Lord Jim wrote:Thing is with Both Sky Sabre (Assuming this becomes the default) and Star Streak we have two of the best missile systems available, just not enough of them.
Lord Jim wrote: I know I am stating the obvious, but to actually hit any of the locations mentioned would require a very substantial effort and cost the perpetrators enormously, and reaching the south coast more so.
Lord Jim wrote:The RAF Regiment losing its GBAD role was a serious error and with the Army only having four or five Sky Sabre batteries planned, with one destined for the Falklands I do not feel the gains in capabilities such as range counter the serious loss in numbers that has taken place. This is simply another case where the "Bean Counters", have stated a system is more effective so we need less of them to do the same job. As always this ignores the issue of not being in two or more places at once.
indeid wrote: 4 Batteries worth of Sky Sabre. With one on permanent rotation down the Falkland Islands, one recovering and another preparing to go, what spare is there?
ArmChairCivvy wrote:- the one, for the one deployable bde (to cover its HQ; which in turn can only hop, in one go, a lesser distance than the missiles' range )
Lord Jim wrote:Part of me wonders if we shouldn't retain the Rapier FSC for point defence work of fixed sites.
Lord Jim wrote:Keeping things for a rainy day causes the MoD to be subject to penalty payment they have to make to the Treasury under the RAB accounting scheme.
whitelancer wrote:I think it would be a good idea to keep hold of Rapier at least in the reserves as it doesn't seem we are going to get an adequate number of CAMM.
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