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by Timmymagic
27 May 2022, 23:57
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: New Zealand Defence Force
Replies: 523
Views: 19799
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Re: New Zealand Defence Force

Deployment of a 30 strong NZDF training team to the UK until July. To train the Ukrainian soldiers how to use the L119 105mm light gun. Apparently we were requested to help with this as there are very few countries that use this equipment. Interestingly the UK will be airlifting the troops, ammunit...
by Timmymagic
27 May 2022, 13:09
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: Argentina
Replies: 242
Views: 8371
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Re: Argentina

Better luck next time Argentina... The UK's embargo has been spectacually successful, Argentina has zero combat capable aircraft at present...and as more time goes by and it becomes evident they don't need them the less likely they are to purchase... I think you can safely put a JF-17 purchase in th...
by Timmymagic
27 May 2022, 13:01
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: Starstreak Missile (Man-Portable Air-Defence System) (British Army & RN (RM))
Replies: 53
Views: 2560
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Re: Starstreak Missile (Man-Portable Air-Defence System) (British Army & RN (RM))

capability wise they would be very useful to Ukraine whether in terms of shootdowns or requiring Russian aviation to fly at much higher altitudes. Given they're not spectacularly mobile, and by that I mean in terms of fast into action and out (they are mobile in the sense they're light and small). ...
by Timmymagic
25 May 2022, 16:56
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: Starstreak Missile (Man-Portable Air-Defence System) (British Army & RN (RM))
Replies: 53
Views: 2560
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Re: Starstreak Missile (Man-Portable Air-Defence System) (British Army & RN (RM))

They also produce 81mm mortar, 105mm, 127mm and 155mm Incredibly though we do not produce propellant for artillery shells in the UK. Yes...you read that right. BAE shut it down and the Government let them. We are not self sufficient in artillery ammunition. We can produce the shells and exmplosive ...
by Timmymagic
25 May 2022, 15:39
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)
Replies: 2299
Views: 682928
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Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)

ArmChairCivvy wrote: 22 May 2022, 14:09 and firing the same A2A long-range weapon - currently the Americans are outranged by the air-breathing Chinese 'Meteor'.
The Chinese don't field a ramjet air to air missile.
by Timmymagic
23 May 2022, 11:49
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 4820
Views: 1320854
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Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

NickC wrote: 23 May 2022, 10:18 "because of changes in temperature and the climate" sounds unbelievable to me, just hoping it will not cost hundreds of millions to rectify.
Aren't these the same muppets who buggered up the River B2's...gluing on bolts etc....
by Timmymagic
23 May 2022, 11:42
Forum: British Army
Topic: 105mm L118 Light gun
Replies: 162
Views: 58887
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Re: 105mm L118 Light gun

If anyone was wondering what artillery the UK is sending to Ukraine...looks like we're sending the Light Gun... Guardian is reporting that New Zealand is sending 30 soldiers to the UK to help train 230 Ukrainian's on it... They're also sending 40 sights for it...that suggests that the UK is strippi...
by Timmymagic
23 May 2022, 10:41
Forum: Conflicts
Topic: The war in Ukraine
Replies: 545
Views: 15528
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Re: The war in Ukraine

Looking increasingly likely that the UK is going to send 40 x L118 Light Gun 105mm to the Ukrainian's...see my post in the L118 thread...
by Timmymagic
23 May 2022, 10:39
Forum: British Army
Topic: 105mm L118 Light gun
Replies: 162
Views: 58887
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Re: 105mm L118 Light gun

If anyone was wondering what artillery the UK is sending to Ukraine...looks like we're sending the Light Gun... Guardian is reporting that New Zealand is sending 30 soldiers to the UK to help train 230 Ukrainian's on it... They're also sending 40 sights for it...that suggests that the UK is strippin...
by Timmymagic
23 May 2022, 08:22
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: German Armed Forces
Replies: 530
Views: 16515
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Re: German Armed Forces

Relating to that there is a tube -aunched member about to join the NSM/JSM family - I do not know, though, whether it has the same high degree of commonality that exists between NSM/JSM. The Norwegian's are witing for someone to pay for it. It's specifically the JSM rather than NSM. Likelihood is t...
by Timmymagic
22 May 2022, 10:32
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: NORGE/Norway
Replies: 97
Views: 3336
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Re: NORGE/Norway

OK, instead of shooting down, shooting up with this enhanced 40mm AGL. Just about any vehicle could be turned into an anti-drone capability, with AB making it hard to 'miss' German's are alreadt developing a 40mm Grenade Launcher for anti UAV work. Problem is....UAV optics, cheap thermal imaging an...
by Timmymagic
20 May 2022, 14:22
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 4820
Views: 1320854
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Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

VLASROC worth a purchase? No. It's dated, short ranged and carrys an inferior torpedo as its payload. We could get the MBDA MILAS...its canister launched, so frees up VL space, has twice the range of VL-ASROC and MBDA would quite happily stick the Stingray on the front of it (remember we already ow...
by Timmymagic
17 May 2022, 13:16
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: RN anti-ship missiles
Replies: 943
Views: 195761
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Re: RN anti-ship missiles

PS IIRC Norway made it a condition of their F-35A buy that the SM would integrated on delivery (F-35B Spear 3 2029?), JSM too long to fit in F-35B short weapons bay. They got stiffed like everyone else I'm afraid....JSM is still not integrated, it has been carried and drop tested by F-35A....but th...
by Timmymagic
17 May 2022, 10:54
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: RN anti-ship missiles
Replies: 943
Views: 195761
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Re: RN anti-ship missiles

If LM can do this for its LRASM, MBDA should be able to something similar with the LRASM either for the MK41 or Sylver or canister, or all of the above. LRASM will be its greatest rival if it is taken as part of its family of stand off weapons. MBDA have stated that FCASW will be integrated to mk.4...
by Timmymagic
17 May 2022, 09:28
Forum: UK Defence & Aerospace Industry
Topic: MBDA (UK)
Replies: 247
Views: 10878
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Re: MBDA (UK)

Poland has selected Brimstone as the armament for their Tank Destroyer vehicles... Think the UK may end up as the third ground user of Brimstone in due course (although there is a very real chance that other countries will get there ahead of the BGOAA requirement...wonder if the AH-64E integration m...
by Timmymagic
16 May 2022, 08:55
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: RN anti-ship missiles
Replies: 943
Views: 195761
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Re: RN anti-ship missiles

Correct my if I am wrong but wasn't this one of the two Israel's anti-ship missile entry in the now cancelled Royal Navy interim Anti-ship program the ather I think was the Gabriel V. Yes, as NickC notes though its essentially Gabriel V, but IAI marketing it themselves. It might have slightly more ...
by Timmymagic
15 May 2022, 15:20
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2670
Views: 760815
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Another news article on the same news...

by Timmymagic
14 May 2022, 21:58
Forum: UK Defence & Aerospace Industry
Topic: MBDA (UK)
Replies: 247
Views: 10878
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Re: MBDA (UK)

Thought I'd post this here, a couple of years old but shows the MMP in operation. There is also a fire and forget mode.



5000m range is twice as far as the UK's current Javelin set up.

by Timmymagic
14 May 2022, 21:11
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: MBDA Brimstone Missile (RAF)
Replies: 145
Views: 49860
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Re: MBDA Brimstone Missile (RAF)

Another seating of the Brimstone 1 missile in Ukraine this time it is intact because it failed to explode https://mobile.twitter.com/UAWeapons/status/1523258942050430976/photo/2 Just a short note on this. The missile has not been fired or captured by the Russian's. The photograph originally was pos...
by Timmymagic
13 May 2022, 15:06
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper/Protector (UCAV) (RAF)
Replies: 249
Views: 104668
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Re: General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper/Protector (UCAV) (RAF)

Thanks I forgot about those tow US weapon systems. I wonder is the British Army has given any thought to arming its Watchkeepers? I think most of their effort has gone into flying them safely....Watchkeeper was shown to the Polish Military with 2 twin racks holding the LMM derived Fury munition tho...
by Timmymagic
13 May 2022, 11:52
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: British Forces Personal Issue Kit Thread
Replies: 101
Views: 60152
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Re: British Forces Personal Issue Kit Thread

topman wrote: 12 May 2022, 15:47 I think they've been sending them out there for a few years.
I think there was around 5,000 sent back in 2015.
by Timmymagic
13 May 2022, 10:34
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper/Protector (UCAV) (RAF)
Replies: 249
Views: 104668
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Re: General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper/Protector (UCAV) (RAF)

Because of the size of UAS we have used in combat operations we have been able to use existing weapon systems. Turkey designed bespoke weapons for the TB2 to match the carry capacity of the UAS, usually two heavy and two light munitions, whose name I cannot remember. MAM-L and MAM-C. It's worth rem...
by Timmymagic
12 May 2022, 18:05
Forum: Conflicts
Topic: The war in Ukraine
Replies: 545
Views: 15528
United Kingdom

Re: The war in Ukraine

This looks like a training exercise. Interested to know if these missiles are aimed at single or multiple targets. Definitely training in Ukraine, no way you'd have personnel surrounding the launcher like that in the UK. It will definitely be multiple targets, they wouldn't waste 3 precious missile...
by Timmymagic
12 May 2022, 17:09
Forum: Conflicts
Topic: The war in Ukraine
Replies: 545
Views: 15528
United Kingdom

Re: The war in Ukraine

SW1 wrote: 12 May 2022, 16:55 Apparently brimstone ground launcher in Ukraine
Bet its the aircraft triple rack mounted on the frame under all that...
by Timmymagic
12 May 2022, 13:03
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper/Protector (UCAV) (RAF)
Replies: 249
Views: 104668
United Kingdom

Re: General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper/Protector (UCAV) (RAF)

That is what Turkey has done with its TB2, develop two dedicated weapon systems that the UAS can deploy, which it has done to great effect in the conflicts it has been utilised in. To be honest the US and UK have already done that, the list of UCAV weapons available is quite extensive, but the emph...