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by jonas
02 Aug 2020, 14:12
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]
Replies: 6556
Views: 730378

Re: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]

NavyLookout @NavyLookout · 43m Whole Ship Preliminary Design Review (WSPDR) of Type 31 Frigate completed - marking the end of Engineering functional design phase. Independent board of subject matter experts & MoD impressed with technical maturity. Can now proceed to detailed design and maturing ...
by jonas
31 Jul 2020, 13:57
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Tide Class Tankers (MARS) (RFA)
Replies: 738
Views: 133230

Re: Tide Class Tankers (MARS) (RFA)

Yes that seemed to be pretty much common knowledge at the time, the question is 'what wasn't' or rather 'isn't. :shh:
by jonas
31 Jul 2020, 08:29
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Tide Class Tankers (MARS) (RFA)
Replies: 738
Views: 133230

Re: Tide Class Tankers (MARS) (RFA)

Be nice to see what they are hiding in regards to this contract :-

https://committees.parliament.uk/public ... 3/default/
by jonas
23 Jul 2020, 08:12
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 4867
Views: 622604

Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

Parliamentary written answers 22nd July 2020 :- Asked by Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham) [N] Asked on: 17 July 2020 Ministry of Defence Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft 75990 To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many UK F-35 pilots have been converted to the F-35 through training establishments...
by jonas
18 Jul 2020, 08:46
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 4867
Views: 622604

Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

Small article on page ten of the July issue of "Desider" in regards to meteor and F35B :-

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.u ... der-v3.pdf
by jonas
16 Jul 2020, 14:31
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 2898
Views: 365882

Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

Parliamentary written answers 16th Jul :- Asked by The Earl of Shrewsbury Asked on: 07 July 2020 Ministry of Defence Marines HL6580 To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have for the future of the 3 Commando Brigade of the Royal Marines. A Answered by: Baroness Goldie Answered on: 15 July ...
by jonas
16 Jul 2020, 14:14
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 1509
Views: 229254

Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

First sub contract for Boxer awarded to WFEL UK :-

https://defence-blog.com/news/army/brit ... icles.html
by jonas
15 Jul 2020, 13:32
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)
Replies: 2002
Views: 274523

Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)

Parliamentary written answers 15th July :- Asked by Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham) [N] Asked on: 10 July 2020 Ministry of Defence European Fighter Aircraft 72175 To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what savings targets were set for the TyTAN support programme for Typhoon; what savings have bee...
by jonas
15 Jul 2020, 08:26
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 4867
Views: 622604

Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

Parliamentary written answers 14th July :- Asked by Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham) [N] Asked on: 09 July 2020 Ministry of Defence Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft 71676 To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 9 July 2020 to Question 69468 on Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft, wh...
by jonas
15 Jul 2020, 08:21
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 4094
Views: 517401

Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

Parliamentary wriiten answers 14th July :- Asked by Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham) Asked on: 07 July 2020 Ministry of Defence Type 26 Frigates: Procurement 70339 To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 6 July 2020 to Question 65949 on Type 26 Frigates: Procurement, for wh...
by jonas
13 Jul 2020, 14:18
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)
Replies: 2002
Views: 274523

Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)

Parliamentary written answers 10th July :- Asked by Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham) Asked on: 01 July 2020 Ministry of Defence European Fighter Aircraft: Radar 67563 To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress has been made on fitting the AESA radar to the UK Typhoon fleet. A Answered by:...
by jonas
13 Jul 2020, 08:14
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future Solid Support Ship
Replies: 1281
Views: 186602

Re: Future Solid Support Ship

Well now we have the good old Daily Telegraph quoting " Defence Insiders " :-

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/20 ... dget-cuts/
by jonas
07 Jul 2020, 08:13
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 1234
Views: 194572

Re: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]

Parliamentary written answers 6th July :- Asked by Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East) [N] Asked on: 30 June 2020 Ministry of Defence Type 45 Destroyers: Repairs and Maintenance 66798 To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the engine modification programme for the six Type-45 des...
by jonas
03 Jul 2020, 15:42
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future Solid Support Ship
Replies: 1281
Views: 186602

Re: Future Solid Support Ship

FSSS Project update due in the Autumn :-

https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/fleet-s ... -in-autumn
by jonas
03 Jul 2020, 15:33
Forum: British Army
Topic: UOR vehicles brought back to the "Core" - where are they now, and who is going to get hand-me-downs next?
Replies: 49
Views: 14322

Re: UOR vehicles brought back to the "Core" - where are they now, and who is going to get hand-me-downs next?

Parliamentary written answers July 2nd :- Asked by Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham) [N] Asked on: 29 June 2020 Ministry of Defence Army: Vehicles 65952 To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his policy is on the future of (a) Mastiff and (b) other legacy Army vehicles. A Answered by: Jeremy Qu...
by jonas
03 Jul 2020, 08:10
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12001
Views: 1597020

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

bobp wrote:
PhillyJ wrote:I'm being made redundant


Sad news, we are living in uncertain times. Getting a new post will not be easy, as many more will be made jobless.


Please don't ever volunteer for the Samaritans :cry:
by jonas
01 Jul 2020, 15:08
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12001
Views: 1597020

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

I'm assuming that this is in relation to Kevan Jones previous question regarding Crowsnest :- Asked by Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham) [N] Asked on: 26 June 2020 Ministry of Defence Defence: Procurement 65089 To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reason senior responsible owners have the...
by jonas
01 Jul 2020, 08:10
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: RN anti-ship missiles
Replies: 235
Views: 65113

Re: RN anti-ship missiles

Lets face it, the interim solution is one of those programs that can get cancelled without much headlines, with what going on right now I am not confident we are going to get it, I would love to be wrong. So I don't think it matters if the Australians get it or not as we will not be getting it, tha...

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