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by Tempest414
06 Dec 2022, 13:08
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15863
Views: 3480622
France

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

If we want to get the best out of our money as said we need to get out of this knee jerk reaction of buying ships to fill gaps weather it is in build programs = River B2 or over spend = Type 31 or ships that can move off board kit = second hand MROSS We need ships that can challenge the likes of Chi...
by Tempest414
05 Dec 2022, 15:44
Forum: Conflicts
Topic: The war in Ukraine
Replies: 812
Views: 27819
France

Re: The war in Ukraine

Problem is we need Vehicles , Planes and ships to get weapons to the battle space
by Tempest414
05 Dec 2022, 15:11
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15863
Views: 3480622
France

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

So for me thinking on it over night the key is the need for a new MHPC class this will have two benefits 1 ) they will allow type 32 & 83 to be pushed back around 4 to 5 years allowing us to get them right 2 ) they will be better suited to the global deployment of all types of unmanned UAV's , ...
by Tempest414
05 Dec 2022, 09:51
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15863
Views: 3480622
France

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

So for me thinking on it over night the key is the need for a new MHPC class this will have two benefits 1 ) they will allow type 32 & 83 to be pushed back around 4 to 5 years allowing us to get them right 2 ) they will be better suited to the global deployment of all types of unmanned UAV's , U...
by Tempest414
05 Dec 2022, 09:24
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15863
Views: 3480622
France

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

For me the fleet balance needs to be 14 X C-1 escorts 6 X C-2 escorts 12 X C-3 105 meter MHPC's 6 X 200 x 35 flat top MRSS I am not so interested in BOST's as much I am more interested in where we might have to intervene or challenge the likes of Russia and China places like the Indian Ocean , both ...
by Tempest414
04 Dec 2022, 18:37
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15863
Views: 3480622
France

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

My view is we would end up with 6 Type 83 8 x type 26 6 x type 32 10 x New 105 x 17 meter MHPC the French will end up with 2 x Horizon 8 x FREMM 5 x FDI 12 x Europe corvette or the like to replace there Floreal & D'Estienne d'Orves classes We can also look at Italy which will have 2 x Horizon 1...
by Tempest414
04 Dec 2022, 17:36
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15863
Views: 3480622
France

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

My view is we would end up with 6 Type 83 8 x type 26 6 x type 32 10 x New 105 x 17 meter MHPC the French will end up with 2 x Horizon 8 x FREMM 5 x FDI 12 x Europe corvette or the like to replace there Floreal & D'Estienne d'Orves classes We can also look at Italy which will have 2 x Horizon 1...
by Tempest414
04 Dec 2022, 17:06
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15863
Views: 3480622
France

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

My view is we would end up with

6 Type 83
8 x type 26
6 x type 32
10 x New 105 x 17 meter MHPC

the French will end up with

2 x Horizon
8 x FREMM
5 x FDI
12 x Europe corvette or the like to replace there Floreal & D'Estienne d'Orves classes
by Tempest414
04 Dec 2022, 16:27
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15863
Views: 3480622
France

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

All these usv, uavs and unmanned submarines are going to cost money, as will the weapons systems that go into the ships. Ship numbers will reduce from where they are today to afford them. every single one of these posts are increasing numbers of ships being built and every single report on the futu...
by Tempest414
04 Dec 2022, 16:12
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15863
Views: 3480622
France

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

I do agree for the most part type 31 and the RB2's were a knee jerk reaction however we now have a number of roads too chose from 1 ) build more type 31 and RB2's for the for the C2 & C3 fleets 2 ) design type 32 to be a 140 meter multi role frigate with 1 x 57mm , 2 x 40mm , 24 VLS , 8 to 16 N...
by Tempest414
04 Dec 2022, 13:26
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15863
Views: 3480622
France

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

…..T32 gone Too fast IMO to be assured of the permanent deletion of the T32 programme. What would RN rather have going forward? The T31 or the T32? If the T32 ultimately becomes a large, flexible, simple to build, multipurpose hull able to deploy a wide array of unmanned systems for a price similar...
by Tempest414
03 Dec 2022, 16:49
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15863
Views: 3480622
France

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

What I would like to see as far as tier's is Type 26 = C1 with 127mm , 2 x 40mm , 2 x Phalanx , 48 CAMM , 24 Mk-41 VLS Type 31 = C2 with 57mm , 2 x 40mm , 24 CAMM , 16 Mk-41 VLS RB2's = C3 with 40mm , 2 x 12.7 mm , 10 Hero 120 now I could go with a 95m class of the Belgium / Dutch MCM allowing for b...
by Tempest414
03 Dec 2022, 12:25
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15863
Views: 3480622
France

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Her is another way add 16 more A50 cells to Type 45 to give it 64 and have a carrier group of 1 Carrier , 1 T-45 for BMD 3 x T- 26
by Tempest414
03 Dec 2022, 10:46
Forum: British Army
Topic: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 2022
Views: 624952
France

Re: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)

Question for people who know what they are talking about. Given the vulnerability displayed by MBTs to ambush from ATGMs, Drones and IEDs, along with the fact they need supporting infantry for protection. Does it make sense that any future MBT will need to be optionally manned when it comes to urba...
by Tempest414
03 Dec 2022, 10:02
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15863
Views: 3480622
France

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Or develop a new AAW radar and upper works to fit on type 26 hull form remove the mission bay and add VLS's to give 80 and set a price of 900 million and move straight from type 26 No-8 to type 47 No-1 Basically iterating the design then, Samson radar atop a new mast, a 57mm gun up front instead of...
by Tempest414
02 Dec 2022, 17:28
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future ASW
Replies: 452
Views: 160518
France

Re: Future ASW

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/154-million-contract-for-first-cutting-edge-navy-crewless-submarine At 12 by 2.2 meters and 17 tons two of these could carried by and deployed by a River B2 How would it get such a heavy object on and off the ships safely? By use of its crane from its waste points...
by Tempest414
02 Dec 2022, 12:24
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future ASW
Replies: 452
Views: 160518
France

Re: Future ASW

At 12 by 2.2 meters and 17 tons two of these could carried by and deployed by a River B2
by Tempest414
02 Dec 2022, 11:36
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15863
Views: 3480622
France

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Or develop a new AAW radar and upper works to fit on type 26 hull form remove the mission bay and add VLS's to give 80 and set a price of 900 million and move straight from type 26 No-8 to type 47 No-1
by Tempest414
02 Dec 2022, 10:05
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15863
Views: 3480622
France

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

There are some things to be said over type 31's crew level when we look at the IH class which is a very good AAW frigate in a video some time back a ships commander said the ship could be operated by 100 crew however they found after going through FOST that they needed 118 in terms of fighting the s...
by Tempest414
01 Dec 2022, 18:43
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15863
Views: 3480622
France

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

There is zero chance they will add TLAMs to the T31s Quite. A relatively cheap, dual-use missile like NSM is far more in keeping with the "cheap and cheerful" ideal of a patrol/ presence frigate. Look I know type 31 will not see tomahawk but to be clear tomahawk Block V is around the same...
by Tempest414
01 Dec 2022, 15:36
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15863
Views: 3480622
France

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

If "design and initial costs" equates to 2 unit cost, then 8.1Bn divided by 2 + 8 gives you £810M. That's it for me... Donald-san Pre maingate (ie pre2015) : 140 m Demonstration Phase (ie design) : 850 m Build batch 1 : 3.9 billion Build Batch 2 : 4.2 billion Program cost to date = 9090 =...
by Tempest414
01 Dec 2022, 14:24
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15863
Views: 3480622
France

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

So can we now agree that type 26 program cost to date is 9 billion and on that bases we can remove 2 billion for design and initial costs leaving 7 billion meaning type 26 build cost is about 875 million per ship but it could go up if the 5 sets of GFE including 5 x Artisan Radar , 5 x Hull and towe...
by Tempest414
01 Dec 2022, 14:03
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15863
Views: 3480622
France

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Are the Batch 2 T-26 ships still getting the hand me down artisan radars , TAS sonar kits plus CAMM front end boxes from the T-23's and if so is this part of the 4.2 billion or to be added
by Tempest414
01 Dec 2022, 12:02
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: River Class (OPV) (RN)
Replies: 4522
Views: 1146955
France

Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)

Nice model of a River Batch 2 with 3D radar, 40mm Bofors up front and twin 30mm DS30s fitted amidships. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Fi0TCdIXEAElgcO?format=jpg&name=large https://twitter.com/DefenceHQ/status/1597954378010329091?t=JE7BXALgUkj0jvH-OoX26A&s=19 Now if you could stretch that hull...
by Tempest414
01 Dec 2022, 11:39
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2564
Views: 625296
France

Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

With funding for 1000 Boxers we now need funding for 1000 Bushmaster to allow for 10 light mechanised Infantry battalions to allow fast deployment of light forces