dmereifield wrote:Deal just announced
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/crow ... ed-uk-jobs
Ron5 wrote:marktigger wrote:had heard at BBC SW there was investment comming at yeovil wasn't sure what
Most of the work will be done elsewhere.
xav wrote:Thales press release.... I am still strying to find out how many sets will be delivered... but can't seem to reach Thales right now
Thales contracted to deliver Royal Navy's new airborne surveillance and control capabilityThales and Lockheed Martin announce the contract award to deliver the Royal Navy’s new airborne surveillance and control system, under the ‘CROWSNEST’ programme. Lockheed Martin, who acts as the Ministry of Defence’s prime contractor for the Merlin helicopter, selected a new generation of the Thales Searchwater radar and Cerberus mission system to be fitted to existing Merlin Mk2s helicopters to provide the Navy with an airborne surveillance and control capability (ASaC).
http://www.navyrecognition.com/index.ph ... ility.html
ArmChairCivvy wrote:shark bait wrote:10 kits for 250 million
Per a/c the same as the original basic airframe, inflation adjusted. So, with no airframes to be bought
... that is 50% off?
Ron5 wrote:It's 250 million for upgrading 30 Mk 2's, support, spares
abc123 wrote:How much would it cost to buy say 8 new-built Merlins- just for this role? Any possibility that it would have been cheaper?
marktigger wrote: this project is about having 8 AEW helicopters that can be re-roled to ASW aircraft as needed.
ArmChairCivvy wrote:marktigger wrote: this project is about having 8 AEW helicopters that can be re-roled to ASW aircraft as needed.
This project is about having 30 ASW, to rerole to AEW, almost at will , as the threat picture changes - how many hrs was the switch taking , again?
- we have discussed the other constraints, like the specialists to be available to be in the back etc , before
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