Future Solid Support Ship

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Re: Future Solid Support Ship

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SW1 wrote: 06 Aug 2022, 09:11 It depends what you mean by troop transport role. Every study ever done shows keeping troops embarked on a ship reduces there fighting capability quite quickly. The way you get troops anywhere is to fly them in the a330s you transport there equipment by sea and marry up the to at a port.
True, but like the Falklands proved sometimes flying troops to friendly airports isn’t an option. I think some level of modularity (or ability to rapidly convert) would be a good middle ground.

Would still argue for 3 FSS and 2 JSBL (covering the Aviation Support role also) is the best option, combined with 3 new LPDs.
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Re: Future Solid Support Ship

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Repulse wrote: 06 Aug 2022, 10:35
SW1 wrote: 06 Aug 2022, 09:11 It depends what you mean by troop transport role. Every study ever done shows keeping troops embarked on a ship reduces there fighting capability quite quickly. The way you get troops anywhere is to fly them in the a330s you transport there equipment by sea and marry up the to at a port.
True, but like the Falklands proved sometimes flying troops to friendly airports isn’t an option. I think some level of modularity (or ability to rapidly convert) would be a good middle ground.

Would still argue for 3 FSS and 2 JSBL (covering the Aviation Support role also) is the best option, combined with 3 new LPDs.
I think if we looking at allocating resource and being realistic there isn’t anywhere were flying to a friendly airport or port won’t be an option going fwd if we are to intervene somewhere.

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SW1 wrote: 06 Aug 2022, 10:49 I think if we looking at allocating resource and being realistic there isn’t anywhere were flying to a friendly airport or port won’t be an option going fwd if we are to intervene somewhere.
Friendly or secured port I agree with you, relying on friendly or secured airports I have doubts that even in austere times we should be making that assumption.
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Re: Future Solid Support Ship

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Repulse wrote: 06 Aug 2022, 13:41
SW1 wrote: 06 Aug 2022, 10:49 I think if we looking at allocating resource and being realistic there isn’t anywhere were flying to a friendly airport or port won’t be an option going fwd if we are to intervene somewhere.
Friendly or secured port I agree with you, relying on friendly or secured airports I have doubts that even in austere times we should be making that assumption.
To an extent yes but beyond special or small scale operations I think it applies to airfields as well.

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