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by Caribbean
21 Feb 2024, 01:03
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 18950
Views: 7040803
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Is it me, or are some contributor's once immaculate English skills suddenly deteriorating? Perhaps some have partaken of too much, or perhaps the second shift has just logged on.
by Caribbean
20 Feb 2024, 18:47
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General UK Defence Discussion
Replies: 1748
Views: 180470
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Re: General UK Defence Discussion

sol wrote: 20 Feb 2024, 15:08 Why change something that is perfect.
Indeed - I'm thinking they should just tweak the design for known problems & to remove obsolescent components, then manufacture a "B" version
by Caribbean
20 Feb 2024, 13:08
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General UK Defence Discussion
Replies: 1748
Views: 180470
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Re: General UK Defence Discussion

I'll be surprised if they all go out of service by then. Hopefully the MOD/ Treasury have learned their lesson & they start building warehouse to hold much of this equipment as a wartime reserve, because we clearly can't ramp up production as fast as we did in the 1930s Edit: Just noticed - look...
by Caribbean
18 Feb 2024, 21:09
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 15307
Views: 4391771
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

No - and likewise it wouldn't be better if only people who HAD served/worked for the MoD were on here.

On group has experience of how things really work and the other is not caught "in the silo"
by Caribbean
17 Feb 2024, 12:21
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Archer Class Patrol & Training Vessel (PBR) (RN)
Replies: 126
Views: 58951
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Re: Archer Class Patrol & Training Vessel (PBR) (RN)

Agreed that the P2000 replacement don't need to be a single class. The 15m Officer Training variant of the SEA class would be a good replacement for the University boats, though the larger units may need more than one boat. The 18m might be even better Should we actually need to rapidly develop a cl...
by Caribbean
15 Feb 2024, 14:08
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 83 Destroyer (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 366
Views: 119898
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Re: Type 83 Destroyer (RN) [News Only]

First you define the problem. Then you brainstorm a solution. Defining how you are going to solve the problem first (by specifying your conops first etc) means you are constraining the problem (to the point that you may not adequately address parts of the real problem) by your preconceptions regardi...
by Caribbean
14 Feb 2024, 10:31
Forum: Conflicts
Topic: The war in Ukraine
Replies: 1140
Views: 83213
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Re: The war in Ukraine

by Caribbean
14 Feb 2024, 09:24
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 83 Destroyer (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 366
Views: 119898
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Re: Type 83 Destroyer (RN) [News Only]

One well-established design technique is to first "brainstorm" a solution. Simply record all the ideas, no matter how outlandish. Apply no judgements. Encourage "out of the box" thiinking Step two is to go through all the ideas applying judgement, known constraints etc., to arriv...
by Caribbean
13 Feb 2024, 20:09
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 32 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]
Replies: 553
Views: 111430
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Re: Type 32 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]

new guy wrote: 13 Feb 2024, 16:21 T32 basically already doesn't exist.
I think the reason for the T32 class is pretty simple. The RN did not want to commit to a T31 B2 there and then (i.e. hand the contract to Babcock), so give itself a little wiggle room by calling it something different (for now)
by Caribbean
09 Feb 2024, 13:43
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 15307
Views: 4391771
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

bobp wrote: 09 Feb 2024, 13:31 And the missile dangling from the crane on the end of a wire how would that behave?
That's the $64,000 question, isn't it. Movement should be considerably less on a vessel of that size.
Would a heave compensated crane improve matters? Or would it be ineffective/ too costly?
by Caribbean
09 Feb 2024, 13:39
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 6019
Views: 1717538
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Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

I think the phrase you are looking for is "all at sea"
by Caribbean
08 Feb 2024, 15:18
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 1981
Views: 551387
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Re: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]

I believe that the CAMM control system shares about 70% of the PAAMS code. Presumably the core code is the same, with the differences being in the interface/ control for the different missiles
by Caribbean
08 Feb 2024, 15:14
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 15307
Views: 4391771
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Just a thought. I know it's extremely difficult (dangerous even) to reload a VLS at sea, due to ship movement - would the same issue occur with an inherantly more stable platform like a carrier?
by Caribbean
07 Feb 2024, 13:42
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General UK Defence Discussion
Replies: 1748
Views: 180470
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Re: General UK Defence Discussion

And roof repairs. You wouldn't believe how many buildings in the defence estate leak. The failure to address basic stuff like that is a powerful demotivator. No-one looks forward to going to work simply because the office doesn't leak. Lots of people think "Oh God, another day in that leaky cr...
by Caribbean
05 Feb 2024, 15:03
Forum: Conflicts
Topic: The war in Ukraine
Replies: 1140
Views: 83213
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Re: The war in Ukraine

It is and we know about the Russian oil tankers transporting even thru the English Channel. We are turning a blind eye despite our rhetoric if we really wanted to squeeze putin we would stop it. However, some claim that Putin is currently being forced to sell crude at below production cost, as they...
by Caribbean
05 Feb 2024, 12:00
Forum: Conflicts
Topic: The war in Ukraine
Replies: 1140
Views: 83213
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Re: The war in Ukraine

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-68018660 This problem has been known about for some time. The solution is political, not military and involves sanctioning individual oil re-exporters in both countries, which will not go down well with either of them Ukraine on the other hand, are aware of this ...
by Caribbean
05 Feb 2024, 11:45
Forum: British Army
Topic: Jackal and Coyote MWMIK (Army)
Replies: 182
Views: 60751
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Re: Jackal and Coyote MWMIK (Army)

An 8x8? Would that improve load sufficiently to make LIMAWS (Gun & Rocket) a practical reality (I understand that the weight was pretty much on the chassis limit for the original proposal)?
by Caribbean
05 Feb 2024, 11:37
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 1981
Views: 551387
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Re: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]

The path of least resistance would likely be to speed up the installation of NSM on T23 & T45 & increase the number installed on each ship if physically possible. Basically, "more of what we are already doing and faster". Installation seems pretty quick compared to other options as...
by Caribbean
02 Feb 2024, 14:58
Forum: British Army
Topic: Jackal and Coyote MWMIK (Army)
Replies: 182
Views: 60751
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Re: Jackal and Coyote MWMIK (Army)

Now there's an opportunity - aftermarket Targa tops for Jackal
by Caribbean
02 Feb 2024, 14:48
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 1981
Views: 551387
United Kingdom

Re: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]

The UK and most other navies have classed ships as 1st Rate, 2nd Rate etc. to denote their capabilities, for hundreds of years. Tier 1, Tier 2 is just a modern version of that. Historically, ratings had a practical effect, as it governed whether a ship's captain could, with honour, decline battle wi...
by Caribbean
02 Feb 2024, 10:51
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 18950
Views: 7040803
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Then, I guess, they build another carrier
by Caribbean
02 Feb 2024, 10:46
Forum: British Army
Topic: Jackal and Coyote MWMIK (Army)
Replies: 182
Views: 60751
United Kingdom

Re: Jackal and Coyote MWMIK (Army)

"improved protection for the crew and an increased Gross Vehicle Mass for greater load carrying" seem significant as well
by Caribbean
02 Feb 2024, 10:04
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 5709
Views: 1489177
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Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

Ōsumi-class or San Giorgio more like Both are good candidates, though the San Giorgio is possibly a tad too small, but the 3 classes span cover a range of potential dimensions and displacements - IMHO the sweet spot is somewhere in that range. My point was more about designing for/ utilising an LCA...
by Caribbean
01 Feb 2024, 17:49
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 5709
Views: 1489177
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Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

Now - what was I saying about a UK Dokdo look-alike?
by Caribbean
30 Jan 2024, 14:46
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ground Based Air Defence
Replies: 684
Views: 189343
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Re: Ground Based Air Defence

RunningStrong wrote: 30 Jan 2024, 13:51 The system is also only a firmware change away from being used on other equipment like shotguns.
Just need to pair it with a belt-fed shotgun :)