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by Jdam
23 Jun 2019, 17:34
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)
Replies: 915
Views: 54959
Location: United Kingdom

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

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Looks like it, you can see that it is much longer on the P-8 Neptune, I wonder if it can be retrofitted to any P-8?
by Jdam
23 Jun 2019, 09:43
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)
Replies: 915
Views: 54959
Location: United Kingdom

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



Blink and its done :wtf:

Edit: I got this from Gabriele's twitter
by Jdam
17 Jun 2019, 20:15
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 4113
Views: 193373
Location: United Kingdom

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

Timmymagic wrote:\Nothing we didn't know, Asraam CSP, Spear and Meteor for Block 4.



4 or 6 meteors internally I wonder :think:
by Jdam
14 Jun 2019, 20:15
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 3795
Views: 191515
Location: United Kingdom

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

I think any talk about the USN and the type 26 is going to come to a disappointing end, as much as I would love to see the USN pick the Type 26, I don't just see Congress approving it. HMS Glasgow is under construction in Govan but looking at the latest picks of the hull thanks to the launch HMS Spe...
by Jdam
30 May 2019, 17:01
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 3795
Views: 191515
Location: United Kingdom

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

Interesting development in the FFG(X) program that might have T26 implications So LM aren't doing the competitive design stage, but that doesn't stop them bidding for the final build contract, and they could bid the T26. Is that right? That is the case, as I am aware. Interesting that FREMM has got...
by Jdam
20 May 2019, 18:50
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 3795
Views: 191515
Location: United Kingdom

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

bobp wrote:The order is for five motors. Also it would be nice if the Aussies and Canadians ordered some for their ships as well.


Good to hear about Rugby factory. Do the Aussies and Canadians have the ability to manufacture these components locally?
by Jdam
11 May 2019, 08:46
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)
Replies: 915
Views: 54959
Location: United Kingdom

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

Considering the aircraft didn't have any wings until recently, I'm surprised we are still getting out first this year. The benefit of the construction line approach to aircraft.
by Jdam
25 Apr 2019, 17:02
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 3795
Views: 191515
Location: United Kingdom

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

That article also seems to suggest there is "speculation" around possibly cancelling the T31 in favour of my Type 26s. First I've ever heard of that suggestion. Is this something others have come across? Given the accuracy of the article however I'm not reading that much into it. That stu...
by Jdam
24 Apr 2019, 20:57
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 9631
Views: 368764
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

I seem to remember CAMM for the T45 was discussed and it was going to replace the Aster 15 for short range defence, I'm guessing nothing came of it.
by Jdam
18 Apr 2019, 18:55
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 9952
Views: 613087
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

This may sound a bit selfish but a part of me hopes we don't sell the plans to anyone, the design is unique to the Royal Navy and I think it gives the ships an identity that other nations don’t have.
by Jdam
03 Apr 2019, 19:51
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 9952
Views: 613087
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

With the suggestion of getting the Camm system installed is there any advantage and practicality to going a bit further with the Camm-er instead for further range in meeting those threats ,would though like to see the Daring class have its loadout increased Are the dimensions of the missile differe...
by Jdam
29 Mar 2019, 19:41
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 9952
Views: 613087
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

I wonder if it would be a vertical launch type of system, might be more a like Sea Ram type box on each weapon sponson, this would save taking up deck space. I don't know if maybe Sea Ceptor are too long for such a thing or if the soft launch system work firing it at 45 degrees.
by Jdam
09 Mar 2019, 15:42
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: RN anti-ship missiles
Replies: 132
Views: 9996
Location: United Kingdom

Re: RN anti-ship missiles

Just buy Harpoon Block II+ ER from Boeing using FMS, Finland are already buying some. Plus were buying some for the P8. We can reuse launchers, handling equipment etc, etc. The money saved over switching to NSM/JSM/Exocet/SAAB/LRASM etc can be spent on accelerating the FC/ASW MBDA Perseus program. ...
by Jdam
08 Mar 2019, 18:33
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: RN anti-ship missiles
Replies: 132
Views: 9996
Location: United Kingdom

Re: RN anti-ship missiles

Very happy to see we are at least asking for options, the 2022/23 delivery date not so much. There is going to be a few variables and maybe even opportunities with these weapons, it will be interesting to see what we finally go with and in what configuration. Where are we going to use these? if its ...
by Jdam
11 Feb 2019, 17:30
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future Littoral Strike Ships
Replies: 574
Views: 36810
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Future Littoral Strike Ships

Will these be new builds?
by Jdam
25 Jan 2019, 20:26
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper/Protector (UCAV) (RAF)
Replies: 159
Views: 12730
Location: United Kingdom

Re: General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper/Protector (UCAV) (RAF)

Finally :D

I believe that Paveway IV is also making it onto Protector RG Mk1 as well.
by Jdam
10 Jan 2019, 18:20
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 4113
Views: 193373
Location: United Kingdom

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

Are we any further forward with Meteor on the F-35, I see they have one in the picture.
by Jdam
23 Oct 2018, 20:47
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 9952
Views: 613087
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Seen on NavyLookout twitter that the QE will be going back out to sea soon, any one know what's involved in the second phase of developmental flying will entail?
by Jdam
13 Oct 2018, 10:33
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 9952
Views: 613087
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

An interesting question, I think as America already has the infrastructure and technology for it Nuclear powered Aircraft carrier that is a cost that already spent and currently no need to walk away from it. That said I think the US Navy needs to invest in getting the construction cost and operation...
by Jdam
12 Oct 2018, 22:00
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 9952
Views: 613087
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

External Pylons on the F-35.

Do we know if they are conducting weapon releases on the QE trials?
by Jdam
30 Sep 2018, 11:02
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 9952
Views: 613087
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Its been great to finally see the F-35 on board, to think what it took from first cut of steel to this moment :thumbup:

Will it only be 2 aircraft?
by Jdam
04 Sep 2018, 16:53
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 4113
Views: 193373
Location: United Kingdom

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

This ASRAAM thing has always confused me, doesn't it completely negate your stealth? I might not be the best to explain this but I don't think having external ASRAAM completely negate stealth but it will reduce the effectiveness giving enemy radars a higher chance of something to bounce off of. You...
by Jdam
30 Aug 2018, 18:19
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 4113
Views: 193373
Location: United Kingdom

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

Seen this on Gabs twiiter account about British weapons on the F-35. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dl1OVsFW0AM61GE.jpg:large First time I think I have seen the F-35 with the 4 live AMRAAMs in its load out. I remember it was part of the 3F software requirements but up till now I'm sure all footage of A...
by Jdam
14 Aug 2018, 13:25
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 4113
Views: 193373
Location: United Kingdom

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

Then this shouldn't have any effect on the program.

Does this mean they will lose the engine maintenance facility?
by Jdam
14 Aug 2018, 07:36
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 4113
Views: 193373
Location: United Kingdom

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

What does Turkey contribute to the project?

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