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by Jake1992
15 Jul 2019, 21:16
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 9768
Views: 413244
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Current maritime drones may be limited in speed and endurance, but that is bound to change over time. What is needed is a new class of Warship that is designed to operate as part of the fleet and be able to launch, operate and recover drones and numerous types. I see drones as a evolution of the mo...
by Jake1992
15 Jul 2019, 17:05
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 9768
Views: 413244
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Using an aircraft carrier to operate aircraft is a waste now? Using it to operate simple UAVs that could be operated from cheaper simpler and less important asset is a waste. It’s like using a T45 for counter piracy it’s a waste of a high value asset. This is where Unmanned Mother ships from sloop ...
by Jake1992
15 Jul 2019, 15:31
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 9768
Views: 413244
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

This all sounds like a solution in search of a problem. QE has plenty of space for UAV's and the T26 has plenty of space for boats. There is nothing on the horizon that doesn't fir into these categories. Dress it up however you want and the concepts touted over the last couple of days are a massive...
by Jake1992
15 Jul 2019, 15:14
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 9768
Views: 413244
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

There is no drone that can protect a moving carrier from missiles, and there is no drone that can protect a moving carrier from submarines. As long as the Royal navy are in the carrier business they have not lost the requirement for traditional escorts. Oh I agree, for me the type of vessel talked ...
by Jake1992
15 Jul 2019, 12:54
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 9768
Views: 413244
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Would be worth noting we don’t have the unmanned payloads, air, surface or subsurface would be nice if we actually started buying our own and deploying with ones integrated and learn from actual operations. This is the problem. The reason bay/Albion keeps getting mentioned as there host is because ...
by Jake1992
15 Jul 2019, 12:42
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 9768
Views: 413244
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Is this where’s modern British version of the Absalon class could come in handy and come in to there own ? Maybe, but how would an Absalon deploy a 15m/30t UUV? The wide 20m beam would be an advantage for stability but some pretty large alterations would be necessary to enable it. On paper with the...
by Jake1992
15 Jul 2019, 09:50
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 9768
Views: 413244
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Either that or Poiuytrewq uses a new definition of 'capable'. It depends how you define capability in the 2030's/2040's. An Avenger or PPA style vessel, with a large amidships working deck serviced by a heavy duty deck crane may well be what is needed to deploy the ASW UUV's or XLUUV's of the futur...
by Jake1992
13 Jul 2019, 10:43
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 3838
Views: 212403
Location: United Kingdom

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

This is why I would of preferred a design based off a scaled down T26, something like 130m by 19m 5,000t odd with a merlin flight deck and joint hanger mission space ( instead of larger mission bay ) instead of the current T31 set up. Something like the above sharing as much of T26 design aspects a...
by Jake1992
12 Jul 2019, 18:54
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 3838
Views: 212403
Location: United Kingdom

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

This is why I would of preferred a design based off a scaled down T26, something like 130m by 19m 5,000t odd with a merlin flight deck and joint hanger mission space ( instead of larger mission bay ) instead of the current T31 set up. Something like the above sharing as much of T26 design aspects as...
by Jake1992
09 Jul 2019, 16:59
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Royal Marines boats
Replies: 57
Views: 2881
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Royal Marines boats

I would normally agree with home build home design but with something so small and inexpensive is there any point in times of short funding ? I wouldn’t use them to march in to Iran but to protect ports like Clyde, Portsmouth, Gib, Cyprus, the gulf and Far East 1 or 2 at each along with them to be ...
by Jake1992
09 Jul 2019, 16:48
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Royal Marines boats
Replies: 57
Views: 2881
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Royal Marines boats

Before we start buying al the new kit the Royal Marines need we need to really lock down what their role is to be going forward. For me they should be there for: 1 - to capture and hold any needed port or landing spot being the leading group of any landing force up to brigade size ( most likely par...
by Jake1992
09 Jul 2019, 15:01
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Royal Marines boats
Replies: 57
Views: 2881
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Royal Marines boats

It would be foolish to not simply just get a home borne design. They're not expensive, and the Archer hardly needs anything fancy to replace it, given its role. The idea of marching them up into Iran is just nonsense. A decent patrol boat that can hit the same speeds with modernised engines is all ...
by Jake1992
09 Jul 2019, 14:42
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Royal Marines boats
Replies: 57
Views: 2881
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Royal Marines boats

For me, difference between Mk.VI and CB90 looks very small compared to difference between Mk.VI and Archer. Sorry, I cannot follow your point... Why you are saying Scimitar CRV(T) = a warfighter can replace Toyota Prius = a training car ? [EDIT] You need well trained marine engineers, may be severa...
by Jake1992
09 Jul 2019, 14:12
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Royal Marines boats
Replies: 57
Views: 2881
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Royal Marines boats

When operating as a training vessel does the link 16 or CMS need to be used ? Do the grade launcher ( which are an optional ) need to be fitted do even the 25mm chain guns needed to be fitted ? Just turning the power off? Or, taking all of them off before sent to URNU? I do not think it is cost eff...
by Jake1992
09 Jul 2019, 13:37
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Royal Marines boats
Replies: 57
Views: 2881
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Royal Marines boats

The Mk6 can easily do the arch replacement role as well as its own while a basic archer replacement would struggle to do the Mk6 role. Really? The university guys, and a handful of marine engineers appointed to them, can operate/handle Mk. VI boats with link 16, high-grade armaments, high-level of ...
by Jake1992
09 Jul 2019, 13:01
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Royal Marines boats
Replies: 57
Views: 2881
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Royal Marines boats

I do not understand most of the "love for Mk. VI" expressed here. I agree handful of them will be useful, but it is non-related to Archer replacements. Do not forget US has a big coast guard. Is US replacing all their coast guard patrol-craft with Mk. VI-like heavily equipped ones? No, ne...
by Jake1992
09 Jul 2019, 12:18
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Royal Marines boats
Replies: 57
Views: 2881
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Royal Marines boats

All I am saying is that a P2000 design with a extra 8 meters would make the boat 28 meters I was being reserved when saying fit a few 12.7 HMG it could take 2 x 25mm if needed and have link 16 and what ever. However in day to day use the Mk-6 or anything like it would not be used by the RM and is m...
by Jake1992
09 Jul 2019, 09:44
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Royal Marines boats
Replies: 57
Views: 2881
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Royal Marines boats

We are more than capable of building a real good fast patrol boat and if we take the Archer as a point in case the hull is designed to reach speeds of 45 knots and be fitted with a 20mm but its speed was limited by the engine fit and so on. however if we were to take a Archer add 8 meter up rate th...
by Jake1992
08 Jul 2019, 23:22
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Royal Marines boats
Replies: 57
Views: 2881
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Royal Marines boats

https://www.defensenews.com/naval/2019/07/08/the-us-navys-riverines-are-up-gunned-high-tech-and-ready-to-lean-into-great-power-competition/ The head of NECC, Rear Adm. Brian Brakke, is taking that new focus and his new Mark VI platform and turning toward the challenge at hand: great power competiti...
by Jake1992
25 Jun 2019, 20:46
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)
Replies: 825
Views: 47057
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)

Cancelling it would be the Army's equivalent of the Nimrod fiasco and I do not think the MoD will want another of those. AS for support costs, with the reduction in fleet size there should be sizable pool of spares to maintain the fleet and support is already in place for the new turret and other n...
by Jake1992
25 Jun 2019, 19:30
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)
Replies: 825
Views: 47057
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)

If it’s going to end up as basically a new vehicle then why not just go the Ajax rout and gain long term savings by reducing logistics and through life costs. The smaller the number of different families of vehicles we have the better. I agree if logic were applied to the situation, but too many pe...
by Jake1992
25 Jun 2019, 16:50
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 3838
Views: 212403
Location: United Kingdom

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

[EDIT] In short, cause of many "inefficiency" is because - hoping too much with not enough forecast budget (stupid idea of "efficiency saving" is the icon here) - refuse to see the reality, betting on "hope", and then the (relatively foreseeable) reality came and just ...
by Jake1992
24 Jun 2019, 22:50
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)
Replies: 825
Views: 47057
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)

I see it as buying the basic metal hull and by doing so the MoD does appear to have faith in the programme to delver what they need. The only issue is where would these come from? When was the last Warrior built for home use or export? We have here another "Nimrod" programme where the MoD...
by Jake1992
24 Jun 2019, 15:29
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)
Replies: 825
Views: 47057
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)

Iv always thought an Ajax based IFV made more sense over all, yes would of cost more up front but would reduce through life and training costs as well as giving us a more modern platform. Iv said it over and over but IMO the enter medium armour fleet should be replaced with solely Boxer and Ajax ba...
by Jake1992
24 Jun 2019, 14:51
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)
Replies: 825
Views: 47057
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)

Sounds more like a murmur between officials to look at other options as a possible alternative. The above can easily be interpreted by a newspaper as ARMY LOOKING TO NOT DO IT ANY MORE. Iv always thought an Ajax based IFV made more sense over all, yes would of cost more up front but would reduce th...

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