Telegraph: "Britain 'Woefully Unprepared' For Arctic Warfare"

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  1. I'll let you into a secret, it's not just the Arctic we're unprepared for!
     
  2. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    Rather than simply posting the link, what are your opinions on the matter, Sol?
     
  3. Levers_Aligned

    Levers_Aligned War Hero Moderator

    This, despite HMS Dauntless having completed her cold and hot weather trials relatively successfully?

    I do wish journalists would buck the **** up.

    levers
     
  4. Except the cold weather trial press release from the MoD says Dauntless only went for -10C and couldn't even find anywhere with a temperature that low. Given Arctic temperatures can fall significantly below that point (even Britain can fall below that point...) I'd say there was a gulf between what the paper is saying is needed and what the Type 45s are proven to be capable of.
     
  5. witsend

    witsend War Hero Book Reviewer

    Are you just upping your post count without an opinion?
     
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  6. Magda

    Magda War Hero Book Reviewer

    Seems the MOD is leakier than a sieve at the moment.

    I hadn't considered the Arctic region seriously as a potentially contentious area, but it makes sense, what with the apparent wealth of resources to be tapped into at some point. Interesting. Ye learn summat new ev'ry day.
     
  7. It's the latest white elephant, along with the NW Passage. The likelihood we'll be operating up there is limited, s'fast our traditional Norway adventures.
     

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