(Jim Ramsay) 23rd May 2019
(Huck Finn Imagery) 23rd May 2019
RetroSicotte wrote:Brasil wrote:Aethulwulf wrote:Artisan is an AESA radar.Brasil wrote:Let me ask something: Why did the RN choose te Artisan 3D instead of an AESA radar?
I'm asking this because Brazil has selected the Artisan for its new frigates, i would like to know the peculiarities of this radar.
Oh thank you for the information
So its a rotatory AESA? I have not been able to see anything official stating Artisan 3D is AESA.
It's easy to see stuff seeing otherwise, indeed I used to think it wasn't too, till some folks on here dug out some more official technical docs.
I don't have them on me (at work) but maybe someone has them to hand?
inch wrote:Would make great ship for India definitely no doubt about it,and be good for UK plc even if just for another UK design out there and good relationship between India and UK , would just need Brazil to go for it also and be like Xmas
Minister of the Armed Forces: "Three Phalanx close-in weapon systems will be fitted to each new aircraft carrier. Two are being fitted to HMS Queen Elizabeth during her current capability insertion period, with the third to be fitted towards the end of 2020. Three will be fitted to HMS Prince Of Wales in 2020."
Scimitar54 wrote:I've been thinking about the possible fitting of CAMM on the QEC and it's possible location(s). It would seem that the only sensible location for a silo to be sited would be on the Stern (to Starboard, at the angle) where a fourth Phalanx, as suggested by some would most likely be fitted. In this location and with considered design, there is absolutely minimum interference with the 3 x planned Phalanx "arcs". This location should also at least minimise (and even potentially avoid) the possibility of FOD from fired missiles ending up on the Flight Deck or on parked Aircraft, due to the normal forward motion of the vessel. A single silo of 12 x tubes with quad-packed CAMM ought to do it, especially as replenishment of empty tubes may even be possible at sea by utilising the Mobile Deck Crane and if spare "rounds" were to be carried in the ships magazines.
Scimitar54 wrote:There will be more motion with a CAMM silo up forward on a smaller ship (Type23 for example), but I accept that vertical movement of the silo may need to be taken into account against the height at which the "cold launch" ends and the missile propellant ignites. Forward movement of the ship should help. Perhaps a variant of "Fire on the up Roll" may still have an application today.
sea_eagle wrote:However even with 2 x F35 squadrons on board does this represent full operational readiness? Surely to be fully trained and operational we need to see QE train and deploy with 3 squadrons on board and a full complement of 1,600 crew?
Is it necessary and when will it happen?
HMS Queen Elizabeth R08 is seen returning from refit at Rosyth in Scotland and entering Portsmouth at the Square Tower on the 25th May 2019.
benny14 wrote:2 squadrons acheive full operating capacity. 36 is for surge, I imagine it will be tried sometime after 2023 in the form of briefly embarking the OCU or a USMC squadron for training purposes.
What happened to the 200-strong design subsidiary that Saab and Brasil were to jointly set up (in London!)?Brasil wrote: I believe Sea Gripen is the first option of the Brazilian Navy.
Don't forget the USN who have trained so many sent over in carrier ops, on deck and below - sure the USMC is part of the Dept of Navy, but he two are normally deemed separate entities. Like NG is not part of the Army...sea_eagle wrote:The generous support of the USMC to bring the carrier and its aircraft to operational readiness is very welcome.
Scimitar54 wrote:vertical movement of the silo may need to be taken into account against the height at which the "cold launch" ends and the missile propellant ignites.