New Sea Ceptor missiles to be developed for Royal Navy

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  2. Shame that all the ships to put it on, will be gone....
  3. More to the point, does anyone think it will be on time? Four years seems like a very short timeframe for developing a weapon.

    Good job Sea Wolf has been upgraded: HMS Westminster Is Set to Get Major Seawolf Upgrade | Navy & Maritime Security News at DefenceTalk

    Lets hope that future Sea Wolf support and upgrades do not get cancelled on the "jam tommorow" promise. I feel a strange feeling of nostalgia coming on, and comments about the award winning technology put into Sea Wolf upgrades in the last few years.

    Sorry - bad day, feeling a bit low and a bit nostalgic. Didn't the world used to be a simpler and better place...?
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  4. Wordsmith

    Wordsmith LE Book Reviewer

    Costed at £483 million (which seems very cheap for a new missile system) and due into service in 2016. Wonder how much those targets will be missed by.

  5. I am from a time when missile defence meant bolting a Bren gun to the bridge wing and having a Chinese laundryman fire it while the rest of us took cover so I am a bit confused. Why do we need this new, new fangled missile when we've just introduced the old, new fangled Sea Viper?

    Is Sea Viper too big to fit on a frigate? Will the missiles not fit into the T23 VLS silos?
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  6. Bouillabaisse

    Bouillabaisse LE Book Reviewer

    Good questions, well asked. It's not the size of the missile but the radar you use. It wouldn't be possible to fit the T23 with the Samson radar (it's too big) so they're installing a cut down version of it for the T23.

    Interesting that they've just announced this - this has been in the pipeline (an development) for some time, so it's not 4 years to develop.

    Anybody else notice that an area of 500 square miles equals a range of 20-25 miles? Sounds less impressive when you put it that way, but still a significant step up for the T23
  7. What happened to PAAMS?
  8. Bouillabaisse

    Bouillabaisse LE Book Reviewer

    PAAMS = Sea Viper

  9. From what Ive seen - it actually looks quite good (depending on when its delivered and cost overruns, of course). I understand that it has a limited anti surface capability?
  10. PAAMS - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Hopefully it'll work after testing phase.
  11. This is in fact the Navy's sexy new name for the CAMM (Common Anti-air Modular Missile). Which has been under development for years. I would guess the money is for the first production run and integration on the T23s
  12. Where are they going to put it-HMS Collingwood?
  13. You're all missing the point, missile procurement is all about: free holidays, slap up meals and classy escorts. Whether the missiles are needed, or indeed are already in service under another name is a mere triviality.
  14. Bouillabaisse

    Bouillabaisse LE Book Reviewer

    Sea Viper is operational. Daring's off to the Gulf to help protect British interests in a volatile region. Something the Royal Navy has been doing continuously in the region on our behalf since the 1970's
  15. Considering this is the UK, and the typical MOD press releases, shouldn't it be:

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