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Summary of announcements

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Summary of announcements

Post by page_verify » Mon Nov 23, 2015 2:11 pm

Simple topic aimed at the confirmed announcements using one liners (as they become officially confirmed as some have been announced early, some will come from Commons speeches and others in the detail of the paperwork)

One Voyager to be re-configured as a VIP passenger jet

Nine P-8 MPAs to be bought and based at Lossiemouth

Predator force to double to 20

138 F-35s to be bought over several years with an additional squadron being stood up

Typhoon OSD extended to 2040

Two additional Typhoon squadrons

Retention of Typhoon Tranche 1 aircraft in service


(All available here https://www.gov.uk/government/publicati ... eview-2015)
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Re: Summary of announcements

Post by Wingman_90 » Mon Nov 23, 2015 2:13 pm

And an additional one - MoD to purchase new high-altitude long-endurance surveillance drones
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Re: Summary of announcements

Post by Thunder » Mon Nov 23, 2015 2:44 pm

page_verify wrote:Two additional Typhoon squadrons to be created using older Typhoon aircraft
Surely the new Sqds will form on the new Tranche 3 a/c , with existing Sqds reallocating existing airframes and re-roleing where necessary?

The Voyager is to receive a partial VIP fit, but will maintain it's AAR/Transport capabilities it is not being reconfigured as an VIP a/c.

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Re: Summary of announcements

Post by Wingman_90 » Mon Nov 23, 2015 3:49 pm

Some more: Sentinel extended into the 2020s, Shadow extended until 2030, Sentry and Rivet Joint extended until 2035.
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Re: Summary of announcements

Post by Wingman_90 » Mon Nov 23, 2015 4:00 pm

More details from here:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publicati ... eview-2015

. 14 C-130J to be upgraded in order to remain in service until 2030

. P-8 confirmed to have an "overland surveillance capability"

. A "recapitalised Command Support Air Transport fleet to replace the current aircraft as they reach the end of their life" (not including the new VIP Voyager)
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Re: Summary of announcements

Post by page_verify » Mon Nov 23, 2015 4:04 pm

"Joint Force 2025"

>20x Protector UAVs
9x P-8s
3x Rivet Joints
6x E-3 Sentries
8x Shadow
2x F35 squadrons
7x Typhoon squadrons
14x Voyager
8x C17
22x A400M
14x C-130J

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Re: Summary of announcements

Post by cfett75 » Mon Nov 23, 2015 4:25 pm

Increase of 2x Shadows, i thought there were 6 at present.
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Re: Summary of announcements

Post by ythanpythan » Mon Nov 23, 2015 4:33 pm

Wingman_90 wrote: . P-8 confirmed to have an "overland surveillance capability"
AKA Windows.

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Re: Summary of announcements

Post by Surfrdan » Mon Nov 23, 2015 4:36 pm

"We will continue to operate Tornado combat aircraft until they are replaced by Typhoon"

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Re: Summary of announcements

Post by f-4 » Mon Nov 23, 2015 4:40 pm

Effectively the new Typhoon squadrons will replace Tornado GR4 as they disband, so I guess we can expect numberplates to be IX and XII Squadrons.

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Re: Summary of announcements

Post by scimitar » Mon Nov 23, 2015 4:45 pm

ythanpythan wrote:
Wingman_90 wrote: . P-8 confirmed to have an "overland surveillance capability"
AKA Windows.
I'm sure they'll start off with 8 then get the free upgrade to 10. :whistle:

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Re: Summary of announcements

Post by f-4 » Mon Nov 23, 2015 4:48 pm

"The MOD’s current basing footprint does not meet the needs of our modern Armed Forces. We will make the MOD’s estate better suited, while reducing it and making it more affordable. We will invest in key defence sites, and reduce the built estate by 30%, releasing public sector land for 55,000 new homes to support wider prosperity objectives."

Expect a lot of underused airfields to be sold for housing.

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Re: Summary of announcements

Post by Snoop 95 » Mon Nov 23, 2015 4:51 pm

Where else will the F35 be based? Surely Marham could not cope with 138. Unless that number will always be reduced by the 24 on board ship at any one time.

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Re: Summary of announcements

Post by onemac » Mon Nov 23, 2015 4:54 pm

Interesting answer in response to Angus Robertson (SNP) question was Dave saying 'what more do you want, you're getting Maritime Patrol Aircraft and Typhoons in Scotland'.

Discuss (further).

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Re: Summary of announcements

Post by Trenchard » Mon Nov 23, 2015 4:55 pm

Snoop 95 wrote:Where else will the F35 be based? Surely Marham could not cope with 138. Unless that number will always be reduced by the 24 on board ship at any one time.
I'm sure the FAA would like some at Yeovilton.
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Re: Summary of announcements

Post by Thunder » Mon Nov 23, 2015 4:57 pm

onemac wrote:Interesting answer in response to Angus Robertson (SNP) question was Dave saying 'what more do you want, you're getting Maritime Patrol Aircraft and Typhoons in Scotland'.

Discuss (further).

Al

What was the question, Al?

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Re: Summary of announcements

Post by davidn » Mon Nov 23, 2015 4:57 pm

So Scotland gets all the submarines, all the MPA, half the Typhoons and he still moans. Typical Angus really.

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Re: Summary of announcements

Post by Trenchard » Mon Nov 23, 2015 5:00 pm

onemac wrote:Interesting answer in response to Angus Robertson (SNP) question was Dave saying 'what more do you want, you're getting Maritime Patrol Aircraft and Typhoons in Scotland'.

Discuss (further).

Al
XV squadron absorbed as you said into Marham - room for a Typhoon Squadron. Move BBMF out of Coningsby room for another squadron there - simple ;)
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Re: Summary of announcements

Post by Thunder » Mon Nov 23, 2015 5:14 pm

Does the BBMF really take up the room that would be required for Typhoon Sqd, admittedly it's been a few years since I've been to Coningsby but from what I can remember they were housed in smallish hangar with limited ramp space.


Meanwhile up at Lossie....the P-8's will go into the current 15R facilites with the Typhoon Sqn into the Northern HAS area.

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Re: Summary of announcements

Post by Phoon » Mon Nov 23, 2015 5:28 pm

cfett75 wrote:Increase of 2x Shadows, i thought there were 6 at present.
Only 4 I thought, but it's a bonus whichever!

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