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by SW1
19 May 2022, 08:13
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Puma Helicopter (RAF)
Replies: 311
Views: 63246
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Re: Puma Helicopter (RAF)

And so it begins

by SW1
18 May 2022, 20:55
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Dassault Falcon 900LX
Replies: 10
Views: 706
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Re: Dassault Falcon 900LX

https://www.raf.mod.uk/news/articles/latest-aircraft-into-raf-fleet-to-be-named-envoy-iv/ A new aircraft type to Royal Air Force service is to be named the ‘Envoy IV’ in a nod both to its crucial role in defence diplomacy and to previous Envoy aircraft in RAF service. Two new Dassault 900LX aircraft...
by SW1
18 May 2022, 20:54
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing E-7 Wedgetail (RAF)
Replies: 369
Views: 129471
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Re: Boeing E-7 Wedgetail (RAF)

there isn’t crew to man what currently is on order and delivered so adding more won’t do much.
by SW1
18 May 2022, 10:47
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 3557
Views: 904658
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Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

IMO the mission bay on the T26 has never looked smaller just as the gap between escort and Amphib has also never looked smaller. Maybe we are entering an era of Crossover and Damens radical designs were simply ahead of their time. 561F0833-C1B4-4F2F-B277-252F6F948010.jpeg Absolutely, though I would...
by SW1
16 May 2022, 22:24
Forum: Conflicts
Topic: The war in Ukraine
Replies: 531
Views: 15205
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Re: The war in Ukraine

by SW1
16 May 2022, 20:42
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Avro Lancaster (RAF)
Replies: 14
Views: 11165
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Re: Avro Lancaster (RAF)

by SW1
15 May 2022, 18:00
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 3557
Views: 904658
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Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

https://www.defensenews.com/news/your-marine-corps/2022/05/13/new-commando-force-leads-britains-military-in-arctic-operations/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=tw_defensenews The new Future Commando Force program, made up of about 4,000 personnel with the British Royal Marin...
by SW1
15 May 2022, 16:35
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 3557
Views: 904658
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Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

Now your getting into the space of payloads not platforms they should of been there years ago. It what the bay class ships have been experimenting with the insistence of it must look like a frigate is holding development back. I go further all the above higher end drones, you could start today with ...
by SW1
15 May 2022, 13:02
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 3557
Views: 904658
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Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

Disagree - what they couldn’t afford is an amphibious force based around a brigade doing very much what the British Army was doing. Also, any talk of separate ARGs outside of a CBG is dead apart from lower end ops where ships can go relatively unescorted. The two LPDs are paid for, and I’d argue th...
by SW1
15 May 2022, 12:33
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 3557
Views: 904658
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Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

Drones will be operated from docks as well as flight decks. But we are where we are we built the carriers now we must live with them. Absolutely - I was reading the discussion point as regarding UAVs. We already have two amazingly flexible and fairly young warships for deploying USV/UUV drones from...
by SW1
15 May 2022, 11:31
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 3557
Views: 904658
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Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

A CVF could be very good drone strike ship, in fact I believe mixed manned aircraft/drone fleets are very much in the RN plans. If the money existed and higher priorities then I’d be definitely arguing for some smaller LPH style carriers. I just do not understand the LHD obsession, unless the D sta...
by SW1
14 May 2022, 18:51
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: MBDA Brimstone Missile (RAF)
Replies: 144
Views: 49701
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Re: MBDA Brimstone Missile (RAF)

I doubt it’s that sophisticated they aren’t working to tight ROE. Probably no more than a radio communication Russian tanks grid xyz fire! Brimstone will do the rest it analyses the vehicles assigns missiles between itself in the salvo and bang.
by SW1
14 May 2022, 18:44
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 3557
Views: 904658
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Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

Plenty of aux manned ships went to the Falklands and the both gulf wars and are still in the gulf.
by SW1
14 May 2022, 11:10
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 3557
Views: 904658
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Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

What I can see are multiple smaller (LST type) platforms forward deployed both in Europe and globally, backed by LPDs that can be integrated into a CBG (with associated air assets) when required, supported by JSBLs. But if I understand correctly the FCF is not about mass Agreed, I can see them as u...
by SW1
13 May 2022, 19:59
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper/Protector (UCAV) (RAF)
Replies: 249
Views: 104590
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Re: General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper/Protector (UCAV) (RAF)

Thanks I forgot about those tow US weapon systems. I wonder is the British Army has given any thought to arming its Watchkeepers? I think most of their effort has gone into flying them safely....Watchkeeper was shown to the Polish Military with 2 twin racks holding the LMM derived Fury munition tho...
by SW1
12 May 2022, 17:21
Forum: Conflicts
Topic: The war in Ukraine
Replies: 531
Views: 15205
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Re: The war in Ukraine

Timmymagic wrote: 12 May 2022, 17:09
SW1 wrote: 12 May 2022, 16:55 Apparently brimstone ground launcher in Ukraine
Bet its the aircraft triple rack mounted on the frame under all that...
Possibly I’m sure we will get round to doing something similar for the army here in about 2035…
by SW1
12 May 2022, 16:55
Forum: Conflicts
Topic: The war in Ukraine
Replies: 531
Views: 15205
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Re: The war in Ukraine

Apparently brimstone ground launcher in Ukraine

by SW1
12 May 2022, 12:59
Forum: Conflicts
Topic: The war in Ukraine
Replies: 531
Views: 15205
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Re: The war in Ukraine

bobp wrote: 12 May 2022, 12:48 Good video from the BBC reinforces our need for long range fire artillery and good air defences against drones.
And investment in drones. The concept of the strike brigade the army started down perhaps more relevant that where it has ended up now for its high end capability.
by SW1
12 May 2022, 12:25
Forum: Conflicts
Topic: The war in Ukraine
Replies: 531
Views: 15205
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Re: The war in Ukraine

by SW1
12 May 2022, 11:55
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 3557
Views: 904658
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Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

Adding Sweden and Finland significantly strengthens the nato northern flank with highly capable military’s that live and work in artic conditions. So arguably reduces our persistence demands in this area.
by SW1
11 May 2022, 11:26
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General UK Defence Discussion
Replies: 978
Views: 34000
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Re: General UK Defence Discussion

by SW1
10 May 2022, 23:17
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 3557
Views: 904658
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Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

Poiuytrewq wrote: 10 May 2022, 23:10
SW1 wrote: 10 May 2022, 21:49 Hence project mosquito the loyal wingman
Project Mosquito is neither low cost or STOL.

I have always believed Project Mosquito to be a way to fill the CVF’s with a lower cost alternative to the £90m F35b.
Depends what your defining as low cost mosquito is very much aiming for low cost a/c.
by SW1
10 May 2022, 21:49
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 3557
Views: 904658
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Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

Hence project mosquito the loyal wingman

MQ9 is a long endurance ISTAR with attack capability