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by tomuk
16 Jul 2024, 06:16
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 tomuk
16 Jul 2024, 05:52
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: German Armed Forces
Replies: 615
Views: 60891
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Re: German Armed Forces

Ian Hall wrote: 15 Jul 2024, 10:45
Can't they just buy some Goteks of Ali Express or ebay?
by tomuk
16 Jul 2024, 05:49
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UK Shipbuilding
Replies: 253
Views: 40704
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Re: UK Shipbuilding

Poiuytrewq wrote: 08 Jun 2024, 07:24 Nothing new here but another excellent overview.

https://www.navylookout.com/harland-and ... ipbuilder/
Is it when it just ignores or dismisses all the financial problems?
by tomuk
16 Jul 2024, 05:48
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ground Based Air Defence
Replies: 783
Views: 225074
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Re: Ground Based Air Defence

depends what it is used for if it is part of a logistics hub defence system with say 2 x 40mm pallets systems 1 x SAAB X1 & 2 x NEMO 120mm container systems it could be OK Sounds vulnerable to any artillery the enemy might have. I can't seem to post links but just read an article stating the UK...
by tomuk
16 Jul 2024, 05:46
Forum: British Army
Topic: RBSL Challenger 3 (Future) Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 386
Views: 89209
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Re: RBSL Challenger 3 (Future) Main Battle Tank (British Army)

Problem is that for this venture with Leonardo, RM will push development of its own platform, KF51 Panther, as there are also potential to sold it to Hungary and (eventually) Ukraine too. So there is very little chance, basically almost none, for use of new CR3 turret there even if offered. Why wou...
by tomuk
15 Jul 2024, 20:01
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future Solid Support Ship
Replies: 2025
Views: 592923
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Re: Future Solid Support Ship

Poiuytrewq wrote: 15 Jul 2024, 18:52
Jensy wrote: 15 Jul 2024, 16:06 No doubt a lot to unpack there....
At this stage, what’s the alternative?

Handling the entire contract to Cadiz doesn’t seem likely.
We already have Navantia are the prime not H&W.
by tomuk
14 Jul 2024, 20:47
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 tomuk
13 Jul 2024, 22:25
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 tomuk
13 Jul 2024, 03:23
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 tomuk
12 Jul 2024, 18:39
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Mine countermeasures and Hydrographic capability (MHC) (MHPC)
Replies: 970
Views: 345805
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Re: Mine countermeasures and Hydrographic capability (MHC) (MHPC)

Jdam wrote: 12 Jul 2024, 09:07 Is it a design you buy and build locally or do kongsberg have their own ship yards as well?
No they are design only, the ships are\have been built all over, recent builds are tankers for Denmark in China and fisjing vessels for Norway in Spain.
by tomuk
11 Jul 2024, 23:28
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General UK Defence Discussion
Replies: 1968
Views: 286774
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Re: General UK Defence Discussion

My view in summary. Defence Review pointless. Reversing the Indo Pacific tilt gains nothing as nothing of note was committed and anything that was is very much to our benefit AUKUS and Tempest or longstanding Brunei, Kipion. 2.5% now to sort out Manpower and Infrastructure. I thought the new govern...
by tomuk
11 Jul 2024, 18:27
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 tomuk
11 Jul 2024, 18:21
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: MBDA Storm Shadow Missile (RAF)
Replies: 95
Views: 33178
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Re: MBDA Storm Shadow Missile (RAF)

Given the successful performance of Storm Shadow/Scalp in Ukraine, why are they not put back into production? If 'the West' wants Ukraine to be able to push Russian assets further back from the Ukraine border into Russia, long range strike assets are needed. Ukraine has US long range strike assets ...
by tomuk
11 Jul 2024, 18:17
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: RAF's New LTR-25 radar system.
Replies: 6
Views: 809
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Re: RAF's New LTR-25 radar system.

Spanish. Sigh. It's worse than that.... It's a Spanish update of the Marconi Martello radar....developed and built in the UK, then shamefuly neglected by BAE... Yes we flogged them a couple of UK built ones, then they built a few with UK parts, some were sold overseas on a joint basis with Indra bu...
by tomuk
11 Jul 2024, 18:15
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General UK Defence Discussion
Replies: 1968
Views: 286774
United Kingdom

Re: General UK Defence Discussion

My view in summary. Defence Review pointless. Reversing the Indo Pacific tilt gains nothing as nothing of note was committed and anything that was is very much to our benefit AUKUS and Tempest or longstanding Brunei, Kipion. 2.5% now to sort out Manpower and Infrastructure. I thought the new governm...
by tomuk
11 Jul 2024, 18:09
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: RAF's New LTR-25 radar system.
Replies: 6
Views: 809
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Re: RAF's New LTR-25 radar system.

Ron5 wrote: 11 Jul 2024, 13:55Spanish. Sigh.
Derived from BAE Systems\Marconi Martello.
by tomuk
10 Jul 2024, 22:06
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 4175
Views: 1070363
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

SD67 wrote: 10 Jul 2024, 15:02 Different times

And the fact that TSR2 had no partners and y know kinda didnt work
The Australians?
by tomuk
09 Jul 2024, 23:12
Forum: Conflicts
Topic: RED SEA - Houthi attacks
Replies: 86
Views: 8532
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Re: RED SEA - Houthi attacks

Hydra's sister ship shooting down a drone.
by tomuk
09 Jul 2024, 22:22
Forum: UK Defence & Aerospace Industry
Topic: UK Defence & Aerospace Industry - News & Discussion
Replies: 99
Views: 15476
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Re: UK Defence & Aerospace Industry - News & Discussion

bobp wrote: 09 Jul 2024, 22:01 If drones can do this now.....

How are they doing it? Are the drones forming the shape autonomously? I don't believe they are. More than a massive leap to drones chasing after enemy combatants autonomously.
by tomuk
09 Jul 2024, 21:13
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 tomuk
08 Jul 2024, 19:28
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 19494
Views: 9991053
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Well 40m Damen vessels like Patrick Blackett aren't going in a T26 mission bay or even on a MRSS. yeah, it isn't meant to, it is a minimally / completely unmanned ship. I wasn't implying it was more suggesting that the T26 mission bay may be emptier than maybe suggested or that the smaller bays on ...
by tomuk
08 Jul 2024, 18:15
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 19494
Views: 9991053
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Well 40m Damen vessels like Patrick Blackett aren't going in a T26 mission bay or even on a MRSS.
by tomuk
08 Jul 2024, 17:10
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 tomuk
08 Jul 2024, 17:02
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)
Replies: 1276
Views: 489480
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Re: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)

Are RAF Poseidon in line for these upgrades and could it be done at Lossiemouth like Australia are doing in country https://www.navair.navy.mil/news/US-Navy-delivers-first-P-8A-Poseidon-aircraft-Increment-3-Block-2-modifications/Tue-03262024 https://www.boeing.com.au/news/2024/australia-awards-boei...
by tomuk
07 Jul 2024, 20:03
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 19494
Views: 9991053
United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Ron5 wrote: 07 Jul 2024, 13:24 I'm pretty sure the Scanter is for navigation.
The Scanter is primarily for ships navigation and feeds into the IBNS with the Sharpeye radar. Feeds are also taken into the CMS to aid situational awareness particularly of the surface. They are also used for helicopter air traffic control.