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by hovematlot
04 Aug 2020, 20:58
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12718
Views: 2530393
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Apparently, POW is being fitted with her 3rd Phalanx this week...
by hovematlot
09 Jul 2020, 21:16
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12718
Views: 2530393
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

On that pic of Queen Elizabeths hanger what that to the left of the closest Lightening? Portable chiller/fridge or something, looks like there is one further aft as well. Does that imply there is something wrong with her fridges/air con or whatever?
by hovematlot
08 Jun 2020, 20:02
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12718
Views: 2530393
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Is Exercise Crimson Ocean purely a Carrier and F-35 exercise or is the whole CSG concept being exercised ie QNLZ, F-35, T45, Tide and Fort, and maybe a trials Crowsnest Merlin?
by hovematlot
30 Apr 2020, 07:30
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12718
Views: 2530393
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

I see 3rd Phalanx still not fitted
by hovematlot
13 Jan 2020, 21:08
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12718
Views: 2530393
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

While that may be true for the DD/FF and submarine fleets QNLZ & POW don't possess any onboard EW equipment and must rely on their escorts or aircraft I was under the impression most RN platforms already had quite a good passive detection capability. What we could use is a low probability of Int...
by hovematlot
04 Jan 2020, 17:08
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12718
Views: 2530393
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

My experience working particularly with the USN in joint facilities is that they always have their own SCIF (Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility) for dealing with US Eyes signal traffic mainly. I wouldn't be at all surprised if they don't have one on QNLZ and POW. Cant imagine what could be...
by hovematlot
11 Sep 2019, 12:10
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12718
Views: 2530393
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Maybe a Photex in the channel when QNLZ returns from Westlant19, overflown by a flypast of 617Sqn F-35 :-)

More likely I would have thought they would both be along in Portsmouth for the Christmas, New Year period..
by hovematlot
04 Jun 2019, 07:20
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
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Views: 2530393
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

HMS Dragon have just tweeted the confirmation that they will escort QNLZ on Westlant 19.
Wonder who else....?
by hovematlot
23 May 2019, 13:12
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12718
Views: 2530393
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

shes just passed under all 3 bridges :clap:
by hovematlot
22 May 2019, 07:45
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
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Views: 2530393
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Low tide 11:07. Wednesday. She's got her AIS switched on
by hovematlot
25 Feb 2019, 13:55
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12718
Views: 2530393
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Scimitar54 wrote:Why 7 x F35B?


Think it might have been Gerry Kyd that said they would be bringing 7 F-35 with them for Westland 19. Maybe beefed up at times with some USMC jets for familiarisation training.
by hovematlot
24 Feb 2019, 20:32
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12718
Views: 2530393
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Look like QNLZ CIP is coming to an end soon. Anyone know what she has planned next. I'm assuming she is going to sea before Westlant 19 in the summer. Maybe some FOST training? On the subject of Westlant 19, any thoughts on the composition of the Task group? As it has a more operational bias to it I...
by hovematlot
15 Dec 2018, 18:53
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12718
Views: 2530393
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

I do find the QEC lack in organic EW somewhat concerning She has absolutely no onboard EW detection equipment and has to rely on escorts, aircraft, satellite or intelligence to cue her to react to an inbound missile attack to conduct ASMD countermeasures . All ok in theory. But in a very heavily clu...
by hovematlot
13 Dec 2018, 09:08
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Wave Class Tanker (RFA)
Replies: 139
Views: 62269
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Wave Class Tanker (RFA)

Another image showing her aft Phalanx mounting. Looks like she's off somewhere warm
by hovematlot
19 Nov 2018, 21:11
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12718
Views: 2530393
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

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That's it then for this year. Looking forward to next years Westlant19 with 617 Squadron Embarked.
by hovematlot
11 Nov 2018, 20:59
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 1301
Views: 288019
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]

The ships sonar has the submarine contact range and bearing Does it? In this instance I suspect the only data the ASW officer has with reasonable accuracy is bearing. Yes it does. The principle of active sonar - you transmit a sound wave, it bounds off the target back to the receiver. There's your ...
by hovematlot
09 Nov 2018, 16:46
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 1301
Views: 288019
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]

"cued by ship's sensors", in an indirect fashion of course, owing to the missing data link. The Wildcat drops a torpedo somewhere in the rough area, and whilst it probably has very little chance of hitting, it's probably good enough to scare the sub off for a day. Why do you need a datali...
by hovematlot
07 Nov 2018, 22:42
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 1301
Views: 288019
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]

Anybody finds this strange? "The destroyer used her sonar and Wildcat helicopter – armed with Sting Ray torpedoes – to hunt the Trafalgar-class boat , which in turn sought to get Diamond in her periscope cross-hairs without being noticed, a challenge made harder by the near-glass like state of...
by hovematlot
07 Nov 2018, 21:37
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 4226
Views: 814318
Location: United Kingdom

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

Series of tweets today from Bae revealing their new Combat Management System. I'm assuming this will be fitted to the T26?
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by hovematlot
07 Nov 2018, 21:21
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12718
Views: 2530393
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Tonight (7th Nov) BBC FOUR 2200 - Captain Jack and the Furious Few. Documentary about a pioneering naval aviator from Northern Ireland. Has a lot of footage of HMS Prince of Wales
by hovematlot
07 Nov 2018, 21:05
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12718
Views: 2530393
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Work on HMS Prince Of Wales Jetty has started. Is that to be the new southern end of Victory Jetty? It'll block the Camber and King's Steps. Already a tight squeeze in an out for small boats. I think this is actually just a dolphin and not part of a bigger jetty. Just for the carriers stern or head...
by hovematlot
05 Nov 2018, 12:08
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12718
Views: 2530393
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

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Work on HMS Prince Of Wales Jetty has started. Will be quite a sight to see both carriers in Portsmouth together.
by hovematlot
02 Nov 2018, 08:59
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12718
Views: 2530393
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

I notice RFA Tidespring is about 200 miles east of Boston heading South West, 12kts . I'm assuming she will join up and support HMS Queen Elizabeth & Montrose.

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