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by PapaGolf
09 Jun 2018, 11:36
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Ocean Class Helicopter Carrier (LPH) (1998-2018) (ex RN)
Replies: 1183
Views: 245281
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Ocean Class Helicopter Carrier (LPH) (1998-2018) (ex RN)

The inclusion of Artisan could be a very clever move from a future exports point of view.
by PapaGolf
26 Apr 2018, 12:01
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 1737
Views: 387259
Location: United Kingdom

Re: British Army Future Wheeled APC

Having to get Warriors and Ajax to constantly roll around with Boxer simply to have them not get outgunned immediately defeats the entire advantage of Boxer in the first place. There's a reason that every military worth their salt is putting credible firepower in with these types of units. Surely t...
by PapaGolf
25 Apr 2018, 20:21
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2334
Views: 510846
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft General Discussion

We just need new partners. Let’s look to other allies who have or want an aerospace industry. Italy, Spain, Sweden, Australia, Japan, Brazil even some of the Middle East countries who are investing in typhoon.

We’re probably better off without France and Germany for co-development projects.
by PapaGolf
17 Apr 2018, 22:53
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Astute Class Attack Submarine (SSN) (RN)
Replies: 692
Views: 197622
Location: United Kingdom

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

I asked this previously and was told that submarines are designed around the propulsion system. You cant change the propulsion without changing the whole submarine.
by PapaGolf
15 Mar 2018, 12:59
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: Airbus Zephyr - HAPS
Replies: 153
Views: 67139
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Airbus Zephyr - HAPS

I'd say it's more likely the work will be transferred away from Farnborough and the MP is trying to get the a positive endorsement from the PM making it more difficult to cut the work in the future. Too cynical?
by PapaGolf
18 Jul 2017, 17:24
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 13051
Views: 2259140
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Why built to such high standards? During the Falklands war the Royal Navy assembled an armada of small ships to operate in "admin" roles. This included the Castle class OPV, survey vessels, mine sweepers and fishing trawlers from STUFT! Should we need to assemble another large maritime tas...

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