Grumpy Old Man
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Have seen a twitter post from Navy Recognition stating the Arg Gov has denied it has been found and the search continuesDon't have any English stories yet, but an Argentine submarine (ARA San Juan) went missing for a few hours. She apparently had some kind of electrical fault that caused her to loose power and go SUBMISS. All hands are apparently safe, and she's being towed back to port.
Looking at the image at the top of that page it is pretty clear the frigate (or Destroyer as Iran like to describe her) broke her back before going down
Not good for that Captains promotion chances. Wonder if they Courts Martial ships Captains in the Iranian Navy and if so what would the penalty be?
Found a set of 'Vanguard' videos put out by KongsbergKongsberg have unveiled a new multi role patrol ship for want of a better term. It looks like a cross between an OPV and a corvette.
Kongsberg unveils Vanguard warship design that could ‘rock the market’
The Stern landing Vessel is a fascinating concept.Would have posted this in the RAN tread, but... You know
Current issue of Defense Technology Review is pushing the Stern Landing Vessel hard, again.
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First, in a USMC-centric article: US Marines include stern landing vessels in capability outlook
The article also mentions the more LCM sized CNIM LCX stern lander
The other article, a serious hard sell targeting the RAN: Large Landing Craft vs Single Pacific Support Ship
Makes the case for a small 6 boat SLV class to replace the retired Balikpapans. And, the possibility building extras to be dispersed to other Pacific Island nations in the same manner as the Guardian-class patrol boats
Look up the Queensland outfit that uses them.The Stern landing Vessel is a fascinating concept.
Appears to tick many boxes.compared to other older landing craft designs, re the trade off in speed,load capacity and sea keeping ability.
Can see many applications for many countries in both the civil and military sectors.
Would like to know more about the propulsion system.............A bit of a mystery.