Project Crowsnest (RN)

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Pseudo wrote:
serge750 wrote:Was that the plan all along ? temporary conversion of a few merlin to crowsnest then a unmanned solution ASAP then revert back to ASW when UAV in service?
If it wasn't the plan all along I'm pretty sure that everyone will be saying that it was now.;)
Oh without a doubt.

"Interim capability, blah, waiting for the next generation, blah, sustaining Britain's world class helicopter industry... blah, blah..."

Sometimes wonder how much longer we could have kept the ASaC Sea Kings running. Still more than a few foreign operators of the type and would have saved the not inconsiderable cost of upgrading the entire Merlin HM2 fleet.
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To be read as, we've no idea.
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topman wrote: 12 Jul 2022, 19:12
To be read as, we've no idea.
Can't the MPs (those that are interested at all) pair up, and ask "what did that mean" as a follow-on question?
- there is the Committee... but as soon as Rory got to be the Chair and actually ask questions, he was "promoted" :D to a minister (of some sort)
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lol don't bother answering the question you was asked

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topman wrote: 12 Jul 2022, 19:12
To be read as, we've no idea.
Crowsnest is still a shit show, CSG21 kits hardly worked and it's only in the past few months on PoW that they've gotten some software functionality. It's taken years to get to the same Sea King capability we had a decade ago. All for an OSD of 2029.

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Folks may remember how the winner for the bidding was announced - only to be reopened after a v short time
- so the buyer knew that something was 'amiss' but still :crazy: went ahead
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I sure we were spending money on this back in 2014 time to try and de-risk the project and didn't we base it on what came before to try and keep things as simple of they could be?

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well if decided it was short term plaster osd2029, they probably reluctant to spend money on it, if the bell won it would of more likely drained more money from the pot, perhaps they should of soldiered on with the seakingASAC until 2029......hindsights a bitch

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