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by SW1
21 Nov 2019, 21:12
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future Solid Support Ship
Replies: 1034
Views: 81993
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Future Solid Support Ship

Roders96 wrote:Also about cashflow too. HW went bust because it couldn't manage it effectively.


H&W did not go bust. The parent company that owned H&W went bust and sold H&W as a going concern.
by SW1
21 Nov 2019, 19:13
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future Solid Support Ship
Replies: 1034
Views: 81993
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Future Solid Support Ship

Well BMT and Navantia joined together to bid the contract. I guess that’s there choice but I don’t see why it should be an issue. I’ve never understood the obsession in the naval world to have everything designed and built exclusively in the UK, no other section does. Type 31 has imo been a welcome...
by SW1
21 Nov 2019, 17:53
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future Solid Support Ship
Replies: 1034
Views: 81993
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Future Solid Support Ship

In one sense I can see why the Navantia bid has merit after all isn’t there proposal based on a solid stores variant of the tide class tankers. If the RFA are happy with the tide class and know the design the commonality that basing the stores ship on the same design would surely be of benefit. In ...
by SW1
21 Nov 2019, 16:41
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future Solid Support Ship
Replies: 1034
Views: 81993
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Future Solid Support Ship

In one sense I can see why the Navantia bid has merit after all isn’t there proposal based on a solid stores variant of the tide class tankers. If the RFA are happy with the tide class and know the design the commonality that basing the stores ship on the same design would surely be of benefit.
by SW1
21 Nov 2019, 08:31
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future Solid Support Ship
Replies: 1034
Views: 81993
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Future Solid Support Ship

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-50500530 The Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast could be in line to do work for Spain's state-owned shipbuilder. InfraStrata, which is in the process of buying Harland and Wolff, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Navantia. InfraStra...
by SW1
20 Nov 2019, 08:43
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)
Replies: 960
Views: 89406
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)

Boeing will need a few military contracts thrown its way considering the mess they’ve gotten themselves into with 737. Especially now that the NTSB are requesting the nacelle is replaced on all 737ng following the fatal southwest accident last year. Not a got time to be associating ones self with th...
by SW1
20 Nov 2019, 07:51
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 2575
Views: 175443
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

jedibeeftrix wrote:can i just confirm whether we are talking about an army strike brigade outside of the nato area


We are
by SW1
19 Nov 2019, 17:22
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)
Replies: 1798
Views: 148495
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/dubai-raf-to-use-typhoon-as-testbed-for-tempest-d-462280/ Typhoon development plays a critical role in that,” he says. “Our commitment to upgrade Typhoon technology including weapons, sensors and defensive aids will be the technology testbed for Tempest, a...
by SW1
19 Nov 2019, 16:50
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)
Replies: 1798
Views: 148495
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/jamming-pod-test-powers-saab-electronic-attack-drive-462396/ The Swedish company earlier this year outlined its plans for the low-band jammer technology demonstrator, which is approximately 4m (13.1ft) long and weighs 350kg (770lb). The work is being perfor...
by SW1
19 Nov 2019, 11:32
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)
Replies: 1798
Views: 148495
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/dubai-raf-to-use-typhoon-as-testbed-for-tempest-d-462280/ Typhoon development plays a critical role in that,” he says. “Our commitment to upgrade Typhoon technology including weapons, sensors and defensive aids will be the technology testbed for Tempest, an...
by SW1
18 Nov 2019, 22:12
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 2575
Views: 175443
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

It’s political influence is only in place due to its military influence and the power or perceived power it has, Russia is not seen as a week or only regional military power on the world stage that can only operate near its own boarders. Russian influence comes from its strategic nuclear forces. Li...
by SW1
18 Nov 2019, 21:34
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 2575
Views: 175443
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

It’s political influence is only in place due to its military influence and the power or perceived power it has, Russia is not seen as a week or only regional military power on the world stage that can only operate near its own boarders. Russian influence comes from its strategic nuclear forces. Li...
by SW1
18 Nov 2019, 20:47
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 2575
Views: 175443
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

I’d argue it depends on UK policy going forward, if it’s to have global influence then yes this type of requirement is needed. Whether this be to deploy to the Middle East as of the last 20 years odd or to Europe as the prior 30 or maybe to the Far East possibly in the next 20 years. Strike brigade...
by SW1
18 Nov 2019, 20:13
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 2575
Views: 175443
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/defense/2019-11-18/aw149-proves-worth-after-early-setbacks In April 2019, there were reports that the Egyptian Navy had signed for around 20 AW149s, with options for 10 more, reportedly after a competition with the Airbus NH Industries (NHI) NH90. The Egyptian...
by SW1
18 Nov 2019, 19:58
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 2575
Views: 175443
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

I’d argue it depends on UK policy going forward, if it’s to have global influence then yes this type of requirement is needed. Whether this be to deploy to the Middle East as of the last 20 years odd or to Europe as the prior 30 or maybe to the Far East possibly in the next 20 years. Strike brigade ...
by SW1
18 Nov 2019, 12:48
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 2575
Views: 175443
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

i don't think it is news to anyone here that the vast proliferation of long-range anti-access weapons is pushing amphibious assets further over the horizon. at that point it is just maths to work out that operating twice as far out requires going twice as fast to achieve the same effects in LIMS on...
by SW1
17 Nov 2019, 19:52
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 2575
Views: 175443
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

i don't think lcvp's have any real utility in future. I’m not sure, the ability to land independently small loads and light vehicles (manned and unmanned), will have value. sure, it might be useful to keep a pair handy on each LSS for precisely that reason, but they have no purpose or utility in th...
by SW1
17 Nov 2019, 18:41
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 2575
Views: 175443
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

i don't think lcvp's have any real utility in future. I’m not sure, the ability to land independently small loads and light vehicles (manned and unmanned), will have value. sure, it might be useful to keep a pair handy on each LSS for precisely that reason, but they have no purpose or utility in th...
by SW1
17 Nov 2019, 18:38
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 2575
Views: 175443
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

SW1 We don’t have any Minesweepers and neither have we had any since the demise of the “TON” class. Not too different from saying that the RAF should give up it’s “V- Bombers”. !!! We do like being pedantic don’t we, I would think you and anyone else for that matter would know, which ships one woul...
by SW1
16 Nov 2019, 17:31
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 2575
Views: 175443
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

If you doing larger littoral security/raiding/strike it would be a type 31 and a bay. This will encompass the whole anti access operation, eg fast boat attack, mines, shore based anti ship missiles with operations to disrupt and destroy such things A Bay LSD over an Albion LPD? Why on earth would w...
by SW1
16 Nov 2019, 10:22
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 2575
Views: 175443
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

I see a FLSS as a replacement for rather than addition to vessels currently in service. Where we see it similarly is that T31/ FLSS can substitute for each other a lot (depending on threat assessment) and then pull together, if there is one of each in the general area. Whereas I do not subscribe to...
by SW1
16 Nov 2019, 09:57
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 2575
Views: 175443
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

likely fall on type 31 with commandos embarked If you doing larger littoral security/raiding/strike it would be a type 31 and a bay. If your doing something bigger it maybe 2 of these groups operating in the same place No place for FLSS? The helicopters here would be 2-4 Wildcats, the half of that ...
by SW1
16 Nov 2019, 08:54
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 2575
Views: 175443
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

I would suggest if your doing maritime interdiction in the littoral it will likely fall on type 31 with commandos embarked hence the 4 boat bays for special forces ribs, If you doing larger littoral security/raiding/strike it would be a type 31 and a bay. This will encompass the whole anti access op...
by SW1
12 Nov 2019, 18:11
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)
Replies: 1798
Views: 148495
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)

Let me get this straight: in ECR images they are effectively proposing to make "wet" the innermost pylons (that today are not) and to design whole new 1000 liters tanks to fit in that position without conflicting with landing gear and other stores. It is a majorly invasive undertaking, pro...
by SW1
11 Nov 2019, 20:57
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)
Replies: 1798
Views: 148495
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)

That would depend on exactly what is required to integrate and clear either configuration. It maybe cheaper to integrate the tank option across all a/c variants, it may not be possible to do that with conformal tanks. It's definitely not possible to integrate the conformals across all Typhoon varia...

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