Skip to comments.New offshore patrol vessels for Royal Navy
Posted on 11/08/2013 8:23:58 AM PST by Smartisan
The new ships will be built by BAE Systems at their shipyards on the Clyde in a deal that will sustain jobs in the UKs warship-building industry, and will play a key role in counter-terrorism, counter-piracy and anti-smuggling operations.
The agreement with BAE Systems provides work for the company between the completion of the Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers and the Type 26 Global Combat Ship, securing the vital skills needed to build the UKs future warships.
Defence Secretary Philip Hammond is also announcing today that more than £100 million will be invested in Her Majestys (HM) Naval Base Portsmouth, which will be home to both HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales. The money will expand the dockyard to ensure it is ready for the arrival of the Royal Navys biggest ever warships as well as for the Type 45 destroyers which are based in Portsmouth.
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They should have been policing their waters long, long ago. For immigrants....it’s too late now. They are inundated with immigrants from former subject countries of the realm. I envision 100% of their tax budget going for nothing but entitlements soon.
One of those immigrants, an American, is now running BAE.
Sad state of affairs when these little revenue cutters are called Global Combat Ships.
Blah blah...you know what I mean. Immigration for immigration’s sake is pointless. Especially when recent studies there SHOW that the immigrants use much more in entitlements than they pay in taxes. No sale.
I am sure that American snuck in and took advantage of their welfare system. lol
I’m sorry. Did you read the article?
The new OPV’s will (probably) replace the ships you see in the picture and are nothing to do with the T26. What we’ll get will be a derivative of the River’s probably something like the Krabi we sold to Thailand. Bigger, more capable, so actually an improvement.
The CGS’ are something entirely different, see below;
Can we keep the comment military based please, I don’t want to have to try and police a thread that veers off into a tiresome UK-is-lame, immigration snoozefest.
Please add constructive naval discourse.
Define new? These are the ships that will be repalced by 2017. Used for fisheries patrol in the North Sea and UK EEZ.
Did you actually read the article or just take a massive jump to a misplaced conclusion?
I did read the article, although not the wikipedia piece. Entirely different. LCS lite, revenue cutter plus. Not exactly a Ship of the Line, is she.
Oh....I’m sorry...I didn’t realize that if you start a thread here, you are automatically awarded special dispensation to police the answers....Sorry. My bad.
Sorry just for clarity are you saying that the River class or its replacement (probably Krabi-esque)...
.... Are like an LCS-light, or are you saying that the GCS...
...is an LCS-light?
No problems man, thanks for understanding. You’ll get the hang of it.
GCS looks like a LCS light to me.
Check his or her sign in date the noob thinks he owns the place
Heh, its not a fair comparison really, for you.
Your LCS’ are little corvette-sized pop boats that absolutely cannot sustain themselves in a war environment. Overpriced, underarmed, would be absolutely shocking in a shooting war.
Whereas, the CGS, well, that is indeed a ship of the line. And ho, costs less too, with more hands, more capacity, more offensive and defensive weaponry. Oh and they will also have the very towed array in the world, same as the T23’s.
A comparison with the replacements of the River’s would have been much better for you, although actually used in very, very different roles. The replacement corvettes will be for EEZ patrols only. Which actually is where your LCS’ need to be based.
Sheesh. Some people.....
Yeah...I know...but hey...I don’t feel like being a dick today....my heart wasn’t really in that ‘thread-jacking’ thing anyway....:^)
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