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by 617
08 Dec 2016, 15:42
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 5852
Views: 1586376
United Kingdom

Re: Type 26 Global Combat Ship [News Only]

After the announcement that the 4th River class will be named HMS Tamar, I doubt that they will name a T26 HMS Plymouth. It would of been nice to see another frigate named Plymouth especially with the history of the name and the maritime importance of the city.
by 617
19 Sep 2016, 20:47
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Ocean Class Helicopter Carrier (LPH) (1998-2018) (ex RN)
Replies: 1195
Views: 383771
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Re: Ocean Class Helicopter Carrier (LPH) (RN)

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The ship with Ocean was Porter. I know it's a terrible quality but this morning I managed to get a picture of USS Porter south of the Plymouth breakwater.
by 617
24 Jun 2016, 05:15
Forum: Political Discussions
Topic: Brexit - The UK's EU Referendum & Withdrawal
Replies: 4600
Views: 172820
United Kingdom

Re: European Union Referendum - Stay or Leave?

So now the result has been announced, what will be the overall effects on defence?
by 617
30 Apr 2016, 14:02
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 5852
Views: 1586376
United Kingdom

Re: UK's Future T26 Frigate.

Is there a date for when the ships of the class will be named? Is this something that will come out of the national shipbuilding strategy?
by 617
18 Mar 2016, 18:40
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Panavia Tornado (RAF)
Replies: 201
Views: 121040
United Kingdom

Re: Panavia Tornado (RAF)

Anyone know which squadron will disband in 2018 when the first F35 squadron arrives at Marham? If im right the other two squadrons will remain until march 2019 (by that time the two new Typhoon tranche 1 squadrons should of stood up)
by 617
11 Mar 2016, 17:15
Forum: British Army
Topic: Warthog All Terrain Tracked Carrier (ATTC) (British Army)
Replies: 31
Views: 36036
United Kingdom

Re: Warthog (ATTC) (Army)

How come this information has only come to light within the past couple of days? Do we know if these vehicles be kept in storage for another Afghan (like) conflict?
by 617
26 Jan 2016, 14:53
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 6132
Views: 1858924
United Kingdom

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

One of our F-35s might be in the UK this summer, if all goes to plan, for RIAT and Farnborough International Air Show: F-35 to Appear at RIAT, Farnborough The U.S. Marine Corps is planning to send the F-35B to this year’s Royal International Air Tattoo and Farnborough Airshow in the United Kingdom ...
by 617
26 Jan 2016, 13:25
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: DENMARK
Replies: 79
Views: 8205
United Kingdom

Re: DANEMARK

What is the current situation in relation to Denmark's F-16 replacement? Are they still going for the F-35 or are other candidates now more likely to get the contract?
by 617
16 Jan 2016, 13:33
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SDSR 2015 General News & Discussion
Replies: 632
Views: 34591
United Kingdom

Re: SDSR 2015 / "Defence Cuts" General News & Discussion

A much clearer, well laid out and simplified look at the results of SDSR 2015 :- https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/sdsr-2015-factsheets According to that document, the 3 oldest Sandowns are being decommissioned "Mine-Countermeasures Vessels (MCMVs). By 2025, three of the oldest Sandow...
by 617
02 Jan 2016, 10:23
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: Egypt
Replies: 48
Views: 4282
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Re: Egypt

Egyptian to purchase 46x Ka52K 'Hokum' naval helicopters. http://www.defensenews.com/story/defense/naval/naval-aviation/2016/01/01/russia-supply-egyptian-navy-with-46-ka-52k-helicopters/78182410/ To equip the two Mistral class LPD's, obviously. I still struggle to understand why Egypt needs two hel...
by 617
29 Dec 2015, 11:13
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]
Replies: 8563
Views: 2316468
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Re: Future 'Lighter' Frigate

Where do you think T31 will be based?
I believe it might be best if all of the 8 T26s are at Plymouth and the 5 T31s based at Portsmouth.

Plymouth has recently had the worst treatment out of the 3 naval bases- subs to the Clyde, Ocean going and the loss of the T22s
by 617
28 Dec 2015, 23:44
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Hawker Siddeley/BAE Harrier (1964-2010) (RAF)
Replies: 18
Views: 17966
United Kingdom

Re: Hawker Siddeley/BAE Harrier (1964-2010) (RAF)

shark bait wrote:http://www.urbanghostsmedia.com/2014/05 ... -boneyard/

Some images of our harrier fleet in an American bone yard.
Can the public have tours of that boneyard?
by 617
24 Dec 2015, 21:01
Forum: UK Defence Forum
Topic: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
Replies: 25
Views: 3288
United Kingdom

Re: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Merry Christmas and a happy 2016 to all. :D :D :D :D :D :D
by 617
21 Dec 2015, 15:41
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 5852
Views: 1586376
United Kingdom

Re: UK's Future T26 Frigate.

Okay, so I presume that with only 8 T26, they will all be based in Portsmouth. But what does this mean for Devonport? They will really need to get every single one of the new GP frigates to keep the base viable. Now this information is old however I heard last year the Devonport PM (Oliver Colvile)...
by 617
21 Dec 2015, 15:30
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: German Armed Forces
Replies: 615
Views: 61332
United Kingdom

Re: German Armed Forces

Germany Aims to Develop New Fighters to Replace Tornados Germany aims to hold talks with European partners in 2016 to develop a new fighter to replace Tornado fighter jets. Reuters reported that a draft document by the Defense Ministry on ‘military aviation strategy’ said it was still unclear wheth...
by 617
16 Dec 2015, 17:26
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Panavia Tornado (RAF)
Replies: 201
Views: 121040
United Kingdom

Re: Panavia Tornado (RAF)

What will happen to the Tornado back seat Navigators when Tornado retires? Will they be retrained to do another task?
by 617
15 Dec 2015, 15:43
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)
Replies: 2868
Views: 831151
United Kingdom

Re: Typhoon

Anyone know when the two new Typhoon squadrons will stand up? I assume its before 2019 (before Tornado OSD) We'll just have to wait... 19 & 111 Sqns would be a nice touch. 1st to operate the Spitfire and Hurricane respectively. but hey, there you go. Yeah I imagine 19 squadron could be a good s...
by 617
14 Dec 2015, 21:28
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)
Replies: 2868
Views: 831151
United Kingdom

Re: Typhoon

Anyone know when the two new Typhoon squadrons will stand up? I assume its before 2019 (before Tornado OSD)
by 617
13 Dec 2015, 15:07
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 5852
Views: 1586376
United Kingdom

Re: UK's Future T26 Frigate.

Anyone got the faintest idea about what the new type 26s will be called, it would be great to see a HMS Plymouth. Will we find out in 2016 what all 8 will be called?
by 617
12 Dec 2015, 14:51
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SDSR 2015 General News & Discussion
Replies: 632
Views: 34591
United Kingdom

Re: SDSR 2015 / "Defence Cuts" General News & Discussion

Might be mistaken but I thought that treaty only banned anti personnel mines. I think that treaty went into effect 10 years before Shielder was mothballed. Not an expert on this so I might be wrong.
by 617
12 Dec 2015, 13:52
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your favorite "what could have been" military AC
Replies: 50
Views: 3237
United Kingdom

Re: Your favorite "what could have been" military AC

The BAE Replica which would of replaced the Tornado. Its was due to enter service in 2017...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BAE_Replica

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by 617
12 Dec 2015, 13:44
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SDSR 2015 General News & Discussion
Replies: 632
Views: 34591
United Kingdom

Re: SDSR 2015 / "Defence Cuts" General News & Discussion

Hi all, im another one from Think Defence. Any news recently on the "mothballed" shielder mine laying system. I know the fleet was mothballed in 2009 however it is interesting to know if its still mothballed or if it has now been scrapped. I know in 2013 it was removed from the British arm...