UK Defence Forum

News, History, Discussions and Debates on UK Defence.

Search found 814 matches

Go to advanced search

by SW1
08 Sep 2019, 17:28
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 10628
Views: 612941
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Good 3D/4D radar good CMS good HMS good soft kill systsem 1 x 76mm , 2 x 40mm , 24 to 30 CAMM , 8 x NSM , FFNBW 2 x Phalanx Baring the 76mm gun as opposed to a 5” this is what a type 26 will be equipped with at launch. Why you think so? When comparing OH Perry class FFG and Spruance class DD, appar...
by SW1
08 Sep 2019, 17:26
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 10628
Views: 612941
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Good 3D/4D radar good CMS good HMS good soft kill systsem 1 x 76mm , 2 x 40mm , 24 to 30 CAMM , 8 x NSM , FFNBW 2 x Phalanx Baring the 76mm gun as opposed to a 5” this is what a type 26 will be equipped with at launch. So how can one be built at a 3rd of the cost of the other? Acoustic quietening c...
by SW1
08 Sep 2019, 15:11
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future Littoral Strike Ships
Replies: 709
Views: 66298
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Future Littoral Strike Ships

Lots of new info here, https://www.savetheroyalnavy.org/a-closer-look-at-the-littoral-strike-ship-concept/ The flight deck in particular appears to have a complete reconfiguration. Not sure I’m seeing a whole lot of difference to what prevail put out in feb ship wise. Does seem to pull together som...
by SW1
08 Sep 2019, 15:03
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 10628
Views: 612941
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

donald_of_tokyo wrote:just "more P-8". Many options are up there


Or buy more merlins.
by SW1
08 Sep 2019, 14:58
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Bay Class Landing Ship Dock (LSD (A)) (RFA)
Replies: 342
Views: 38307
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Bay Class Landing Ship Dock (LSD (A)) (RFA)

A further update highlighting how flexible these fwd deployed presence vessels are. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/royal-navy-deploys-medics-to-support-humanitarian-efforts-following-bahamas-hurricane A team of 18 military medical staff will arrive in the region this evening and will provide eme...
by SW1
08 Sep 2019, 12:19
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Bay Class Landing Ship Dock (LSD (A)) (RFA)
Replies: 342
Views: 38307
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Bay Class Landing Ship Dock (LSD (A)) (RFA)

by SW1
08 Sep 2019, 12:15
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 10628
Views: 612941
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Good 3D/4D radar good CMS good HMS good soft kill systsem 1 x 76mm , 2 x 40mm , 24 to 30 CAMM , 8 x NSM , FFNBW 2 x Phalanx Baring the 76mm gun as opposed to a 5” this is what a type 26 will be equipped with at launch. So how can one be built at a 3rd of the cost of the other? Acoustic quietening c...
by SW1
08 Sep 2019, 10:11
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 10628
Views: 612941
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

It should be remembered when type 23 entered service is didn’t have a combat management system and a number of other things didn’t work either, it has evolved over time to what we have today. So what we start out with is less important than is possible. I would add that from listening to and reading...
by SW1
02 Sep 2019, 22:42
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 10628
Views: 612941
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

I think there’s only a firm production contract for 3 type 26 at present. It depends how specialist you want to be you can over do it. The US did with seawolf and dialled it back to get a Virginia class which it built in numbers. You could in theory progress in a number of ways from here build the 8...
by SW1
01 Sep 2019, 19:57
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: RN anti-ship missiles
Replies: 217
Views: 22782
Location: United Kingdom

Re: RN anti-ship missiles

I were going away from a joint development with the French then I see little point looking past the Norwegian offering of nsm.
by SW1
01 Sep 2019, 19:36
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Bay Class Landing Ship Dock (LSD (A)) (RFA)
Replies: 342
Views: 38307
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Bay Class Landing Ship Dock (LSD (A)) (RFA)

Bahamas being absolutely smashed by hurricane Dorian hopefully contingency plans in place to reinforce mounts bay https://news.sky.com/story/hurricane-dorian-life-threatening-storm-due-to-hit-bahamas-and-flood-us-11799524 The Bahamas is experiencing its strongest hurricane in modern times as Hurrica...
by SW1
01 Sep 2019, 09:20
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Bay Class Landing Ship Dock (LSD (A)) (RFA)
Replies: 342
Views: 38307
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Bay Class Landing Ship Dock (LSD (A)) (RFA)

Hopefully RFA mounts bay won’t be needed over the coming days with hurricane Dorian roaring toward the Bahamas but I fear she might good luck to all.
by SW1
30 Aug 2019, 13:51
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 4227
Views: 313756
Location: United Kingdom

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

SDL wrote:https://twitter.com/UKDefJournal/status/1167372707014557697


A really spectacular image.

If we give back the small ones do u think they would give us the large one? The B2 is an exquisite aircraft.
by SW1
29 Aug 2019, 22:31
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 10628
Views: 612941
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

I understand your point but I think ordering small batches within a larger procurement programme makes complete sense. It's only natural that any class of vessel will evolve over the construction period as the design matures, lessons are learned and the customer is tempted to tinker and fiddle whic...
by SW1
29 Aug 2019, 20:48
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 10628
Views: 612941
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

...now the customer has to get it's spec right first time. Another reason why ordering in modest batches of 2 or 3 hulls at a time is now preferred? Small batches don’t work no one will invest in capital infrastructure expenditure to become more efficient if they don’t have a contract long enough t...
by SW1
29 Aug 2019, 20:42
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 10628
Views: 612941
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

will the RN/mod resist the urge to tinker with the initial contract spec after it’s been agreed That's one of the major points of the NSS. Once the contract is agreed, that's it - no changes. Tinkering with the spec has been identified as one of the major reasons for both cost and time overruns, so...
by SW1
29 Aug 2019, 18:40
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 10628
Views: 612941
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

If these 5 vessels do get ordered for a fixed priced budget will the RN/mod resist the urge to tinker with the initial contract spec after it’s been agreed? What if 2 years down the line the program is going way over budget because the builder can’t meet the agreed price who will pay for the overrun...
by SW1
26 Aug 2019, 22:42
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 10628
Views: 612941
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Is that not what has being doing recently, I would assume it would only do that if a cvf wasn’t available for whatever reason. My question is more that if the RN will remain on a 3:1 ratio, and the CSG assets will also split off for Singleton Operations in a particular region - could we see the CVF...
by SW1
26 Aug 2019, 19:20
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 10628
Views: 612941
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

But is it not that you have the group work up and deploy as a task group, the escorts don’t all stay with the group along the way some break off do other things and the group only reforms for passage thru high treat areas or for major exercises or operations. You choose a region to deploy to. If th...
by SW1
25 Aug 2019, 21:04
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 10628
Views: 612941
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

But is it not that you have the group work up and deploy as a task group, the escorts don’t all stay with the group along the way some break off do other things and the group only reforms for passage thru high treat areas or for major exercises or operations. You choose a region to deploy to. If the...
by SW1
25 Aug 2019, 16:04
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 2363
Views: 153066
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

Agreed, but littoral is both the coastal waters and the land (zone), so the shipping for the follow-on element to exploit the abutment 'secured' is an essential part of the whole and cannot be just 'STUFTed'. It certainly is, but is that not what the point vessels are for carrying the follow on force
by SW1
25 Aug 2019, 11:11
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 4227
Views: 313756
Location: United Kingdom

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

When you call for the shot peening of a part production take a huff they hate doing it, takes a while to set up ect, call for peening of a particular area of a part they take an even bigger huff because now they have to mask off areas of part and it takes even longer.. ask them to shot peen in situ ...
by SW1
24 Aug 2019, 19:17
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 4227
Views: 313756
Location: United Kingdom

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

This article comes from Fox News but is still interesting in describing the use of laser to get a consistent finish to the surface of the aircraft https://www.foxnews.com/tech/f-35-set-for-laser-boost and also mentions the use of lasers as a weapon of course What a load of waffle. Never ending nons...
by SW1
24 Aug 2019, 10:54
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 10628
Views: 612941
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

There’s much hysteria around hypersonics, and I suspect much of it nonsense, having in the past been involved with high speed aerodynamics the complexities of dealing with such speeds at altitude are enormous having a controllable missile at low level doing it, I doubt the tech is currently availabl...
by SW1
24 Aug 2019, 10:41
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: RN anti-ship missiles
Replies: 217
Views: 22782
Location: United Kingdom

Re: RN anti-ship missiles

If you don’t go for one of the later blocks of harpoon then why bother introducing another antiship missile especially if it is sold as interim. Though we have form with multiple anti ship missiles and also now with light weight torpedoes. Short term decisions are costing more long term. A deepening...

Go to advanced search