Wednesday, May 21, 2008

"Full Range"

1st Sea Lord Admiral Sir Jonathon Band (Knight Commander Order of the Bath and Royal Aide de Camp) announces Great Britain will be creating 2 fully future crunk globe prowling killing and intervention machines.

"These ships with their aircraft will transform the UK’s defence capabilities
when they enter service, delivering air power in support of the full range of
future operations at sea, in the air and on land.”


Royal Navy says HMS Queen Elizbeth and HMS Prince of Wales will be the ulimate in aircraft carriers
"biggest and most powerful surface warships ever constructed in the UK"

This is significant - Recent events like Persian Gulf Piracy, a Sudan horror story that almost happened, humanitarian intervention consideration and policy fulfillment like the "Democratic Imperatives" requires a credible threat to back up diplomacy.

Royal Navy Fan Arthur Herman is quite credible:
"In dealing with rogue states, diplomacy can never be a substitute for, or even
the alternative to, force. It can only be effective as the extension of force-
force that is a credible threat because it will be decisive if unleashed, and
because it plainly will be unleashed should diplomacy fail.

Iranian Press TV intell service reports each "Super Carrier' totes over 35 F35 Joint Strike Fighters.

F35 JSM is one heck of an invisible flying machine and despite her sexyful petite stats she magically totes enough goodies of the killing kind to launch a world of hurt anytime, anywhere
she wants.

Weapons to be cleared for internal carriage include: JDAM (Joint Direct Attack
Munition), CBU-105 WCMD (Wind-Corrected Munitions Dispenser) for the
Sensor-Fused Weapon, JSOW (Joint Standoff Weapon), Paveway IV guided bombs, Small Diameter Bomb (SDB), AIM-120C AMRAAM air-to-air missile and Brimstone anti-armour missile; for external carriage: JASSM (Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile), AIM-9X Sidewinder, AIM-132 ASRAAM and Storm Shadow cruise missile.

Upgunning the unofficial, informal League of Hot! Democrazies naval aviation like this gives added ballast to the First Sea Lords writ.

The Full Range of Future Ops

7 comments:

Findalis said...

May they always sail in fair weather and may those who serve upon them return home safe and sound.

Ashok said...

This entry was a great read, it's good to know Britain is investing in things that are useful.

Still: "crunk?"

Beaman said...

Glad to see we're (Britain) still trying to rule the waves in some way. You'd think from all the Liberal-Lefties chattering and complaining, that we were heading for a situation of having no military forces at all.

American Interests.blog said...

Good is it not, to see the old senior service navy, which incidentally was the most powerful navy on the world for most of modern history operating nearly 900 ships during the Second World War. Still today, the Royal Navy's capacity to project power globally is considered second only to its U.S. counterpart.

Speaking of full range lets not forget that sup sub launched last year, the one that can hear a ship from across the Atlantic. It was nearly five years late and nearly a billion over budget but still worth it. “More complex than the space shuttle, and able to circumnavigate the globe without surfacing, the 7,400-ton monster is the largest and deadliest hunter-killer submarine ever built.”

http://www.royal-navy.org/articles/article.php?name=2

GrEaT sAtAn'S gIrLfRiEnD said...

Hi Findalis - what a cool blessing!

GrEaT sAtAn'S gIrLfRiEnD said...

Hi Ashok! True that - reckon after the Sudan deal and the Pirates of the Persian Gulf episode - Great Britain is def investing in deterrence.

Crunk? - euphoric baybee! ToP oF tHe LiNe!

Raedwulf said...

impressive