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    Good to see some progress on SEA 5000.
     
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    Former military aircraft now with civilian applications. These guys are a familiar sight in Australian skies over the summer fighting bushfires.

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    The Erickson Air Crane. I've had first hand experience with one of these saving my brothers home from imminent destruction from a bushfire. They are regulars here every year during the bushfire season.

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    Same here in the US fighting forest fires.

    C-130s

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    ...even DC-10s

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    Reading about Shortfin Barracuda SSK...
    Deal can be signed in 2017 in this case first delivery in 2027, maybe one all the 2 years
    Build to Adelaide, 3000 jobs in France 4000.
     
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    In service for 2017 others 2018, 2020 initialy planned 2014 -2017.

     
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    LOL haven't seen
    "program has successfully implemented a re-baselined cost and schedule as part of the ... long term arrangements for ... reform"
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    Exercise Kakadu 2016 kicks off.

    HMAS Adelaide LHD01 visits Darwin for the first time, berthing at Fort Hill wharf, Darwin.

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    Indonesian Navy ship, KRI Sultan Hasanuddin sails in front of HMAS Adelaide as she enters Darwin Harbour at the start of Exercise KAKADU 2016.

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    Canadian Navy ship, HMCS Vancouver prepares to berth behind Japanese Navy ship, JS Fuyuzuki at Fort Hill Wharf after arriving in Darwin to take part in Exercise KAKADU 2016.

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    Canadian Navy ship, HMCS Vancouver prepares to berth at Fort Hill Wharf as she arrives in Darwin to take part in Exercise KAKADU 2016.

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    Excited ship spotters watch as HMAS Adelaide sails into Darwin Harbour for the first time, in support of Exercise KAKADU 2016.

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    That Japanese JMSDF Akizuki Class DDG, Fuyuzuki, is a very, very capable destriyer. The Japanese put out good stuff.

    6,800 tons full load.

    Their own very integrated combat system (Japanese AEGIS as it were, that is fully cpompatoible with their AEGIS vessels (and ours).

    1 x 127mm DP gun
    32 x VLS cells for ESSM and ASROC (can quad pack up to 128 ESSM)
    8 x Type 90 SSM
    2 x Phalanx 20mm CIWS
    2 x Triple 324mm Torpedo tubes
    1 x Anti-torpedo System
    Pad and hanger for one SH-60K

    All in all, on the Akizuki class, the Japanese OYG-11 distributed computer architecture sytem, their FCS-3A integrated anti-aircraft warfare system with an OPS-50 dual-band and multimode active electronically scanned array radar, and their oQQ-22 integrated sonar and ASW suite was developed specifically to be comparable to and compatible with the counterpart systems on the US Zumwalt class DDGs.
     
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    @SouthernSky @Brumby @FORBIN @navyreco @Obi Wan Russell @bd popeye @cirvine11

    Australia made an excellent choice with the MH-60 "Romeo".

    I woud not be surprised if, in the future, they order even more of these excellent helicopters.

    One of the things I read there, that was music to my ears, was this quote:

    With that kind of track record, if they need more, they will go back to that well for them.

    My understanding is that these 24 are meant to be able to equip up to eight RN warships with ASW helicopter needs simultaneously while the remainder of the flet of aircraft are based at HM Albatross Air Station in south New Wales.

    Well, we know that the Hobart class of three DDGs and the Anzac class of eight FFGs can each carry one helo. So those warfighters could have eight helos on them simultaneously.

    What about the Canberras? Will any ASW helos be embarked on them?
    Also, it is well known that ASW warfare in terms of prosecution is best served when a DDG or FFG has two helos so that if one is prosecuting a contact but then hits bingo fuel and has to RTB, another is already there to relieve it.

    Aren't the SEA 5000 frigates going to have the pad and hangar facilities to accommodate two helos? I hope so.

    It just seems to me that with the Canberras and with the next FFGs coming, that perhaps more than 24 will ultimately be required...probably could use more now, equipping enough vessels in a task group to provide the dual coverage if necessary.

    ...and we, Australia's long time Yankee friends, will be happy to oblige and provide them.
     
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