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by Lord Jim
30 Nov 2021, 00:47
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Border Force Cutters.
Replies: 211
Views: 55147
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Re: Border Force Cutters.

First things first, any immigrants intercepted anywhere in the Channel should be returned to France safely.
by Lord Jim
30 Nov 2021, 00:42
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)
Replies: 2222
Views: 657528
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Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)

The RAF has been doing this sort of thing for years, the Jaguars, due to the role often deployed on exercise in an austere fashion.
by Lord Jim
30 Nov 2021, 00:40
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 1810
Views: 400278
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Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

Mind you with the response times required, the turret would need to be automated so any crew would be redundant and simply make the turret larger, heavier, more complicated and more expensive. I suppose there is a reason Phalanx was not built as a manned turret.
by Lord Jim
30 Nov 2021, 00:37
Forum: British Army
Topic: Royal Artillery/Royal Horse Artillery future developments
Replies: 592
Views: 198378
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Re: Royal Artillery/Royal Horse Artillery future developments

The US Army is replacing the majority of its M119s with the M777, precisely because it is outclassed by the opposition as they see it and it lacks the flexibility of ammunition the large weapon has. If the US Army cannot afford or be bothered to develop new rounds for its 105mm M119s it is no wonder...
by Lord Jim
29 Nov 2021, 15:30
Forum: British Army
Topic: Royal Artillery/Royal Horse Artillery future developments
Replies: 592
Views: 198378
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Re: Royal Artillery/Royal Horse Artillery future developments

Don't forget being focused on COIN.
by Lord Jim
28 Nov 2021, 18:54
Forum: British Army
Topic: Royal Artillery/Royal Horse Artillery future developments
Replies: 592
Views: 198378
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Re: Royal Artillery/Royal Horse Artillery future developments

Considering the Light Gun is out ranged by nearly every weapon an opposition of any quality would use, we might as well use lighter, more portable 120mm mortars to support our light troops. Yes this to will be out gunned by the opposition but they would be easier to move around, have a far greater v...
by Lord Jim
28 Nov 2021, 18:46
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 1810
Views: 400278
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Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

Well there are option for the cannons that are currently surplus. Nexter has fitted a remote turret to its VBCI in an attempt to win an ongoing contract, equipped with a CTA40 Cannon and two ATGW. It would not take a lot to fit the same turret to a Boxer Mission Module as according to ARTEC such a p...
by Lord Jim
25 Nov 2021, 22:04
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Puma Helicopter (RAF)
Replies: 285
Views: 55144
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Re: Puma Helicopter (RAF)

China is a bit of a "Red Herring" in all this, and will have little or no impact on Airbus's submission for the competition. My vote would go to Leonardo as it still can produce the Merlin, unless these are now all produced in Italy. A slow trickle of orders seems to be continuing with thi...
by Lord Jim
25 Nov 2021, 21:56
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2529
Views: 726833
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

The problem(s) I see with both European programmes being combined is the requirement the French have to make the end product(s) carrier capable. Unless France bears the additional cost for this variant itself rather then sharing the cost with the other partners it will simply make the programme more...
by Lord Jim
23 Nov 2021, 19:05
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 14546
Views: 3298999
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

The T-31 appears to be a slow burner on the export market. Because of its size and innate flexibility of design I can see other order following. It is also a good design for countries wanting to expand their own ship building capability to larger warships. Fully tooled up it is a viable warship that...
by Lord Jim
23 Nov 2021, 19:01
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 14546
Views: 3298999
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Taiwan needs the US who are by law obliged to come to its aid if China were to attack. You are thinking about Japan, not Taiwan. No I am pretty sure that at the same time the US recognised Communist China as the China it passed a law binding the USA to the defence of Taiwan if China tried to forcef...
by Lord Jim
23 Nov 2021, 18:53
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Border Force Cutters.
Replies: 211
Views: 55147
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Re: Border Force Cutters.

AS far as I am concerned, no migrants arriving in the UK by unofficial means should be able to claim asylum. All, including children should be returned to the last safe country they were in, basically France. If a small boat is intercepted, it should take those on the boat aboard and take them back ...
by Lord Jim
23 Nov 2021, 18:50
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 3237
Views: 864771
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Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

With the Falklands, a significant amount of personnel were carried by requisitioned civilian ships ranging from Ocean Liners to North Sea Ferries. Even today, depending on the level of emergency there are always option. Regarding the Points, yes they are for hauling the Army's vehicles and such like...
by Lord Jim
23 Nov 2021, 17:35
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2196
Views: 569495
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Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

You learn something new everyday, well done Sol.
by Lord Jim
22 Nov 2021, 17:04
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Scimitar Class Fast Patrol Vessels (RN)
Replies: 102
Views: 41928
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Re: Scimitar Class Fast Patrol Vessels (RN)

So are the Puma HC2s! Another gap forming.
by Lord Jim
22 Nov 2021, 16:51
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: River Class (OPV) (RN)
Replies: 4096
Views: 1066200
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Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)

I still like the option of being able to install LMM on the River's 30mm mount if greater spikiness is needed. Certainly a low cost option if combined with M2 .50 Cal HMGs on the wings.
by Lord Jim
22 Nov 2021, 16:49
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 3237
Views: 864771
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Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

More likely to be 16 Air Assault if an airfield can be secured. The Army will be aboard Points, though a light BCT could fly in a number of its vehicles to get the ball rolling. Getting the LSUs heavier equipment ashore could involve the MRSS being able to land kit on the beach, like what the USN is...
by Lord Jim
22 Nov 2021, 16:44
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 14546
Views: 3298999
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Sorry going off topic again.
by Lord Jim
22 Nov 2021, 16:43
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 14546
Views: 3298999
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

The way China is behaving I'm surprised the US has not offered a military support package similar to Israel. Give them Iron Dome and enough anti ship and TLAM missiles to make China think twice and they will guarantee their sovereignty. We are talking about Taiwan I guess? They already have indigen...
by Lord Jim
22 Nov 2021, 16:34
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2196
Views: 569495
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Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

I thought the 155mm turret shown above was unmanned?
by Lord Jim
22 Nov 2021, 16:33
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2196
Views: 569495
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Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

It seems most variants have access from the Mission Module to the Driver's Station in the Drive Module. As for a ATGW hit, well unless you are in a platform like the Challenger 2 everyone is in a world of pain really. Anyway we can go round and round about whether the Boxers modularity is beneficial...
by Lord Jim
22 Nov 2021, 08:12
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 3237
Views: 864771
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Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

In my opinion the Points or whatever the current negotiations deliver are pretty safe as it is important for the UK to retain the ability to move a Brigade Combat Team efficiently to where it may be needed. Any MRSS design cannot deliver that capability if it is meant to operate as part of a LRG tra...
by Lord Jim
21 Nov 2021, 15:18
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 3237
Views: 864771
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Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

Is there a programme to replace the Waves?
by Lord Jim
21 Nov 2021, 15:13
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2196
Views: 569495
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Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

I agree, my point was that even though the front aka. the Drive Module would be probably terminally damaged, the Mission Module would have a fair chance of being reusable.