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by Timmymagic
20 May 2022, 14:22
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 4793
Views: 1318689
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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: 925
Views: 195049
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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: 925
Views: 195049
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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: 10739
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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: 925
Views: 195049
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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: 2669
Views: 759736
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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: 10739
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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: 144
Views: 49705
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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: 104590
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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: 60108
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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: 104590
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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: 531
Views: 15206
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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: 531
Views: 15206
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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: 104590
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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...
by Timmymagic
11 May 2022, 09:10
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper/Protector (UCAV) (RAF)
Replies: 249
Views: 104590
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Re: General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper/Protector (UCAV) (RAF)

.Add in the sonobuoy capability, Seaspray radar, Brimstone, Paveway IV and it would be a great addition to the QE Class. Just had a random thought...if it has Seaspray and a datalink....it can carry Sea Venom. Wonder what effect on range that would have for a release from higher altitude...I don't ...
by Timmymagic
10 May 2022, 14:39
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper/Protector (UCAV) (RAF)
Replies: 249
Views: 104590
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Re: General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper/Protector (UCAV) (RAF)

I long ago reached the view that we needed another UK 'Prime' other than BAE. Their stewardship of the land domain including RO has been woeful, but also their interest in taking funded research into the live environment by taking a risk has been terrible in recent years.
by Timmymagic
10 May 2022, 14:21
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper/Protector (UCAV) (RAF)
Replies: 249
Views: 104590
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Re: General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper/Protector (UCAV) (RAF)

https://www.navalnews.com/event-news/indo-pacific-2022/2022/05/general-atomics-unveils-mq-9b-stol-for-small-flat-tops/ https://twitter.com/genatomics_asi/status/1524011470152941568?s=21&t=w3aCIS_QHyYZbNAaN5XzvA A marinised Mojave/Protector mash up with folding wings...yes please. Much as I want...
by Timmymagic
09 May 2022, 18:06
Forum: British Army
Topic: M777 Portee DVD 2016
Replies: 51
Views: 20128
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Re: M777 Portee DVD 2016

I have a question for everybody hwo has any knowledge if the situation of the war in Ukraine makes a priority to restart the production of the M777 howitzer is the Bae Systems factory in capacity to respond to the new situation or even the M777 howitzer is now under the banner of the RBLS partnersh...
by Timmymagic
09 May 2022, 17:42
Forum: British Army
Topic: NLAW (Next-generation Light Anti-tank Weapon) (British Army)
Replies: 34
Views: 2272
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Re: NLAW (Next-generation Light Anti-tank Weapon) (British Army)

What was a single vehicle doing there in the first place! Could this be staged? Hiding between the trees, might have got lost or not made it to its destination overnight (looks like dawn). Don't think its staged from the conversation between the 2 Ukrainian's (one asks if the NLAW has backblast and...
by Timmymagic
08 May 2022, 08:57
Forum: UK Defence & Aerospace Industry
Topic: MBDA (UK)
Replies: 247
Views: 10739
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Re: MBDA (UK)

Finally looks like we've woken up...good news, personally I hope we get some smaller companies involved as well to put pressure on the big ones... https://www.edrmagazine.eu/mbda-moves-into-the-loitering-munitions-domain MBDA moves into the Loitering Munitions domain A few years ago, asked about a p...
by Timmymagic
06 May 2022, 15:48
Forum: Conflicts
Topic: The war in Ukraine
Replies: 531
Views: 15206
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Re: The war in Ukraine

So does anyone know if this "Ground Launched" Brimstone will have a man in the loop capability or if it still has the "Swarm Attack" mode the original Brimstone was first designed with? No datalink so its essentially single mode Brimstone. MMW only, no SAL either. Wouldn't be sh...
by Timmymagic
05 May 2022, 14:22
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2669
Views: 759736
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Jensy wrote: 05 May 2022, 09:36 I can't say I know this publication well enough to judge the accuracy of this article:
Eurasian Times is about as reliable and well researched as The National Interest or Sputnik.
by Timmymagic
05 May 2022, 09:36
Forum: Conflicts
Topic: The war in Ukraine
Replies: 531
Views: 15206
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Re: The war in Ukraine

Lord Jim wrote: 05 May 2022, 09:24 Hear on the radio that some commentator in the UK are asking for the UK to provide Challenger 2 tanks to Ukraine! :crazy: :roll:
Think that was originally from the Ukrainian Foreign Minister...pretty safe to ignore the request.
by Timmymagic
05 May 2022, 09:35
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 5712
Views: 1566424
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Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

I assume that whatever missile that could possibly be chosen would be carried externally on the "B" model? Have to be. Apart from AMRAAM, Meteor, Paveway IV variants, Spear variants and possibly a baggage pod eventually, I can't see the UK adding more stores for internal carriage any time...
by Timmymagic
04 May 2022, 22:12
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 5712
Views: 1566424
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Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

Just a quick view on F-35B aircraft availability for everyone to factor in when looking at the UK's total force. The Congressional Budget Office in the US maintains stats on US military aircraft availability using the below criteria: - CBO looks at availability—a measure of the percentage of time ai...