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by Tempest414
28 May 2022, 13:36
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15089
Views: 3408052
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Well for me build 6 T-31's followed by 6 Type 32 T-31 = 1 x 57mm , 2 x 40mm , 24 CAMM and 16 Mk-41 VLS T-32 = 1 x 127mm , 2 x 40mm , 32 Mk-41 VLS And as said have a Atlantic fleet and a EoS fleet with the Escorts & OPV's spilt like so Atlantic = 6 x T-45 , 8 x T- 26 , 2 x T-31 , 3 x T-32 & 5...
by Tempest414
27 May 2022, 18:40
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15089
Views: 3408052
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Type 26 has had 48 CAMM set out for at leased 4 years and this has been fixed from the start of the build 24 CAMM has been pushed around for Type 31 for sometime also as CGI of T-31 fitted with both 12 and 24 have been seen it is also been said by Babcock that the RN has not picked the number of CAM...
by Tempest414
27 May 2022, 11:08
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 14031
Views: 4048903
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Anthony58 wrote: 26 May 2022, 22:12 Rear Admiral Moorhouse at the Navy Leaders conference speech in Farnborough, today, answered my question that F-35B will be deployed on QE this year, on further trials on the USA Eastern seaboard.
Is that QE or POW as we know POW is going to the US around Sep this year
by Tempest414
27 May 2022, 10:53
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15089
Views: 3408052
France

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

A beakdown of what is publicly known on the upcoming RN Frigates in today's UK defence journal based apparently on MOD responses to written questions or press releases from industry: https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/a-guide-to-britains-new-frigate-types/ A couple of snippets in the article I found p...
by Tempest414
26 May 2022, 16:03
Forum: British Army
Topic: 105mm L118 Light gun
Replies: 162
Views: 58887
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Re: 105mm L118 Light gun

Well we are back to keeping the Light gun in small numbers outside of this they will need to use a mix of 81mm mortars , switch blade and trailer packed brimstone
by Tempest414
26 May 2022, 11:37
Forum: British Army
Topic: 105mm L118 Light gun
Replies: 162
Views: 58887
France

Re: 105mm L118 Light gun

Can a Chinook carry such a vehicle under slung? Why dose it need to be Air lifted by a Chinook What I see is this SP 105mm working with the Light mech / Motorized BCT's / BBG's as said a BBG with 1 x Cavalry Company = Jackal & Coyote 1 x Infantry Battalion = Foxhound & Bushmaster 1 x Artill...
by Tempest414
26 May 2022, 10:16
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 3582
Views: 905840
France

Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

During the 2021 Ex a Puma UAV picked up a target sent the info back to a command room which sent it to a Madfox which fired a missile that destroyed the target which was a high speed USV
by Tempest414
26 May 2022, 09:51
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 3582
Views: 905840
France

Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

What is stopping us fitting something like this to the already proven unmanned Pacific 950 which already has a RWS with 12.7mm or 40mm GMG This boat is 9.5 x 3 meter has a 45 knot top speed 300 nm range and a 3 ton payload we also have the 11 x 3.5 meter MCM boats top speed 40 knots payload 4 tons a...
by Tempest414
26 May 2022, 09:05
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: Argentina
Replies: 242
Views: 8371
France

Re: Argentina

If there was ever a place the UK established a shore based AShM capability it should be the Falklands! Of course we would also need the detection capability to utilise such a system effective range as well. What is needed is a land based type 45 system with 100 VLS for 50 x Aster 30 , 64 x CAMM-ER ...
by Tempest414
25 May 2022, 11:26
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]
Replies: 7585
Views: 1897213
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Re: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]

or just to cover the first 3 hulls
by Tempest414
25 May 2022, 11:08
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 3582
Views: 905840
France

Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

It is not me asking the MRSS needing to look more like a generic RFA than an amphibious platform, that is what is mentioned in the current outline for the MRSS or Son of LSS if you like. Many of the capabilities you mention would be covered by the successor to the Point class, especially the moveme...
by Tempest414
24 May 2022, 10:53
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 3582
Views: 905840
France

Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

I am obviously in a minority here but why do we need large vessels with a Well Deck and the size of an LHD to carry a Company sized RM Littoral Support Unit and a SF detachment? What equipment is going to need a large landing craft to get to shore to support a Commando raid? The light weight 4x4 th...
by Tempest414
23 May 2022, 17:23
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 3582
Views: 905840
France

Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

It is my view if type 32 does go ahead that it should be a Absalon class ship capable of carrying 160 troops 2 Merlin's or 4 Wildcats plus up to 6 ORC. it should be armed with 1 x 127mm , 2 x 40mm , 24 CAMM + 24 Mk-41 this paired with a remodeled Osumi class with a 180 x 30 flight deck with a slimme...
by Tempest414
23 May 2022, 12:26
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: New Medium Helicopter [NMH] - (RAF & AAC)
Replies: 51
Views: 3792
France

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

I would go one step more and have them with folding rotors so they operate off carriers if needed Puma (previous) refurb considered the risks from the its top heaviness in hard landings... and concluded that as the ground does not move, the risk is not excessive (though the likelihood of falling to...
by Tempest414
23 May 2022, 11:57
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 3582
Views: 905840
France

Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

For MRSS, how about Osumi-class like ship? (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C5%8Csumi-class_tank_landing_ship) https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/39/LST-4001_%E3%81%8A%E3%81%8A%E3%81%99%E3%81%BF_%281%29.jpg/1599px-LST-4001_%E3%81%8A%E3%81%8A%E3%81%99%E3%81%BF_%281%29.jpg?20170528...
by Tempest414
22 May 2022, 16:33
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 3582
Views: 905840
France

Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

Having been away I have just been catching up but for me the only way forward if we are going have re-enforced Companies of RM here and there is to have 6 Absalon style ships capable of carrying 2 x Merlin , 6 x OCR and armed with 1 x 127mm , 2 x 40mm , 24 Mk-41 VLS , 24 CAMM These should backed up ...
by Tempest414
14 May 2022, 08:34
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 3582
Views: 905840
France

Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

For me I think we would be better off buying say 15 or so Caiman-90's to go with the 2 x LHDs , 2 x LSD's and 2 x MRSS
by Tempest414
13 May 2022, 09:38
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 3582
Views: 905840
France

Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

Look the best way forward for the RN and to cover all the boxes is to have a amphib fleet of 2 x LHDs 2 x LSD's 2 x Karl Doorman 6 x Absalon class This will allow the RN to use its Absalon ( Type 32's) to carry a Company of RM supported by ORC and 2 Merlin for raiding all the way up to a full RM Com...
by Tempest414
12 May 2022, 16:30
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General UK Defence Discussion
Replies: 981
Views: 34213
France

Re: General UK Defence Discussion

I still believe that Army should be organised at Brigade level as its usual level of organisation. Obviously from these a number of Battlegroups can and will be formed, their organisation being based on the operational need. We should not have permanently formed Battalion Battle Groups, Anyhow movi...
by Tempest414
11 May 2022, 17:50
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 3582
Views: 905840
France

Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

I cannot see the planned MRSS turning out to be mini flat tops operating squadrons of UAS. Impossible to predict either way at present but it’s clear current concepts for the MRSS such as Ellida have little capacity for embarking medium to large drones or even helicopters. MRSS still looks like it ...
by Tempest414
11 May 2022, 11:50
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The future form of the Army
Replies: 362
Views: 24635
France

Re: The future form of the Army

given that the Points have moved 4 battle groups in as many months it is with in the norm if you want to split the the risk you deploy a whole BBG on 2 Points plus escorts
by Tempest414
11 May 2022, 10:43
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The future form of the Army
Replies: 362
Views: 24635
France

Re: The future form of the Army

Not sure how two Light Cavalry Regiments and up to six Battalions of "Light Role" Infantry are going to have an impact, especially as there won't be enough trucks to keep them moving or supplied and there support would be inadequate One of the reasons for the MRV(P) and the Light BCTs is ...
by Tempest414
11 May 2022, 10:05
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The future form of the Army
Replies: 362
Views: 24635
France

Re: The future form of the Army

Tempest414 Wrote: Maybe maybe not it is just ideas however I do think we really need to push on and get the 1st division into 6 if not 8 Battalion battle groups and if possible they should have no more than 220 vehicles this would have to cover the Cavalry , Infantry , Artillery and Logistics this ...
by Tempest414
11 May 2022, 09:23
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General UK Defence Discussion
Replies: 981
Views: 34213
France

Re: General UK Defence Discussion

BBGs are not the way forward in my opinion. That is how the Russian Army is organised and they have proven to be far from ideal in the War in Ukraine. BBG's is also how the Ukrainians are fighting and they have proven very effective the Russians poor showing is down to poor leadership , poor Logist...
by Tempest414
10 May 2022, 18:02
Forum: British Army
Topic: Multi Role Vehicle – Protected - MRV(P)
Replies: 697
Views: 200125
France

Re: Multi Role Vehicle – Protected - MRV(P)

For me right now I would go for 1000 Bushmasters in APC (fitted with RWS with 12.7 mm , 30mm venom , 40mm GMG ) C&C SP Mortar Air defence Over watch ( with Brimstone ) Engineer Logistics This with the Foxhound's and Jackals we would be in a really good place As a side we should be looking to des...