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by bobp
09 Apr 2019, 16:08
Forum: British Army
Topic: Warrior Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)
Replies: 455
Views: 23394
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Warrior Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)

Lord Jim wrote:A piece of kit that should become standard on all our AFV is the fire direction sensor


https://des.mod.uk/ajax-threat-detectio ... nsor-army/

Also posted this in Ajax thread but put it hear for reference.
by bobp
09 Apr 2019, 16:06
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)
Replies: 793
Views: 34081
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)

Contract out for fire direction sensor for Ajax..
https://des.mod.uk/ajax-threat-detectio ... nsor-army/
Seem fairly cheap to buy.
by bobp
08 Apr 2019, 22:01
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Merlin helicopters
Replies: 392
Views: 21880
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Merlin helicopters

Good news indeed for Yeovil. Hope to hear the UK is buying some more as well.
by bobp
29 Mar 2019, 21:21
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 9728
Views: 512168
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Noting the date of departure is this an Aprils Fool or genuine?
by bobp
19 Mar 2019, 20:18
Forum: British Army
Topic: Warrior Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)
Replies: 455
Views: 23394
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Warrior Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)

That's a lot of pennies, no doubt the cost will increase further when deliveries begin (If they ever do).
by bobp
15 Mar 2019, 21:20
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 4049
Views: 157360
Location: United Kingdom

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

I agree with above its all relevant. One day Italian F35B operating with ours and perhaps others.
by bobp
13 Mar 2019, 14:07
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 9728
Views: 512168
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

As I said earlier Italy is in trouble with the F35 see the post below.

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articl ... eview.html
by bobp
13 Mar 2019, 14:05
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 4049
Views: 157360
Location: United Kingdom

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

Italy in trouble over F35 payments and may cut orders




http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articl ... eview.html
by bobp
13 Mar 2019, 12:28
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 9728
Views: 512168
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Italy will not have many F35 they are struggling with finances, expect a reduction in numbers ordered.
by bobp
08 Mar 2019, 17:45
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1271
Views: 54262
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Sounds like an interesting bit of kit and low cost at that.
by bobp
27 Feb 2019, 20:59
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1271
Views: 54262
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Would be nice to if they were also Carrier capable.
by bobp
20 Feb 2019, 20:03
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 4049
Views: 157360
Location: United Kingdom

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

Good post Ron very informative as to were the f35 is heading. Hope the UK buys into this with future batches.
by bobp
20 Feb 2019, 12:30
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)
Replies: 1706
Views: 78338
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)

Will the UK benefit from the German order. Some bits must be made here.
by bobp
19 Feb 2019, 02:03
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1271
Views: 54262
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Lord Jim wrote:An interesting twist to Tempest.


Already shared this link two pages back.
by bobp
17 Feb 2019, 20:40
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 9282
Views: 285446
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Silly indeed. There is a Gibraltar thread where this would be more suitable comes under deployments.
by bobp
17 Feb 2019, 15:35
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Lockheed C-130 Hercules (RAF)
Replies: 145
Views: 9947
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Lockheed C-130 Hercules (RAF)

The work to begin replacing the centre wing box has commenced according to Janes

https://www.janes.com/article/86426/uk- ... on-in-2027
by bobp
17 Feb 2019, 15:23
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 3669
Views: 154390
Location: United Kingdom

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

I would say 15mm to 20mm. Notice the stiffeners around the Hull they give it its strength.
by bobp
16 Feb 2019, 18:45
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 9728
Views: 512168
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Pongoglo wrote:Four....


Hopefully that will be enough coupled with the Phalanx. Lets hope they never get tested for real. There has been a lot of talk about QE going to Chinese waters, but I don't think that will be soon, as this year it has to complete F35 trials plus a period in dry dock.
by bobp
16 Feb 2019, 15:17
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 3669
Views: 154390
Location: United Kingdom

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

Poiuytrewq wrote:Latest picture of HMS Glasgow in build at BAES Govan.


Excellent find there aren't many pictures about of the T26.
by bobp
15 Feb 2019, 20:40
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 9728
Views: 512168
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

What about other weapons, I though we were getting a couple of 30mm cannons as well.
by bobp
15 Feb 2019, 17:01
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1271
Views: 54262
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Janes is reporting that a unmanned version of Tempest has to be carrier capable, not sure how they would launch and recover it.

https://www.janes.com/article/86417/tem ... er-capable
by bobp
14 Feb 2019, 21:07
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 4049
Views: 157360
Location: United Kingdom

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

by bobp
11 Feb 2019, 20:33
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future Littoral Strike Ships
Replies: 541
Views: 23220
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Future Littoral Strike Ships

All well and good, I like the concept but surely we will need some more Helicopters because there are not enough for the few ships we have.
And of course there is the matter of crew and funding, as well as funds to build them. So not expecting this to happen soon, unless DFID fund them.
by bobp
10 Feb 2019, 12:12
Forum: British Army
Topic: CRV(T) Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)
Replies: 43
Views: 3337
Location: United Kingdom

Re: CRV(T) Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)

Some CVRT were sold in 2015 to Latvia, I don't know how many or what versions.
by bobp
01 Feb 2019, 17:50
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing Poseidon MRA Mk.1 (Maritime Reconnaissance Attack) (RAF)
Replies: 894
Views: 44992
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Boeing Poseidon MRA Mk.1 (Maritime Reconnaissance Attack) (RAF)

The fuel tanks for the Poseidon are UK manufactured at Marshalls Aerospace.

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articl ... eidon.html

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