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by new guy
21 May 2024, 16:09
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Multi-Role Support Ships (MRSS)
Replies: 183
Views: 18808
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Re: Multi-Role Support Ships (MRSS)

I feel like it is a concept that demonstrates Steller’s capabilities in hull performance. But I would argue this absolutely not the capability that the RN needs. The weapon systems and 30knt speed is excessive. The aviation and amphibious facilities are inadequate. I think you hit the nail squarely...
by new guy
21 May 2024, 16:06
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Multi-Role Support Ships (MRSS)
Replies: 183
Views: 18808
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Re: Multi-Role Support Ships (MRSS)

I feel like it is a concept that demonstrates Steller’s capabilities in hull performance. But I would argue this absolutely not the capability that the RN needs. The weapon systems and 30knt speed is excessive. The aviation and amphibious facilities are inadequate. MRSS inspiration? No. T32 inspira...
by new guy
21 May 2024, 16:04
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Multi-Role Support Ships (MRSS)
Replies: 183
Views: 18808
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Re: Multi-Role Support Ships (MRSS)

Poiuytrewq wrote: 21 May 2024, 14:06 Has the T32 and MRSS programs just merged?

https://www.navylookout.com/steller-sys ... p-concept/
Not for the RN. In Stellars concept yes.
by new guy
21 May 2024, 00:20
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 6306
Views: 1896762
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Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

Repulse wrote: 20 May 2024, 20:05
new guy wrote: 20 May 2024, 18:46 LRG's have always openly been part time commitments
Missed that, I’ve always read forward deployed as permanent - any references I can read?
We don't have the capacity for ship rotation.
by new guy
21 May 2024, 00:09
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Multi-Role Support Ships (MRSS)
Replies: 183
Views: 18808
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Re: Multi-Role Support Ships (MRSS)


by new guy
20 May 2024, 18:50
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Airbus A400M Atlas (RAF)
Replies: 396
Views: 164869
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Re: Airbus A400M Atlas (RAF)



Well do I have an Idea...



13-20 ac btw.
by new guy
20 May 2024, 18:46
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 6306
Views: 1896762
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Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

also a good reason. as the 'other' LSG isn't left without either helicopter or dock capacity. Isn’t that ‘other’ LSG (South) coming back home next year? Questions if this is still a thing IMO. What is that train of logic?? It’s not cryptic or complex, quite simply next year the two amphibious ships...
by new guy
20 May 2024, 18:28
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 6306
Views: 1896762
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Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

Repulse wrote: 20 May 2024, 18:26
jedibeeftrix wrote: 20 May 2024, 14:36 also a good reason. as the 'other' LSG isn't left without either helicopter or dock capacity.
Isn’t that ‘other’ LSG (South) coming back home next year? Questions if this is still a thing IMO.
What is that train of logic??
by new guy
19 May 2024, 15:14
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 6306
Views: 1896762
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Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

Poiuytrewq wrote: 19 May 2024, 14:57 Interesting that no other blue water navy is following RN’s lead with the one size fits all MRSS program.

https://x.com/tshugart3/status/1792169486193218034
Boy oh boy, I wonder why the largest navy in the world can afford more role focused platforms.
by new guy
19 May 2024, 10:43
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 6306
Views: 1896762
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Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

Not only can I read, I can also think. Why would we need 50 CIC? How would we transfer the marines onto it? You referred to me as “dumb” in your comment last night - I see that someone has updated this wording, both in the original reply and it seems in the version I replied to. Regardless, who sai...
by new guy
19 May 2024, 00:44
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 6306
Views: 1896762
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Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

More small / faster boats less LCUs. Fair point, but don't "design out" the ability to carry LCUs (or even something larger, like an LCAC), because there will be situations where they are needed 16mx40m dock is roughly what is needed. Big enough for a couple of LCU/Caiman 90 or a single L...
by new guy
18 May 2024, 23:04
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 6306
Views: 1896762
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Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

More small / faster boats less LCUs. Fair point, but don't "design out" the ability to carry LCUs (or even something larger, like an LCAC), because there will be situations where they are needed 16mx40m dock is roughly what is needed. Big enough for a couple of LCU/Caiman 90 or a single L...
by new guy
18 May 2024, 21:49
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 6306
Views: 1896762
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Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

More small / faster boats less LCUs. Fair point, but don't "design out" the ability to carry LCUs (or even something larger, like an LCAC), because there will be situations where they are needed 16mx40m dock is roughly what is needed. Big enough for a couple of LCU/Caiman 90 or a single L...
by new guy
17 May 2024, 20:12
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 15468
Views: 4508308
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

IMHO next QEC dry docking contract should go to H&W with hopefully by that time they are capable to sustain ops their, as location is far more accessible with no tidal restraints because no bridges and no basins. Also right next to glen mallan . Already contracted to Rosyth until at least 2032....
by new guy
17 May 2024, 19:05
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 15468
Views: 4508308
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

IMHO next QEC dry docking contract should go to H&W with hopefully by that time they are capable to sustain ops their, as location is far more accessible with no tidal restraints because no bridges and no basins. Also right next to glen mallan .
by new guy
17 May 2024, 18:58
Forum: UK Defence & Aerospace Industry
Topic: UK Defence & Aerospace Industry - News & Discussion
Replies: 92
Views: 12828
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Re: UK Defence & Aerospace Industry - News & Discussion

SD67 wrote: 17 May 2024, 18:51 It's been corrected in UKDJ to £12.6 million

Still, NSS NSS, wherefore art thee NSS?
thanks and yep.
by new guy
17 May 2024, 17:42
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 32 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]
Replies: 572
Views: 153584
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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/ If hulls produced here then no concern is needed for a new design for T32 as it would already be fielded and it would be some way into the future where there is more budget. Reality on t...
by new guy
16 May 2024, 22:27
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 15468
Views: 4508308
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

tomuk wrote: 16 May 2024, 20:32
serge750 wrote: 16 May 2024, 20:28 How quick could a containerised CAMM system be sorted & put on the 4 acre flight deck.... :D :D :D
Image
Demountable aswell.
by new guy
16 May 2024, 16:16
Forum: UK Defence & Aerospace Industry
Topic: UK Defence & Aerospace Industry - News & Discussion
Replies: 92
Views: 12828
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Re: UK Defence & Aerospace Industry - News & Discussion

For reference for nearly £1bn factoring in the kind of scales economics when you order 20,000% more, you could obtain close to 500 of the below https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/-/media/royal-navy-responsive/images/news/new/211118-hms-cutlass-arrives-in-gib/hms-cutlass-arrives-in-the-naval-base-in-gibral...
by new guy
16 May 2024, 16:06
Forum: UK Defence & Aerospace Industry
Topic: UK Defence & Aerospace Industry - News & Discussion
Replies: 92
Views: 12828
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Re: UK Defence & Aerospace Industry - News & Discussion

https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/mod-awards-906m-contract-for-intercept-and-escort-craft/#google_vignette https://twitter.com/UKDefJournal/status/1791106976497193188 1) How on earth is this £906m?? contract to MST for 18 15m police boats was £36m 2) Abroad??? for a contract this big?? For a relativel...
by new guy
15 May 2024, 18:51
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Multi-Role Support Ships (MRSS)
Replies: 183
Views: 18808
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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. Worse. hangar space for...
by new guy
15 May 2024, 17:13
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Multi-Role Support Ships (MRSS)
Replies: 183
Views: 18808
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Re: Multi-Role Support Ships (MRSS)

Ron5 wrote: 15 May 2024, 16:55
new guy wrote: 15 May 2024, 16:00
Ron5 wrote: 15 May 2024, 13:18
Gotta be through deck for UAVs in my opinion. Rules out all of these.
But why? It won't be operating Fixed wing UAV's.
Not without a thru deck it won't :D
Exactly.
by new guy
15 May 2024, 16:51
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]
Replies: 8540
Views: 2226001
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Re: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]

Jdam wrote: 15 May 2024, 16:28
Ron5 wrote: 15 May 2024, 13:23
Not only that but the actual Mk 41's have not been purchased yet.
That is the key here!

Lockheed Martin got the contract in 2018 for the type 26's MK41, if these are to go on the Type 31 from the 3rd ship onward they needed to be ordered yesterday.
T26B2's MK41s still haven't been ordered.
by new guy
15 May 2024, 16:00
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Multi-Role Support Ships (MRSS)
Replies: 183
Views: 18808
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Re: Multi-Role Support Ships (MRSS)

Ron5 wrote: 15 May 2024, 13:18
Gotta be through deck for UAVs in my opinion. Rules out all of these.
But why? It won't be operating Fixed wing UAV's.