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Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

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Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

Postby Lord Jim » 04 Jun 2019, 03:19

I don't think the issue is having the replacement for the Puma and Merlin HC4 be able to fit in the hangers of existing Escorts but that it can operate form their flight decks, which should not be an issue with the T-26 at least.

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Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

Postby RetroSicotte » 04 Jun 2019, 08:53

Repulse wrote:
Pongoglo wrote:Not if we go for Leander they won't !


I’m no defender of the T31e, but if the RN thought it was a must-have they would have put it on the RFI?

The RFI was not designed by military needs. It was designed by the measure of "what is the minimum possible thing we can still call a frigate in PMQs".

Never forget that is the largest driving goal behind this project. Any "success" is in spite of that. It's a checkbox military project.

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Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

Postby Poiuytrewq » 04 Jun 2019, 09:22

RetroSicotte wrote:
Repulse wrote:
Pongoglo wrote:Not if we go for Leander they won't !
I’m no defender of the T31e, but if the RN thought it was a must-have they would have put it on the RFI?

The RFI was not designed by military needs. It was designed by the measure of "what is the minimum possible thing we can still call a frigate in PMQs".

Never forget that is the largest driving goal behind this project. Any "success" is in spite of that. It's a checkbox military project.
These lightly armed, forward deployed maritime security vessels have a role to play due to their cost-effective operating costs but HMG really need to stop calling them Frigates.

Once that happens RN can set about building the 12 or 13 credible Frigates that is really needed to properly align the UK's military capability with the politicians global ambitions.

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Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

Postby Lord Jim » 04 Jun 2019, 13:26

As far as Politicians are concerned they are always going to be Frigates or Escorts so that they can maintain the lie that the RN will still have 19 such vessels. To say otherwise would leave a hole that anyone can see in the size of the fleet and that would be a serious reduction.

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Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

Postby Tempest414 » 03 Jul 2019, 09:16

So now Wave Knight has joined HMS Albion , HMS Kent & RFA Lyme Bay in the Baltic quite a force up there now


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