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by Timmymagic
20 Jun 2024, 12:16
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future ASW
Replies: 588
Views: 192178
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Re: Future ASW

donald_of_tokyo wrote: 20 Jun 2024, 12:03 Minimum-range of ASROCs are not so large, 800 m.
That depends on the system...if you want it to have range and the speed necessary to make that range worthwhile its minimum range will increase.
by Timmymagic
19 Jun 2024, 19:31
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future ASW
Replies: 588
Views: 192178
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Re: Future ASW

Lockheed paid for CAMM to be integrated with ExLS. And Nulka. Which means both are qualified for Mk 41. They did. In 2010 and 2012 for Nulka and CAMM in 2018. But all were in the ExLS standalone (probably the same one). But they've never done it actually in a Mk.41, or done it at sea. We're probabl...
by Timmymagic
19 Jun 2024, 15:42
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future ASW
Replies: 588
Views: 192178
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Re: Future ASW

Given CAMM has yet to be fired from Mk.41, and isn't going to be in Mk.41 on T26…. How sensible is that? RN should rationalise around the Mk41 now. It’s time to spend the money and future proof the new Frigates entering service as well as massively increasing the T45’s defensive capacity by adding ...
by Timmymagic
19 Jun 2024, 12:00
Forum: British Army
Topic: RBSL Challenger 3 (Future) Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 380
Views: 85539
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Re: RBSL Challenger 3 (Future) Main Battle Tank (British Army)

Not surprising either, since titanium is pyrophoric and requires high cutting forces to machine. DU would be similar (since it is also pyrophoric) but you also have to take greater care of the swarf since it is both toxic and radioactive. Then you've got to design the projectile to accommodate the ...
by Timmymagic
19 Jun 2024, 10:46
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future ASW
Replies: 588
Views: 192178
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Re: Future ASW

2027/2028 is rapidly approaching and at present the only thing that will be in the Mk41’s is CAMM or fresh air. Given CAMM has yet to be fired from Mk.41, and isn't going to be in Mk.41 on T26 anyway I think that is in doubt anyway.....it should happen soon as the Saudi's need it to happen for thei...
by Timmymagic
19 Jun 2024, 09:45
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future ASW
Replies: 588
Views: 192178
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Re: Future ASW

Useful overview. https://www.navylookout.com/royal-navy-considers-purchase-of-vertical-launch-anti-submarine-rocket/ With a program cost of over £1bn this really doesn’t seem like a priority considering the deficiencies elsewhere unless further funding actually materialises. Thats not the programme...
by Timmymagic
19 Jun 2024, 09:21
Forum: British Army
Topic: RBSL Challenger 3 (Future) Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 380
Views: 85539
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Re: RBSL Challenger 3 (Future) Main Battle Tank (British Army)

Making DU penetrators isn't really hard though... Isn't it? How do you know? Is it still easy if you have to comply with health and safety regulations? Saw an interview with someone a while ago who would know and they stated matter of fact that DU was easier to work with than Tungsten... Have a loo...
by Timmymagic
18 Jun 2024, 15:27
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ground Based Air Defence
Replies: 776
Views: 219403
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Re: Ground Based Air Defence

PS don't like the Tridon either. As its demountable it's more useful than Tridon. But...unless the 40mm are bringing something special to the table (like the 40mm CT guided round using Starstreak Dart) I don't think they add a huge amount over faster firing 30mm guns given the type of threats. Yes ...
by Timmymagic
17 Jun 2024, 20:08
Forum: British Army
Topic: Land Precision Strike
Replies: 17
Views: 3017
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Re: Land Precision Strike

Secret Projects have spotted what appears to be an intake on the underside.... Looks like LPS has become a ground launched Spear.... https://imgur.com/IoY77AX I think we can stop calling it a ground launched spear when it becomes a different shell / hull. In reality, having an air intake makes it s...
by Timmymagic
17 Jun 2024, 19:26
Forum: UK Defence & Aerospace Industry
Topic: MBDA (UK)
Replies: 317
Views: 35872
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Re: MBDA (UK)

Looks like we have a new Spear variant.... Land Precision Strike appears to have gone from a Brimstone/CAMM mashup....to ground launched Spear Only its twice as long.....Spear-LR/XR appears to have arrived...they'd be insane not to make an air launched variant (minus booster) would have thought 250n...
by Timmymagic
17 Jun 2024, 18:48
Forum: British Army
Topic: Land Precision Strike
Replies: 17
Views: 3017
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Re: Land Precision Strike

Secret Projects have spotted what appears to be an intake on the underside....

Looks like LPS has become a ground launched Spear....

by Timmymagic
17 Jun 2024, 18:08
Forum: British Army
Topic: Land Precision Strike
Replies: 17
Views: 3017
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Re: Land Precision Strike

New view of LPS....note wing and booster....thats definitely a 150km range munition.... Important to note that the booster might not be required from soft launch of the main missile so Ceptor integration is still possible. https://twitter.com/JakOSpades/status/1802734590768935171 https://imgur.com/l...
by Timmymagic
17 Jun 2024, 11:58
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ground Based Air Defence
Replies: 776
Views: 219403
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Re: Ground Based Air Defence

Another possibility...and the RapidFire turet has had Starstreak/LMM modules mounted as well....

by Timmymagic
17 Jun 2024, 08:40
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 5775
Views: 1557447
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Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

The trouble with gliding is that it's slow. You need decent speed so that the target doesn't have all day to move away. Thats true to an extent, the time for the torp to be decelerated from a high speed drop from a rocket has to be taken into account, it will be handing from a parachute for a while...
by Timmymagic
16 Jun 2024, 16:49
Forum: British Army
Topic: RBSL Challenger 3 (Future) Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 380
Views: 85539
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Re: RBSL Challenger 3 (Future) Main Battle Tank (British Army)

Ron5 wrote: 16 Jun 2024, 16:28
Timmymagic wrote: 04 Jun 2024, 18:13 Bonkers....lets just make some DU rounds...
The UK no longer has the ability. Peace dividend no doubt.
Making DU penetrators isn't really hard though...
by Timmymagic
16 Jun 2024, 12:00
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 5775
Views: 1557447
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Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

From my seat I can't see any of the current systems actually meeting the requirements... VL-ASROC - Old, too short range and would need costly integration of Stingray..probably the worst option out there... K-ASROC - Newer, again too short ranged, integration of Stingray again...with a nation we hav...
by Timmymagic
05 Jun 2024, 13:40
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: Future cruise/anti-ship missiles
Replies: 91
Views: 15423
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Re: Future cruise/anti-ship missiles

2 weapons from memory, a subsonic land attack missile and a supersonic anti ship missile. Sounds very much like a Storm Shadow update and an Exocet update. But in the background there is the work MBDA France have being doing on ASAMPA and ASN4G. To meet 2028 for the subsonic land attack, which will...
by Timmymagic
05 Jun 2024, 13:08
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)
Replies: 2860
Views: 817121
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Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)

https://twitter.com/GarethJennings3/status/1798305215877431563 Germany just ordered another 20 Typhoon.... Thats 58 new Typhoon so far (20 + 38 under Project Quadriga), plus 15 Typhoon converted to EK Electronic Warfare configuration... And there is more to come next budget cycle. They still have a ...
by Timmymagic
05 Jun 2024, 13:03
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 4157
Views: 1049755
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

inch wrote: 05 Jun 2024, 09:59 Don't know what difference to the funding total for fcas/scaffolding if Belgium joins ?
Don't think it would make a jot of difference....they'll barely be contributing anything. They're operating F-35 for the foreseeable.
by Timmymagic
04 Jun 2024, 18:18
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: Future cruise/anti-ship missiles
Replies: 91
Views: 15423
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Re: Future cruise/anti-ship missiles

The current trajectory of the FC/ASW programme involves completing the assessment phase by 2024 and proceeding to the manufacturing phase from 2025 to 2035. By manufacturing phase I take they mean building prototypes to test fire? I have my doubts we will see this before the 2030's. It's a very, ve...
by Timmymagic
04 Jun 2024, 18:13
Forum: British Army
Topic: RBSL Challenger 3 (Future) Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 380
Views: 85539
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Re: RBSL Challenger 3 (Future) Main Battle Tank (British Army)

The US Army also operates the L55, under a license manufacture known as the M256E1. I don't think the US do...they did trial it in the late 90's and early 2000's but they stayed with 44 cal barrel. In order to reach the armour penetration levels reached by DU, Tungsten-derived rounds have to travel...
by Timmymagic
04 Jun 2024, 18:03
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 4157
Views: 1049755
United Kingdom

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

You're quoting Justin Bronk who just left school and is totally in the pocket of US manufacturers. Follow his advice and there will be no British aerospace industry. Major tool. I honestly don't get why some people are convinced that GCAP won't happen due to funding....but that SCAF is nailed on......
by Timmymagic
03 Jun 2024, 11:33
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ground Based Air Defence
Replies: 776
Views: 219403
United Kingdom

Re: Ground Based Air Defence

All we need is the Venom LR replacing M230LF, an updated ADAD and some Blighter AESA panels and we're good to go... Or just buy RM Skyranger 30 that actually exists and works. The Moog RiWP is in service with the US already. It's the RWS used on Stryker Shorad. 144 on order with it entering service...
by Timmymagic
03 Jun 2024, 11:30
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ground Based Air Defence
Replies: 776
Views: 219403
United Kingdom

Re: Ground Based Air Defence

There are no Skyranger 30 or 35 in service anywhere on earth.... https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/austria-becomes-launch-customer-for-rheinmetalls-skyranger-30-air-defence-system https://www.defense-aerospace.com/denmark-picks-rheinmetall-skyranger-air-defense-turret/ Ordered...not de...