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21st Feb 2016, 13:04
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Posted By Phoney Tony

Solar powered, long endurance air vehicles are...

Solar powered, long endurance air vehicles are really only valid between 40N and 40S. Above the Artic and Antartic Circle pretty much a non-started for many months of the year.
27th Dec 2015, 14:17
Replies: 28
Views: 7,622
Posted By Phoney Tony

Sounds like the consequences of putting UK...

Sounds like the consequences of putting UK military bases in Scotland have financial impacts that need to be factored into future basing studies. I fear the Scotish Government is being handed a cash...
16th Dec 2015, 06:54
Replies: 28
Views: 7,622
Posted By Phoney Tony

I think it would be suicide for current finance...

I think it would be suicide for current finance minister to increase taxes prior to elections planned for next year. The bad news normally comes early in a new parliament.

What about contractors...
16th Dec 2015, 06:01
Replies: 28
Views: 7,622
Posted By Phoney Tony

LOA for Scotland

After the next Scotish elections it is very likely that the Scottish Parliament will add additional income tax to its residents. Thus servicemen in Scotland will be worse off than those south of the...
12th Dec 2015, 19:58
Replies: 1,628
Views: 393,773
Posted By Phoney Tony

Ultra do a fine line in acoustic systems. ...

Ultra do a fine line in acoustic systems.

Mad may be a good idea.

There are many great UK sensor providers who now are forced to sell overseas due to HMG desire to buy US COTS/GOTS.
12th Dec 2015, 12:46
Replies: 1,628
Views: 393,773
Posted By Phoney Tony

The sooner we get ac here the better. There are...

The sooner we get ac here the better. There are significant issues that need to be de-risked.

What is still not clear is what what version of P8 we are getting. From the DOD documents I have read...
23rd Nov 2015, 06:41
Replies: 367
Views: 90,863
Posted By Phoney Tony

P8 - UK MARITME POWER AGAIN

Well done. A positive decision.
20th Nov 2015, 14:47
Replies: 327
Views: 95,370
Posted By Phoney Tony

MoD team have briefed DoD on SDSR already. Good...

MoD team have briefed DoD on SDSR already. Good to see.
26th Sep 2015, 19:51
Replies: 367
Views: 90,863
Posted By Phoney Tony

Camel, Some of the posters on this...

Camel,

Some of the posters on this site have never flown in anything. Let alone a MPA.


I doubt a P3 ontop a buoy would have blotted out the grams, Raised the broadband AN for an...
26th Sep 2015, 17:20
Replies: 367
Views: 90,863
Posted By Phoney Tony

Military mass is important. We might have a good...

Military mass is important. We might have a good economy but we need military FEAR in sufficient numbers to project, persist and execute in at least 3 or 4 concurrent ops. We can not do that at the...
24th Sep 2015, 19:38
Replies: 367
Views: 90,863
Posted By Phoney Tony

The arguement of what to buy will be driven by...

The arguement of what to buy will be driven by one major factor - cost of ownership. The P8 is an expensive first world capability, we are no longer in that league and can not afford to own enough...
3rd Aug 2015, 14:49
Replies: 1,628
Views: 393,773
Posted By Phoney Tony

Protection of the approaches to the Clyde needs...

Protection of the approaches to the Clyde needs only to extend by a few 100s of miles off the coast so why have a very small number of shiny jets when a fleet of smaller cheaper ac will do the job....
15th Jul 2015, 20:39
Replies: 1,628
Views: 393,773
Posted By Phoney Tony

Looks to me like Cameron has already decided what...

Looks to me like Cameron has already decided what he wants to happen post SDSR. More Drones and SF.


MOA

I also fail to see how Vmcg is not an ac handling issue.

Vmcg is defined as the...
6th Jul 2015, 19:14
Replies: 58
Views: 14,461
Posted By Phoney Tony

A bloke in the pub told me that ABMers are making...

A bloke in the pub told me that ABMers are making a pitch for seats on the P8. The arguement is sound....they are used to controlling 500nm squared of airspace with lots of ac and other things to...
12th May 2015, 07:46
Replies: 1,628
Views: 393,773
Posted By Phoney Tony

Lets not forget the political arguements. ...

Lets not forget the political arguements.

What UK/ European content is there in the P8/P1/C295/SAAB offerings. Whilst the election is over MPs will still try and do the best for their...
11th May 2015, 18:38
Replies: 1,628
Views: 393,773
Posted By Phoney Tony

YG, Whilst your name sake equipment was...

YG,

Whilst your name sake equipment was supported to a degree by the DEWC. A quick look at the Boeing offer shows an extremely poor capability, which appears not to be supported at all. If the...
19th Feb 2015, 21:01
Replies: 16
Views: 4,685
Posted By Phoney Tony

What will the Conservatives pull out of the bag

SoS for defence appears from wherever he has been hiding making comments as if we were a Nation worth listening too. 77 days to go until the election. Is he working towards an announcement?
27th Dec 2014, 19:14
Replies: 51
Views: 9,292
Posted By Phoney Tony

Harpoon is not a discriminating weapon, which I...

Harpoon is not a discriminating weapon, which I think would probabley be a requirement these days.

I would also say that P8 is not modular. Lockheed - Sea Herc, the L3- Q400 and others are if you...
9th Dec 2014, 15:12
Replies: 65
Views: 14,450
Posted By Phoney Tony

Did our friends find anything? Hostile...

Did our friends find anything?

Hostile aircraft would be intercepted with a show if force.

Hopefully the MPA deployed were able to provide a credible deterrent even if we can not.
30th Oct 2014, 11:13
Replies: 1,628
Views: 393,773
Posted By Phoney Tony

If ASTOR survives SDSR etc there is still the...

If ASTOR survives SDSR etc there is still the problem of availability to conduct maritime patrol. It has been acquired in numbers to satisfy a degree of concurrence that will probably not change...
27th Oct 2014, 20:50
Replies: 1,628
Views: 393,773
Posted By Phoney Tony

Big assumption. I think there would be...

Big assumption.

I think there would be issues with most of the current weapons in the USN inventory.
15th Sep 2014, 13:44
Replies: 1,628
Views: 393,773
Posted By Phoney Tony

I do not think BAE are interested in building big...

I do not think BAE are interested in building big planes any more.
15th Sep 2014, 08:28
Replies: 1,628
Views: 393,773
Posted By Phoney Tony

Rumours of an announcement of an intent to fill...

Rumours of an announcement of an intent to fill the MPA gap before christmas are fading fast. If the scots go their own way then then we will have to wait for SDSR 15, 16 ......! The window of...
14th Sep 2014, 16:02
Replies: 1,628
Views: 393,773
Posted By Phoney Tony

Is the rwy at STM long enough for a P8 now?

Is the rwy at STM long enough for a P8 now?
9th Sep 2014, 18:17
Replies: 1,628
Views: 393,773
Posted By Phoney Tony

Betty, There is a point here, the optimum...

Betty,

There is a point here, the optimum platform may not be a big jet which tries to do everything. A platform which can be re-rolled quickly to be able to do the high impact but infrequent...
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