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by Little J
24 Nov 2022, 20:27
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: New Medium Helicopter [NMH] - (RAF & AAC)
Replies: 86
Views: 7658
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Re: New Medium Helicopter [NMH] - (RAF & AAC)

I'm pretty sure this contract is for Augusta to lose. It goes beyond just a helicopter contract, but also politics, in keeping Italy sweet on their continuing involvement with Tempest. The 149 & 175 are very evenly matched... It'll come down to politics. On a personal, highly unimportant subjec...
by Little J
24 Nov 2022, 00:11
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: New Medium Helicopter [NMH] - (RAF & AAC)
Replies: 86
Views: 7658
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Re: New Medium Helicopter [NMH] - (RAF & AAC)





The close air support configuration in that last video looks good with Brimstone :thumbup:
by Little J
21 Nov 2022, 20:24
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2939
Views: 789546
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

I think this actually a 3 way arm wrestle, the interests of Dassault the company, and the billionaire family who own it, are not perfectly aligned with those of the French state. I mean, imagine if it does somehow get the go-ahead. At least 10 years of development. During that time there is still a...
by Little J
12 Nov 2022, 16:24
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 14307
Views: 4116301
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Ron5 wrote: 12 Nov 2022, 13:40 8 jets for a 70k ton carrier. That will have Putin shaking in his boots. 6 to protect the carrier and 2 for offense?
8 SHar's could beat Putin at the moment, let alone F-35's
by Little J
03 Nov 2022, 18:39
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: Australian Defence Force
Replies: 1952
Views: 65626
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Re: Australian Defence Force

Given their experience with Airbus Helicopters, I suspect they decided to stay safe
by Little J
23 Oct 2022, 12:24
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15715
Views: 3476673
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

I would imagine that if you found yourself in a situation where you needed to track more than 24 / 48 targets at the exact same time, then you have royally screwed up and nothing is going to save your arse...
by Little J
22 Oct 2022, 16:22
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: New Medium Helicopter [NMH] - (RAF & AAC)
Replies: 86
Views: 7658
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Re: New Medium Helicopter [NMH] - (RAF & AAC)

Definitely need a clear out of useless procurement personnel... Imagine the savings they could make!!!
by Little J
20 Oct 2022, 05:37
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: French Armed Forces
Replies: 1797
Views: 60431
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Re: French Armed Forces

Just my imagination or is the island further back than usual?
by Little J
16 Oct 2022, 17:15
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 2084
Views: 443973
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Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

TheLoneRanger wrote: 16 Oct 2022, 14:19 >>As always -the problem is the UK MOD...
Fixed that paragraph for you
:thumbup:
by Little J
13 Oct 2022, 18:02
Forum: Conflicts
Topic: The war in Ukraine
Replies: 798
Views: 27495
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Re: The war in Ukraine

Who is integrating the western missiles onto the Russian Jets? :wtf:
by Little J
12 Oct 2022, 03:39
Forum: Conflicts
Topic: The war in Ukraine
Replies: 798
Views: 27495
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Re: The war in Ukraine

RU missiles seem to be very in accurate, so it is doubtful they could provide much utility at attacking military targets. So with a few possible exceptions any AD would be better near cities Scary thought... How do you know they are inaccurate? They could have hit exactly where they were aimed...
by Little J
10 Oct 2022, 13:56
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section Infantry Weapons
Replies: 1220
Views: 377880
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Re: Section Infantry Weapons

I'm not sure if it's true, but I read somewhere that the 70's NATO trials were written to exclude anything over 5.56. And that was why we switched from 6.25 to 4.85.

Again, not if it's true or not, but if it is, I wonder what the thinking was behind it and who decided it.
by Little J
08 Oct 2022, 23:22
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section Infantry Weapons
Replies: 1220
Views: 377880
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Re: Section Infantry Weapons

Not sure of the reasoning, but an AR15 based platform was specified. I personally like the Polish MSBS and the Czech Bren 2... But if it has to be an AR, the LMT MARS... I like the Bullpup concept, but 70 years since the first one (EM2) was briefly adopted, I'm still waiting to see one designed prop...
by Little J
08 Oct 2022, 17:10
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section Infantry Weapons
Replies: 1220
Views: 377880
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Re: Section Infantry Weapons

Just to add to that..

LMT must be in with a good shout for this new rifle contract.
by Little J
08 Oct 2022, 00:28
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section Infantry Weapons
Replies: 1220
Views: 377880
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Re: Section Infantry Weapons

Will our next "Service" Rifle still be in 5.56mm or will we choose something else, adopt the 6.8mm cartridge as used on the M5 and M250 now being adopted by the US Army? Well the new Ranger Reg requirement for an AR15 based rifle should give some idea of what the MoD is expecting to happe...
by Little J
03 Oct 2022, 11:21
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Puma Helicopter (RAF)
Replies: 322
Views: 66799
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Re: Puma Helicopter (RAF)

I admit I haven't looked into this, but I can't imagine whatever replaces the Blackhawk (whether it be the Sikorsky or the Bell) hasn't got a large quantity of composites.
by Little J
30 Sep 2022, 20:09
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section Infantry Weapons
Replies: 1220
Views: 377880
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Re: Section Infantry Weapons

Other than the NRCH, what have they done to make it a mark 2?
by Little J
30 Sep 2022, 09:42
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: USA Armed Forces
Replies: 1986
Views: 64404
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Re: USA Armed Forces

Be interesting to see if they can build as many as they need. Or if it will turn into another B-2

by Little J
30 Sep 2022, 09:35
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: USA Armed Forces
Replies: 1986
Views: 64404
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Re: USA Armed Forces

And people thought Boris was the biggest idiot in politics :wtf: :thumbup:
by Little J
22 Sep 2022, 11:27
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section Infantry Weapons
Replies: 1220
Views: 377880
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Re: Section Infantry Weapons

If we do jump on the Sig 6.8 bandwagon, then surely this is the more obvious choice...

by Little J
21 Sep 2022, 16:43
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2533
Views: 624222
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Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

I love this Boxer/Brimstone idea... Whats the betting that the MoD poo-hoo's it?
by Little J
16 Sep 2022, 22:50
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: BAE Hawk (RAF & RN)
Replies: 136
Views: 59877
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Re: BAE Hawk (RAF & RN)

If in doubt, blame the French :wave:
by Little J
13 Sep 2022, 20:24
Forum: UK Defence & Aerospace Industry
Topic: MBDA (UK)
Replies: 264
Views: 14053
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Re: MBDA (UK)

If the MoD's excuse was cost of integration (can't remember if it was or not), then that doesn't hold water anymore surely... Brimstone for the win :thumbup:
by Little J
10 Sep 2022, 11:26
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 5787
Views: 1588746
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Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

I don't get why this is such a big thing, it's not like it's a chipset or something, so as long as the material is to standard (and can be sourced from other places when the prices are right)...


Plus it was OK to build the SR-71 out of Russian titanium at the height of the cold War!?!
by Little J
10 Sep 2022, 10:07
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: Lynx/Super Lynx Helicopters (RN & AAC)
Replies: 34
Views: 22784
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Re: Lynx/Super Lynx Helicopters (RN & AAC)

A Lynx for the NMH programme? :mrgreen: