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by seaspear
12 Nov 2019, 08:06
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10652
Views: 921588
Location: Australia

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Is it possible that they are still in the testing stage to establish operating parameters of the aricraft from the carrier ,another benchmark to be be looked forward to is when one hundred f35b sorties are achieved in a day from the carrier possibly with 24 aircraft
by seaspear
11 Nov 2019, 03:41
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 10691
Views: 658372
Location: Australia

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Just out of curiosity is the s1850m sensor capable of being upgraded to increase performance ,as the principle radar protecting the carriers from attack with the advent now of more supersonic if not hypersonic threats is there any feasibility of this? I can understand the f35b has some ability in de...
by seaspear
06 Nov 2019, 22:06
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 10691
Views: 658372
Location: Australia

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

I have read some of the articles on this development and wondered if this may be the successor to the Captas system https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/full/10.1098/rspa.2010.0154 although the below article suggests the game will go on https://www.livescience.com/49689-stealth-coatings-hide-subma...
by seaspear
06 Nov 2019, 06:48
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10652
Views: 921588
Location: Australia

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

https://www.timesofisrael.com/cost-of-pricey-f-35-fighter-jets-to-come-down-next-year Of course another big reason to have a slow aquisition rate is the continuing fall of the cost of these planes ,to for instance buy a large number for the carriers before they even come into service a few years ago...
by seaspear
06 Nov 2019, 02:31
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10652
Views: 921588
Location: Australia

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/analysis-f-35s-next-engine-to-reach-for-more-range-459856/ https://www.defensenews.com/industry/2018/06/13/pratt-whitney-is-pitching-a-new-version-of-the-f-35-engine/ The above articles suggests that increasing the range of the aircraft will come through en...
by seaspear
05 Nov 2019, 10:52
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10652
Views: 921588
Location: Australia

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

This is a bit out of left field but could a long range refueling drone be one of several launched from the actual tanker
by seaspear
02 Nov 2019, 06:03
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 4348
Views: 334777
Location: Australia

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

IThe U.S.N is introducing the mq-25 for stealthy air to air refueling of aircraft like the f35 and the Hornets can the f35b be refueled from such an aircraft ? and should the feasibility or risk be considered of developing such a similar craft to operate from the Queen Elizabeth class
by seaspear
27 Oct 2019, 23:55
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10652
Views: 921588
Location: Australia

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

https://www.businessinsider.com.au/eugene-ely-navy-launched-plane-from-ship-for-first-time-in-1910-2017-11?r=US&IR=T Was this what was meant as first aircraft launch certainly the I.J.S Hosho was the first purpose designed carrier to be commissiones in 1922 ahead of H.M.S Hermes ,H.M.S Ark Royal...
by seaspear
25 Oct 2019, 00:54
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10652
Views: 921588
Location: Australia

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

https://news.usni.org/2019/10/23/marine ... le-amphibs
There is an operation shown here of 13 f35b,s on the America class with high sortie rates so there seems to be a fast track on this aircraft
by seaspear
24 Oct 2019, 11:00
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)
Replies: 877
Views: 72717
Location: Australia

Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)

https://dsta.gov.sg/docs/default-source ... f?sfvrsn=2
This article also provides more background for the earlier discussion on vibration
by seaspear
23 Oct 2019, 09:42
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)
Replies: 877
Views: 72717
Location: Australia

Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)

Often at trade shows the sales people are more than happy to spruik ,asking them about the interior ergonomics could be interesting ,maybe Xavier and Gabrielle could be asked nicely to do this ,
by seaspear
23 Oct 2019, 03:14
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)
Replies: 877
Views: 72717
Location: Australia

Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)

The legislation I am referring to requires the examination of the tasks for vibration , this would include the workplace in this instance the vehicles for whole of body vibration and this result would be shared with all concerned ,There is also a duty of care on the designer and supplier of such veh...
by seaspear
21 Oct 2019, 18:15
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)
Replies: 877
Views: 72717
Location: Australia

Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)

https://www.truppendienst.com/themen/beitraege/artikel/power-on-rubber-tracks/#page-1 The above article provides some pros and and cons of composite tracks ,I include this to show there are operational benefits of composite tracks , I am not suggesting change for changes sake but if there is also a ...
by seaspear
21 Oct 2019, 01:49
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)
Replies: 877
Views: 72717
Location: Australia

Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)

If composite tracks are shown to reduce if not eliminate vibration should then all tracked vehicles be so equiped to meet occupational health and safety requirements ?
Are there also controls of vibration in tanks to mitigate such risk to crew ?
by seaspear
20 Oct 2019, 12:27
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)
Replies: 877
Views: 72717
Location: Australia

Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)

https://www.comcare.gov.au/preventing/hazards/physical_hazards/vibration I can understand duration of exposure to risk but there is an obligation to reduce if not eliminate that risk ,to place a time limit on such would not ,generally the obligation is to identify and and assess such risk before tak...
by seaspear
20 Oct 2019, 07:37
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)
Replies: 877
Views: 72717
Location: Australia

Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)

There is now the introduction of tracked vehicles with non steel tracks with composite rubber this has claims of reduced weight with either better belly armour or increased range ,but interestingly better vibrarion protection for crew ,in Australia the armed forces amongst some employers are under C...
by seaspear
17 Oct 2019, 01:36
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10652
Views: 921588
Location: Australia

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Would an f35b landing on a very wet deck generate steam using the downward thrust of it engines in vertical landings ?
by seaspear
09 Oct 2019, 23:51
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing E-7 Wedgetail (RAF)
Replies: 121
Views: 18148
Location: Australia

Re: Boeing E-7 Wedgetail (RAF)

This an old article but it provides some ideas of the capabilities of this craft for the doubters https://sldinfo.com/2015/11/from-troubled-to-trailblazing-program-the-wedgetail-and-21st-century-combat-innovation/ https://www.airforce.gov.au/our-mission/plan-jericho I have placed these articles that...
by seaspear
09 Oct 2019, 22:58
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10652
Views: 921588
Location: Australia

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

POW in sea state 6. :thumbup: https://twitter.com/HMSPWLS/status/1181909492168105986 It has beeen a while since I read on this but I seem to recall that the f35b could operate off carriers in higher sea states than the c model if needed ,has testing on the ship of the f35b been done in high sea sta...
by seaspear
04 Oct 2019, 21:48
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)
Replies: 877
Views: 72717
Location: Australia

Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)

https://www.defensenews.com/land/2019/10/04/lynx-41-disqualified-from-bradley-replacement-competition/ GDLS remains the only horse in the race for the Bradley replacement, with Griffin/ASCOD/Ajax. Could be seeing a US/UK shared hull. My dream on it is that in the end the UK, US, AUS and CAN would a...
by seaspear
04 Oct 2019, 12:17
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future ASW
Replies: 367
Views: 30683
Location: Australia

Re: Future ASW

This might be a litttle off in the usual posts but as its suggests future ASW why not https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-10-04/chinese-scientists-are-developing-lasers-to-find-submarines/11570886 I can appreciate that media claims can be to a high degree inaccurate and the restrictions on work carried...
by seaspear
25 Aug 2019, 09:01
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 10691
Views: 658372
Location: Australia

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

With the type 31e frigate the concerns seem to be of the ship in where it is built than on any capabilities and capacities the winning tenderer may have in the winning design .
I could easily envisage the admiralty wanting one design and politicians another
by seaspear
25 Aug 2019, 01:35
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 4348
Views: 334777
Location: Australia

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

I note in the article that all the f35b,s and f35c,s will have this process including aircraft of partner nations https://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=110618 it would be likely to include those that the U.K is purchasing according to the controller of this facility ,that much of the part...
by seaspear
23 Aug 2019, 08:16
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 10691
Views: 658372
Location: Australia

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Hi Donald I quoted plasma being developed from these missiles based on this report and others https://www.forbes.com/sites/lorenthompson/2019/07/30/defense-against-hypersonic-attack-is-becoming-the-biggest-military-challenge-of-the-trump-era/#e27e04b62c00 certainly the article presnts as pessimistic...
by seaspear
23 Aug 2019, 03:13
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 10691
Views: 658372
Location: Australia

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Sincde the discussion is to include AAW capabilities I would ask since there is not a proven counter to hypersonic missiles that can be deployed from ships ,and that even there is a difficulty detecting these because of electrical interference caused by the plasma bubble during their high speeds , t...

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