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by bobp
23 Jun 2024, 20:50
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: USA Armed Forces
Replies: 2108
Views: 130758
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Re: USA Armed Forces

US to retire Harrier II in 2026....

by bobp
23 Jun 2024, 20:38
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: USA Armed Forces
Replies: 2108
Views: 130758
United Kingdom

Re: USA Armed Forces

New US T7 Trainer "Red Hawk"

by bobp
09 Jun 2024, 13:26
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]
Replies: 8552
Views: 2289490
United Kingdom

Re: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]

Meanwhile in Poland their build Hall for the T31 based frigate is almost complete....




And in the UK

by bobp
05 Jun 2024, 16:20
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Beer thread
Replies: 9
Views: 1491
United Kingdom

Re: Beer thread

Reminds me of happy times long ago........
by bobp
04 Jun 2024, 09:28
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 6110
Views: 1838008
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Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

I remember Bill Sweetman's articles in Aviation Week and Space Technology Magazine back in the 1990's, to be fair they used to be good reading. Nowadays perhaps its time he retired he must be of that age where the mind loses its sharpness.
by bobp
16 May 2024, 13:28
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UK Defence & Aerospace Industry - General News & Discussion
Replies: 239
Views: 14227
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Re: UK Defence & Aerospace Industry - General News & Discussion

Clive F wrote: 16 May 2024, 12:28 Not sure if this is correct place. 2exel look like they are going to be doing "stuff" at Doncaster Airport (Robin Hood, RAF Finningley etc). Hiring pilots based in "Doncaster area "Anyone know what they will be doing there?
Building Airships I believe.
by bobp
12 May 2024, 08:52
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General UK Defence Discussion
Replies: 1953
Views: 280345
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Re: General UK Defence Discussion

Absolutely spot on SW1 - retention and recruitment are the biggest challenges facing all 3 services right now not comrade Putin or chairman whatsisname. Would love to see more P8s, more frigates, more Challengers et al but pointless if they're all just parked in a shed. I suspect that once the “bla...
by bobp
11 May 2024, 20:10
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General UK Defence Discussion
Replies: 1953
Views: 280345
United Kingdom

Re: General UK Defence Discussion

Absolutely spot on SW1 - retention and recruitment are the biggest challenges facing all 3 services right now not comrade Putin or chairman whatsisname. Would love to see more P8s, more frigates, more Challengers et al but pointless if they're all just parked in a shed. I suspect that once the “bla...
by bobp
10 May 2024, 13:29
Forum: British Army
Topic: UK Mobile Fires Platform
Replies: 113
Views: 16384
United Kingdom

Re: UK Mobile Fires Platform

Interesting that this option has been selected without a competition. Has the RCH155 undergone much testing to prove its more than just a concept. I'm nervous once it goes into serious development and production a host of reliability issues will be uncovered delaying the delivery. Overall I think b...
by bobp
03 May 2024, 10:13
Forum: British Army
Topic: M270 Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS)
Replies: 112
Views: 105347
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Re: M270 Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS)

Strange the framing around the armoured windows is missing from the upgraded M270 in Estonia, but it is there on the cab outside the EKA factory. Mounting of the drivers camera is also interesting, assume it is for testing and it's not the most stable mount I have ever seen. The whole cab front see...
by bobp
01 May 2024, 14:27
Forum: British Army
Topic: RBSL Challenger 3 (Future) Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 380
Views: 85917
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Re: RBSL Challenger 3 (Future) Main Battle Tank (British Army)

Challenger 3 completes firing tests....

by bobp
28 Apr 2024, 18:27
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General UK Defence Discussion
Replies: 1953
Views: 280345
United Kingdom

Re: General UK Defence Discussion

Defence boost may not be as big as we think...

by bobp
28 Apr 2024, 13:21
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]
Replies: 8552
Views: 2289490
United Kingdom

Re: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]

This is a T31 thread news only, so way off topic, so can we move on.

by bobp
26 Apr 2024, 15:36
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2838
Views: 781102
United Kingdom

Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

I assume that these highly automated guns will need ammunition loading carriers as well.
by bobp
24 Apr 2024, 21:29
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2838
Views: 781102
United Kingdom

Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

Good news, I thought the German company has some on order for Ukraine.

by bobp
24 Apr 2024, 16:21
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General UK Defence Discussion
Replies: 1953
Views: 280345
United Kingdom

Re: General UK Defence Discussion

Where is the money coming from to pay for increased defence spending after cutting National Insurance by 4 percent. Also is the money for Ukraine coming from the defence budget or foreign aid. If we are looking for pennies behind the sofa, then there's billions a year frittered away in the NHS thro...
by bobp
24 Apr 2024, 12:09
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General UK Defence Discussion
Replies: 1953
Views: 280345
United Kingdom

Re: General UK Defence Discussion

Where is the money coming from to pay for increased defence spending after cutting National Insurance by 4 percent. Also is the money for Ukraine coming from the defence budget or foreign aid. If we are looking for pennies behind the sofa, then there's billions a year frittered away in the NHS thro...
by bobp
24 Apr 2024, 09:24
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General UK Defence Discussion
Replies: 1953
Views: 280345
United Kingdom

Re: General UK Defence Discussion

Where is the money coming from to pay for increased defence spending after cutting National Insurance by 4 percent. Also is the money for Ukraine coming from the defence budget or foreign aid.
by bobp
21 Apr 2024, 22:11
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Multi-Role Support Ships (MRSS)
Replies: 309
Views: 26891
United Kingdom

Re: Multi-Role Support Ships (MRSS)

I am not convinced that this will happen where is the money ?

by bobp
14 Apr 2024, 12:31
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 5786
Views: 1562532
United Kingdom

Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

Some sonar capability is better than none. Or better than being a sitting duck not knowing what lies beneath.
by bobp
13 Apr 2024, 20:21
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: Directed Energy Weapons
Replies: 74
Views: 9158
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Re: Directed Energy Weapons

And also this is coming soon....
by bobp
12 Apr 2024, 17:28
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 5786
Views: 1562532
United Kingdom

Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/bae-target-dramatic-reduction-in-frigate-build-time/ We aim to reduce the build duration from the first of class being 96 months to the eighth being 60 months. More than that, we intend to compress the interval between ships from 18 months to 12 Now that’s an opportu...
by bobp
12 Apr 2024, 14:27
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]
Replies: 8552
Views: 2289490
United Kingdom

Re: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]

Bob The welder at work...