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by Caribbean
04 Aug 2022, 22:24
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future Solid Support Ship
Replies: 1728
Views: 487753
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Re: Future Solid Support Ship

And where's the 5" gun?
by Caribbean
03 Aug 2022, 22:03
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2806
Views: 773732
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Can’t disagree with that as a choice, my daughter did her MA there
by Caribbean
03 Aug 2022, 13:42
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2806
Views: 773732
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

It would certainly seem like a good idea to team up with some academic institutions. There are a lot of good Universities in the North
by Caribbean
01 Aug 2022, 21:03
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2806
Views: 773732
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

SW1 wrote: 01 Aug 2022, 17:43 No that’s your poor interpretation of what I said.
Then you made your point very poorly indeed and, from your response, clearly misunderstood mine.

But never mind. It's happened before
by Caribbean
01 Aug 2022, 16:52
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2806
Views: 773732
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

So, according to you, everything is 100% American. We had no input into the design, aren't a Tier 1 partner, manufacture none of the components and make/ have made absolutely no money out of sales?
by Caribbean
01 Aug 2022, 13:17
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2806
Views: 773732
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

try changing or adding something without there say so! Bet u don’t get very far But that wasn't the point - the UK did have quite a role in developing the fundamental technology that was used in the F35. Our "£2 billion investment" in the F35 program, that got us Tier 1 status, was mainly...
by Caribbean
01 Aug 2022, 13:14
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Archer Class Patrol & Training Vessel (PBR) (RN)
Replies: 94
Views: 48341
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Re: Archer Class Patrol & Training Vessel (PBR) (RN)

Plus other modules like MCM , ASW , mine laying For me, this is where any "wartime" utility would lie, taking on the role of the WW2 Harbour patrol launches. Inshore ASW was one of their primary functions, but that could be expanded considerably with modern technology. Any armaments would...
by Caribbean
30 Jul 2022, 15:04
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15249
Views: 3431991
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Sorry - should have specified - those were maximum ballistic range. Effective range is said to be 2.75km for the Oerlikon and 2km for the Bushmaster - the Oerlikon was originally an AA gun, so it can supposedly manage 650rpm vs 200 rpm for the Bushmaster. The Bushmaster is however considered more ef...
by Caribbean
30 Jul 2022, 12:31
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]
Replies: 7605
Views: 1908773
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Re: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]

Probably something to do with it taking all the space used by the Mk41 VLS

Oh! Errrr........OK!
by Caribbean
30 Jul 2022, 12:26
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: Australian Defence Force
Replies: 1819
Views: 57448
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Re: Australian Defence Force

Though I was being somewhat tongue-in-cheek, it did occur to me that they might be quite useful in the training role. There is plenty to be gained from simply practicing processes and procedures while tied up at the dockside. Presumably the principles of reactor management are similar, regardless of...
by Caribbean
30 Jul 2022, 11:58
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: NavyX - the Royal Navy’s new Autonomy and Lethality Accelerator
Replies: 131
Views: 47833
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Re: NavyX - the Royal Navy’s new Autonomy and Lethality Accelerator

Well, at some point both the B1s and the Archers will need replacing in approximately the same time frame, so maybe that is the point at which we rationalise both Home waters patrol and URNU into two better-suited classes. My thoughts were fourteen 15m (or possibly 18m) SEA-class boats with an adapt...
by Caribbean
30 Jul 2022, 11:33
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15249
Views: 3431991
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

The RN acquired 72 DS30Bs and (so far) 38 DS30Ms, so we have plenty of the former for use on auxiliaries (2 on each existing vessel would be 22 systems, with maybe another 18-20 reserved for future vessels), with some left over for the B1 OPVs (though they probably don't need much more than a single...
by Caribbean
30 Jul 2022, 10:00
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2806
Views: 773732
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Jensy wrote: 29 Jul 2022, 17:54 Though my main point was that Italy would appear to be getting serious about their role in the programme.
When they joined the project, Italy committed EUR 2 billion to Tempest - is this genuine new money, or is it moving some of that previous commitment to the left?
by Caribbean
30 Jul 2022, 09:31
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15249
Views: 3431991
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

I would think that the B1 Rivers/ Echo would get recycled DS30B mounts, rather than the DS30Ms off the T23s - they will likely go to the T26s as they come on line (and maybe the T45s will get some). Presumably the Oerlikon-based Bs will eventually go out of service in favour of the Bushmaster-based ...
by Caribbean
29 Jul 2022, 23:11
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: Australian Defence Force
Replies: 1819
Views: 57448
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Re: Australian Defence Force

I would have said that it is more likely that Trenchant and Talent are commissioned into the Australian Navy, than that Oz goes cap in hand to the French
by Caribbean
29 Jul 2022, 23:05
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15249
Views: 3431991
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

I thought the GAM-B01 20mm was being removed from RN service?
by Caribbean
26 Jul 2022, 17:49
Forum: Conflicts
Topic: The war in Ukraine
Replies: 651
Views: 19515
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Re: The war in Ukraine

- Smerch rockets might be a bit ask (who else than Russia and India uses them?) I think India might possibly manufacture them. I found this quote: The Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) of the Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD), Rosoboronexport, and Splav signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to form ...
by Caribbean
26 Jul 2022, 17:49
Forum: Conflicts
Topic: The war in Ukraine
Replies: 651
Views: 19515
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Re: The war in Ukraine

- Smerch rockets might be a bit ask (who else than Russia and India uses them?) I think India might possibly manufacture them. I found this quote: The Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) of the Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD), Rosoboronexport, and Splav signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to form ...
by Caribbean
26 Jul 2022, 16:46
Forum: Political Discussions
Topic: Brexit - The UK's EU Referendum & Withdrawal
Replies: 4534
Views: 85964
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Re: Brexit - The UK's EU Referendum & Withdrawal

"Hauser, now a venture capital investor in a series of UK tech companies, sold his shareholding in Arm in 2016 when it was bought by Japan’s SoftBank" so I would say that both the proceeds that went to him as well as his vision are serving the UK well. I'm sure he's a very talented man - ...
by Caribbean
25 Jul 2022, 08:52
Forum: Political Discussions
Topic: Brexit - The UK's EU Referendum & Withdrawal
Replies: 4534
Views: 85964
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Re: Brexit - The UK's EU Referendum & Withdrawal

If he was so keen to keep ARM in the UK, why did he sell it to Softbank. I would really have liked to keep my ARM shares, but the sale was forced, so I had no option. I made some money, yes, but I would have preferred to have kept my investments long-term.
by Caribbean
20 Jul 2022, 11:38
Forum: UK Defence & Aerospace Industry
Topic: Reaction Engines Ltd. Skylon (Reusable Spaceplane)
Replies: 34
Views: 2061
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Re: Reaction Engines Ltd. Skylon (Reusable Spaceplane)

This all sounds a little bit like the old "Antipodal Bomber" concept!
by Caribbean
16 Jul 2022, 23:18
Forum: Political Discussions
Topic: Geopolitics and the global economy
Replies: 130
Views: 3894
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Re: Geopolitics and the global economy

I remember the Siege (actually the seizure) of Mecca by the self-proclaimed Mahdi and his followers. The Saudi armed forces were quite heroic in the recapture, on one occasion, assaulting the central sanctuary armed only with knives, as they had not yet been given permission to carry firearms by the...
by Caribbean
16 Jul 2022, 12:11
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 4887
Views: 1331912
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Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

I think the "Future Offensive Surface Weapon" is supposed to go in the Mk 41 - there is no mention of deck launchers for the T26. Presumably the FOSW will end up being whatever FC/ASW turns out as. At the current build rate, we have a while before we need to make any decisions about other ...