shark bait wrote:Using a billion pound ASW frigate to clear mines is about the most wasteful thing the navy could do. No matter how many mission bays are around, there will always be a place for a MCM platform for the large baseload of mine clearance work.
SW1 wrote:because minesweepers couldn’t make it dwn.
SW1 wrote:in a situation where the mcm groups are being asked to clear littoral areas or choke points or port entries under air/surface or even sub surface threats where would be the best place to house them and there ops unit
SW1 wrote:Even today there is escorts that provide cover to the mcm fleet. They’re not sent out on there own with no protection
Caribbean wrote:I think that it is far more likely that the T26 will use it's mission bay to transport offboard systems to where they are needed, then drop them and their containerised control systems off for another ship to actually operate them.
shark bait wrote:You think the RN will use a billion pound frigate as a delivery van
Caribbean wrote:That assumes that you have a friendly airport available
Gabriele wrote: with said CO understanding the reason and quietly asking "should i go in and out of the north entrance a few times; do a big of zig-zagging?"...
Type-21 was sent to see if they will sink by mine or not. Fact.Ron5 wrote:No Type 22's were sent mine hunting in the Falklands. No Type 26 will be either.
Ron5 wrote:No Type 22's were sent mine hunting in the Falklands. No Type 26 will be either.
?? Your "20 multi mission ships" are high end? At least for MHC, what we need is low end, I guess.shark bait wrote:Now sell the rivers and T31, then build 20 multi mission ships. That's far more elegant.
I hear talk about the need to 'rebalance' the RN's fleet, perhaps its correct, but at the moment the plan is swinging way to far to the low end.