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by Ron5
20 Jul 2024, 13:18
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: Directed Energy Weapons
Replies: 90
Views: 11255
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Re: Directed Energy Weapons

And of course Comrade Nick, the US gun & radar program will be entirely free. As will its ammunition and running costs. Глупый придурок
by Ron5
20 Jul 2024, 13:11
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]
Replies: 8563
Views: 2315840
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Re: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]

90 million loss on the contract reported by Babcocks plus the 100 million extra negotiated from the MOD. So they cost the MOD about £270m per ship. Considering the contract was signed pre Covid and pre inflation shock that’s not bad going. There was inflation contingency in the original contract. W...
by Ron5
20 Jul 2024, 13:05
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 4188
Views: 1073231
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Yep. Luke Pollard praised it. But he's a Junior Minister said that he couldn't give any further assurance before the SDR. Which is the correct answer. Then journos have turned it into GCAP to be cancelled. There's also some nonsense about the Treasury saying we can't have AUKUS and GCAP... In no wa...
by Ron5
19 Jul 2024, 16:42
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]
Replies: 8563
Views: 2315840
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Re: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]

90 million loss on the contract reported by Babcocks plus the 100 million extra negotiated from the MOD.
by Ron5
18 Jul 2024, 12:28
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 6131
Views: 1858435
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Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

IMHO, a gun for the F-35B is a total waste of money. What the hell would it be for? I think the RAF agrees. They never bothered with one on Harrier II after the ADEN 25 failed development (although they were developing it in the first place, but after its failure they could have reverted to the twi...
by Ron5
17 Jul 2024, 15:34
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 4188
Views: 1073231
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Re the Buccaneer, look up Blackburns proposed P150?? It had potential to be a superb aircraft. It had the advantage of a company that really understood low level operations and airframe subsequent stresses involved. I'm not sure Blackburn did. They had a long, inglorious history of making a small n...
by Ron5
17 Jul 2024, 12:50
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 6131
Views: 1858435
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Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

IMHO, a gun for the F-35B is a total waste of money. What the hell would it be for?
by Ron5
17 Jul 2024, 12:47
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: Directed Energy Weapons
Replies: 90
Views: 11255
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Re: Directed Energy Weapons

Silly comrade, nothing in your post supports your assertions. You equate development cost to production cost, totally ignore the cost of ammunition and missiles and just throw in random stuff to see if it sticks. Russia hates F-35, lasers and advanced radars. Your three favorite subjects to critici...
by Ron5
17 Jul 2024, 12:38
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 4188
Views: 1073231
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

I respect your opinion. Others have different ones.

I'm familiar with the various Buccaneer proposals. Like all paper projects, they look marvelous.
by Ron5
16 Jul 2024, 15:28
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 2471
Views: 583718
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Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

Ares APC variant of the Ajax family equipped with the Bridge Launch Mechanism (BLM) from Pearson Engineering. An MLC 50 class bridge is being carried by the BLM. https://x.com/TotherChris/status/1812784331770741130 Unfortunately from a 4 year old video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQrLTpRlz_k
by Ron5
16 Jul 2024, 15:26
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: Directed Energy Weapons
Replies: 90
Views: 11255
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Re: Directed Energy Weapons

Silly comrade, nothing in your post supports your assertions. You equate development cost to production cost, totally ignore the cost of ammunition and missiles and just throw in random stuff to see if it sticks. Russia hates F-35, lasers and advanced radars. Your three favorite subjects to criticiz...
by Ron5
16 Jul 2024, 15:16
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]
Replies: 8563
Views: 2315840
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Re: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]

Still way behind schedule.
by Ron5
16 Jul 2024, 15:14
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future Solid Support Ship
Replies: 2042
Views: 594599
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Re: Future Solid Support Ship

No doubt a lot to unpack there.... At this stage, what’s the alternative? Handling the entire contract to Cadiz doesn’t seem likely. Not after the bar stewards beat the English women in the World Cup final, their men beat the English in the Euro's final and a Spaniard won Wimbledon. Grounds for con...
by Ron5
16 Jul 2024, 15:10
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 4188
Views: 1073231
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

.... y know kinda didnt work TSR2 was working fine when cancelled. I love TSR2 Ron, alas in 1965, TSR2 required a complete redesign of its rear fuselage, a change in materials, as some the alloys used were already showing stress related issues in testing. Also serious doubts were being expressed re...
by Ron5
16 Jul 2024, 12:32
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 6131
Views: 1858435
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Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

From Janes this morning: Italian Navy to equip F-35Bs with JSM, SPEAR 3 stand-off weapons 2024-07-16 The Italian Navy has spelled out the future weapons package for the F-35B (foreground) that it is to field over the coming decades in place of the AV-8B (background). For the first time, this include...
by Ron5
16 Jul 2024, 12:29
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: Directed Energy Weapons
Replies: 90
Views: 11255
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Re: Directed Energy Weapons

From Janes today: South Korean firm Hanwha Aerospace started production on 11 July of a new anti-aircraft laser weapon, the country's Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) announced. DAPA said the start of production follows a contract it signed with Hanwha Aerospace in late June to prod...
by Ron5
15 Jul 2024, 13:06
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 6131
Views: 1858435
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Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

sol wrote: 15 Jul 2024, 12:46 The first F-35 sortie exclusively done by 809 NAS personnel.

https://www.navylookout.com/809-naval-a ... the-skies/
Give them all to the RN. Fly Navy!!
by Ron5
15 Jul 2024, 13:05
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 19495
Views: 9998318
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

The T45 had the S1850 to perform aircraft fighter direction, one of its KURS.
by Ron5
12 Jul 2024, 20:26
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: Directed Energy Weapons
Replies: 90
Views: 11255
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Re: Directed Energy Weapons

NickC wrote: 12 Jul 2024, 14:42 Totally agree comrade, definately not free but the queation is guns would appear to be the less expensive option than lasers and as effective.
Comrade, you have posted exactly zero data in support of your assertions. Помните, всегда печатайте всю правду.
by Ron5
12 Jul 2024, 13:42
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: Directed Energy Weapons
Replies: 90
Views: 11255
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Re: Directed Energy Weapons

Da comrade, having others pay the development costs is very good. Doesn't make them free though.
by Ron5
12 Jul 2024, 13:26
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 5852
Views: 1585806
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Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

Great pictures - thanks for posting.

I wonder, if the T83 grows longer, the shed could be extended?
by Ron5
11 Jul 2024, 13:55
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: RAF's New LTR-25 radar system.
Replies: 6
Views: 898
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Re: RAF's New LTR-25 radar system.

Spanish. Sigh.
by Ron5
11 Jul 2024, 13:52
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 4188
Views: 1073231
United States of America

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

SD67 wrote: 10 Jul 2024, 15:02 .... y know kinda didnt work

TSR2 was working fine when cancelled.
by Ron5
10 Jul 2024, 15:35
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: Directed Energy Weapons
Replies: 90
Views: 11255
United States of America

Re: Directed Energy Weapons

Comrade, it is good to hear that guns and missiles are free to develop.