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Offline Grey Havoc

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Re: Rearming the UK: What equipment? and how much?
« Reply #30 on: March 16, 2015, 03:42:12 am »
Slightly OT for the moment:


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/matt/
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Re: Rearming the UK: What equipment? and how much?
« Reply #31 on: March 16, 2015, 01:11:14 pm »
What are the threats? In no particular order:

1. A resurgent Russian bear  -->  Trident replacement. Mass-produce drones to **** them off every time they try to get some sleep or find a real target.

2. Cyber attack  -->  Recruit the Free and Open Source Software geeks who create and maintain the modern Internet. Offer them free beer and a chance to share last year's code with the enemy.

3. Overseas counter-terrorism and aid  -->  Drones for every role, transport helicopters and medium-sized assault ships with ski-jump bows (nice for the supersonic drones but see also 4.).

4. Renewed attack on the Falklands, Gibraltar, etc.  -->  Cheap, subsonic STOVL jets (Harrier III - but make it maintainable this time!) able to operate from the assault ships.

5. S*** rations --> 3-D printed pizzas. In fact 3-D printed everything so if your boots get hidden in that giant warehouse next door, you can darn well print your own. Just don't use the same printer for pizzas afterwards.
« Last Edit: March 16, 2015, 01:14:31 pm by steelpillow »
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Re: Rearming the UK: What equipment? and how much?
« Reply #32 on: April 23, 2016, 08:29:15 am »
Looks like the GIUK gap is in dire need of plugging: https://blog.usni.org/2016/04/20/once-more-unto-the-gap
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Re: Rearming the UK: What equipment? and how much?
« Reply #37 on: August 27, 2016, 05:03:46 pm »
Loosing repair ship,truly death by 1000 cots for the RN!

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Re: Rearming the UK: What equipment? and how much?
« Reply #44 on: November 21, 2016, 04:18:49 am »
Makes you wonder how long it is before we can no longer meet our NATO commitments.
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