15 posts • joined 17 Jun 2008
When will the reg be doing a full review?
Indeed you can faceook on any phone, but the point of this is its running on the phone software and can bring all your contact over different mediums into the one inbox
and at 15 quid a month its competetivley priced
its getting good reviews elsewhere i'd love to know what El Reg thinks, as i might get one of these
Might be worth a go
Anonymous scottish coward, in the wilds of the highlands
"Thank gawd I've read this and dodged what sounds like a bad experience ?!"
it might be worth you giving it a go if you order online you've got a 3 day trail period in the first 2 weeks of it arriving
the 2.8mbps is sharded amongst everyone connected to that cell tower ive found it works ok in sparsley populated rural area such as lincolnshire and northumberland where there arent to many people to connect to it
its better than dial up just dont expect to much of it
acompliment not alternative
"If what you want is e-mail on-the-go and a bit of surfing, PAYG 3 dongles are the business!"
i got a 1 gig a month deal from at half price for £5 a months its not that quick 1/3rd of a meg per second
3's coverage area does seem wider than the others mind, if not as fast
Im happy with it
its an scc at £179 quid mind!
Im not at all supprised to see that Lewis "buy american" page has failed to mention that Bowman was the American "off the shelf option"
Racal were taken over by Thales after they lost this contract so we can't buy british anymore!
"I find it hard to believe that a vehicle-mounted Bowman set is too heavy, and consumes too much power for, a military Land Rover."
the Short Wheel base Fitted For Radio can't carry bowman at all and have been sold, the LWB ones have had to have the suspension beefed up and better anti roll bars fitted
imagine a small server rack with a radio bolted to it
nice try but
"Perhaps, in fact, the MoD ought to be focusing more on its negotiations in Italy, Germany and Spain "
the Germans and the Spanish want all their jets so a non starter im afraid
"There is control software in test nowadays which will allow a single, not especially highly trained operator to handle up to six drones at once"
and it'll be a roaring sucess right up until they crash one into a 747 full of GI's on short Finals into Bagdhad/ Kabul
just a shame a few hundred people may die to prove a point, maybe with luck it'll just be a Cargo flight
Roumor has it the Royal Artillery have already managed to crash one of their Bugger-off into the moving rotors of a helicopter, on the ground at the time
any news as to when this is out in the UK?
"This potentially spares the British forces' pay-as-you-go PFI satcomms budget, and could be a popular feature."
that and availible statelite capacity is usually maxed out during most warfighting opps, the less comms needed the better
and pilots don't nessesrily have to be expensive, its just the current one's we have are, and they're a damn site cheaper than crashing a UAV into a packed Tristar on short finals because you haven't been trained to read an avaition chart
only twice the price of a cheap PAYG nokia!
Multinational projects because
"Perhaps if we just developed our own aircraft then the initial cost may be higher but they would more likely be fit-for-purpose from day one"
Supersonic hunter- cancelled, supersonic harrier- cancelled, TSR2- flying......then cancelled
from the RAF's viewpoint at least with multinational projects they actually you get an aircraft in the end
Now if we could just build the next project without the Germans
"RAF Harrier IIs DO carry "big guns" - 30mm Aden cannon in underbelly pods."
No they do not, RAF harrier GR5/7/9's have NEVER carried the 30mm aden cannon
there are quoted in some publications as having done so, that is incorrect
Tiald mk2 vs Litening
essentialy the UK couldn't decide between the 2 for typhoon at which point the other partner nations decided they were buying litening regardless of what we did
as we needed a Pod asap we decided to go with the group tiald was good in its day but that was 15+ years ago
re harrier the US gun needs both of the same pylons we put the Laser pod on, so it cant carry both
Non pilot's incharge of UAV's
this may have somthing to do with the resistance of the pilot community
the USAF was looking to bring a UAV pilots career stream, "pilot" doesn't nessesarily have to equal expensivley trained Fast jet type, though the are proabaly the best people we have avialible right now
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