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Re: U.K. UAV's/Drones

Postby SW1 » 30 Mar 2021, 19:32



Not sure exactly why none this couldn’t of been explained in the defence white paper

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Re: U.K. UAV's/Drones

Postby topman » 30 Mar 2021, 20:03

You've obviously not worked in the Mod :D

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Re: U.K. UAV's/Drones

Postby SW1 » 30 Mar 2021, 20:09

topman wrote:You've obviously not worked in the Mod :D


Cant wait to see the ground crews faces when there told they need to prep 108 unmanned air vehicles every time they launch 2 typhoons !!!

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Re: U.K. UAV's/Drones

Postby topman » 30 Mar 2021, 20:12

SW1 wrote:
topman wrote:You've obviously not worked in the Mod :D


Cant wait to see the ground crews faces when there told they need to prep 108 unmanned air vehicles every time they launch 2 typhoons !!!


Hush, senior officer PP presentations will solve all those dreary details.

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Re: U.K. UAV's/Drones

Postby Jensy » 30 Mar 2021, 23:09

SW1 wrote:https://twitter.com/raestimr/status/1376963358629453829?s=21

Not sure exactly why none this couldn’t of been explained in the defence white paper


Ok, somehow three different defence journalists (two on previous page) attended the same virtual conference and came away with three different ratios of aircraft..

Was the general speaking in riddles or something?

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Re: U.K. UAV's/Drones

Postby SW1 » 30 Mar 2021, 23:16

Jensy wrote:
SW1 wrote:https://twitter.com/raestimr/status/1376963358629453829?s=21

Not sure exactly why none this couldn’t of been explained in the defence white paper


Ok, somehow three different defence journalists (two on previous page) attended the same virtual conference and came away with three different ratios of aircraft..

Was the general speaking in riddles or something?


I don’t think they were listening I’ve linked his speech on the IR thread. He talks about moving from 8 typhoon to 2 typhoon plus 10 mosquito plus 100 alvina

Why it’s always better to check the actual than someone’s reporting of it

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Re: U.K. UAV's/Drones

Postby Ron5 » 01 Apr 2021, 14:48

Jensy wrote:
SW1 wrote:https://twitter.com/raestimr/status/1376963358629453829?s=21

Not sure exactly why none this couldn’t of been explained in the defence white paper


Ok, somehow three different defence journalists (two on previous page) attended the same virtual conference and came away with three different ratios of aircraft..

Was the general speaking in riddles or something?


Carter's lost so much cred with his precious Strike ending up in the garbage bin, I'm not surprised folks don't listen too hard to his latest musings.

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Re: U.K. UAV's/Drones

Postby Ron5 » 01 Apr 2021, 14:49

SW1 wrote:
topman wrote:You've obviously not worked in the Mod :D


Cant wait to see the ground crews faces when there told they need to prep 108 unmanned air vehicles every time they launch 2 typhoons !!!


Robot ground crew my dear chap.

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Re: U.K. UAV's/Drones

Postby Dahedd » 05 Apr 2021, 15:00

Is this the Zephyr program with a different name or something new ?





To operate we'd apparently be best to have a base on the equator. Suggestions ?

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Re: U.K. UAV's/Drones

Postby SW1 » 05 Apr 2021, 15:07

Dahedd wrote:Is this the Zephyr program with a different name or something new ?





To operate we'd apparently be best to have a base on the equator. Suggestions ?


Zephyr is an airbus program based out of farnbrough.

This is a bae systems program with a similar concept.

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Re: U.K. UAV's/Drones

Postby Caribbean » 05 Apr 2021, 15:12

Zephyr was bought out by Airbus.
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Re: U.K. UAV's/Drones

Postby ArmChairCivvy » 05 Apr 2021, 16:09

Dahedd wrote:best to have a base on the equator. Suggestions ?

https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=ht ... egUIARC6AQ
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Re: U.K. UAV's/Drones

Postby jimthelad » 05 Apr 2021, 17:28

Ah, the porridge canons do get everywhere!! We took 2 pipers from RHF when we went out to Benning for the para-rescue course. Their reveile was 0530 with a bugle. Needless to say, we deployed the heavy artillery at 0520 and were up in PT gear to see the cousins stumbling out and cursing the instrument of the Gods. The pipers had a great time while we were schlepping away and made a bloody fortune playng gigs and weddings for the 4 weeks we were there!!

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Re: U.K. UAV's/Drones

Postby ArmChairCivvy » 05 Apr 2021, 17:44

I detected some :) inconsistencies in this:

The Pipers flew some heavy :o artillery (must have been underslung) into position
... so that the Airborne of 'the other side' got fired on, before reaching any semblance of battle order (and counter-battery) :o
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Re: U.K. UAV's/Drones

Postby jimthelad » 05 Apr 2021, 22:50

You have obviously never been roused by 'the star spangled banner' followed by 'playthatfunkymusic-white boy' on the pipes. Most unnerving to the uninitiated especially at 0520. Not sure how the cousins would counter-battery that. They did however play 'God Save the Queen' on a banjo on the last night- rather moving really although the bottle of Wild Turkey may have had something to do with that . :lol:

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Re: U.K. UAV's/Drones

Postby Dahedd » 05 Apr 2021, 23:14

ArmChairCivvy wrote:
Dahedd wrote:best to have a base on the equator. Suggestions ?

https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=ht ... egUIARC6AQ



Funnily enough id thought about Ascension or the new runway at St Helena

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Re: U.K. UAV's/Drones

Postby Timmymagic » 06 Apr 2021, 11:05

Dahedd wrote:Funnily enough id thought about Ascension or the new runway at St Helena


Hmmm....St Helena...windshear.....Airbus Zephyr.....not a good combo.

Best place we have for a Zephyr at present would be over BIOT surveilling the archipelago's marine reserve and EEZ for illegal fishing and overstaying cruisers. It would also be a good showcase for it to the US. US P-3C's, when based there, used to do a sweep of the archipelago when going out on missions and report any intruders to the UK authorities to investigate. However, no P-3C's there anymore and its unlikely to see a US P-8 deployment.

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Re: U.K. UAV's/Drones

Postby Timmymagic » 06 Apr 2021, 11:06

Dahedd wrote:To operate we'd apparently be best to have a base on the equator. Suggestions ?


Have a look at the QinetiQ/Airbus Zephyr thread, I've posted a fair bit on the Zephyr and Phasa 35 there in the past.


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