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by Defiance
26 Jun 2020, 09:22
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 4082
Views: 482288

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

I've opened it up successfully from the link below (and I am not a subscriber)

https://www.afr.com/politics/federal/si ... 625-p55639

Headline is the radar and associated gubbins is heavy so they needed to make it bigger to be more stable
by Defiance
22 Jun 2020, 23:09
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Raytheon Sentinel R1 (RAF)
Replies: 177
Views: 145354

Re: Raytheon Sentinel R1 (RAF)

Lord Jim wrote:Are there still KC-135s at RAF Mildenhall?


Yup, until they close the base. They had them relaying the crash site when that F-15 went down
by Defiance
22 Jun 2020, 13:57
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Raytheon Sentinel R1 (RAF)
Replies: 177
Views: 145354

Re: Raytheon Sentinel R1 (RAF)

Allegedly the Waddington runway is too short Surprised at that statement, bearing in mind that when I was there in the 1970's it was a V bomber base. And more recently the E3-D being based there. I was as well, I found the article which quotes the chap if people were interested https://ukdefencejou...
by Defiance
22 Jun 2020, 08:22
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Raytheon Sentinel R1 (RAF)
Replies: 177
Views: 145354

Re: Raytheon Sentinel R1 (RAF)

Sentinels. Sorry got mixed up in my ageing skull. I find it interesting that the RAF are willing to spend an awful lot of money on new facilities at RAF Waddington, including a huge new building and Hangar for the E7, and new housing for 1000 airmen, and families but cant spare the money to keep th...
by Defiance
07 Jun 2020, 16:37
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)
Replies: 1058
Views: 171691

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

Possible if we want to pony up the cash
by Defiance
04 Mar 2020, 07:12
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 4768
Views: 576365

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

Always safer to assume not until explicitly told otherwise
by Defiance
24 Jan 2020, 08:57
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 4768
Views: 576365

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

Lord Jim wrote:ll have obviously been cleared for the F-35B, so does it only need a software patch to allow each to use the others kit.


You probably want the pilots to qualify to be able to use unfamiliar ordnance
by Defiance
04 Dec 2019, 08:36
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 1222
Views: 182200

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

The Janes article puts the blame on issues at Portsmouth (the dockyard specifically) but doesn't expand further. It also confirms the RN's ambition for the first QEC deployment to be accompanied by two Type 45's
by Defiance
25 Nov 2019, 08:26
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1788
Views: 273287

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Last I heard the Indian Navy binned naval Tejas in favour of TEDBF as the landing gear is so wide that it blocks the innermost pylons from carrying large stores or drop tanks http://delhidefencereview.com/2019/11/18/the-indian-navy-and-drdo-move-on-from-the-nlca-mk2-to-the-twin-engine-deck-based-fig...
by Defiance
30 Oct 2019, 06:58
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Astute Class Attack Submarine (SSN) (RN)
Replies: 625
Views: 128467

Re: Astute Class Attack Submarine (SSN) (RN)

There's a reason the UK dropped SSKs like a handful of rotten cabbage when nuclear made it onto the scene, even when the advantages of SSKs were well known compared to nuclear.
by Defiance
30 May 2019, 11:47
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 2834
Views: 341421

Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

Making use of what we have means using the carriers. This is acceptable in the short term because the UK don't have many F35, however one day there wont be the space for 10+ commando Merlin, and another deck will be required. THANK YOU. I distinctly remember a time back on mp.net, when everyone was...
by Defiance
17 Apr 2019, 07:57
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 11757
Views: 1163536

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

That's more T26 size than T31 though, right? Presumably they don't have the budget (nor high end ASW requirement) for T26? Their surface ship acquisition program (PROSUPER) has been suspended indefinitely, the Tamandere acquisition is more of a stop-gap measure as they accept they need more mass in...
by Defiance
04 Apr 2019, 08:01
Forum: British Army
Topic: Royal Artillery/Royal Horse Artillery future developments
Replies: 314
Views: 84955

Re: Royal Artillery/Royal Horse Artillery future developments

Indeed, reading the small print it specifies that protection for the cabin only. So it'd appear the RFI isn't entirely written for Caesar.
by Defiance
04 Apr 2019, 07:38
Forum: British Army
Topic: Royal Artillery/Royal Horse Artillery future developments
Replies: 314
Views: 84955

Re: Royal Artillery/Royal Horse Artillery future developments

The requirements as written in the full article will mean Caesar needs an additional armour package. Requirement is for STANAG 4569 level 4 protection whereas Caesar bounces around level 2/3 depending on what you're trying to damage it with. EDIT: Even then, doesn't Caesar need the crew to dismount ...
by Defiance
18 Mar 2019, 13:54
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 11757
Views: 1163536

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

This pipe-dream of getting anything else out of Barrow over this timeframe needs to die. Go up to the yard and talk about getting more Astutes on the go and see what the reaction is.
by Defiance
14 Mar 2019, 07:51
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11744
Views: 1480432

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Don't worry, just keep repeating the point, i'm sure it'll be taken differently this time!
by Defiance
25 Feb 2019, 11:12
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11744
Views: 1480432

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Scimitar54 wrote:ArmChairCivvy Wrote
IOC with 12 is still ahead of us


We do actually have 9 at RAF Marham. Are you suggesting that 2 of them are nothing more than Gate Guards already?


7 deployed is the official figure for Westland 19.
by Defiance
19 Feb 2019, 07:55
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1788
Views: 273287

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

I have english and german citizenship and have lived in both countries. But the UK really broke my heart in the recent past. I dont know what happened and all my UK family and friends are just as heartbroken. They just don't have the easy option to relocate.. I work in the defence industry. It show...
by Defiance
19 Feb 2019, 07:36
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1788
Views: 273287

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Don't let the door hit your arse on the way out, sweetheart x

EDIT: Haha, so much German salt. You're a wee bit precious aren't you?
by Defiance
08 Nov 2018, 13:32
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: AW159 Wildcat Helicopter (RN & AAC)
Replies: 412
Views: 85965

Re: AW159 Wildcat Helicopter (RN & AAC)

Gabriele wrote:Next year should be a lot better already, though. More complex F-35 trials, and almost certainly more jets on board. Apache will finally go on as well.


I'm 90% sure the plan for 2019 involves 7 F-35B, then 2020 is 12 aircraft.
by Defiance
07 Nov 2018, 15:11
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1788
Views: 273287

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

These two? (If not i recommend them, they're good videos)




I enjoyed the comments about what the French were up to.
by Defiance
29 Oct 2018, 10:32
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 4768
Views: 576365

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

Thanks. thought we were building more TBH... The aft fuse parts are pretty hefty pieces of kit - made and assembled in Samlesbury and shipped off to Fort Worth or Italy. http://www.builditsoftware.com/2012/08/bae-standardizes-on-buildit-to-manufacture-the-joint-strike-fighter/#jp-carousel-117 The U...
by Defiance
04 Oct 2018, 10:46
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11744
Views: 1480432

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Jake1992 wrote:It's a shame would be really nice to be able to find a reliable comparison between the QEs and our previous carriers


You can find shots when QNLZ was in drydock in Scotland, with Illustrious sat in the adjacent dock, that does a good job of it for me!
by Defiance
01 Oct 2018, 13:35
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11744
Views: 1480432

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

I am told that the Phalanx Guns will be fitted when the QE returns from her present tour. Also the same source said that a new Communications suite will be fitted. It was reported in Defense News - see end of article. https://www.defensenews.com/breaking-news/2018/09/28/with-historic-first-f-35b-la...
by Defiance
07 Aug 2018, 15:20
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Dreadnought Class SSBN
Replies: 664
Views: 107159

Re: Dreadnought Class SSBN


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