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by Repulse
08 Aug 2022, 12:22
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 3698
Views: 914574
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Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

I see the LRG name as a flexible label for a scaleable force - ranging from a single LPD/LSD/ASS to a task group which includes a CBG. This I believe is in line with what the RN has presented to date. The concept needs to be flexible in nature as it will be tailored to the operation in hand and may ...
by Repulse
07 Aug 2022, 12:38
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 3698
Views: 914574
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Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

I’d say with exception of the SSS, all these are far enough in the future to safely assume they will either be cancelled or evolved from current expectations.

I just hope with Boris gone the same focus will be given to the value of U.K. shipbuilding.
by Repulse
07 Aug 2022, 08:21
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 3698
Views: 914574
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Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

The size of any JSBL ships would be comparable to the FSS. But I agree, future LPDs should be significantly smaller and more numerous.
by Repulse
06 Aug 2022, 13:41
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future Solid Support Ship
Replies: 1728
Views: 487757
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Re: Future Solid Support Ship

I think if we looking at allocating resource and being realistic there isn’t anywhere were flying to a friendly airport or port won’t be an option going fwd if we are to intervene somewhere. Friendly or secured port I agree with you, relying on friendly or secured airports I have doubts that even i...
by Repulse
06 Aug 2022, 10:35
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future Solid Support Ship
Replies: 1728
Views: 487757
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Re: Future Solid Support Ship

It depends what you mean by troop transport role. Every study ever done shows keeping troops embarked on a ship reduces there fighting capability quite quickly. The way you get troops anywhere is to fly them in the a330s you transport there equipment by sea and marry up the to at a port. True, but ...
by Repulse
06 Aug 2022, 08:14
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future Solid Support Ship
Replies: 1728
Views: 487757
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Re: Future Solid Support Ship

R686 wrote: 06 Aug 2022, 04:12 I was actually thinking of a replacement of the Point-class sealift ship with combined troop sealift capability
Not only the Point class, but IMO part of the troop transport role covered by the Bay Class.
by Repulse
04 Aug 2022, 21:29
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future Solid Support Ship
Replies: 1728
Views: 487757
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Re: Future Solid Support Ship

No MK41 VLS?
by Repulse
01 Aug 2022, 20:47
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Archer Class Patrol & Training Vessel (PBR) (RN)
Replies: 94
Views: 48341
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Re: Archer Class Patrol & Training Vessel (PBR) (RN)

As for (near future) replacement for Archer class boats, I agree 18m (or possibly 15m) SEA-class boats will be a candidate. I personally think, high-end fast boat is NOT an option. US Mk-VI boats, fast, heavily armed, agile boats, are deemed to be disbanded soon because of its high operational cost...
by Repulse
30 Jul 2022, 14:27
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]
Replies: 7605
Views: 1908779
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Re: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]

The problem is that we are still discussing what’s the role of the T31. If it’s a cheap GP “global cruiser”, which I think was its intention, then carrying boats, modules and containers should be a priority, not VLS and the like.
by Repulse
30 Jul 2022, 11:05
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: NavyX - the Royal Navy’s new Autonomy and Lethality Accelerator
Replies: 131
Views: 47833
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Re: NavyX - the Royal Navy’s new Autonomy and Lethality Accelerator

Nice looking ship, and a size that I think the RN is missing. Ignoring the need for “Small Ships” has always been a weak spot for the navy, and even a small class of Inshore Multirole Patrol Motherships would give value and options that aren’t there currently. Perhaps a fleet of 6 plus 2 B2 Rivers c...
by Repulse
30 Jul 2022, 10:44
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: Australian Defence Force
Replies: 1819
Views: 57451
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Re: Australian Defence Force

I’d imagine the cost of keeping these active would be prohibitive. However, not sure if there is value in keeping one alongside for static training?
by Repulse
30 Jul 2022, 10:41
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]
Replies: 7605
Views: 1908779
United Kingdom

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

How the T31 was allowed to proceed without a “cross deck boat bay” I will never understand
by Repulse
30 Jul 2022, 08:11
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15249
Views: 3431997
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Given two T23s have or are being decommissioned and numerous MCMs have also gone, a short term solution surely has to be to move the 30mms.
by Repulse
25 Jul 2022, 06:38
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15249
Views: 3431997
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

When you say "9 ASW / AAW T26s" do you mean on the same sized hull but simply adding more VLS launchers and better AAW sensors and radar, well then fair enough. And at least the latter (and maybe the former) could be added to the initial 3 batch 1 T26 when they have their first major refi...
by Repulse
24 Jul 2022, 18:58
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15249
Views: 3431997
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

I would be concerned about extending the T26 if you mean building these batch 2's as longer and thus heavier. Did we need such large ASW Frigates? Now if you meant extending the NUMBER of T26, then I apologise for my assumption above. If we are talking about increased number of hulls, then my conce...
by Repulse
24 Jul 2022, 11:06
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15249
Views: 3431997
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

The power topic is an interesting one - I’m wondering if nuclear is going to come into the discussion.
by Repulse
24 Jul 2022, 10:57
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 3698
Views: 914574
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Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

There are many LCVP designs, many of them are even smaller than MCM USVs. For example, on LCVP is carried on HMS Protector. So, adding HADR tasks to them will be very simple. Agree - and I used the word “significant” on purpose. The B2 Rivers have already performed HADR and amphibious (transport li...
by Repulse
24 Jul 2022, 07:35
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15249
Views: 3431997
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

But, UK will lose ship design technology? T26 is the last escort designed in UK. Without T83, the whole design team will disappear. I don’t agree - there are numerous opportunities for innovative design. I’d be getting the boffins looking at an innovative MHPC+ASW Mothership which could be built in...
by Repulse
23 Jul 2022, 22:06
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15249
Views: 3431997
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Jdam wrote: 23 Jul 2022, 21:24 I think we are kidding ourselves if we think we are going to get any more than 6 Type 83 Destroyers.
You are probably right, and if it does turn out to be the case, better to build a second batch of T26s with enhanced AAW capabilities, than waste money on a small number in a new class.
by Repulse
23 Jul 2022, 20:22
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15249
Views: 3431997
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

The best thing the RN can do is trying to establish a drumbeat of classes with double digit vessels and stop wasting money building in small batches. Indeed, If the Rn can get 13-15 T83 it would be the best outcome, but i am just afraid the tragedy of T45 will happen once again. The first thing the...
by Repulse
23 Jul 2022, 19:08
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15249
Views: 3431997
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

The best thing the RN can do is trying to establish a drumbeat of classes with double digit vessels and stop wasting money building in small batches.
by Repulse
23 Jul 2022, 10:39
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15249
Views: 3431997
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

SW1 wrote: 23 Jul 2022, 10:11 Rimpac 22 is currently on what of the above list from the U.K. is taking part?
Zilch, though I’m surprised HMS Tamar hasn’t gone.
by Repulse
23 Jul 2022, 07:16
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 3698
Views: 914574
United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

- In landing operations, the MCSVs can also work as a ship-to-shore connector mother ship with 4 LCVP (or 2 LCVP and 2 CB90-like). - In HADR operation, MCSV can perfectly work well, with up to 4 LCVPs and a helicopter. - If "patrol" is needed, CB-90s and Patrol-USVs will be carried. If mo...
by Repulse
21 Jul 2022, 15:28
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 3698
Views: 914574
United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

Oh, well, what is there to add? Just that HMS Ocean received the above, called-for kit... so some of it must be somewhere; in a 'shed' to be plugged and screwed 'in'. It’s a good point especially as I’m sure we are doing similar sized SF + Company sized operations today as those that must be expect...