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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby Ron5 » 18 Dec 2020, 14:32

Timmymagic wrote:
Tempest414 wrote:To me the problem would have been high pressure water and high votes power they may have seen it quite quickly but were unable to get to it until power was confirmed off


The cost to repair doesn't sound too vast either. Sort of job that costs more in labour than equipment.


Agree. I was pleasantly surprised by the low cost. Length of time to fix would be more of an issue. Our nipper is raring to go :thumbup:

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Postby SKB » 20 Dec 2020, 01:21


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QE has a set of three WHITE Phalanx CIWS, while PoW has three GREY. :thumbup:

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^ Apparently, someone in the Paulsgrove area of Portsmouth has stolen a pot of gold from somewhere.... :mrgreen:

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Postby PhillyJ » 20 Dec 2020, 22:56

Ron5 wrote:Our nipper is raring to go :thumbup:
Indeed, although our nipper did not say to me that in anyway if it had happened at sea and they were not doing Covid shifts at the time it would have been possibly a different outcome. Anyhow, he is with us for Christmas day only, so he is happy about that... though not sure my drinks cabinet is. In his 2-3 years of service he seems to be able to drink a lot more than he could! Also just seen the recent announcement of Capita getting the training for RN contract, with our experience with them I am very sad to hear that.

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Postby Ron5 » 21 Dec 2020, 13:24

Read this morning that he'll be back at sea in May.

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Postby PhillyJ » 24 Dec 2020, 00:46

Ron5 wrote:Read this morning that he'll be back at sea in May.
He is with us for Christmas day so I will ply him with drink and get him to spill the beans on current PWLS news...if I remember them is another matter of course. We go into Tier4 from Boxing Day so not sure when I'll see him again after that. :thumbdown:

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby BlueD954 » 24 Dec 2020, 05:57

https://ted.europa.eu/udl?uri=TED:NOTIC ... HTML&src=0

II.2.4)
Description of the procurement:

The Secretary of State for Defence intends to award a contract to Viasat UK Ltd for the provision of quantity ten Link 16 Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) Mobile Crates, for the T45 and QEC platforms under the Maritime Multi-Link (MML) Project. This is the only product currently on the market that meets both the technical requirement and access size restrictions of both the T45 and QEC platforms, mitigating the need to cut metal and reducing the risk of installation.

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Postby ArmChairCivvy » 24 Dec 2020, 08:11

BlueD954 wrote:quantity ten Link 16 Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) Mobile Crates, for the T45 and QEC platforms

Carriers will get redundancy built in, with two units each?

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Postby seaspear » 24 Dec 2020, 20:06

Would the type 26 benefit from these as well for their operations

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Postby bobp » 27 Dec 2020, 19:19

Merry Xmas from QE..


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Postby Bring Deeps » 03 Jan 2021, 15:41

There is not much new news out there so for those interested in the harbour rules when one of the carriers enters or leaves Portsmouth:

https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/QHM/Portsm ... FT-CARRIER

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Postby Timmymagic » 04 Jan 2021, 10:53

BlueD954 wrote:https://www.gov.uk/government/news/carr ... -milestone

Carrier strike IOC reached.


Thats massive news. Particularly with CSG21 (hopefully no issues with COVID there..). Full Operating Capability still on track for December 2023.

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Postby SKB » 04 Jan 2021, 11:02

Crowsnest included?

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Postby BlueD954 » 04 Jan 2021, 12:41

SKB wrote:Crowsnest included?


Only IOC as well.

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Postby serge750 » 06 Jan 2021, 16:53

Sounds a pretty good thing to have in the absence of a dedicated anti-ship missile, im sure a 4 F35b flight carrying 32missiles would be able to damage or deter a few vessels getting to close to our CVBG,

75nm stand of range add to that a F35b combat radius, got to be a strike of well over 500nm?

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby SW1 » 06 Jan 2021, 17:43

Wouldn’t get to excited it will be about 7 years before they appear on a boat.

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Postby Scimitar54 » 06 Jan 2021, 17:44

Did not realise that they were that subsonic!

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby serge750 » 06 Jan 2021, 18:31

SW1 wrote:Wouldn’t get to excited it will be about 7 years before they appear on a boat.


Yes, Seems as though everything takes ages to integrate ....

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Postby dmereifield » 06 Jan 2021, 22:07

serge750 wrote:
SW1 wrote:Wouldn’t get to excited it will be about 7 years before they appear on a boat.


Yes, Seems as though everything takes ages to integrate ....


I imagine that if shit really hit the fan and there was an operational requirement for them they'd be integrated in weeks(?)

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Postby Jdam » 06 Jan 2021, 22:23

dmereifield wrote:
serge750 wrote:
SW1 wrote:Wouldn’t get to excited it will be about 7 years before they appear on a boat.


Yes, Seems as though everything takes ages to integrate ....


I imagine that if shit really hit the fan and there was an operational requirement for them they'd be integrated in weeks(?)


Interesting question, considering Lockheed USA would be doing the work it might not be that easy.

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Postby donald_of_tokyo » 07 Jan 2021, 00:38

If it takes 7 years, how about buying JSM now? JSM is in production and can be carried underwing of F35, as I understand?

SPEAR3 and JSM is in different class, so they can go along with after SPEAR3 introduction.

JSM MIGHT have some overlap with FCASW, but it all depends on FCASW specification. As I think RN shall adopt NSM as interim ship-to-ship missile, the "overlap" issue will be common. So, if FCASW become a missile very different from JSM/NSM, the issues are solved (anyway FC-ASW integration to F35B is decades away, not surprised if it was not integrated to F35b even in 2040).

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby Timmymagic » 07 Jan 2021, 10:55

dmereifield wrote:I imagine that if shit really hit the fan and there was an operational requirement for them they'd be integrated in weeks(?)


Not a hope I'm afraid. Spear will only be doing guided trials over the next 2 years, and thats from Typhoon. Won't be ready for operational service until at least 2023/4. Integration work started in 2019 for Spear and F-35 but will be at the very early stages. Best will in the world wouldn't see Spear on an F-35 in an emergency until 2024 as it just doesn't exist at present.


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