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Re: Scimitar Class Fast Patrol Vessels (RN)

Postby Aethulwulf » 10 Jun 2018, 22:22

Talk of weapon fit for new Gibraltar fast patrol launches being a RWS, plus mounts for light weapons. 6 man crew (plus second 6 man watch for longer missions).

RWS possibly something like the Sea Protector by Kongsberg. 0.50 cal probably most likely fit for RWS. But...

https://youtu.be/jtUpLwUvqvQ

...There has been a lot of interest in fitting the 30mm M230LF (as used on the Apache AH-64) to a RWS. Does anyone know if this weapon has been integrated with a RWS intended for use at sea?

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Re: Scimitar Class Fast Patrol Vessels (RN)

Postby Repulse » 18 May 2019, 09:59

Anyone have any news on the replacements? There was chat about about the first coming this year, but the last thing I can find from last September suggests the timeframe is next “couple of years”.

https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/news-and-l ... operations
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Re: Scimitar Class Fast Patrol Vessels (RN)

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Re: Scimitar Class Fast Patrol Vessels (RN)

Postby Tempest414 » 06 Jun 2019, 12:21

RichardIC wrote:https://twitter.com/Gabriel64869839/status/1136563355722899456


well hopefully we will what the bidders come with

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Re: Scimitar Class Fast Patrol Vessels (RN)

Postby S M H » 06 Jun 2019, 23:10

The replacement specification for speed and endurance is not far from the requirement that the Mk 2 Rescue target towing launches operate by 1102 M C U. I wonder if with the recent resurgence of the Russian navy has required the need to go to there western Mediterranean anchorage on the banks. This would explain the large range increase requirement. They need to also improve the weapons fitted to the replacements


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