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by Jdam
25 Jun 2022, 19:34
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future Solid Support Ship
Replies: 1703
Views: 484626
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Re: Future Solid Support Ship

What ever happened to these ships? :eh:
by Jdam
23 Jun 2022, 22:30
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 5727
Views: 1570808
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Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)




If that is the 2nd lot of the initial 48 and we have 22 right now (google) that is not a lot of new aircraft to come between now and when these start arriving in 2026
by Jdam
21 Jun 2022, 22:56
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 5727
Views: 1570808
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Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)



I am starting to doubt those 2026 integration dates. :roll:
by Jdam
17 Jun 2022, 09:30
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing E-7 Wedgetail (RAF)
Replies: 398
Views: 131901
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Re: Boeing E-7 Wedgetail (RAF)



Getting there.
by Jdam
16 Jun 2022, 15:52
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Raytheon Sentinel R1 (RAF)
Replies: 227
Views: 203223
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Re: Raytheon Sentinel R1 (RAF)

You know its a bad idea to sell then when its the yanks that buy them off you :wtf:
by Jdam
14 Jun 2022, 22:18
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 1642
Views: 470769
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Re: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]

Finished might be a bit too far but under going testing at sea is a Good sign :thumbup:

I wonder if going forward Dauntless will be the test bed for all the upgrades coming to the type 45 platform or if it will be time to get some miles on her instead?
by Jdam
09 Jun 2022, 18:01
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: MBDA Brimstone Missile (RAF)
Replies: 147
Views: 50434
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Re: MBDA Brimstone Missile (RAF)

I suspect the training is over for brimstone and its on to real world use :shock:
by Jdam
08 Jun 2022, 10:46
Forum: Conflicts
Topic: The war in Ukraine
Replies: 625
Views: 17593
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Re: The war in Ukraine



I wonder how true this is?

Take 20% off those numbers and it still isn't pretty. :wtf:
by Jdam
06 Jun 2022, 21:51
Forum: Conflicts
Topic: The war in Ukraine
Replies: 625
Views: 17593
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Re: The war in Ukraine

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-to-gift-multiple-launch-rocket-systems-to-ukraine Interesting to see how the Russians like being on the receiving end of an MLRS system. We have been very generous with equipment for Ukraine (Not a complaint) but the deafening silence on replacing all the equipm...
by Jdam
06 Jun 2022, 21:37
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing E-7 Wedgetail (RAF)
Replies: 398
Views: 131901
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Re: Boeing E-7 Wedgetail (RAF)

It strange when you put it like that, 2 F-35s for 1 E-7. When you think how important AEW is to the modern command and control of air assets it doesn't seem like a big price to pay. As a nation that suffered too many casualties because of lack of AEW for our task force in the falklands you think it ...
by Jdam
06 Jun 2022, 21:30
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 14058
Views: 4060051
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Seems like it, lets be thankful we have at least some sort of AEW for the UK.

I wonder if we have enough for 2 carriers?
by Jdam
05 Jun 2022, 23:27
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: German Armed Forces
Replies: 548
Views: 17429
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Re: German Armed Forces

https://www.defensenews.com/global/euro ... ping-list/

The Jerry's might be getting more P-8. 12 in total, thats more than a certain island nation :eh:
by Jdam
05 Jun 2022, 16:52
Forum: Conflicts
Topic: The war in Ukraine
Replies: 625
Views: 17593
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Re: The war in Ukraine

I wonder if these Leo 2 will be a lot like the Mig 29's that will never show up :(
by Jdam
04 Jun 2022, 14:10
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: USA Armed Forces
Replies: 1969
Views: 57503
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Re: USA Armed Forces

Forgive me for not being the most knowledgeable on the subject but don't you want your soldiers training with the full power ammo so in combat they know how to get the best use and control out of the round?
by Jdam
02 Jun 2022, 16:04
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2717
Views: 766481
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

If recent events with Russia haven't helped move the FCAS along then the only thing that will ever do it is sheer stubbornness not to fall behind the Tempest program.
by Jdam
31 May 2022, 17:43
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Astute Class Attack Submarine (SSN) (RN)
Replies: 802
Views: 278810
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Re: Astute Class Attack Submarine (SSN) (RN)

And the sub lunched missiles are not currently in production, makes you wonder what the stock of other missiles are like :wtf:
by Jdam
28 May 2022, 13:54
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: RN anti-ship missiles
Replies: 952
Views: 197624
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Re: RN anti-ship missiles

If the anti ship capability of Sea Ceptor is any good wouldn't that be better than SPEAR 3, Sea Venom or similar for any small targets? I am just thinking of 48 Sea Ceptor cells for anti air and smallish crafts (2 uses, one missile) and save the room for a large canister launched missile for the big...
by Jdam
27 May 2022, 15:09
Forum: Conflicts
Topic: The war in Ukraine
Replies: 625
Views: 17593
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Re: The war in Ukraine

https://edition.cnn.com/2022/05/26/poli ... index.html

Potentially even more fire power going to Ukraine.
by Jdam
26 May 2022, 20:35
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 4821
Views: 1324064
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Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]



Bobs been busy :thumbup:
by Jdam
25 May 2022, 19:25
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 1642
Views: 470769
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Re: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]

I think its the way forward, a lot of weapons are going to be dual use. No longer will one missile be just for aircraft or anti ship, alot of going to be able to do both. (or try to do both)

Martlet is still going to be important for Wildcat's.
by Jdam
24 May 2022, 17:28
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 1642
Views: 470769
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Re: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]

Is it Block 1NT or just Block 1? as the article doesn't mention NT. Edit: Just Block 1 From Navy Lookout https://www.navylookout.com/royal-navy-to-be-the-first-european-force-to-field-maritime-ballistic-missile-defence-capability/ Existing UK stocks of Aster missiles will be upgraded to Block 1 stan...
by Jdam
24 May 2022, 16:07
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 1642
Views: 470769
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Re: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]

Good news hopefully this doesn't require another dry docking. (or at least get the work done at the same time as CAAM is added) which will include converting existing missiles to the ASTER 30 Block 1 standard, as well as updates to the SAMPSON multi-function radar (MFR) and Sea Viper command and con...
by Jdam
23 May 2022, 21:18
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Trafalgar Class Attack Submarine (SSN) (RN)
Replies: 78
Views: 42032
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Re: Trafalgar Class Attack Submarine (SSN) (RN)

Sub, frigates and mine sweepers gone, yet that's a growing navy right there.
by Jdam
23 May 2022, 10:29
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 4821
Views: 1324064
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Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]



Making up a story to try and make it easier for the above me thinks.
by Jdam
21 May 2022, 23:50
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: RN anti-ship missiles
Replies: 952
Views: 197624
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Re: RN anti-ship missiles

https://www.navalnews.com/event-news/indo-pacific-2022/2022/05/up-to-200-lrasm-for-raaf-with-potentially-more-for-ran/#prettyPhoto A new bespoke booster for LRASM-SL, which Lockheed Martin is developing with Thales Australia, may help solve that problem by reducing weight and shedding excess capabil...