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by inch
22 Sep 2019, 10:52
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10273
Views: 801537

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Lost track abit folks , where is she ATM ,did she get under the bridges yet and underway ?
by inch
15 Sep 2019, 23:28
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 10472
Views: 549318

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Well as I think ,If the rn had loads of funds yes a carrier strike force brilliant but as is with limited funds robbing Peter to pay Paul style as is equipping carrier and robbing escort fleet of depth and amoury and quality fit out I think large sub escort fleet would definitely provide a lot bigge...
by inch
15 Sep 2019, 21:48
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 10472
Views: 549318

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Put it this way the price of the 2 carriers all the f35b the support ships needed for carriers etc would have got the rn another 6 astute and another 10 properly armed escort ships at least and I know which I would be more of a threat for our adversaries thinking dam the British have got lots of top...
by inch
15 Sep 2019, 21:30
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 10472
Views: 549318

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Mmh not sure if people going to agree or even like this but maybe rn escort fleet getting that small and under equipped that maybe in hind sight it might have been better rn trying not to have 2 large carriers or any carriers all and just have gone for very well top notch escorts and subs and not tr...
by inch
15 Sep 2019, 15:24
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 10472
Views: 549318

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Is that just another word for larger than to river class opv then ? May have saved the effort and a bit of cash and just built more rivers then in my view ,just saying
by inch
15 Sep 2019, 12:42
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]
Replies: 6150
Views: 349519

Re: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]

Could someone explain if I'm right or has the rn just scrapped 5 X 1 billion t26 frigates saving 5billion but then ordering 5 underarmed t31 frigates for 1.25 billion ,saving 3.75 billion off the original brief and they can't even afford too spend more on fully arming it ? Even tho they just increas...
by inch
15 Sep 2019, 00:19
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1465
Views: 107955

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Never heard of the pesco funds personally and I'm sure it not in the team tempest front and center goal ,think they manage without it tbh and I would behave thought the EU wouldn't want UK getting it after leaving it even indirectly
by inch
14 Sep 2019, 19:42
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1465
Views: 107955

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Ok Japan then but going to be a really really hard to get them onboard with the Americans historical partnership in equipment even if we did throw the kitchen sink at them being Americans have a lot bigger kitchen sinks to push their way , unless as they want a bit more sovereign reliance so too spe...
by inch
14 Sep 2019, 18:36
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1465
Views: 107955

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Think the Netherlands will always tow the EU line tbh
by inch
14 Sep 2019, 18:34
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1465
Views: 107955

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Just thought also maybe the Israels onboard with tempest also but not sure if they would with American influence tbh same goes for Japan truth be known but you never know they might just want a bit more sovereign capacity in future ?
by inch
14 Sep 2019, 18:19
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1465
Views: 107955

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Personally my own opinion would be for UK Italy Japan and hopefully Sweden having influence on Brazil with the Saab choice and setting up manufactring in Brazil they joining project and Norway possible Poland , again Poland would get a heck of a lot more out of it than under France / Germany but as ...
by inch
14 Sep 2019, 14:08
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]
Replies: 6150
Views: 349519

Re: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]

Can't see them arming them too much tho caribbean ,1) have no cash to spare prob with t31 about to kick off 2) and if did would only be very minor leathality increase lmm maybe ?
by inch
14 Sep 2019, 09:26
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1465
Views: 107955

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

A hard choice that for Poland ,it's a political at the end of the day ,stay with france/Germany euro project or go with the naughty British brexitters and upset the French / Germans ,I can't call it tbh both got their merrits for Poland . suppose its just how much the EU machine leans on Poland not ...
by inch
14 Sep 2019, 09:14
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]
Replies: 6150
Views: 349519

Re: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]

Mmh eight ,think reporter dreaming on that front but nice try I guess ,or I wouldn't put it past government to scrap 3 type 26 and make eight type 31 instead ,you know that's the kind of things they do folks don't cha
by inch
13 Sep 2019, 17:31
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10273
Views: 801537

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Hope they get to allow loads of Canadian public tour of the ship and not just the dignitaries and military folks
by inch
13 Sep 2019, 10:18
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 10472
Views: 549318

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Just a quick one , which is the better radar artisan or this ns100 ?
by inch
13 Sep 2019, 07:15
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1465
Views: 107955

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Wonder if apart from courting Japan too join anybody else could be half interested with a credible chance ie tech/finance ?
by inch
11 Sep 2019, 19:35
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 10472
Views: 549318

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Is it just me with the feeling the t31 winner is going to be a no show at dsei ?
by inch
10 Sep 2019, 15:13
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1465
Views: 107955

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Great for team tempest Italy joining ,much admire the Italians approach to defence equipment ,and great for Italy and great for UK/ sweden ,as italy would get peanuts from the French German alliance
by inch
10 Sep 2019, 15:06
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1465
Views: 107955

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Go for it Japan ,you know you want to also :-)
by inch
09 Sep 2019, 15:56
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1465
Views: 107955

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Be cool if Japan tho
by inch
08 Sep 2019, 15:46
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 10472
Views: 549318

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

It's the t31 announced winner definitely @ dsei this week or just wishful thinking ?
by inch
18 Aug 2019, 17:44
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10273
Views: 801537

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

must admit looking forward to watching next programs of hms queen Elizabeth when its aired soonish
by inch
24 Jul 2019, 12:21
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 10472
Views: 549318

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Yes Torries are the enemies of defence believe it or not they just like to spin it there not .lobour under hard left wouldn't be better , could even be worse but don't kid you're selfs Torries are dismal
by inch
24 Jul 2019, 12:14
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 3909
Views: 263953

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

Not sure if t26 derivatives are going to be basis of t45 replacement sometime but I think t45 replacement will go like the other new destroyers and be larger at 170 MTR ISH like the new and up and coming kids on the block so not sure if t26 could be modified so ?

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