HMS Blyth leads NATO exercise in Turkey

#1
Ministry of Defence said:
Sandown Class mine countermeasures vessel HMS Blyth recently took part in a NATO exercise in the Bay of Izmir in Turkey, successfully locating dummy mines while coming under simulated attack.

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#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

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#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?
 
#6
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.


Think of the medals you'll win in your heroic, but futile, last stand.
 
#7
That nice Mr Page said that all the defence they need is a guy with a chip on the shoulder and a big ego
The Hundred Year Experiment isn't coming to an end any time soon, then?
 
#10
Isn't it C-RAM if it's on your roof, or is that something different?
 

Grumblegrunt

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#11

TheIronDuke

ADC
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#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.

Ravers is a ******* frog.jpg
 

Ravers

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FORMER_FYRDMAN

LE
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#16
HMS Blyth leads NATO exercise in Turkey. ​No wonder the cnuts keep running aground.
 
#18
Fit CIWS and you need someone fully qualified to. 'Fight' the mount, then a raft of WE maintainers to keep the thing going. We don't have a) the physical space on board and b) the training capacity to get a Guns qualified to be able to use the thing as you can't expect the CO to do it all


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