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Citaat van: Stoonbrace op Vandaag om 14:47Opdrachten waarbij Defensie haar middelen inzet op eigen grondgebied in een hulpverlenende rol. Voor de heli's is dat SAR bij rampen, dringend organen- of ander (medisch) transport etc.

Dit is onderdeel van wat wij onze ''nationale taken'' noemen voor defensie: ondersteunen van civiele autoriteiten en leveren van bijstand bij rampen en crises.
Citaat van: Ace1 op Vandaag om 14:32Mijn Vlaams is niet zo goed maar wat bedoel, je hulp aan de Natie opdrachten?

Opdrachten waarbij Defensie haar middelen inzet op eigen grondgebied in een hulpverlenende rol. Voor de heli's is dat SAR bij rampen, dringend organen- of ander (medisch) transport etc.
Citaat van: Stoonbrace op Vandaag om 13:52De SAR heli's worden ook regelmatig ingezet voor hulp aan de Natie opdrachten. Een van de weinige noodcapaciteiten waar nog enige diepte in zit. Dat en Windkracht 10 forever.

Mijn Vlaams is niet zo goed maar wat bedoel, je hulp aan de Natie opdrachten?
De SAR heli's worden ook regelmatig ingezet voor hulp aan de Natie opdrachten. Een van de weinige noodcapaciteiten waar nog enige diepte in zit. Dat en Windkracht 10 forever.
Citaat van: Lynxian op Vandaag om 12:27Huzaar, is dit een nieuwsartikel of je eigen mening? Lijkt door het citaat op een nieuwsartikel waar je op hebt gereageerd, alleen dan weet ik niet waar het artikel eindigt en je mening begint.

Aangepast, en er zit geen mening tussen. Enkel feitelijke cijfers met een rekensom die iedereen kan maken.
South Korea To Develop New VLS And SLBM For Its Submarines

According to the request for proposal (RFP) posted by the South Korean Agency for Defense Development (ADD), the new VLS prototype's Required Operational Capability (ROC) involves delivering a submarine launched ballistic missile (SLBM) with an ejection weight of at least 10 tons.

On September 1st, South Korea's ADD posted an RFP for the prototype of its "High-performance Large Underwater Launch System." The RFP outlines plans to develop and deploy the prototype of the new VLS by 2027. The latest 3000-ton KSS-III Batch-I submarine (Dosan Ahn Chang-ho class), which currently has six VLS cells capable of firing Hyunmoo-IV-4 SLBMs and has already successfully completed two test fires, could potentially be retrofitted to accommodate this system once developed. Additionally, the follow-on class known as KSS-III Batch-II, currently being constructed by Hanwha Ocean and featuring ten VLS cells, could also be a recipient of this new system due to its larger size and enhanced capabilities.

In the disclosed RFP, ADD did not specify the target performance of the prototype. However, given that the missile ejection weight is noted as "00,000kg", it is reasonable to anticipate that the weight of the missile loaded on this new system will be at least 10 tons. The missile ejection weight of the recently tested Hyunmoo-IV-4, loaded on the KSS-III Batch-I, is known to be around 5.4 tons with a 1-ton warhead. Given that the new missile ejection weight exceeds 10 tons, there is strong speculation that it could be an SLBM version of the Hyunmoo-V ballistic missile, which is known to have the heaviest conventional warhead and is larger than the Hyunmoo-IV-4. The Hyunmoo-V has concluded its development phase with test launches earlier this year and is awaiting mass production at the end of this year.

Additionally, the defined launch depth is noted as "000m", "opening/closing time of the hatch to be 00 seconds at underwater 000m depth condition" and "water pressure withstand 00bar on the outer hatch". This could indicates that the new system is expected to launch the missile from the deep sea. It has to be noted however that most submarines typically launch their missiles (anti-ship, land attack or SLBM) at or near the periscope depth. Launching a SLBM from a depth of 100 meters is technically possible if the missile is encapsulated (to protect it from water pressure), but such a requirement complicates things greatly...

According to the RFP, the primary task for the defense companies participating in the program is to develop the main equipment, which includes a launch tube, launch control device, canister (cylindrical tube), and mixed gas generator. The planned deadline for development is June 2027, with the manufacture of the prototype starting in December of this year. Land ejection is planned for July to September 2025, and underwater ejection tests are scheduled from November 2025 to March 2026.

The concept image of the launch platform and system, shared by ADD, depicts a round warhead, which is typically associated with Multiple Independently targetable Reentry Vehicles (MIRVs) that can deliver multiple warheads through a single ballistic missile. Since this is a mock rendering intended to simulate the mounted armament, determining the missile's function or objective is challenging. Nevertheless, the development of a new, powerful SLBM and sophisticated launch system for the ROK Navy's latest over-3000-ton KSS-III vessels sends a message that the Republic of Korea is engaged in the SLBM arms race to secure peace and balance in the region.
Citaat van: Huzaar1 op Vandaag om 09:15Defensie budget voor 2024 is nu bepaald op 21,4 miljard euro.
"Volgend jaar heeft het kabinet € 21,4 miljard begroot. Dat is voor de invulling van de grondwettelijke taken van Defensie en om de gereedheid en inzetbaarheid van eenheden te versterken. De versterking van de krijgsmacht gebeurt steeds meer in samenwerking met Europese- en NAVO-partners"

Hoofdzakelijk gaat het geld naar materieel, maar voornamelijk naar voorraden. Munitie.

In vergelijking, het Belgische defensiebudget ligt op 6.5 miljard euro.

Inmiddels zit Nederland op een drie keer zo groot budget, en we zijn daarmee aan het repareren, naast hier en daar wat uitbreidingen. En onze basis was al groter en in minder slechte staat.

Ik zie geen mogelijkheid meer voor Belgie, om gedane schade te financieren en in te halen. Het benodigde bedrag om in lijn te lopen wordt zo groot dat niemand meer die rekening ergens durft op te maken.

Ook bijzonder, Finland geeft ongeveer 6 miljard per jaar uit aan defensie. Dat is 2.3% van haar BNP. Ik begrijp even niet hoe het kan dat Finland met dat geld zoveel kan doen.
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Europa / Re: Rusland's Expansie
Last post by Huzaar1 - Vandaag om 12:02
Zijn wat zaken foutgegaan voor Oekraïne:

Eenheden die richting novoprokopivka vanuit robotyne getrokken zijn in een hinderlaag gelopen.

Russen hebben een trein met voertuigen en personeel aangevallen met een kruisraket. Trein was volgeladen en stond stil. Schade lijkt mee te vallen omdat de raket ernaast viel. W.s wel veel schade aan voertuigen en personeel.

British Army Acquires M270A2 GMLRS Rocket Launchers: Displayed at DSEI 2023 Defense Exhibition

London, UK, September 23, 2023 - The British Army has begun receiving the advanced M270A2 Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) launchers, marking a significant upgrade to its land fleet capabilities. The acquisition is part of a broader initiative to bolster the nation's defense infrastructure.

The new M270A2 Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) launcher was prominently showcased at the Defense and Security Equipment International (DSEI) 2023 defense exhibition held in London. The display at the British Army booth drew significant attention from defense experts and enthusiasts from around the world, highlighting the UK's commitment to modernizing its defense arsenal.

The M270 Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) has been a staple in artillery units of various armies since its debut in the 1980s. As with many military systems, to stay relevant in the face of evolving battlefield challenges and technological progress, it has seen numerous upgrades. The M270A2 represents one of the most recent and sophisticated versions of this system.

The modernization of the M270A2 MLRS primarily revolves around its Improved Fire Control System (IFCS). This advanced system significantly enhances the launcher's accuracy and targeting capabilities, allowing for more precise engagements. With the IFCS, the M270A2 can rapidly compute launch solutions, taking into account various factors like weather conditions, terrain, and other environmental variables, ensuring rockets or missiles reach their intended targets with greater reliability.

Another notable aspect of the M270A2's modernization is its enhanced communication and data-sharing capabilities. The system is now better integrated with modern battlefield networks, enabling it to receive real-time updates and share information seamlessly with other assets on the field. This network-centric approach ensures that the MLRS can function cohesively within a larger force, adapting to dynamic combat situations.

The introduction of a new armored cabin in the M270A2 MLRS underscores a commitment to enhancing crew protection in the face of evolving battlefield threats. Modern combat zones present diverse challenges, from direct enemy fire to indirect threats like artillery and even the potential dangers of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear attacks. In response to these multifaceted threats, the M270A2's armored cabin has been meticulously designed.

The cabin offers robust protection against various ballistic threats, ensuring that the crew inside remains shielded from small arms fire, shrapnel, and potentially even larger caliber rounds. Beyond just ballistic threats, there's a growing concern about unconventional weapons in modern warfare. Recognizing this, the cabin is equipped with state-of-the-art systems to guard against CBRN threats, allowing the crew to operate even in contaminated environments without direct exposure to harmful agents.

But protection isn't the only focus. The cabin's design also emphasizes operational efficiency and crew comfort. The layout is ergonomic, ensuring that all controls are easily accessible, visibility is maximized, and there's ample space for the crew to perform their tasks without hindrance. Additionally, the cabin seamlessly integrates modern communication, targeting, and navigation systems, ensuring the crew has every tool they need right at their fingertips.

Furthermore, the M270A2 has been designed to be compatible with a broader range of munitions. This flexibility allows it to deploy various types of rockets and missiles, depending on the mission requirements, making it a versatile asset on the battlefield.
Argentina eyes surplus CH-46 helicopters as Mi-17 replacement

The Boeing CH-46 medium-lift helicopter, retired from service in the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, may get a new lease on life, this time with the Argentine Air Force.

Talking to local media after a Sept. 15 ceremony, Argentine Air Force chief Gen. Xavier Issac said he's interested in buying surplus CH-46s currently stored with the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group in Arizona. He added that the Argentine government has sent a letter of request to the U.S.

Issac said a delegation would visit the 309th in the next few weeks to check the condition of available CH-46s, and hinted that contacts were signed with Columbia Helicopters, a U.S.-based firm able to refurbish, upgrade and modify the helicopter type.

But a military source in Buenos Aires, talking to Defense News on the condition of anonymity to speak freely, said that "even when the potential procurement of surplus CH-46s is aimed to increased vertical lift capacities for a wide range of uses, the first priority would be to replace two Mil Mi-171Es, ordered in 2010 in a contract worth U.S. $26.5 million, and used since 2011 in support of Antarctic operations."

The source added that both Russian-made Mi-17 aircraft are grounded because maintenance scheduled in the country cannot take, given Russia's ongoing war against Ukraine.