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by R686
07 Aug 2022, 01:35
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 3698
Views: 914752
Australia

Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

https://twitter.com/navylookout/status/1555192898089623553?s=21&t=KhQooLDeH4wc3v5zBAFDqQ The FSS program has received bit from team uk, and the ship they propose seems interesting which I think it can be a good platform for the future LSS ( Littoral Strike Ship), Passenger Capacity 1910 People ...
by R686
06 Aug 2022, 09:25
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General UK Defence Discussion
Replies: 1056
Views: 37723
Australia

Re: General UK Defence Discussion

Yep think we screwed SW1 ,v doubtful we could defend our own country if it really came to it nevermind any European countries ,we are all bluff and show,great lads lasses lead by useless government and leadership to even get programs done and delivered ,hell we don't really have a proper missile de...
by R686
06 Aug 2022, 09:18
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future Solid Support Ship
Replies: 1728
Views: 487836
Australia

Re: Future Solid Support Ship

I was actually thinking of a replacement of the Point-class sealift ship with combined troop sealift capability Not only the Point class, but IMO part of the troop transport role covered by the Bay Class. Yep that would be good say 4 ships and then Albion's & Bay replaced with JC1/CBR LHD and l...
by R686
06 Aug 2022, 06:48
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: Australian Defence Force
Replies: 1819
Views: 57521
Australia

Re: Australian Defence Force

https://www.biddingsource.com/tenders/4707856 According to this they might have new JATC controller aircraft for the RAAF, I'm not subscribed to the process but another source the requirements are for it to have; Full Link 16 Tactical Data Link Secure Voice Communications Video Down Link Laser Targe...
by R686
06 Aug 2022, 04:12
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future Solid Support Ship
Replies: 1728
Views: 487836
Australia

Re: Future Solid Support Ship

Enjoy the KiwiRail, interislander new ferry page … Actually, informative. https://www.irex.co.nz/new-ferries <New Ferries> Length 220m Beam 30.8m Gross Tonnage 50,000 T Max Draught 7m Service Speed 20 Knots Passenger Capacity 1910 People Total Freight Capacity 42 rail wagons, 62 trucks, 170 cars To...
by R686
06 Aug 2022, 03:54
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dual Tramway STOVL Carrier
Replies: 3
Views: 115
Australia

Dual Tramway STOVL Carrier

Not wanting to derail the QE thread but I was wondering...... With all the attention being placed in the SCS and with China launching its new EMALS carrier I was looking at the Shandong but could not help thinking it would make a fantastic F35B carrier with its duel tramway design and angled deck fo...
by R686
30 Jul 2022, 07:02
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: Australian Defence Force
Replies: 1819
Views: 57521
Australia

Re: Australian Defence Force

Caribbean wrote: 29 Jul 2022, 23:11 I would have said that it is more likely that Trenchant and Talent are commissioned into the Australian Navy, than that Oz goes cap in hand to the French

Cant see that happening unless the crew follow suit, mmmm.....live in Plymouth or Perth?
by R686
29 Jul 2022, 12:34
Forum: Conflicts
Topic: The war in Ukraine
Replies: 656
Views: 19624
Australia

Re: The war in Ukraine


unbelievable, what the.....
by R686
29 Jul 2022, 12:29
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 14102
Views: 4072864
Australia

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

SKB wrote: 29 Jul 2022, 11:24
Hmm....?!
Its excited :o
by R686
27 Jul 2022, 10:54
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: Australian Defence Force
Replies: 1819
Views: 57521
Australia

Re: Australian Defence Force

The aviation support team from HMAS Canberra transfer an embarked U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey into the ship’s hanger during Exercise RIMPAC 2022. Royal Australian Navy Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) HMAS Canberra embarked two MV-22B Osprey Military Aircraft onboard and successfully moved the Osp...
by R686
27 Jul 2022, 05:56
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: Australian Defence Force
Replies: 1819
Views: 57521
Australia

Re: Australian Defence Force

The aviation support team from HMAS Canberra transfer an embarked U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey into the ship’s hanger during Exercise RIMPAC 2022. Royal Australian Navy Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) HMAS Canberra embarked two MV-22B Osprey Military Aircraft onboard and successfully moved the Osp...
by R686
26 Jul 2022, 01:40
Forum: Political Discussions
Topic: Brexit - The UK's EU Referendum & Withdrawal
Replies: 4534
Views: 86007
Australia

Re: Brexit - The UK's EU Referendum & Withdrawal

The British Icon, the (new) Landie is being built in a factory in France It isn't a British Icon it is a rip off being built by a billionaire with a Land Rover fetish. And i believe the only reason why was a factory be come available in France from Daimler and it was quicker than the build a new fa...
by R686
22 Jul 2022, 10:30
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Royal News
Replies: 98
Views: 3023
Australia

Re: Royal News

you know I used to like Prince Harry, but i have to agree with Candance on this one






And

by R686
22 Jul 2022, 09:53
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: New Zealand Defence Force
Replies: 535
Views: 21353
Australia

Re: New Zealand Defence Force

Please sir....can I have some more.....





Would not want an oops moment coming out that hanger door :oops:
by R686
22 Jul 2022, 09:03
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: Australian Defence Force
Replies: 1819
Views: 57521
Australia

Re: Australian Defence Force

F35 playing over Townsville Nth Qld


by R686
13 Jul 2022, 02:23
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General UK Defence Discussion
Replies: 1056
Views: 37723
Australia

Re: General UK Defence Discussion

As an LHA, she would not have F35’s either. The original JC will have them and the modified (Ozzie) editions cannot accommodate them ... in their two, different geopolitical zones, I think both are 'right' And we don't need to have that discussion; but will soon be short of assets with which to put...
by R686
10 Jul 2022, 04:10
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: New Zealand Defence Force
Replies: 535
Views: 21353
Australia

Re: New Zealand Defence Force

by R686
10 Jul 2022, 03:00
Forum: Political Discussions
Topic: UK Politics - General News & Discussion
Replies: 384
Views: 10419
Australia

Re: UK Politics - General News & Discussion

Geez you would have to laugh at the China propaganda they spew out, if democracy itself is a good thing then why do they not push for it to happen in China Messy politics in UK, US tarnishes name of democracy, disappoints local people https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202207/1270033.shtml Democracy in...
by R686
09 Jul 2022, 05:03
Forum: Political Discussions
Topic: UK Politics - General News & Discussion
Replies: 384
Views: 10419
Australia

Re: UK Politics - General News & Discussion

You would think they all would have there ducks in a row before telling him to resign, must be a different set up to Australia as the cabinet is ready to rumble when they knife a sitting PM in AU Don't the local membership of the party have any say? Teresa May became leader without a membership vot...
by R686
09 Jul 2022, 02:26
Forum: Political Discussions
Topic: UK Politics - General News & Discussion
Replies: 384
Views: 10419
Australia

Re: UK Politics - General News & Discussion

Boris resigned as Party Leader, not Prime Minister.... Not really sure how you figure that out as once the new leader is chosen He or She will go to Her Majesty to........ BJ has already told Her Majesty that he plans to step down, difference here is that no one is ready to replace him as yet You w...
by R686
23 Jun 2022, 23:37
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: Australian Defence Force
Replies: 1819
Views: 57521
Australia

Re: Australian Defence Force

https://www.defenceconnect.com.au/strike-air-combat/10214-raaf-f-35a-fleet-hits-half-a-century RAAF F-35A fleet hits half a century I think that puts the RAAF to the largest user outside the US, if only for a short while. Will be interesting to see if the Albanese Government increases the fleet to a...
by R686
23 Jun 2022, 22:18
Forum: Conflicts
Topic: The war in Ukraine
Replies: 656
Views: 19624
Australia

Re: The war in Ukraine

With only a total of Twelve MLRS systems (HIMARS and M270) in total they will not have the impact the Ukrainians need they need dozens of each and a large supply of munitions of various types for these and the 155mm Guns delivered. I still think we should send all our M270s and then try to get the ...
by R686
18 Jun 2022, 21:23
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 14102
Views: 4072864
Australia

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Nipper finishes his course next week, prefers HMG to the GPMG it is replacing due to less barrel clearances. Told to put in for leave as ship due back soon so not worth flying them out, sad as I guess it would have been from Odiham and possibly in a Chinook. That would be annoying, how much leave w...
by R686
16 Jun 2022, 11:04
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: Australian Defence Force
Replies: 1819
Views: 57521
Australia

Re: Australian Defence Force

Very interesting, Seems the US Congress is getting behind the Submarine deal New AUKUS Caucus Bill Calls for U.S.-Australia Sub Training Pipeline By: Mallory Shelbourne A bipartisan group of House lawmakers on Wednesday unveiled legislation that would help the Royal Australian Navy train its future ...
by R686
13 Jun 2022, 17:02
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: Australian Defence Force
Replies: 1819
Views: 57521
Australia

Re: Australian Defence Force

Well the Navy idi pretty well but the RAF and Especially the Army suffered as a result. The Australian Government must have negotiated hard as I have a feeling France would have wanted to take them to the cleaners with regards to compensation. I cant remember where I saw it, but remember the French...