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by ETH
17 Jun 2022, 22:05
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2717
Views: 766096
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Tempest414 wrote: 16 Jun 2022, 08:40 To be fair they are letting Italy build F-35
They're assembling F35s. And many of the partner nations have had access to design material for their own inputs (the UK more than anyone else). The F35 is far more multinational than the US 6th gen NGAD will ever be.
by ETH
17 Jun 2022, 22:03
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing E-7 Wedgetail (RAF)
Replies: 398
Views: 131771
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Re: Boeing E-7 Wedgetail (RAF)

GarethDavies1 wrote: 17 Jun 2022, 11:23 Does it have any blind spots?
No, full 360 degree surveillance at all times (besides below the aircraft to a certain extent and interference caused by the tail).
by ETH
27 May 2022, 23:20
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: RN anti-ship missiles
Replies: 952
Views: 197370
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Re: RN anti-ship missiles

Actually I think Donald’s canister launched Sea Venom-ER has a lot of merit if technically feasible. MBDA aready lists Sea Venom as having “Options exist for surface to surface variants”. Giving the T31 the option of embarking up to 16 canister launched dual use anti-ship/land attack missiles with ...
by ETH
27 May 2022, 23:13
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 1641
Views: 470395
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Re: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]

Type 45s patrolling the coast to defend the mainland is pure fantasy. Even with Block 1/1NT it's only terminal defence with a *ground range* of around 10km. So unless you put one in the Thames it won't be much use. Same goes for sea skimmer defence, except this time it's radar horizon as the limitin...
by ETH
27 May 2022, 15:44
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: RN anti-ship missiles
Replies: 952
Views: 197370
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Re: RN anti-ship missiles

Sea Venom looks very small. It is only 120 kg in weight. Sea Squa was 145 kg, and 4 of them were carried on Lynx (which has 12% less max-take-off weight than Wildcat). Can we add some booster to Sea Venom or enlarge the booster, or add small booster and replace the current booster with a jet, to im...
by ETH
27 May 2022, 14:34
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 1641
Views: 470395
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Re: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]

ArmChairCivvy wrote: 24 May 2022, 18:02
Jdam wrote: 24 May 2022, 17:28 NT or just Block 1? as the article doesn't mention NT.

Edit: Just Block 1

From Navy Lookout
Can we (?) put this together (as sensor-shooter) with the US FMS new radar contract?
What FMS contract was this? The one for the new land installation?
by ETH
27 Apr 2022, 10:21
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: RN anti-ship missiles
Replies: 952
Views: 197370
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Re: RN anti-ship missiles

Each Launch Vehicle can carry up to twelve Sky Sabre missiles compared to the eight ER variants. Going by similar systems each Battery should contain one Radar platform, one Control platform and between three and four Launch platforms, all based on the same MAN HX Truck chassis. All of this is rela...
by ETH
24 Apr 2022, 20:15
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: RN anti-ship missiles
Replies: 952
Views: 197370
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Re: RN anti-ship missiles

Hello,Could someone tell me how many launcher vehicles carrying CAMM-ER missiles make up a battery,or division?I can deduce from photos on the internet that each launcher vehicle carry’s 8xmissiles each.Is this correct as well?I would also like to know of the differences between the land system in ...
by ETH
24 Apr 2022, 20:09
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 4821
Views: 1323747
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Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

I Think we would be really lucky to see the T83 with 36 x CAMM in mushrooms (cheap) & 48 mk 41....but fingers crossed With current trends (both RN and globally) I think that's very pessimistic. You're describing an increase of just 12 CAMM over the Type 45. I would expect to see 64 Mk41 equival...
by ETH
10 Apr 2022, 22:26
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: RN anti-ship missiles
Replies: 952
Views: 197370
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Re: RN anti-ship missiles

How does the Starstreak compare to CAMM? With T45 due to get CAMM on a future refit, this will make CAMM the main short range (15 mile) AAW defence for RN escorts. Will Starstreak either give RN a capability that CAMM does not or similar capability at lower price? Starstreak has a significantly sho...
by ETH
10 Apr 2022, 15:24
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15132
Views: 3417433
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

An article I wrote for NavyLookout on upgrades for the Type 45

https://www.navylookout.com/upgrading-t ... estroyers/
by ETH
20 Feb 2022, 15:13
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: RN anti-ship missiles
Replies: 952
Views: 197370
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Re: RN anti-ship missiles

Isn't it the case that the RN only got serious about AShMs when the CV-01 programme got canned and all of a sudden they bolted Exocet to any thing that would float? Isn't RN doctrine that the primary ship killer is the SSN, followed by carrier strike and then, a distant third, escort fired missiles...
by ETH
28 Dec 2021, 18:12
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: RN anti-ship missiles
Replies: 952
Views: 197370
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Re: RN anti-ship missiles

“The Planning Assumption for Service Entry for Future Cruise /Anti-Ship Weapon on the T26 Frigate and Typhoon aircraft is 2027 and 2030 respectively.” I am a bit confused as I was under the impression that timescales for FCASW were slipping back into potentially the 2030's, hence the possibility of...
by ETH
17 Nov 2021, 21:19
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 4821
Views: 1323747
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Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

tomuk wrote:All T26 blocks are built at Govan
Besides the mast :)
by ETH
17 Nov 2021, 21:02
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15132
Views: 3417433
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

sent to Cammell Laird to launch RRS Sir David Attenborough Small, but tangible proof of UK shipbuilding becoming an 'ecosystem' rather than just insular companies, in which type of environment losing one contract kills the whole company off - cranes to Belfast, and all that If Bae Govan doesn't get...
by ETH
17 Nov 2021, 20:46
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 1641
Views: 470395
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Re: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]

Have seen claims the new variant Aster 30 Block 1NT contracted for future fit to the T45 extends max range by 25% to 150 km/ 80 nm and presume similar percentage increases in range for performing subsonic and supersonic targets. FWIW that only stems from new lofted flight profiles so you won't get ...
by ETH
16 Nov 2021, 18:38
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: RN anti-ship missiles
Replies: 952
Views: 197370
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Re: RN anti-ship missiles

Link 16 is line of sight at around 1Mhz Link 11/22 is for beyond line of sight in HF and UHF bands There is also JREAP and SIMPLE to allow for forwarding over SATCOM and IP networks. There is an ongoing Maritime Multi Links Programme to consolidate/upgrade to a common fit the various current system...
by ETH
14 Nov 2021, 21:59
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: CHINA
Replies: 355
Views: 11384
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

On another note, does the Type 003 has an air wing yet? Maybe we aren't the people to be asking about delays in jet deliveries but as far as I'm aware China doesn't have any CATOBAR aircraft ready yet, or even anything immediately in the pipeline. They could make do with helicopters and J-15s but i...
by ETH
14 Nov 2021, 21:55
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: RN anti-ship missiles
Replies: 952
Views: 197370
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Re: RN anti-ship missiles

And to add - submarines and their torpedos cannot make up for a lack of anti-ship missiles. Whilst the Astute class are deadly hunter-killers in their own right they’re useless if operating hundreds of miles away in complete silence with no communication with the fleet and the enemy ship in need of ...
by ETH
14 Nov 2021, 21:51
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: RN anti-ship missiles
Replies: 952
Views: 197370
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Re: RN anti-ship missiles

And how would that be any different for a Royal Navy vessel? We haven't got the same toys to play with and won't have for quite some time. Just look at the T-45. How long has it been in service yet there is no sign of either BMD, and co-operative engagement in any planned overhaul, just the additio...
by ETH
08 Nov 2021, 08:08
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: RN anti-ship missiles
Replies: 952
Views: 197370
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Re: RN anti-ship missiles

Not to mention hypersonics are not the missiles to answer all problems…
by ETH
08 Nov 2021, 07:48
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: RN anti-ship missiles
Replies: 952
Views: 197370
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Re: RN anti-ship missiles

What it does show IMO is that we need more SSNs and F35Bs, and more modern weapons to be be available to them and other air assets. 100%. The available weapons suite is crippling the British F35 fleet right now (and for the foreseeable future). SPEAR 3 is only a step in the right direction and real...
by ETH
06 Nov 2021, 13:02
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15132
Views: 3417433
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

But how dose NS110 stack up against Artisan. Thales say NS110 has a max range of 280 KM and can detected surface targets at 80 km plus track 1000 targets and is it a cheaper option Tricky to tell. NS110 supposedly uses/used more modern architecture (GaN amplifiers, digital beam forming on an elemen...
by ETH
06 Nov 2021, 11:53
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15132
Views: 3417433
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Re: Type 83 Destroyer (RN) [News Only]

Pound for pound (kgs) you don't seem to be getting a great deal; perhaps £ for £? More than likely cost is the major difference. The AWS-10L has slightly shorter detection ranges that the AWS-10 (so it would pick up an MPA at 85km, rather than 100km and a missile at 30km instead of 35km for instanc...
by ETH
06 Nov 2021, 11:30
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15132
Views: 3417433
United Kingdom

Re: Type 83 Destroyer (RN) [News Only]

Pound for pound (kgs) you don't seem to be getting a great deal; perhaps £ for £? More than likely cost is the major difference. The AWS-10L has slightly shorter detection ranges that the AWS-10 (so it would pick up an MPA at 85km, rather than 100km and a missile at 30km instead of 35km for instanc...