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    Sticky: Poll: https://i.imgur.com/H5Nnjex.png Naval News via...

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    Naval News via YouTube: Belgium & Netherlands Signing for 12 MCM Vessels & Equipment by Naval Group & ECA Group
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    https://i.imgur.com/xEaCoii.jpg GlobalEye,...

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    GlobalEye, another value .. product from SAAB (via Google Translate, Original in Finnish)

    My understanding is that this particular airborne box of tricks can...
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    Saab bundles two GlobalEye AWACS aircraft into Finnish HX (fighter replacement) bid.

    Similar population.
    Similar economy....
  4. New NH90 Variant: Maritime Tactical Transport (MTT)

    Frankencopter - Maritime Tactical Transport (MTT) now available as third general variant of NH90.
  5. Joint Light Helicopter H160M Guépard (Cheetah)

    Like the design availability rate of 95%, the whole Joint Light Helicopter concept, and the cascade of benefits that flow from the ability to consolidate the state helicopter fleet.

    In itself it...
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    Sticky: There was quite a detailed debate over the...

    There was quite a detailed debate over the desirability of a dual-role vessel; one which could deliver naval infantry and/or support two corvettes on an extended overseas mission, or a more capable...
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    Sticky: https://i.imgur.com/3lmo0tr.png Would jump...

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    Would jump at 2 suitable ETVs or a Hydrographic Vessel, if urgently required, on this basis.

    Believe situation regarding vessel under direct discussion is more...
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    Sticky: .. or it could be exactly the right place....

    .. or it could be exactly the right place. Actively neutral states often seek added complexity to deter and dissuade potential agresors by eroding the predictability of consequences.

    In any case;...
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    Apertures are for deployment of sensor/ROV umbilicals through stern. Equipment, containerised or not, is delivered to vehicle...
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    On the topic of the EPV/Mini JSS, and the utility of a...
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    Sticky: Necrosis in our state organs is, sadly, nothing...

    Necrosis in our state organs is, sadly, nothing new. Much of it derives form the fundamentally conservative nature of the surviving members of our revolutionary generation and a strong bias among our...
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    Sticky: https://i.imgur.com/j2OmpHL.png .. a stern...

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    .. a stern that looks, effectively, something like this...


    ISO Containerised Mission Equipment Access through to vehicle deck
    Integrated Steel Beach...
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    Sticky: From the Original Statement of Requirement (EPV)...

    From the Original Statement of Requirement (EPV) Appendix B Con/195/2006

    "Proposals should include separately the option of a facility for cargo discharge where no port infrastructure exists."
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    Sticky: https://i.imgur.com/ebX4iD7.png A lot of...

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    A lot of thought appears to have gone into the positioning of the full breadth boat-deck.

    Forward and higher than other options previously discussed it is...
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    Sticky: https://i.imgur.com/TFcFR5F.png From the...

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    From the illustrations under discussion, at least, the flight deck appears to be proportioned and marked in a manner familiar to any civilian SAR/offshore contract...
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    Sticky: https://i.imgur.com/yK6XW8s.jpg HNLMS Karel...

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    HNLMS Karel Doorman uses a stern quarter ramp, canted 45° to starboard for heavy vehicle access. It is shown here from astern, in it's folded position, to the right...
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    Sticky: Regarding the RFP, specifically concerning...

    Regarding the RFP, specifically concerning aviation facilities, and taking sage advice where available..






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    Vard 7 313 Multi-Purpose Logistics Vessel
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    Sticky: Thought I was joking, when it occured to me...

    Thought I was joking, when it occured to me first, but there's an excellent and entirely unused ro-ro facility at Dún Laoighaire. Even has a marshalling yard in excess of 1,000 lane-metres. Closer to...
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    Sticky: Had assumed this capability on the basis of...

    Had assumed this capability on the basis of Swedish AW109s deployed on HMDS Absalon for anti-piracy missions off East Africa coast. And yes, blade folding is a manufacturer's option on the 109.
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    Sticky: Ah yeah, it's a whole other thing.. I'm open to...

    Ah yeah, it's a whole other thing.. I'm open to correction, but I believe the Brits have retro-fitted folding rotors on everything from Chinooks to Apaches, at least temporarily.

    US Marines, for...
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    Sticky: Developments in Haulbowline within a compatible...

    Developments in Haulbowline within a compatible timeline?

    Or a temporary/permanant facility at Whitegate?

    Am I correct in my understanding that loading draught may be a constraining factor...
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    Sticky: https://i.imgur.com/Kok18G4.jpg Sweet! ...

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    Sweet!

    Implication that the wheels are turning. Sure Vard would like to maintain involvement in NS acquisition programmes, and vice versa, understand the...
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    How about basing the MCM/UIED capability on the...

    How about basing the MCM/UIED capability on the P50s and P60s?



    Have reproduced the above on >Navy & Naval Reserve >CPV Replacement for continuation of MCM/UIED discussion there.


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    Sticky: Poll: Originally posted on >Navy & Naval Reserve...

    Originally posted on >Navy & Naval Reserve >Emergency towing vessel (Reproduced here for relevance to topic)
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    Where angels fear to tread.. Accepted in...

    Where angels fear to tread..



    Accepted in it's entirety.

    How about basing the MCM/UIED capability on the P50s and P60s?
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