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by seaspear
13 Feb 2021, 09:34
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 13057
Views: 2278881
Location: Australia

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

It would be of interest to know if there is a commitment to a realistic stockpile of missiles for all scenarios, or even on what are the guidelines for ships to carry a full missile loadout, and serious conflict with a peer may be on the likelihood of how long a supply of munitions may last and be p...
by seaspear
01 Feb 2021, 20:25
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12771
Views: 2760378
Location: Australia

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

The radar sensor ranges would certainly be speculative
by seaspear
28 Jan 2021, 04:14
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Lightweight Affordable Novel Combat Aircraft (LANCA)
Replies: 45
Views: 6548
Location: Australia

Re: Lightweight Affordable Novel Combat Aircraft (LANCA)

This article suggests it will be armed and not just electronic warfare
https://www.defensenews.com/global/euro ... bat-drone/
by seaspear
23 Jan 2021, 09:03
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 1312
Views: 312207
Location: Australia

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

Before then it would still be cheaper to provide the major upgrades to her that would increase the capacity and capability of this ship than a new build
by seaspear
14 Jan 2021, 11:02
Forum: British Army
Topic: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 1961
Views: 418145
Location: Australia

Re: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)

There was previously the possibility of South Korea and Poland developing a tank https://www.defence24.com/could-poland-build-a-future-main-battle-tank-with-the-south-korea-analysis https://www.defence24.com/k2pl-a-polish-korean-future-main-battle-tank-proposal-with-support This article suggests Pol...
by seaspear
14 Jan 2021, 06:01
Forum: British Army
Topic: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 1961
Views: 418145
Location: Australia

Re: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)

Is there any possibility of getting into a partnership with South Korea or Japan they seem to have the capital for development and a commitment to building such especially South Korea ?
by seaspear
11 Jan 2021, 19:30
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 5209
Views: 1078808
Location: Australia

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

Is there any suggestion of the types of missiles carried by U.A.V.s accompanying aircraft ?
by seaspear
09 Jan 2021, 21:03
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 5209
Views: 1078808
Location: Australia

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

This is an earlier article on Spear 11 and Spear e.w working in tandem
https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/2 ... -huge-deal
interesting if used by helicopters forces
by seaspear
07 Jan 2021, 10:21
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 5209
Views: 1078808
Location: Australia

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

Would a weapon that targets instead the radar systems like the AARGM-ER be also of use https://www.flightglobal.com/fixed-wing/us-navys-aargm-er-completes-critical-design-review/138900.article#:~:text=The%20US%20Navy%20(USN)%20recently,enemy%20radar%20and%20communications%20systems.&text=The%20w...
by seaspear
02 Jan 2021, 22:25
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Astute Class Attack Submarine (SSN) (RN)
Replies: 692
Views: 199081
Location: Australia

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

This earlier article suggests a diving depth of six thousand metres for a submarine not attached to the navy but under orders from intelligence services
https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/201 ... ecret-sub/
by seaspear
02 Jan 2021, 22:00
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Astute Class Attack Submarine (SSN) (RN)
Replies: 692
Views: 199081
Location: Australia

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

It was not though designed just for a unique nuclear strike capability but also for interference with undersea cables , This article suggests that though there may be conventions against the severing of cables there dont appear to be against the hacking of such , as to what lengths nations should go...
by seaspear
02 Jan 2021, 20:29
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Astute Class Attack Submarine (SSN) (RN)
Replies: 692
Views: 199081
Location: Australia

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

Its interesting that one of these special weapons or abilities is the ability to deploy a small nuclear-powered sensor array on the sea bed this article suggests that Russia has invested heavily in the capability to disrupt internet cables https://www.forbes.com/sites/hisutton/2020/08/19/how-russian...
by seaspear
02 Jan 2021, 19:37
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Astute Class Attack Submarine (SSN) (RN)
Replies: 692
Views: 199081
Location: Australia

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

There is more on this special submarine that indicates it will deploy in 2021 with special abilities for spying very deep there is certainly the suggestion that undersea communications are very vulnerable to this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtE7ciLS-24&feature=emb_rel_end&ab_channel=SubB...
by seaspear
02 Jan 2021, 05:58
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Astute Class Attack Submarine (SSN) (RN)
Replies: 692
Views: 199081
Location: Australia

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

This is a guestimate of it
by seaspear
01 Jan 2021, 23:20
Forum: British Army
Topic: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 1961
Views: 418145
Location: Australia

Re: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)

I have included from Warzone an article about the U.S army work on masking thermal signature with 'paint' it does show a picture of a soviet-era vehicle in infrared would have been of interest seeing if the before and after Challenger update in the same https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/27088/ar...
by seaspear
01 Jan 2021, 19:48
Forum: British Army
Topic: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 1961
Views: 418145
Location: Australia

Re: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)

So low observable tanks, not stealth tanks lol would of been interesting if there was data on thermal reduction signature as u.a.v,s can have infrared cameras
by seaspear
29 Dec 2020, 20:49
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 1312
Views: 312207
Location: Australia

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

Interesting read but it would seem to be a stretch to suggest that it is effective without trials involving a submarine , especially considering the technology built into the type 26
by seaspear
24 Dec 2020, 20:06
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12771
Views: 2760378
Location: Australia

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Would the type 26 benefit from these as well for their operations
by seaspear
22 Dec 2020, 06:03
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)
Replies: 1143
Views: 291543
Location: Australia

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

Would the sm-3 block11a meet this aim https://www.google.com/search?q=sm-3+missile+block+iia&rlz=1C1CAFA_enAU647AU648&oq=sm-3+missile&aqs=chrome.5.69i57j0l6.11129j0j15&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8 This article provides some then differences between classes of the missiles https://whi...
by seaspear
22 Dec 2020, 01:03
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)
Replies: 1143
Views: 291543
Location: Australia

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

Because of the discussion in the R.N on the anti-shipping missiles ,I thought it might of interest to speculate if the R.A.F could benefit by the inclusion of the L.R.A.S.M being carried by its Poseidon https://www.aspistrategist.org.au/australia-is-getting-the-long-range-missiles-needed-for-a-conte...
by seaspear
20 Dec 2020, 02:21
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: RN anti-ship missiles
Replies: 335
Views: 105982
Location: Australia

Re: RN anti-ship missiles

This is also an interesting article https://allthingsnuclear.org/ctracy/the-accuracy-of-hypersonic-weapons-media-claims-miss-the-mark#:~:text=Existing%20ballistic%20missiles%20accomplish%20this,lower%20altitudes%2C%20through%20the%20atmosphere.&text=The% This second paper by Wenxing Fu is a bit ...
by seaspear
18 Dec 2020, 19:42
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: RN anti-ship missiles
Replies: 335
Views: 105982
Location: Australia

Re: RN anti-ship missiles

this is an example of what the P.L.A.N is doing https://www.forbes.com/sites/hisutton/2020/09/03/chinese-navy-cruisers-may-be-first-to-get-ballistic-missiles/?sh=75fb13fb372a https://missiledefenseadvocacy.org/missile-threat-and-proliferation/todays-missile-threat/china/dong-feng-21d-df-21d/ It may ...
by seaspear
18 Dec 2020, 10:15
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: RN anti-ship missiles
Replies: 335
Views: 105982
Location: Australia

Re: RN anti-ship missiles

When Brahmos is mentioned its worth noting that a Brahmos 11 is close to being exported to the Philippines and Vietnam
https://www.defenseworld.net/news/27721 ... 9yCxNgzaUk
Perhaps the R.N should consider its purchase
by seaspear
18 Dec 2020, 06:12
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: RN anti-ship missiles
Replies: 335
Views: 105982
Location: Australia

Re: RN anti-ship missiles

This article provides more detail to the block v Tomahawk https://www.defensenews.com/naval/2020/12/14/the-us-navy-has-an-upgraded-tomahawk-heres-5-things-you-should-know/ This article provides arguments for a balanced approach in the design and acquisition of missiles and the role definitions they ...
by seaspear
17 Dec 2020, 20:30
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: RN anti-ship missiles
Replies: 335
Views: 105982
Location: Australia

Re: RN anti-ship missiles

satellite or f35b perhaps

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