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by jonas
14 Jan 2020, 13:55
Forum: British Army
Topic: Multi Role Vehicle – Protected - MRV(P)
Replies: 341
Views: 43767

Re: Multi Role Vehicle – Protected - MRV(P)

Parliamentary defence written answers Jan 13th 2020 :- Q Asked by Chris Stephens (Glasgow South West) [N] Asked on: 07 January 2020 Ministry of Defence Armoured Fighting Vehicles: Procurement 1098 To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent progress he has made on procurement under the (a...
by jonas
14 Jan 2020, 08:33
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future Solid Support Ship
Replies: 1046
Views: 105193

Re: Future Solid Support Ship

As SDSR looms :- https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/requirement-for-new-fleet-solid-support-ships-to-be-reviewed/ Of course this has nothing to do with the original decision " that no consensus could be reached" ! Event to be held 25th-27th Feb 2020. https://www.defenceiq.com/events-supportsh...
by jonas
20 Dec 2019, 14:38
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]
Replies: 6222
Views: 477825

Re: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]

Yeah well, this is a bit dull, but it's news of sorts https://www.naval-technology.com/features/babcock-isupport360-brings-smart-insight-to-naval-asset-maintenance/ Going forward, iFrigate is set to become an integral part of the Royal Navy’s Type 31 frigate programme, as Babcock plans to embed the...
by jonas
06 Nov 2019, 09:14
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future Solid Support Ship
Replies: 1046
Views: 105193

Re: Future Solid Support Ship

So the review of the review is out now... I've totally missed it https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/844073/Sir_John_Parker_s_Independent_Review_of_the_National_Shipbuilding_Strategy_2019.pdf Easy to miss - all six pages of it. The most im...
by jonas
05 Nov 2019, 16:12
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 1406
Views: 134403

Re: British Army Future Wheeled APC

Nice one, squeezed it in before the Purdah :- £2.8bn armoured vehicle contract secured for British Army A contract worth £2.8 billion has been signed to provide state-of-the-art armoured fighting vehicles to the British Army. Published 5 November 2019 From: Ministry of Defence, Defence Equipment and...
by jonas
18 Oct 2019, 13:32
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]
Replies: 6222
Views: 477825

Re: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]

Parliamentary written answers 17th Oct :- Asked by Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham) [N] Asked on: 14 October 2019 Ministry of Defence Type 31 Frigates 95 To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when a decision will be made on what Government Furnished Equipment will be attached to the UK's Type 31 F...
by jonas
15 Oct 2019, 13:54
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10998
Views: 1067521

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Three 617/207 Sq. flew over from Marham: BK-14 (ZM148), BK-15 (ZM149), BK-17 (ZM151) . Three 17 Sq. flew from Edwards AFB: BK-01 (ZM135), BK-02 (ZM136), BK-04 (ZM138) . Seen (pics) on QE so far: BK-04 (ZM138) , BK-15 (ZM149), BK-17 (ZM151) . Not (yet) seen: BK-01 (ZM135), BK-02 (ZM136) , BK-14 (ZM1...
by jonas
10 Oct 2019, 10:04
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]
Replies: 6222
Views: 477825

Re: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]

Parliamentary written answers 7th Oct 2019. In short you won't be finding out the costs for some considerable time. Here with standard answers to all questions :- Asked by Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham) [N] Asked on: 02 October 2019 Ministry of Defence Type 31 Frigates: Procurement 293495 To ask the ...
by jonas
08 Oct 2019, 08:54
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]
Replies: 6222
Views: 477825

Re: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]

Yes the mushrooms have gone, and if those as they look are single cell silo's then we are indeed on the slippery slope. Though I doubt whether even this is the final design, as they are now in talks as to what this will be. Let's hope it is something even slightly more capable.
by jonas
12 Sep 2019, 09:14
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]
Replies: 6222
Views: 477825

Re: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]

One thinks that this is slightly OTT :-

Quote
Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said:

“These mighty ships will form the next generation of the Royal Navy fleet. The Type 31 frigates will be a fast, agile and versatile warship, projecting power and influence across the globe.
Unquote. :lolno:
by jonas
12 Sep 2019, 09:08
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]
Replies: 6222
Views: 477825

Re: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]

As I said. :shh:
by jonas
12 Sep 2019, 09:05
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]
Replies: 6222
Views: 477825

Re: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]

Oh I have no doubts whatsoever that you will find something. :shh:
by jonas
05 Sep 2019, 13:56
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]
Replies: 6222
Views: 477825

Re: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]

your on the wrong thread, you should be on current and future escorts as this is 'news only'
by jonas
05 Sep 2019, 09:17
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]
Replies: 6222
Views: 477825

Re: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]

Well we nearly made it week but it seems speculation and personal opinion strikes again. :thumbdown:
by jonas
30 Aug 2019, 14:49
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]
Replies: 6222
Views: 477825

Re: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]

Lord Jim , agree on your suggestion, the problem I see is that when someone posts news it then turns into a debate on the news which then depending on your insider knowledge becomes quickly to some fantasy discussions. Having clearer guidelines and mods actively managing the News thread deleting po...
by jonas
22 Aug 2019, 11:03
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: RN anti-ship missiles
Replies: 217
Views: 32466

Re: RN anti-ship missiles

In regards to xav's above post where does this leave the T26 missile fit. Even if the Anglo/French FCAS goes ahead it looks like T26 will have nothing in it's Mk41 silos for a while unless they extend this project to include it. https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2019/08/uk-mod-further-details-int...
by jonas
14 Aug 2019, 15:13
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 3933
Views: 349057

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

Further to the above, official government article :-

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/firs ... ms-cardiff
by jonas
13 Aug 2019, 14:49
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 3933
Views: 349057

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

Not convinced of the factual accuracy of this piece but the insinuation that New Zealand is lining up for an order of 3 Type 26's is very interesting.....if true. If only the T26's really could be 'dumbed down' to a £250m general purpose frigate. Little truth in that statement I suspect. https://ww...
by jonas
06 Aug 2019, 18:46
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 3933
Views: 349057

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

About as realistic as you sticking to the "News Only" part of the thread. I know that they will not do that, but sincerely doubt that any big harm was done by posting that here? Mods can transfer it into another thread if they want. Also, considering the glacial speed of T26 construction,...
by jonas
06 Aug 2019, 13:43
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 3933
Views: 349057

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

About as realistic as you sticking to the "News Only" part of the thread.
by jonas
06 Aug 2019, 10:57
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 3933
Views: 349057

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

Once again going way off topic here folks. :thumbdown:
by jonas
02 Aug 2019, 09:10
Forum: British Army
Topic: Apache Attack Helicopter (British Army Air Corps)
Replies: 369
Views: 47779

Re: Apache Attack Helicopter (British Army Air Corps)

Some clarification in regards to the numbers ordered :-

https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/mod-con ... e-ordered/
by jonas
25 Jul 2019, 09:06
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]
Replies: 6222
Views: 477825

Re: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]

O'h dear, as there were some new posts I came to look at the latest news on T31. I'm still looking. :thumbdown:
by jonas
22 Jul 2019, 14:14
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: RN anti-ship missiles
Replies: 217
Views: 32466

Re: RN anti-ship missiles

Although the following article is now a few months old, I can't see that it has been posted on here. It's a long read but does show the complexity of the situation as a whole. Part 3 [future issues to resolve] is interesting :- https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201719/cmselect/cmdfence/1071/10...

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