The future of boarding ops?

A2_Matelot

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Just out of interest does the Royal Navy (or any other navy) have the right to board a ship in international waters in peacetime?
All depends, if responding to UN sanctions or any legally defined missions related to Piracy, smuggling. Counterterrorism they can under the umbrella of those laws.

You can't just go alongside any old ship that takes your fancy and go for a rummage (VBSS).

@alfred_the_great will know this chapter and verse.
 
Bit like an infantryman on the ground, maybe a bit faster on the sprint (80 knots) over water or land/minefields & a little more agile in 3 dimensions, but yep, not much use s'pose.
Infantrymen are usually quite good at digging themselves into the mud using their elbows when the shit is flying about. They're not really expected to board enemy tanks either.
 
Any state can board a vessel on the high seas under UNCLOS article 110 - if there is reasonable grounds to suspect it is stateless, engaged in illegal broadcasting, or piracy, or slavery, or flying a flag believed to incorrect.

There may also be powers to board under UNCLOS art 108 for the suppression of narcotics or psychotropic material.
 
Any state can board a vessel on the high seas under UNCLOS article 110 - if there is reasonable grounds to suspect it is stateless, engaged in illegal broadcasting, or piracy, or slavery, or flying a flag believed to incorrect.

There may also be powers to board under UNCLOS art 108 for the suppression of narcotics or psychotropic material.
Exactly what I was going to say.
 
Must admit, I was pretty sceptical of the military application of the jetpack, but having watched this clip of 3 guys shifting between RIBs and P2000 patrol craft, throw an armed drone into the mix, just maybe.

"Over to our armchair defence consultants and Trace off Facebook for an in-depth analysis...."

that is so 60’s

 

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