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by Jensy
21 Nov 2022, 13:47
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2939
Views: 789483
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

The original article was in English anyway and republished by that website: https://www.reuters.com/business/aerospace-defense/dassault-aviation-head-cautions-that-fcas-warplane-deal-is-not-done-yet-2022-11-21/ Seems to have been rewritten for the French translation: Trappier (Dassault) relativizes ...
by Jensy
20 Nov 2022, 21:38
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2939
Views: 789483
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Seriously, this transatlantic (but especially UK) alnst obsessive PR campaign around these future fighter programs reaaally reminds of Brexit lol. It's like some people think they can make something real by just by repeating it often enough.. :!: The reason there are two programmes, rather than one...
by Jensy
20 Nov 2022, 15:16
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2939
Views: 789483
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Things still far from tranquil in the opposition camp...

by Jensy
19 Nov 2022, 14:20
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 14300
Views: 4115824
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

There's nothing new under the sun! https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EucdDmKXUAMfSnz?format=png&name=360x360 however it shows what could be achieved on the QEC with its far larger deck area, with regards UAVs and possibly something like a BN Defender.... BN Defender wouldn't need arresting cables. The...
by Jensy
15 Nov 2022, 09:57
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 5064
Views: 1352167
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Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

Nice thought, but I'm more concerned with how much that will creep up when BAE start asking for more cash over the coming years. I'll eat my hat if BAE manage to deliver the 5 additional hulls for less than £5 billion I share some degree of your scepticism, however failing to stay (broadly) within ...
by Jensy
14 Nov 2022, 23:16
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 5064
Views: 1352167
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Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

imperialman wrote: 14 Nov 2022, 23:07 Contract placed for the next batch of five. https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/order-p ... the-clyde/
Excellent news and congratulations on breaking the story.

I wonder how much lower BAE could go than £840m, if given an additional order.
by Jensy
08 Nov 2022, 23:24
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]
Replies: 7624
Views: 1925253
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Re: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]

I think it's fair to say the Indonesians are going their own direction with the Type 31 / IH design:



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by Jensy
07 Nov 2022, 16:32
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: National Flagship for Britain
Replies: 144
Views: 12754
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Re: National Flagship for Britain

Good thing it 'definitely 100% didn't' look like a yacht... :problem:

by Jensy
02 Nov 2022, 11:45
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: New Medium Helicopter [NMH] - (RAF & AAC)
Replies: 86
Views: 7635
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Re: New Medium Helicopter [NMH] - (RAF & AAC)

Leonardo and Sikorsky have also passed DPQQ. It seems the Bell and AceHawk didn't make the cut, with Boeing making it four over the line: https://www.flightglobal.com/helicopters/four-firms-to-fight-for-uks-new-medium-helicopter-requirement/150779.article Though I foundthis interesting: Boeing’s in...
by Jensy
01 Nov 2022, 09:26
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Project Mosquito / Lightweight Affordable Novel Combat Aircraft (LANCA)
Replies: 123
Views: 21305
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Re: Project Mosquito / Lightweight Affordable Novel Combat Aircraft (LANCA)

LANCA Follow-On (or.. 'Child of Mosquito'..) https://www.find-tender.service.gov.uk/Notice/030749-2022?origin=SearchResults&p=1 Following the lessons learned from Project MOSQUITO, Project ALVINA, and wider Uncrewed Air Systems (UAS) experimentation, the Rapid Capabilities Office (RCO) and Air C...
by Jensy
22 Oct 2022, 21:53
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: New Medium Helicopter [NMH] - (RAF & AAC)
Replies: 86
Views: 7635
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Re: New Medium Helicopter [NMH] - (RAF & AAC)

Not sure how you can blamed "the current goverment" for the failures of the MOD to conduct a procurement programme that has gone horribly wrong for 30 years as indicated by Jensy... The problem is the MOD ... their procurement ability sucks - just look at how effective tiny Israel is in t...
by Jensy
21 Oct 2022, 20:47
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: New Medium Helicopter [NMH] - (RAF & AAC)
Replies: 86
Views: 7635
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Re: New Medium Helicopter [NMH] - (RAF & AAC)

UK defence officials have pushed back the start of the tender process for the New Medium Helicopter (NMH) programme, potentially delaying the arrival of the new rotorcraft. However, under a revised timeline, the MoD is now not expected to issue invitations to negotiate – essentially the precise req...
by Jensy
21 Oct 2022, 20:47
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: New Medium Helicopter [NMH] - (RAF & AAC)
Replies: 86
Views: 7635
United Kingdom

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

UK defence officials have pushed back the start of the tender process for the New Medium Helicopter (NMH) programme, potentially delaying the arrival of the new rotorcraft. However, under a revised timeline, the MoD is now not expected to issue invitations to negotiate – essentially the precise req...
by Jensy
20 Oct 2022, 00:18
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 32 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]
Replies: 221
Views: 23320
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Re: Type 32 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]

SW1 wrote: 19 Oct 2022, 21:44 Just looks like a damen crossover to me.
Poiuytrewq wrote: 19 Oct 2022, 21:37 All in all an interesting concept albeit very much an Absalon in BAE paint, dazzle of course so we hopefully miss the similarities :D
Somewhat worrying comparisons for BAE, considering neither design has sold on the export market.
by Jensy
19 Oct 2022, 16:32
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future Solid Support Ship
Replies: 1831
Views: 495267
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Re: Future Solid Support Ship

In news that will surprise nobody:

by Jensy
18 Oct 2022, 15:11
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 32 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]
Replies: 221
Views: 23320
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Re: Type 32 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]

Jdam wrote: 18 Oct 2022, 13:37 Image

Whats the gun below the ship?

I assumed a 35mm Millennium Gun in a new turret.
by Jensy
18 Oct 2022, 11:46
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 32 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]
Replies: 221
Views: 23320
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Re: Type 32 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]

Adaptable Strike Frigate model at Euronaval: https://twitter.com/harry_lye/status/1582313178809057280?t=J0SgsKAsvq-6JodP1s5Z5Q&s=19 This one has: - DragonFire (or something similar) fitted fore and aft - 24x CAMMM - 8-MK.41 tubes - No Artisan. Looks like the rear has been redesigned and a boat r...
by Jensy
10 Oct 2022, 22:02
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future Solid Support Ship
Replies: 1831
Views: 495267
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Re: Future Solid Support Ship

I have to admit I have some sympathy with the MOD on this. When was the last time BAE / Babcock built this kind of ship? It could end up costing a packet. And would you really want to distract their attention from T31/T26? But if Navantia can commit to knowledge transfer and upskilling at either Ca...
by Jensy
10 Oct 2022, 14:22
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future Solid Support Ship
Replies: 1831
Views: 495267
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Re: Future Solid Support Ship

FSSS thread from France Tusa: https://twitter.com/FTusa284/status/1579456633675321345?s=20&t=1LVpO6_uDa4YEGmDWVVgVg https://twitter.com/FTusa284/status/1579456642084896769?s=20&t=1LVpO6_uDa4YEGmDWVVgVg It seems the Def Sec is not quite the fan of openness that he loudly proclaims to be. Our ...
by Jensy
09 Oct 2022, 10:55
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Scimitar Class Fast Patrol Vessels (RN)
Replies: 104
Views: 45455
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Re: Scimitar Class Fast Patrol Vessels (RN)

SKB wrote: 06 Oct 2022, 10:17
I wonder if they could be of any use for Ukraine?

Small enough to traverse the Rhine/Danube without needing to enter the Black sea.
by Jensy
06 Oct 2022, 14:46
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15681
Views: 3475992
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

.. I previously thought the mushroom launchers were adequate but this years has made apparent the importance of quantity, alongside quality. Not against your point, but on what regard are you saying "importance of quantity"? Ukrainan way told us stock of ammo is critically important. I ag...
by Jensy
05 Oct 2022, 23:19
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15681
Views: 3475992
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

So the booster section of CAMM-ER has a greater diameter then CAMM. Is the difference sufficient to stop CAMM-ER being quad packed then? Although the missile's body is wider, it's still narrower than the tail fins of either variant. As Donald says, there shouldn't be an issue with width. However I ...
by Jensy
23 Sep 2022, 20:06
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 5786
Views: 1588627
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Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

Thanks for the info Nick, i'm of the opinion that LM will want to kill off B and C models asap (2030 ish) and concentrate and simplify things with an enhanced 'A' model, pushing forward. A new engine, power generation ancillary systems, increased gross weight, avionics refresh etc etc. Much like th...
by Jensy
23 Sep 2022, 20:01
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2939
Views: 789483
United Kingdom

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Is it me or are the Italians trying to merge tempest and FCAS ? Just can't for the life of me see the reason why ,why Italy when could be part of an UK/Japan/ Italy...Sweden ? Program why would they want Germany and France on board,I just do not get it at all ,are the head of the Italian airforce m...