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19th Jan 2023, 20:07
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Posted By Flap Track 6

From that Covert Shores article. (Astute...

From that Covert Shores article.

(Astute class) are the only subs outside the U.S. Navy able to launch the Tomahawk land attack cruise missiles, a capability which sets them apart.

This is not...
14th Dec 2022, 11:06
Replies: 41
Views: 10,244
Posted By Flap Track 6

Perhaps the idea is to feed Russian paranoia...

Perhaps the idea is to feed Russian paranoia about rear area security?

Make the Russians think we've deployed our best people to roam their rear areas disguised as sheep, ready to strike their...
18th Nov 2022, 17:06
Replies: 20
Views: 4,101
Posted By Flap Track 6

Hmmmm, Navantia have a chequered history with...

Hmmmm, Navantia have a chequered history with first world customers, though.
The RAN had to teach them how to do QA properly and I don't think the French held Navantia's submarine division in too...
23rd Oct 2022, 20:38
Replies: 323
Views: 64,537
Posted By Flap Track 6

I presume you mean 'why would he ask if he could...

I presume you mean 'why would he ask if he could hold onto his clearance if he went to China for a year or two?'
If he was planning on returning to test flying new military aircraft for the...
15th Oct 2022, 17:46
Replies: 980
Views: 342,505
Posted By Flap Track 6

Also, problem at the moment for industry is MoD...

Also, problem at the moment for industry is MoD seems more concerned about replenishing stocks than funding shiny new toys.
Great if you're in the munition production business, less great if you're...
20th Sep 2022, 09:45
Replies: 1,181
Views: 235,120
Posted By Flap Track 6

The main industrial partners for UK SSNs (BAES,...

The main industrial partners for UK SSNs (BAES, RR & Babcock) are all looking at expansion into Australia for their Marine business units. All three already have Australian subsidiaries and...
20th Sep 2022, 08:24
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Views: 235,120
Posted By Flap Track 6

My information is that it's a high level...

My information is that it's a high level agreement, hence Def Sec Marles' visit to Barrow for HMS Anson's commisioning recently.

The British Govt and military industrial complex are really pushing...
19th Sep 2022, 21:31
Replies: 1,181
Views: 235,120
Posted By Flap Track 6

The SSN(R) project is being run specifically as...

The SSN(R) project is being run specifically as an RN/RAN UK/Australian joint project. They will be built in both countries to a common design and the sub will be designed to be able to include...
17th Aug 2022, 18:35
Replies: 6
Views: 2,625
Posted By Flap Track 6

I had a go in this a few years ago when my father...

I had a go in this a few years ago when my father bought me a session, it was great fun. I don't remember it being for the F-4JUK, though.
26th Jun 2022, 19:41
Replies: 73
Views: 8,747
Posted By Flap Track 6

I've been through Alicante a few times this year...

I've been through Alicante a few times this year with no problems, usually quick and simple. This has been midweek flights, though.

Went to Madrid T1 from BRS two weeks ago and apart fron the 30...
24th May 2022, 19:44
Replies: 1,181
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Posted By Flap Track 6

I've long considered the lack of VLS on Astute...

I've long considered the lack of VLS on Astute class to be a major short sighted design flaw as you're stuck with only horizontal launch weapons. Interesting to note that the RAN and RN are talking...
24th May 2022, 19:25
Replies: 8
Views: 3,058
Posted By Flap Track 6

As the article states, they are worried about...

As the article states, they are worried about anti-ship ballistic missiles and protecting carrier and amphibious battle groups. Good to see investment in T45 to keep them relevant.
21st Feb 2022, 16:30
Replies: 46
Views: 7,038
Posted By Flap Track 6

The whole document gets this wrong. Medium Lift...

The whole document gets this wrong. Medium Lift Helicopters are covered in the Army section and the Air Command responsibilities do not list support or medium lift helicopters.

It states...
21st Jan 2022, 21:12
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Views: 235,120
Posted By Flap Track 6

My employer is a supplier to the Astute program...

My employer is a supplier to the Astute program and has been picking up talk of additional equipment orders. Spares? Overhaul float stock? Additional boats?
19th Dec 2021, 21:32
Replies: 586
Views: 174,740
Posted By Flap Track 6

We did - F136

We did - F136
22nd Oct 2021, 11:46
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Posted By Flap Track 6

Our American friends name ships after old battles...

Our American friends name ships after old battles they lost (Bunker Hill).
18th Oct 2021, 18:56
Replies: 1,181
Views: 235,120
Posted By Flap Track 6

The NavalNews article is well researched and...

The NavalNews article is well researched and correctly lists the remaining four shortlisted platforms. One of those is currently in service and meets all the Indians' requirements but is not listed...
18th Oct 2021, 18:45
Replies: 1,181
Views: 235,120
Posted By Flap Track 6

You may be correct, Sir, but from the Indians'...

You may be correct, Sir, but from the Indians' point of view, the naval situation is deteriorating rapidly. With Chinese SSNs roaming the Indian Ocean hunting down India's future SSBN Fleet and...
17th Oct 2021, 21:32
Replies: 1,181
Views: 235,120
Posted By Flap Track 6

I know what you mean, but I think there is an...

I know what you mean, but I think there is an urgency about this requirement because of the strategic situation and their rapidly obsolescent existing fleet.

I am involved with one of the bidding...
11th Oct 2021, 19:14
Replies: 1,181
Views: 235,120
Posted By Flap Track 6

There is no spare capacity at Barrow. The RN want...

There is no spare capacity at Barrow. The RN want Astute boat 7 HMS Agincourt out as quickly as possible so they can get on with HMS Dreadnought to start replacing the aging Vanguard class boats.
2nd Oct 2021, 08:37
Replies: 1,181
Views: 235,120
Posted By Flap Track 6

Depends what you mean by 'short term', but I...

Depends what you mean by 'short term', but I think the South Koreans certainly have plans in that direction. They now have conventional ballistic missile submarines in service and nuclear is the next...
2nd Oct 2021, 08:30
Replies: 1,181
Views: 235,120
Posted By Flap Track 6

As engineering lead, I send out letters like that...

As engineering lead, I send out letters like that all the time.

I can confirm XX engineering milestone has been achieved and ZZ activity has been completed. This letter does not address future...
27th Sep 2021, 09:29
Replies: 160
Views: 56,040
Posted By Flap Track 6

BR710N for MRA4 was a marinised version of the...

BR710N for MRA4 was a marinised version of the engine with significant material changes for the environment and an integrated compressor wash facility. All the magnesium alloy components had to be...
27th Sep 2021, 08:37
Replies: 1,181
Views: 235,120
Posted By Flap Track 6

Not only is it hard, but for many countries you...

Not only is it hard, but for many countries you have a lack of continuity, leading to skills and knowledge loss. something the UK is trying to solve with Astute > Dreadnought > SSN(R). The benefit...
26th Sep 2021, 19:39
Replies: 1,181
Views: 235,120
Posted By Flap Track 6

The last Collins class sub was so far behind...

The last Collins class sub was so far behind schedule that delivered equipment for her had to be relifed (overhauled) to replace life limited seals before being installed as the seal life had been...
25th Sep 2021, 15:27
Replies: 1,181
Views: 235,120
Posted By Flap Track 6

Firstly, the British company who designed and...

Firstly, the British company who designed and built the Astute class Weapon Launch System was also working on AFSP (Attack class) because thye RAN uses American submarine weapons. The French sub's...
13th Jan 2021, 19:23
Replies: 21
Views: 8,152
Posted By Flap Track 6

There's something going on this week. This...

There's something going on this week. This afternoon there were 4 QID KC-135Rs out of Midenhall and MDS39 Voyager from Brize all running racetrack refuelling patterns over the North Sea and at least...
8th Sep 2020, 14:09
Replies: 11
Views: 4,328
Posted By Flap Track 6

One of my work colleagues at RR claimed to have...

One of my work colleagues at RR claimed to have witnessed this event.

if I remember his version correctly: he was on the flightline at the time and claimed the pilot had a heated discussion with...
18th Jan 2020, 09:32
Replies: 30
Views: 17,497
Posted By Flap Track 6

If that nice Mr PDR was still around these parts,...

If that nice Mr PDR was still around these parts, he would say 'where the heck are you going to put all the extra fuel a reheated Hawk is going to need?'

Reheated Hawks were common design studies...
21st Jul 2019, 14:08
Replies: 609
Views: 406,767
Posted By Flap Track 6

Saturday morning rotations to Murcia...

Saturday morning rotations to Murcia International (RMU) will also be A321 in W19 from November.
21st Aug 2017, 19:16
Replies: 65
Views: 17,462
Posted By Flap Track 6

My step father was trained as an RAF Police Dog...

My step father was trained as an RAF Police Dog Handler on his National Service. He narrowly missed the Sutton Wick Beverley crash that a lot of his course mates were on.
17th Mar 2017, 15:50
Replies: 49
Views: 16,230
Posted By Flap Track 6

Four ship Lynx formation over Bristol this...

Four ship Lynx formation over Bristol this morning accompanied by a Merlin. Looked like the Merlin was photo ship and positioned to get a good shot of them passing over Brunel's masterpiece.
I...
4th Mar 2017, 16:13
Replies: 175
Views: 111,107
Posted By Flap Track 6

Hmmmm, MRAeS without also being EngTech, IEng or...

Hmmmm, MRAeS without also being EngTech, IEng or CEng. You dont see that very often ...
28th Feb 2017, 20:14
Replies: 56
Views: 15,128
Posted By Flap Track 6

Jest ye not. I have experience where the dress...

Jest ye not.
I have experience where the dress code at a company function (Suit and tie for Gentlemen and cocktail dress for ladies) was successfully challenged by a bloke who claimed it was sexist...
28th Feb 2017, 19:56
Replies: 7
Views: 3,414
Posted By Flap Track 6

My late stepfather was a National Service RAF dog...

My late stepfather was a National Service RAF dog handler. He was the only member of his training group to be allocated a bitch. At the end of the course, all the other handlers were given overseas...
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