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by Timmymagic
28 Nov 2022, 20:19
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: Martlet/Lightweight multirole missile
Replies: 151
Views: 47834
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Re: Martlet/Lightweight multirole missile

UKD wrote: 28 Nov 2022, 20:11 Out of interest, how hard would it be to make an NLOS Martlet version that can be queued off a drone?
Cued in what way? General co-ordinates or with a laser?
by Timmymagic
28 Nov 2022, 17:16
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 14307
Views: 4116307
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Ron5 wrote: 28 Nov 2022, 15:06 Does this mean Crowsnest is working at last?
I don't think its there yet..but the fact they seem happy to have it photographed onboard might not be a bad sign.
by Timmymagic
28 Nov 2022, 16:06
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: Future cruise/anti-ship missiles
Replies: 53
Views: 4574
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Re: Future cruise/anti-ship missiles

It seems to me a fairly niche demand. Up to circa 80 miles range the requirement (unless it needs a much bigger warhead) is going to be covered by SPEAR 3 anyway and, while there certainly could be quite a few targets that could be hit at beyond that range using a cheaper weapon than FCASW, is it r...
by Timmymagic
28 Nov 2022, 14:39
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15717
Views: 3476685
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

The future FCASW is naturally a big unknown at the moment - indeed we have heard gossip that UK wants a larger stealthy subsonic missile whilst the French want emphasis on Supersonic speed. But either way we can assume that FCASW will be considerably more expensive than NSM and thus will be priorit...
by Timmymagic
27 Nov 2022, 09:05
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: RN anti-ship missiles
Replies: 991
Views: 204909
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Re: RN anti-ship missiles

what the odds now of getting the JSM for the P8 & F35 fleets ? - external use Low for both still.... JSM is not integrated on P-8. The Australians were looking at it in 2015, but since gone very quiet. They have since ordered LRASM, which will be integrated on P-8 in 2027/28. Basically unless s...
by Timmymagic
25 Nov 2022, 20:43
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Trafalgar Class Attack Submarine (SSN) (RN)
Replies: 79
Views: 42838
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Re: Trafalgar Class Attack Submarine (SSN) (RN)

TheLoneRanger wrote: 25 Nov 2022, 20:06 https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/17016 ... arines-spt

Any ideas on what is being blocked?!
Isostatic Press from EPSI. Probably for Aldermaston.
by Timmymagic
23 Nov 2022, 21:45
Forum: Conflicts
Topic: The war in Ukraine
Replies: 798
Views: 27495
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Re: The war in Ukraine

https://twitter.com/AlexLuck9/status/1595345503998603264?cxt=HHwWgMDTvZGS56MsAAAA Ok I think I know where these are from...Seaking long since left UK military service, but the company HeliOperations continues to operate them and trains pilots from around the world on them (including Germany). HeliO...
by Timmymagic
23 Nov 2022, 19:21
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)
Replies: 1249
Views: 418320
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Re: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)

Come to think of it, how much would it cost to attach some kind of CAMM derived booster to Stingray and make a modern mk41 compatible ASROC replacement? You'd need a bigger booster... But we could just buy the MBDA MILAS and fit Stingray to that...more than twice the range of ASROC and canister lau...
by Timmymagic
23 Nov 2022, 16:49
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)
Replies: 1249
Views: 418320
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Re: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)

Can we strap it to the Sting Ray Torpedo. An option for the future. HAAWC is based around the LongShot wing kit that they purchased the design for from Leigh Aerosystems in the US. If BAE had to adapt StingRay they might be inclined to go to MBDA for their DiamondBack wing kit or alternately buy th...
by Timmymagic
23 Nov 2022, 16:41
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15717
Views: 3476685
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

I'd like to see JSM ordered for P-8 annd F35 as well JSM isn't integrated on P-8. Australia was looking at it c2015. But since then its gone deathly quiet. Australia has gone and purchased LRASM which the US is integating on P-8 for c2027. Suspect they've decided to really keep their P-8 out of har...
by Timmymagic
23 Nov 2022, 13:22
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15717
Views: 3476685
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

I believe Type 31 will come on line with 24 CAMM given the rise in tension a cross the globe By the time T-31 and T-26 arrive in service, and the T45 upgrade with Sea Ceptor, there is a very real chance that CAMM-MR will have arrived as well. There's a couple of questions around that that I'm curre...
by Timmymagic
23 Nov 2022, 13:05
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15717
Views: 3476685
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

NSM is sweeping the market at present. Serves everyone else right for ignoring AShM for so long and only progressively updating old designs. Norway took a big gamble on NSM and its come off spectacularly. Spain has also just announced they are ordering it as well....its becoming defacto the main Wes...
by Timmymagic
21 Nov 2022, 21:30
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 5787
Views: 1588747
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Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

by Timmymagic
21 Nov 2022, 17:04
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: MBDA Brimstone Missile (RAF)
Replies: 151
Views: 52347
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Re: MBDA Brimstone Missile (RAF)

leonard wrote: 21 Nov 2022, 13:41 We have now visual confirmation of the new deliveries of the MBDA Brimstone 2 from the UK to the Ukrainian military not just older version of the missile
Bit peeved they didn't credit me...because I told them a week ago..
by Timmymagic
21 Nov 2022, 17:02
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: MBDA Brimstone Missile (RAF)
Replies: 151
Views: 52347
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Re: MBDA Brimstone Missile (RAF)

In more news the MBDA Brimstone missile has been chosen and we have the first contracts as the replacement of the MAVERICK missile by the Ejercito del l Aire of Spain for integration on their Eurofighters in the Anti tank role. https://twitter.com/ReinaldoDMM/status/1594663957247426562?t=D1gCJ6BrVw...
by Timmymagic
21 Nov 2022, 16:45
Forum: Conflicts
Topic: The war in Ukraine
Replies: 798
Views: 27495
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Re: The war in Ukraine

Zeno wrote: 21 Nov 2022, 13:10 Tanks like the t-62 have not made the list yet there are rumours of t-55s too
The Russian's have actually scrapped all their T-55. T-62 is as bad as it gets for them. T-62 are not on those lists as they were removed from storage, not front line use.
by Timmymagic
21 Nov 2022, 08:05
Forum: Conflicts
Topic: The war in Ukraine
Replies: 798
Views: 27495
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Re: The war in Ukraine

There are Orynx that do provide estimations of losses to both sides that have some verification rather than claims from either side that can be optimistic Moscow calling here provides some claims on tank losses by Russia not including captured tanks for obvious reasons Moscow Calling is ripping tha...
by Timmymagic
20 Nov 2022, 13:32
Forum: Conflicts
Topic: The war in Ukraine
Replies: 798
Views: 27495
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Re: The war in Ukraine

So what do we think is next for Ukraine, force a crossing of the Dnipro, Attack south to Melitpol or following the Russians force that pulled out of Kherson to the East? Tokmak, then Melitopol is the obvious move (obvious to the Russian's as well though). Near totally isolates the remains of the we...
by Timmymagic
20 Nov 2022, 13:19
Forum: Conflicts
Topic: The war in Ukraine
Replies: 798
Views: 27495
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Re: The war in Ukraine

I have not seen any claims that Russia's best troops have in your words expired , they are still in a large area of Donbas and Luhansk attacking ,Russian forces still have the advantage in numbers of artillery and aircraft The VDV, Marine Infantry, 1 GTA have all had such verifiably large casualtie...
by Timmymagic
19 Nov 2022, 14:37
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 14307
Views: 4116307
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

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There was a different radar equipped version as well...arguably better looking...

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Back to QE...hope there will be some good pictures coming out of Oslo on Monday...
by Timmymagic
19 Nov 2022, 13:20
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2939
Views: 789547
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

https://twitter.com/HoansSolo/status/1593868671755100160 Article Text TOKYO -- Japan has entered the final stages of talks with the U.K. and Italy to jointly develop and build a next-generation fighter jet, marking a turning point as Japan looks beyond the U.S. for defense cooperation. Tokyo will al...
by Timmymagic
19 Nov 2022, 12:34
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 5787
Views: 1588747
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Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

Apparently the latest batch of 3 F-35B flew into RAF Marham last night. That means the UK has now had 30 F-35B delivered. With the 3 test aircraft at Edwards AFB in the US and 1 total loss that means that there are 26 F-35B in the UK/onboard HMS Queen Elizabeth. Thats it for this year. We should see...
by Timmymagic
19 Nov 2022, 00:19
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)
Replies: 2334
Views: 696091
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Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)

dmereifield wrote: 18 Nov 2022, 20:15 Haven't the Tranche 1's mostly been cannibalised? Or am I getting confused with the 2 seater Tranche 1's?
Just the 2 seaters to date under reduce to produce
by Timmymagic
19 Nov 2022, 00:19
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)
Replies: 2334
Views: 696091
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Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)

Minor quibble - F35 rear fuselage isn't built in Wharton. A small batch of Typhoon tranche 4 incorporating some tempest tech would make a great deal of sense so there's probably no hope of the government doing it. I wish we'd gifted the whole of tranche 1 to Ukraine 2 years ago, we might be in a di...