The iconic main battle tank is dating back from 1978, that’s almost 40 years from now ! Just like Russia and the successor states were left with tens of thousands of obsolete and worn-out tanks and limited budgets, the US Army/Marine ground assets were to be seriously reduced in a concerted manner.
The Stryker brigades were high mobility armored brigades also known as the Stryker brigade combat team or motorized brigades equipped with the 8×8 vehicle which formed its backbone.
Equipped with General Dynamics LAV IIIs they are air-transportable worldwide within 48h.
The MAMBA project aims to promote sustainable “people-to-service” and “service-to-people” mobility solutions in rural areas, and involve users in the innovation process.
MAMBA is funded by the Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme.
Establishing Mobility Centres as testbeds for integrated rural mobility Mobility Centres (MCs) will be established in ten rural areas in the Baltic Sea region.
The MCs will address specific mobility needs in each area by for example: – enhancing management capacities in transport administration; – providing digital and non-digital information systems for residents; – creating platforms for public and private enterprises to pool transport services; and – facilitating cooperation between public transport actors and private service providers.Evaluating and transferring existing mobility services The MAMBA consortium will evaluate existing, sustainable ways of managing and financing rural mobility that could be transferred to other regions.Good practice examples will be presented to public authorities, transport and service providers, and civil society through a public database and a rural mobility compendium.Seminars and workshops at the local level will promote participation and result in a manual for self-organised mobility, addressing grass-roots initiatives throughout the Baltic Sea Region.Findings regarding legal, economic and socio-cultural barriers against certain mobility solutions will be pointed out to policy-makers at the regional and national levels through a separate guidance document.It may be a fair bit of TMI for you dear MCS, but I’ve been spending a shit load of time over on Chaturbate, so I’ve decided to sign up for their affiliate program.