NotW: "Sea-k & Destroy: SBS Gets £8m Anti-pirate Sea Drone"

NZ_Bootneck

War Hero
Surely the STC Branch would be the better suited SF Unit to operate this equipment?
I mean Bootnecks and technology!
Still you wouldn't have to leave your grot with a secure WiFi link and laptop, so the low profile could be maintained with ease. 8)
 

labrum

War Hero
NZ_Bootneck said:
Surely the STC Branch would be the better suited SF Unit to operate this equipment?
I mean Bootnecks and technology!
Still you wouldn't have to leave your grot with a secure WiFi link and laptop, so the low profile could be maintained with ease. 8)

It's the beginning of the end, all those miles and hours in the gym wasted as the grot steadily fills with empty pizza boxes. And then the self discipline will follow as their literally take their eye of the game to watch the franky on the 42" LCD sat in the corner...
 

Seaweed

RIP
Book Reviewer
Let's take this seriously for a moment and discuss how such a craft might be deployed. It will take up a certain amount of space and require a certain amount of maintenance, and as it is unmanned requires brain rather than bravery to use it. I would think Albion, Bulwark or an RFA (Bay or other) would be appropriate host ships and could house the associated personnel where the maintenace could perhaps be doubled up on other ship's duties? The catch seems to be that to make this craft available may require tying down a larger unit as 'mother'.
 

JonnoJonno

Banned
Re: NotW: "Sea-k & Destroy: SBS Gets £8m Anti-pirate Sea Dr

Pity they don't seem to have attached a UAV to it.

In decent weather states it would be most useful to put a UAV up, for close surveillance and BVR weapons delivery.
 

NZ_Bootneck

War Hero
I think this is a fantastic idea, it can't be long before some boffin comes up with the idea of remote controlled soldiers that could, at a push, be commanded by even a schoolboy, who could, with proper guidance and training, not only fight Terrorism and Piracy but even bank robbers and the like on Home soil.
Hold on I'll have a Google.....Wow would you believe it, hot off the press the latest Gen.

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Re: NotW: "Sea-k & Destroy: SBS Gets £8m Anti-pirate Sea Dr

Some "boffin type" told us recently that they were in the process of developing a set of wheels on a motorised frame that attaches to the waist of a soldier and would carry all our extra kit around behind us thus making us much more mobile and able to move about more freely in areas such as the green zone in afghan... I suspect not...!
 

Graf

Lantern Swinger
Seaweed said:
Let's take this seriously for a moment and discuss how such a craft might be deployed. It will take up a certain amount of space and require a certain amount of maintenance, and as it is unmanned requires brain rather than bravery to use it. I would think Albion, Bulwark or an RFA (Bay or other) would be appropriate host ships and could house the associated personnel where the maintenace could perhaps be doubled up on other ship's duties? The catch seems to be that to make this craft available may require tying down a larger unit as 'mother'.

After reading the article and in particular this quote:

"The Marlin could clearly be used ahead of an amphibious assault, steered by controllers through minefields to identify an approach to land while at the same time providing real-time pictures for commanders."

I think that the LPH/LPD's are where the boffins are thinking it should go anyway.
 

Topstop

War Hero
NZ_Bootneck said:
I think this is a fantastic idea, it can't be long before some boffin comes up with the idea of remote controlled soldiers that could, at a push, be commanded by even a schoolboy, who could, with proper guidance and training, not only fight Terrorism and Piracy but even bank robbers and the like on Home soil.
Hold on I'll have a Google.....Wow would you believe it, hot off the press the latest Gen.

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Technology finaly chatching up?
 
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