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by Tempest414
16 May 2024, 08:14
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Overseas Patrol - General Discussion
Replies: 117
Views: 19230
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Re: Current & Future Overseas Patrol - General Discussion

The next question is should anyone open this oil field up at all Here is how it would look for a government: Open it for the Argentinians? Corrupt sovereignty and be neglecting British industry. Open it for British industry? Raise tensions, counteract net zero, destroy some of the most protected ar...
by Tempest414
15 May 2024, 18:31
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Overseas Patrol - General Discussion
Replies: 117
Views: 19230
France

Re: Current & Future Overseas Patrol - General Discussion

The next question is should anyone open this oil field up at all Here is how it would look for a government: Open it for the Argentinians? Corrupt sovereignty and be neglecting British industry. Open it for British industry? Raise tensions, counteract net zero, destroy some of the most protected ar...
by Tempest414
15 May 2024, 10:55
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Multi-Role Support Ships (MRSS)
Replies: 183
Views: 18805
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Re: Multi-Role Support Ships (MRSS)

Well my view is the same build 4 200 by 36 meter flattop LPD and then move on to build 6 improved Point class which can act as a Aux Sea Base if needed
by Tempest414
15 May 2024, 08:23
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Overseas Patrol - General Discussion
Replies: 117
Views: 19230
France

Re: Current & Future Overseas Patrol - General Discussion

The next question is should anyone open this oil field up at all Here is how it would look for a government: Open it for the Argentinians? Corrupt sovereignty and be neglecting British industry. Open it for British industry? Raise tensions, counteract net zero, destroy some of the most protected ar...
by Tempest414
15 May 2024, 08:21
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Overseas Patrol - General Discussion
Replies: 117
Views: 19230
France

Re: Current & Future Overseas Patrol - General Discussion

The next question is should anyone open this oil field up at all Here is how it would look for a government: Open it for the Argentinians? Corrupt sovereignty and be neglecting British industry. Open it for British industry? Raise tensions, counteract net zero, destroy some of the most protected ar...
by Tempest414
14 May 2024, 15:05
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 6306
Views: 1896752
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Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

SD67 wrote: 14 May 2024, 14:45 Silly question - how big is an MRSS? From the published art they look pretty small. What's their carrying capacity vis a vis a Bay class? From the initial artists impression they have a hangar and a well deck - any hints as to capacity?
well the BMT offering at the start was 200 by 30 meters
by Tempest414
14 May 2024, 09:59
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Overseas Patrol - General Discussion
Replies: 117
Views: 19230
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Re: Current & Future Overseas Patrol - General Discussion

The next question is should anyone open this oil field up at all
by Tempest414
14 May 2024, 09:54
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 6306
Views: 1896752
France

Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

A Dutch navy spokesman said “The budget is different and the concept is different. That’s why we have diverged from the British and have come to the conclusion that we cannot build identical ships”. Some coordination on sub systems, landing craft and aviation compatibility are hoped for. Moving on:...
by Tempest414
14 May 2024, 09:43
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 6306
Views: 1896752
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Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

shark bait wrote: 14 May 2024, 09:00
jedibeeftrix wrote: 14 May 2024, 08:26 schapps made an announcement on progressing mrss - reported on all the usual uk naval sites.
Please just do whatever the Dutch do. They'll build more capable and less expensive ships than the MOD could manage.
We know that is not going to happen now
by Tempest414
13 May 2024, 10:51
Forum: British Army
Topic: UK Mobile Fires Platform
Replies: 112
Views: 15076
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Re: UK Mobile Fires Platform

I suspect at least 80 will be ordered. For just two regiments? My guess would be much lower. I am I right in thinking that each regt has 36 guns Nope, regiment has 24, so total of 48 needed for two regiments. Even with some for training and maybe some spare it is hard to see how UK could order as m...
by Tempest414
13 May 2024, 10:18
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Overseas Patrol - General Discussion
Replies: 117
Views: 19230
France

Re: Current & Future Overseas Patrol - General Discussion

Add MCMV and Survey/MROSS? No. Why? Simply because they are different taskings. Disagree because the point I’m making is twofold. First it’s more than just patrol in the traditional sense, it’s about low level territorial security, surveillance, HADR in UK/BOT waters and supporting our allies to do...
by Tempest414
13 May 2024, 09:29
Forum: British Army
Topic: UK Mobile Fires Platform
Replies: 112
Views: 15076
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Re: UK Mobile Fires Platform

sol wrote: 11 May 2024, 21:03
Timmymagic wrote: 11 May 2024, 17:26 I suspect at least 80 will be ordered.
For just two regiments? My guess would be much lower.
I am I right in thinking that each regt has 36 guns
by Tempest414
12 May 2024, 10:52
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 19439
Views: 9797437
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Maybe we should join the Danish navy in this https://www.navalnews.com/event-news/dsei-2023/2023/09/denmarks-osk-design-unveils-new-arctic-frigate/#:~:text=OSK%20Design%20introduced%20its%20latest%20design%2C%20the%20Arctic,the%20North%20Atlantic%2C%20High%20North%2C%20and%20Greenland%20regions. Wit...
by Tempest414
11 May 2024, 09:58
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future Royal Fleet Auxiliary
Replies: 215
Views: 353930
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Re: Future Royal Fleet Auxiliary

Repulse wrote: 11 May 2024, 07:59 It’s like a slow motion car crash

https://www.navylookout.com/diminishing ... bal-reach/
This is a shit show WTF are the MOD and Ministers playing at

The new motto for HMG and MOD should be Endeavour to be half assed
by Tempest414
10 May 2024, 08:22
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: Russian Armed Forces
Replies: 1028
Views: 70942
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Re: Russian Armed Forces

Caribbean wrote: 09 May 2024, 22:46 And a massive denial of their true role in WW2
What do you mean by this ?

My Grandfather on my mums side did 5 arctic convoys in 42-43 to help resupply them
by Tempest414
09 May 2024, 08:34
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 6306
Views: 1896752
France

Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

sure the relevance, but because it doesn't warrant it? The Royal Marines outside of any on the t45\t23 for boardings aren't there. On the other hand the RAF have bombed the Houthis. As I said, Tomahawk or GMLRS seems a completely inappropriate weapon for a raiding force of Commandos. The RM aren't ...
by Tempest414
07 May 2024, 09:37
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 6306
Views: 1896752
France

Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

Also from what I see in Ukraine Russian Hypersonic missiles are a fire and hope affair
by Tempest414
06 May 2024, 12:10
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 6306
Views: 1896752
France

Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

TLAM will be 3 x cheaper not as good but due to cost more cells will be filled for sometime I fill we will need both start with TLAM and add FC/ASW as time goes on The Land Attack FC/ASW variant is due around 2028. The T26/T31 will not commission in numbers before that date. It’s highly likely that...
by Tempest414
05 May 2024, 20:10
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 6306
Views: 1896752
France

Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

I said some time ago that with the move to Raiding 29Cdo RA should get a Battery of M270A2's allowing deep fires from sea and shore this backed up by ship based NSM and 127mm gun system and for deeper strike TLAM The ability for type 26 and maybe type 31 to have TLAM is now clear . The ability for ...
by Tempest414
05 May 2024, 14:40
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 6306
Views: 1896752
France

Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

If the conflict was of a level needing shipborne TLAM or GMLRS the whole fleet would be there. Why is the whole fleet not in the Red Sea? Not sure the relevance, but because it doesn't warrant it? The Royal Marines outside of any on the t45\t23 for boardings aren't there. On the other hand the RAF ...
by Tempest414
05 May 2024, 07:17
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2837
Views: 759306
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Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

As I have said in the past we have funding for 1000 Boxers but I think we should stop at 800 and with the 800 million left buy 600 Patra 6x6 Isn't there a seperate FV432 replacement competition due in the near future, with it's own budget line? Is that going to end up wheeled or tracked? Yes but gi...
by Tempest414
04 May 2024, 18:46
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2837
Views: 759306
France

Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

A lot of people were saying the Boxer was extremely expensive, compounded by it failing to sell in some countries due to cost effectiveness concerns. So I did a little excel comparing similar vehicles. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/10Owa9wDkfCpv7cz_UK1EnLz7Qweb2sWLDmFd5SmvTwc/edit?usp=shar...
by Tempest414
04 May 2024, 07:25
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future Solid Support Ship
Replies: 2020
Views: 574857
France

Re: Future Solid Support Ship

Looks risky option. Why they selected it? Cheap History tells us that there is not such thing as "new, cheap and capable". - New = expensive, - Capable = expensive, - Cheap = either "not capable" or "already mass produced". So it will be very less capable, I'm afraid. ...
by Tempest414
03 May 2024, 07:27
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future Solid Support Ship
Replies: 2020
Views: 574857
France

Re: Future Solid Support Ship

They aren't 3d radars. 2d only so no CAMM. CAMM is alleged to work with both 2D and EO systems. Would be nice to see that proved Also forgot to mention that the AWS-30 marketing blurb claims that it has been "Selected for the UK Royal Fleet Auxiliary", alongside an image of RFA Argus - it...