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by Jdam
12 Sep 2019, 18:01
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]
Replies: 6114
Views: 343970
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]

New ships are always good news, we will need to wait and see if they can be delivered for the very difficult cost constraint. Pity Appledore couldn't have been part of it. Seen the suggestions in the BBC about the potential for more than 5 and export orders. Unfortunately I don't see that happening....
by Jdam
10 Sep 2019, 17:21
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10173
Views: 791514
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Well we are almost there, 2 carriers at sea at the same time. Can still remember talking about it on MP photos before the first steel was cut :shock:
by Jdam
23 Aug 2019, 18:12
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: RN anti-ship missiles
Replies: 217
Views: 20494
Location: United Kingdom

Re: RN anti-ship missiles

What launch system can the NSM be fired from ? Is it just canister or Mk41 as well ? As the T26s won’t have canisters. I believe the benefit of the JSM over the NSM was the changes made to the missile to get it in the F-35 A/C bay means that it could fit the MK41. The thing is we’ve already got two...
by Jdam
23 Aug 2019, 16:40
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)
Replies: 934
Views: 75018
Location: United Kingdom

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



Number 2 is coming along :D

Advantages of the production line showing results.
by Jdam
22 Aug 2019, 17:21
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: RN anti-ship missiles
Replies: 217
Views: 20494
Location: United Kingdom

Re: RN anti-ship missiles

Do the LRASM and NSM have a land attack capability? I think I remember something about LRASM having the ability but not the software and isn't JSM the multi role (land attack/navel strike?) version of the NSM? I really hope we are planning on using them on multiply platforms, it would be nice to hav...
by Jdam
21 Aug 2019, 20:01
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 10426
Views: 541086
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Have we got any weapons for our Mk41s on the Type 26 yet?
by Jdam
12 Aug 2019, 19:43
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10173
Views: 791514
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Got to be getting close to the Prince of Wales going on sea trials?
by Jdam
02 Jul 2019, 20:40
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 10426
Views: 541086
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

CAMM-ER is interesting but I still don't know a lot about it. Do the Italians take the standard missile and put a boaster on it? If so it will fit in the Type 23/26 silo, can it be quad packed? Is it all made in Italy? Is it a naval missile? the MDBA show land pictures of the launch.
by Jdam
23 Jun 2019, 17:34
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)
Replies: 934
Views: 75018
Location: United Kingdom

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

Image

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: 934
Views: 75018
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: 4182
Views: 283302
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: 3909
Views: 261313
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: 3909
Views: 261313
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: 3909
Views: 261313
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: 934
Views: 75018
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: 3909
Views: 261313
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: 10426
Views: 541086
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: 10173
Views: 791514
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: 10173
Views: 791514
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: 10173
Views: 791514
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: 217
Views: 20494
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: 217
Views: 20494
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: 641
Views: 54619
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: 17291
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: 4182
Views: 283302
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.

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