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by Jake1992
04 Oct 2019, 15:14
Forum: British Army
Topic: Multi Role Vehicle – Protected - MRV(P)
Replies: 271
Views: 28799
Location: United Kingdom

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

https://www.google.com/amp/s/uklandpower.com/2019/02/14/re-thinking-the-uks-multi-role-vehicle-protected-mrv-p-programme/amp/ It’s a bit old now but is there any truth in the issues with JLTV ? If so and the price keeps rising like it has from $450k to $700k ( £550k odd ) per unit would it be worth...
by Jake1992
04 Oct 2019, 12:12
Forum: British Army
Topic: Multi Role Vehicle – Protected - MRV(P)
Replies: 271
Views: 28799
Location: United Kingdom

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

https://www.google.com/amp/s/uklandpower.com/2019/02/14/re-thinking-the-uks-multi-role-vehicle-protected-mrv-p-programme/amp/ It’s a bit old now but is there any truth in the issues with JLTV ? If so and the price keeps rising like it has from $450k to $700k ( £550k odd ) per unit would it be worth ...
by Jake1992
04 Oct 2019, 08:41
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future Littoral Strike Ships
Replies: 709
Views: 61534
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Future Littoral Strike Ships

So with this new idea of small force that can come together from different entry points with the need for the delivery vessel to stand further back what style vessel would be best ? What would it need to carry boat wise ? LCU, LCVP, CB90, Mk6 ? What would it need to carry vehicle wise ? Viking, ACV,...
by Jake1992
29 Sep 2019, 16:42
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 10628
Views: 590787
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

PAUL MARSAY wrote:could we cap production of type 26 and move to production of the T4X ?


Why would you want to ? It’d only mean a cut in tier 1 numbers further weakening the RN.
by Jake1992
27 Sep 2019, 18:48
Forum: British Army
Topic: Royal Artillery/Royal Horse Artillery future developments
Replies: 211
Views: 12646
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Royal Artillery/Royal Horse Artillery future developments

Puzzled by why the Boxer RCH155 isn't everyone's favorite for the BA requirement. Chassis commonality - check Protection - check Tactical mobility - check Strategic mobility - check High UK content - check Shoot & scoot - check What's not to like? Chassis we don't own yet. Protection good. Tact...
by Jake1992
27 Sep 2019, 16:06
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Should the royal navy have a real hospital ship?
Replies: 151
Views: 12993
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Should the royal navy have a real hospital ship?

I don’t think it should be hospital ship it should be a HADR ship with very large medical facilities at least a 100 bed. DFID have been hinting over the summer of 2 vessels for this role so why not add large medical set up to them. Just one question. Where are you getting the clinical staff from???...
by Jake1992
27 Sep 2019, 15:39
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Should the royal navy have a real hospital ship?
Replies: 151
Views: 12993
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Should the royal navy have a real hospital ship?

If there is to be a "real" hosptital ship, then it shouldn't be a Royal Navy one. To be classed as a hospital ship, it cannot be armed. So perhaps a floating Red Cross/NHS hybrid ship that is unarmed. In peace time, it could be stationed in rivers or harbours to help out local NHS hospita...
by Jake1992
26 Sep 2019, 10:33
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future ASW
Replies: 367
Views: 26377
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Future ASW

The Arrowhead 140 in its T31 guise continues to be a superbly capable design completely hamstrung by a woefully inadequate budget. I guess it is upside-down. Arrowhead 140 as a T31 is adopting very large hull, which is incompatible with its cost. I hope RN knows it. To be upgraded for normal escort...
by Jake1992
25 Sep 2019, 16:07
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: River Class (OPV) (RN)
Replies: 2981
Views: 196020
Location: United Kingdom

Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)

donald_of_tokyo wrote:Looks like the River B2's flight deck is large enough for a Wildcat.

Now, the size of it is 21 m x 13.6 m. Do anyone know, for a Wildcat to land, what size of a flight deck is needed? For a Lynx, I understand it was somewhere around 18 m?


Wiki is saying that the flight deck is merlin capable.
by Jake1992
25 Sep 2019, 14:07
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 10628
Views: 590787
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

avenger style design Interesting you mention this, this is probably the minimum standard for a global patrol ship like people seem to be advocating. Too late, but the RN would be in much better shape with an 'avenger style' instead of the B2 OPV's. I am not necessarily saying the RN should have a v...
by Jake1992
25 Sep 2019, 12:51
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 10628
Views: 590787
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

NSS.......MHCP Both are now void. In regard to the NSS I did say if there was more money and if it was followed not that it is In regards to the MHCP is it really void ? By the time they come around in the late 2020s the 5 RB2s will most likely be replacing the RB1s in UK EEZ so a patrol ability fo...
by Jake1992
25 Sep 2019, 12:00
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 10628
Views: 590787
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

evolved in to 2 families that cover every ship class from OPV to Destroyer. Starting from the premise that OPVs are not warships, I would make a similar statement: - with the T31 and T26 hulls we can do that - and after the T45 retirement we would have great commonality (onshore training, support, ...
by Jake1992
25 Sep 2019, 11:20
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 10628
Views: 590787
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

If the B2s become the new C3 then they will be more capable minor warships deploying first rate off board systems. The River Class is not that platform, neither is is likely to become that platform (at least without significant work). These are offshore patrol vessels solely designed for constabula...
by Jake1992
24 Sep 2019, 17:01
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10439
Views: 849638
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Forgive me if I have missed this discussed elsewhere, but is there any info available w/ the ability of the F35B to act in a AEW role? If the CBG has CAP, would it be possible to use encrypted comms to the carrier below and kill two stones with one bird? There'll be a reason I'm sure why crowsnest ...
by Jake1992
24 Sep 2019, 16:54
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future ASW
Replies: 367
Views: 26377
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Future ASW

How is it distinct from the T26? Isn't the mission bay also "glorified boat storage"? It all depends on UK/MOD/RN's strategy. If RN are really going ahead with drones, then those drones must be "standardized". If RN decide "we shall standardize any future drone to be compat...
by Jake1992
23 Sep 2019, 21:59
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10439
Views: 849638
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Does anyone know on the first deployment with us marines onboard how many frigates and destroyers will be with HMS qe and I think bi heard the Dutch were sending a frigate on that deployment but could be wrong ,just wondering who else ? I’m sure I heard the defence sec say around last on GMB saying...
by Jake1992
23 Sep 2019, 20:16
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future ASW
Replies: 367
Views: 26377
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Future ASW

...why not have one larger bat there that can launch and recover 1 large system or 2 small ? Simply cost. There is zero money to change anything if Babcock want to hit the £250m target. Up the budget and lots of things become possible. Am I right in thinking this could be easily changed in an upgra...
by Jake1992
23 Sep 2019, 19:31
Forum: British Army
Topic: Royal Artillery/Royal Horse Artillery future developments
Replies: 211
Views: 12646
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Royal Artillery/Royal Horse Artillery future developments

We keep going over what is best but the truth is there are very limited options for us, we need a wheeled based platform to keep up with strike so what choices do we have ? 1 - Boxer RCH 155mm - gives us the mobility need, good levels of protection, commonality - potential problem if no manual fire ...
by Jake1992
23 Sep 2019, 18:53
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future ASW
Replies: 367
Views: 26377
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Future ASW

No. At least in current design, Arrowhead 140's boat bays are only 9.5m long each. I think this must be improved to be capable of 11-12 m, the same length as T26's mission bay is. This this one thing I never understood with this design, they have 2 boat bays side by side why not have one larger bat...
by Jake1992
23 Sep 2019, 16:23
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 10628
Views: 590787
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Jake1992 , at the end of the day it’s down to hard choices - even putting hangars on 5 OPVs could be comparable to putting ASMs onto the T45, or buying a decent set of CB90s - for me both of these examples would come ahead of a hanger for the OPV. Whether you agree or not, the choice for the T31 al...
by Jake1992
23 Sep 2019, 14:33
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 10628
Views: 590787
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

The T31 decision has no effect on this; a T31 does not change how incredibly useful and organic helicopter is. There are plenty of helicopters; the Navy has 28 wildcat at their disposal to spread between 17 active combatants. The T31 does impact the decision - including the T31s and the RFAs, there...
by Jake1992
23 Sep 2019, 11:11
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 10628
Views: 590787
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

By the time numbers were cut so badly the program and design was so far along that it was too late to change. Its not too late to solve a lot of the problems with the A140. If the UPC for the T26 had of ended up in the £400m to £500m range, RN might have got the 18 hulls that are needed. All water ...
by Jake1992
23 Sep 2019, 09:43
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 10628
Views: 590787
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

To say that we need more T26 or more capable T26 just because we have to over-match two of our closest allies is nonsense. We will not be fighting Canada or Australia. The RN needs to spend its budget to meet its actual needs and not spend it so you can win a game of top trumps. See and this is why...
by Jake1992
22 Sep 2019, 19:03
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 10628
Views: 590787
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

5 x River b2, so what is the likely hood of getting the river B1 replaced ? I can see RN getting a few minehunter type vessels that will do the OPV jobs aswell ? To me it makes more sense to start to build a multi mission sloop around the mid to late 20s, this could be based on the RB2 basic design...
by Jake1992
22 Sep 2019, 00:55
Forum: British Army
Topic: Royal Artillery/Royal Horse Artillery future developments
Replies: 211
Views: 12646
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Royal Artillery/Royal Horse Artillery future developments

If they can reduce the height of the Boxer 155mm SPG then it should become a serious contender. Remember with the Boxer what is being developed is a Mission Module not the whole vehicle, which would also include any stability items as well. It will be interesting to see if such a modified Boxer bas...

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