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by SW1
29 Nov 2022, 18:58
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15719
Views: 3476715
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

At the end of the Cold War the ssn needed a role as the navy were worried they would be endangered as their primary role had disappeared almost overnight so they were given tlam there was no desire to fit such a weapon to the surface fleet as a result. Fast fwd to now and well things have changed, e...
by SW1
29 Nov 2022, 17:03
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Integrated Review (previously SDSR 2020)
Replies: 1260
Views: 37518
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Re: Integrated Review (previously SDSR 2020)

https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/pm-speech-to-the-lord-mayors-banquet-28-november-2022 But tonight I’d like to describe how we’re already making this evolutionary leap in three other places. First, as we stand by Ukraine, we’re also reinvigorating our European relationships to tackle challenge...
by SW1
29 Nov 2022, 15:06
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General UK Defence Discussion
Replies: 1133
Views: 43274
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Re: General UK Defence Discussion

The annual round of the sums don’t add up https://www.nao.org.uk/reports/the-equipment-plan-2022-to-2032/?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=Orlo The Department has assessed that the Plan is affordable over the period 2022–2032. This is based on financial data from March 2022 ...
by SW1
29 Nov 2022, 15:03
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15719
Views: 3476715
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion



Time to limit horizons…
by SW1
29 Nov 2022, 08:26
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15719
Views: 3476715
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

If you were looking to fit 8 tomahawk to a type 31 why would they need to be in a VL system. They could be canister launched like nsm. There aren't any current box launched tomahawks, they were only ever fitted to 17 ships which included 5 nuclear cruisers and 4 Iowa Class battleship and have been ...
by SW1
28 Nov 2022, 22:12
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15719
Views: 3476715
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

If you were looking to fit 8 tomahawk to a type 31 why would they need to be in a VL system. They could be canister launched like nsm.

Configure the 8 type 26 like the Canadian or Australian variants and delete type 45/83 and that would free up cash to up arm them.
by SW1
28 Nov 2022, 15:23
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: German Armed Forces
Replies: 550
Views: 19559
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Re: German Armed Forces

https://defense.bombardier.com/en/news/bombardier-defense-begin-special-mission-modification-package-wichita-kansas-part-pegasus?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=organicsocial&utm_campaign=pegasus_global6000&utm_content=press_release Bombardier Defense celebrated the arrival of a Global 600...
by SW1
28 Nov 2022, 14:47
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: Future cruise/anti-ship missiles
Replies: 53
Views: 4574
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Re: Future cruise/anti-ship missiles

https://breakingdefense.com/2022/11/uk-researches-new-affordable-precision-munition-with-ukraine-in-mind/ LONDON — Even as it continues development on a future high-end cruise missile, the UK Ministry of Defence is pursuing the design of a more affordable precision munition for the F-35B and ”genera...
by SW1
27 Nov 2022, 17:30
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15719
Views: 3476715
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Coming back to escorts for a number of the reasons above having the Type 31's dotted around the world fitted and armed with 1 x 57 mm , 2 x 40mm , 24 CAMM , 8 x NSM plus a 8 cell Mk-41 with 8 x Tomahawk Blk-V and one or two helicopters with 20 LMM or 4 Sea Venom or a SF team would give the UK a lot...
by SW1
27 Nov 2022, 16:21
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing C-17 Globemaster III (RAF)
Replies: 69
Views: 36008
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Re: Boeing C-17 Globemaster III (RAF)

Doing what they do best

by SW1
27 Nov 2022, 12:41
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15719
Views: 3476715
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Coming back to escorts for a number of the reasons above having the Type 31's dotted around the world fitted and armed with 1 x 57 mm , 2 x 40mm , 24 CAMM , 8 x NSM plus a 8 cell Mk-41 with 8 x Tomahawk Blk-V and one or two helicopters with 20 LMM or 4 Sea Venom or a SF team would give the UK a lot...
by SW1
26 Nov 2022, 11:51
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15719
Views: 3476715
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

With an increasing multi-polar world with increasingly dominant regional powers, I think it would be naive to think that UK and the US will always have friends that are willing and able to provide operating bases in all the regions where we will need to “fight”. By that matrix it will be naive to t...
by SW1
26 Nov 2022, 09:31
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15719
Views: 3476715
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

IMO basing rights are going to be a problem if we’re going up against basically anyone other than Russia. In Libya and Syria the vast majority of western AirPower was naval based. If we had to do A’stan again would we be sure of a friendly reception in, say Pakistan? We’re long gone from Iraq. Ukra...
by SW1
25 Nov 2022, 18:33
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15719
Views: 3476715
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

The military issue, is the we must have enough contingency to be able to deploy up to medium scale operation quickly with forces able to defend our or allies territory. The case for the carriers: only they can deploy air power quickly enough. Emm no. The Ukraine conflict yet again has demonstrated ...
by SW1
25 Nov 2022, 15:31
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15719
Views: 3476715
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Ron5 wrote: 25 Nov 2022, 14:28
SW1 wrote: 25 Nov 2022, 09:23 The military issue, is the we must have enough contingency to be able to deploy up to medium scale operation quickly with forces able to defend our or allies territory.
The case for the carriers: only they can deploy air power quickly enough.
Emm no.
by SW1
25 Nov 2022, 09:23
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15719
Views: 3476715
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

… But you question alludes to a bigger strategic point we are ignoring it’s much better to defend territory than have to retake it. The old 3 to 1 ratio required to take land is probably no longer valid, thanks to proliferating tech it is much bigger now maybe 5/6 to 1. I doubt the political will i...
by SW1
24 Nov 2022, 21:21
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15719
Views: 3476715
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

I think it ignores the fact that the carrier groups offensive weapons are basically a 500lb free fall bomb and that’s how it will remain for a number of years. So adding modern anti ship/ land attack missiles to the escorts is overdue. Adding a NSM capability to the T31/T32 won’t reduce the strike ...
by SW1
24 Nov 2022, 19:00
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15719
Views: 3476715
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

I think it ignores the fact that the carrier groups offensive weapons are basically a 500lb free fall bomb and that’s how it will remain for a number of years. So adding modern anti ship/ land attack missiles to the escorts is overdue. If we have to keep a csg way out of harms way it’s a self lickin...
by SW1
24 Nov 2022, 17:54
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future Solid Support Ship
Replies: 1831
Views: 495292
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Re: Future Solid Support Ship

I don’t know how to posit it here but if anyone has LinkedIn they can search for Ian ure he is ctso at Harland and Wolff and has shared a cgi video of the yard upgrade and building sequence in belfast.
by SW1
23 Nov 2022, 14:19
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15719
Views: 3476715
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Great news but where does that leave the Mk41s on the T26? Why 11 sets? Type45 plus the T31s? A T31 with NSM would be starting to get there and it would show the idea of Patrol Frigates was a concept for a different era. Empty?? I would guess as they plan to integrate on type 23 and type 45 it will...
by SW1
23 Nov 2022, 14:04
Forum: Conflicts
Topic: The war in Ukraine
Replies: 798
Views: 27497
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Re: The war in Ukraine

A tell all tour on attitudes leading up to the start of conflict

by SW1
23 Nov 2022, 13:34
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15719
Views: 3476715
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

https://twitter.com/navylookout/status/1595385400868085762?s=46&t=GSKvuOD9Da4DNZWMnH3zMg Great news and looking forward maybe a high low mix with FCASW as the High end, I'd like to see JSM ordered for P-8 annd F35 as well I think if we were gonna adopt it across land sea and air I’d get Raytheo...