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by NickC
15 Jul 2024, 12:50
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 19494
Views: 9991053
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Why is bringing Zumwalt radar fit irrelevant as background as it was the planned basis for replacement for the Burkes which date back to the 1980s So what? It is just irrelevant you seem to think by bulking out your posts with at best tangential info it improves your argument it doesn't. More total...
by NickC
14 Jul 2024, 11:29
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 19494
Views: 9991053
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

The US Navy aren't going to fit APAR Blk II on the mast top of the Burkes let alone replace SPY 6 with it which is the implication of what you were suggesting by using APAR Blk II on T83 as the main radar. I never ever hinted the USN will fit APAR Blk II, just the opposite in fact as posted USN wil...
by NickC
13 Jul 2024, 13:25
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 19494
Views: 9991053
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

The US Navy aren't going to fit APAR Blk II on the mast top of the Burkes let alone replace SPY 6 with it which is the implication of what you were suggesting by using APAR Blk II on T83 as the main radar. I never ever hinted the USN will fit APAR Blk II, just the opposite in fact as posted USN wil...
by NickC
12 Jul 2024, 14:42
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: Directed Energy Weapons
Replies: 82
Views: 10882
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Re: Directed Energy Weapons

Totally agree comrade, definately not free but the queation is guns would appear to be the less expensive option than lasers and as effective.
by NickC
12 Jul 2024, 12:59
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 19494
Views: 9991053
United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

The US Navy aren't going to fit APAR Blk II on the mast top of the Burkes let alone replace SPY 6 with it which is the implication of what you were suggesting by using APAR Blk II on T83 as the main radar. I never ever hinted the USN will fit APAR Blk II, just the opposite in fact as posted USN wil...
by NickC
12 Jul 2024, 10:55
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: Directed Energy Weapons
Replies: 82
Views: 10882
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Re: Directed Energy Weapons

Comrade, it is good to hear that guns and missiles are free to develop. Possible gun alternatives and costs to lasers. Israeli thinking of re-introducing their Machbet variant of the M163 Vulcan Air Defense System (VADS) based on the M113) retired in 2006 to to counter the thousands of Hezbollah dr...
by NickC
10 Jul 2024, 14:32
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: Directed Energy Weapons
Replies: 82
Views: 10882
United Kingdom

Re: Directed Energy Weapons

Any thoughts on the cost effectiveness of lasers vs guns or missiles, prompted by DefenseScoop May article where its mentioned US to give Israel $1.2 billion in funding for R&D for their Iron Beam laser CIWS in addition to what Israel has funded internally, advocates of lasers often say lasers o...
by NickC
10 Jul 2024, 12:08
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 19494
Views: 9991053
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Thanks for the pointless quotes from the Ladybird book of Radars. I'm well aware of the different radar bands and their advantages\disadvantages and their applications. I must say you come across as totally self-centered with your snide remarks, do you suffer from paranoia, you do understand you ar...
by NickC
10 Jul 2024, 10:51
Forum: Conflicts
Topic: RED SEA - Houthi attacks
Replies: 86
Views: 8532
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Re: RED SEA - Houthi attacks

Just to clarify my recent post referred to the Greek frigate Hydra, not the Psara which was according to the above Navy Lookout twitter post was possibly using its 5" Mk 45 main gun, hadn't realised the Mk45 equipped with 5" proximity fuzed rounds capable of shooting drones. Meanwhile, the...
by NickC
09 Jul 2024, 13:41
Forum: Conflicts
Topic: RED SEA - Houthi attacks
Replies: 86
Views: 8532
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Re: RED SEA - Houthi attacks

No let up in the number of Houthi attacks on commercial ships this year, at least sixteen strikes on ships were confirmed in June alone according to the UK Maritime Trade Operations after the failure of US/UK strikes in the main by the F-18s from the carrier USS Eisenhower (Ike returned home towards...
by NickC
09 Jul 2024, 12:32
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 19494
Views: 9991053
United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Thanks for the pointless quotes from the Ladybird book of Radars. I'm well aware of the different radar bands and their advantages\disadvantages and their applications. I must say you come across as totally self-centered with your snide remarks, do you suffer from paranoia, you do understand you ar...
by NickC
08 Jul 2024, 09:24
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 19494
Views: 9991053
United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Thanks for the pointless quotes from the Ladybird book of Radars. I'm well aware of the different radar bands and their advantages\disadvantages and their applications. I must say you come across as totally self-centered with your snide remarks, do you suffer from paranoia, you do understand you ar...
by NickC
07 Jul 2024, 12:42
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 19494
Views: 9991053
United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

In regards to the possibility of the UK going down the Aegis route for T83, Canada's purchase of 4 AEGIS System shipsets, 4 x AN/SPY-7 radars, along with 4 shipsets of Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC) hardware; and 3 Mk 41 VLS shipsets, infers a £2bn cost to equip 6 T83 with an ageis system,...
by NickC
06 Jul 2024, 14:29
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 19494
Views: 9991053
United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

In regards to the possibility of the UK going down the Aegis route for T83, Canada's purchase of 4 AEGIS System shipsets, 4 x AN/SPY-7 radars, along with 4 shipsets of Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC) hardware; and 3 Mk 41 VLS shipsets, infers a £2bn cost to equip 6 T83 with an ageis system,...
by NickC
03 Jul 2024, 14:00
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: Australian Defence Force
Replies: 2650
Views: 789752
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Re: Australian Defence Force

https://x.com/SWDWilliam/status/1807983935286304782 I'd add that even a vanilla T26 is ridiculously heavy compared to AB flight II & III. I had no idea. Surprised to see Constellation so much lighter in that context. May GAO report on Constellation said unplanned weight growth in the frigate de...
by NickC
03 Jul 2024, 10:40
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 5846
Views: 1583016
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Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

Ron5 wrote: 02 Jul 2024, 13:59 By the way, why the interest in the T26 family displacements? Does it matter to anyone apart from Nick??
Did a quick search and found you had posted 40+ times where you mentioned displacement and 6 specifically on the T26, so it appears it matters to you :!:
by NickC
02 Jul 2024, 11:48
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 5846
Views: 1583016
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Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

The Australian Navy's Hunter Class frigate: Length: 151.4 meters (496 feet 9 inches) [This is the same length as the Canadian Navy's River Class destroyer] Beam: 21.4 meters (70 feet 3 inches) Full Load Displacement: 8,800 tonnes (8,700 long tons) A few posts previously noted BAE testified to an Au...
by NickC
01 Jul 2024, 11:16
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 5846
Views: 1583016
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Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

Also of note displacement has increased from 7,800t to 8,080t, last figures seen quoted for T26 was 6,900t and for Hunter 8,800t. And she is same width and only 0.6m longer than T26 figures. 6900t just can't be right. it isn't. T26 is 7,700. 7,700t as spoken by an Australian civil servant. DES UK M...
by NickC
30 Jun 2024, 09:52
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 5846
Views: 1583016
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Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

Also of note displacement has increased from 7,800t to 8,080t, last figures seen quoted for T26 was 6,900t and for Hunter 8,800t. And she is same width and only 0.6m longer than T26 figures. 6900t just can't be right. it isn't. T26 is 7,700. 7,700t as spoken by an Australian civil servant. DES UK M...
by NickC
29 Jun 2024, 13:50
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 5846
Views: 1583016
United Kingdom

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

Also of note displacement has increased from 7,800t to 8,080t, last figures seen quoted for T26 was 6,900t and for Hunter 8,800t.
by NickC
28 Jun 2024, 11:04
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: German Armed Forces
Replies: 615
Views: 60891
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Re: German Armed Forces

Key German Parliamentary committee approved following: Approved about €650 million to the development of the joint Norwegian/German 3SM (Super Sonic Strike Missile) Tyrfing that will succeed the Kongsberg Naval Strike Missile between now and 2033. Approved the purchase of up to 3,266 Brimstone 3 roc...
by NickC
25 Jun 2024, 10:53
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: Australian Defence Force
Replies: 2650
Views: 789752
United Kingdom

Re: Australian Defence Force

Of interest the Naval News article mentions the Hunter specifications: Displacement: 8,800 t full load Length: 151.4 m (496 ft 9 in) Beam: 21.4 m (70 ft 3 in) Last figures saw quoted for the T26: Displacement 6,900 tonnes Length 149.9 metres Maximum beam 20.8 metres Reflecting the Australian re-des...
by NickC
24 Jun 2024, 14:07
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 5846
Views: 1583016
United Kingdom

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

Type 26 production is about 6 years per ship currently, going down to 5 years once the new infra is ready. Japan can build complex warships in 4 years (Mogami), down from 5 years for previous designs. I would therefore assume it is possible to bring the construction time down to 4 years in the futu...
by NickC
24 Jun 2024, 12:53
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: Australian Defence Force
Replies: 2650
Views: 789752
United Kingdom

Re: Australian Defence Force

Of interest the Naval News article mentions the Hunter specifications: Displacement: 8,800 t full load Length: 151.4 m (496 ft 9 in) Beam: 21.4 m (70 ft 3 in) Last figures saw quoted for the T26: Displacement 6,900 tonnes Length 149.9 metres Maximum beam 20.8 metres Reflecting the Australian re-des...
by NickC
23 Jun 2024, 10:17
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: Australian Defence Force
Replies: 2650
Views: 789752
United Kingdom

Re: Australian Defence Force

Of interest the Naval News article mentions the Hunter specifications: Displacement: 8,800 t full load Length: 151.4 m (496 ft 9 in) Beam: 21.4 m (70 ft 3 in) Last figures saw quoted for the T26: Displacement 6,900 tonnes Length 149.9 metres Maximum beam 20.8 metres Reflecting the Australian re-desi...