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30th Sep 2022, 21:19
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Posted By Not_a_boffin

So a 5gen fighter is a patrol boat? Not sure...

So a 5gen fighter is a patrol boat?

Not sure what point you're trying to make?
29th Sep 2022, 12:10
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Posted By Not_a_boffin

Once you've clagged on enough kit to do both...

Once you've clagged on enough kit to do both things credibly against what the likely threats are, it gets a bit big to be a patrol boat.....
28th Sep 2022, 22:43
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Posted By Not_a_boffin

Rowing boats can carry weaponry. There's a...

Rowing boats can carry weaponry.

There's a slightly more important thing called detection, identification and targeting......
28th Sep 2022, 16:34
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Posted By Not_a_boffin

If its the sort of conventional threat that we've...

If its the sort of conventional threat that we've considered for some decades, you still don't use a patrol boat.

If it's the sort of threat that appears to have been used in the Baltic - and...
28th Sep 2022, 10:46
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Posted By Not_a_boffin

You don't counter that threat with a patrol boat.

You don't counter that threat with a patrol boat.
28th Sep 2022, 10:44
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Posted By Not_a_boffin

Illegal immigration and fishery patrol are...

Illegal immigration and fishery patrol are properly constabulary tasks - for which we have a Border Force - although DEFRA/MAFF/(inert current name here) has contracted out fishery patrol to the RN....
27th Sep 2022, 12:28
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Posted By Not_a_boffin

What - precisely - do we need them to patrol and...

What - precisely - do we need them to patrol and against what threat?
23rd Sep 2022, 12:42
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Views: 6,989
Posted By Not_a_boffin

It's only a little ship - and quite an old one...

It's only a little ship - and quite an old one too by the looks, subject to a ton of HE going off adjacently, when stationary. That was always going to end badly.

Whether that guidance package...
22nd Sep 2022, 16:17
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Posted By Not_a_boffin

They've already played that switcheroo after...

They've already played that switcheroo after Putin's first couple of terms when the constitution prevented him from having three in a row I believe. If memory serves Medvedev became President while...
20th Sep 2022, 14:26
Replies: 1,081
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Posted By Not_a_boffin

Not sure who's doing the mooting, but I'd treat...

Not sure who's doing the mooting, but I'd treat that with a great deal of circumspection.
20th Sep 2022, 08:53
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Posted By Not_a_boffin

Of course it is. There's money there. However,...

Of course it is. There's money there. However, the ability to access that money will actually depend on whether they can staff it - and staff it with competent people. Knowing a couple of the Chief...
19th Sep 2022, 09:40
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Posted By Not_a_boffin

There's a whole raft of different factors going...

There's a whole raft of different factors going on here.

Firstly, there's the need to have a viable design. That design could be off-the-shelf, or it could be from scratch. Both have pro's and...
13th Sep 2022, 14:15
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Posted By Not_a_boffin

Walter Kronkite walt......

Walter Kronkite walt......
4th Sep 2022, 15:39
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Posted By Not_a_boffin

Neither would get in. Length and width aren't the...

Neither would get in. Length and width aren't the only limits.
3rd Sep 2022, 15:51
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Posted By Not_a_boffin

I'm reasonably sure the coupling isn't ok. ...

I'm reasonably sure the coupling isn't ok. That's the surprising thing.
3rd Sep 2022, 13:46
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Posted By Not_a_boffin

Definitively external coupling failure, NOT...

Definitively external coupling failure, NOT bearing. No cooling required, because it's not a bearing surface.

Oil injection couplings basically use hydraulic pressure to drive an outer (female)...
3rd Sep 2022, 10:46
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Posted By Not_a_boffin

Given that it's the external (IE underwater)...

Given that it's the external (IE underwater) coupling that's failed, it's fair to say it's not part of rounds.
2nd Sep 2022, 14:29
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Posted By Not_a_boffin

Yes. Pertains to specific evolutions.

Yes. Pertains to specific evolutions.
2nd Sep 2022, 09:47
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Posted By Not_a_boffin

No. Initial vibration on QNLZ trials caused by...

No. Initial vibration on QNLZ trials caused by incorrectly seated prop blade, leading to discovery of unrelated thrust block issue - both understood and sorted.

On PWLS it is a different issue,...
1st Sep 2022, 22:44
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Posted By Not_a_boffin

About as serious as using Google maps as a...

About as serious as using Google maps as a reference. Lead time days. It's a repair yard, not build.

Have a look who operates the yard....
1st Sep 2022, 18:39
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Posted By Not_a_boffin

Google maps. Rigggghhhht....... Are you...

Google maps. Rigggghhhht.......

Are you suggesting that drydocks just stand around empty, waiting for a carrier???
1st Sep 2022, 17:07
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Posted By Not_a_boffin

There is another. So there is....... Used...

There is another. So there is.......

Used more frequently than Inchgreen/Port Glasgow
1st Sep 2022, 14:27
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Posted By Not_a_boffin

Ahem. ...

Ahem.

https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/uk-to-triple-size-of-naval-support-base-in-oman/

It's almost as if someone had a plan........
1st Sep 2022, 07:49
Replies: 6,632
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Posted By Not_a_boffin

You are Lewis Page and I claim my five pounds...

You are Lewis Page and I claim my five pounds...
31st Aug 2022, 12:23
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Posted By Not_a_boffin

Vanishingly unlikely that that is the cause.

Vanishingly unlikely that that is the cause.
26th Jul 2022, 07:47
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Views: 211,545
Posted By Not_a_boffin

Spent enough time on Invincible and Lusty to be...

Spent enough time on Invincible and Lusty to be perfectly familiar with their propulsion thanks.
...
25th Jul 2022, 14:04
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Posted By Not_a_boffin

I don't think there's an actual proposal to base...

I don't think there's an actual proposal to base a couple in Perth. That's far more likely to be a case of people adding 2+2 and getting 5.

However - it's not so long ago that visits of...
25th Jul 2022, 11:20
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Posted By Not_a_boffin

Two observations : 1. CGS states that the...

Two observations :

1. CGS states that the Army (as opposed to defence) will have a singular focus - which is good. It's about time they did. Time will tell whether cap badges and regional commands...
24th Jul 2022, 15:08
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Views: 211,545
Posted By Not_a_boffin

Possibly the worst option. Wrong end of the...

Possibly the worst option. Wrong end of the bathtub curve, lots of supportability issues. Taking revenge for the Ashes a bit far......
22nd Jul 2022, 13:35
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Posted By Not_a_boffin

Probably because the bits the UKR have found most...

Probably because the bits the UKR have found most useful (aside from ATGW) have been the bits that the British Army has deprioritised - specifically AD, ISTAR and indirect fires. Those bits have been...
22nd Jul 2022, 08:36
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Posted By Not_a_boffin

Except that the investment for Percy will...

Except that the investment for Percy will primarily be Capex - and targetted in specific areas (AD, EW, ISTAR and indirect fires), whereas the (relatively small) amount of money needed for things...
19th Jul 2022, 09:27
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Views: 2,141
Posted By Not_a_boffin

Journos name is a piss take, surely!?

Journos name is a piss take, surely!?
18th Jul 2022, 15:32
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Posted By Not_a_boffin

As were STOBAR (the comedy of Navalised...

As were STOBAR (the comedy of Navalised Eurofighter) and even ASTOBAR.

The earliest public domain paper was by a couple of Naval Constructors in 1997/8.
18th Jul 2022, 15:25
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Posted By Not_a_boffin

As one who was there in the good old days of the...

As one who was there in the good old days of the Staff Target, there was no such assumption. It really was a capability driven choice. All the operational analysis pointed to needing more than the FW...
17th Jul 2022, 21:28
Replies: 6,632
Views: 2,012,105
Posted By Not_a_boffin

I'm sure you mean the requirement endorsed by...

I'm sure you mean the requirement endorsed by Joint services. Even a cursory look at the EP also suggests minimal- if any - impact on other services. But the myth lives on because "bigger than CVS,...
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