Ships & SF Helos to be scrapped in new defence cuts

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by jim30, Sep 7, 2017.

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  1. Latest from todays times (behind paywall) is 2 MCMV to go several years earlier than planned, entire Lynx SF force to go, exercises in Kenya and Canada to be reduced and other cuts likely. This is probably just the beginning...
     
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  2. When will it end....
     
  3. *Heli
     
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  4. I thought that the Lynx AH9 fleet was due to go fairly soon anyway? The biggest hit for the Army is the reduction of OTXs...
     
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  5. ....in a crusher I'm guessing!
     
  6. Planned for 2019 iirc. So maybe a year early.
     
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  7. Auld-Yin

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    That is going to help recruitment! :rolleyes:
     
  8. Hasn't stopped Frank...
     
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  9. That certainly rings a bell...
     
  10. It's not meant to... ;)
     
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  11. Another erosion of capability without a longer term solution being in place!

    I'm not sure what the loss of the Lynx will do to the JSFAW element, certainly it had unique capabilities that aren't there in another rotary platform; armament wise I can see the closer integration of AH64 assets, but the cost will be greater (not that this seems to feature in some decisions - losing a 50p a day option to be replaced by a £10 a week option, coz after all if you're paying per day it has to be more expensive right!).
     
  12. We have a navy to re-equip you know.
     
  13. Replaced by Wildcat.
     
  14. "...new defence cuts". Efficiency savings surely?
     
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  15. Will Arrse go off line more?
     
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