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Egypt has AA on their new Mistrals
« on: September 26, 2017, 14:08:33 »
I so wish I knew know to post this pic! 

Well the Egyptians figured out how to give their Mistrals AA defence.   Don't wish we had gotten them lol!

http://www.wearethemighty.com/articles/egypt-pulls-a-perfect-macgyver-move-to-defend-its-ships-from-air-attack

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Re: Egypt has AA on their new Mistrals
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2017, 14:30:25 »
Far to simple a solution and just imagine the number of empires that would offend.

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Re: Egypt has AA on their new Mistrals
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2017, 16:35:22 »
Don't understand what you guys are on about.

Been there! Done that!

For Gulf War I, Canada acquired some Javelin man portable AA missiles, trained some soldiers to use them (switched them from Blowpipes to javelins) and they deployed a small team one each of the three ships of the CTF that deployed for supplementary AA defence.

What's the big deal?
 

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Re: Egypt has AA on their new Mistrals
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2017, 16:46:59 »
I think many folks here have an emotional attachment to the Mistrals... though I can't imagine why.
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Re: Egypt has AA on their new Mistrals
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2017, 17:06:33 »
The defensive suite was the main issue I had with them, but as shown that can be dealt with. I would add 2-4 25mm guns for close in anti-boat defense and some chaff and anti missile defenses.

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Re: Egypt has AA on their new Mistrals
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2017, 19:26:12 »
Don't understand what you guys are on about.

Been there! Done that!

For Gulf War I, Canada acquired some Javelin man portable AA missiles, trained some soldiers to use them (switched them from Blowpipes to javelins) and they deployed a small team one each of the three ships of the CTF that deployed for supplementary AA defence.

What's the big deal?


The "big deal" was that the "fit" was an electro-magnetic compatibility (EMC) nightmare. There was a long convoluted procedure in place to shut down this, retune that, and sacrifice a goat and three doves before firing up one of the Army missiles ... thank all the gods there was never any need.
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Re: Egypt has AA on their new Mistrals
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2017, 22:57:18 »

The "big deal" was that the "fit" was an electro-magnetic compatibility (EMC) nightmare. There was a long convoluted procedure in place to shut down this, retune that, and sacrifice a goat and three doves before firing up one of the Army missiles ... thank all the gods there was never any need.

Are you speaking about the Javelin fit on Canadian ships? IIRC, there were some early concerns, but in practice, EMC was not a big deal. The bigger deal was allowing people to routinely stand/operate in parts of the ship that were in close proximity to emitters. That was the hard part.

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Re: Egypt has AA on their new Mistrals
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2017, 23:02:17 »
Better than nothing but...its still just an enhanced MANPAD system really. 
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Re: Egypt has AA on their new Mistrals
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2017, 23:06:14 »
I was wondering what the Egyptian Navy needed with Alcoholics Anonymous on board their ships..long week.

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