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24th Jun 2022, 18:49
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Posted By WE Branch Fanatic

p00ne I was asking about the exceptional and...

p00ne

I was asking about the exceptional and dire circumstance of a Cold War crisis and Transition To War.

At the time of the Argentine surrender in 1982 we had sixteen Sea Harriers aboard HMS...
22nd Jun 2022, 21:46
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Posted By WE Branch Fanatic

This is a picture from 1982: ...

This is a picture from 1982:

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/586x584/a_sea_king_of_820_nas_on_hms_invincible_in_1982_1__45419cc511f0c095ea8c7b262d153e82b5761d87.jpg


CVS/Sea...
2nd Jun 2022, 08:02
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Posted By WE Branch Fanatic

As it is forty years on from the Falklands War I...

As it is forty years on from the Falklands War I am reminded of this excellent BBC Horizon documentary from 1986:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bLUSLbZb7o
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2nd Jun 2022, 07:55
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Posted By WE Branch Fanatic

There is a related thread running on ARRSE that...

There is a related thread running on ARRSE that followed the Channel Four documentary in late March:

Falklands War - The Untold Story...
21st Apr 2022, 19:17
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Posted By WE Branch Fanatic

Royal Navy carriers ready for Arctic role after...

Royal Navy carriers ready for Arctic role after Prince of Wales’ High North operation...
14th Apr 2022, 20:25
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Posted By WE Branch Fanatic

https://twitter.com/HMSPWLS/status/151388380196917...

https://twitter.com/HMSPWLS/status/1513883801969176576

What would I call it? I would call it Integrated ASW. It seems fair enough for the towed array equipped frigate to take charge, cuing the MPA...
5th Apr 2022, 07:30
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Posted By WE Branch Fanatic

The last few weeks - commanding a surface group...

The last few weeks - commanding a surface group and protecting an amphibious force. The next couple of weeks - ASW and defending the Atlantic SLOCs.
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29th Mar 2022, 07:25
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Posted By WE Branch Fanatic

Frustratingly, there has been no news thus far on...

Frustratingly, there has been no news thus far on either the RN or MOD websites, or the Twitter feed from HMS Prince of Wales, about her ASW role as part of Exercise Cold Response 22. As well as her...
17th Mar 2022, 20:11
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Posted By WE Branch Fanatic

Royal Navy aircraft carrier takes centre stage at...

Royal Navy aircraft carrier takes centre stage at the heart of mighty naval task force...
7th Mar 2022, 12:36
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Posted By WE Branch Fanatic

HMS Prince of Wales departs Portsmouth to lead...

HMS Prince of Wales departs Portsmouth to lead NATO task force in the Arctic - Royal Navy...
24th Jan 2022, 07:05
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Posted By WE Branch Fanatic

You were not the only person to get hung up over...

You were not the only person to get hung up over the word 'Europe'. Euro Atlantic would be better - that is the North Atlantic, North Sea and Norwegian Sea and into the High North, and also the...
17th Jan 2022, 06:59
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Posted By WE Branch Fanatic

No - but others did. I seem to recall a dedicated...

No - but others did. I seem to recall a dedicated thread. Are you saying the commitment of a carrier to NATO as Flagship...
11th Jan 2022, 17:31
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Posted By WE Branch Fanatic

Pride, passion and purpose" as Royal Navy takes...

Pride, passion and purpose" as Royal Navy takes on key NATO mission (https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/news-and-latest-activity/news/2022/january/11/20220111-prince-of-wales-nato)

The Royal Navy today...
13th Dec 2021, 07:30
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Posted By WE Branch Fanatic

The CSG21 deployment has been completed...

The CSG21 deployment has been completed successfully.

https://twitter.com/RoyalNavy/status/1469607975467823110

https://twitter.com/smrmoorhouse/status/1467543957282463755
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1st Dec 2021, 07:51
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Posted By WE Branch Fanatic

Here is a recording of the late Professor Eric...

Here is a recording of the late Professor Eric Grove giving a talk at the International Institute of Strategic Studies regarding NATO naval planning in the 1980s.
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15th Nov 2021, 07:49
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Posted By WE Branch Fanatic

Here is another video that hints at the sea...

Here is another video that hints at the sea control capability of the carrier.

https://youtu.be/12cKNwWBaVA
10th Nov 2021, 07:37
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Posted By WE Branch Fanatic

Something interesting for this week: Drones could...

Something interesting for this week: Drones could ‘allow’ Britain to create a second carrier air wing - UK Defence Journal...
10th Nov 2021, 00:03
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Posted By WE Branch Fanatic

Actually I meant any non American naval aviation!

Actually I meant any non American naval aviation!
9th Nov 2021, 21:55
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Posted By WE Branch Fanatic

Are you the only person currently writing about...

Are you the only person currently writing about naval aviation?

Just out of interest, when was the first Super Etendard landing aboard the Veinticinco De Mayo? Was there a test landing during the...
8th Nov 2021, 17:33
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Views: 5,355
Posted By WE Branch Fanatic

Chevaline improved the ability of the warheads to...

Chevaline improved the ability of the warheads to penetrate the ABM defences at the expense of the survivability of the SSBN - a shorter range meant that the area of ocean that she could hide in was...
8th Nov 2021, 13:05
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Views: 5,355
Posted By WE Branch Fanatic

I think that this map might help explain why...

I think that this map might help explain why Chevaline caused concern in the RN leadership:
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8th Nov 2021, 00:26
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Views: 5,355
Posted By WE Branch Fanatic

The British deterrent was (and still is) declared...

The British deterrent was (and still is) declared to NATO, so they would have had NATO assigned targets in accordance with the SIOP. However, Polaris was capable of unilateral use in the event of a...
6th Nov 2021, 11:36
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Posted By WE Branch Fanatic

Too true - but they could have said 'frigates and...

Too true - but they could have said 'frigates and helicopters'. I also think that 'sonar radar' is just taking dumbing down to a new level. When speaking in the following video, the Commodore did say...
2nd Nov 2021, 21:30
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Posted By WE Branch Fanatic

I thought that the Chinese were claiming that...

I thought that the Chinese were claiming that their ballistic missiles could hit a carrier or any other type of ship? Are they less than confident in this claim? Bombers with missiles - in the Cold...
1st Nov 2021, 22:51
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Views: 187,709
Posted By WE Branch Fanatic

Just remember that the PLA(N) submarines might...

Just remember that the PLA(N) submarines might not be the super stealthy boats everyone seems to fear...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iAqv0PPX5I
1st Nov 2021, 17:55
Replies: 69
Views: 16,346
Posted By WE Branch Fanatic

The last 'Future Navy' briefing I had was in...

The last 'Future Navy' briefing I had was in September 2019, followed a few weeks later by one concentrating on manpower issues. You might have more up to date information than me.

Manpower cut -...
31st Oct 2021, 23:11
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Views: 16,346
Posted By WE Branch Fanatic

You have still not explained exactly how...

You have still not explained exactly how amphibious capabilities are being cut.
31st Oct 2021, 11:11
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Views: 187,709
Posted By WE Branch Fanatic

I saw a link to this on LinkedIn a few moments...

I saw a link to this on LinkedIn a few moments ago: Australia looking at existing design to ‘accelerate’ delivery of nuclear-powered submarines...
29th Oct 2021, 21:58
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Views: 187,709
Posted By WE Branch Fanatic

Not so much escort as consort. Saying the carrier...

Not so much escort as consort. Saying the carrier has escorts suggests that the other warships in a task group just defend the carrier, and that the carrier is passive. Submarines and frigates (in RN...
29th Oct 2021, 20:37
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Views: 187,709
Posted By WE Branch Fanatic

Not sure how you use a submarine as an escort*,...

Not sure how you use a submarine as an escort*, but you do have a point.

*Coordinated ASW is the phrase you want. On which note, I wonder if any ASW related programmes are part of AUKUS? RAN ASW...
29th Oct 2021, 16:44
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Views: 14,702
Posted By WE Branch Fanatic

Since the original post referred to the naval ASW...

Since the original post referred to the naval ASW role, they might be interested in this old graphic.
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29th Oct 2021, 16:14
Replies: 69
Views: 16,346
Posted By WE Branch Fanatic

As for the Future Commando Force and the Littoral...

As for the Future Commando Force and the Littoral Response Groups, I think that they were discussed at the recent Pacific Future Forum, and the idea is one of having rapid response forces that can...
29th Oct 2021, 16:12
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Views: 187,709
Posted By WE Branch Fanatic

Forward based - possibly. Transfer - no. We need...

Forward based - possibly. Transfer - no. We need seven SSNs to provide cover for CASD, contribute to NATO operations in the North Atlantic and High North, contribute to the carrier/amphibious based...
28th Oct 2021, 17:09
Replies: 96
Views: 14,702
Posted By WE Branch Fanatic

It also lacked the power to carry both the...

It also lacked the power to carry both the dipping sonar and the torpedo, and neither did the Wessex that succeeded it - the later Sea King and subsequent Merlin did. But all technologies have to...
28th Oct 2021, 16:49
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Views: 187,709
Posted By WE Branch Fanatic

One hates to criticise our French neighbours, but...

One hates to criticise our French neighbours, but I suspect that the Australian Government were aware of certain issues, see below.

1. A document relating to non UK or Soviet/Russian naval/marine...
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