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Old 04-23-2010, 10:05 PM   #51

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Default Re: UK: General Election 2010

Originally Posted by [R-MOD]Mongolian_dude View Post
I've always wondered why the MoD doesn't employ Miniature Carries, as opposed Super Carriers. Considering our naval air arm will be entirely VTOL, has the need for runways has not essentially disappeared? With that said, could we not deploy multiple smaller carriers, capable of carrying 5-10 aircraft and their associated logistics? That way, we have the option of deploying our naval airpower more flexibly. Also, it allows us the choice to deploy and spend less on aircraft and their carriers, and develop some form of Super-Frigate for an almost-impenetrable air defence, that could tackle these nasty little Chinese missiles Bob speaks of

This way, the MoD isn't putting all our eggs in one basket.

The runway will be land based for bombers and maybe in the future we will se sea based super carriers with bombers taking off. The future isn't in the sea it is in space! The final frontier has yet to be discovered and people are eager to do so.

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Old 04-23-2010, 10:21 PM   #52

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Default Re: Debate on the Future of the Royal Navy

just a small question on a really interesting topic, if we didn't have carriers and amphib ships ie "capital" ships in the modern term usage, how do you guys see the uk retaining/providing a force projection capability for future conflicts?

i can see bobs point about not keeping all our eggs in one basket so to speak, but can we effectively project force without them?


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Old 04-23-2010, 10:51 PM   #53

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Default Re: Debate on the Future of the Royal Navy

Each Carrier Air Wing includes at least a squadron of ASW Helos.
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Old 04-24-2010, 02:19 AM   #54
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The USN also has the SOSUS and IUSS networks, and the ability to deploy such sonar networks in-theatre, don't forget. Not much good for providing a firing solution, but very helpful in alerting carrier groups to the presence of hostile submarines within a general area.

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Old 04-25-2010, 08:14 PM   #55
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Or good for alerting maritime patrol aircraft like the P-3.
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