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by Jdam
09 Aug 2022, 20:11
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General UK Defence Discussion
Replies: 1056
Views: 37723
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Re: General UK Defence Discussion

If defence of the UK is paramount, finding money for the establishment of a viable ABM capability on land and at sea should be very near the top of the pile Am I right in thinking a few months back that UK purchased from USA a land based radar suitable for ABM? I am not sure what missile systems we...
by Jdam
04 Aug 2022, 15:38
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future Solid Support Ship
Replies: 1728
Views: 487836
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Re: Future Solid Support Ship

Harland & Wolff inclusion in Team UK is a nice little touch.
by Jdam
31 Jul 2022, 12:28
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 5748
Views: 1575045
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Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

While I agree the JSM will not be appearing on the F-35 no time soon, i remember them doing separation tests. https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2021/03/jsm-anti-ship-and-land-attack-missile-successfully-tested-from-f-35a/ Is the JSM now in production is that a production model they are now testing?
by Jdam
25 Jul 2022, 13:48
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15250
Views: 3432629
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Its fun to speculate what could be done with a bit of a shift in thinking and what we would need to overcome but lets be under no illusion, we getting 8 type 26's, 5 type 31's and if we are lucky 6 type 83s. And those 6 type 83s will probably be based on a type 26 stretched hull. ..Don't forget the...
by Jdam
25 Jul 2022, 10:02
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15250
Views: 3432629
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Yeah they didn’t go nuke on carriers due to astronomical costs and ports access overseas, Its fun to speculate what could be done with a bit of a shift in thinking and what we would need to overcome but lets be under no illusion, we getting 8 type 26's, 5 type 31's and if we are lucky 6 type 83s. A...
by Jdam
25 Jul 2022, 08:55
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15250
Views: 3432629
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Can anywhere else but Barrow-in-Furness built nuke stuff? Barrow, Faslane*, Devonport and Rosyth are licensed as nuclear sites. Cammell Laird also built nuclear submarines, HMS Conqueror being the last in 1970 but it has continued to contribute to more recent builds. It it is still doing fabricatio...
by Jdam
24 Jul 2022, 22:11
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15250
Views: 3432629
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Can anywhere else but Barrow-in-Furness built nuke stuff?
by Jdam
23 Jul 2022, 21:27
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: RN anti-ship missiles
Replies: 979
Views: 200446
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Re: RN anti-ship missiles

Our intern solution is going to the be the sub sonic missile we need, how is this program already getting complicated and going off course at this state. :crazy:

What we need is 1 missile that is Hypersonic and can attacked Naval/Land targets, can be vertically and air launched, go!.
by Jdam
23 Jul 2022, 21:24
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15250
Views: 3432629
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

I think we are kidding ourselves if we think we are going to get any more than 6 Type 83 Destroyers. I suspect the Type 83 might be similar in size to the Zumwalt-class, it might even have the same type of superstructure (we have already seem the introduction of composites with the type 26) like som...
by Jdam
22 Jul 2022, 20:51
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: RN anti-ship missiles
Replies: 979
Views: 200446
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Re: RN anti-ship missiles

With us getting an intern solution and the French already having Exocet I wonder why they haven't focus on the Hypersonic part of the program first.
by Jdam
22 Jul 2022, 17:48
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: RN anti-ship missiles
Replies: 979
Views: 200446
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Re: RN anti-ship missiles

new propulsion solution for a subsonic
Interesting I thought the French wanted a Hypersonic missile.
by Jdam
20 Jul 2022, 11:01
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Project Crowsnest (RN)
Replies: 209
Views: 71854
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Re: Project Crowsnest (RN)

I sure we were spending money on this back in 2014 time to try and de-risk the project and didn't we base it on what came before to try and keep things as simple of they could be?
by Jdam
19 Jul 2022, 10:48
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing E-7 Wedgetail (RAF)
Replies: 410
Views: 133545
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Re: Boeing E-7 Wedgetail (RAF)



I don't know how much we can tell from the pictures but from picture 3 it looks like the first 2 aircraft have had the mounting points for the radar installed.
by Jdam
18 Jul 2022, 16:10
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2806
Views: 773902
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Good stuff, good to keep the momentum we seem to have with the program going.
by Jdam
18 Jul 2022, 16:03
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 4887
Views: 1332066
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Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

Image

I was in the area today, not too much to see with all the welding blockers on her.
by Jdam
18 Jul 2022, 08:54
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing E-7 Wedgetail (RAF)
Replies: 410
Views: 133545
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Re: Boeing E-7 Wedgetail (RAF)

https://www.flightglobal.com/defence/raf-boeing-detail-e-7a-wedgetail-conversion-progress-as-third-aircraft-arrives/149398.article The UK’s third and currently final Boeing 737NG acquired for conversion into the E-7A Wedgetail airborne early warning configuration for the Royal Air Force has arrived ...
by Jdam
17 Jul 2022, 16:47
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 14102
Views: 4072864
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Anti Carrier articles from the press, is it really that time of year again? :yawn:
by Jdam
16 Jul 2022, 18:14
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 4887
Views: 1332066
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Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

And for a ship specialising in Anti-Submarine it feels a risk to have the only ASW weapon to be launched from helicopters. Because the T26 unlike the T23 does nt have Torpedo Tubes. So in my opinion the RN needs ASROC or an equivalent. Could you use the VL-ASROC kit to launch Sting Ray? I assume it...
by Jdam
16 Jul 2022, 11:18
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 4887
Views: 1332066
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Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/what-weapons-will-be-fitted-to-the-type-26-frigates/ No mention of Mk41 VLS. :( I dont think anything we own would work with the MK41? I absolutely despise the "fitted for but not with" we have adopted recently but maybe in this one occasion HMS Glasgow sho...
by Jdam
15 Jul 2022, 12:29
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing E-7 Wedgetail (RAF)
Replies: 410
Views: 133545
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Re: Boeing E-7 Wedgetail (RAF)

I absolutely will be putting in a bid for additional assets
Would I be getting my hopes for more aircraft?
by Jdam
14 Jul 2022, 21:30
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2806
Views: 773902
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

The Joint New Air-to-Air Missile collaboration must be going well if the Japanese are willing to join our jet programs together. :crazy:

Crazy to think this is going to happen.
by Jdam
13 Jul 2022, 10:25
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 23 Frigate (Duke Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 883
Views: 310020
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Re: Type 23 Frigate (Duke Class) (RN) [News Only]

So we are going to use our obsolete weapons in this exercise :eh:

Wouldn't it be better to wait for NSM to build up some real world use with the missile?
by Jdam
12 Jul 2022, 10:25
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 4887
Views: 1332066
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Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

building ships in Portsmouth speeds up gearbox manufacturing :?: :think:
by Jdam
11 Jul 2022, 17:01
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: RN anti-ship missiles
Replies: 979
Views: 200446
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Re: RN anti-ship missiles

Royal Navy negotiating Naval Strike Missile purchase

https://www.shephardmedia.com/news/nava ... -purchase/

There it is.
by Jdam
06 Jul 2022, 11:01
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: RN anti-ship missiles
Replies: 979
Views: 200446
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Re: RN anti-ship missiles

Or they have been told by MBDA that the move from Subsonic to Hypersonic will take longer to deliver and cost a lot more so they dragging it out and filling the new bigger gap It was complete bull shit from the very beginning, how many complex weapons systems joint developed have been completed in ...