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by Poiuytrewq
04 Dec 2021, 08:55
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: River Class (OPV) (RN)
Replies: 4138
Views: 1067974
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Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)

There is ample difference in size / length to have a River B3 to be between the two. The export potential should not be overlooked. Keeping the drumbeats going when UK orders are scarce will be crucial to maintaining skills and help ensure production costs stay at an acceptable level. A blue water ...
by Poiuytrewq
25 Nov 2021, 10:29
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: River Class (OPV) (RN)
Replies: 4138
Views: 1067974
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Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)

the simple fact is we don't have enough Wildcats. Is it not time for the Army to hand over theirs? They could be replaced as part of the Puma replacement programme allowing all RFA’s and Escorts access to multiple Wildcats if required. This could be funded at least in part by the £500m saved due to...
by Poiuytrewq
24 Nov 2021, 08:35
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 3237
Views: 865095
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Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

Where is the damage control? They aren't amphibious assault ships, they are logistics - they will need a secured port to land with escorts (probably including a CSG) if we are at war. The days of large scale amphibious assaults are over (at least for now). Why replace purpose built amphibious craft...
by Poiuytrewq
23 Nov 2021, 08:48
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 3237
Views: 865095
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Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

As stated, the Points are not troop carriers. Containerised accommodation is an option, but with the contract up for renewal my view is that any replacement contract needs to have “hotel facilities” for a BCT in it - either on the transports or more likely a similar option for passenger ships that ...
by Poiuytrewq
22 Nov 2021, 11:12
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 14546
Views: 3300632
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Hmmm

Elementary my dear Watson……

by Poiuytrewq
21 Nov 2021, 16:13
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 3237
Views: 865095
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Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

Is there a programme to replace the Waves? No, not that I am aware of. This is the reason why the MRSS could be the single biggest cut to RN since at least 2010. Current planning suggests the 6 hulls of the MRSS programme will replace: Ocean Argus 2 LPD’s 4 Bays 2 Waves The entire MCMV fleet Possib...
by Poiuytrewq
19 Nov 2021, 14:43
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 3237
Views: 865095
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Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

Longer term if the MRSS turned out to be something like the Singapore Endurance Class then I think it could be a good fit for the role. Are we not trying to make MRSS fit a small part of the bigger picture if the size needs to be limited to sub 10k for the black sea The design of the MRSS will be c...
by Poiuytrewq
17 Nov 2021, 23:29
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 14546
Views: 3300632
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Nothing really new here but good news for UKPLC nonetheless. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/11/17/uk-agrees-sell-warships-missiles-ukraine-tensions-russia-grow/ In early November, the UK signed a treaty with Ukraine for British exports to go to Ukraine to enhance its maritime presence. The tr...
by Poiuytrewq
17 Nov 2021, 15:14
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 3237
Views: 865095
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Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

IMO, 1x LPD 1x T23GP 1x Wave plus a Bay or Argus is simply unaffordable for a LRG in the current climate if it is to be required to be available on a regular basis. I think the LRG concept is substantially more modest than the group discussed above. Personally I think it is highly likely that both L...
by Poiuytrewq
14 Nov 2021, 21:47
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 14546
Views: 3300632
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

SD67 wrote:This is interesting, not quite a frigate factory but
still a step in the right direction
This illustrates the proposal very nicely.

by Poiuytrewq
14 Nov 2021, 14:19
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]
Replies: 7397
Views: 1830740
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Re: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]

But the good news is that the T31 program is not being delivered with a "drumbeat" as far as I know. It seems very little thought has gone into timescales and drumbeats if the T31(e) actually ever achieved export success. This is confirmed by DS announcing the T32 would follow the T31. Ze...
by Poiuytrewq
14 Nov 2021, 12:46
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]
Replies: 7397
Views: 1830740
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Re: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]

Ron5 wrote:Wastes money….
Depends on the speed of the drumbeat :D
by Poiuytrewq
14 Nov 2021, 10:51
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 3237
Views: 865095
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Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

Want a 3rd LSG ? Actually I think the UK should have 4 Littoral Response Groups. LRG(N) should be the UK’s primary Amphibious force focusing on the high north and the Mediterranean. LRG(S) should concentrate on East/West Africa focusing on HADR. LRG(E) should focus on the Indo-Pacific. LRG(W) shoul...
by Poiuytrewq
14 Nov 2021, 10:30
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: RN anti-ship missiles
Replies: 699
Views: 169738
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Re: RN anti-ship missiles

Repulse wrote:we should focus our interim funds.
What about the PODS?
by Poiuytrewq
11 Nov 2021, 13:37
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]
Replies: 7397
Views: 1830740
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Re: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]

bobp wrote:
Poiuytrewq wrote:A 10% efficiency saving on the Clyde could build an extra T26 or two T31’s. Well worth it.
Not sure why BAe should be building T31's
I was illustrating an equivalent of the amount that could be saved through greater efficiency, not suggesting BAE should start building T31’s.
by Poiuytrewq
11 Nov 2021, 12:20
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]
Replies: 7397
Views: 1830740
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Re: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]

bobp wrote:Wondering if Babcock have space for another Assembly Hall?
Surely if any further infrastructure is built it should be in an effort to increase efficiency at Govan/Scotstoun rather than Rosyth.

A 10% efficiency saving on the Clyde could build an extra T26 or two T31’s. Well worth it.
by Poiuytrewq
11 Nov 2021, 12:13
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 14546
Views: 3300632
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

…could be a way to approach this? Lots of options here. The first thing to consider is whether the Apache is part of the plan. What could be better for a FCF raiding force than having couple of Apaches providing support. Would any available money be better spent marinising a modest number of Apache...
by Poiuytrewq
11 Nov 2021, 11:49
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 3237
Views: 865095
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Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

Lord Jim wrote:Such craft would add serious punch to the LSG.
It would but any variant of the CB90 cannot be considered a suitable replacement for the LCU’s.
by Poiuytrewq
11 Nov 2021, 10:18
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]
Replies: 7397
Views: 1830740
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Re: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]

If T32 be a simple ship, it could be built faster than T26, I guess Absolutely but it’s unlikely to be as simple as the T31 and consequently it will take longer to build. How much longer? Who knows but adding an extra year per hull for added complexity would seem prudent. if BAE can get help from o...
by Poiuytrewq
10 Nov 2021, 16:29
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 14546
Views: 3300632
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Those costs are (costed) for A. supporting a whole Cdo and B. also carrying the staff element for the whole combined sea&landing Op... to avoid the discontinuities seen in the Falklands - both of those elements would be much smaller in the LRG (use) case Exactly, the LPD’s are incredibly manpow...
by Poiuytrewq
10 Nov 2021, 11:55
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]
Replies: 7397
Views: 1830740
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Re: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]

Rosyth can hold two hulls at the same time so once the first five T-31's are built they could build a export hull along side a T-32 hull they It really depends on how fast you really believe Babcock could build 8 Frigates (T31) effectively starting from scratch. Even if Babcock maximises efficiency...
by Poiuytrewq
10 Nov 2021, 08:50
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]
Replies: 7397
Views: 1830740
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Re: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]

….5 UK T-31 followed by 2 Bangladesh T-31 followed by 5 UK T-32 followed by 2 or 3 RNZN T-32 …. Here is the dilemma facing every country trying to export naval vessels. In the UK’s case what is the national priority, export success or RN requirements? Adding 3x Bangladeshi T31’s to Rosyth’s build s...
by Poiuytrewq
07 Nov 2021, 19:21
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: RN anti-ship missiles
Replies: 699
Views: 169738
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Re: RN anti-ship missiles

Governments SHOULD NEVER have put the defence of the country (and it’s wider interests) into such a position. Its interesting that despite all the talk of increased budgets RN is busy cutting as much as ever. It seems that the ink was hardly dry on the IR and the back peddling started almost immedi...