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by bobp
14 Apr 2024, 12:31
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 5669
Views: 1484573
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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: 57
Views: 5372
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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: 5669
Views: 1484573
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: 8490
Views: 2192750
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Re: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]

Bob The welder at work...
by bobp
11 Apr 2024, 20:58
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2809
Views: 738304
United Kingdom

Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

Would this be useful for protection against drones?

by bobp
11 Apr 2024, 14:57
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]
Replies: 8490
Views: 2192750
United Kingdom

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

HRH The Princess Royal visits Babcock and HMS Venturer.

by bobp
09 Apr 2024, 01:51
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: JAPAN / 日本
Replies: 460
Views: 50744
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Re: JAPAN / 日本

by bobp
03 Apr 2024, 15:20
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 6097
Views: 1756116
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Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

I would imagine that upgrades to the Tranche 1 airframes to bring them up to the latest spec will take a long while, so three squadrons max plus ocu.
by bobp
02 Apr 2024, 21:12
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: USA Armed Forces
Replies: 2091
Views: 111477
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Re: USA Armed Forces

The US Airforce has cleared its F35A aircraft to fly in lightning. The F35B and C are already cleared.....

https://www.defensenews.com/air/2024/04 ... n-4-years/
by bobp
02 Apr 2024, 16:54
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Post-war British Aviation - [Fantasy and Speculation]
Replies: 32
Views: 2551
United Kingdom

Re: Post-war British Aviation - [Fantasy and Speculation]

Should we have kept the Sea Harrier

by bobp
31 Mar 2024, 16:27
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 6097
Views: 1756116
United Kingdom

Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

Update on delivery schedule plus serials...

by bobp
25 Mar 2024, 15:53
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2809
Views: 738304
United Kingdom

Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

I came across this article a few days ago; https://www.eurasiantimes.com/is-germany-ditching-boxer-infantry-vehicle/ Though it is just speculation and the Australian deal does make the article look a little less convincing. It is true that the Puma/Lynx is a different role. As for the CV90 purchase...
by bobp
25 Mar 2024, 14:08
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 4067
Views: 981744
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

peaking of cost-effectiveness, assuming the F-35/22 R&D costs were an outlier, and it can be kept reasonable with GCAP, hopefully the unit cost at the very least can be kept well below the F-35 (which recently went up). Not a hope in hell and by the way, F-35 purchase price is cheaper than its ...
by bobp
25 Mar 2024, 11:24
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2809
Views: 738304
United Kingdom

Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

I came across this article a few days ago; https://www.eurasiantimes.com/is-germany-ditching-boxer-infantry-vehicle/ Though it is just speculation and the Australian deal does make the article look a little less convincing. It is true that the Puma/Lynx is a different role. As for the CV90 purchase...
by bobp
25 Mar 2024, 08:43
Forum: Conflicts
Topic: The war in Ukraine
Replies: 1164
Views: 95406
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Re: The war in Ukraine

The above is way off topic there is a separate thread for Red Sea conflict...
by bobp
20 Mar 2024, 22:34
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 6097
Views: 1756116
United Kingdom

Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

Hope the existing ones get upgraded to latest spec. ,and that we get a minimum of 74 airframes.
by bobp
18 Mar 2024, 20:53
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2809
Views: 738304
United Kingdom

Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

The Army now has a requirement for a 120mm Mortar for the Boxer according to Shepherd Media... https://www.shephardmedia.com/news/landwarfareintl/uk-wants-120mm-turret-mortar-for-artic-boxer/ Think there is a spelling mistake in address.... :geek: :sick: :crazy: https://twitter.com/TotherChris/statu...
by bobp
16 Mar 2024, 08:49
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 15455
Views: 4446347
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

I guess QE will be out of action for a while, wonder who leaked this to the Sun.
by bobp
15 Mar 2024, 22:03
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing Chinook (RAF)
Replies: 310
Views: 135014
United Kingdom

Re: Boeing Chinook (RAF)

Well I hope this order includes things like spare parts and engines.
by bobp
14 Mar 2024, 21:51
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing Chinook (RAF)
Replies: 310
Views: 135014
United Kingdom

Re: Boeing Chinook (RAF)

This is the resurrection of a old contract that was cancelled by the previous Defence Secretary as being too costly or unaffordable at the time. Been going on for a few years. Not cancelled. He wanted to cancel it. This is confirmation we are not cancelling it. Yes you are correct, in fact they wer...