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Defence And The Strategic Deficit By….

November 27, 2010

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Author: Ironduke99   http://thephoenixthinktank.wordpress.com/2010/11/05/annonymous-author-defence-and-the-strategic-deficit-by/ So, the not-very-well-kept secret is out. The SDSR or strategic defence and security review, which could have irrevocable consequences for Britain’s standing in the world, is turning out to be neither strategic nor particularly to do with the country’s long-term defence and security needs. It is, instead, going to be about […]

A Better Option for Britain’s Security

November 27, 2010

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Author: Alexander Clarke     http://thephoenixthinktank.wordpress.com/2010/10/21/a-better-option-for-britain%E2%80%99s-security/ Executive Summary This paper examines the alternative way ahead for the procurement of a multirole fast jet fighter for embarkation in the new Queen Elizabeth class carrier. Britain is buying 2 large and capable carriers, ships the size and quality of which it will have real need for in the […]

Conventional Deterrence: The Theory (Paper 1 of 3)

November 27, 2010

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Author: Alexander Clarke   http://thephoenixthinktank.wordpress.com/2010/10/08/conventional-deterrence-the-theory-paper-1-of-3/ Executive Summary This report is a development on the works of Ambassador James Cable, Admiral Jackie Fisher and many others before them. Britain is a nation with worldwide commitments but even more so, worldwide interests. War is bad for trade and weakness is bad for economies such as ours that […]

Principal Researcher’s View: Future Surface Combatant – is this the Successor of the Leander Class?

November 27, 2010

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Author: Alexander Clarke  http://thephoenixthinktank.wordpress.com/2010/10/07/principal-researchers-view-future-surface-combatant-is-this-the-successor-of-the-leander-class/ HMS Apollo as she was in the original Leander class form  The Royal Navy is shrinking, and many are pointing to the new escorts, the Future Surface Combatants (FSC) as something which can reverse that trend; or at least stabilise it, whilst replacing the Type 22 and Type 23 Frigates. To be successful therefore […]

Is there a possibility for Amphibiosity in coversion?

November 27, 2010

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Author: Alexander Clarke http://amphibiousnecessity.blogspot.com/2009/09/is-there-possibility-for-amphibiosity.html Concept A good fast containership hull would be an economical starting point for a new generation aircraft carrier. The hull of a containership is open and empty, so naval architects can fit in accommodation, fuel tanks, magazines and hangar decks, and on top of it all, the flight deck needed for an […]

The Bay Class….Brilliant Motherships? or just Logistics?

November 27, 2010

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RFA Mounts Bay Here are the vitals: Crew: 60 What they can Transport :   Troops – 356, materiel – 1,200 linear metres of vehicles; including up to 32 Challenger II MBTs & 32 Warrior IFVs, or 150 land rovers, or various other combinations   12 x 40 TEU or 24 x 24 TEU containers […]

Whatever Happened to the Type 45?

November 27, 2010

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Author: Alexander Clarke http://amphibiousnecessity.blogspot.com/2009/06/whatever-happened-to-type-45.html Figure 1: HMS Daring Abstract This text is examining the appearance of the Type 45 Destroyers in the printed media, how various experts feel the program has been portrayed, and what could be done to improve the situation. It has discovered that there has been so small an amount of real […]