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6th Mar 2014, 05:06
Replies: 1,069
Views: 214,738
Posted By Caspian237

Putin wants a referendum in the Crimea and...

Putin wants a referendum in the Crimea and perhaps other Russian speaking areas of the Ukraine. I think it is a wonderful concession to democratic values. Bravo Putin.

While we're in such a...
20th Feb 2013, 23:32
Replies: 100
Views: 13,026
Posted By Caspian237

I remember watching a documentary, possibly from...

I remember watching a documentary, possibly from the old "The World at War" series in which Albert Speer, architect and German Minister of Armaments, was asked questions regarding the Allied bombing...
31st Mar 2012, 10:35
Replies: 283
Views: 53,743
Posted By Caspian237

Meanwhile...

Meanwhile the Pentagon reneges on a contract signed with a Brazilian aircraft manufacturer to provide 20 light aircraft for the fledgling Afghan airforce. This follows a legal challenge from a rival...
4th Jul 2011, 12:27
Replies: 5,920
Views: 1,577,266
Posted By Caspian237

Given the failings of the F-35B and the proposed...

Given the failings of the F-35B and the proposed use of Rolling Vertical Landings as the solution, how much additional flexibility would a STOVL carrier provide over the Conventional deisgn when...
4th Jul 2011, 11:52
Replies: 80
Views: 14,591
Posted By Caspian237

What really gets my goat is that the Indian...

What really gets my goat is that the Indian Government was quite prepared to pre-empt a UK decision to cut aid in 2010 by taking a vote in their own Parliament to effectively say they no longer...
30th May 2011, 02:58
Replies: 84
Views: 19,408
Posted By Caspian237

Well it looks like the Apache deployment has been...

Well it looks like the Apache deployment has been confirmed.

BBC News - Libya Apache deployment approved by David Cameron (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-13558056)

Article:- "The UK is sending...
31st Mar 2011, 14:10
Replies: 1,209
Views: 255,766
Posted By Caspian237

Thanks for the update TEEEJ. That is interesting....

Thanks for the update TEEEJ. That is interesting. So is this a NATO innovation designed to bring about better cooperation and understanding between the militaries of partner nations? I guess this...
31st Mar 2011, 02:08
Replies: 1,209
Views: 255,766
Posted By Caspian237

I've just been watching some video reports on the...

I've just been watching some video reports on the BBC news website showing an RAF man being a crew member of a twin seat French jet, a mirage I think. It implied that the jet had been on sortie over...
28th Mar 2011, 03:48
Replies: 1,209
Views: 255,766
Posted By Caspian237

The recent gains by the Anti Gaddafi rebels mean...

The recent gains by the Anti Gaddafi rebels mean that the opposition now controls much of the country's oil infrastructure. If there is a stalemate now then one might question the long term viability...
2nd Mar 2011, 16:05
Replies: 1,209
Views: 255,766
Posted By Caspian237

Is the West backing itself into a corner here? If...

Is the West backing itself into a corner here? If there is no intervention of any sort and Gaddafi puts down the uprising then is it really going to be business as usual with the Libyan regime?
...
23rd Feb 2011, 18:00
Replies: 1,209
Views: 255,766
Posted By Caspian237

High_Expect, here is some oil for the sarcasm...

High_Expect, here is some oil for the sarcasm button. I was really suggesting that carriers are not necessarily needed for the type of operation that is proposed. It was in answer to the question...
23rd Feb 2011, 17:41
Replies: 1,209
Views: 255,766
Posted By Caspian237

Well how many carriers do we have? Besides the...

Well how many carriers do we have? Besides the only aircraft they would be carrying would be harriers. The Threat? Presumably there are more of those Mirage Jets?
23rd Feb 2011, 17:28
Replies: 1,209
Views: 255,766
Posted By Caspian237

Given adequate basing facilites and capacity...

Given adequate basing facilites and capacity surely Typhoons flying from loacal airbases would be more appropriate to enforcing a NFZ than harriers flying from an aircraft carrier?

Lord Owen was...
18th Jan 2011, 15:16
Replies: 65
Views: 6,129
Posted By Caspian237

Jacko asked Excuse the cynicism but I...

Jacko asked

Excuse the cynicism but I would answer yes. The American's don't need allies with high tech navies and airforces, the have those in abundance. What they do need are foreign troops on...
2nd Oct 2010, 11:48
Replies: 448
Views: 93,184
Posted By Caspian237

We've wasted billions of pounds running around...

We've wasted billions of pounds running around the world helping enforce Pax-Americana and now that there is a lack of funds for the defence budget this is being used as justification for modelling...
9th Sep 2010, 19:24
Replies: 31
Views: 6,265
Posted By Caspian237

BAE are shedding jobs? If you take a look at this...

BAE are shedding jobs? If you take a look at this article you'll see that the company has great plans for their Hawk Jet. Essentially the're planning on marketing the Hawk as a new USAF trainer.
...
1st Sep 2010, 06:30
Replies: 23
Views: 4,637
Posted By Caspian237

According to the article linked by the op, ...

According to the article linked by the op,



If the proposal is to share a carrier (presumably one of the CVF) then what sense does it make to downgrade one of them? All that would mean is...
28th Jan 2010, 04:52
Replies: 61
Views: 8,459
Posted By Caspian237

Tom and Tourist, I agree with your sentiments...

Tom and Tourist, I agree with your sentiments however need that mean a complete withdrawal of forces from Afghanistan? As I mentioned in another post, if British troop levels were halved in...
24th Jan 2010, 06:35
Replies: 39
Views: 7,892
Posted By Caspian237

Perhaps Gen Richards is on to something. How...

Perhaps Gen Richards is on to something. How about instead of buying Tucanos the UK buys ex Argentinian Air Force FMA IA 58 Pucaras which seem to be of similiar calibre in the COIN/CAS role as the...
17th Jan 2010, 08:25
Replies: 101
Views: 13,221
Posted By Caspian237

Telegraph: Tories could use aid money for defence budget

Here is a story that may interest you concerning the future funding of Britain's armed forces.

David Cameron: Tories could use aid money for defence budget - Telegraph...
13th Jan 2010, 10:51
Replies: 34
Views: 5,463
Posted By Caspian237

This report is by the Royal United Services...

This report is by the Royal United Services Institute, an independent think tank. That is to to say, it is not an official government announcement. Perhaps we should delay our head banging until more...
12th Jan 2010, 07:10
Replies: 36
Views: 4,845
Posted By Caspian237

The best outcome would have been to ignore these...

The best outcome would have been to ignore these nut jobs and let them get on with whatever they were planning within the bounds of UK law (which in the end turned out to be nothing).

We really...
21st Dec 2009, 19:05
Replies: 7
Views: 2,849
Posted By Caspian237

I can't really comment on the most recent...

I can't really comment on the most recent developments but what I understood was that a MASC capable Osprey would forgo a pressurised cabin because of the expense and difficulties of making this...
21st Dec 2009, 04:08
Replies: 7
Views: 2,849
Posted By Caspian237

You would think that but given that the new ships...

You would think that but given that the new ships will probably be a STOVL and not Cat & Trap (or even a hybrid) design then the only real alternative to RW would be a modified Osprey variant. With...
15th Dec 2009, 09:59
Replies: 61
Views: 13,019
Posted By Caspian237

For gods sake we already have more troops in...

For gods sake we already have more troops in Afghanistan than the next two contributors combined (albeit a tiny fraction compared to the US forces, but then it's their bloody war.)

We shouldn't...
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