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by ArmChairCivvy
05 Dec 2019, 16:06
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 1394
Views: 120193
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

a heavy ATGW like Spike NLOS is needed. These type of weapon are far harder of APS to deal with as they get zero launch signature to alert them and the near vertical approach makes latter detection also more difficult. A good point> Javelin replicates some of that, but the Armata ' looking like a X...
by ArmChairCivvy
05 Dec 2019, 12:20
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 1394
Views: 120193
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

Well, had to read the piece, to be able to 'partake' in the discussion. I think there is something to this... difficult to say, though, as the BA has not spelt out the variants and their users in full: "currently aiming for a grand total of 8 (small) battalions with some form of mechanization (...
by ArmChairCivvy
04 Dec 2019, 20:15
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1543
Views: 143235
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Lord Jim wrote: to supplement the Super Eagles they are working on


Are they on it, too?
by ArmChairCivvy
04 Dec 2019, 16:22
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 10824
Views: 708385
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Just a couple of comments: Sir Humphrey is a prize prat whose sole purpose is to deify the civil service. Most of what he writes is also bullshit and should be ignored. Which means he actually knows what hes talking about and doesn't concur with your views ....... Totally aside ;) from the thread's...
by ArmChairCivvy
04 Dec 2019, 16:04
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]
Replies: 6215
Views: 438657
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]

F110 looks similar to earlier T26 design variant of new gen T23 before increased in size for large amphib/mission bay and large Chinook flight deck etc., 145m Hmmm, they don't need the Global Cruiser, do they - do we? - I think we do. Esp. as the next batches can be optimised to be "leaning in...
by ArmChairCivvy
03 Dec 2019, 08:31
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 10824
Views: 708385
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Caribbean wrote:efflux management issues.
Would that be a claim "too far", effortlessly going from a cold launch CAMM to a hot-launch SP3, both quadpacked, which is bound to restrict options for efflux mgt?
by ArmChairCivvy
03 Dec 2019, 05:50
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1543
Views: 143235
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

It will be much more likely that ease to integrate and upgrade, maintainability, simplicity of operation and sovereignty of systems will be of high priority. yep Program flexibility offers a path to Japanese participation Even the airframe could be different ... which is what the Swedes are thinkin...
by ArmChairCivvy
03 Dec 2019, 05:24
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 1394
Views: 120193
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

Lord Jim wrote:Very true, and the same goes for changing a wheel
One or two don't matter... after that the cleaning job can't wait
by ArmChairCivvy
03 Dec 2019, 05:15
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 10824
Views: 708385
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Roders96 wrote:500m has appeared from somewhere and it isn't going to Babcock!


Been wondering about this same thing...
by ArmChairCivvy
02 Dec 2019, 17:48
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 10824
Views: 708385
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Roders96 wrote: I don't think the 32 mk41 upgrade is that much of a stretch [b]if there's been 100m GFE per ship.[/b]

[b]
Is that a fact
[/b], or speculation?
by ArmChairCivvy
02 Dec 2019, 10:44
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 10824
Views: 708385
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

...None of the above will be solved by (what was the bottom line in Boris announcement 'by interview' in which also the intention to do 'an' SDSR was tabled) anyone got a link to this? havent seen it? This one is pay-walled, but there was a link (on one of our 'ships' thread) to a newspaper that gi...
by ArmChairCivvy
02 Dec 2019, 08:52
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 10824
Views: 708385
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

it’d make them look very foolish if the pledged one thing then only a couple of months later the review said something different is needed. That sort of thing is respectable, at the intention level. We will see if - this time around - we will get a 'proper' review. As it is for the politicians to s...
by ArmChairCivvy
30 Nov 2019, 19:03
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 10824
Views: 708385
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

It seems with the threat all but gone and new threats to global trade and global norms rising in the Far East to stay relevant and do our part we are having to look global again. 1 SL listed N. Atlantic as n:o 1 prio quite recently - you quite rightly listed the dilemma of governing parties - the d...
by ArmChairCivvy
30 Nov 2019, 10:40
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 10824
Views: 708385
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Looks like the rescue tug has become available to other aging (major) surface units as the carrier has become inactive " ships participating (a Russian Slava-class cruiser & rescue tug)" - there could not be a better diversion (a lesser threat) of Russia's military resources than start...
by ArmChairCivvy
30 Nov 2019, 04:58
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 2663
Views: 195702
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

The RAF could see the E-7 programme delayed for example and/or one of the two shadow Tranche 1 Typhoon squadron go. A halt could be put on orders for further F-35s until after 2030 could be another option or the Puma force being disbanded without replacement. The point you are making must be consid...
by ArmChairCivvy
29 Nov 2019, 18:14
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 3931
Views: 322684
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

The way Lockheed originally locked down the Halifaxes contract (ten years ago) was the modularity and open architecture that characterizes (Saab's!) 9LV for ensuring that a speedy consensus can be reached between partners on a build programme ... are they eyeing another 2nd tier, but important navy,...
by ArmChairCivvy
29 Nov 2019, 10:27
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 10824
Views: 708385
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

I wonder how many years away (in RN escorts, especially) we are from the debate ( or the forced choice) between fixed vs. controllable pitch propellers going away, as "The advantage of shape adaptability is probably the most widely researched area in composite propellers over the past decade. S...
by ArmChairCivvy
29 Nov 2019, 09:56
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 2663
Views: 195702
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

a "Cheap" conversion will probably do but work on a specialised platform designed for this role must be begun at the same time. Yes, if we put together little snippets over the last year or so, the difference in time will be 10+ yrs each having a distinctive role and the loss of HMS Ocean...
by ArmChairCivvy
29 Nov 2019, 09:49
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 1394
Views: 120193
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

Yep "Note discussion of combat supplies endurance and range"
but the first two minutes into it puts to rest the long running argument about changes between mission modules.
by ArmChairCivvy
27 Nov 2019, 16:12
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]
Replies: 6215
Views: 438657
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]

Valuation 8. Where possible prices are obtained from the Integrated Stock Ownership and Pricing System (ISOPS) and a consolidated Pricing table is created. This Pricing table is then run against the main DB to update the prices. Where necessary the prices are adjusted for inflation by DE&S Fin ...
by ArmChairCivvy
26 Nov 2019, 23:34
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]
Replies: 6215
Views: 438657
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]

By the way, single use military equipment means ammunition/missiles/decoys. You get to use it once then it's gone. We've been over this before: that is not what it means. It means that there is no dual civil/ warfighting use. However, as there does not seem to be any keenness to read how the guidel...
by ArmChairCivvy
26 Nov 2019, 13:32
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 2663
Views: 195702
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

The 12 dismounts 'equation' was solved differently by the Finns, when they, too, were wrestling with the dilemma of having organic fire support for the 'super' mobile infantry: - add 1 mtr to length and do the armour with kevlar - mainly against splinters - and voi la... there's the 12 man dismounti...
by ArmChairCivvy
26 Nov 2019, 13:06
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 2663
Views: 195702
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

Jake1992 wrote: be upgraded for use by the RM ?


Upgraded so much that they... don't swim!
by ArmChairCivvy
26 Nov 2019, 12:32
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 2663
Views: 195702
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

jedibeeftrix wrote: burly chaps with bergens (and the drivers of said vehicles)


Can't be a coincidence that the Viking2 takes 12 (incl. the driver) and the RUSI doc proposed the new section strength @12
by ArmChairCivvy
26 Nov 2019, 04:38
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1543
Views: 143235
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

SW1 wrote:and two primes you’d want to work together to design it, Dassault and BAE.


Do I detect a contradiction of terms here? Will be interesting to see if the cross-pull will be any less in the Franco-German fighter project.

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