Poiuytrewq wrote:Two separate things. With the complete lack of embarked aviation on the LPD's and Ocean now decommissioned the requirement clearly exists. The FLSS was Gavin Williamson's attempt to meet the requirement with the funds available but it could be achieved in other ways.RichardIC wrote:Nope. But apart from a single speech and a few Tweets by people no longer in-post what's the evidence for it being a requirement?Poiuytrewq wrote:Have you any credible source to back that up?
With the Bays tied up in the Gulf/Carribean and also now starting to experiment in the MCM role it is difficult to see how the CHF is going to operate if the CSG is active without additional platforms being procured.Maybe, but one step at a time.....we are a long way away from replacing the Amphibs.Jake1992 wrote:This is what Iv always said we should base the future LPD / LSD replacements on, if done right we could end up with 9 vessels of 3-4 different classes based on the same parent design giving a great deal of commonality for the build process.I was estimating in deliberately vague terms as I have never been able to find any published specification for that FSS concept. If you have one I would interested to see it.Jake1992 wrote:I though that design though was said to be between 205m -215m by 30-32m, which would make more sense since it was craming a lot on top of the large SS requirement needed.
I agree it’s a long way off but a well planned out route of design and build over the next decade is what’s needed not to end up how we have with the escorts with the life ex and delays.
It wasn’t much just when I was scrolling through google looking for info on it I came across an image with a link in the chat it gave those measurements but not sure if that’s just someone’s option or not, it would make sends though with everything that’s in the design