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Old April 18th, 2017   #2191
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Ha, boy could you start rumors from that ...... A CEA Radar equipped evolved F105 with the AEGIS combat system as the next FFG

............... I am kidding
Ha. That's not quite what I've heard.

https://news.usni.org/2017/02/28/mcc...-consideration

I would imagine a CEA radar, aegis, F-100 type frigate would be attractive to some, but I would have thought the US probably would not be that interested.Too much overlap. They also talk about displacement 4,500t?

Maybe a reconfigured Nansen sized would be more doable, half the size of a Burke, you could still fit a decent radar, missiles, ASW, a gun. Under half the crew of a Burke. You can distribute your fires are bit more. A cut down Nansen would be getting close to that much. But the Nansen would be a pretty compromised design, let alone a cut down one. Maybe better off starting with something fresh or something setout to be a frigate. F110 maybe?

Upped gun National security cutter? Seems to be simular size, smaller crew?
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Is this business as normal, don't remember hearing about such overt moves before.

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Retired Admiral Perry, now at GD Electric Boat discusses progress with the Virginia Class builds, the Columbia Class design, including the common missile module with the RN and UUVs.
In particular he talks about the labour hiring requirements for these huge programmes and it gives an indication of what will be required at a micro level for the future Australian SEA 1000 project.
A very interesting interview.

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this was probably always going to end up being a CLM for this bloke....

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this was probably always going to end up being a CLM for this bloke....

https://news.usni.org/2017/04/20/off...eid=d7b25005c6
I would have loved to be a fly on the wall,at his pre operational briefing. It's unusual for a junior Officer to be given other than very limited scope in this type of operation and if he was totally incompetent he shouldn't have been given the task.
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Navy ships are increasingly crammed with power-hungry mission systems and will become even more so once future lasers and railguns become standard kit. The Navy is pushing the Energy Magazine concept to realize the benefits of an electric fleet.


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Navy’s Energy Magazine supports higher power demands on ships

The Navy is working to build more efficient electric ships by eliminating the need for most intermediary power systems and improving electric pulsed combat systems with the next generation Energy Magazine and Energy Magazine Mk II.

According to Steve Markle, Director of the Electric Ships Office, at the Navy League’s Sea Air and Space Exhibition, the Energy Magazine concept currently in development is being designed to solve two challenges facing the Navy: a demand for more dynamic power and a demand for higher power...

The final aspect of the updated electric ship is the actual power generator. The Advanced Power Generation Module (APGM) is in the early stages of study and prototype development, with study contracts currently being prepared, according to Markle. The system will be designed to use DC voltages and support randomly determined electric payloads as part of the Energy Magazine concept. Simulated testing is currently being performed by Sandia National Laboratories, and the next generation power generator is scheduled to enter the testing phase in FY23.

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Interesting article on the USN's deadliest aircraft (according to the Nation Interest).

The Deadliest Aircraft in the U.S. Military's Arsenal You Have Never Heard Of | The National Interest Blog
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Several articles on carriers, big and small, for the USN.

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So why is this a problem for Boeing but not for it's rivals? If the Navy doesn't ask for the advanced capabilities on the ship-based weapon then offer them a simpler. cheaper Harpoon.

Boeing pulls Harpoon from US Navy missile competition

WASHINGTON – Citing continuing requirements changes that would mean giving ships a less-capable weapon than those carried by aircraft, Boeing said Tuesday it would drop out of a U.S. Navy effort to buy an over-the-horizon (OTH) cruise missile for littoral combat ships (LCS) and frigates.

Boeing’s decision to withdraw its widely-used Harpoon missile leaves the Raytheon/Kongsberg Naval Strike Missile (NSM) and Lockheed Martin Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) as the likely candidates in the OTH effort...

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So why is this a problem for Boeing but not for it's rivals? If the Navy doesn't ask for the advanced capabilities on the ship-based weapon then offer them a simpler. cheaper Harpoon.
Harpoon is fundamentally different from NSM and LRASM.
Its main selling point is commonality with existing systems and Naval Aviation's short term solution.
If anything, Harpoon has to offer more advanced capabilities in order to compete with NSM and LRASM.

It's quite likely the requirements as written simply do not favor Harpoon, and they know it.
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Harpoon is fundamentally different from NSM and LRASM.
Its main selling point is commonality with existing systems and Naval Aviation's short term solution.
If anything, Harpoon has to offer more advanced capabilities in order to compete with NSM and LRASM.

It's quite likely the requirements as written simply do not favor Harpoon, and they know it.
You may be right. It's rivals are newer designs incorporating the latest tech.
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Interesting article on the USN's deadliest aircraft (according to the Nation Interest).

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anyone who's ever seen the pretty C4ISR comms sheet filled with talking and listening platforms would have seen it

the average bigfoot chaser from the NI might not have been aware of them though...
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The USN is to delay by at least a year the award of the contract for the construction of the frigates that are to replace the LCS.
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“The Navy’s revised acquisition strategy is under development and will ensure designs are mature prior to entering into a detailed design and construction contract,” [Rear Admiral] Boxall and [Rear Admiral] Neagley said in their joint statement. “The Navy will engage with industry” to “support an aggressive conceptual design effort, leading to a request for proposals to award” the design and construction contract in the fiscal year that starts Oct. 1, 2019, according to the statement.

The statement was unclear as to whether the Navy is delaying its choice between Lockheed and Austal as well as the award of the initial contract.

The “specifics on that will come out when we come out with” the Pentagon’s fiscal 2018 budget, Boxall told reporters after the hearing. “We are now focused on a 2020 contract award -- that’s our goal.”
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The Sea Hunter platform has yet to be deployed in it's primary tasking as an autonomous SSK tracker but the ONR folks are looking to expand it's portfolio to include the MCM mission.


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Navy anti-submarine drone-ship conducts minehunting testing

BY KATHERINE OWENSMAY 04, 2017
The Navy’s next generation drone, the Class III Medium Displacement Unmanned Surface Vehicle (MDUSV), will be adopted by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) this summer and enter operational testing and evaluation for mine-countermeasure and electro-optical/infrared technology, as well as its diesel electric submarine detection capabilities.

According to Dr. Robert Brizzolara, Director of the project at ONR, the Sea Hunter program will be fully transferred to the ONR in the next few months.
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