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by xav
20 Jul 2019, 08:35
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: RN anti-ship missiles
Replies: 133
Views: 11415

Re: RN anti-ship missiles

Thales on Track with FASGW(L) / LMM / Martlet Program for Royal Navy’s Wildcat Helicopters https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVhQB_1iGeo Thales recently conducted firing trials at Royal Artillery Air Defence Range at Manorbier as part of the Integration testing phase of the Future Anti Surface Guided...
by xav
27 Jun 2019, 13:07
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)
Replies: 926
Views: 61218

Re: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)

Boeing rolls out first British P-8A Poseidon MPA https://www.navalnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Boeing-rolls-out-first-British-P-8A-Poseidon-MPA_001-770x410.png According to pictures released on Boeing UK & Ireland Twitter account, the first Poseidon MRA Mk.1 (P-8A) Maritime Patrol Aircra...
by xav
27 Jun 2019, 11:32
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 3838
Views: 214412

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

Babcock Completes Testing of Air Weapons Handling System for Type 26 https://www.navalnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Babcock-Completes-Testing-of-Air-Weapons-Handling-System-for-Type-26-770x410.jpg Babcock International, the Aerospace and Defence company, has successfully completed Factory Acc...
by xav
27 Jun 2019, 07:46
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future ASW
Replies: 289
Views: 17777

Re: Future ASW

Video on the SEADRiX.
We will likely learn more at DSEI in September
by xav
10 Jun 2019, 15:48
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Mine countermeasures and Hydrographic capability (MHC) (MHPC)
Replies: 594
Views: 36639

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

shark bait wrote:Is that the sonar its pulling?

Yes, the TSAM

The USV launches and recovers the MuMNS too:
by xav
09 Jun 2019, 07:49
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Mine countermeasures and Hydrographic capability (MHC) (MHPC)
Replies: 594
Views: 36639

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

Thales was demonstration its USV/TSAM combo this week (in Brest) as prat of the UK/FR MMCM program

by xav
15 Apr 2019, 15:53
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Merlin helicopters
Replies: 397
Views: 31228

Re: Merlin helicopters

First Flight for Royal Navy’s Merlin Crowsnest AEW Helicopter https://www.navalnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/First-Flight-for-Royal-Navy%E2%80%99s-Merlin-Crowsnest-AEW-Helicopter-2-1024x727.jpg The first Leonardo Merlin HM.2 helicopter fitted with the Crowsnest kit conducted its first flight ...
by xav
08 Mar 2019, 11:29
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: RN anti-ship missiles
Replies: 133
Views: 11415

Re: RN anti-ship missiles

Small scoop here (eventhough I guess it was expected) UK MoD Issues Notice for Interim SSGW Anti-Ship Missiles The United Kingdom Ministry of Defense (MoD) issued a prior information notice (PIN) for a Next Generation Surface Ship Guided Weapon (SSGW) contract for the Royal Navy. The UK MoD Weapons,...
by xav
09 Feb 2019, 08:57
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 23 Frigate (Duke Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 685
Views: 51497

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

You really think these will be ported over to the T26 ? The MTLS are getting a "refresh" i.e. they won't be new builds... A colleague from Jane's told me the ready only 8x T23 are getting the upgrade is because there are 8 ASW variants of the T23 (which also have the longest lives remainin...
by xav
31 Jan 2019, 16:45
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]
Replies: 5942
Views: 277991

Re: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]

Sorry about the so-so wording guys, you are not the only one to wonder what the message is exactly... This was the source: https://www.atlas-elektronik.com/newsroom/article/thyssenkrupp-marine-systems-wins-design-contract-for-type-31e-frigates-of-the-british-royal-navy.html Indeed it is them, confir...
by xav
31 Jan 2019, 08:09
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]
Replies: 5942
Views: 277991

Re: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]

TKMS wins Royal Navy’s Type 31e frigates design contract As part of the tender process for the introduction of the new Type 31e frigate generation, thyssenkrupp Marine Systems is one of the selected suppliers in the final design and offer phase in a consortium led by ATLAS ELEKTRONIK UK including A...
by xav
29 Oct 2018, 14:37
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 3838
Views: 214412

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

Likelihood of RN (and RAN and RCN) getting this (Vulcano) for their Type 26 ? They were the "launch customer" for that automated handling system after all ...
by xav
05 Jul 2018, 13:14
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 2204
Views: 104656

Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

My coverage of Catamaran 2018, one month ago (includes interview of Chief of Marine Nationale and Frist Sea Lord)

by xav
17 Mar 2018, 08:05
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]
Replies: 5942
Views: 277991

Re: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]

http://www.navyrecognition.com/index.php/news/naval-exhibitions/2018/dimdex-2018/6036-dimdex-2018-bae-systems-showcasing-type-31e-frigate-design-for-the-1st-time.html According to Twitter there's supposed to be a model of the Leander there but I've not seen any pictures of it. BAE had a small model...
by xav
02 Mar 2018, 09:50
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 3838
Views: 214412

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

So strike length or not for Type 26 ? Lockheed Martin to Supply MK 41 VLS for Royal Navy's Type 26 Frigate https://i.imgur.com/ykKC2tM.jpg BAE Systems awarded Lockheed Martin a contract to equip the Royal Navy's new Type 26 Global Combat Ship with the MK 41 Vertical Launching System (VLS). The MK 41...
by xav
01 Mar 2018, 10:37
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 3838
Views: 214412

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

Second Royal Navy City-class Type 26 Frigate to be Named HMS Cardiff Admiral Sir Philip Jones, Royal Navy First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff, announced that one of the new Type 26 frigates will be named HMS Cardiff. The third to be named in the City Class of eight brand new, cutting-edge, anti...
by xav
05 Dec 2017, 07:45
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 3838
Views: 214412

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

Lord Jim wrote:I read recently that the manufacturer of the Mk41 VLS had fully developed a quad pack system using CAMM

Lockheed Martin ExLS Launching System ?
by xav
04 Dec 2017, 17:14
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 3838
Views: 214412

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

NovAtel’s GPS Anti-Jam Technology Selected for Royal Navy’s Type 26 Frigate NovAtel announced that its GPS Anti-Jam Technology (GAJT) has been selected for the United Kingdom’s Type 26 frigates to meet a requirement as part of a protected navigation system. These vessels are 21st Century warships t...
by xav
04 Dec 2017, 17:13
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 3838
Views: 214412

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

Story on Breaking Defense on Type 26 suitability for US FFG(X) frigate programme: https://breakingdefense.com/2017/11/canadian-navy-competition-previews-us-frigate-fight/ I'll be socked if they pick one of the euro frigates........ it would be amazing if they took the T26. "France’s first two ...
by xav
08 Nov 2017, 09:23
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]
Replies: 5942
Views: 277991

Re: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]

Babcock and BMT Sign Cooperation Agreement for Type 31 Frigate Programme Babcock and BMT have signed a cooperation agreement, which outlines the principles of a strategic relationship that will see the companies collaborate to support the Design, Build, Construction and Support of future classes of...
by xav
27 Sep 2017, 11:30
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Tide Class Tankers (MARS) (RFA)
Replies: 716
Views: 58355

Re: Tide Class Tankers (MARS) (RFA)

SEA Succesfully Links Ship/Air Interface Simulation Capability with Chinook Simulator https://i.imgur.com/GJj6JhC.jpg Cohort company SEA is providing modelling and simulation support to the UK MoD Chinook project team as a method of assessing key aircraft handling qualities, prior to sea trials of ...
by xav
16 Sep 2017, 10:20
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]
Replies: 5942
Views: 277991

Re: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]

I am back from DSEI where I could interview Babcock, Steller Systems and BMT Group on their respective design...

BAE Systems said "management told them NOT to discuss Type 31 with the media"...

by xav
06 Sep 2017, 14:38
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]
Replies: 5942
Views: 277991

Re: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]

UK Unveils Ambitious New National Shipbuilding Strategy with Type 31 Frigates https://i.imgur.com/egcieRE.jpg British Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon has unveiled an ambitious new National Shipbuilding Strategy which meets the challenge set by Sir John Parker last November and sets out plans f...
by xav
04 Sep 2017, 13:44
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Hunt Class Mine Countermeasures Vessel (MCMV) (RN)
Replies: 52
Views: 6325

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

BMT Introduces VENARI-85 Revolutionary MCM Concept Design https://i.imgur.com/sZU5Om9.jpg BMT has launched VENARI®-85, a new mine countermeasure (MCM) concept design capable of clearing mines faster over a greater area and with less risk to the crew, whilst simultaneously providing broader utility ...

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