Where the Brits went wrong was not in the warships and technology they had but they failed to evaluate what the Argies had and that almost cost them the war. If the UK had gone to war with a country with a little more fire power the outcome would have been totally different.British Type 45 destroyer is the outcome of lessons drawn from the costly Falklands War as well as operations in the Middle East. It is equipped with a sophisticated and well-positioned AESA radar system, fused with other types of sensor systems, to illuminate a wide range of threats from a distance and produce Fire Solution for many in one go, and scores of Aster series AAW munitions in the present. Type 45 hull design is also a leap from cramped hull designs of earlier generation destroyers which hindered munition deployment and storage among others.
Type 45 destroyer at a glance
Type 42 destroyer at a glance - the class which was involved in the Falklands war
The British Carrier Battle Group being put together is incredibly advanced and sophisticated with 5th generation combat aircraft in the mix. With exception of USA, other countries are over a decade behind in this matter as a whole.
Interesting how our Australian cousins have joined us in this endeavour. Hopefully they will be using our frigates in future when they are built and operational. Win-win CooperationAustralia, UK sign frigate agreement
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Australia and the United Kingdom have signed an agreement to collaborate on BAE Systems’ AUD35 billion (USD25 billion) programme to build nine Hunter-class frigates for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN).
The frigates, the first of which is scheduled to enter service in the late 2020s, are based on the Type 26-class frigate that BAE Systems is building for the UK Royal Navy.
The Australian Department of Defence (DoD) said that the new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), which was announced on 20 October, is positioned to support both countries and both projects. The MOU reinforces Australia and the UK’s “commitment to working together on delivering these important high-profile national programmes and maximising mutual opportunities”, it said.
The DoD added that the agreement is focused on supporting exchanges of information and efforts to engage industry in both countries, including providing opportunities to access each other’s supply chains.
“A key aspect of the MOU is a pledge for information exchange to ensure shipbuilding best practice is shared and both frigate programmes deliver world-beating maritime capabilities to the Royal Navy and Royal Australian Navy,” said the DoD,
The DoD added that the agreement also sets out a framework to “enable both nations to utilise the Type 26 and Hunter programmes to create jobs and contribute to the growth of the UK and Australian economies”. A focus of the accord was supporting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in both countries, it said.
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Man, tempest will be a game changer. I really hope our government really goes ahead with it until serial production. Since our defence giants are definitely capable of producing the most advanced fighter jets the world has to offer (maybe barring the US ). CANT WAIT TO SEE THAT BABY IN THE AIR.
The Royal Navy was evaluating a version of the V-22 Osprey for AWACS duties some years ago, still might happen. Designation from mfr. was EV-22. Very appropo, since radar and sensor pkgs. have gotten quite compact these days.There is even the possibility that the carriers may be reconfigured for EMALs when they get a mid-life upgrade and so we could even see Tempest and fully fledged AWACs flying off these ships in the 2040s.
Churchill hated Indians and Pakistanis with a vengeance, he was a full-on racist. This is well documented.
u aint right in the head real talk aint nothin right about thatHe kiled [starved] couple of million Indians. Big help to Pakistan.