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by GarethDavies1
12 Jun 2024, 21:37
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: Argentina
Replies: 262
Views: 21210
United Kingdom

Re: Argentina

Argentine take on it - requires translation

https://www.zona-militar.com/2024/06/12 ... a-ucrania/
by GarethDavies1
02 May 2024, 09:02
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: New Medium Helicopter [NMH] - (RAF & AAC)
Replies: 498
Views: 68101
United Kingdom

Re: New Medium Helicopter [NMH] - (RAF & AAC)

But will 24 last 20 plus years
by GarethDavies1
27 Apr 2024, 19:16
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2838
Views: 781634
United Kingdom

Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

There must be a better way....perhaps going back to the old ways of having Royal Ordnance engineers constantly employed on a dedicated basis needs to be revisited
by GarethDavies1
26 Apr 2024, 10:40
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: MBDA Storm Shadow Missile (RAF)
Replies: 91
Views: 31767
United Kingdom

Re: MBDA Storm Shadow Missile (RAF)

How much of the production work or assembly as ever been carried out in the UK?
by GarethDavies1
04 Mar 2024, 15:05
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 6320
Views: 1949255
United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

Not sure that's totally fair given the number of the FRS1 pilots and technicians that were seconded from the RAF!
by GarethDavies1
30 Nov 2023, 19:26
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)
Replies: 1273
Views: 484010
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Re: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)

Wow actually a sound and sensible decision!
by GarethDavies1
15 Nov 2023, 12:14
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]
Replies: 8552
Views: 2291069
United Kingdom

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

Be good if it could take a couple of LMM or Starstreak!
by GarethDavies1
06 Nov 2023, 18:08
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UK Shipbuilding
Replies: 251
Views: 39632
United Kingdom

Re: UK Shipbuilding

Any concerns regarding shipbuilding with the last steel blast furnaces in UK likely to be shut down over the next year?
by GarethDavies1
27 Oct 2023, 14:12
Forum: British Army
Topic: Apache Attack Helicopter (British Army Air Corps)
Replies: 617
Views: 226585
United Kingdom

Re: Apache Attack Helicopter (British Army Air Corps)

And with impeccable timing, this pops up in the Torygraph https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2023/10/26/us-army-apache-british-defence-military-procure-helicopter/ An article full of twaddle from start to finish. One wonders if these things are just done for clicks in the paper. Ajax, well we ordered...
by GarethDavies1
27 Oct 2023, 10:07
Forum: British Army
Topic: Apache Attack Helicopter (British Army Air Corps)
Replies: 617
Views: 226585
United Kingdom

Re: Apache Attack Helicopter (British Army Air Corps)

Awful biased article missing the issues of being held to ransom by foreign companies particularly from the US.
by GarethDavies1
04 Sep 2023, 19:16
Forum: British Army
Topic: RBSL Challenger 3 (Future) Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 380
Views: 86001
United Kingdom

Re: RBSL Challenger 3 (Future) Main Battle Tank (British Army)

Perhaps we should repoen the production line!
by GarethDavies1
02 Sep 2023, 09:29
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 5788
Views: 1563686
United Kingdom

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

Always thought the Thales sonars were made UK! My bad.
by GarethDavies1
29 Aug 2023, 18:56
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 6110
Views: 1839180
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Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

STORL. So, you are asking us to imagine an F35B that can do the things that an F35B can do? Isn't that simply an F35B? Yes, but without the VTOL requirement, thus reducing how powerful the liftfan had to be, maybe not having it at all, thus saving weight, increasing range. If there wasn't a need fo...
by GarethDavies1
26 Aug 2023, 17:31
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: AW159 Wildcat Helicopter (RN & AAC)
Replies: 490
Views: 222457
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Re: AW159 Wildcat Helicopter (RN & AAC)

At the end of the day the Wildcat comes from a UK specification for an Anti-Surface warfare naval helicopter. Not sure there's anything out there to match it when it comes to countering swarms of fast attack craft which is what its designed for. It can also support ASW operations and anti-piracy work.
by GarethDavies1
08 Aug 2023, 12:35
Forum: UK Defence & Aerospace Industry
Topic: Leonardo (Agusta-Westland)
Replies: 121
Views: 15945
United Kingdom

Re: Leonardo (Agusta-Westland)

Leonardo being partly owned by Italian Govt, which is a model we should be following.
by GarethDavies1
04 Aug 2023, 14:40
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 4165
Views: 1054245
United Kingdom

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Is 15 billion the true figure to develop it, or just the amount that BAE can swindle out of the Government!
by GarethDavies1
24 Jun 2023, 09:17
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: Italian Armed Forces
Replies: 940
Views: 74782
United Kingdom

Re: Italian Armed Forces

What's the point of keeping the Ariete tanks?
by GarethDavies1
09 Jun 2023, 14:07
Forum: British Army
Topic: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 2323
Views: 1081137
United Kingdom

Re: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)

Which gun barrel shop are you referring to? The one in Barrow that made M777?
by GarethDavies1
08 Jun 2023, 17:10
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: New Medium Helicopter [NMH] - (RAF & AAC)
Replies: 498
Views: 68101
United Kingdom

Re: New Medium Helicopter [NMH] - (RAF & AAC)

Its the bullshitting I don't like, as the F-35 workshare is a percentage allocated to British companies which end up producing stuff in the US - Lift fan!
by GarethDavies1
07 Jun 2023, 19:05
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]
Replies: 8552
Views: 2291069
United Kingdom

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

Not sure the Type 21 analogy is a good one.
by GarethDavies1
26 May 2023, 17:28
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: New Zealand Defence Force
Replies: 622
Views: 48300
United Kingdom

Re: New Zealand Defence Force

Won't the Aussies be operating MH-60Rs from their Anzacs?
by GarethDavies1
26 May 2023, 10:52
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General UK Defence Discussion
Replies: 1953
Views: 280727
United Kingdom

Re: General UK Defence Discussion

Complete bullshit