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by Cooper
24 Nov 2022, 10:44
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: New Medium Helicopter [NMH] - (RAF & AAC)
Replies: 86
Views: 7638
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Re: New Medium Helicopter [NMH] - (RAF & AAC)

I'm pretty sure this contract is for Augusta to lose.

It goes beyond just a helicopter contract, but also politics, in keeping Italy sweet on their continuing involvement with Tempest.
by Cooper
18 Nov 2022, 10:10
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Multi-Role Ocean Surveillance Ships
Replies: 85
Views: 12443
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Re: Multi-Role Ocean Surveillance Ships

Russia's getting increasingly meddlesome in the high north and as as more ice melts the situation is going to get worse. I really don't think Russia is going to be in any fit state to do much beyond its own borders, once the war in Ukraine is finally done with. The bulk of their most capable, profe...
by Cooper
14 Nov 2022, 08:32
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 14300
Views: 4115844
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

SW1 wrote: 13 Nov 2022, 22:12 This is normal complement for a full sqn deployment i don’t know why it’s an issue.
F-35 squadrons comprise of 10-12 aircraft, not 8
by Cooper
23 Oct 2022, 11:36
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)
Replies: 2334
Views: 696062
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Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)

Jdam wrote: 22 Oct 2022, 17:27 53 missiles launched in the exercise by Typhoons (and F-35s) :wtf:
Obviously getting close to their 'Use by' date.
by Cooper
21 Oct 2022, 10:28
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General UK Defence Discussion
Replies: 1130
Views: 43203
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Re: General UK Defence Discussion

Jdam wrote: 20 Oct 2022, 16:36 It was said to be a fishing vessel, I wonder if the skipper had a Russian accent :think:
Why look to Russia for blame when we have 40% of the Scottish population acting little better than the enemy within these-days.. :roll:
by Cooper
12 Oct 2022, 05:53
Forum: Political Discussions
Topic: Geopolitics and the global economy
Replies: 137
Views: 4871
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Re: Geopolitics and the global economy

Hope so, but note no credit or acknowledgement of the UK for correct intelligence on the imminent invasion or the the mission to train and arm Ukraine. Until the EU can acknowledge the UKs strengths and attempt a genuine reconciliation (re Brexit, NIP etc) the continent will be a weaker, less secur...
by Cooper
07 Oct 2022, 12:19
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2531
Views: 624144
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Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

Tempest414 wrote: 07 Oct 2022, 10:58 If Ajax fails
:lol: ...what do you mean 'if'
by Cooper
25 Sep 2022, 16:15
Forum: Deployments
Topic: Atlantic Thunder Exercise 2022
Replies: 3
Views: 172
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Re: Atlantic Thunder Exercise 2022

Disappointing that we think Paveway is our only fast-jet launched anti-ship weapon, would have fancied Storm Shadow to have a crack... I don't think Paveway being used was because there's nothing else but rather it was a very rare chance to try new tactics...launching a Paveway from its outer edge ...
by Cooper
13 Sep 2022, 12:32
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2939
Views: 789491
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

It'll be interesting to see what lifespan it is rated to - the F15EX seems to have a much greater lifespan than anything else All military Jets developed in the Cold War are having lifespans far in excess of what they were expected to be simply because there has been no major peer to peer war, than...
by Cooper
07 Sep 2022, 10:03
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 14300
Views: 4115844
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Lets hope they haven't cut too many corners to get her ready for this deployment at such short notice and they don't comeback to bite them..losing one carrier to maintenance issues is unfortunate, two would look like......... :roll:
by Cooper
01 Sep 2022, 11:42
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Astute Class Attack Submarine (SSN) (RN)
Replies: 815
Views: 282978
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Re: Astute Class Attack Submarine (SSN) (RN)

Not sure what to make of this, TBH...One of those I'll believe it when i see it kind of things.
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by Cooper
29 Aug 2022, 14:00
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15684
Views: 3476044
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Well, given how poor BAE's Type 31 offering was compared to what we got, I think we should wait to see what others can come up with.

BAE are the proverbial tin of Heinz beans, ridiculously over priced to the better tasting, cheaper competition.. :D
by Cooper
29 Aug 2022, 09:08
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 14300
Views: 4115844
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Its not even as if PoW has been pushed hard for the last 18mths and the Engineering Dept have had how long to prepare for this deployment, making sure everything was 100% ready to go? To suffer such a major malfunction within 24hrs of leaving port is a total failure on someone's part. I don't see ho...
by Cooper
28 Aug 2022, 16:05
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 14300
Views: 4115844
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

FFS.

The RN are having far too many moments like this in recent years.
by Cooper
24 Aug 2022, 10:09
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section Infantry Weapons
Replies: 1220
Views: 377867
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Re: Section Infantry Weapons

To me, this just shows the vulnerability of our wartime supply chain. All I see is a 'all our eggs in one basket' production facility, that in time of a major conflict would be targeted for destruction by all sorts missiles from the enemy. One cruise missile launched from a Russian sub in the North ...
by Cooper
14 Aug 2022, 13:10
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2939
Views: 789491
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

There's zero evidence that Labour are worse for defence than the Conservatives, in fact the actual evidence is directly opposite. The 5 most damaging defence reviews of the Post War Period; 1957 Defence White Paper (the Sandys Review), 1981 Defence White Paper (the Nott Review), 1990 Options for Ch...
by Cooper
14 Aug 2022, 11:15
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2939
Views: 789491
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

inch wrote: 14 Aug 2022, 10:17 tempest program does not need Germany money to make happen
It never did.
by Cooper
30 Jul 2022, 16:00
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2939
Views: 789491
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

The US didn’t export F22, and unless something radical changes Maybe lessons learned from the F-22 will make them relent and offer up its successor for export, to select allied countries...and there will only be a few that could afford it, anyway. Only producing them in such low volume, with no pro...
by Cooper
30 Jul 2022, 05:50
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2939
Views: 789491
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Though my main point was that Italy would appear to be getting serious about their role in the programme. Once Tempest goes into the full scale development & production phase, the UK will be doing the heavy lifting when it comes to funding. Something close to £10bn has been earmarked for Tempes...
by Cooper
25 Jul 2022, 13:55
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15684
Views: 3476044
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Jdam wrote: 25 Jul 2022, 13:48 I listed all the types I thought we would get :cry:
Type 32s will happen.

..and if they don't, its only because of extra T-26s or Type 83s
by Cooper
25 Jul 2022, 13:13
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15684
Views: 3476044
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Its fun to speculate what could be done with a bit of a shift in thinking and what we would need to overcome but lets be under no illusion, we getting 8 type 26's, 5 type 31's and if we are lucky 6 type 83s. And those 6 type 83s will probably be based on a type 26 stretched hull. ..Don't forget the...
by Cooper
23 Jul 2022, 10:03
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2939
Views: 789491
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Article in today's Telegraph:
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For the comedy value I thought about including some of the comments..but thought better of it, too depressing.
by Cooper
19 Jul 2022, 11:49
Forum: British Army
Topic: CRV(T) Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 88
Views: 37060
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Re: CRV(T) Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

The maintenance logistics of having all these different armoured platforms suddenly dropped into your inventory must be of nightmare proportions..
by Cooper
17 Jul 2022, 14:15
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 14300
Views: 4115844
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Lewis Page..Grade A arsehole with a (very) long standing agenda against the F-35.

'nuff said
by Cooper
09 Jul 2022, 10:46
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: Martlet/Lightweight multirole missile
Replies: 149
Views: 47732
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Re: Martlet/Lightweight multirole missile

Lord Jim wrote: 28 Jun 2022, 05:44 I haven't seen a video of the Ukrainians using Starstreak yet.
I suspect that is deliberate and the UK has asked the Ukrainians to not post videos of them in action.