I noticed looking at the news recently,that one of the aussie ships operating in the gulf is equipped with an RBS70. I heard that Eithne also has such a capability. Whats the story here?
Meanwhile,are the current naval weapons any use against a modern adversary? The newer ships ,while the main armament is a 76mm OTO Breda,secondary armament is just .5 and gpmgs..what was wrong with the 20mm on the eithne and pvs? Considering the places that our ships have visited in the last 5 years,should a heavier secondary not be required with better self defence features such as chaff etc?
Its fine haveing no agressive aircraft in the air corps,they wont be going much further than a UK airshow,but our Naval vessels have been in the eye of the storm,in the pirate infested waters of the south china sea,unstable suez area,Eritrea,Israel..all places where a stray terrorist shot is not unknown..