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by new guy
15 Jul 2024, 22:03
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ground Based Air Defence
Replies: 783
Views: 225068
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Re: Ground Based Air Defence

depends what it is used for if it is part of a logistics hub defence system with say 2 x 40mm pallets systems 1 x SAAB X1 & 2 x NEMO 120mm container systems it could be OK Sounds vulnerable to any artillery the enemy might have. I can't seem to post links but just read an article stating the UK...
by new guy
15 Jul 2024, 22:03
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UK Shipbuilding
Replies: 253
Views: 40704
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Re: UK Shipbuilding

Artemis boats, who also make hydrofoil patrol boat, will have a ferry operating from Southampton to IoW sometime next year.

by new guy
12 Jul 2024, 18:19
Forum: Political Discussions
Topic: The 2024 UK General Election
Replies: 26
Views: 1661
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Re: The 2024 UK General Election

Jdam wrote: 12 Jul 2024, 17:58 I said ordered and commissioned

How many warships ordered under the conservatives in their 14 years in government are currently commissioned Royal Navy ships. We have the off shore patrol boats and?
bad statistic: design-contract-commission usually lasts longer than the governments.
by new guy
12 Jul 2024, 16:42
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 5846
Views: 1583011
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Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

Great pictures - thanks for posting. I wonder, if the T83 grows longer, the shed could be extended? A small personal obsession of mine. 170m shed, maybe get a 165m long ship built undercover. Otherwise probably need bolt on the bow at the end of build. Still, more spacious than Rosyth. Spacious in ...
by new guy
12 Jul 2024, 16:39
Forum: Political Discussions
Topic: The 2024 UK General Election
Replies: 26
Views: 1661
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Re: The 2024 UK General Election

https://i.imgflip.com/1boshd.jpg But in all seriousness, while I am not happy with Labour or Starmer in power, we just went through 14 years of the Conservatives when they decommissioned god knows how many ships and they managed to order and commission 3 off shore patrol boats, everything else was ...
by new guy
11 Jul 2024, 22:50
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Mine countermeasures and Hydrographic capability (MHC) (MHPC)
Replies: 970
Views: 345805
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Re: Mine countermeasures and Hydrographic capability (MHC) (MHPC)

pre-existing commercial ship design
Probably a Vard or kongsberg (formerly Rolls Royce marine) design.

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by new guy
11 Jul 2024, 22:21
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General UK Defence Discussion
Replies: 1968
Views: 286772
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Re: General UK Defence Discussion

My view in summary. Defence Review pointless. Reversing the Indo Pacific tilt gains nothing as nothing of note was committed and anything that was is very much to our benefit AUKUS and Tempest or longstanding Brunei, Kipion. 2.5% now to sort out Manpower and Infrastructure. I thought the new govern...
by new guy
11 Jul 2024, 07:26
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General UK Defence Discussion
Replies: 1968
Views: 286772
United Kingdom

Re: General UK Defence Discussion

https://news.sky.com/story/new-defence-review-will-be-completed-in-less-than-a-year-defence-secretary-says-13176141 On where to focus the UK's military resources, the defence secretary said too often the UK "promised to do everything everywhere" he also signalled that helping NATO defend ...
by new guy
10 Jul 2024, 21:42
Forum: UK Defence & Aerospace Industry
Topic: UK Defence & Aerospace Industry - News & Discussion
Replies: 99
Views: 15470
United Kingdom

Re: UK Defence & Aerospace Industry - News & Discussion

https://www.reuters.com/world/uk/uks-starmer-committed-increasing-defence-spending-25-gdp-2024-07-09/ UK's Starmer commits to increasing defence spending to 2.5% of GDP I'm pretty sure this means that it'll be 138 F-35s when they decide on the final number next year (beyond the 74). Suddenly, any c...
by new guy
08 Jul 2024, 18:56
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 19494
Views: 9991028
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

tomuk wrote: 08 Jul 2024, 18:15 Well 40m Damen vessels like Patrick Blackett aren't going in a T26 mission bay or even on a MRSS.
yeah, it isn't meant to, it is a minimally / completely unmanned ship.
by new guy
08 Jul 2024, 17:15
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 19494
Views: 9991028
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

🇳🇱 Dutch Low Manning Vessel . Modular . The purpose is to cover the capacity gap as a flexible solution before the next gen air defence ship arrive - very much a barge to carry additional missiles. . TRIFFIC / Low Manned Surface Vessel / MICAN: Modular Integrated Capability ADCF and North Sea ( ADC...
by new guy
07 Jul 2024, 21:46
Forum: Conflicts
Topic: The war in Ukraine
Replies: 1183
Views: 124329
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Re: The war in Ukraine

by new guy
07 Jul 2024, 09:51
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 19494
Views: 9991028
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

What would you build? The one thing I think the Navy needs is more dedicated Anti Air escorts, how available are the Type 45's going to be with all the upgrade planned for them over the next few years? The issue is right now Govan and Rosyth (A&P/CM are starting to get draw into the Type 26) is...
by new guy
07 Jul 2024, 09:16
Forum: British Army
Topic: Land Precision Strike
Replies: 18
Views: 4133
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Re: Land Precision Strike

MBDA talking about LPS ( missile) , and potential for naval application.

( Video link starts at right place)

by new guy
06 Jul 2024, 20:28
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing E-7 Wedgetail (RAF)
Replies: 602
Views: 202322
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Re: Boeing E-7 Wedgetail (RAF)

I wonder what the chances are of the UK ordering the final 2 airframes as part of the next defense review. Cutting airframes when the 5 radars have already been ordered is beyond moronic. You would think it would have been better value for money to complete the contract for the 5 and sell the final...
by new guy
05 Jul 2024, 19:41
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 19494
Views: 9991028
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

In regards to the possibility of the UK going down the Aegis route for T83, Canada's purchase of 4 AEGIS System shipsets, 4 x AN/SPY-7 radars, along with 4 shipsets of Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC) hardware; and 3 Mk 41 VLS shipsets, infers a £2bn cost to equip 6 T83 with an ageis system, ...
by new guy
05 Jul 2024, 18:38
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: U.K. UAV's/Drones
Replies: 330
Views: 138248
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Re: U.K. UAV's/Drones

Timmymagic wrote: 05 Jul 2024, 18:37 A good overview of current and future UK drone systems....

Depressingly short of MoD support for UK drone manufacturers though...

https://dronewars.net/british-drones-an-overview/
set up a line somewhere random making 20,000 Quad copters a month for Ukraine would be a great start.
by new guy
05 Jul 2024, 07:05
Forum: Political Discussions
Topic: The 2024 UK General Election
Replies: 26
Views: 1661
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Re: The 2024 UK General Election

19 seats to go. Labour Total seats: 408 Change: +208 Total votes: 9,500,217 Share: 34.1% Share change: +1.6 Conservative Total seats: 113 Change: -244 Total votes: 6,570,555 Share: 23.6% Share change: -19.8 Liberal Democrat Total seats: 69 Change: +61 Total votes: 3,367,974 Share: 12.1% Share change...
by new guy
04 Jul 2024, 18:56
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Multi-Role Support Ships (MRSS)
Replies: 382
Views: 31785
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Re: Multi-Role Support Ships (MRSS)

Interestingly, BMT Carmen information is renewed. Also interesting that the Caiman 60,90 and 100 cannot operate from 150nm offshore unless it’s a one way trip. At that range the only option is the Caiman 150. What need for 150nm? 30nm if far more realistic. I agree even 50nm or 80Km's is about the ...
by new guy
03 Jul 2024, 23:19
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Multi-Role Support Ships (MRSS)
Replies: 382
Views: 31785
United Kingdom

Re: Multi-Role Support Ships (MRSS)

BMT Ellida design has been changed again or maybe gen.2 refined. https://7183528.fs1.hubspotusercontent-na1.net/hubfs/7183528/BMT%20Ellida%20Brochure.pdf?utm_campaign=DEFENCE%20%7C%20EMEA%20%7C%20MARITIME&utm_medium=email&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_adUx62ZlS7uAXUkgx_yGBI3eDXFOnfFBjrA_MTI3W83xsKFzuPo0u...
by new guy
03 Jul 2024, 22:01
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Multi-Role Support Ships (MRSS)
Replies: 382
Views: 31785
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Re: Multi-Role Support Ships (MRSS)

I have assumed that the baseline design would have hangar space for e.g. 2*Medium Helicopters which could be expanded to 6* for Aviation Support Ship variant. If, and only if, that is the case then I would be in favour of single class of 6 ships to replace ALL of Ocean, both Albions, Argus and 3*Ba...
by new guy
03 Jul 2024, 21:50
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Multi-Role Support Ships (MRSS)
Replies: 382
Views: 31785
United Kingdom

Re: Multi-Role Support Ships (MRSS)

Oh god please no. Aviation facilities cannot be inserted unless we are talking very basic facilities for a helicopter Bay style Then how do ships get the helicopter facilities inserted in the first place when the ship is being fitted out? - it impacts the design from the ground up, especially at nu...
by new guy
03 Jul 2024, 17:23
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 5846
Views: 1583011
United Kingdom

Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

SD67 wrote: 03 Jul 2024, 12:44 I remember when T26 was being pitched as a 5,500 tonne "affordable frigate"...showing my age...
Tonnage doesn't really matter. so many seem focused on it irregardless.