If Labour get in they will massively expand the newly named Peoples Loyalty Army, they will have to, in order to patrol the ports and beaches to stop people leaving the country. They will also create a new Commissars Unit to help commanders and troops to think correctly.U
In addition, if in the next general election the Marxist-Leninist party (currently masquerading as Labour) gets voted in, then I can see massive cuts in defence spending occuring.
Harsh but fair!Agreed.
Unfortunately, as the current political situation in the UK plays out, it'll all boil down to what is affordable under a shrinking budget.
In addition, if in the next general election the Marxist-Leninist party (currently masquerading as Labour) gets voted in, then I can see massive politically orientated cuts in defence spending occuring.
There hasn't been a war of national survival driving them has there!Back to amphibious capabilities - how many years has it taken Australia to get to this point?
On a related note, is the new NATO amphibious force going to be UK led on a permanent basis?
So much for the future being land locked. Does anyone have any first hand knowledge of the amphibious activities in Sierra Leone, such as Operation Silkman or the 2006 Vela deployment?
Wasn't that simply a demonstration of capability of embarking a Challenger on to a utility landing craft and dropping it off again three miles down the coast? Followed I believe by a family fun day.The first embarkation of a Main Battle Tank in eight years.
Communicate with is one thing. Control is another - and is normally done by carriers of Type 45 destroyers. It is using your radar (997 fitted during Albion's refit I presume?) to maintain a picture of what is going on in the air, and then directing friendly fighters against hostile aircraft.I'd have thought most ships would be able to communicate with friendly aircraft. Surely thats nothing new?
Where does it say the LPD is conducting fighter control?...directing friendly fighters against hostile aircraft...
Why?...In constricted waters, It makes sense for the high value unit to control the jets herself.
Good, mistakes and failure are the best teachersWasn't that simply a demonstration of capability of embarking a Challenger on to a utility landing craft and dropping it off again three miles down the coast? Followed I believe by a family fun day.
Oh and the Marines lost
Navy sends in Marines and tanks to liberate invaded island
The page from the RN site said Albion had controlled fighters. There were no AEW aircraft (as far as I though) or suitable destroyers there, and the LPD does have the advantage of antenna height. With radar 997 fitted throughout the fleet, including the QEC, this is potentially very significant.Where does it say the LPD is conducting fighter control?
It should be the most capable asset, whether that be a ship, land-based radar or AEW asset. If that happens to be an LPD, fine. However, I struggle to see why it would be in Albion’s case.
It would be interesting to know if it was a control service being provided or if it was just procedural support; there’s a difference.The page from the RN site said Albion had controlled fighters...
I think NATO AWACS were playing....There were no AEW aircraft...
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