Type 45 news

#2
Well that's my attempt to get people to post here's the key points from Janes. I access it via Armynet. Don't know how you lot can do it over on this side.


On a positive note, the NAO reported that Daring will, after all, be able to operate an organic Merlin medium helicopter (anti-submarine warfare or utility variant) at ISD.

An ability to operate Merlin as well as the Lynx Mk8 light attack helicopter is a key user requirement, but technical issues had suggested that only the smaller aircraft would be cleared for operations at ISD. However, MoD officials have now agreed to conduct first-of-class flying trials with Merlin.
Nuts
 

jrwlynch

Lantern Swinger
#3
I'd put it in the "unconfirmed" bucket for the moment. Some of it fits rumours I've heard, other parts are news to me and affect important deadlines (so I'd naively expect to hear about them before they appear in Jane's).

When Jane's are good they can be very good, but there are times they're quietly and thoroughly just wrong...
 
#7
nuts_mcauliff said:
Well that's my attempt to get people to post here's the key points from Janes. I access it via Armynet. Don't know how you lot can do it over on this side.
When will the RN get something similar - Armynet as far as I've seen is miles ahead of anything the RN has. I understand they'll be able to access JPA on it to, so great for the TA.
 
#8
Passed-over_Loggie said:
Am I missing something simple? BAES will surely be better off if the Treasury can cover 8 and not just 6. Of course, should it become 4, everybody is a loser.

They and teh Government have been trying to interest the Saudis in buying some…

It's widely believed that as a sweetener the Gov has offered the Saudis hulls 5 & 6 off the stocks to speed up delivery.

BAE wins, they get to build them anyway…

Saudis win, they get two new AAW destroyers in double quick time…

Government wins, they can push back the order for the RN's hull 5 & 6 (aka 7 & 8), to the next parliament…

RN gets screwed…