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by tomuk
01 Mar 2024, 01:21
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]
Replies: 8459
Views: 2136836
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Re: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]

Poiuytrewq wrote: 29 Feb 2024, 22:17
They look more robust than some of COTS stuff on the QECs.
by tomuk
29 Feb 2024, 16:43
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: New Medium Helicopter [NMH] - (RAF & AAC)
Replies: 434
Views: 47426
United Kingdom

Re: New Medium Helicopter [NMH] - (RAF & AAC)

I thought this an interesting line in the government announcement yesterday on procurement shakeup. “ On exportability, yesterday I published the next stage of our New Medium Helicopter competition – this includes a strong weighting for exports to ensure the high quality rotary work it will support...
by tomuk
29 Feb 2024, 16:40
Forum: British Army
Topic: Jackal and Coyote MWMIK (Army)
Replies: 193
Views: 61384
United Kingdom

Re: Jackal and Coyote MWMIK (Army)

Tempest414 wrote: 29 Feb 2024, 14:50
tomuk wrote: 29 Feb 2024, 14:21
Tempest414 wrote: 29 Feb 2024, 10:38 RECCE vehicle used by small fast moving units using cover to spot the enemy without being seen
Sounds like a drone to me.
A fast moving cavalry Platoon mounted on jackal sounds like a drone to you ?
Spotting the enemy without being seen.
by tomuk
29 Feb 2024, 16:39
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 5439
Views: 1458199
United Kingdom

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

The welding\distortion in the steelwork to end of the hangar below the 30mm sponson looks terrible.
by tomuk
29 Feb 2024, 14:26
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: New Medium Helicopter [NMH] - (RAF & AAC)
Replies: 434
Views: 47426
United Kingdom

Re: New Medium Helicopter [NMH] - (RAF & AAC)

Actual long term benefit to British Industry is considerable in the case of the Leonardo offering - which has also been selected by Poland and the US, so it's not exactly an orphan like Ajax. Shutting down a major Uk industry just as we're verging on a hot war with Russia? Not terribly smart. We're...
by tomuk
29 Feb 2024, 14:21
Forum: British Army
Topic: Jackal and Coyote MWMIK (Army)
Replies: 193
Views: 61384
United Kingdom

Re: Jackal and Coyote MWMIK (Army)

Tempest414 wrote: 29 Feb 2024, 10:38 RECCE vehicle used by small fast moving units using cover to spot the enemy without being seen
Sounds like a drone to me.
by tomuk
29 Feb 2024, 14:19
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]
Replies: 8459
Views: 2136836
United Kingdom

Re: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]

…. could be plausible …. It’s more than plausible but I think Babcock have already cleared that up. IMO RN are getting a class of Frigates that are already compromised. Something that was clear from day one with the A140 design. It’s also my opinion that RN do not have the headcount or funding to o...
by tomuk
29 Feb 2024, 08:38
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 15375
Views: 4396581
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Repulse wrote: 29 Feb 2024, 06:57 Classic scaremongering ahead of a money fight IMO.

Edit: If we are able to play the selling game I’ve got five new ones that can go
I'd rather go for five smaller ships with a bit of mileage on them.
by tomuk
29 Feb 2024, 08:36
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]
Replies: 8459
Views: 2136836
United Kingdom

Re: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]

Given the low number of escorts available it’s extremely difficult to see how this could be justified. On the other hand if a meaningful increase in funding actually transpired….. https://twitter.com/NavyLookout/status/1762753401803215182 Seems a great deal more valuable a contribution than floatin...
by tomuk
29 Feb 2024, 03:20
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 15375
Views: 4396581
United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

I know its the Daily Mail but... https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-13138221/Britains-cash-strapped-Navy-forced-sell-aircraft-carrier-HMS-Prince-Wales.html Last night, Mr Wallace said: 'For the last 20 years the UK's Armed Forces have not been able to deliver to Nato what they have claimed. Me...
by tomuk
28 Feb 2024, 23:58
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: German Armed Forces
Replies: 591
Views: 41702
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Re: German Armed Forces

We shot at a US drone by mistake but not to worry we didn't do any damage because the two missiles we fired were duds. :crazy:
by tomuk
28 Feb 2024, 23:43
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: Italian Armed Forces
Replies: 938
Views: 60382
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Re: Italian Armed Forces

Why is there any need for a comment about T26 this thread is about Italian Armed Forces? But this is just another example of your troll like posts. I think you must be permanently wearing blinkers as you must be the only poster on this UK forum who is happy with the slow T26 build rate. No I'm not ...
by tomuk
28 Feb 2024, 23:19
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]
Replies: 8459
Views: 2136836
United Kingdom

Re: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]

RN aren't buying ASROC. Thee is nothing to say they're buying CAMM MR or ER. There is also no requirement out there stating that T31 needs to load 32x of a mixture of variant of FCASW. Priorities change. The cells should be fitted now to allow for changing priorities. Look at the difficulty in addi...
by tomuk
28 Feb 2024, 23:12
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]
Replies: 8459
Views: 2136836
United Kingdom

Re: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]

Where are you getting these numbers from? What numbers are you not clear about? I understand the numbers but where are you getting them from where is the RN\MOD release\order\policy document requiring those numbers. Why would T32 have half as many cells and cost so much? There is absolutely no way ...
by tomuk
28 Feb 2024, 23:08
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]
Replies: 8459
Views: 2136836
United Kingdom

Re: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]

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. Polish Swordfish gets Kingklip Mk2 HMS and Captas 2 t...
by tomuk
28 Feb 2024, 08:13
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 19146
Views: 7047321
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Are you really suggesting the RN should build extra billion dollar tier 1 escorts to do mine hunting? Am I suggesting the RN build more tier 1 warships that are capable of operating large off board systems? Yes, absolutely. I have been saying the same thing for over a decade since ThinkDefence pose...
by tomuk
28 Feb 2024, 06:39
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]
Replies: 8459
Views: 2136836
United Kingdom

Re: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]

Babcock also states that in order to put those 16 cells in the B position, they had to add a hull plug… I believe 2.3m or 3m, I’m not sure. As is, T31 cannot take 16 Mk41 cells in the B position. It can however take 24 CAMM mushrooms, Babcock had a model with it when it first introduced T31. Strike...
by tomuk
28 Feb 2024, 06:36
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]
Replies: 8459
Views: 2136836
United Kingdom

Re: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]

No it isn't because the fitment of Mk41 isn't primarily for CAMM its to allow for FCASW. And B position isn't the obvious solution as you need to put the 40mm somewhere. Babcock clearly don’t agree as they put 16x Mk41 in the B position on the MNP concept. Which you get if you get close to if quad ...
by tomuk
28 Feb 2024, 02:54
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: River Class (OPV) (RN)
Replies: 5407
Views: 1415744
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Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)

Where are the Rivers when you've got an EEZ to protect?
by tomuk
28 Feb 2024, 02:48
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]
Replies: 8459
Views: 2136836
United Kingdom

Re: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]

Ok CAMM in ExLS in Mk41 strike length is a ridiculous extravagance but CAMM in ExLS in Mk41 tactical length is the opposite? Yes. Why fit 32x Strike cells with no additional cells primarily to house CAMM when the B position is the obvious solution. Its illogical. No it isn't because the fitment of ...
by tomuk
28 Feb 2024, 01:44
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 19146
Views: 7047321
United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

] … Hence why I think an A140 MNP style T32 self escorting UxV mothership meets your high end argument for MCM and able to be re-rolled to littoral multistatic ASW, RM raiding..... … What in your view would a T32 have that a T26 does not? Rather what wouldn't it have. Not a 5", not a MT30, fan...
by tomuk
27 Feb 2024, 22:14
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General UK Defence Discussion
Replies: 1777
Views: 181451
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Re: General UK Defence Discussion

topman wrote: 27 Feb 2024, 18:55
Who put double glazing in that house without retrofitting lintels?
by tomuk
27 Feb 2024, 21:55
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]
Replies: 8459
Views: 2136836
United Kingdom

Re: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]

Discussion on the missile fit out is there. George knows something which we do not…. Hopefully. Multiple sources are now suggesting that 32x Strike cells will be fitted. Time will tell. If 32x Strike cells are genuinely to be fitted it’s time that 16x Tactical cells also go into B position. Fitting...
by tomuk
27 Feb 2024, 21:44
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]
Replies: 8459
Views: 2136836
United Kingdom

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 tomuk
27 Feb 2024, 21:35
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]
Replies: 8459
Views: 2136836
United Kingdom

Re: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]

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. Polish Swordfish gets Kingklip Mk2 HMS and Captas 2 t...