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Future Carrier (Including Costs)

Old 24th Feb 2021, 08:47
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Originally Posted by Not_a_boffin View Post
You'd assume wrongly. UK ships for UK yards is the new mantra. DSME got their fingers burned as well, they won't be playing with MoD again, any time soon.

you know - that doesn't fill me with joy - when did a British yard last build a similar sized commercial vessel?
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Old 24th Feb 2021, 09:30
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Originally Posted by Asturias56 View Post
you know - that doesn't fill me with joy - when did a British yard last build a similar sized commercial vessel?
2000-2001. When that "shipyard" in Belfast completed two of the Point Strategic Ro-Ro ships.

Not going to be easy (or cheap to start with) - but it would appear that a decision has been made to include all HMG owned/operated ships within scope of the National Shipbuilding Strategy.
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Old 24th Feb 2021, 18:22
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Dear oh dear...............
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Old 25th Feb 2021, 06:00
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Originally Posted by ORAC View Post
Littoral Strike Ships......
Good to see Chinooks on the deck. CHF might feel a bit left out.

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Old 27th Feb 2021, 19:34
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The mighty Sea Harrier, although long retired, is still key to teaching young men and women the basics of handling live jet aircraft in the confines of a carrier deck.

We are regenerating things than many of us took for granted. If only our politicians in 2002 and 2010 could have accepted that the Status Quo existed for a reason.

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Old 2nd Mar 2021, 15:06
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UK carrier aviation has gone through some remarkable twists and turns, but this takes the cake, the plate and the little plastic bride and groom on top.


Given the last time we went through this, lo, a decade ago, "3-5 years" sounds like the result of inhaling fungal fumes, unless somebody has come up with a miracle solution and this RFI is the kind you write when you know who's going to deliver the only valid response.

The weight limits say "definitely not FJs" unless the RN plans to buy Sea Gripen. More like a recognition that in the era of manned-unmanned teaming, the RN will be excluded unless people build STOVL UAVs, which is unlikely.
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Old 3rd Mar 2021, 20:48
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Rafales could come for a cup of tea
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