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by wargame_insomniac
22 Feb 2024, 14:38
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 19028
Views: 7043382
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

3 weeks in hospital, whilst I tried to keep up reading threads with the briefest of replies when I had signal and/or battery and then a hurricane is directed at the Current & Future Escorts thread. And the cause at core of hurricane is OPV??!!
by wargame_insomniac
16 Feb 2024, 23:26
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Archer Class Patrol & Training Vessel (PBR) (RN)
Replies: 130
Views: 59046
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Re: Archer Class Patrol & Training Vessel (PBR) (RN)

I think the latter must be the CIC itself, the longer endurance, higher speed, LCVP replacement. Agreed. If I had nt mentioned then my mistake, and that was only because I was trying to avoid repeating large chunks of text verbatim. A CIC feels well suited to Norwegian Fjords and Baltic and North S...
by wargame_insomniac
16 Feb 2024, 23:15
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 19028
Views: 7043382
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Yes the Maintenance and training would run alongside the 3 on 3 off Yes the 4 EoS would deploy out Oman As said I would have them fitted out with 40 mushroom CAMM and 8 x NSM in the first place I don't see this as light but it keeps them simple Would they be allowed to operate out of Oman to suppor...
by wargame_insomniac
16 Feb 2024, 21:26
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Archer Class Patrol & Training Vessel (PBR) (RN)
Replies: 130
Views: 59046
United Kingdom

Re: Archer Class Patrol & Training Vessel (PBR) (RN)

An apparent candidate is, SEA class 15 boat (15m long and 21t weight) shall be a candidate. https://www.atlas-elektronik.com/fileadmin/user_upload/01_Images/Solutions/Workboats/SEA_Class_15_Officer_Training_Boat_Workboat_Data_Sheet.pdf I understand it can be "adopted" to be an USV, using ...
by wargame_insomniac
16 Feb 2024, 21:08
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2785
Views: 710398
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Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

The German shill still at it I see. What is your suggestion M- Shorad for Boxer infantry Battalions? Don't mean that in a critical way, simple curiosity? If an UK Infantry Battalion is being depleyed, potentially by air to Poland or Estonia to rapidly deploy as deterrance, makes sense to me to incl...
by wargame_insomniac
15 Feb 2024, 21:37
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Archer Class Patrol & Training Vessel (PBR) (RN)
Replies: 130
Views: 59046
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Re: Archer Class Patrol & Training Vessel (PBR) (RN)

Don't be silly we all know how useful fast attack boats would be in the Baltic for inserting SF teams and hitting coastal targets Plus it is clear there is move by the RN in the direction as the Archer class have deployed into the Baltic for the last 4 years What will be their future role? Could th...
by wargame_insomniac
14 Feb 2024, 23:29
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 83 Destroyer (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 366
Views: 119996
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Re: Type 83 Destroyer (RN) [News Only]

One well-established design technique is to first "brainstorm" a solution. Simply record all the ideas, no matter how outlandish. Apply no judgements. Encourage "out of the box" thiinking Step two is to go through all the ideas applying judgement, known constraints etc., to arri...
by wargame_insomniac
07 Feb 2024, 20:54
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 15324
Views: 4393704
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

4 x 30mm mounts…. Thats not enough anymore. It’s needs to be 40mm or 57mm now. If QE was Italian it would be covered in 76mm OTO Melara’s and rightly so. Unfortunately the chronic underarming to save cash is coming back to bite in a big way now. It was always just a matter of time. The key thing fo...
by wargame_insomniac
07 Feb 2024, 15:57
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 4000
Views: 942597
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

I was hopeful that firstly Australia developed their globaĺ MQ28 Ghost Bat UAV and that secondly happy to do deal on Project Tempest.
by wargame_insomniac
02 Feb 2024, 18:21
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]
Replies: 8403
Views: 2134636
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Re: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]

MK 41 vertical launch system along with ExLS (Exstensible Launching System) https://apple.news/A2eA4cRzqSeCDcY7bh_u8ug Great info. As RN has not ordered Mk41 in any sense by now, this means the T31 of RN will be (at least) at the first step be delivered WITHOUT Mk.41 VLS (which is clear from schedu...
by wargame_insomniac
29 Jan 2024, 22:08
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 19028
Views: 7043382
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

SW1 wrote: 29 Jan 2024, 21:15 They’ve been there 2 months and used probably 8 missiles and been to port at least once. They’ve at least 40 left if they haven’t reloaded. They’ve a few other ships with them how much
I wanted more resilience than clearly you do. But thats ok - these are just are respective opinions, not facts.
by wargame_insomniac
29 Jan 2024, 19:43
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 19028
Views: 7043382
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

That’s probably sadly fair, but for a project that should be low risk for a ship FFBNW the country needs to do better - if we are really so close to war, we need a new mindset. TLAM on ships maybe new for the RN but is not new with our closest ally. Thanks, I am NOT AGAINST adding Mk 41 to T45. But...
by wargame_insomniac
29 Jan 2024, 19:20
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 1982
Views: 551780
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Re: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]

An AAW variant of the T26 is a no brainer and costs can be shared with the RAN and RCN. Given the new frigate factory, another six AAW variants could be achieved without Gaps with the T45s. However given the threat, there is no logical reason not to repurpose the five T31s also to become AAW ships,...
by wargame_insomniac
29 Jan 2024, 18:40
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 5709
Views: 1489713
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Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

The simple fact is we had the perfect balance of flight deck and dock space with Ocean , 1 x LPD and 3 LSD's and we let it go When all things are considered a completely conventional Amphibious force may still be the way to go. Before even beginning on the MRSS design or considering an Enforcer LPD...
by wargame_insomniac
28 Jan 2024, 18:59
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 19028
Views: 7043382
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

That’s probably sadly fair, but for a project that should be low risk for a ship FFBNW the country needs to do better - if we are really so close to war, we need a new mindset. TLAM on ships maybe new for the RN but is not new with our closest ally. Thanks, I am NOT AGAINST adding Mk 41 to T45. But...
by wargame_insomniac
28 Jan 2024, 17:20
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 19028
Views: 7043382
United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Just go steadily with NSM. Many to be blamed in the past, many options in future, but what should be done now is clear. But these things need to be done in parallel, simultaneously rather than consecutively. For example the T45's have the following upgrades due: *5 to go through PIP (*3 to start &a...
by wargame_insomniac
27 Jan 2024, 23:21
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: Turkish Armed Forces
Replies: 321
Views: 31653
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Re: Turkish Armed Forces

serge750 wrote: 27 Jan 2024, 17:09 Hope they are getting a lot of support etc for $23bn..... just seems like a lot of wonga !!!
They have some 243 F16 older variants, with apparently 157*F16C and 86*F16D.

So the 40 new aircraft might be rougly just one fifth of the total F16 covered by this contract.
by wargame_insomniac
27 Jan 2024, 23:02
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Mine countermeasures and Hydrographic capability (MHC) (MHPC)
Replies: 936
Views: 309914
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Re: Mine countermeasures and Hydrographic capability (MHC) (MHPC)

I think the RN ishoing to want to trial deoying MCM USV and USuV from a variety of platforms to see what works best in practice in a variety of locations i a variety of Sea States. Ininitialy they were being triialled in Persian Gulf of Lyme Bay, they are shortly be about to be trialled in UK Home W...
by wargame_insomniac
25 Jan 2024, 21:28
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 5709
Views: 1489713
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Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

https://twitter.com/NavyLookout/status/1750455509465882941 Worst of all outcomes, no clear direction for the FCF, wasting money and kicking the can another decade down the road. I doubt it will be 2030's. I fully expect them to be rotated between active service annually (as per current) and then re...
by wargame_insomniac
25 Jan 2024, 16:50
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: River Class (OPV) (RN)
Replies: 5403
Views: 1414688
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Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)

... I have said for sometime now that the RB2's due to there overseas takings need upgrading with the same NS50 radar plus a UAV and a 40mm with 3P rounds for all round better eyes and ears plus self defence I agree some of the River B2 needs it, but some do not. What is a realistic OSD for the RB2...
by wargame_insomniac
23 Jan 2024, 19:20
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ground Based Air Defence
Replies: 684
Views: 189455
United Kingdom

Re: Ground Based Air Defence

SAAB received an order for MSHORAD for Swedish Armed Forces, based on BvS10 ATV. https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/saab-secures-order-for-mobile-short-range-air-defence/ The UK had previously ordered 60*BvS10 for RM Commandos as part of joint procurement with Sweden and Germany, to replace old BvS6 ve...
by wargame_insomniac
22 Jan 2024, 16:45
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 1982
Views: 551780
United Kingdom

Re: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]

I notice lots of criticism around the bazars about the weapons outload on RN vessels (lately aboutT45 HMS Diamond), with same commentators staying strangely silent on the lesser outload of allied vessels. https://twitter.com/NavyLookout/status/1749359803112083484 So far only USN and RN have sent sh...
by wargame_insomniac
21 Jan 2024, 19:56
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General UK Defence Discussion
Replies: 1752
Views: 180818
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Re: General UK Defence Discussion

The above is far from a complete or exhausustive list forany of the 3 services -just realised that I had forgotten to add design and construction of new AUKUS SSN, not to mention wider issues such as long delays in equipment refit and maintenance, or the awful state of the MOD's estates portfolio wh...
by wargame_insomniac
21 Jan 2024, 19:46
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General UK Defence Discussion
Replies: 1752
Views: 180818
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Re: General UK Defence Discussion

I think the same can be asked for all three services. All 3 services already have a lot to be done with implementing current and imminent equipment orders at a time when all 3 services are suffering from both poor retention and be unable to meet recruitment targets. For Navy (in no particular order...
by wargame_insomniac
21 Jan 2024, 18:43
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 1982
Views: 551780
United Kingdom

Re: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]

Good news, although it needs to happen sooner as there are no several potential global flashpoints thanks to the likes of Russia, China and even Iran and North Korea pushing to find weaknesses of the West, at a time when increasing risk of 2nd Donald Trump US Presidency causing US to become more iso...