its modules seem to have some from the good idea fairy. It would be a terrible LAV substitute.
I like configurability between weapons stations as well. My thoughts on manned v unmanned turrets has a lot to do with the fact that in Ukraine it appears if a lot of turret hits result in catastrophic explosions within the crew compartment. I'd prefer something that's a bit more blow away and increases the chance of crew survival. Guess we'll see better in the studies coming out of this one.I’m not sold on RWS, it makes sense in some vehicles - but an IFV role ain’t one of them IMLTHO.
I’d rather have an optionally manned turret that is quickly reconfigured - sure it’s bigger, but when one doesn’t need to be buttoned up, one has significantly better local SA than a RWS.