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by seaspear
25 Dec 2021, 07:39
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 53
Views: 685
Australia

Re: Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone
by seaspear
21 Dec 2021, 01:15
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: Australian Defence Force
Replies: 1631
Views: 32646
Australia

Re: Australian Defence Force

The Arafura class although not having a hangar has been selected to host at least one flight-capable drone, Im not sure of the storage of these drones in this class or even the capability of the drone selected https://www.autoevolution.com/news/helicopter-surveillance-drone-could-be-the-australian-n...
by seaspear
19 Dec 2021, 04:35
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: Australian Defence Force
Replies: 1631
Views: 32646
Australia

Re: Australian Defence Force

This is an interesting article on printed titanium ballistic protection likely years off of course
https://news.defence.gov.au/technology/ ... ction-here
by seaspear
18 Dec 2021, 07:16
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: Australian Defence Force
Replies: 1631
Views: 32646
Australia

Re: Australian Defence Force

Would the BAE 57mm mk110 be a contender
https://www.baesystems.com/en/product/5 ... gun-system
by seaspear
17 Dec 2021, 21:31
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)
Replies: 2232
Views: 662828
Australia

Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)

Since drones are likely in the future to be developed to be deployed in swarms of up to a hundred https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/russia-hopes-build-deadly-drone-swarm-weapon-176781 The question would be in defending against such swarms that may be in advance of opposition aircraft what else ...
by seaspear
14 Dec 2021, 00:08
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: Australian Defence Force
Replies: 1631
Views: 32646
Australia

Re: Australian Defence Force

The Morrison government has signed an agreement committing to the Huntsman AS9 artillery this is in addition to a commitment to the purchase of Assegai ammunition https://militaryleak.com/2020/10/09/assegai-155mm-artillery-ammunition/ https://militaryleak.com/2021/12/13/hanwha-defense-awarded-austra...
by seaspear
10 Dec 2021, 01:54
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: Australian Defence Force
Replies: 1631
Views: 32646
Australia

Re: Australian Defence Force

Another argument for an all American source of airframes is if there is any major conflict having a common source of logistics may make things more efficient, certainly, there is an increased possibility of more U.S forces being rotated and based in Australia
by seaspear
08 Dec 2021, 06:58
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 13830
Views: 3957385
Australia

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

I don't know if this has been posted elsewhere but obviously no one else got hold of it lol
https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/4 ... iterranean
by seaspear
06 Dec 2021, 18:20
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 5609
Views: 1529006
Australia

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

Is there a consideration that Finland may consider the b model of the f35 for the same reasons as perhaps Singapore?
https://www.asianmilitaryreview.com/202 ... quisition/
by seaspear
04 Dec 2021, 21:25
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: Australian Defence Force
Replies: 1631
Views: 32646
Australia

Re: Australian Defence Force

An article from Defence connect on the new upgrade to the JORN tracking system
https://www.defenceconnect.com.au/intel ... orn-radars
by seaspear
24 Nov 2021, 19:34
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: Australian Defence Force
Replies: 1631
Views: 32646
Australia

Re: Australian Defence Force

This U.S.N report to the congress goes into some detail of the history and difficulties faced in the construction of the submarine programs even the effect of covid ,I couldn't do it justice in a summary but I would suggest it's worth reading
https://sgp.fas.org/crs/weapons/RL32418.pdf
by seaspear
23 Nov 2021, 19:57
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: Australian Defence Force
Replies: 1631
Views: 32646
Australia

Re: Australian Defence Force

I believe the choices of submarine may be determined by production capability , the U.S.N is planning on stepping up production to three a year to meet some of the challenges faced in the Pacific,Im not sure how the U.S.N would view some of that production being diverted even to an ally based in the...
by seaspear
22 Nov 2021, 22:35
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: Australian Defence Force
Replies: 1631
Views: 32646
Australia

Re: Australian Defence Force

More ruffled Macron feathers than a turkey on a trampoline
by seaspear
21 Nov 2021, 01:10
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 5609
Views: 1529006
Australia

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

This earlier article states there were investigations of a dedicated landing spot for the f35b on the French carrier, there is more likely trials of an f35b would include aircraft from the U.S.N marines than the U.K as per the Cavour https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/new-french-carrier-could-include-f...
by seaspear
20 Nov 2021, 23:07
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 5609
Views: 1529006
Australia

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

This article suggests thrust from the nozzle is used on some landings https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/news-and-latest-activity/news/2018/october/15/181015-f35-revolutionary-landing Im not sure if any nay operating the f35b does not have a heat-shielding arrangement on its deck certainly from this artic...
by seaspear
20 Nov 2021, 19:18
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 5609
Views: 1529006
Australia

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

Although integration was the theme Im fairly certain that the French aircraft carrier cannot actually host the f35b due to a lack of heat shielding,, to be fair why would they go to that expense when its not their aircraft, now if N.A.T.O was to fund this it could be of benefit tactically
by seaspear
19 Nov 2021, 01:54
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2572
Views: 734970
Australia

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

This article suggests a navilised Tempest this could mean cats and traps to be installed lol a stovl version lol or for export hello French and Indian friends
https://www.naval-technology.com/featur ... and-traps/
by seaspear
08 Nov 2021, 18:27
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 13830
Views: 3957385
Australia

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Interesting article 7th November USNI showing recent satellite pics revealing full size mock-up model of carrier on rails and two destroyers (Burkes) in desert target range with what looks like sophisticated instrumentation, presuming for testing their sensor heads of their carrier killer ~800 nm D...
by seaspear
07 Nov 2021, 05:20
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: Australian Defence Force
Replies: 1631
Views: 32646
Australia

Re: Australian Defence Force

This article by Asian military review provides an interesting analysis of the Hunter class in its capability of defence against missile attacks
https://www.asianmilitaryreview.com/202 ... e-hunters/
by seaspear
02 Nov 2021, 07:40
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Astute Class Attack Submarine (SSN) (RN)
Replies: 788
Views: 270600
Australia

Re: Astute Class Attack Submarine (SSN) (RN)

That estimate was for the French designed gold plated boats
by seaspear
01 Nov 2021, 22:56
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Astute Class Attack Submarine (SSN) (RN)
Replies: 788
Views: 270600
Australia

Re: Astute Class Attack Submarine (SSN) (RN)

There is some 18 months ahead of discussion and planning on the future submarine both the U.K and American shipyards for submarines are at almost full capacity, the timeline in the U.Ks submarine program seems to indicate there is no room to extend the build of an Astute-class without hindering the ...
by seaspear
01 Nov 2021, 20:29
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: Australian Defence Force
Replies: 1631
Views: 32646
Australia

Re: Australian Defence Force

It is getting interesting at the G20 with Macron of France after accusing Morrison of lying becomes indignant over the revelation of texts to show otherwise https://www.news.com.au/technology/innovation/emmanuel-macron-has-accused-scott-morrison-of-leaking-private-texts/news-story/3a00d15df814b821d3...
by seaspear
31 Oct 2021, 01:58
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: Australian Defence Force
Replies: 1631
Views: 32646
Australia

Re: Australian Defence Force

A little bit more information on the "Loyal Wingman " this article suggests flight hours in excess of the S/H when fully loaded for missions also enabling a manned aircraft to manage four of these types of aircraft during such missions, would unarmed R.A.A.F aircraft also be able to contro...
by seaspear
30 Oct 2021, 00:09
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)
Replies: 2232
Views: 662828
Australia

Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)

If there was a package it might be tempting to involve ships but ,
https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/20 ... -frigates/
so unless Greece wanted to add an order for such to sweeten any deal .
by seaspear
26 Oct 2021, 21:30
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 13830
Views: 3957385
Australia

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Thanks for the reply but I was trying to understand if a radar system that could detect a ballistic missile but had no missiles of its own could pass such data to an escorting ship that did via a sensor network https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/amazing-way-us-navy-submarines-aircraft-carriers-a...