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by SW1
18 Apr 2024, 21:55
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 6095
Views: 1753529
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Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)



Interesting exchange in congress
by SW1
18 Apr 2024, 13:02
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 19313
Views: 9709149
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Just out of curiosity did you read Ryan ramsey and Tom sharpes telegraph article on hunting Russia SSNs ? It was behind a paywall, but found a way to get to it. Interesting, but nothing new - you need a multitude of top tier assets to hunt subs; frigates, MPAs, underwater sensors and SSNs - it’s a ...
by SW1
17 Apr 2024, 23:03
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 19313
Views: 9709149
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

This isn't the topic to discuss the Type 31. Posts deleted. Fair enough, though it was in the context of T26 numbers, and a desire from some to fill in any gap to sell to Norway with cheap T31s. I guess I will have to wait once more for someone to explain what is the priority requirement for GP fri...
by SW1
17 Apr 2024, 17:52
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 6095
Views: 1753529
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Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

They knew they needed a new engine in 2006 for power management reasons, uk risk mitigation was the f136 power plant and 18 years later they are getting round to it.
by SW1
17 Apr 2024, 17:13
Forum: British Army
Topic: 105mm L118 Light gun
Replies: 223
Views: 80256
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Re: 105mm L118 Light gun

Poiuytrewq wrote: 17 Apr 2024, 17:12
SW1 wrote: 17 Apr 2024, 14:53 Skis on a light gun
Low cost solution. Great.
I wonder if you could attach it to a skidoo
by SW1
17 Apr 2024, 16:39
Forum: Deployments
Topic: Falkland Islands (British Overseas Territory)
Replies: 241
Views: 30665
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Re: Falkland Islands (British Overseas Territory)

Argentina finally have there jets

by SW1
17 Apr 2024, 15:57
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 19313
Views: 9709149
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

You will simply dismiss them as you don’t wish to do them and so the argument will go around in a circle. As an effort to move the debate on. Simple question for anyone that feels like answering. What could a T26 with 48x CAMM in mushrooms and 24x MK41 Strike cells do better than a T31 with 32x Mk4...
by SW1
17 Apr 2024, 15:42
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)
Replies: 2828
Views: 770767
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Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)

Airbus are selling quite a significant number of airliners to India at present with considerable high level contact. It can all be part of the same conversation Not Government to Government sales of airliners though.... I'm not sure if the sales teams from Airbus' civilian side would want Airbus Mi...
by SW1
17 Apr 2024, 14:53
Forum: British Army
Topic: 105mm L118 Light gun
Replies: 223
Views: 80256
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Re: 105mm L118 Light gun



Skis on a light gun
by SW1
17 Apr 2024, 10:46
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)
Replies: 2828
Views: 770767
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Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)

Airbus are selling quite a significant number of airliners to India at present with considerable high level contact. It can all be part of the same conversation
by SW1
17 Apr 2024, 10:02
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 19313
Views: 9709149
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

This isn't the topic to discuss the Type 31. Posts deleted. Fair enough, though it was in the context of T26 numbers, and a desire from some to fill in any gap to sell to Norway with cheap T31s. I guess I will have to wait once more for someone to explain what is the priority requirement for GP fri...
by SW1
15 Apr 2024, 22:16
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Labour's likely defence policy
Replies: 92
Views: 813
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Re: Labour's likely defence policy

For defence it all boils down to the same thing regardless of which party is in power. It needs to formulate its plans and live within its means. That’s being at a min 2% of gdp because both will maintain the nato target. It will float somewhere between that and 2.5% which it has for sometime now. H...
by SW1
15 Apr 2024, 22:06
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 6128
Views: 1859786
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Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

You would need to overlook where the linage of commandos come from in 41 formed for the raids on the Norwegian and French coasts. Why start the clock in 1941? The commando raids and the invasion of Norway was all Britain could achieve at the time and Churchill wanted “action this day”. RM needs to ...
by SW1
15 Apr 2024, 20:15
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 5664
Views: 1482831
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Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

Will the Norwegians really want to replace 4 (+ scrapped Helge Ingstad) GP frigates with 5 ASW? They, more than many, appreciate the Russian threat but is that enough to so radically change their approach to fleet composition? It's not as if they currently have a mix of frigate types. The cynic in ...
by SW1
15 Apr 2024, 20:05
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 5664
Views: 1482831
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Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

We will have a smaller fleet of specialists and potiential a larger group of all rounders in the middle. No sure that’s adequate. If funding remains roughly static a more balanced approach is the likely outcome IMO. - 8x T45/T83 - 8x T26 - 8x T31/T32 The cruiser idea for makes little sense for mult...
by SW1
15 Apr 2024, 19:26
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 6128
Views: 1859786
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Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

You would need to overlook where the linage of commandos come from in 41 formed for the raids on the Norwegian and French coasts. Why start the clock in 1941? The commando raids and the invasion of Norway was all Britain could achieve at the time and Churchill wanted “action this day”. RM needs to ...
by SW1
15 Apr 2024, 19:21
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 5664
Views: 1482831
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Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

Poiuytrewq wrote: 15 Apr 2024, 19:09
SW1 wrote: 15 Apr 2024, 18:21 The fleet will be looking more and more like the Australian one post review
Meaning?

The T31s are not Corvettes.
We will have a smaller fleet of specialists and potiential a larger group of all rounders in the middle.

They aren’t and I don’t think Australia will buy corvettes either.
by SW1
15 Apr 2024, 18:21
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 5664
Views: 1482831
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Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2024/04/15/bae-pushes-to-delay-royal-navy-frigate-to-prioritise-norway/ BAE pushes to delay Royal Navy frigate to prioritise Norway deal Bid to sell submarine-hunting warships to Norway hinges on Royal Navy accepting delays This is completely impossible the T23 ...
by SW1
15 Apr 2024, 18:15
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 6128
Views: 1859786
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Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

They have been the UKs leads artic and mountain warfare specialists since the war. Apologise to be nit picky but the RM post-war were a sort of East of Suez reserve and only took on the NATO ‘Northern Flank’ following the withdrawal of EoS. My less than honourable opinion with the Army looking like...
by SW1
15 Apr 2024, 10:57
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 5664
Views: 1482831
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Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

Bloody hell, what a choice to make. Nice to see the UK government ham fisted approach to the Type 26 coming back to kick us in the ass again. That positive note I had yesterday lasted less than 24 hours. A British bid to sell submarine-hunting warships to Norway cannot go ahead unless the Royal Nav...
by SW1
15 Apr 2024, 10:15
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 5664
Views: 1482831
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Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

It’s how the likes of the French operate to keep yards open and expand user base. If we are serious about exports and the industrial base it’s what we need to do as well.
by SW1
14 Apr 2024, 20:09
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 5664
Views: 1482831
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Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

It did have an asw focus but then the Soviet navy was significantly orders of magnitude bigger and more competent than russias today. It was also being done by ships much more like a type 31/FDI type configuration than a type 26 or even a type 23. The majority of the Cold War ASW frigates were the ...