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by Frenchie
09 Sep 2019, 20:51
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 10628
Views: 614861
Location: France

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

DSEI 2019: Royal Navy ‘must not bask in avoidance of decline’ The departure of HMS Queen Elizabeth for the second iteration of the WESTLANT 19 sea trials off the eastern seaboard of the US in August is the latest step in the supposed rejuvenation of the UK Royal Navy as it looks to return to blue w...
by Frenchie
13 Jun 2019, 17:58
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1479
Views: 120026
Location: France

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

You say that, but workshare issues are a fundamental and priced in part of that programme. With Tempest it'll be a no less long and complex process of negotiation for workshare and the like with potential partners, but it'll be on an ad-hoc basis that will likely end up pleasing nobody. For Tempest...
by Frenchie
05 Jun 2019, 22:41
Forum: British Army
Topic: British Army Future Wheeled APC
Replies: 1300
Views: 94159
Location: France

Re: British Army Future Wheeled APC

It depends on the MoD budget and also on the purpose of Strike Brigades. If you want to do missions in Africa it is not with Boxers of 36-38 tonnes that you will cross very basic bridges and very narrow roads, plus a very heavy logistics for this type of vehicles. If it's a question of attacking Rus...
by Frenchie
04 Jun 2019, 21:47
Forum: British Army
Topic: British Army Future Wheeled APC
Replies: 1300
Views: 94159
Location: France

Re: British Army Future Wheeled APC

But it is the lessons that I hope the Army would learn and the capability gaps it should identify that would be really important. I would hope that in conjunction to the in house trials, exercises would be conducted with the mechanised forces of our allies such as the United States, Italy and Franc...
by Frenchie
06 May 2019, 19:17
Forum: British Army
Topic: Multi Role Vehicle – Protected - MRV(P)
Replies: 271
Views: 29590
Location: France

Re: Multi Role Vehicle – Protected - MRV(P)

It is not right to advertise for vehicles of its own country :D
by Frenchie
06 May 2019, 16:27
Forum: British Army
Topic: Multi Role Vehicle – Protected - MRV(P)
Replies: 271
Views: 29590
Location: France

Re: Multi Role Vehicle – Protected - MRV(P)

Between the Foxhound of 7 tonnes and the boxer of 38 tonnes, there must be vehicles of intermediate size. Boxer isn't 38 tonnes in base form, so everything over and above the supposed 24t baseload is Systems and appliqué armour. Same can probably be said of many platforms, and how you choose to tai...
by Frenchie
06 May 2019, 16:18
Forum: British Army
Topic: Multi Role Vehicle – Protected - MRV(P)
Replies: 271
Views: 29590
Location: France

Re: Multi Role Vehicle – Protected - MRV(P)

Absolutely :thumbup: , although I do not know if this vehicle is small enough to be transported by C-130 :oops:
by Frenchie
06 May 2019, 14:21
Forum: British Army
Topic: Multi Role Vehicle – Protected - MRV(P)
Replies: 271
Views: 29590
Location: France

Re: Multi Role Vehicle – Protected - MRV(P)

I do not see in my mind that a vehicle of less than ten tonnes serves as a troop transport or patrol vehicle with the risk of mines and IEDs, between the Foxhound of 7 tonnes and the boxer of 38 tonnes, there must be vehicles of intermediate size. Once on the ground the Royal Marines and paratrooper...
by Frenchie
05 May 2019, 16:48
Forum: British Army
Topic: Multi Role Vehicle – Protected - MRV(P)
Replies: 271
Views: 29590
Location: France

Re: Multi Role Vehicle – Protected - MRV(P)

there is a danger here that people desire to forget the lessons of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, believing that the lessons regarding protection levels are not relevant to conventional operations and manoeuvre combat. here may be, but the US army will use their JLTVs exactly for those ops, with...
by Frenchie
25 Mar 2019, 10:24
Forum: British Army
Topic: Warrior Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)
Replies: 481
Views: 49352
Location: France

Re: Warrior Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)

Thank you Lord Jim for your clarification, I did not think that Ajax has so many different versions :thumbup:
by Frenchie
24 Mar 2019, 20:37
Forum: British Army
Topic: Warrior Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)
Replies: 481
Views: 49352
Location: France

Re: Warrior Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)

I'm sorry Lord Jim, but I think ABSV could to be used like recovery, repair, mortar carrier, ambulance, command post, artillery observation, supply, Javelin carrier, APC. It would save money to buy more Boxers and more smaller vehicles, I think you are short of vehicles that can be quickly deployed ...
by Frenchie
28 Oct 2018, 17:45
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1479
Views: 120026
Location: France

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

If the Franco-German project is not successful we will be under American domination, the monopoly is not good for business, if our American friends are the only ones to manufacture combat aircraft and drones, they will set the price.
by Frenchie
26 Sep 2018, 17:06
Forum: British Army
Topic: British Army Future Wheeled APC
Replies: 1300
Views: 94159
Location: France

Re: British Army Future Wheeled APC

A Boxer can be transported in an A400M or a C17 with its turret ?
by Frenchie
11 Sep 2018, 07:35
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1479
Views: 120026
Location: France

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

I hope :|
by Frenchie
12 Aug 2018, 17:40
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1479
Views: 120026
Location: France

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Sorry for my approximative english. The Rafale is available with a real total transfer of technology, including source code, as a result, a country could, in complete independence, ensure the maintenance, support and development of its Rafale, the integration of weapons, communication systems. Thus,...
by Frenchie
11 Aug 2018, 22:38
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1479
Views: 120026
Location: France

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

The problem is the source codes, is it Washington will accept that London has the source codes of the Tempest Anglo-American, or American-British, while this is not the case for the F-35, although the UK is the only first level partner of the program. It's a real problem.
by Frenchie
07 Aug 2018, 17:25
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 4231
Views: 314522
Location: France

Re: F-35B Lightning II (RN & RAF)

abc123 wrote:But yes, I agree that's one of their mistakes, not buying Globemaster.


I agree. We rent Ukrainian Antonovs instead of buying C-17s or even C-5s, it's a big mistake, we're dependent of an unstable country and I'm not talking about Russia.
by Frenchie
06 Aug 2018, 21:43
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 4231
Views: 314522
Location: France

Re: F-35B Lightning II (RN & RAF)

would have done that ( and they know the best, the Freanch are stooopid ), because who needs that damn Harriers and carriers? RAF surely doesn't. I'm not sure we should be taking any lessons from the French on carrier aviation....look at the situation over the last 40-50 years, or hell even over 10...
by Frenchie
21 Jul 2018, 22:18
Forum: British Army
Topic: British Army Future Wheeled APC
Replies: 1300
Views: 94159
Location: France

Re: British Army Future Wheeled APC

The article in French speaks of a first batch of vehicles being delivered between 2021 and 2023. According to the article, the specialist Nicholas Drummond imagines that they will be heavily armed: a gun of 30mm of the type of the Apache helicopter, mounted on a teleoperated turret and a Javelin ant...
by Frenchie
20 Jul 2018, 21:44
Forum: British Army
Topic: British Army Future Wheeled APC
Replies: 1300
Views: 94159
Location: France

Re: British Army Future Wheeled APC

From French sources the MoD could buy 1,500 Boxer over 24 years for an amount of about 13 billion euros, I do not know if this information is true but the site is serious. http://forcesoperations.com/la-defense-britannique-pourrait-allonger-les-milliards-pour-ses-boxer/ And I have a link on a beginn...
by Frenchie
10 May 2018, 13:27
Forum: British Army
Topic: British Army Future Wheeled APC
Replies: 1300
Views: 94159
Location: France

Re: British Army Future Wheeled APC

Would the VAB Mk3 be an option for the MRV(P) 6x6 I wonder? The Aravis is based on an Unimog U5000 chassis. https://myjpo.files.wordpress.com/2016/11/30869718372_9a902d2bb9_o.jpg?w=509&h=339 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ibt8dDbS8c0 With an exceptional level of protection for a vehicle of thi...
by Frenchie
09 May 2018, 20:49
Forum: British Army
Topic: British Army Future Wheeled APC
Replies: 1300
Views: 94159
Location: France

Re: British Army Future Wheeled APC

I have nothing to sell but the VAB Mark 3 supported by the Caesar 6x6 is a good idea for your Strike Brigades, it's not as sexy as a Boxer but it's cheap and it's more flexible. http://www.renault-trucks-defense.eu/content/download/3176/16650/version/1/file/Fiche-VAB+MARK+3_EN-BD.pdf https://www.you...
by Frenchie
08 May 2018, 20:36
Forum: British Army
Topic: British Army Future Wheeled APC
Replies: 1300
Views: 94159
Location: France

Re: British Army Future Wheeled APC

The concept of a Strike Brigade is to have a rapidly deployable brigade in a distant operation theater. How do you get a Boxer with its turret into an A400M ? Then the Boxer must enter in a C-17 but the Royal Air Force has only 8 C-17. Then there is the price, a Boxer is very expensive and I do not ...
by Frenchie
04 May 2018, 19:20
Forum: British Army
Topic: British Army Future Wheeled APC
Replies: 1300
Views: 94159
Location: France

Re: British Army Future Wheeled APC

My apologies to everyone :D sorry :thumbup:

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