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  1. UK is looking into an off-the-shelf buy of an AShM to fill the gap between harpoon retiring and the Next Big Thing: https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2019/03/uk-mod-issues-notice-for-interim-ssgw-anti-ship-missiles/
  2. August last year, the tower on top of the engine test stand was gone: https://www.38north.org/2018/11/sohae110818/ More recently, the tower has been rebuilt: https://www.38north.org/2019/03/sohae030519/ Deconstruction doesn't normally involve making a copy of the previous structure just to tear it down again
  3. Why is a normal bullet guide verboten?
  4. Pakistan found a sub: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=2950969591583426 Looks like a snorkelling SSK (note the splashing behind the masts), which isn't the hardest thing to find. They're trying to imply it's a scorpene, but the reference images provided don't look like a great match (the masts appear to be more side-by-side on the scorpene, whereas the sub detected looks to have them in a line). I'd guess it's a kilo, so only an 80's vintage 877 design but still capable of launching cruise missiles
  5. This may turn out to be very significant: https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-india-kashmir-usa-pakistan/us-wants-to-know-if-pakistan-used-us-built-f-16-jets-to-down-indian-warplane-idUKKCN1QK0CV
  6. If this goes through we'll only have to convince NZ to pick up a couple to make a full set of 5-eyes
  7. The initial indian strike has no visible damage in the area near Balakot https://medium.com/dfrlab/surgical-strike-in-pakistan-a-botched-operation-7f6cda834b24
  8. I like it, it looks like they're on an arm so they can swing round and fire forwards without increasing the width of the vehicle or getting in the way of the turret
  9. I'm calling this more Carcinisation https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carcinisation
  10. I can't see any pictures hosted on VK either, but right-click and "copy image location" then pasting that into a new tab normally works
  11. Maple-syrup flavoured T26 is confirmed, after the legal challenge fell through: https://www.janes.com/article/86254/canada-confirms-type-26-frigate-selection I figure this makes it the largest single class of modern warships outside the US and chinese navies
  12. Damn the torpedoes*, full speed ahead! https://www.janes.com/article/86146/us-navy-to-remove-hard-kill-torpedo-defence-from-carriers * I know, wrong torpedoes
  13. Can I start counting the AC and munitions on british carriers then? The role of carriers is to transport AC and munitions, and not let the enemy set fire to them - bad damage control is not enemy action. After tanking more bomb hits than any US carrier, Illustrious went to malta for repairs and was bombed again. Then bombed again (because the med is not the pacific, you're in everyone's airforce's back yard). It took 5 months to get to Norfolk yard, half of the time spent out of action was due to the lack of ports in europe that weren't being bombed You're the one claiming two bombs is enough to total one Up against smaller bombs, and less of them, the US carriers were the right tool for the job. In europe the conditions were different, and so the ideal carrier ends up prioritising other qualities (like ignoring carrier v carrier fleet actions, because nazi's as you point out). Did any US carrier take a 1-ton bomb and keep on trucking?
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