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by abc123
17 Jan 2022, 14:24
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: USA Armed Forces
Replies: 1876
Views: 37644

Re: USA Armed Forces

ill need a nuclear propulsion if they want put lasers and new radar there. But, I have to say, I expected something larger- 15-20000 t, not just hashed up Burke class. Depends how well they got on with MT30 in the DDG1000s, they've had enough time to run them around and work out their power require...
by abc123
16 Jan 2022, 08:38
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: USA Armed Forces
Replies: 1876
Views: 37644

Re: USA Armed Forces

Halidon wrote: 13 Jan 2022, 05:32
IMHO they will need a nuclear propulsion if they want put lasers and new radar there. But, I have to say, I expected something larger- 15-20000 t, not just hashed up Burke class.
by abc123
14 Jan 2022, 14:35
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: Philippines
Replies: 15
Views: 468

Re: Philippines

Philippines bought 3 batteries of Brahmos missiles from India for 375 mil. USD:

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/20 ... le-system/

:thumbup:
by abc123
31 Dec 2021, 18:16
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: RN anti-ship missiles
Replies: 790
Views: 179078

Re: RN anti-ship missiles

We could buy a 100 Naval Storm Shadow from the French plus 16 sets of NSM to cover off anti ship and long range strike Not without money. :think: Come on people, the UK has no money to buy cheap subsonic missiles like NSMs and it definitly will not have the money to buy expencive super/hypersonic o...
by abc123
30 Dec 2021, 09:31
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: RN anti-ship missiles
Replies: 790
Views: 179078

Re: RN anti-ship missiles

We could buy a 100 Naval Storm Shadow from the French plus 16 sets of NSM to cover off anti ship and long range strike Not without money. :think: Come on people, the UK has no money to buy cheap subsonic missiles like NSMs and it definitly will not have the money to buy expencive super/hypersonic o...
by abc123
30 Dec 2021, 09:29
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: Islamic Republic of Iran
Replies: 140
Views: 1999

Re: Islamic Republic of Iran

Lord Jim wrote: 28 Dec 2021, 21:33 I have always wondered why when the Sea Wolf associated radars were removed from the T-23s, it wasn't decided to fit a single Phalanx on top of the hanger? Not a perfect solution but better than nothing.
Lack of money, like allways? :think:
by abc123
26 Dec 2021, 19:00
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 53
Views: 614

Re: Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all of you guys.
by abc123
18 Dec 2021, 10:05
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Dreadnought Class SSBN
Replies: 688
Views: 245003

Re: Dreadnought Class SSBN

Ron5 wrote: 03 Nov 2021, 18:26 A bit of cut and paste and bingo, Astute follow on ;)
Yep, they leave 2 rows of silos for VLS and that's it.
by abc123
03 Dec 2021, 06:51
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: Australian Defence Force
Replies: 1625
Views: 32235

Re: Australian Defence Force

https://twitter.com/NigelPittaway1/status/1466147933712093190?s=20 Speaking at the Dubai Air Show in mid-November, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Executive Vice President Greg Ulmer said that the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has requested details for the supply of 30 C-130J Hercules. “They are ta...
by abc123
01 Dec 2021, 14:02
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: River Class (OPV) (RN)
Replies: 4278
Views: 1081856

Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)

Ron5 wrote: 30 Nov 2021, 17:45 CGI of a River with a bigger gun & hangar ..
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Nice. A shame they didn't build them.
by abc123
27 Nov 2021, 07:06
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: French Armed Forces
Replies: 1760
Views: 33956

Re: French Armed Forces

Lord Jim wrote: 27 Nov 2021, 01:36 Not meeting the in-service requirement I can understand, but the F-16V being more expensive then the Rafale is harder to swallow.
More expensive for buying, not for later use. US offer was about 1,5 bln. while Rafale about 1,1 bln.
by abc123
26 Nov 2021, 13:44
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: French Armed Forces
Replies: 1760
Views: 33956

Re: French Armed Forces

That has to be funded by very favourable French loans. I did think the F-16 was the front runner with either new build or rebuilt Viper variants on offer. Nope. Croatia will fund this by normal loans on a market. About F-16s, Viper was too costly and, more importantly, they could not be delivered b...
by abc123
25 Nov 2021, 21:23
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 5602
Views: 1527535

Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

Yes, I know it's The Sun- they say that the cause of the crash is non-removal of plastic cover for engine intakes:

https://theaviationist.com/2021/11/24/f ... ble-cause/
by abc123
25 Nov 2021, 14:34
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: French Armed Forces
Replies: 1760
Views: 33956

Re: French Armed Forces

France sells 12 used Rafales to Croatia

https://abcnews.go.com/International/wi ... t-81393054
by abc123
19 Nov 2021, 13:55
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 13824
Views: 3953781

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

https://twitter.com/defencehqpress/status/1460987353410027530?s=21 Another thankful saved by Martin baker Just waiting for the, waste of money, dangerous aircraft, single engined...should've kept the Sea Harrier etcetec brigade to hit social media. Glad pilot ok. Can the "48 isn't enough"...
by abc123
19 Nov 2021, 13:54
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Raytheon Sentinel R1 (RAF)
Replies: 216
Views: 199534

Re: Raytheon Sentinel R1 (RAF)

KiwiMuzz wrote: 17 Nov 2021, 20:29 I saw a comment on Twitter that one reason Sentinel was binned was that it was a "corps-level asset for a brigade-level army". Ouch.
It somewhat makes a sense. on the other hand, things like Sentinels give additional strength to "brigade(if even that)-level Army".
by abc123
12 Nov 2021, 15:53
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: RN anti-ship missiles
Replies: 790
Views: 179078

Re: RN anti-ship missiles

I sincerely doubt that VL Spear. 3 would have a 100 km range. Maybe rather 30-40 km... That would depend how you got it out the cell Spear has a length of 1.8 meters and CAMM has a length of 3.2 meters so i f spear had a rocket fitted that got it to say 2000 ft and mach 1 it should get to 80km IF. ...
by abc123
12 Nov 2021, 06:01
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: RN anti-ship missiles
Replies: 790
Views: 179078

Re: RN anti-ship missiles

If type 31 got a 8 cell Mk-41 could we fit say 16 Spear 3 in them they could have a range of 100 + km also as up thread given sea venom has a bigger body than spear 3 could we take the jet and fit it to Sea venom to give it a 100+ km range yes they are light weapons but would be better an nothing u...
by abc123
11 Nov 2021, 14:12
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 308
Views: 6365

Re: Indian Armed Forces

An ex-Navy chief said on an Indian daily that they won't be buying any more of those as every arrested landing needs some remedial work afterwards... easy to make a navy plane into something else but v.v does not hold This does not mean that the plane in itself was bad (Russia buying quite a few fo...
by abc123
11 Nov 2021, 06:01
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 83 Destroyer (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 150
Views: 26565

Re: Type 83 Destroyer (RN) [News Only]

How many Mk41 tubes can be put on T26? If we drop CAMM mushrooms that is...
by abc123
08 Nov 2021, 08:21
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: RN anti-ship missiles
Replies: 790
Views: 179078

Re: RN anti-ship missiles

With the Royal Navy now saying it wants a Hypersonic class weapon to fulfil the FC/ASW requirement, the programme will have had to take a step back and rethink the capabilities required. Will the French stay on board or will they decide to go it alone and develop a supersonic successor to Exocet, w...
by abc123
08 Nov 2021, 08:13
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: Future cruise/anti-ship missiles
Replies: 50
Views: 3405

Re: Future cruise/anti-ship missiles

Whilst some of the arguments made in this forum for cancelling I-SSGW in favour of FCASW seem logical and rational, it is hard to ignore the fact that every other navy in the world is procuring current generation SSM such as NSM for their warships. If we had a greater number of SSN and/or a greater...
by abc123
06 Nov 2021, 14:08
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: Future cruise/anti-ship missiles
Replies: 50
Views: 3405

Re: Future cruise/anti-ship missiles

So like the Army the Navy is taking a ten year long holiday from warfighting, not being able to confront anything beyond pirates. . We will still have Harpoon until 2024? We will have Helicopter launched Martlet , Sea Venom and Stingray. . 2024 is just 2 years away. Martlet and Sea Venom are exactl...
by abc123
06 Nov 2021, 14:03
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: Future cruise/anti-ship missiles
Replies: 50
Views: 3405

Re: Future cruise/anti-ship missiles

tomuk wrote:
Lord Jim wrote:
So like the Army the Navy is taking a ten year long holiday from warfighting, not being able to confront anything beyond pirates.
Come on that is a bit of an exaggeration.
Just a bit.
by abc123
05 Nov 2021, 05:55
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: Future cruise/anti-ship missiles
Replies: 50
Views: 3405

Re: Future cruise/anti-ship missiles

So it seems that Harpoons will not be replaced any time soon. Disgrace. https://www.navylookout.com/royal-navy- ... ore-2030s/ Another cut. Will anything remain? So like the Army the Navy is taking a ten year long holiday from warfighting, not being able to confront anything beyond pirates. FC/ASW ...