Non Combat operations

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by Retd_crab, Jan 17, 2012.

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  1. I have noticed that we seem to be deploying a lot of non combat vessels in lieu of warships.

    Ministry of Defence | Defence News | Military Operations | Navy captures 13 Somali pirates

    How long before the MPGS take over from the Loamshires? Is this defence on the cheap? A few gun boats (think MTB/MGB would surely be better). The Australians have a nice boat on TVs Sea Patrol, cheaper than a destroyer and more suitable than an RFA surely.

    Happy to mount a 12 bore on my Freeman 22 and call myself a ship of the line, a .22 on my Beemer and call myself a armed car. Trade in a couple of Typhoons for a few hundred Prop jobs.

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  2. Open the sun roof on the beemer and I'll be on top cover!
  3. Ok this is good. Now we have a crew.

  4. Still better than the current Italian armour:

  5. It really is quite pathetic, but we need to do something and we're strapped for cash. It's a lot smarter than investing billions in warships, only to bankrupt the country and end up unable to pay for them.