Words fail me
Think Defence hopes to start sensible conversations about UK defence issues, no agenda or no campaign but there might be one or two posts on containers, bridges and mexeflotes!
It’s too trendy?
I think the use available materials is the best point.
But U tube does have some very good ‘use a container to do just about everything’ posts.
Cutting torch, and some concrete and a JCB its amazing what you can do.
You spend far too much time googling container. Pretty cool though :-0
Oh, and I thought it was the next B & Q ad.
@ DD – dangerous ground – only thing banned on this site is being rude about containers!
Ha ha, you have reminded me now, haven’t done a proper post on metal boxes for a while now, next job after the f35 series I think
@TD – Got your attention now – just wondered if you had noticed that a number of themes keep popping up in SDSR; Maritime; and F35 – in light of your plan for a crowd-sourced SDSR , have you thought of mind-mapping some of them? I’d guess the answer is yes…if not you might want to consider it.
@ TD – This might be of interest; before the cancelled NLOS-LS was “rockets in a box” it was Missiles/Smart Rounds in a box… an ISO container shaped box…
“DESCRIPTION AND RATIONALE
The concept is a self-contained vertical launch, indirect fire support system. The relocatableand reloadable system consists of a standard cargo (ISO) container (8’X8’X20’) loaded with various missiles and smart rounds. To provide intra-theater mobility the container would be
transportable by fixed and heavy-lift rotary wing aircraft. Moreover, the cargo container would include a C3 module for self-location and plug-and-play fire control with a common/joint service fire control system. Common fire control and communications architecture using the Integrated Information Infrastructure (III) will enable use by all services from either ship, land-based, space of airborne using the Integrated Information Infrastructure (III) platforms.
With the capability to fire a variety of munitions the “missile/smart round in a box” will be able to attack ground or air targets with equal effectiveness. The system should be capable of reloading on station, offering the potential to either reload on station or replace one “box” with another “box” to provide continuous indirect fires based on the tactical and operational picture.
Finally, common weapons delivery via a truly joint fire support system will significantly reduce the logistics burden while increasing responsiveness.”
Pages 45 -47: http://www.dtic.mil/cgi-bin/GetTRDoc?Location=U2&doc=GetTRDoc.pdf&AD=ADA433762
I do like you ST
TD: “Ha ha, you have reminded me now, haven’t done a proper post on metal boxes for a while now, next job after the f35 series I think”
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