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by wargame_insomniac
27 May 2022, 17:28
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15089
Views: 3408041
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

A beakdown of what is publicly known on the upcoming RN Frigates in today's UK defence journal based apparently on MOD responses to written questions or press releases from industry: https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/a-guide-to-britains-new-frigate-types/ A couple of snippets in the article I found p...
by wargame_insomniac
26 May 2022, 22:14
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15089
Views: 3408041
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

A beakdown of what is publicly known on the upcoming RN Frigates in today's UK defence journal based apparently on MOD responses to written questions or press releases from industry: https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/a-guide-to-britains-new-frigate-types/ A couple of snippets in the article I found pa...
by wargame_insomniac
26 May 2022, 21:17
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 14031
Views: 4048899
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Is Gib able to have both carriers at the same time? Just wondering. hence my above question re Gib. https://twitter.com/NavyLookout/status/1524733958637948930?t=nRdof4nqVpT_JOCXE1ON5Q&s=19 I know we knew from the above Navy Lookout article that @HMSPWLS was heading to the Med in her role as Nat...
by wargame_insomniac
25 May 2022, 18:46
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 1625
Views: 467630
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Re: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]

I know the Navy Lookout article was discussed yesterday. But the Royal Navy article below mentioned that Sea Ceptor would "significantly bolster" it ability to defend against "fast moving craft" To me that sounds as if RN not serious about Martlett if using Sea Ceptor for that ta...
by wargame_insomniac
25 May 2022, 18:38
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: Argentina
Replies: 242
Views: 8371
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Re: Argentina

I have seen, for some time a need to establish a deterrent presence in the South Atlantic (Not to deter Argentina) but rather to dissuade the PRC from spreading it”s tentacles around “Good Hope” and “Horn” and into the Atlantic. Do those with blinkers still think that we do not need a much larger R...
by wargame_insomniac
25 May 2022, 18:31
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: Argentina
Replies: 242
Views: 8371
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Re: Argentina

We could really do with one or more P-8s down their with UAS support but we haven't got enough to do that have we. How many aircraft would be required if needed 24hour coverage? Three? Four? The problem at the moment is that we can't spare any aircraft from patrolling UK waters and combating Russia...
by wargame_insomniac
22 May 2022, 22:13
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 3582
Views: 905822
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Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

Any MRSS is going to need greater aviation capability that the vessel above. Having six MRSS will allow the permanent deployment for an LSG at any given time with the ability to reinforce either or both with another MRSS and its RM LSU in times of crisis. I cannot any senario where the RN will gain...
by wargame_insomniac
22 May 2022, 22:06
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15089
Views: 3408041
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

BMT took down the details for the Venator 90, but a good video remains on YouTube. From memory it was about 3,000t and 90m in length. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Bf386EByAjc Thanks for the link. I think I have heard before that ideal ship length for regular helicopter operations is 105mm, so the ...
by wargame_insomniac
22 May 2022, 21:41
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: Martlet/Lightweight multirole missile
Replies: 123
Views: 44539
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Re: Martlet/Lightweight multirole missile

We need cheap munitions for Army/Navy for shooting down cheap drones. From what I have read the Martlett is one of the cheaper missiles available to UK armed forces, so hopefuuly we will learn from the lessons and experience of Ukranians and use it ourselves in active service. We need to invest in ...
by wargame_insomniac
22 May 2022, 19:17
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15089
Views: 3408041
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Repulse wrote: 22 May 2022, 18:37 It was always Venator 90 for me…

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Forgive my ignorance but how did Venator 90 compare suzewise to the Ventor 110?
by wargame_insomniac
22 May 2022, 19:12
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 3582
Views: 905822
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Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

Having been away I have just been catching up but for me the only way forward if we are going have re-enforced Companies of RM here and there is to have 6 Absalon style ships capable of carrying 2 x Merlin , 6 x OCR and armed with 1 x 127mm , 2 x 40mm , 24 Mk-41 VLS , 24 CAMM These should backed up...
by wargame_insomniac
22 May 2022, 18:00
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: Australian Defence Force
Replies: 1776
Views: 53798
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Re: Australian Defence Force

It' a shame that UK, although invited, could nt take part. It would have been good pratice for our F35B's and E7's to have joined the USAF and RAAF. Maybe we did nt have enough of either available to participate given other deployments.
by wargame_insomniac
22 May 2022, 17:49
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: Martlet/Lightweight multirole missile
Replies: 123
Views: 44539
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Re: Martlet/Lightweight multirole missile

We need cheap munitions for Army/Navy for shooting down cheap drones. From what I have read the Martlett is one of the cheaper missiles available to UK armed forces, so hopefuuly we will learn from the lessons and experience of Ukranians and use it ourselves in active service.
by wargame_insomniac
22 May 2022, 17:03
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15089
Views: 3408041
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

I am always surprised by people saying that we don't need 5 T31's. For years I have read articles saying that RN had insufficent escorts to properly full fill all our global commitments. Since I have joined this forum I don't think I have seen anyone arguing for a smaller Navy - we pretty much all ...
by wargame_insomniac
22 May 2022, 16:41
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15089
Views: 3408041
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Thanks. As I keep my realistic (or "pessimistic") stand point, I am happy to see you putting forward a bit more "optimistic" proposal. :thumbup: Cancelling 1 or 2 T31 is not an option. Its a fixed contract. very-unlikely-option-1: So, if up-arm remaining 4 hulls by reducing the ...
by wargame_insomniac
21 May 2022, 17:06
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: Australian Defence Force
Replies: 1776
Views: 53798
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Re: Australian Defence Force

All change down under https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/world-australia-61532469 I wonder what Anthony Albanese's views are on Defence and Australia's relationship with US vs China. I am nervous that he is a republican but pleased he will do more on climate change. I gather he supports AUKUS so that ...
by wargame_insomniac
21 May 2022, 17:04
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15089
Views: 3408041
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Thanks for clarification - makes sense. My concern at the moment is that all five T31 have been ordered but only the first batch of 3 T26, albeit they have recently begun advance ordering some of the long lead components for the 2nd batch of fibe T26. Thus if they wanted to save money on ships it wo...
by wargame_insomniac
21 May 2022, 16:45
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: Australian Defence Force
Replies: 1776
Views: 53798
United Kingdom

Re: Australian Defence Force

All change down under https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/world-australia-61532469 I wonder what Anthony Albanese's views are on Defence and Australia's relationship with US vs China. I am nervous that he is a republican but pleased he will do more on climate change. I gather he supports AUKUS so that ...
by wargame_insomniac
21 May 2022, 16:39
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UK Shipbuilding
Replies: 155
Views: 5916
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Re: UK Shipbuilding

Depends what the MRSS turns out to be. Who knows, they could even be the amphibious. equivalent of “through-deck cruisers”! :mrgreen: More like the following (plus a small hanger) :mrgreen: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-bZ0EXYkFyyQ/UY9LvdgRoiI/AAAAAAAAZHI/K9N3YvTXaiw/s1600/ADIK_Landing_Ship_Tank.jpg Wh...
by wargame_insomniac
21 May 2022, 15:58
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15089
Views: 3408041
United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

I am always surprised by people saying that we don't need 5 T31's. For years I have read articles saying that RN had insufficent escorts to properly full fill all our global commitments. Since I have joined this forum I don't think I have seen anyone arguing for a smaller Navy - we pretty much all h...
by wargame_insomniac
20 May 2022, 22:05
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The future form of the Army
Replies: 362
Views: 24635
United Kingdom

Re: The future form of the Army

Find it sad that MOD won't reverse the planned cuts in tank numbers from 227 to 148.

https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/lessons ... perations/
by wargame_insomniac
20 May 2022, 22:00
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 4820
Views: 1320854
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Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

Just hope they build it big enough to cope with T83.....

https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/frigate ... the-clyde/
by wargame_insomniac
20 May 2022, 17:54
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Echo Class Hydrographic Survey Ships (RN)
Replies: 70
Views: 40524
United Kingdom

Re: Echo Class Hydrographic Survey Ships (RN)

More RN robbing Peter to pay Paul. I am glad that Scott back in active service- I imagine it will be invaluable in surveying and protecting the undersea cables, especially as that is supposedly a big part of our strategy in the High North. Just a shame that its instead of the other survey work that ...
by wargame_insomniac
19 May 2022, 11:24
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: Australian Defence Force
Replies: 1776
Views: 53798
United Kingdom

Re: Australian Defence Force

Another country going for NSM: