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(Slate)   The BAE/EADS merger is running into opposition as ... is that a Dalek on top of that destroyer?   (slate.com) divider line 29
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2012-10-09 12:53:45 PM  
How's the BIE/EGADS merger going?
 
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2012-10-09 01:44:10 PM  
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2012-10-09 02:16:31 PM  
It's probably just a CWIS.

*click*

Huh.
 
2012-10-09 02:21:06 PM  
On another note, has anyone heard about the BIE/EABOD merger?
 
2012-10-09 03:16:10 PM  
EXTERMINATE!
 
2012-10-09 03:27:40 PM  
I want to know where this Portysmouth, England is.
 
2012-10-09 03:29:34 PM  

xanadian: It's probably just a CWIS.

*click*

Huh.


Turns out it's the fire control radar system:

Link

And the ship is supposed to have a low radar cross-section, which probably explains the slanted sides. But it still looks funny.

/subby
 
2012-10-09 03:51:47 PM  
And is the ship bucktoothed?

www.slate.com
 
2012-10-09 03:53:56 PM  
I misread the letters in the headline to be BIE, and I am now disappoint.
 
2012-10-09 03:59:06 PM  
Maybe it just wants to make its mum a souffle?
 
2012-10-09 04:19:28 PM  
clearly this is technology derived from her majesties daleks that were used by winston churchhill
 
2012-10-09 04:30:11 PM  
I read that as BIE/EIPS merger
 
2012-10-09 04:46:55 PM  

xanadian: It's probably just a CWIS.

*click*

Huh.


My exact train of thought. Weird.
 
2012-10-09 05:04:13 PM  
www.rockpapershotgun.com

"My word!"
 
2012-10-09 05:30:52 PM  
Type 45 "destroyer" (at 10,000 tons it's actually a cruiser), biatches. The most advanced anti-aircraft ship in the world.

Word is the BaE-EADS merger is being driven by an inner circle of executives who stand to make a huge fortune from it and screw the shareholders. This merger will decrease competition and ensure ever more mediocre and expensive equipment is produced.
 
2012-10-09 06:24:14 PM  
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-10-09 06:34:45 PM  
BAE/EADS is my favorite chord progression.

/S is pronounced "Es": E flat in German.
 
2012-10-09 06:52:11 PM  
I am your warship !
 
2012-10-09 07:18:53 PM  
EXTERMINATE SUBMARINES
 
2012-10-09 08:15:22 PM  

Suede head: Type 45 "destroyer" (at 10,000 tons it's actually a cruiser), biatches. The most advanced anti-aircraft ship in the world.

Word is the BaE-EADS merger is being driven by an inner circle of executives who stand to make a huge fortune from it and screw the shareholders. This merger will decrease competition and ensure ever more mediocre and expensive equipment is produced.


So how effective would any "anti-aircraft ship" be against, well, aircraft? Have there been any actual serious tests of state of the art ships versus state of the art planes since WWII? Seems the limited mobility of the ship would place it at a significant disadvantage against a flock of aircraft. In war they wouldn't be coming in one at a time.
 
2012-10-09 08:40:34 PM  

Suede head: Type 45 "destroyer" (at 10,000 tons it's actually a cruiser)


The US Navy's Arleigh Burke class "destroyer" is also slightly larger than the older Ticonderoga class "cruiser". I don't know what happened.
 
2012-10-09 09:12:43 PM  
The Japanese Atago Class and Korean KDX-III are actually the best air defense ships in the game.

BolloxReader: Suede head: Type 45 "destroyer" (at 10,000 tons it's actually a cruiser), biatches. The most advanced anti-aircraft ship in the world.

Word is the BaE-EADS merger is being driven by an inner circle of executives who stand to make a huge fortune from it and screw the shareholders. This merger will decrease competition and ensure ever more mediocre and expensive equipment is produced.

So how effective would any "anti-aircraft ship" be against, well, aircraft? Have there been any actual serious tests of state of the art ships versus state of the art planes since WWII? Seems the limited mobility of the ship would place it at a significant disadvantage against a flock of aircraft. In war they wouldn't be coming in one at a time.


Anti-air means it does more than aircraft, it also can take down missiles.
 
2012-10-09 09:43:41 PM  

hogans: I want to know where this Portysmouth, England is.



It's between Southyhampton and Worthying.
 
2012-10-09 09:44:06 PM  

ha-ha-guy: The Japanese Atago Class and Korean KDX-III are actually the best air defense ships in the game.

The USS Michael Murphy and most of the Arleigh Burke-class destroyers beg to differ. Nobody does the Aegis better than the USN.

 
2012-10-09 10:57:14 PM  

xoutthere: ha-ha-guy: The Japanese Atago Class and Korean KDX-III are actually the best air defense ships in the game.

The USS Michael Murphy and most of the Arleigh Burke-class destroyers beg to differ. Nobody does the Aegis better than the USN.


The Flight III Burkes will definitely surpass the Koreans and Japanese, but right now Korea has the world's biggest Aegis destroyer (80 cells for SM-2, 46 for cruise missiles, second only to the Kirovs in total missile armament, the Burkes pack 96 total missiles split between SMs and cruise missiles). The Atagos the Japanese have are of newer design than the IIA does and supposedly feature less of a radar cross section.

Keep in mind we were shutting Burke production down thinking the CG(X) and DDG(X) were coming. So the Burke design was ignored whereas the ROK and Japan kept modernizing their hulls.
 
2012-10-10 03:52:43 AM  

Loud_Mouth_Soup: hogans: I want to know where this Portysmouth, England is.


It's between Southyhampton and Worthying.


I thought it was between Portishead and Portischin...
 
2012-10-10 05:49:32 AM  
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  2012-10-10 03:52:43 AM  
Loud_Mouth_Soup: hogans: I want to know where this Portysmouth, England is.


It's between Southyhampton and Worthying.

I thought it was between Portishead and Portischin...


Subby- I see WHAT YOU DID THERE. WELL PLAYED . oops.sorrry caps. send
 
2012-10-10 11:09:01 AM  

Thats No Moose: Loud_Mouth_Soup: hogans: I want to know where this Portysmouth, England is.


It's between Southyhampton and Worthying.

I thought it was between Portishead and Portischin...


Pronounced "Poshed" and "Pitchin" respectively.
 
2012-10-10 09:34:38 PM  
NAVIGATE! NAVIGATE!
 
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