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Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

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Which Anti-Ship Missile Should be Selected for the Type 26?

Lockheed Martin LRASM
141
52%
Kongsberg NSM
62
23%
Boeing Harpoon Next Gen
43
16%
MBDA Exocet Blk III
19
7%
None (stick to guided ammo and FASGW from Helicopters)
8
3%
 
Total votes: 273

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Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

Postby Pongoglo » 21 Aug 2019, 16:05

UKDJ have just run an article on the T26 and a possible evolution path, even includes quite a nice graphic as to what an AAW variant could look like, as below;

https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/the-typ ... y-concept/

Tried to attach the image but it says that the 'board attachment limit has been reached' . Anyone else having this prob or just me?

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Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

Postby Poiuytrewq » 21 Aug 2019, 16:37

Pongoglo wrote:Anyone else having this prob or just me?
It's not just you....

Great link with some fantastically insightful comments at the bottom .

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Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

Postby Jake1992 » 21 Aug 2019, 16:37

Pongoglo wrote:UKDJ have just run an article on the T26 and a possible evolution path, even includes quite a nice graphic as to what an AAW variant could look like, as below;

https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/the-typ ... y-concept/

Tried to attach the image but it says that the 'board attachment limit has been reached' . Anyone else having this prob or just me?


Add a mid ship plug and for there’s the T4X the RNs own AB in a sense.

Yh Iv had this problem too on a few threads but then days later seen others can add images or videos, Iv messaged the mods about this but no one bothered to get back to me.

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Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

Postby Ron5 » 21 Aug 2019, 17:27

Just some Scottish politico shooting off

Courtesy of the journal's photoshop ..

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Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

Postby ArmChairCivvy » 22 Aug 2019, 22:01

Jake1992 wrote:Add a mid ship plug and for there’s the T4X the RNs own AB in a sense.

Sounds like a good idea... the width is already there

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Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

Postby Simon82 » 23 Aug 2019, 21:37

“There is also now increasing doubt that Type 31e will ever live up to its expectations on cost, capability and delivery schedule. Perhaps it might be best to emulate what Canada and Australia are doing and focus our efforts on an increased drumbeat of Type 26 production at a purpose built national naval shipbuilding centre of excellence.” - Paul Sweeney MP

Possibly the most sensible utterance I’ve heard from an politician all year!

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Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

Postby Jake1992 » 23 Aug 2019, 22:19

Simon82 wrote:“There is also now increasing doubt that Type 31e will ever live up to its expectations on cost, capability and delivery schedule. Perhaps it might be best to emulate what Canada and Australia are doing and focus our efforts on an increased drumbeat of Type 26 production at a purpose built national naval shipbuilding centre of excellence.” - Paul Sweeney MP

Possibly the most sensible utterance I’ve heard from an politician all year!


It makes sense from a percurnent point of view but it doesn’t take in to account the political climate that requires the need to look at a second site.

If this political uncertainty wasn’t there it’d make sense to replicate what has been done with the sub builds in to an escort fertility along with another separate one for low end vessel ( MHCP, OPV ) and a dedicated site for larger vessels ( carriers, LPDs, so on )

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Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

Postby Tempest414 » 24 Aug 2019, 09:55

It should also be noted that Mr Sweeney is MP for Glasgow North East so has an interest in seeing more type 26's being built in his town so maybe more self interest than common sense

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Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

Postby Ron5 » 24 Aug 2019, 15:16

serge750 wrote:Could the uk put a Legal Clause in the contract of any follow on batch's of T26 that if Scotland leaves the uk that BAE have to build the T26 in the UK & relocation costs are fully incurred by BAE & on schedule ?


BAE wouldn't sign such a contract.

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Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

Postby ArmChairCivvy » 24 Aug 2019, 18:55

Tempest414 wrote:It should also be noted that Mr Sweeney is MP for Glasgow North East so has an interest in seeing more type 26's being built in his town so maybe more self interest than common sense


Who else was from "there abouts" and made sure, contractually, that TWO, not just one, carriers would get built? :)
- and the one and the same person (the maiden, writing the contract, on the Political Master's behalf) then became the "main man" reporting on its 'execution' to the Parliament :lol:


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