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by xav
10 Feb 2021, 09:07
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: RN anti-ship missiles
Replies: 335
Views: 106386

Re: RN anti-ship missiles

UK’s ISSGW Asked about other ongoing international competitions in which NSM may be competing, Raytheon’s head of NSM program told Naval News that NSM is a highly capable missile that can be either ship- or vehicle-launched: We are always evaluating the needs across the International Navies and hav...
by xav
04 Feb 2021, 09:52
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12812
Views: 2777217

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

HMS Queen Elizabeth’s Indo Pacific Deployment To Boost UK-Japan Cooperation Defence Secretary Ben Wallace and Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab discussed the deployment of HMS Queen Elizabeth during the “2+2” virtual meeting with their respective Japanese counterparts, Ministers Nobuo Kishi and Toshim...
by xav
26 Jan 2021, 10:47
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 5209
Views: 1084760

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

Update: F-35 Block 4 Upgrades And New F-35B At-Sea Users https://www.navalnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/F-35C-Lightning-II-at-sea-trials-770x410.jpg.webp U.S. Marine Corps F-35Bs and U.S. Navy F-35Cs will mature with Block 4 software upgrades. But Full F-35 Production Waits for the Biden Admi...
by xav
19 Jan 2021, 07:39
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 5209
Views: 1084760

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

SPEAR3 Mini-Cruise Missiles To Provide ASUW Capability To British F-35B https://www.navalnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/SPEAR3-mini-cruise-missiles-to-provide-ASUW-capability-to-British-F-35B-770x410.jpg In the absence of a true anti-ship missile for British F-35Bs, MBDA’s SPEAR will be the on...
by xav
11 Jan 2021, 09:56
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: RN anti-ship missiles
Replies: 335
Views: 106386

Re: RN anti-ship missiles

Did a bit of digging, adding some context Babcock To Continue Harpoon In-Service Support For The Royal Navy https://www.navalnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Babcock-to-continue-Harpoon-in-service-support-for-the-Royal-Navy-770x410.jpg.webp Babcock International announced that it has been awarded...
by xav
06 Jan 2021, 15:44
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 5209
Views: 1084760

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

SPEAR3 Mini-Cruise Missiles To Provide ASUW Capability To British F-35B https://www.navalnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/SPEAR3-mini-cruise-missiles-to-provide-ASUW-capability-to-British-F-35B-770x410.jpg In the absence of a true anti-ship missile for British F-35Bs, MBDA’s SPEAR will be the on...
by xav
01 Dec 2020, 07:49
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]
Replies: 6832
Views: 1297867

Re: Type 31 & Type 32 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]

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by xav
30 Nov 2020, 17:01
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]
Replies: 6832
Views: 1297867

Re: Type 31 & Type 32 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]

Royal Navy’s New Type 32 Frigate To Serve As Unmanned Systems Mothership https://www.navalnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Royal-Navys-Type-32-Frigate-to-Serve-as-Unmanned-Systems-Mothership-770x410.jpg.webp British MP Jeremy Quin, Minister of State for Defence Procurement, shed some fresh light...
by xav
19 Nov 2020, 15:28
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 13061
Views: 2293292

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

For what it is worth, I got this from a "reliable source" which I trust 100% Type 32 Frigate While the 8 Type 26 frigates (also known as the City-class) and 5 Type 31 frigates were already planned to be procured, the real surprise in today’s announcement is the mention for the first time o...
by xav
22 Sep 2020, 09:50
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper/Protector (UCAV) (RAF)
Replies: 198
Views: 74407

Re: General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper/Protector (UCAV) (RAF)

MQ-9B SeaGuardian Maritime UAV: Which Missions ? Which Customers ? https://www.navalnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/MQ-9B-SeaGuardian-missions-1024x819.jpg MQ-9B SeaGuardian maritime tests flights concluded off the coast of California on September 11th. They can probably be seen as the next ste...
by xav
03 Aug 2020, 16:27
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: River Class (OPV) (RN)
Replies: 3726
Views: 755700

Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)

River-Class Batch 2 OPV ‘HMS Trent’ Commissioned With Royal Navy The River-class Batch 2 offshore patrol vessel (OPV) HMS Trent has been commissioned with the Royal Navy today during a ceremony at Portsmouth Naval Base. HMS Trent is the third of five River-class Batch 2 OPV on order for the Royal N...
by xav
03 Jul 2020, 13:53
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Mine countermeasures and Hydrographic capability (MHC) (MHPC)
Replies: 778
Views: 180465

Re: Mine countermeasures and Hydrographic capability (MHC) (MHPC)

UK MoD Seeking UUV for Mine Warfare Missions from USV https://www.navalnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/USV-ARCIMS-Halcyon-Royal-Navy-770x410.jpg According to a pre-contract information notice (PIN) issued on June 26, the UK MoD is seeking to procure three Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUV) to c...
by xav
30 Jun 2020, 09:48
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12812
Views: 2777217

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Royal Navy’s Merlin Crowsnest AEW Helicopter Faces Delays https://www.navalnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Royal-Navys-Merlin-Crowsnest-AEW-Helicopter-Faces-Delays-1.jpg According to a report by the UK National Audit Office (NAO), on Carrier Strike, the initial operational capability (IOC) of t...
by xav
02 Jun 2020, 10:25
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Dreadnought Class SSBN
Replies: 676
Views: 180602

Re: Dreadnought Class SSBN

Babcock Awarded SLBM Tube Contract Extension By Electric Boat Babcock, the Aerospace and Defence company, has been awarded a multimillion pound contract extension to manufacture a further 18 tactical Missile Tube Assemblies (MTAs) for General Dynamics Electric Boat (GDEB). It is part of the Common ...
by xav
29 May 2020, 15:42
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]
Replies: 6832
Views: 1297867

Re: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]

Rolls-Royce Seals Propulsion Systems Contract for Royal Navy’s Type 31 frigates In total, the order comprises of 40 engines and generator sets to be used for main propulsion and on-board power generation, the MTU Callosum propulsion control and monitoring system, and Integrated Logistics Support (I...
by xav
29 Apr 2020, 17:16
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Hunt Class Mine Countermeasures Vessel (MCMV) (RN)
Replies: 70
Views: 27752

Re: Hunt Class Mine Countermeasures Vessel (MCMV) (RN)

Lithuanian Navy Looking to Procure 3rd ex-Royal Navy Hunt-class MCM Vessel The Lithuanian Navy (Lietuvos Karinės jūrų pajėgos) is looking to expand its fleet of Skalvis-class Mine Counter Measures (MCM) vessels (ex-Royal Navy’s Hunt-class) with the procurement of a third hull to be overhauled and u...
by xav
22 Apr 2020, 09:03
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: NavyX - the Royal Navy’s new Autonomy and Lethality Accelerator
Replies: 74
Views: 33160

Re: NavyX - the Royal Navy’s new Autonomy and Lethality Accelerator

BMT launches next gen hull-form for autonomous operations – the ‘Pentamaran’ https://www.navalnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/BMT-launches-next-gen-hull-form-for-autonomous-operations-the-%E2%80%98Pentamaran%E2%80%99-1-770x410.jpg Designed to meet the specific challenges of long range autonomou...
by xav
06 Apr 2020, 16:34
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 23 Frigate (Duke Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 808
Views: 221293

Re: Type 23 Frigate (Duke Class) (RN) [News Only]

First S2150 Sonar Fitted Aboard Royal Navy Type 23 Frigate HMS Portland https://www.navalnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/First-S2150-Sonar-Fitted-Aboard-Royal-Navy-Type-23-Frigate-HMS-Portland-770x410.jpg.webp HMS Portland becomes the first ship to be fitted with Ultra’s next generation Hull Mo...
by xav
06 Mar 2020, 11:13
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: RN anti-ship missiles
Replies: 335
Views: 106386

Re: RN anti-ship missiles

MBDA’s ANL / Sea Venom Missile Aces First Qualification Test Firing https://www.navalnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/MBDAs-ANL-Sea-Venom-Missile-Aces-First-Qualification-Test-Firing.jpg The French ministry of armed forces announced that MBDA's ANL / Sea Venom light anti-ship missile successfull...
by xav
30 Jan 2020, 08:38
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 4282
Views: 900262

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

Royal Navy’s First Type 26 Frigate HMS Glasgow More Than Half Built HMS Glasgow – the first of the Royal Navy’s Type 26 frigates – is now more than half-way through construction at BAE Systems Govan shipyard. The next generation frigate is being built in numerous sections, or ‘units’, with the fore...
by xav
28 Jan 2020, 10:36
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: USV
Replies: 1
Views: 2655

USV

UK MoD Procuring 5 MANTAS T12 USVs for Royal Navy and Joint Forces Command https://www.navalnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/UK-MoD-Procuring-5-MANTAS-T12-USVs-for-Royal-Navy-and-Joint-Forces-Command-2.jpg The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) awarded a procurement contract to Maritime Tactical Syste...
by xav
15 Nov 2019, 16:25
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]
Replies: 6832
Views: 1297867

Re: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]

UK MoD Formally Awards Type 31 Frigate Contract to Babcock https://www.navalnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/UK-MoD-Formally-Awards-Type-31-Frigate-Contract-to-Babcock-770x410.jpg The UK Ministry of Defence today formally awarded Babcock International Group PLC the contract for the Royal Navy's ...
by xav
14 Oct 2019, 08:08
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12812
Views: 2777217

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

First British F-35B land onboard HMS Queen Elizabeth Pictures released by the MOD show UK F-35 Lightning jets landing, taking off and hovering onboard Britain’s next generation aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth for the first time. Flown by Royal Navy and Royal Air Force pilots, the Lightning je...
by xav
23 Sep 2019, 17:24
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future ASW
Replies: 402
Views: 111218

Re: Future ASW

Another unmanned ASW system: Autonomous ARCIMS USV Can Now Hunt Submarines with ASW Payload https://www.navalnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Autonomous-ARCIMS-USV-Can-Now-Hunt-Submarines-with-ASW-Payload-770x410.jpg The latest Autonomous ARCIMS USVs to be ordered from ATLAS ELEKTRONIK UK (AEUK) ...

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