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by Ron5
27 Feb 2024, 20:02
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 5719
Views: 1490246
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Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

Very tasty. I wonder if the larger one could operate Sea Guardian STOL as well as the carriers. Thanks new guy, nice spot. No Possible way on earth https://media.damen.com/image/upload/q_auto,f_auto,w_1080/catalogue/defence-and-security/multi-purpose-support-ships/MPSS/multi-purpose-support-ship-90...
by Ron5
27 Feb 2024, 16:41
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 15363
Views: 4395123
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

bobp wrote: 27 Feb 2024, 16:40
Ron5 wrote: 27 Feb 2024, 15:07 I'm sure I've asked before but I have forgotten the answer but why on earth do they wear army camouflage?? Especially at sea.
I think that its just the aircrew wearing the camouflage uniforms. But I could be wrong.
Yeah but why?? They all Navy dudes and dudesses.
by Ron5
27 Feb 2024, 16:37
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 5719
Views: 1490246
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Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

Very tasty. I wonder if the larger one could operate Sea Guardian STOL as well as the carriers.

Thanks new guy, nice spot.
by Ron5
27 Feb 2024, 16:30
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]
Replies: 8413
Views: 2135377
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Re: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]

Discussion on the missile fit out is there. George knows something which we do not, or it is actually his own analysis (which shall be appreciated to some extent, he lives there and can listen to more rumors than us (or, at least me in the far east) :D ). https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/new-frigate...
by Ron5
27 Feb 2024, 15:07
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 15363
Views: 4395123
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

I'm sure I've asked before but I have forgotten the answer but why on earth do they wear army camouflage?? Especially at sea.
by Ron5
27 Feb 2024, 15:05
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 19104
Views: 7045445
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

So it appears that the folly of such an underspecced hull (some here might say oversized OPV+) in a more malign world than when the spec was conceived has been realised. Luckily then, or through good judgement, they specified a hull that could be upspecced without complications. The Treasury under ...
by Ron5
27 Feb 2024, 14:55
Forum: British Army
Topic: RBSL Challenger 3 (Future) Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 348
Views: 63981
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Re: RBSL Challenger 3 (Future) Main Battle Tank (British Army)

PS A comment on UKDJ speculates they may want to test with overcharges which sounds like it makes sense. In which case, the UK ranges will definitely not be certified for.
by Ron5
27 Feb 2024, 14:07
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 15363
Views: 4395123
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

The phalanx haven't been on PWLS for quite a while now. As far as I remember, they were removed when she was in Rosyth, as she would be in dock for an extended period of time that made sense, but not refitted. Nipper was most experienced gunner on these when he left, possibly one of the last to act...
by Ron5
27 Feb 2024, 14:02
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 19104
Views: 7045445
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

May be so, but then it was not designed as a dedicated CSG/TAPS escort! It was designed as a GLOBAL COMBAT SHIP, capable of (if not mainly) singleton deployments. One of unintended consequences the cut in T26 numbers “to save money” has left expensively outfitted ships, that in practice may be rest...
by Ron5
27 Feb 2024, 14:01
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 19104
Views: 7045445
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Repulse wrote: 27 Feb 2024, 08:16
Poiuytrewq wrote: 27 Feb 2024, 06:47
tomuk wrote: 26 Feb 2024, 18:08 But being able to load ARCIMS isn't the justification for T32 or any other class of five frigates.
So what is the justification for the T32 class?
As a second batch of T31s there isn’t one
Increase number of escorts.
by Ron5
27 Feb 2024, 13:57
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]
Replies: 8413
Views: 2135377
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Re: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]

That's not going to be in the water anytime soon. So 3 months late and counting. PS looks like its Bob's day to work at Govan :) It looks like June/July at the earliest. According to this story, we should be amazed at the super fast progress: https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/new-frigate-takes-shape-...
by Ron5
27 Feb 2024, 13:56
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]
Replies: 8413
Views: 2135377
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Re: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]

Fr0sty125 wrote: 27 Feb 2024, 07:58 Does anyone know the cost of CAPTAS-2 and why it why it was discounted for the Type 31?
Not in the requirement and even if it was, not containable within the budget.

Supposedly, the design allows for a later fit of a HMS of indeterminate origin.
by Ron5
27 Feb 2024, 13:53
Forum: British Army
Topic: RBSL Challenger 3 (Future) Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 348
Views: 63981
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Re: RBSL Challenger 3 (Future) Main Battle Tank (British Army)

You got an answer. I'm sure there's more to it. After all, the world experts on the guns mostly live in Germany.
by Ron5
26 Feb 2024, 20:21
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]
Replies: 8413
Views: 2135377
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Re: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]

That's not going to be in the water anytime soon. So 3 months late and counting.

PS looks like its Bob's day to work at Govan :)
by Ron5
25 Feb 2024, 14:28
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 15363
Views: 4395123
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Scimitar54 wrote: 25 Feb 2024, 10:36 What about the Wildcat(s)?
Boat swarms :thumbup:

Missile/drone swarms :thumbdown:
by Ron5
25 Feb 2024, 14:10
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 1985
Views: 552131
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Re: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]

Nice video, with a zoom all across the ship https://youtu.be/gWkuDjpvx1A?si=R8pv7g1vCo6FlLBr Didn't realise Diamond hadn't had the updated pole mast or it looks like Samson update either as she's missing the slot around the mast below Samson. The updated pole mast is for Shaman which is slowly bein...
by Ron5
24 Feb 2024, 13:37
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: New Medium Helicopter [NMH] - (RAF & AAC)
Replies: 412
Views: 46775
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Re: New Medium Helicopter [NMH] - (RAF & AAC)

Jensy wrote: 23 Feb 2024, 11:16 Ignoring the platforms, and focusing purely on politics, my money's on Airbus. Should the programme go ahead before the election.
Why do you think that?
by Ron5
22 Feb 2024, 14:56
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 15363
Views: 4395123
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Hope the helo taking the picture is armed because the 2 ships ain't :wtf:
by Ron5
22 Feb 2024, 14:53
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 19104
Views: 7045445
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Have you guys seen Peregrine's much bigger brother, the S-300? Brings a lot more to the party: https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/idex-2023-schiebel-develops-camcopter-s-300 https://www.unmannedsystemstechnology.com/2024/02/schiebel-supplying-camcopter-s-300-vtol-uas-to-south-korean-nav...
by Ron5
22 Feb 2024, 13:34
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 19104
Views: 7045445
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Have you guys seen Peregrine's much bigger brother, the S-300? Brings a lot more to the party: https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/idex-2023-schiebel-develops-camcopter-s-300 https://www.unmannedsystemstechnology.com/2024/02/schiebel-supplying-camcopter-s-300-vtol-uas-to-south-korean-navy/
by Ron5
22 Feb 2024, 13:20
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Vanguard Class Nuclear Ballistic Missile Submarine (SSBN) (RN)
Replies: 151
Views: 81563
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Re: Vanguard Class Nuclear Ballistic Missile Submarine (SSBN) (RN)

tomuk wrote: 21 Feb 2024, 22:16
abc123 wrote: 21 Feb 2024, 20:27
SKB wrote: 21 Feb 2024, 17:39 Reminder. The American-made Trident missile failed, not the British made submarine that launched it.
That's even worse.
And don't forget they are British built warheads on top of the US missile.
Hopefully not on the one that failed :lol:
by Ron5
22 Feb 2024, 13:17
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: New Medium Helicopter [NMH] - (RAF & AAC)
Replies: 412
Views: 46775
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Re: New Medium Helicopter [NMH] - (RAF & AAC)

jonas wrote: 22 Feb 2024, 08:26 Some progress ?

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news ... ess-on-nmh
Never heard of the "parliamentary assessment committee" before. And I'm pretty sure parliament approval is not part of the MoD acquisition process.

44 airframes seems a bit of a stretch.
by Ron5
22 Feb 2024, 13:10
Forum: British Army
Topic: 105mm L118 Light gun
Replies: 216
Views: 77670
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Re: 105mm L118 Light gun

A bit of reversal of fortune as back in the day it was the thing to replace the RN 4.5 with the 155mm from AS90 as that was where all the exciting developments were meant to happen. TMF was a massive missed opportunity. It would have enabled us to really standardise across the Armed Forces. Now we'...