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by wargame_insomniac
26 Jan 2022, 14:52
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 14878
Views: 3333213
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Sounds great, apart from that we won't know how much adding 2 additional T26 will cost until the 2nd batch of five T26 are finally ordered in the nexr few months.
by wargame_insomniac
26 Jan 2022, 12:34
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 14878
Views: 3333213
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Did you mean Patrol Ships as Tier Three or Tier One? To me Tier One are the escorts deddicated to protecting CSG, CASD, TAPS and North Atlantic, being T45 & T26. A B3 River would be a Tier One Patrol Ship = Tier Three Warship The B2 Rivers would be a Tier Two Patrol Ship = Tier Four Warship And...
by wargame_insomniac
26 Jan 2022, 10:35
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: USA Armed Forces
Replies: 1895
Views: 38320
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Re: USA Armed Forces

Oh dear. I guess accidents will happen, especially as all the navies get used to F35 and any additional Ptocedures required ovrr and above say the procedures required for operating F18.
by wargame_insomniac
26 Jan 2022, 10:32
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 14878
Views: 3333213
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

IF I had the decision to make I would concentrate what resources were available on improving the T-31s already on order. I believe it is here the Royal Navy could get its biggest win, gaining five effective Tier 2 Escorts that can operate as forward deployed asses as well as compliment the escort g...
by wargame_insomniac
26 Jan 2022, 10:10
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 14878
Views: 3333213
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

I totally agree on the B2s; the only thing I think is really missing from the B2s is the ability to operate organically at least UAVs, which could expand the monitoring capability tremendously. The RN is working on FTUAS, so having at least one per B2 would be important, I think. I'm sure they coul...
by wargame_insomniac
23 Jan 2022, 18:46
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: German Armed Forces
Replies: 481
Views: 9955
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Re: German Armed Forces

After Angela Merkel's 16 years of German Cjnacellor with CDU party, there was always likely to be some change in Germen foriegn policy under Scholz's traffic light coliation of SPD/FDP/Greens. especially with German dependance upon Russian natural gas with Nord Stream 2 piepline. I am not sure what ...
by wargame_insomniac
23 Jan 2022, 16:43
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 83 Destroyer (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 157
Views: 27313
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Re: Type 83 Destroyer (RN) [News Only]

The simple fact is all RN ships are under armed from the B2's all the way up to the carriers Unfortunately the MoD has too often gone for the phrase that I hate to see "Fitted For But Not With". The reason I want the maximum number of VLS launchers to be fitted, is because if this is not ...
by wargame_insomniac
23 Jan 2022, 16:28
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 83 Destroyer (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 157
Views: 27313
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Re: Type 83 Destroyer (RN) [News Only]

Of course, there is no doubt that a 10,000 ton Hunter could accomendate vls cells much more than 32, and it should have be with at least 64 or more, but it has to trade with other capabilities, for instance, you have mentioned that multi-mission bay, what I have said is just it is very under-armed ...
by wargame_insomniac
21 Jan 2022, 19:33
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: River Class (OPV) (RN)
Replies: 4303
Views: 1084087
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Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)

To be honest if it’s just disaster relief,law enforcement and the such like I wouldn’t have fwd presence at all other things to spend the money on. This relates just to HMS Spey / Tamar, the two that have been sent out to cover the entire Indo/Pacific. One is currently heading toTonga with disaster...
by wargame_insomniac
21 Jan 2022, 14:34
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Phalanx
Replies: 81
Views: 29192
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Re: Phalanx

with Phalanx as the hail Mary last ditch option. They've never really been anything other than that True, but I get the impression that against modern heavy, fast missiles there is far less confidence in the stopping power of Phalanx and than against previous generations and today it may be a liter...
by wargame_insomniac
20 Jan 2022, 19:17
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Phalanx
Replies: 81
Views: 29192
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CIWS - Phalanx versus SeaRAM

CIWS Phalanx is the current Close in Weapon System used by both USN and RN, and many other of the allied navies. It as introduced in 1980 so has been around for over 4 decades, and includes a radar-guided 20 mm (0.8 in) Vulcan cannon mounted on a swiveling base, as an automated point defence weapon ...
by wargame_insomniac
20 Jan 2022, 18:46
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General UK Defence Discussion
Replies: 801
Views: 15787
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Re: General UK Defence Discussion

Not sure why the RN can’t do it as well It is a waste of their resources. You don't need 2000t 5000nm rage OPVs to patrol a box 25x10 miles off the coast of Dover. Agree if it was the only section of UK EEZ but it’s not, if I’m not mistaken the EEZ for the mainland Territory of UK&NI is approxi...
by wargame_insomniac
20 Jan 2022, 18:00
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 14878
Views: 3333213
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

We'll be lucky to see Type 31 with Mk41 and FCASW by 2030 I agree however we could see NSM and Maybe Mk-41 with Tomahawk Blk V by 2030 if we wanted The problem is which refits take precedence? Currently we have IIRC four T23's in the middle of going through Lifex - once they have finished, that sho...
by wargame_insomniac
18 Jan 2022, 18:41
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 14878
Views: 3333213
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Am I right in thinking that currently the MoD has placed full contract orders for just the first three T26 (Glasgow, Cardiff, Belfast) and that they have started placing orders for component items with long lead times for the other five ships. with full contract for these remaining five ships expect...
by wargame_insomniac
18 Jan 2022, 18:14
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 14878
Views: 3333213
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

So the US Constellation class will be fitted with 1 x 57mm , 32 VLS , 16 NSM , 22 RAM plus HGM's With this in mind if type 31 was fitted with 24 Mk-41 and 8 NSM it would have 1 57mm , 2 x 40mm , 24 VLS , 8 NSM plus HGM's and for me be a good global patrol frigate For me we need 10 x type 26 and 10 ...
by wargame_insomniac
18 Jan 2022, 17:52
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 3298
Views: 873015
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Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

A reminder that for the training leading up to Norway's Exercise Cold Response 2002 in late March / ealy April, the HMS PoW will be accompanied by USS CSG 8, lead by carrier USS Harry S. Truman and guided-missile cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG-56), Carrier Air Wing One, and the ships of Destroyer Squad...
by wargame_insomniac
16 Jan 2022, 23:07
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 14878
Views: 3333213
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

I think you lead to look at type 31 as a highly productionised design that lends itself to quick build and improved thru life maintenance, with the ability to be configured with uk developed systems and complex weapons thru life for any of the roles we need. Rather than the usual bespoke prototypes...
by wargame_insomniac
16 Jan 2022, 18:59
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: USA Armed Forces
Replies: 1895
Views: 38320
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Re: USA Armed Forces

ill need a nuclear propulsion if they want put lasers and new radar there. But, I have to say, I expected something larger- 15-20000 t, not just hashed up Burke class. Depends how well they got on with MT30 in the DDG1000s, they've had enough time to run them around and work out their power require...
by wargame_insomniac
16 Jan 2022, 18:29
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 14878
Views: 3333213
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

The above discussions on Isreali Sa'ar 6 class Corvettes and the various nations using the MEKO 200 Frigate are interetsing. In pretty much all cases these are being used by Reginal Powers to defend their littoral zone and where speed and firepower was more important than range and duration. Whereas...
by wargame_insomniac
16 Jan 2022, 17:27
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 3298
Views: 873015
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Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

As far as I am concerned one of the priorities of the RN and RFA moving forward is to rapidly moe and Army Battlegroup to a location, say the high north, with all it kit and logistics in under fourteen days with the remainder of the BCT the former originated from arriving after no more than a furth...
by wargame_insomniac
14 Jan 2022, 22:43
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 14878
Views: 3333213
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Quite possibly weight but possibly the depth of space for the launchers is taken up by the extra boat bays. I guess it depends what you want more boat bays or more missiles. Which missiles require Mk 56 VLS? To save topweight and / or depth of space could always put Mk41 VLS instead. Or use the dec...
by wargame_insomniac
14 Jan 2022, 19:25
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 14878
Views: 3333213
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

The downside of the T31 is that currently it is seriously underarmed. The upside of the T31 is that it seems we have contracted to buy a good sized hull for a very low fixed price, with a lot room for adding extra weapons. I hope that the MoD sees sense once the T31 hulls are completed and before th...
by wargame_insomniac
11 Jan 2022, 21:29
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Royal Navy SSK?
Replies: 427
Views: 107095
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Re: Royal Navy SSK?

Thanks - the discussion has helped me understand a bit more about the pros and cons of SSK. A few people have suggested buying a second batch of P8 aircraft. I can see the merits of that for patrolling home waters and North Atlantic, especially if can be fitted with ASuW missiles. Given the collapse...
by wargame_insomniac
10 Jan 2022, 22:05
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Royal Navy SSK?
Replies: 427
Views: 107095
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Re: Royal Navy SSK?

I was nt proposing "globally capable SSK". And I gave examples of what we could use SSK for. e.g. for initial training and for use in shallower waters such as UK, North Sea, Mediterranean i.e etc. But that's what the RN wants, boats capable of global deployment in support of British inter...