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Think Defence hopes to start sensible conversations about UK defence issues, no agenda or no campaign but there might be one or two posts on containers, bridges and mexeflotes!

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January 25, 2013 6:47 pm

That battlefield cargo airship seems a bit bobbins to me, read the story a couple of weeks ago. That is all – thanks for the other links :-)

January 25, 2013 9:33 pm

Will all ‘The RN ain’t floating rozzers’ crowd please note,

Another govt post about the RN being at the heart of the action- as floating Rozzers.

Brian Black
January 26, 2013 12:01 am



The Government Pipeline and Storage System (GPSS) was constructed before and during the Second World War and expanded during the Cold War. It consists of some 2,500 kilometres of pipeline and a number of other facilities and is managed by the Oil and Pipelines Agency (OPA), a Public Corporation, sponsored by MOD. The pipeline is used to receive, store, transport and deliver aviation fuel for the MOD and US Air Force.

January 26, 2013 12:20 pm

Aviation Week has an article that says US Navy is asking for quotes for a deckhouse in steel for the 3rd and last DDG-1000, though the current composite 900 ton composite deckhouse was one of the listed pluses of the 14,500 ton destroyer being stealthy and light. One can speculate that it could be for structural reasons, perhaps larger and heavier AMDR radar or in the interests of survivability in combat, does anybody know the thinking behind this as it will be expensive and add a lot of top weight with adverse effects on the ships stability. There was talk that the Type 26 deckhouse would have special materials.