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.
“um adolescente poderá lançar um drone em seu smartphone para afundar uma dessas plataformas de bilhões de dólares”
O problema é que alguns desses meios estão inop.
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...
Citação de: LM em Janeiro 22, 2020, 04:13:34 pmE "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.
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”.
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.