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Re: Royal Navy
« Responder #480 em: Dezembro 10, 2019, 11:18:04 am »
https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/why-are-the-queen-elizabeth-class-carriers-so-big/?no_cache=1&fbclid=IwAR0lontK8obRXKzy5uGc8cR974GeN_LD5wcn-cd_L-eQtkjxPSib8XOtavI

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The Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers are the largest surface warships ever constructed for the Royal Navy and represent a significant increase in capability.

The vessels will be utilised by all three branches of the UK Armed Forces and will provide eight acres of sovereign territory. Both ships will be versatile enough to be used for operations ranging from high intensity conflict to providing humanitarian aid and disaster relief. The class have increased survivability as a result of the separation and distribution of power generation machinery throughout each ship.



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"Nunca, no campo dos conflitos humanos, tantos deveram tanto a tão poucos." W.Churchil

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Re: Royal Navy
« Responder #481 em: Dezembro 15, 2019, 09:06:50 pm »
Royal Marines Paras? British military considers controversial merger of 2 elite units



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The British Ministry of Defence (MoD) is toying with the controversial idea of merging the elite Parachute Regiment and Royal Marines.

This isn’t the first time that a merger between the two elite units has been voiced by senior officials inside the British Ministry of Defence (MoD). Last year, similar reports had been leaked to the media.

The two units have fought alongside one another with few hiccups in the past. During the Falklands War in 1982, Royal Marines and Paras led the way to the recapture of the Islands from the Argentines.

The 16 Air Assault Brigade is Britain’s airmobile rapid deployment force. Among other units, it includes the famous Gurkhas, Parachute Regiment and Pathfinders — a small unit similar to the secretive Ranger Reconnaissance Company (RRC) of the 75th Ranger Regiment. It also contributes one battalion (1 PARA) to the Special Forces Support Group (SFSG) — the Royal Marines also contribute one company to the SFSG.

The 3 Commando Brigade is Britain’s premier amphibious force. Among other units, it’s comprised of two regular Commandos (42 Commando and 45 Commando) and one Maritime Operations Commando (40 Commando). Commandos are battalion-sized units.

It’s worth noting that although the Royal Marines are part of the Royal Navy, they also have some Army representation. There are two Army regiments assigned to 3 Commando Brigade (24 Commando Regiment, Royal Engineers and 29 Commando Regiment, Royal Artillery), that provide direct and indirect support. British Soldiers who wish to join 3 Commando Brigade have to complete a shortened version, the All Arms Commando Course, than the one that their Royal Marines brethren have to go through; shortened, however, doesn’t mean easier. They undergo the same gruelling events, but not the basic soldiering stuff that Royal Marines recruits learn.

A potential merger, however, will not see both units intact. In fact, the proposals argue for an Army Commando unit, but of reduced in size. If the proposals were motivated by a desire to create a more lethal and effective unit, then they could have been properly entertained and scrutinized by the parties concerned. But when the incentive behind the proposals is to save money in the defense budget, then one understands the skepticism that senior MoD officials and military officers voice about the proposed scheme.

A Special Operations unit at heart, the Royal Marines have been bogged down to conventional tasks in the most recent conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Then again, it’s a pre-election period in the U.K., and such proposals are bound to emerge as the Conservative and Labour parties vie for votes. How realistic the proposal is will be determined in the near future.

http://www.thefifthcolumn.xyz/Forum/viewthread.php?tid=161&page=7

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Re: Royal Navy
« Responder #482 em: Dezembro 17, 2019, 08:18:51 pm »

F-35 Lightning taking off from HMS Queen Elizabeth in Portsmouth Harbour UK
 

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Re: Royal Navy
« Responder #483 em: Dezembro 19, 2019, 01:22:46 pm »

Royal Marines and Army Commandos | Modern Warfare in the USA
 

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Re: Royal Navy
« Responder #485 em: Janeiro 22, 2020, 09:50:25 am »
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"[Os portugueses são]um povo tão dócil e tão bem amestrado que até merecia estar no Jardim Zoológico"
-Dom Januário Torgal Ferreira, Bispo das Forças Armadas
 

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Re: Royal Navy
« Responder #486 em: Janeiro 22, 2020, 12:47:52 pm »
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“um adolescente poderá lançar um drone em seu smartphone para afundar uma dessas plataformas de bilhões de dólares”

 :mrgreen: Drones com ogivas nucleares hãn?  :mrgreen:

E a primeira coisa que pensei quando li o título, foi que os brasileiros já se iam meter ao barulho para comprar um dos navios. E vou a ler os comentários, confere.  :mrgreen:

E inteligência artificial e afins... até o AI estar realmente operacional, com plena confiança para, por exemplo, pilotar caças, conduzir tanques, tripular navios e submarinos, por si mesmos, chega o fim de vida dos ditos porta-aviões e já vamos em caças de 7ª geração.
E drones, onde é que os drones substituem o poder expedicionário que um PA confere? Quanto muito podem desenvolver um drone naval para complementar o dispendioso F-35B.

Falta de navios de escolta de superfície, parece-me que não estarão assim tão mal. 6 Type 45, 8 Type 26 e pelo menos 5 Type 31. Terão aliás uma relação escoltas/porta-aviões idêntica à dos franceses.
 

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Re: Royal Navy
« Responder #487 em: Janeiro 22, 2020, 04:08:07 pm »
O problema é que alguns desses meios estão inop.
7. Todos os animais são iguais mas alguns são mais iguais que os outros.

 

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Re: Royal Navy
« Responder #488 em: Janeiro 22, 2020, 04:13:34 pm »
E "eles" só considerarem como de 1ª linha as 6 Type 45 e as 8 Type 26... tenho impressão que as Type 31 são vistas como 2ª linha - mas em tempo de guerra...
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Re: Royal Navy
« Responder #489 em: Janeiro 22, 2020, 06:17:42 pm »
O problema é que alguns desses meios estão inop.

Só se forem as Type 45, porque as outras duas classes ainda são projectos que começaram agora a construção ou vão começar nos próximos 2 anos.

E "eles" só considerarem como de 1ª linha as 6 Type 45 e as 8 Type 26... tenho impressão que as Type 31 são vistas como 2ª linha - mas em tempo de guerra...

Isso é um bocado questionável. Os navios terão bons sensores, e armamento decente para todas as vertentes do combate. E são navios de dimensões consideráveis com uma boa margem para melhoramentos. No fim de contas, em caso de guerra, ter mais 1 navio de guerra a escoltar o porta-aviões é melhor do que não ter.

PS: caso se concretize esta configuração, não me parece que esteja muito mau para navios de segunda-linha.
 

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Re: Royal Navy
« Responder #490 em: Fevereiro 12, 2020, 07:54:48 am »
UK completes Merlin HC3/3A helo upgrades
Gareth Jennings, London - Jane's Navy International


The first of 25 upgraded Merlin HC4/4A helicopters for the Commando Helicopter Force making its maiden flight in late October 2016. With all 18 HC3/3A helicopters having gone through the process, seven interim maritime iHC3-standard platforms will now be upgraded through to the end of the year for a final fleet of 25 HC4/4A helicopters. Source: Royal Navy

The UK has upgraded the last of its AgustaWestland Merlin HC3/3A transport and assault helicopters for littoral use by the Royal Navy (RN) and Royal Marines (RM).
The commanding officer of 845 Naval Air Squadron (NAS), RN Commander Bob Bond, tweeted on 11 February that the final HC3A helicopter had departed Leonardo Helicopters' facility in Yeovilton, southern England, bringing to an end the mid-life sustainment effort that began in 2016.

As noted by the commander, "a small number" of interim maritime iHC3-standard platforms remain to go through the upgrade process before all 25 helicopters are at the final Commando Merlin HC4/4A standard.

The Merlins were transferred from the Royal Air Force (RAF) to the RN Commando Helicopter Force (CHF) in July 2015, being delivered in a baseline HC3/3A 'land' configuration. Seven of these were then modified to the interim iHC3 configuration to bridge an operational capability gap between the retirement of the Westland Commando HC4s on 31 March 2016 and the introduction into service of the Merlin HC4/4A in September 2017.

This iHC3 configuration included equipping the helicopters with a folding main rotor head (no tail fold); a fast rope point; modified undercarriage for deck operations; and new deck mooring points. The seven iHC3 helicopters were delivered to the CHF's 846 NAS and 845 NAS at Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton in time for the retirement date of the Commando.

The HC4/4A conversion programme built on the iHC3 configuration with a tail fold assembly, a life sustainment package to solve HC3/3A obsolescence issues, and an avionics upgrade to include a 'glass cockpit' common to the RN's Merlin HM2 and similar to the Lynx Wildcat.

https://www.janes.com/article/94226/uk-completes-merlin-hc3-3a-helo-upgrades

Não me admirava que o tempo que está a demorar para termos os nossos Lynx modificados operacionais, estivesse relacionado com os upgrades deste lote de 25 merlin em Yeovil ???

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Re: Royal Navy
« Responder #491 em: Fevereiro 14, 2020, 09:12:25 pm »
 

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Re: Royal Navy
« Responder #492 em: Março 04, 2020, 05:23:01 pm »
E "eles" só considerarem como de 1ª linha as 6 Type 45 e as 8 Type 26... tenho impressão que as Type 31 são vistas como 2ª linha - mas em tempo de guerra...

Isso é um bocado questionável. Os navios terão bons sensores, e armamento decente para todas as vertentes do combate. E são navios de dimensões consideráveis com uma boa margem para melhoramentos. No fim de contas, em caso de guerra, ter mais 1 navio de guerra a escoltar o porta-aviões é melhor do que não ter.

PS: caso se concretize esta configuração, não me parece que esteja muito mau para navios de segunda-linha.

Mas parece que "eles" querem poupar e/ou arranjar um "ovo de Colombo":

Type 31 Frigate ‘may or may not’ be fitted with anti-ship missiles

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The Type 31 Frigate fit out could potentially include an anti-ship missile system, is one really required though?

Kevan Jones, MP for Durham, asked via a written Parliamentary question:

“To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Type 31 will possess an anti-ship-missile capability.”

Jeremy Quin, Minister of State for the Ministry of Defence, replied:

“Flexible by design, the Type 31 frigates will be adaptable to a range of capabilities, which may include an anti-ship missile system.”

The British government released a Request for information detailing the desired characteristics of the Type 31e, this included a Medium Calibre Gun ≥ 57mm, a point defence anti-air missile system and the optional ability to launch and recover unmanned aerial vehicles. Notably the RFI does not include anti-ship missile systems.

Will this be a problem? Probably not, the ships aren’t likely to be tasked to do anything that requires them.

While this is primarily a result of funding, it’s hard to see a requirement for this given what the vessel Weill be tasked to do.

Type 26 will cover the high end tasks and Type 31 will generally cover low end constabulary work.

During a 2016 Defence Select Committee hearing, First Sea Lord Admiral Sir Philip Jones described the vessel that would become Type 31e as “to be a much less high-end ship. It is still a complex warship, and it is still able to protect and defend and to exert influence around the world, but it is deliberately shaped with lessons from wider industry and off-the-shelf technology to make it more appealing to operate at a slightly lower end of Royal Navy operations”.



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IHS Janes described it as a “credible frigate” that will cover “maritime security, maritime counter-terrorism and counter-piracy operations, escort duties, and naval fire support sitting between the high-end capability delivered by the Type 26 and Type 45, and the constabulary-oriented outputs to be delivered by the five planned River-class Batch 2 OPVs”.

So there we have it, they could be fitted but they probably aren’t needed.
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Re: Royal Navy
« Responder #493 em: Março 11, 2020, 09:48:27 pm »
 

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Re: Royal Navy
« Responder #494 em: Abril 11, 2020, 04:37:33 pm »