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by KiwiMuzz
01 Apr 2022, 00:36
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 2084
Views: 443950
New Zealand

Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

So what are we going to do in the meantime. The use of Warrior as an interim platform was suggested but that is due to leave service when Boxer arrives. We could order a new platform had probably have it in service sooner, the replacement of the CVR(T) is supposed to be a priority isn't it? Seem li...
by KiwiMuzz
30 Mar 2022, 23:22
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ground Based Air Defence
Replies: 568
Views: 166045
New Zealand

Re: Ground Based Air Defence

BB85 wrote: 30 Mar 2022, 21:56 For all the money that was poured into developing CTA I would expect Ajax to be able to engage UAVs with airburst rounds.
Or just drive close enough to shake them out of the air :P
by KiwiMuzz
30 Mar 2022, 21:48
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 2084
Views: 443950
New Zealand

Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

So what are we going to do in the meantime. The use of Warrior as an interim platform was suggested but that is due to leave service when Boxer arrives. We could order a new platform had probably have it in service sooner, the replacement of the CVR(T) is supposed to be a priority isn't it? Well, i...
by KiwiMuzz
08 Feb 2022, 22:46
Forum: British Army
Topic: RBSL Challenger 3 (Future) Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 275
Views: 25950
New Zealand

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

BB85 wrote: 08 Feb 2022, 14:45 I assume the sights will need some calibration when moving from the CTA40 to the 120mm 😂
After the requisite four-year, seven-billion-pound feasibility study... :lol:
by KiwiMuzz
07 Feb 2022, 20:26
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing E-3D Sentry AEW.1 (AWACS) (RAF)
Replies: 409
Views: 170621
New Zealand

Re: Boeing E-3D Sentry AEW.1 (AWACS) (RAF)

I read a report stating cancelling 2 wedge tails cost the mod £18m in fines to boeing. I assume that's the loss of discount through EOS that ordering all 5 would have brought, rather than plans incompetence if the individual price would have been the same if we ordered 3 in the first place with an ...
by KiwiMuzz
02 Feb 2022, 21:21
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Phalanx
Replies: 104
Views: 32763
New Zealand

Re: Phalanx

DYNR that for Ten years we did not even have a Strike Carrier. Now we have two and I would not be at all surprised for CAMM to be fitted to the QEC at their first Refit (or even in a more routine capability insertion), subject of course to sufficient funding being available and continued Carrier Re...
by KiwiMuzz
01 Feb 2022, 19:54
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Phalanx
Replies: 104
Views: 32763
New Zealand

Re: Phalanx

Lord Jim wrote: 01 Feb 2022, 00:48 The RN and MoD as a whole are very good at labelling things with a fair amount of spin included.
Remember the Naval Strike Wing? One squadron of nine Harriers, plus one squadron of zero, in "suspended animation". :roll:
by KiwiMuzz
31 Jan 2022, 23:18
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Phalanx
Replies: 104
Views: 32763
New Zealand

Re: Phalanx

DYNR that for Ten years we did not even have a Strike Carrier. Now we have two and I would not be at all surprised for CAMM to be fitted to the QEC at their first Refit (or even in a more routine capability insertion), subject of course to sufficient funding being available and continued Carrier Re...
by KiwiMuzz
12 Jan 2022, 23:15
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)
Replies: 1249
Views: 418289
New Zealand

Re: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)

SW1 wrote: 12 Jan 2022, 14:18 I think your far far more likely to see more protector aircraft than more p8
Here's a crazy idea - RAF gets nine of the Mariner version, so each P8 can go out with a "Loyal Wingman"...?
by KiwiMuzz
05 Jan 2022, 23:10
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]
Replies: 7624
Views: 1925253
New Zealand

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

I agree that having the launchers available is a good thing. And yes there is an option to procure missiles as say a UOR, but modern weapons can not be produced rapidly. There needs to be an adequate war stock for troubled times. Pity that the money for such a situation is not there. Indeed. Defenc...
by KiwiMuzz
02 Jan 2022, 21:57
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: National Flagship for Britain
Replies: 144
Views: 12754
New Zealand

Re: National Flagship for Britain

Well if they are going to build one - can it be a " Q ship " :lolno: Or how about large medical facility's to help with disaster relief ....it need a better reason for spending the money imo One of the reasons for keeping HMY Britannia was that she could operate as a hospital ship in war....
by KiwiMuzz
01 Jan 2022, 22:19
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 5786
Views: 1588627
New Zealand

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

downsizer wrote: 01 Jan 2022, 14:56
Because those involved in the project are busy delivering actual outputs rather than worrying about a meaningless designation that only fan bois on the net care about.
Methinks the fan boi doth protest too much.
by KiwiMuzz
31 Dec 2021, 21:57
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 5786
Views: 1588627
New Zealand

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

None so far. Quite a few to choose from...FGR, FG or in FAA parlance FA. Been a trend recently e.g. C-17 or C-130J (even though its actually the C4 or C5). Then Reaper gets RG.1....someone needs to get a grip of it. I just hope it isn't the RAF and FAA failing to agree on what the designation shoul...
by KiwiMuzz
30 Dec 2021, 20:33
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 5786
Views: 1588627
New Zealand

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

None so far. Quite a few to choose from...FGR, FG or in FAA parlance FA. Been a trend recently e.g. C-17 or C-130J (even though its actually the C4 or C5). Then Reaper gets RG.1....someone needs to get a grip of it. I just hope it isn't the RAF and FAA failing to agree on what the designation shoul...
by KiwiMuzz
29 Dec 2021, 21:19
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 5786
Views: 1588627
New Zealand

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

Apologies if I have missed this somewhere, has the F35 been given an official type designation in UK service - e.g. GR Mk 1 or similar? No mention even on the RAF website. Cheers.
by KiwiMuzz
25 Nov 2021, 11:04
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 14300
Views: 4115826
New Zealand

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Given that they have been a key element in the most important Royal Navy deployment since the Falklands War, VFMA-211 heading for home strikes me as quite a poignant moment. Safe journey Marines :thumbup:
by KiwiMuzz
19 Nov 2021, 21:05
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Raytheon Sentinel R1 (RAF)
Replies: 227
Views: 204908
New Zealand

Re: Raytheon Sentinel R1 (RAF)

I saw a comment on Twitter that one reason Sentinel was binned was that it was a "corps-level asset for a brigade-level army". Ouch. It somewhat makes a sense. on the other hand, things like Sentinels give additional strength to "brigade(if even that)-level Army". Definitely, ev...
by KiwiMuzz
17 Nov 2021, 20:29
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Raytheon Sentinel R1 (RAF)
Replies: 227
Views: 204908
New Zealand

Re: Raytheon Sentinel R1 (RAF)

I saw a comment on Twitter that one reason Sentinel was binned was that it was a "corps-level asset for a brigade-level army". Ouch.
by KiwiMuzz
10 Nov 2021, 20:58
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]
Replies: 7624
Views: 1925253
New Zealand

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

It’s no wonder HMG are pushing so hard at T31 export, with multiple UK built export T31’s the T32 budget line can be deferred almost indefinitely. If building additional T26’s isn’t an option then jettisoning the RN T31’s onto the export market to be replaced by T32’s constructed in the early 2030’...
by KiwiMuzz
07 Nov 2021, 21:24
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: RN anti-ship missiles
Replies: 991
Views: 204879
New Zealand

Re: RN anti-ship missiles

On the interim SSGW I’m wondering what the Navy would put them on, other than T31. HMS Glasgow is my due to be commissioned until 2027 and is probably more a candidate for the FCASW. T45 - doesn’t the CAAM mushroom farm take away the space? The CAMM silos will go in the space previously set aside f...
by KiwiMuzz
05 Nov 2021, 23:05
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: British Aerospace 146
Replies: 22
Views: 5062
New Zealand

Re: British Aerospace 146

You also get an extra 100 points if the aircraft type proposed has been fitted /is compatible with DAS/DIRCM. I assume Sentinel had this fitted? Is there a Global Express simulator in the UK? Yes it did, and yes at Burgess Hill in London. Sentinel airframes we’re very heavily modified even MoD woul...
by KiwiMuzz
05 Nov 2021, 04:06
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: British Aerospace 146
Replies: 22
Views: 5062
New Zealand

Re: British Aerospace 146

Sounds like there looking for something in the medium range biz jet category something like a challenger 605. In the biz jet category that range isn’t really that long if you go into the acj220, global express or gulfstream 650 size you could nearly double that range. Probably a daft question, but ...
by KiwiMuzz
04 Nov 2021, 21:32
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 3780
Views: 925995
New Zealand

Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

The idea of having them blend in would be all well and good if they were not massively advertised during design and build phase so anyone who wants will know exactly what they look like. This has always been my problem with the "we'll make it look innocent, so they won't know what it is" ...
by KiwiMuzz
03 Nov 2021, 22:57
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 83 Destroyer (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 177
Views: 34239
New Zealand

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

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KiwiMuzz wrote:
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