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by seaspear
22 Jan 2020, 22:10
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11057
Views: 1081104
Location: Australia

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Survivability of carriers, a near future realistic threat? The new US DoD SDA, Space Defense Agency, planning to field low earth orbiting, LEO, constellation of dozens of satellites to detect and target ships providing the beyond-line-of-site targeting for ground and ship based weapon systems eg an...
by seaspear
19 Jan 2020, 20:35
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing E-7 Wedgetail (RAF)
Replies: 139
Views: 24710
Location: Australia

Re: Boeing E-7 Wedgetail (RAF)

An e-7 would be able to co operate with a type 26 in operations against sub surface targets as well but as you suggest comes down to funding . The surmise that one platform performing the detection and direction is at risk of counter is correct but wouldnt the capabilities of the platforms sensors i...
by seaspear
19 Jan 2020, 12:24
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing E-7 Wedgetail (RAF)
Replies: 139
Views: 24710
Location: Australia

Re: Boeing E-7 Wedgetail (RAF)

Something that has not been dicussed for this aircraft is the R.A.A.F intentions to operate this aircraft with the C.E.C capability potentially able to vector missile launches naval platforms that have also c.e.c https://adbr.com.au/ran-tests-cooperative-engagement-capability-on-new-ddgs/ Is this ab...
by seaspear
19 Jan 2020, 03:28
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 3959
Views: 353754
Location: Australia

Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

Would there be any possibility of cold launches from those VLS to the rear ,allowing the missile canisters to be facing outwards
https://www.dsiac.org/resources/journal ... -launching
by seaspear
17 Jan 2020, 14:44
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11057
Views: 1081104
Location: Australia

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

For arguments sake what aircraft does India have to operate off a stovl carrier ? we could go into the costs of conversion to catobar for either of these ships and this might vary as well depending the ship which would likely deter any buyers .lol
by seaspear
17 Jan 2020, 10:31
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 10934
Views: 797234
Location: Australia

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

I should of added that there is a claim that the soon to be introduced AN/SPY-6 Oon the Arleigh Burkes flight 111 with the Radar Suite controller will be able to simultaneously track and engage ballistic and airborne threats ,there claim that other radars in the Russian and Chinese navies cant do bo...
by seaspear
16 Jan 2020, 23:44
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 10934
Views: 797234
Location: Australia

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

The type 26 being equiped with the vls, is this system capable of using the sm-6 block1b the newer version of the sm-6 with longer range and payload capable of use in anti shipping modeof being guided by other assets using cec and also as it has a ballistic flight characteistic , if partnered at the...
by seaspear
06 Jan 2020, 00:24
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1689
Views: 169347
Location: Australia

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Im not sure if there is a thread for development of new technology but is there any news on this project?
https://www.janes.com/article/90375/uk- ... t-aircraft
by seaspear
01 Jan 2020, 13:47
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 4387
Views: 394250
Location: Australia

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

https://defense-update.com/20190917_aeots.html
An interesting read on further development capabilities for the f35 privately funded that shows demonstrable improvements for the pilots to identify areas of interest
by seaspear
19 Dec 2019, 00:24
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11057
Views: 1081104
Location: Australia

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

The article below on measurments compared of different military aircraft suggests that the f35b is comparable to the loudest ,it would of been interesting if there were a number of flights conducted from the carrier next to the pier and how nearby residences were to be effected http://www.jsf.mil/ne...
by seaspear
13 Dec 2019, 23:04
Forum: British Army
Topic: Apache Attack Helicopter (British Army Air Corps)
Replies: 369
Views: 48404
Location: Australia

Re: Apache Attack Helicopter (British Army Air Corps)

Read the " French experience with the Apache" page 13 to 14 of the magazine I added
by seaspear
12 Dec 2019, 03:34
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1689
Views: 169347
Location: Australia

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

An interesting article suggesting President Trump is pressuring Japan not to go with B.A.E
https://www.defense-aerospace.com/artic ... ghter.html
by seaspear
12 Dec 2019, 01:46
Forum: British Army
Topic: Apache Attack Helicopter (British Army Air Corps)
Replies: 369
Views: 48404
Location: Australia

Re: Apache Attack Helicopter (British Army Air Corps)

I have included this magazine because it includes a comparison between the Operations of the U.K Apache and French Tiger when flying of similar ships it makes claims of better reliability and effectiveness for the Tiger in those operations https://venturaapdr.partica.online/apdr/apdr-dec-2019-jan-20...
by seaspear
09 Dec 2019, 03:19
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11057
Views: 1081104
Location: Australia

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

I was curious on the mount of these points providing a guide to how many places for aircraft to be secured provides an idea on how many aircraft the R.N has guidelines to carry on its upper deck ,certainly rotary aircraft would be included but previously the R.N was stated to be different to the U.S...
by seaspear
08 Dec 2019, 03:22
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11057
Views: 1081104
Location: Australia

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Is there any information on how many securing points there are on the deck ,is this any different to previous carriers?
by seaspear
25 Nov 2019, 21:30
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11057
Views: 1081104
Location: Australia

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

With regards to anti shipping missiles the threat of these have been known of since ww2 that they have become more sophisticated and dangerous to aircraft carriers more recently strongly supports any argument to augment the escorting vessels with more capabilities to meet those threats , to put it a...
by seaspear
16 Nov 2019, 03:27
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 10934
Views: 797234
Location: Australia

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Just out of curiosity is the s1850m sensor capable of being upgraded to increase performance ,as the principle radar protecting the carriers from attack with the advent now of more supersonic if not hypersonic threats is there any feasibility of this? I can understand the f35b has some ability in d...
by seaspear
12 Nov 2019, 08:06
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11057
Views: 1081104
Location: Australia

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Is it possible that they are still in the testing stage to establish operating parameters of the aricraft from the carrier ,another benchmark to be be looked forward to is when one hundred f35b sorties are achieved in a day from the carrier possibly with 24 aircraft
by seaspear
11 Nov 2019, 03:41
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 10934
Views: 797234
Location: Australia

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Just out of curiosity is the s1850m sensor capable of being upgraded to increase performance ,as the principle radar protecting the carriers from attack with the advent now of more supersonic if not hypersonic threats is there any feasibility of this? I can understand the f35b has some ability in de...
by seaspear
06 Nov 2019, 22:06
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 10934
Views: 797234
Location: Australia

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

I have read some of the articles on this development and wondered if this may be the successor to the Captas system https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/full/10.1098/rspa.2010.0154 although the below article suggests the game will go on https://www.livescience.com/49689-stealth-coatings-hide-subma...
by seaspear
06 Nov 2019, 06:48
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11057
Views: 1081104
Location: Australia

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

https://www.timesofisrael.com/cost-of-pricey-f-35-fighter-jets-to-come-down-next-year Of course another big reason to have a slow aquisition rate is the continuing fall of the cost of these planes ,to for instance buy a large number for the carriers before they even come into service a few years ago...
by seaspear
06 Nov 2019, 02:31
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11057
Views: 1081104
Location: Australia

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/analysis-f-35s-next-engine-to-reach-for-more-range-459856/ https://www.defensenews.com/industry/2018/06/13/pratt-whitney-is-pitching-a-new-version-of-the-f-35-engine/ The above articles suggests that increasing the range of the aircraft will come through en...
by seaspear
05 Nov 2019, 10:52
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11057
Views: 1081104
Location: Australia

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

This is a bit out of left field but could a long range refueling drone be one of several launched from the actual tanker
by seaspear
02 Nov 2019, 06:03
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 4387
Views: 394250
Location: Australia

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

IThe U.S.N is introducing the mq-25 for stealthy air to air refueling of aircraft like the f35 and the Hornets can the f35b be refueled from such an aircraft ? and should the feasibility or risk be considered of developing such a similar craft to operate from the Queen Elizabeth class
by seaspear
27 Oct 2019, 23:55
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11057
Views: 1081104
Location: Australia

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

https://www.businessinsider.com.au/eugene-ely-navy-launched-plane-from-ship-for-first-time-in-1910-2017-11?r=US&IR=T Was this what was meant as first aircraft launch certainly the I.J.S Hosho was the first purpose designed carrier to be commissiones in 1922 ahead of H.M.S Hermes ,H.M.S Ark Royal...

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