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by Jensy
24 Jun 2022, 22:58
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Project Mosquito / Lightweight Affordable Novel Combat Aircraft (LANCA)
Replies: 93
Views: 18281
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Re: Project Mosquito / Lightweight Affordable Novel Combat Aircraft (LANCA)

I hinted at this in the other thread about that article in the telegraph, decision was made a couple of months ago interesting they choose this evening to release it A good night to bury bad news... To be frank, Mosquito was never the most compelling of ideas or planned out going forward. Seemed li...
by Jensy
24 Jun 2022, 22:30
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Project Mosquito / Lightweight Affordable Novel Combat Aircraft (LANCA)
Replies: 93
Views: 18281
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Re: Project Mosquito / Lightweight Affordable Novel Combat Aircraft (LANCA)

Wondered how long it would take this to make it into the wild https://twitter.com/geoallison/status/1540435560631881729?s=21&t=TYGjUZUmt-4aMIb0EyhEEg Unless (and I seriously doubt this is the case) the government has a very impressive alternative then this is the abandonment of 20 odd years of ...
by Jensy
19 Jun 2022, 16:08
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2717
Views: 766280
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Interesting view point is one way to put it. Have to say it’s one of the worst articles I’ve read. I used to enjoy Gareth Corfields's articles when he was at The Register. Usually had a witty take on most tech matters and interesting stuff on shooting. That said, his aviation content is pretty far ...
by Jensy
16 Jun 2022, 16:56
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: NEDERLANDS
Replies: 109
Views: 4030
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Re: NEDERLANDS

A small but good win for Embraer - especially considering the end of their joint venture with Boeing: https://twitter.com/Rotorfocus/status/1537456825221713927?t=9SgsWc4TRwhW167a7gDpkw&s=19 Five KC-390s will be replacing four J model Hercs. Will be joining Portugal and Hungary to become the thir...
by Jensy
14 Jun 2022, 19:24
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2377
Views: 605433
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Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

Another photo, showing the Tracked Boxer with the 120mm module but in green: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FVM8n7UUUAAJUSO?format=jpg&name=large https://twitter.com/ronkainen7k15/status/1536638605090705408?t=NtIjAEMOJh-BbJkgXLz3lg&s=19 Also a first glimpse at a 'naked T-Box'.. https://twitter....
by Jensy
13 Jun 2022, 19:33
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: New Medium Helicopter [NMH] - (RAF & AAC)
Replies: 53
Views: 4275
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Re: New Medium Helicopter [NMH] - (RAF & AAC)

When you have a war next door you move very very fast and shows that defence acquisition programs can not last decade's moving along https://mobile.twitter.com/RyszardJonski/status/1536364753546842113/photo/1 Can see why Leonardo is rather reluctant to give up their main production line. We had an ...
by Jensy
11 Jun 2022, 17:03
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2717
Views: 766280
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

By doing that the French would basically have to develop SCAF on their own. Can they afford to do so? In isolation, I'd suggest they would. However when combined with the future MBT, the new French carrier and SSNB replacement that's a lot of commitment over the next two decades. To flip the questi...
by Jensy
02 Jun 2022, 00:42
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2717
Views: 766280
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Meanwhile, in the other camp... https://www.flightglobal.com/defence/european-sixth-generation-fighter-stays-stalled-amid-industrial-rancour/148870.article Airbus Defence & Space and Dassault Aviation were due to sign a contract in 2021 covering the creation of a demonstrator aircraft for the Ne...
by Jensy
01 Jun 2022, 19:04
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing E-7 Wedgetail (RAF)
Replies: 398
Views: 131838
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Re: Boeing E-7 Wedgetail (RAF)

https://aviationweek.com/defense-space/budget-policy-operations/us-air-force-wants-22-e-7as-ioc-2030 The U.S. Air Force plans to field a fleet of 22 Boeing E-7A Airborne Early Warning and Control aircraft to replace its 31 E-3 Sentry AWACS, with the Wedgetail having beaten out two other contenders f...
by Jensy
27 May 2022, 22:30
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: RN anti-ship missiles
Replies: 952
Views: 197499
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Re: RN anti-ship missiles

Actually I think Donald’s canister launched Sea Venom-ER has a lot of merit if technically feasible. MBDA aready lists Sea Venom as having “Options exist for surface to surface variants”. Giving the T31 the option of embarking up to 16 canister launched dual use anti-ship/land attack missiles with ...
by Jensy
26 May 2022, 14:08
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: BAE Hawk (RAF & RN)
Replies: 133
Views: 58663
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Re: BAE Hawk (RAF & RN)

Now, who else saw this coming?

by Jensy
25 May 2022, 17:42
Forum: British Army
Topic: 105mm L118 Light gun
Replies: 162
Views: 59366
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Re: 105mm L118 Light gun

From Gabriele's Twitter:



Hope he doesn't mind me posting this.
by Jensy
24 May 2022, 16:26
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]
Replies: 7593
Views: 1902743
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Re: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]

The latest rendering of the Type 31/Arrowhead 140 in competition for the Hellenic Navy corvettes program + MLU of the (4 ) Hydra class . To call this Arrowhead 140 with its 5700 tonnes and it's armament a corvette is samething out of a "Evil Plan " of Babcock. Your thoughts ??? https://mo...
by Jensy
24 May 2022, 16:22
Forum: UK Defence & Aerospace Industry
Topic: Babcock Shipbuilders
Replies: 47
Views: 2475
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Re: Babcock Shipbuilders

South Korea’s HHI And Babcock Ink Strategic Alliance For CVX Aircraft Carrier South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) and Babcock International that possesses the top-notch naval defense technologies and directly participated in the development of the British aircraft carrier HMS Qu...
by Jensy
22 May 2022, 13:36
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15132
Views: 3417875
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

The original BMT Venator design (with CAMM) was for me what the T31 should have been, the RN is retiring or mothballing minor warships at an increasing rate with no sight of replacements. If Babcock had its production line up and running building Venator’s I think we would be in a much better place...
by Jensy
19 May 2022, 22:33
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 4821
Views: 1323866
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Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

https://committees.parliament.uk/oralevidence/10235/pdf/ Recent evidence from Sir John Parker on the refreshed shipbuilding strategy There's an interesting titbit about the slow build of T26, apparantly being built outside is causing the welds to deform because of the temperature changes . The wall...
by Jensy
19 May 2022, 14:36
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: New Medium Helicopter [NMH] - (RAF & AAC)
Replies: 53
Views: 4275
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Re: New Medium Helicopter [NMH] - (RAF & AAC)

NMH procurement goes live...

https://www.find-tender.service.gov.uk/ ... esults&p=1

...and the PR blitz begins in earnest.

by Jensy
16 May 2022, 17:28
Forum: UK Defence Forum
Topic: Technical Support - Post here if you're having technical issues with the forum
Replies: 21
Views: 850
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Re: Technical Support - Post here if you're having technical issues with the forum

I'm getting a "403 Access to this resource on the server is denied" response when trying to post the below on the A330 thread. https://twitter.com/Rotorfocus/status/1526233751361036288?s=20&t=MtONLjjJXYSYjmpDpb2Q6w Some degree of redemption for the often maligned AirTanker PFI contract...
by Jensy
16 May 2022, 12:53
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2717
Views: 766280
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Timmymagic wrote: 15 May 2022, 15:20 Another news article on the same news...

Typhoon -> Tempest -> 'Tsunami'?

If this collaboration goes ahead I would be curious to see what level of US IP ends up in it and what implications that might have on exports.
by Jensy
06 May 2022, 00:49
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Echo Class Hydrographic Survey Ships (RN)
Replies: 70
Views: 40632
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Re: Echo Class Hydrographic Survey Ships (RN)

"HMS Echo reduced to low readiness as Royal Navy considers options for replacement capability" Clearly showing how tight the current RN resources are. https://www.navylookout.com/hms-echo-reduced-to-low-readiness-as-royal-navy-considers-options-for-replacement-capability/ Being very gener...
by Jensy
06 May 2022, 00:42
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2717
Views: 766280
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Eurasian Times is about as reliable and well researched as The National Interest or Sputnik. I suspected as much. Sometimes seeing it being referenced on Twitter by people with fairly anti-Western views. On the UK’s Future Combat Air System (FCAS), both leaders agreed the UK and Japan were making s...
by Jensy
05 May 2022, 09:36
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2717
Views: 766280
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

I can't say I know this publication well enough to judge the accuracy of this article: https://eurasiantimes.com/jolt-for-british-tempest-fcas-partner-italy-japan/ However, I seriously doubt that Italy would jump ship. Especially considering the rather public upset that Italy had about not being inv...
by Jensy
28 Apr 2022, 22:46
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: New Medium Helicopter [NMH] - (RAF & AAC)
Replies: 53
Views: 4275
United Kingdom

Re: New Medium Helicopter [NMH] - (RAF & AAC)

Something that I missed from the end of last month: https://uk.leonardocompany.com/en/news-and-stories-detail/-/detail/aw149-skills-sharing The language of an "additional final assembly line" at Yeovil seems a world away from past promises, both recent and further back regarding the AW189....
by Jensy
26 Apr 2022, 16:54
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]
Replies: 7593
Views: 1902743
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Re: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]

A whole family of Fife-based Bobs laying the keel for HMS Venturer: https://twitter.com/DefenceES/status/1518969699123486721?t=Kie1TNDy4XaVoXiSqPey8w&s=19 https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/news-and-latest-activity/news/2022/april/26/220426-construction-of-new-frigates-begins https://www.royalnavy.mod...
by Jensy
22 Apr 2022, 18:03
Forum: British Army
Topic: RBSL Challenger 3 (Future) Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 261
Views: 22191
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Re: RBSL Challenger 3 (Future) Main Battle Tank (British Army)

An interesting tweet from Gabriele: