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This is the proposed Kitexian Defense Budget for the 2010-2011 fiscal year:

By Title

Operations and maintenance: $ 5 million

Military Personnel: $ 6 million

Procurement: $ 3 million

Research, Development, Testing & Evaluation: $8 million

Military Construction: $5 million

Family Housing: $7 million

Resolving and Management Funds: $ 2 million

By Service

Army: $ 5 million

Marine Corps: $ 3 million

Local militias: $ 5 million

Tank Corps: $ 2 million

Coast Guard: $ 5 million

Classified Development

We are currently working on new body armor. Our current body armor looks like this:

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We want it to look like this:

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Also we are currently working on researching better weaponry.

Currently the XM-16 looks like this:

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Specifications:

Weight: 3.02 kg (6.7 lb) 

Length: 797 mm (31.4 in) stock extended / 701 mm (27.6 in) stock collapsed (D10RS)

Barrel length: 264 mm (10.4 in) 

Width: 78 mm (3.1 in)

Height: 240 mm (9.4 in)

Cartridge: 5.56x45mm 

Action: Gas-operated, rotating bolt

Rate of fire: 850 rounds/min (cyclic)

Muzzle velocity: Varies by barrel length and type of round used.

Feed system: 20, 30-round STANAG magazine

Sights: Rear rotary diopter sight and front post, Picatinny rail

We would like to design a new weapon, the Nimitz.

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Specifications:

Weight: 5 lbs

Length: 800 cm (~31 in)

Barrel length: 460 mm

Cartridge: 5.56x45mm 

Action: Gas-operated, rotating bolt

Rate of fire: 750 rounds/min

Muzzle velocity: 920 m/s

Feed system: 30-round detachable box magazine, 100-round C-Mag drum magazine

Sights: Unmagnified reflex sight (4x for DMR variant)

Also we'd like to create a better armored vehicle.

Here is the one currently in use:

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Specifications:

Weight: 67.6 short tons (61.4 metric tons)

Length: Gun forward: 32.04 ft (9.77 m)

Hull length: 26.02 ft (7.93 m)

Width: 12 ft (3.66 m)

Height: 8 ft (2.44 m)

Crew: 4 (commander, gunner, loader, driver)

Armor: Chobham, RHA, steel encased depleted uranium mesh plating

Primary armament: 105 mm M68 rifled cannon (M1)

120 mm M256 smoothbore cannon (M1A1, M1A2, M1A2SEP)

Secondary armament: 1 x .50-caliber (12.7 mm) M2HB heavy machine gun

2 x M240 7.62 mm machine guns (1 pintle-mounted, 1 coaxial)

Engine: Honeywell AGT1500C multi-fuel turbine engine 1500 hp (1119 kW)

Power/weight: 24.5 hp/metric ton

Transmission: Allison DDA X-1100-3B

Suspension: Torsion bar

Ground clearance: 0.48 m (M1, M1A1) 0.43 m (M1A2)

Operational range: 289 mi (465.29 km)[4]

With NBC system: 279 mi (449.19 km)

Speed (on) Road: 42 mph (67.7 km/h)

Off-road: 30 mph (48.3 km/h)

Here is what we would like to create:

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Specifications:

Weight: 15+ t

Length: 6.95 m (22.92 ft)

Width: 2.72 m (8.97 ft)

Height: 2.64 m (8.72 ft)

Crew: 3

Armor: 14.5 mm resistant[1]

Primary armament: 105 mm cannon

Secondary armament: coaxial 7.62 MG coaxial M2 12.7mm MG

Engine: Caterpillar 3126 turbo diesel 260 kW (350 hp)

Suspension: 8×8 wheeled

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We think you design for your personal armour to highly ludicrous and far out of your own reach. Simply put, statistical analysis on the advancement of your country shows you are nowhere near the level of technological competency required for such a system.

Secondly, we wonder why you would wish to replace a tank with a IFV? It makes no sense.

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