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by wargame_insomniac
12 Jul 2024, 10:41
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future Royal Fleet Auxiliary
Replies: 221
Views: 358681
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Re: Future Royal Fleet Auxiliary

https://x.com/NavyLookout/status/1811445065367117986

Tideforce closer to finishing refit.
by wargame_insomniac
10 Jul 2024, 21:02
Forum: UK Defence & Aerospace Industry
Topic: UK Defence & Aerospace Industry - News & Discussion
Replies: 99
Views: 15579
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Re: UK Defence & Aerospace Industry - News & Discussion

@Damola3 I hope you are right on many of those items. But I remain cautious until we see that the upgrades you mentioned are actually funded with hard budget cash.
by wargame_insomniac
08 Jul 2024, 12:15
Forum: Personnel and Units
Topic: Royal Marines
Replies: 212
Views: 48874
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Re: Royal Marines

by wargame_insomniac
03 Jul 2024, 17:27
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Multi-Role Support Ships (MRSS)
Replies: 382
Views: 31942
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Re: Multi-Role Support Ships (MRSS)

Can someone explain to me why what’s being proposed is not an Albion+ class - what is being left out that will allow the crewing requirements to be less? I know what’s being added, significant aviation capabilities, light frigate self defence and modular hospital capabilities. I think it will be li...
by wargame_insomniac
23 Jun 2024, 17:48
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 4181
Views: 1071397
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Does anyone think gcap partners should offer gcap to the USAF instead of NGAD ,not as high tech but probably good enough and hopefully have the long legs ,heck they can even install NGAD tech on their version, consolidate to win the numbers game against China Russia NKorea, Iran pact , just saying ...
by wargame_insomniac
22 Jun 2024, 22:21
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 5846
Views: 1583832
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Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

If they did order 5 T26 - would the RN need anymore in the short-term ? as there would most likely be 1 or 2 norwegian T26 to help cover the N atlantic, more for the RN would be good ! but if norway wants the T26 i think its a win win eitherway :clap: :thumbup: maybe while bae build the T26, we cou...
by wargame_insomniac
20 Jun 2024, 11:47
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: CHINA
Replies: 383
Views: 39611
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Re: CHINA

I thought this wss an intetesting video on China's use of grey zone tactics with it's Coast Guard and militia fishing vessels in training for the enforcement of "customs inspections" around Taiwan. Along with more detailed article from CSIS that backs it up. https://youtu.be/bTqO2Jx_8ag?si...
by wargame_insomniac
20 Jun 2024, 09:16
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future ASW
Replies: 589
Views: 195165
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Re: Future ASW

"Oh shit just get some sort of way for the Type 26 to launch torpedoes" The easiest way to do that would be just to fit torpedo launchers in the space provided. The launchers from T23 could be cross decked as SEA have recently being refurbishing them. I never understood why Torpedo launch...
by wargame_insomniac
14 Jun 2024, 10:09
Forum: Personnel and Units
Topic: Royal Marines
Replies: 212
Views: 48874
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Re: Royal Marines

https://www.navylookout.com/strike-from ... ndo-force/

Latest article from Navy Lookout.com
by wargame_insomniac
11 Jun 2024, 23:02
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 19495
Views: 9993440
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

https://www.shephardmedia.com/news/naval-warfare/european-patrol-corvette-plan-moves-to-next-phase/?utm_source=rss-twitter&utm_medium=Sendible&utm_campaign=RSS Could this be a program that a Labour administration may look to join? what will RN be looking to use to fullfill any NATO commitme...
by wargame_insomniac
10 Jun 2024, 11:11
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]
Replies: 8555
Views: 2313426
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Re: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]

A closeup: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/GPn1C8QWsAAEEvT?format=jpg&name=large https://twitter.com/GDI_Aero/status/1799738980734472433?t=x6ZKaS82KrabJlW4FcBUhw&s=19 The mushrooms seem to have grown somewhat https://www.edrmagazine.eu/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/MBDA-Albatros-NG_09.jpg Does tha...
by wargame_insomniac
17 May 2024, 19:34
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 32 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]
Replies: 572
Views: 162202
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Re: Type 32 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]

Fantasy fleet time 😉 https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/babcock-in-cooperation-with-saab-for-future-swedish-warship/ A lot of recent MOD press releases have talked about UK's increasing role in Northern Europe (so it makes sense to me if France and maybe Italy take the lead role in Southern Europe. Th...
by wargame_insomniac
15 May 2024, 22:11
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Multi-Role Support Ships (MRSS)
Replies: 382
Views: 31942
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Re: Multi-Role Support Ships (MRSS)

A rather snazzy video from Damen. Not sure if it's been posted here before: https://player.vimeo.com/video/916698520?h=25b87e1841 This is the MPS9000 it only has hangar space for 3 helicopters, accommodation for 140 troops and davits for 2 LCVP. In short it would be useless. Not if size and displac...
by wargame_insomniac
15 May 2024, 17:18
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 15472
Views: 4667374
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

HMS Price of Wales having her CIWS put back on. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/GNoTv_WXkAEjmLP?format=jpg&name=large https://twitter.com/AWenham1/status/1790765520670609536 Finally!!! Would feel more comfortable personally if the full complement of POW's Phoenix CIWS and 30mm DSM MK 4 Automated SC...
by wargame_insomniac
11 May 2024, 13:10
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future Royal Fleet Auxiliary
Replies: 221
Views: 358681
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Re: Future Royal Fleet Auxiliary

It’s like a slow motion car crash https://www.navylookout.com/diminishing-strength-of-the-royal-fleet-auxiliary-undermines-the-royal-navys-global-reach/ This reinforced the need for all 3 Bays (as previously discussed many times) and also new MCMSV such as Stirling Castle to be transferred across t...
by wargame_insomniac
08 May 2024, 20:55
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 6320
Views: 1966170
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Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

sure the relevance, but because it doesn't warrant it? The Royal Marines outside of any on the t45\t23 for boardings aren't there. On the other hand the RAF have bombed the Houthis. As I said, Tomahawk or GMLRS seems a completely inappropriate weapon for a raiding force of Commandos. The RM aren't ...
by wargame_insomniac
04 May 2024, 15:39
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 6320
Views: 1966170
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Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

Repulse wrote: 03 May 2024, 21:02
Hadn't noticed that were being sent into the Pacific.

I wonder what their specific mission is over and above the genralties we have heard about them going EoS.
by wargame_insomniac
27 Apr 2024, 20:42
Forum: Conflicts
Topic: RED SEA - Houthi attacks
Replies: 86
Views: 8561
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Re: RED SEA - Houthi attacks

In a surprising move despite this undeniable Phalanx success in shooting down an anti-ship missile the US Navy has announced that it will replace the Phalanx systems on Burkes undergoing Destroyer Modernization 2.0 upgrade and replace them with the RAM missile, RIM-116 with its Mk49 21 round launch...
by wargame_insomniac
27 Apr 2024, 20:10
Forum: Deployments
Topic: Falkland Islands (British Overseas Territory)
Replies: 252
Views: 39051
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Re: Falkland Islands (British Overseas Territory)

Exactly how i see it ! nowt to worry about military speaking, just keep the tiffy flight there to deter any possible harasment I would worry less if we had a couple more aircraft deployed there. If tensions were to ever rise then 4 fighters would be way too few to do a 2 man CAP on 24/7 basis. Also...