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    Sticky: Don't they use the same Chess Dynamics Sea Eagle...

    Don't they use the same Chess Dynamics Sea Eagle FCEO that is installed on the P60's?
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    Sticky: She is also fitted with a Terma Scanter 4100 air...

    She is also fitted with a Terma Scanter 4100 air search radar and a BAe CMS-1 combat management system.
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    Thankfully Elbonia is not Russia and that the...

    Thankfully Elbonia is not Russia and that the incidents of subs causing the loss of fishing vessels is not so common as it once was. It was just to see what the options could be. If there is a...
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    Great work by the Navy pity the press are not so...

    Great work by the Navy pity the press are not so great.
    Everyone has done a copy and paste of the Indy report and all without knowing the difference between a comma and full stop with regard to...
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    That still does not answer the question, "how do...

    That still does not answer the question, "how do you fire a warning shot to a sub, that will force them to surface and stop"?

    An acoustic library is one of the most prized secrets that a navy can...
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    Sticky: As it is HADR mission it should be covered by...

    As it is HADR mission it should be covered by the Defence Amendment Act 2006

    http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2006/act/20/section/3/enacted/en/html#sec3

    Therefore it should only require the...
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    The BI is reporting that the initial fire may...

    The BI is reporting that the initial fire may have been started by our old friend welding!

    Lebanese officials said the explosion on Tuesday evening at a warehouse in the city's port followed a...
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    Sticky: The blog that you linked earlier referred to RFA...

    The blog that you linked earlier referred to RFA Argus not just HMS Enterprise.

    I agree the container port does not seem to be damaged but right next to it is a passenger ferry on her side. So I...
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    So the Elbonian sub knows that they have been...

    So the Elbonian sub knows that they have been detected by active sonar, so how do they know that they are requested to surface?
    They might say "OK, the Irish know we are here but we continue to do...
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    Sticky: The current situation is a good case to examine...

    The current situation is a good case to examine and first would be to look at the situation described for RFA Argus. It is pre-positioned and has ample warning to be close to where it may be needed....
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    AFAIK the sonar "ping" of WW2 movies is something...

    AFAIK the sonar "ping" of WW2 movies is something only to be used in Hollywood. Most modern active sonars operate more like radar and at a frequency that humans cannot hear. There would have to be...
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    No beaches - then use the slipways

    No beaches - then use the slipways
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    The question of how to fire a warning shot to a...

    The question of how to fire a warning shot to a sub is an interesting one. There is depth charges but in the end I did not add them as they would endanger the VDS & TAS that would most likely still...
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    Why go by road when you can go by water?...

    Why go by road when you can go by water?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCOwMmkP-94

    If you need something smaller then
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mr_pCrhTkk
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    A bit more on where and why the ammonium nitrate...

    A bit more on where and why the ammonium nitrate was stored.
    https://edition.cnn.com/2020/08/05/europe/lebanon-russian-ship-blast-intl/index.html
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    When I was doing this I always kept in-mind that...

    When I was doing this I always kept in-mind that it is a modification to a vessel that is already built, if it was in the design stage a few things would be different. With that the limitation I have...
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    As I had a bit of time on my hands I had a go at...

    As I had a bit of time on my hands I had a go at incorporating as much of the recent discussions into my P60 Ultimate Refit.
    It is just a bit of fun, outfit is only a suggestion.

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    If you...
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    Any idea of the size?

    The USAF tried something similar in the 1960's for NORAD with their "Texas Towers", manned platforms, but based upon an oil platform design.
    Perhaps we can install a radar...
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    You can really see just how lucky the Bangladeshi...

    You can really see just how lucky the Bangladeshi navy ship was to be behind the silo.
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    Given that a lot of our energy production will in...

    Given that a lot of our energy production will in the coming years be offshore it is a pity that the old facilities have gone. Even just the fabrication of the towers would be a decent amount of work.
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    Just to give an impression what is possible, here...

    Just to give an impression what is possible, here is a view of the aft deck of the Swedish Goteborg class corvettes. They are half the size of the Peacock with a beam of just 8m. Yet they manage to...
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    IMHO the people of Lebanon have good reason to be...

    IMHO the people of Lebanon have good reason to be angry with their politicians.
    This material was impounded in 2013. It was not some importer who was storing the ammonium nitrate but the...
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    For "Generals"; read TV pundit. There were a few...

    For "Generals"; read TV pundit.
    There were a few on cable news who were claiming based upon their experience it was not Ammo Nitrate!
    Their whole argument was that the mushroom cloud should have...
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    The maximum is 50,000kg

    The maximum is 50,000kg
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    They are extremely lucky that they were moored...

    They are extremely lucky that they were moored where they are, it looks like the grain silos have acted like a giant blast deflector. Their location was well within the radius at which the blast...
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