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Mikey wrote:From Street to Fleet:http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/766183/Royal-Navy-plug-staff-shortage-urgent-plea-ex-sailors
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Bledlow wrote:Mikey wrote:From Street to Fleet:http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/766183/Royal-Navy-plug-staff-shortage-urgent-plea-ex-sailorsWasn't it a great idea to sack all those skilled, experienced sailors & shore staff? It was just what was needed to encourage recruitment & retention. Overwork all round, too much time deployed (do not expect to see your family this year - & maybe not next year), fear of being the next one for the chop. Exactly what's needed to encourage new recruits, & keep those still serving to stay on!Isn't it amazing that the result of the lay-offs has been exactly what was predicted?
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Bledlow wrote:Yes, but it's not always taken into account here. E.g. there are debates where shortages of naval personnel & recruitment difficulties are mentioned as if they're laws of nature which have to be accepted, instead of being things for which at least part of the cause is directly due to specific government actions, & thus subject to change.
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A Royal Navy Lynx Mk 8 helicopter recently performed air carriage and jettison trials of the MBDA-made Sea Venom/ANL anti-ship missile.
According to the missile manufacturer, the trials proved that the missile can be integrated onto the Lynx and Super Lynx helicopters.
Sea Venom/ANL has been developed to deliver an enhanced capability to replace existing and legacy systems such as the UK-developed Sea Skua and the French-developed AS15TT anti-ship missiles.
Working together through the Defence Growth Partnership (DGP) initiative, the trials were conducted by MBDA, the UK Defence Solutions Centre (DSC), the Royal Navy and QinetiQ.
The trials were undertaken in March at the Larkhill Range at Boscombe Down, and saw a Royal Navy Lynx Mk8 successfully conduct a series of air carriage trials prior to jettisoning two Sea Venom missiles fitted with telemetry kits.
The 100 kg-class Sea Venom missile is one of the products of France and the United Kingdom’s collaboration on missile technologies. In UK service the missile is planned to be used from the AW159 Wildcat helicopter, while in France the DGA (Direction générale de l’armement – the French defence procurement agency) is currently conducting the development flight campaign for the missile on a Panther test bed helicopter.
Sea Venom is a primarily anti-ship missile designed to destroy vessels ranging from FIAC (Fast Inshore Attack Craft), through medium sized FAC (Fast Attack Craft) up to large vessels such as Corvettes from safe stand-off ranges.
According to MBDA, this missile also has a surface attack capability against coastal and land targets. Unlike legacy semi-active radar guided missiles, Sea Venom uses an imaging infrared seeker that offers ‘fire-and-forget’ capabilities in even the most complex littoral environments.
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shaun wrote:I can't remember where I read it - or if, indeed, I even did - and am making it up, but is there any info on quad-packing Sea Venom into Mk41?
Would be a handy capability for deploying ships into the littorals.
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