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New Defence Review, higher or lower?

Old 1st Oct 2022, 21:08
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Originally Posted by Bob Viking
I thought as much. I had to google to see what a WASP was though. Guilty as charged. I’m a veteran now as well so definitely a dinosaur too.

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The ‘P’ now stands for ‘privileged’ following a meejah drive for inclusivity. ‘Protestant’ was considered too niche market.
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Old 2nd Oct 2022, 07:48
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The UK's 2020/21 defence budget is about £42bn.

"On Wednesday, the Bank of England was forced to take emergency action to halt a run on pension funds by setting aside £65bn to buy bonds."

Go figure.

https://commonslibrary.parliament.uk...ings/cbp-8175/

https://www.theguardian.com/politics...-tory-collapse
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Old 2nd Oct 2022, 09:05
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In yesterday's Times Simon Clarke, he Health Sec and long time Truss fan-boy said

"So.logically, other things have to be cancelled, or move to the right in terms of when they are delivered. To govern is to choose".

Same old story folks.................................
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Same old story folks.................................
... to be followed by a deferred Forces Pay rise, then introduced in instalments.
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Old 2nd Oct 2022, 12:14
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... to be followed by a deferred Forces Pay rise, then introduced in instalments.
I’m well used to that by now. It’s the norm.
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Old 2nd Oct 2022, 16:36
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Originally Posted by MPN11
... to be followed by a deferred Forces Pay rise, then introduced in instalments.

You should be proud to serve as an unpaid volunteer!
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Old 2nd Oct 2022, 17:28
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“Front Line First” has a certain ring to it
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(Reuters) - Britain will acquire two specialist ships to protect underwater infrastructure such as cables and pipelines, defence minister Ben Wallace said on Sunday, following leaks in the Nord Stream gas pipelines from Russia to Europe.
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(Reuters) - Britain will acquire two specialist ships to protect underwater infrastructure such as cables and pipelines, defence minister Ben Wallace said on Sunday, following leaks in the Nord Stream gas pipelines from Russia to Europe.
Meanwhile, Norway using...Offshore Patrol Vessels

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Old 3rd Oct 2022, 09:34
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Not sure OPVs will help against the reported drone surveillance of their rigs - or in any way against attacks on pipelines and cables.

I presume specialis5 ships would support UUVs for inspection and removal of any surveillance devices and/or explosives placed beside them as well as extensive side sonar etc.
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Old 3rd Oct 2022, 10:35
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Originally Posted by ORAC
Not sure OPVs will help against the reported drone surveillance of their rigs - or in any way against attacks on pipelines and cables.

I presume specialis5 ships would support UUVs for inspection and removal of any surveillance devices and/or explosives placed beside them as well as extensive side sonar etc.
Nothing will protect against every threat, that's the point - you have to invest in a the broad range of capabilities.
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Old 3rd Oct 2022, 17:25
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" you have to invest "

Too damn true - and what do we get..............................
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Old 3rd Oct 2022, 17:48
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Oddly enough....the October of the US Naval Institute (USNI) monthly magazine cover is dedicated to "Submarines and Undersea Warfare" with articles about Defense and Repair of Undersea Cables (which should also now include pipelines as well) and other Submarine topics relevant to US Navy Submarines.

Several issues in the past year have dealt with US Naval Strategy, Tactics, Logistics, and Resources in ships, subs, aircraft, and personnel.

Our Gulf of Mexico and Arctic Ocean Oil/Gas infrastructure would certainly be targets for opposition forces desiring to cause disruptions to the US Economy directly and the World Economy indirectly.
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Old 3rd Oct 2022, 19:21
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Originally Posted by petit plateau
The UK's 2020/21 defence budget is about £42bn.

"On Wednesday, the Bank of England was forced to take emergency action to halt a run on pension funds by setting aside £65bn to buy bonds."

Go figure.

https://commonslibrary.parliament.uk...ings/cbp-8175/

https://www.theguardian.com/politics...-tory-collapse
Setting aside? It’s the Bank of England! That £65 billion wasn’t existing funds or tax payers money, it was newly printed money.
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Setting aside? It’s the Bank of England! That £65 billion wasn’t existing funds or tax payers money, it was newly printed money.
……but did it have the Kings Head?
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multi-...veillance_Ship

Multi-Role Ocean Surveillance Ship

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Old 4th Oct 2022, 09:17
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From Wiki " The review stated that a singular ship would be procured to help deliver a government commitment "

Prepare to be surprised!!
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I see Rees Mogg said the Royal Yacht will be canned - its in todays Times.............
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