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by SW1
28 May 2022, 10:24
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 1960
Views: 428187
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Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

we have nearly twenty "Light Role" infantry Battalions that have little or no use ion a high intensity battlefield. I see the number of effective units that a country can deploy and operate effectively more important the total numbers. The latter only come into focus when dealing with med...
by SW1
27 May 2022, 19:41
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: POLAND
Replies: 85
Views: 3151
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Re: POLAND

https://www.defensenews.com/global/euro ... ry-forces/

Amazing the industrial offsets others manage to get for buying US equipment.
by SW1
27 May 2022, 18:39
Forum: Political Discussions
Topic: Geopolitics and the global economy
Replies: 100
Views: 2909
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Re: Geopolitics and the global economy

Ruffle a few feather I would think

by SW1
27 May 2022, 16:38
Forum: Political Discussions
Topic: Geopolitics and the global economy
Replies: 100
Views: 2909
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Re: Geopolitics and the global economy

Well, geopolitics are back, no? :clap: Russia offering lifting the naval blockade for lifting of the sanctions against them. - world-wide hunger, just bcz of one geriatric He may also (rather: the next one in line; Medjedev?) see this kind of picture https://twitter.com/thebigdatastats/status/12534...
by SW1
21 May 2022, 19:42
Forum: Political Discussions
Topic: Brexit - The UK's EU Referendum & Withdrawal
Replies: 4511
Views: 83070
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Re: Brexit - The UK's EU Referendum & Withdrawal

Now, as I promised NOT to :angel: come back here again, do checkout my v early posts about the COVID (public policy) response ... and how inflation would be a quaranteed by-product I am - of course not :angel: - second guessing the folks that are doing the 'stuff' that I used to do in my working li...
by SW1
21 May 2022, 17:12
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: Australian Defence Force
Replies: 1776
Views: 53798
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Re: Australian Defence Force

All change down under https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/world-australia-61532469 I wonder what Anthony Albanese's views are on Defence and Australia's relationship with US vs China. I am nervous that he is a republican but pleased he will do more on climate change. I gather he supports AUKUS so that ...
by SW1
21 May 2022, 16:52
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: Australian Defence Force
Replies: 1776
Views: 53798
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Re: Australian Defence Force

All change down under https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/world-australia-61532469 I wonder what Anthony Albanese's views are on Defence and Australia's relationship with US vs China. I am nervous that he is a republican but pleased he will do more on climate change. I gather he supports AUKUS so that ...
by SW1
21 May 2022, 16:18
Forum: British Army
Topic: Multi Role Vehicle – Protected - MRV(P)
Replies: 697
Views: 200125
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Re: Multi Role Vehicle – Protected - MRV(P)

[quote=SW1 post_id=139661 time=<a href="tel:1652205425">1652205425</a> user_id=2026] a long term commonality view with industrial benefit ect and in an ideal world (which it isn’t) I would actual say bring the 6x6 boxer to production Well, yes, it is so (?) modular. CFR. AMV... where the ...
by SW1
19 May 2022, 08:13
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Puma Helicopter (RAF)
Replies: 313
Views: 63430
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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: 736
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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: 378
Views: 130004
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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: 3582
Views: 905840
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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: 545
Views: 15529
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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: 11182
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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: 3582
Views: 905840
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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: 3582
Views: 905840
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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: 3582
Views: 905840
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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: 3582
Views: 905840
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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: 3582
Views: 905840
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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: 145
Views: 49867
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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: 3582
Views: 905840
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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: 3582
Views: 905840
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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...