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by SW1
02 Oct 2022, 14:56
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15364
Views: 3451987
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

With off board systems and multi statics the age of the specialist manned ship is coming to an end. It will no longer need to be the ultra quiet passive receiver, it will more likely be the active pinger with off board systems being the silent receiver. I would have thought the opposite, as the pin...
by SW1
02 Oct 2022, 14:53
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15364
Views: 3451987
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

With off board systems and multi statics the age of the specialist manned ship is coming to an end. It will no longer need to be the ultra quiet passive receiver, it will more likely be the active pinger with off board systems being the silent receiver. That day is not today though, whilst I agree ...
by SW1
02 Oct 2022, 10:47
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15364
Views: 3451987
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

With off board systems and multi statics the age of the specialist manned ship is coming to an end. It will no longer need to be the ultra quiet passive receiver, it will more likely be the active pinger with off board systems being the silent receiver.
by SW1
01 Oct 2022, 18:23
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15364
Views: 3451987
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

The biggest threat from Russia is its sub surface force, which is on par with the west,, and the counter to which are P8s, SSNs and yes super quiet frigates designed specifically to hunt submarines. In the future I’m sure XLUUVs etc will have a role. A noisy frigate, not designed for ASW, using mod...
by SW1
30 Sep 2022, 16:13
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15364
Views: 3451987
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

I’d be plonking echo or a few minesweepers or some frigates in the North Sea till spring, forget splashing round the South China Sea, Russia or there proxies disable a few pipe lines in the North Sea this winter and putin wins in Ukraine as most European governments will fold with no gas.
by SW1
30 Sep 2022, 09:07
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: USA Armed Forces
Replies: 1971
Views: 61675
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Re: USA Armed Forces

Apparently the US has a strong alliance with North Korea according to the Vice President

by SW1
29 Sep 2022, 12:13
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2479
Views: 617432
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Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

Whatever the 6x6 or an equivalent is in the light bct should be the same vechile in the heavy bct.

I would suggest 4 vehicle types including challenger tank.

Challenger, boxer, bv10 and bushmaster.
by SW1
27 Sep 2022, 18:51
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 2024
Views: 437936
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Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

well if Ajax was to be canned then one way to get around who's fault and who foots the bill would be to give GDELS a contract for 900 6x6 Eagle V to be built in Wales. As the biggest problem to HMG is the Welsh jobs that would be lost the up side is that the Army could convert the 4th BCT from ligh...
by SW1
27 Sep 2022, 15:30
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 2024
Views: 437936
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Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

well if Ajax was to be canned then one way to get around who's fault and who foots the bill would be to give GDELS a contract for 900 6x6 Eagle V to be built in Wales. As the biggest problem to HMG is the Welsh jobs that would be lost the up side is that the Army could convert the 4th BCT from ligh...
by SW1
25 Sep 2022, 15:20
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 3745
Views: 920960
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Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

The marines being more commando in nature is a gd thing, such skills are always in demand. We should have focused on the commandos as our principal naval component instead we’ve focused on the fantasy of carrier strike at there expense. Unless SF raiding is the limit of the ambition, then everythin...
by SW1
24 Sep 2022, 20:51
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Integrated Review (previously SDSR 2020)
Replies: 1251
Views: 36181
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Re: Integrated Review (previously SDSR 2020)

AUKUS is a technology development and information sharing pact its isn’t as military tasking one I disagree, it actually represents nothing less than the foundation concrete pour of an East of Suez pivot, a reversal of the Wilson Governments 'retreat to Cyprus' policy of 1968. Call me an optimist, ...
by SW1
24 Sep 2022, 19:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Integrated Review (previously SDSR 2020)
Replies: 1251
Views: 36181
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Re: Integrated Review (previously SDSR 2020)

AUKUS is a technology development and information sharing pact its isn’t as military tasking one So far. What we have got is multiple treaties (for a whole variety of tasks) between 2/3/4/5 members that could, just possibly MIGHT coalesce into a more formal military treaty between several like mind...
by SW1
24 Sep 2022, 18:55
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Integrated Review (previously SDSR 2020)
Replies: 1251
Views: 36181
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Re: Integrated Review (previously SDSR 2020)

AUKUS is a technology development and information sharing pact its isn’t as military tasking one I disagree, it actually represents nothing less than the foundation concrete pour of an East of Suez pivot, a reversal of the Wilson Governments 'retreat to Cyprus' policy of 1968. Call me an optimist, ...
by SW1
24 Sep 2022, 18:50
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 3745
Views: 920960
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Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

The marines being more commando in nature is a gd thing, such skills are always in demand. We should have focused on the commandos as our principal naval component instead we’ve focused on the fantasy of carrier strike at there expense.
by SW1
24 Sep 2022, 10:18
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Integrated Review (previously SDSR 2020)
Replies: 1251
Views: 36181
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Re: Integrated Review (previously SDSR 2020)

AUKUS is a technology development and information sharing pact its isn’t as military tasking one
by SW1
23 Sep 2022, 18:38
Forum: British Army
Topic: M270 Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS)
Replies: 59
Views: 17244
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Re: M270 Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS)

I find it odd that if they are wishing to increase the number of mlrs systems by such an amount they would choice this route. I think it’s right that they need to expand this area but would of thought they should of looked at getting the launcher system on a man truck instead or as potentially a bo...
by SW1
23 Sep 2022, 17:56
Forum: British Army
Topic: M270 Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS)
Replies: 59
Views: 17244
United Kingdom

Re: M270 Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS)

I find it odd that if they are wishing to increase the number of mlrs systems by such an amount they would choice this route. I think it’s right that they need to expand this area but would of thought they should of looked at getting the launcher system on a man truck instead or as potentially a box...
by SW1
23 Sep 2022, 16:45
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 3745
Views: 920960
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Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

The RN hierarchy have talked about deploying in groups for years then soiled themselves when the reality of working in groups was laid bare and type 31 was born! U.K. defence procurement, budget and force structure will continue to be a complete disaster until it gets into it head it cannot operate ...
by SW1
23 Sep 2022, 14:18
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Integrated Review (previously SDSR 2020)
Replies: 1251
Views: 36181
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Re: Integrated Review (previously SDSR 2020)

The change since the last sdr is not necessarily military. It’s has highlighted in energy what government covid lockdowns demonstrated in destroying manufacturing supply chains, that we have been too reliant on supply from countries that are not friendly and that we are not sufficiently resilient in...
by SW1
21 Sep 2022, 11:12
Forum: British Army
Topic: Multi Role Vehicle – Protected - MRV(P)
Replies: 742
Views: 205404
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Re: Multi Role Vehicle – Protected - MRV(P)

Amazing what changes when pressure is applied https://www.shephardmedia.com/news/landwarfareintl/np-aerospace-joins-jankel-oshkosh-initiative-for-british-army-jltvs/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=auto_post&utm_campaign=news_promo UK-based Jankel on 20 September announced that is has sealed a...
by SW1
21 Sep 2022, 09:18
Forum: British Army
Topic: M777 Portee DVD 2016
Replies: 98
Views: 22318
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Re: M777 Portee DVD 2016

Is it only 4x4 Mann vehicles supporting the Long range reconnaissance group in Mali?

Regardless we should be striving to keep the light mechanised forces as logistically light as possible infact we should be striving for that across the board, as it will ease deployment and sustainability.
by SW1
21 Sep 2022, 08:15
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Integrated Review (previously SDSR 2020)
Replies: 1251
Views: 36181
United Kingdom

Re: Integrated Review (previously SDSR 2020)



Here we go again!
by SW1
20 Sep 2022, 22:52
Forum: Conflicts
Topic: The war in Ukraine
Replies: 694
Views: 22346
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Re: The war in Ukraine

Quite the stat considering this war is 7 months old and against the peer enemy in Europe