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by SW1
26 Apr 2024, 22:08
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 6271
Views: 1895304
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Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

And this is my point LCX dose not move the dial they are to small to carry out the tasks you have listed I don’t agree with that but where I do agree is that the size of the replacements shouldn’t be dictated by the dimensions of the LCVP and LCU. Much depends on the Archer replacements and the fut...
by SW1
26 Apr 2024, 14:02
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 6102
Views: 1791644
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Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

New f35 extended range version

by SW1
26 Apr 2024, 10:48
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: USA Armed Forces
Replies: 2092
Views: 116725
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Re: USA Armed Forces

https://www.defensenews.com/unmanned/2024/04/24/here-are-the-two-companies-creating-drone-wingmen-for-the-us-air-force/ The U.S. Air Force on Wednesday announced it selected Anduril and General Atomics to keep designing, building and testing its first batch of drone wingmen known as collaborative co...
by SW1
26 Apr 2024, 10:19
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General UK Defence Discussion
Replies: 1950
Views: 263533
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Re: General UK Defence Discussion

by SW1
25 Apr 2024, 22:08
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future ASW
Replies: 566
Views: 187146
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Re: Future ASW

by SW1
24 Apr 2024, 23:10
Forum: British Army
Topic: Royal Artillery/Royal Horse Artillery future developments
Replies: 906
Views: 332587
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Re: Royal Artillery/Royal Horse Artillery future developments

I find odd we are putting our gun platform on wheels and our missile platform on tracks. You would think it should be either the other way round or all on wheels Yeah it makes zero sense except someone.got cheque book fever when M270A2 entered the chat. And just to complete the set. The air defence...
by SW1
24 Apr 2024, 21:43
Forum: British Army
Topic: Royal Artillery/Royal Horse Artillery future developments
Replies: 906
Views: 332587
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Re: Royal Artillery/Royal Horse Artillery future developments

I find odd we are putting our gun platform on wheels and our missile platform on tracks. You would think it should be either the other way round or all on wheels
by SW1
24 Apr 2024, 18:57
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 19436
Views: 9796440
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

I was thinking however about any Norway deal and how the RN could win so here is my thinking Norway commit to 5 ships meaning the build plan goes to 10 ships the RN agrees to giving up ships to Norway as long as they get 6 for the price of 5 from a build plan of 14 ships Norway would get ships 3,5,...
by SW1
23 Apr 2024, 21:06
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General UK Defence Discussion
Replies: 1950
Views: 263533
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Re: General UK Defence Discussion

Spend whatever the additional is, on people, infrastructure and munitions not equipment.
by SW1
23 Apr 2024, 19:19
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General UK Defence Discussion
Replies: 1950
Views: 263533
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Re: General UK Defence Discussion

So a 0.18% uplift of gdp going by those numbers?
by SW1
23 Apr 2024, 17:34
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ground Based Air Defence
Replies: 752
Views: 211244
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Re: Ground Based Air Defence

The Israeli harop used in armenia and Iranian shahed 136 that Russia are using in Ukraine all have that range and are launched 5 per shipping container I think.
by SW1
23 Apr 2024, 17:18
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)
Replies: 2850
Views: 796547
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Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)

If I were Typhoon Senior I'd be claiming paternity on the basis of that central intake alone! (Plus the tail and bubble canopy are not that dissimilar) Related question - is there any reason the Batch 1s aren't being gathered up and offered to Ukraine for a pound? A very good point and question... ...
by SW1
23 Apr 2024, 16:16
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)
Replies: 2850
Views: 796547
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Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)

Not entirely sure the cam wrap suits typhoon I quite like it. Enough Hawker DNA in the Typhoon to make me think of... well the Typhoon! https://www.fiddlersgreen.net/aircraft/Hawker-Typhoon/IMAGES/Hawker-Typhoon-Title.jpg Only bad taste is that ZJ913 isn't long for this world before heading to the ...
by SW1
22 Apr 2024, 23:00
Forum: Deployments
Topic: Falkland Islands (British Overseas Territory)
Replies: 252
Views: 34608
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Re: Falkland Islands (British Overseas Territory)

Exactly how i see it ! nowt to worry about military speaking, just keep the tiffy flight there to deter any possible harasment I would worry less if we had a couple more aircraft deployed there. If tensions were to ever rise then 4 fighters would be way too few to do a 2 man CAP on 24/7 basis. Also...
by SW1
22 Apr 2024, 19:38
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 19436
Views: 9796440
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Agree 100% with both posts with the exception of last part re FFBNW. FFBNW was acceptable during period of peace. But with Global tensions rising thanks to Russia, China, Iran and North Korea, together with proxy states, we can no longer risk it to the previous extent. Building one additional of bo...
by SW1
22 Apr 2024, 14:09
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)
Replies: 2850
Views: 796547
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Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)



Bit of a video from display team.

Not entirely sure the cam wrap suits typhoon
by SW1
21 Apr 2024, 16:51
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 19436
Views: 9796440
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

In very high end situations why not use type 31 as a missile barge? If they do end up fitting mk41 at some point fill it with sm3. If it’s within a task group a type 45 or a usn destroyer can do the tracking and sensing. Or if it’s around nato/uk territories let the assure systems do the hard bit. ...
by SW1
21 Apr 2024, 16:00
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 19436
Views: 9796440
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

...Thanks, so your proposal is to make an expensive AAW version of T31. Integrating SeaViper system into TACTICOS CMS will cost a lot. Adding the required CMS analyses power will cost a lot. And, integrating Aster-30 missile into Mk41 VLS will cost (or your proposal is to locate Sylver A50 VLS in p...
by SW1
21 Apr 2024, 12:14
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General UK Defence Discussion
Replies: 1950
Views: 263533
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Re: General UK Defence Discussion

We really need to do something about the southern Caribbean in general, Antigua is just a single issue in a larger picture. A strategy to woo Guyana into using some of their oil money to contribute towards UK forces protecting them against Venezuela as they get stinking rich from the oil in peace w...
by SW1
21 Apr 2024, 11:52
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ground Based Air Defence
Replies: 752
Views: 211244
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Re: Ground Based Air Defence

Does the arrow(missile) and the sensor need to be co-located for ballistic missile defence? No, this is where technologies like CEC come into play. The UK is an island so a base land capability enhanced when needed by a mobile platforms that can also be used in other regions is critical. That’s mor...
by SW1
21 Apr 2024, 10:28
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ground Based Air Defence
Replies: 752
Views: 211244
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Re: Ground Based Air Defence

Does the arrow(missile) and the sensor need to be co-located for ballistic missile defence? No, this is where technologies like CEC come into play. The UK is an island so a base land capability enhanced when needed by a mobile platforms that can also be used in other regions is critical. That’s mor...
by SW1
21 Apr 2024, 10:10
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ground Based Air Defence
Replies: 752
Views: 211244
United Kingdom

Re: Ground Based Air Defence

Does the arrow(missile) and the sensor need to be co-located for ballistic missile defence? No, this is where technologies like CEC come into play. The UK is an island so a base land capability enhanced when needed by a mobile platforms that can also be used in other regions is critical. That’s mor...
by SW1
21 Apr 2024, 09:34
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ground Based Air Defence
Replies: 752
Views: 211244
United Kingdom

Re: Ground Based Air Defence

Does the arrow(missile) and the sensor need to be co-located for ballistic missile defence?
by SW1
21 Apr 2024, 08:59
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Multi-Role Support Ships (MRSS)
Replies: 163
Views: 18037
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Re: Multi-Role Support Ships (MRSS)

Would be hugely ironic if Brazil bought the Albions and with ex HMS ocean formed an amphibious ready group! 75th anniversary of nato summit in Washington so they will want to announce something! Just look what happened in wales. Pity their last Type 22s are on their way out... Could have formed an ...
by SW1
20 Apr 2024, 23:01
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Multi-Role Support Ships (MRSS)
Replies: 163
Views: 18037
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Re: Multi-Role Support Ships (MRSS)

Must admit, whilst the Albions would be the obvious choice to be replaced, the interesting political one would be to replace Argus and the Bays with three and leave the Albions in “rotation” (effectively reserve). That way the designs can be cheaper, there’s no downside in having to find additional...