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25th Jan 2022, 09:58
Replies: 726
Views: 114,939
Posted By melmothtw

Assuming the premise of your comment is correct,...

Assuming the premise of your comment is correct, just because we are not in the EU does not mean that we are immune from EU problems. Any Russian invasion of Ukraine will create a refugees crisis,...
19th Jan 2022, 18:45
Replies: 726
Views: 114,939
Posted By melmothtw

Whatever is happening and whatever might be about...

Whatever is happening and whatever might be about to happen, none of it is down to one idiot Ukrainian journalist.
19th Jan 2022, 14:04
Replies: 81
Views: 23,720
Posted By melmothtw

Thanks Nutloose, but my comment was more alluding...

Thanks Nutloose, but my comment was more alluding to the tag of EXCLUSIVE (their capped up, not mine) for a story that's clearly bene around a while already.
19th Jan 2022, 11:28
Replies: 12
Views: 2,179
Posted By melmothtw

Only because they had to break the law in the...

Only because they had to break the law in the first place.
19th Jan 2022, 09:26
Replies: 81
Views: 23,720
Posted By melmothtw

An interesting 'EXCLUSIVE' that we were...

An interesting 'EXCLUSIVE' that we were discussing here months ago.
17th Jan 2022, 19:31
Replies: 24
Views: 4,871
Posted By melmothtw

The A400M will be able to, but you know that.

The A400M will be able to, but you know that.
17th Jan 2022, 09:37
Replies: 24
Views: 4,871
Posted By melmothtw

Germany recently acquired the Lockheed Martin M28...

Germany recently acquired the Lockheed Martin M28 for the para training role. Perhaps an option for the UK also.
14th Jan 2022, 17:09
Replies: 454
Views: 135,295
Posted By melmothtw

I'm not so sure. Just as an example, if you go...

I'm not so sure. Just as an example, if you go back to its earliest origins the Eurofighter's gestation period could be said to have lasted from the launch of the Future European Fighter Aircraft...
14th Jan 2022, 16:08
Replies: 726
Views: 114,939
Posted By melmothtw

Lol, not sure apartheid South Africa and the...

Lol, not sure apartheid South Africa and the Third Reich should be our yard sticks.
5th Jan 2022, 09:21
Replies: 726
Views: 114,939
Posted By melmothtw

You forget that it was Ukraine's move towards the...

You forget that it was Ukraine's move towards the European Union that triggered Putin's interventions in the country. It was in response to Putin's actions that membership of NATO was then touted.
4th Jan 2022, 17:02
Replies: 726
Views: 114,939
Posted By melmothtw

When it comes to Russia's neighbours wanting to...

When it comes to Russia's neighbours wanting to join NATO, I suspect a lot can be explained by a mindset which is profoundly coloured by past experiences, not least during the 20th century when the...
30th Dec 2021, 14:07
Replies: 726
Views: 114,939
Posted By melmothtw

Putin himself has form for this, announcing...

Putin himself has form for this, announcing Russia's withdrawal from Syria on more than one occasion.



No doubt, he can explain the high number of Putin opponents who happen to fall out of...
23rd Dec 2021, 17:45
Replies: 77
Views: 16,993
Posted By melmothtw

Norway is considering leasing a commercial...

Norway is considering leasing a commercial solution because its NH90s aren't up to the embarked coast guard role. Sweden is considering replacing its NH90s. Belgium has scaled back its NH90...
22nd Dec 2021, 16:45
Replies: 454
Views: 135,295
Posted By melmothtw

The Italian and Dutch F-35As were/are built in...

The Italian and Dutch F-35As were/are built in Italy, and it may be offered to other European customers in future (Greece, Spain, etc).
The Japanese were back and forth for a while about where their...
22nd Dec 2021, 12:31
Replies: 292
Views: 55,691
Posted By melmothtw

Yes, there will always be some. If they were to...

Yes, there will always be some. If they were to take themselves across the border, they could avoid having to hear Welsh at all.
22nd Dec 2021, 10:14
Replies: 292
Views: 55,691
Posted By melmothtw

BEagle, many parents of Welsh speaking children...

BEagle, many parents of Welsh speaking children don't speak it because it was actively discouraged to learn or speak it when they were growing up. Go back only a couple of generations, and it was...
16th Dec 2021, 10:11
Replies: 292
Views: 55,691
Posted By melmothtw

Absolutely a good idea. Not only is the RAF...

Absolutely a good idea. Not only is the RAF located at Valley and other places in Wales, but there are many Welsh speaking servicemen and women in the RAF and wider armed forces. Indeed, in Bosnia...
10th Dec 2021, 14:55
Replies: 402
Views: 173,154
Posted By melmothtw

Well, they did launch one while the ship was...

Well, they did launch one while the ship was stationary in Portsmouth some months back so doesn't necessarily need wind over the deck. Of course, no idea who much fuel etc that was carrying, but the...
10th Dec 2021, 14:37
Replies: 402
Views: 173,154
Posted By melmothtw

Indeed, you have to suppose that there's a...

Indeed, you have to suppose that there's a reasonable chance they (or another maritime F-35 operator) may have to do this again over the course of the jet's lifespan, and don't want to give too much...
8th Dec 2021, 16:40
Replies: 726
Views: 114,939
Posted By melmothtw

Have to agree that the takeaway for any nation...

Have to agree that the takeaway for any nation with an overbearing neighbour and/or any despot looking to secure his position is to acquire nuclear weapons at all costs.
8th Dec 2021, 11:06
Replies: 402
Views: 173,154
Posted By melmothtw

Well, wasn't expecting this quite so soon. Good...

Well, wasn't expecting this quite so soon. Good job!!

https://twitter.com/DefenceHQ/status/1468518145069625351
2nd Dec 2021, 08:14
Replies: 726
Views: 114,939
Posted By melmothtw

There was the case of the Russian...

There was the case of the Russian journalist/writer, Boris Zemtsov, who was filmed shooting into Sarajevo during the siege. I believe he later stood trial for it.
...
1st Dec 2021, 17:44
Replies: 726
Views: 114,939
Posted By melmothtw

Speaking as a journalist, this is probably the...

Speaking as a journalist, this is probably the stupidest thing you could do in a warzone. In Afghanistan, I refused to handle any weaponry even though I was offered a (what looked to be a very fun)...
1st Dec 2021, 13:22
Replies: 402
Views: 173,154
Posted By melmothtw

Er, the F-35B has three wheels.

Er, the F-35B has three wheels.
1st Dec 2021, 12:57
Replies: 402
Views: 173,154
Posted By melmothtw

Not really that important to the current debate,...

Not really that important to the current debate, but I can't think of a ski jump design whereby all three wheels wouldn't be in direct contact all the way to the end of the deck.
30th Nov 2021, 10:32
Replies: 292
Views: 55,691
Posted By melmothtw

Out of interest, does anyone actually refer to US...

Out of interest, does anyone actually refer to US Space Force personnel as 'Guardians'?
29th Nov 2021, 16:29
Replies: 402
Views: 173,154
Posted By melmothtw

Footage of the incident has made its way...

Footage of the incident has made its way online.... https://twitter.com/sebh1981/status/1465351592018956295
29th Nov 2021, 11:15
Replies: 72
Views: 12,371
Posted By melmothtw

ID cards have famously halted all illegal...

ID cards have famously halted all illegal immigration into the EU, US, etc. Can see no problem with them working in the UK also.
29th Nov 2021, 11:02
Replies: 72
Views: 12,371
Posted By melmothtw

How exactly would ID cards prevent any of what is...

How exactly would ID cards prevent any of what is currently going on in the Channel?
12th Nov 2021, 08:03
Replies: 52
Views: 11,336
Posted By melmothtw

Do Australia and the UK need helicopter...

Do Australia and the UK need helicopter commonality (genuine question)? Besides, it appears that the Australian Army at least is going all in with the MRH-90 as it phases out the UH-60.
12th Nov 2021, 07:45
Replies: 52
Views: 11,336
Posted By melmothtw

We have movement....!! ...

We have movement....!!

https://twitter.com/GarethJennings3/status/1459061773311651840


36 to 44 aircraft, for 1 billion over 5 years - 2023 to 2028.
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12th Nov 2021, 07:41
Replies: 165
Views: 40,479
Posted By melmothtw

We have movement....!! ...

We have movement....!!

https://twitter.com/GarethJennings3/status/1459061773311651840

36 to 44 aircraft, for 1 billion over 5 years - 2023 to 2028.
3rd Nov 2021, 13:45
Replies: 4
Views: 1,552
Posted By melmothtw

I imagine the issue is less to do with using an...

I imagine the issue is less to do with using an old image to illustrate a report, as it is with people (including the OP) extrapolating that this image is in any way indicative of the US Navy's plans...
29th Oct 2021, 18:38
Replies: 77
Views: 18,285
Posted By melmothtw

On top of their Mirage 2000s, F-16s, Rafales, and...

On top of their Mirage 2000s, F-16s, Rafales, and the F-35As they want?
29th Oct 2021, 12:28
Replies: 27
Views: 6,527
Posted By melmothtw

It's interesting that national markings used to...

It's interesting that national markings used to be required, it seems, whereas today many are so low-viz and indistinguishable as to be almost worthless.
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