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by SW1
06 Aug 2022, 18:55
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 SW1
06 Aug 2022, 10:49
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 SW1
06 Aug 2022, 09:41
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General UK Defence Discussion
Replies: 1054
Views: 37578
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Re: General UK Defence Discussion

Yep think we screwed SW1 ,v doubtful we could defend our own country if it really came to it nevermind any European countries ,we are all bluff and show,great lads lasses lead by useless government and leadership to even get programs done and delivered ,hell we don't really have a proper missile de...
by SW1
06 Aug 2022, 09:11
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future Solid Support Ship
Replies: 1728
Views: 487757
United Kingdom

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.
by SW1
06 Aug 2022, 09:06
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General UK Defence Discussion
Replies: 1054
Views: 37578
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Re: General UK Defence Discussion

Yep think we screwed SW1 ,v doubtful we could defend our own country if it really came to it nevermind any European countries ,we are all bluff and show,great lads lasses lead by useless government and leadership to even get programs done and delivered ,hell we don't really have a proper missile de...
by SW1
05 Aug 2022, 23:31
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General UK Defence Discussion
Replies: 1054
Views: 37578
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Re: General UK Defence Discussion

by SW1
05 Aug 2022, 13:36
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 14101
Views: 4072339
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Was that the same one that attended the Downing street Lockdown parties?
by SW1
03 Aug 2022, 14:24
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2806
Views: 773744
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

You never know bae may even get round to using the latest cad system on it, unlike jsf lagging a generation behind everyone else… Not that many left under 50 in the technical engineering fields across the board anymore. They’ve had the agency’s hounding people to come back on tempest since end of la...
by SW1
01 Aug 2022, 17:43
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2806
Views: 773744
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Caribbean wrote: 01 Aug 2022, 16:52 So, according to you, everything is 100% American. We had no input into the design, aren't a Tier 1 partner, manufacture none of the components and make/ have made absolutely no money out of sales?
No that’s your poor interpretation of what I said.
by SW1
01 Aug 2022, 13:55
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2806
Views: 773744
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

try changing or adding something without there say so! Bet u don’t get very far But that wasn't the point - the UK did have quite a role in developing the fundamental technology that was used in the F35. Our "£2 billion investment" in the F35 program, that got us Tier 1 status, was mainly...
by SW1
01 Aug 2022, 11:39
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2806
Views: 773744
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Caribbean wrote: 01 Aug 2022, 11:34Not entirely
try changing or adding something without there say so! Bet u don’t get very far.
by SW1
01 Aug 2022, 09:15
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2806
Views: 773744
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

F35 is American!
by SW1
31 Jul 2022, 20:26
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General UK Defence Discussion
Replies: 1054
Views: 37578
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Re: General UK Defence Discussion

I would appear things are deteriorating in the balkans again

by SW1
30 Jul 2022, 19:21
Forum: Political Discussions
Topic: Conservative party
Replies: 428
Views: 10921
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Re: Conservative party

This is not the US system we don’t have a president!

You don’t vote for a prime minister you vote for a party and have cabinet government and cabinet responsible in decision making. Hence why cabinet resignations does for PMs
by SW1
29 Jul 2022, 17:59
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2806
Views: 773744
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Does anybody think the US will try to scupper the tempest program somehow,ie offer Japan a deal it can't ignore or try to Syphon off Italy or Sweden ,or offer Sweden/ Italy back door deals for them not too let Japan join tempest program ,or is it just me being v clinical after reading what matt0077...
by SW1
28 Jul 2022, 14:58
Forum: Deployments
Topic: UK Forces in Africa
Replies: 99
Views: 3624
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Re: UK Forces in Africa



An interesting thread on why terrorist forces have not gone away and how they becoming inextricably linked to China and Russian destabilising effects.
by SW1
28 Jul 2022, 11:19
Forum: Political Discussions
Topic: Geopolitics and the global economy
Replies: 130
Views: 3894
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Re: Geopolitics and the global economy



You don’t need to go to the South China Sea to confront china!
by SW1
27 Jul 2022, 22:27
Forum: Conflicts
Topic: The war in Ukraine
Replies: 651
Views: 19517
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Re: The war in Ukraine

by SW1
26 Jul 2022, 16:32
Forum: Political Discussions
Topic: Brexit - The UK's EU Referendum & Withdrawal
Replies: 4534
Views: 85964
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Re: Brexit - The UK's EU Referendum & Withdrawal

On a more serious note, why might it be that we will get the wooden spoon prize next year, in the G7 Growth League ... the answer might be hidden :angel: (in the thread title!) Anyone find it strange that Candidate Truss is not boasting about any new trade deals struck? PS Russia might come out -8....
by SW1
26 Jul 2022, 12:42
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15249
Views: 3431998
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Yes but if u use open source info then we only have 70 tomahawks in inventory total and enough aster to just about fill the 6 type 45s once. Not to mention arguing about a 1/3 of billion quid to field a handful of sets of interim anti ship missiles. So would we for example take the 2.5 billion pound...
by SW1
26 Jul 2022, 07:48
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15249
Views: 3431998
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

What are u putting in all these VLS silos your buying considering there’s next to nothing at present that we have to use in them and how much of the budget are you allocating to fill them.
by SW1
25 Jul 2022, 10:05
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15249
Views: 3431998
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Yeah they didn’t go nuke on carriers due to astronomical costs and ports access overseas, Its fun to speculate what could be done with a bit of a shift in thinking and what we would need to overcome but lets be under no illusion, we getting 8 type 26's, 5 type 31's and if we are lucky 6 type 83s. I...
by SW1
25 Jul 2022, 09:09
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15249
Views: 3431998
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Yeah they didn’t go nuke on carriers due to astronomical costs and ports access overseas, yet let’s make the escorts astronomically expensive and restrict ports access instead!

Equipment purchases need to get cheaper form here not more expensive if exercises and holdings are to increase readiness.
by SW1
24 Jul 2022, 11:43
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15249
Views: 3431998
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Yet more desire for concentration of ever more expensive eggs in an ever smaller basket. If what’s suggested is what this type 83 ends up like. Next we will be saying there too expensive to risk and we need an escort for the escorts. It’s a 180 move in the opposite direction to what is suggested mor...