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by Tempest414
06 Oct 2022, 10:03
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15400
Views: 3454523
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Just to throw a hat in the ring could it be a VL Meteor that could be interesting
by Tempest414
05 Oct 2022, 10:03
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15400
Views: 3454523
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

tomuk Thank-you for the photograph. It is not as bad as I had envisaged, but it is still far from ideal. Subject to Top Weight considerations, one solution might be a position for one phalanx behind (forward of) and slightly above the aft 40mm, with the other , but probably the best locations for t...
by Tempest414
04 Oct 2022, 14:37
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Royal Navy Gunnery Discussion
Replies: 231
Views: 96498
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Re: Royal Navy Gunnery Discussion

If we want to add a low cost missile to deal with UAV's and Loiter weapons why would we not use LMM or Starstreak we already use in service and proven on the battle field what is a standard round pattern 5 rounds? You could do. And it would clearly be very sensible to add the 4 round launcher to al...
by Tempest414
04 Oct 2022, 11:06
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15400
Views: 3454523
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Yes but which arcs are conflicting with which arcs

If look at the 2019 model it has this very configuration 40mm on top and a Phalanx each side
by Tempest414
04 Oct 2022, 10:23
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15400
Views: 3454523
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Scimitar54 wrote: 04 Oct 2022, 09:48 Not really a practical proposition, due to the interference with each other’s firing arcs.
with which firing arcs are talking about
by Tempest414
04 Oct 2022, 09:06
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15400
Views: 3454523
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

With type 31 I would keep the 2 x 40mm and if you wanted Phalanx or SeaRam add one each side of the rear 40mm I would like to see them fitted with NSM plus I would like to see them able to deploy a containerised TAS from the space under the flight deck
by Tempest414
04 Oct 2022, 08:47
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Royal Navy Gunnery Discussion
Replies: 231
Views: 96498
France

Re: Royal Navy Gunnery Discussion

The other to deal with UAV's and loiter weapons is to fit all RFA's with triple 40mm Mk-4's Rheinmetall actually did an assessment and worked out that 1 Cheetah missile was cheaper than 1 standard engagement with AHEAD rounds...we all know missiles are expensive, but those exotic rounds are every b...
by Tempest414
03 Oct 2022, 18:16
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Royal Navy Gunnery Discussion
Replies: 231
Views: 96498
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Re: Royal Navy Gunnery Discussion

The other to deal with UAV's and loiter weapons is to fit all RFA's with triple 40mm Mk-4's
by Tempest414
03 Oct 2022, 14:50
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Royal Navy Gunnery Discussion
Replies: 231
Views: 96498
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Re: Royal Navy Gunnery Discussion

Only the Albion class have the 3D radar capable of operating CAMM and this would have to be patched into a standalone army CAMM pallet The Bay's , Tides , Waves , RB-2's would all need a 3D radar and CMS upgrade / install to use CAMM Did Fort Vic get a radar upgrade as I said before she is the odd o...
by Tempest414
03 Oct 2022, 13:27
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15400
Views: 3454523
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

If there is more money IF then for me add 3 x T-26 to the Batch 2 order only if BAE can build them for 850 million each , Add 3 more T-31 to make 8 ships , Build 4 x RB-3's Type 26 stay as they are Type 31 add containerised sonar , 8 x NSM , plus fit 24-32 CAMM RB-3 107 meters add a Hangar and fit w...
by Tempest414
03 Oct 2022, 09:06
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Royal Navy Gunnery Discussion
Replies: 231
Views: 96498
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Re: Royal Navy Gunnery Discussion

Albion could be the odd one out as they have a 3d radar and could maybe be given something like a army CAMM pallet
by Tempest414
02 Oct 2022, 16:37
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Royal Navy Gunnery Discussion
Replies: 231
Views: 96498
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Re: Royal Navy Gunnery Discussion

We are well aware of the cross over between CAMM & RAM however for me what I would like to see is 40mm replace Phalanx on Type 45 & 26 40mm replace 30mm on RB2's Phalanx units converted to SeaRam All RFA ships fitted with 30mm what SeaRam allows is the likes of the Fort Vic , Bay's , Tides ,...
by Tempest414
02 Oct 2022, 09:01
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15400
Views: 3454523
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

The way forward is to buy 6 containerised sonars which can be used by both the type 31 and RB2's and maybe the RB1's
by Tempest414
01 Oct 2022, 17:51
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2481
Views: 617934
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Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

I maybe wrong but as far as I know the 2.8 billion boxer contract is in two parts 2.3 billion for the 523 vehicles and 500 million for the support contract = 2.8 billion as for the 100 extra vehicles I said I just took the 2.3 billion div by the 523 to make 5 million per unit and then times by 100 t...
by Tempest414
01 Oct 2022, 11:23
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2481
Views: 617934
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Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

I agree Boxer is expensive, but it is the only platform on order that could be used to replace platforms like the Sultan and Bulldog is the roles they currently hold. FV430 has its own replacement program The current out of service date for Bulldog is 2030. The Bulldog capability will be replaced b...
by Tempest414
01 Oct 2022, 10:14
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2481
Views: 617934
France

Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

This not true as Ajax is on order and can replace both Bulldog and Sultan in there role yes Ajax might not make it in to service but right now it is on order plus the idea that because a vehicle is the only one currently on order make it the only or best option we have is a poor one Point two the on...
by Tempest414
30 Sep 2022, 17:16
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2481
Views: 617934
France

Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

Well Considering the Armoured Regiment currently use the Sultan as a Command platform at the appropriate levels, boxer as it is on order would be an obvious choice for that role and given the number of command variants on order this has probably already been decided. Sultan and Bulldog have massive...
by Tempest414
30 Sep 2022, 10:55
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Royal Navy Gunnery Discussion
Replies: 231
Views: 96498
France

Re: Royal Navy Gunnery Discussion

The gunnery based on the Type 31 was the best offer Babcock could male within the fixed price contract. Yes but it must of been signed off by the navy so at some level the RN wanted 40mm as well as 57mm which was a given AH140 could have had 1 x 57mm , 2 x Phalanx 1 on B point and 1 on top of the H...
by Tempest414
30 Sep 2022, 10:29
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15400
Views: 3454523
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Maybe there is a need to stand up a SNMG-3 in the Baltic
by Tempest414
29 Sep 2022, 10:52
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2481
Views: 617934
France

Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

OK let's work this 5 fleets (assume it excludes LandRovers) 70 t class - CR3 40 t class - Boxer 25 t class - something like Patria 6x6 12 t class - something like Eagle 6x6 / Bushmaster 7 t class - Something like Eagle 4x4 / Foxhound / Jackal thoughts? If we include Ajax have 11 vehicle type (not i...
by Tempest414
28 Sep 2022, 14:44
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2481
Views: 617934
France

Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

I agree there is some odd thinking here as said Patria 6x6 would make good ambulance even mortar carrier at one fifth the money
by Tempest414
28 Sep 2022, 12:29
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2481
Views: 617934
France

Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

As we renew our fleets and move on we do need to think what is the best mix of vehicle types and how many vehicle types we have. Right now we have 10 different main types not including Challenger or Ajax I think we could get this down to five with the main four being Boxer , Patria 6x6 , Bushmaster...
by Tempest414
28 Sep 2022, 11:26
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2481
Views: 617934
France

Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

As we renew our fleets and move on we do need to think what is the best mix of vehicle types and how many vehicle types we have. Right now we have 10 different main types not including Challenger or Ajax I think we could get this down to five with the main four being Boxer , Patria 6x6 , Bushmaster ...
by Tempest414
28 Sep 2022, 08:28
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2481
Views: 617934
France

Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

Well, we do or did have the MRV(P) programme, whose phase two 4x4 or 6x6 platform whould be ideal for replacing the AFVs in some of the supporting roles that cannot justify being replaced by Boxer. Saying that the CVT(T) and FV432 platforms in service with Armoured and Armoured Infantry units will ...
by Tempest414
27 Sep 2022, 18:00
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 2024
Views: 438227
France

Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

well if Ajax was to be canned then one way to get around who's fault and who foots the bill would be to give GDELS a contract for 900 6x6 Eagle V to be built in Wales. As the biggest problem to HMG is the Welsh jobs that would be lost the up side is that the Army could convert the 4th BCT from ligh...