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HMS Blyth leads NATO exercise in Turkey

#2
MOD said:
The most recent exercise saw Blyth use both her ship's divers and the advanced Seafox mine disposal system to detect drill mines laid in her area of operations. At the same time the task group vessels had to respond to simulated attacks by small boats, fast jets and helicopters.
Minehunting, defence against attacks from aircraft, fending off FIAC attacks - anyone would think that they are training for combat.
 

Bouillabaisse

LE
Book Reviewer
#3
Minehunting, defence against attacks from aircraft, fending off FIAC attacks - anyone would think that they are training for combat.
After several months in the Med they won't need any more drinking or whoring training. It's quite possible that they've peaked too soon on that
 
#4
Defence from aircraft in an MCM is basically pointless. Although on Joint Warrior we WERE the first ones, in company with an Arleigh Burke, and a T23, to spot the Falcon (with mk 1 eyeball) and send it out.

Worrying, really.
 
#5
What? Are you saying a MCM force needs escorting by frigates.destroyers? That nice Mr Page said that all the defence they need is a guy with a chip on the shoulder and a big ego, ready to throw teddies at incoming aircraft or missiles?
 

TheIronDuke

ADC
Book Reviewer
#12
No reason why not, all a phalanx needs is an 8x8' piece of free deck space, a 440v supply and chilled water.

Might be a little top heavy though.

I'm thinking of mounting one on the roof of my house.
Having seen the state of your roof I'd do Proof of Concept with a Sky dish first.

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