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by abc123
01 Dec 2021, 14:02
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: River Class (OPV) (RN)
Replies: 4112
Views: 1067034

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
25 Nov 2021, 21:23
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 5563
Views: 1517365

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
19 Nov 2021, 13:55
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 13731
Views: 3925579

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: 198611

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: 699
Views: 169629

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: 699
Views: 169629

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, 06:01
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 83 Destroyer (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 149
Views: 25283

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: 699
Views: 169629

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: 3018

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: 3018

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: 3018

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: 3018

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 ...
by abc123
04 Nov 2021, 09:36
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: Future cruise/anti-ship missiles
Replies: 50
Views: 3018

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?
by abc123
29 Oct 2021, 14:08
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Fort Class Replenishment Ship (RFA)
Replies: 71
Views: 18028

Re: Fort Class Replenishment Ship (RFA)

But, for what can Egyptians use them? I really don't see the need for them.
by abc123
29 Oct 2021, 14:04
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Fort Class Replenishment Ship (RFA)
Replies: 71
Views: 18028

Re: Fort Class Replenishment Ship (RFA)

Poiuytrewq wrote:And the replacements are still at the talking stage….

Embarrassing and another total procurement failure.

Fully agreed. Another cut in disguise. Disgrace.
by abc123
26 Oct 2021, 13:29
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 14546
Views: 3299826

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

donald_of_tokyo wrote: I agree it is arguable, but for me, adding its cost to T26 is similar to adding Nimrod MRA4 cost to P-8A cost.

I think it should be added, because MRA4 costed the taxpayers for MPA capability, but they didn't get that capability before P-8.
by abc123
25 Oct 2021, 14:39
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 14546
Views: 3299826

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Dividing program cost by number of units does not give you a unit production cost. Yes and no BAE say they can get type 26 down to 800 million starting from ship 4 and Babcocks say they are building 5 Type 31's for 250 million per ship However the program cost for Type 26 as it stands is 8 billion ...
by abc123
07 Oct 2021, 05:46
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: River Class (OPV) (RN)
Replies: 4112
Views: 1067034

Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)

Frigates in or near to those three locations used to be Standing Commitments that have, as a result of cuts to the Fleet been “gapped” for some time. If deployable Escort numbers permit, there is no reason why Gibraltar and the Caribbean should not once again see the presence of a Frigate. The Falk...
by abc123
04 Oct 2021, 14:17
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 14546
Views: 3299826

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

A question: Why the RN never bought ASROCs? Lack of money or? RN used to operate Ikara, which was massively superior to ASROC. ASROC was a load of garbage in truth. If a target was moving at any reasonable speed, by the time ASROC had delivered its homing torpedo to the area, the torpedo had been d...
by abc123
04 Oct 2021, 14:15
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 14546
Views: 3299826

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Repulse wrote:
Poiuytrewq wrote:Water under the bridge I’m afraid regardless of the rights and wrongs.
Short term probably, medium term (early 2030s) the RN could see the T31s to navies such as New Zealand and focus on a larger fleet of ASW T32s.
I think that the T32 will be an unmanned systems mothership.
by abc123
04 Oct 2021, 08:09
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 14546
Views: 3299826

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

A question: Why the RN never bought ASROCs? Lack of money or?
by abc123
30 Sep 2021, 14:22
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 13731
Views: 3925579

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

SKB wrote:That grey one, number 7450, could be considered the first "fixed wing aircraft" to have "Royal Navy" painted on its side since Sea Harriers last left HMS Ark Royal in November 2010.
Lightnings will not have before 2023?
by abc123
29 Sep 2021, 05:44
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: RN anti-ship missiles
Replies: 699
Views: 169629

Re: RN anti-ship missiles

No one wants to take the responsibility for signing off the contract for fear of repercussions down the line to their careers. They want someone else to do it, or tell them to do so, taking on the responsivity. If there was the will they could have a contract in place before the end of the month. A...
by abc123
27 Sep 2021, 05:56
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: RN anti-ship missiles
Replies: 699
Views: 169629

Re: RN anti-ship missiles

Lack of money?
by abc123
13 Sep 2021, 19:28
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Airbus A330 Voyager (MRTT) (RAF)
Replies: 386
Views: 159719

Re: Airbus A330 Voyager (MRTT) (RAF)

About KC-330 for Brazil: "The RN Officer, in a very relaxed way, started his answer with a question: "Do you have spies everywhere?" and continued saying yes, that he hopes so, that the FAB intends to acquire two aircraft and that they are in negotiations, but there is nothing certai...