Not a Boffin on Type 31 Frigate CapabilitiesI would hate to see what you'd come up with were you to look carelessly at this. Aside from the fantasy spotters kit list and arbitrary sizing, you might at least try and get your facts right. I suspect you're referring to Project Spartan - a GPFF concept design produced...Ronald Lockley on Type 31 Frigate CapabilitiesI have looked very carefully at the possibilities of the so called T31 class and have come to the conclusion that it should be possible to have a very effective warship built in the UK at different yards throughout the country without BaE involvement. Weapon launchers and sensors should be...JohnHartley on The TD Purple Reading ListTo Rule The Waves- Arthur Herman Britain & the H-Bomb - Lorna Arnold The Hunt for Zero Point - Nick Cook Islam without Extremes - Mustafa Akyol Commanding Officers - David Miller The Age of Uncertainty - John Kenneth Galbraith Soerings on BooksThe Grand Strategy of the Byzantine Empire (Edward N. Luttwak) might appear outdated, but offer some good lessons for the management of endless problems/challenges with finite resources. Soerings on Online MaterialsWiseman's Wisdoms is a good Swedish air force-centric mill blog. He writes mostly in Swedish, but sometimes publish in English. Anyway a good source for those with basic/rudimentary Scandinavian understanding. S O on Online MaterialsHave a look at ISW Blog & Oryx Blog. Gloomy Northern Boy on The TD Purple Reading List...Alfred Thayer Mahan and Carl Von Clausewitz; oldies, but definitely goodies...so good, in fact that I used both of them getting an MBA... GNB Daveyb on Type 31 Frigate CapabilitiesI have been following this discussion and I thought I'd like to point out a few issues with the Type 31 concept that is seriously annoying me and I believe a poor route for the Navy to follow. There seems to be a general underlying trend throughout our Navy, which...Simon on BooksPrisoners of Geography by Tim Marshall: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Prisoners-Geography-Everything-Global-Politics/dp/1783961414 Excellent! S O on ESARCO VehiclesIt looks like an oversized two-seat 6x6 ATV. The wheel travel is ugly short. Colin true Brit Taylor on Top 25 British War FilmsIt is a shame this list of British War films has films made by the Americans that included Americans as the goddamn, mother loving toughest soldiers in the world, ever. Who, were put there merely to interest American audiences in the film. The Great Escape was a British and Commonwealth...Think Defence on Progress Update – February 2017Thanks Pacman, will be updating the T31 page shortly Pacman27 on Progress Update – February 2017TD. I keep coming back as well and you are missed. I am interested in your views on the Stellar Systems proposal for the T31. I understand you have other commitments, but having created the pre-eminent defence site in the UK - we need it to remain operational. As Kitchener...WiseApe on BooksThis is a good read: Empire of the Deep: The Rise and Fall of the British Navy by Ben Wilson. Currently two quid on Amazon Kindle but be warned - there's no happy ending. S O on Bookshttp://defense-and-freedom.blogspot.de/2010/09/my-book-recommendations-about-military.html ArmChairCivvy on BooksExcellent initiative, thank you! ISTAR (and C&C in the old fashioned way) does not neatly fit under any of the headings, so it would be helpful to add it explicitly to the "Change" header, so that related comments would all end up identifiable as such Doc on The TD Purple Reading ListThe Cruel Sea has to be there under Maritime. One of the best books on Men and war - along with Quartered Safe Out Here - that I have ever read. Robert on The TD Purple Reading ListLosing Small Wars - Frank Ledgwick Alan Erskine on Progress Update – February 2017I love that last image. NEMO mounted on a 10 tonne truck; interesting concept. andyreeves on Some Thoughts on the Batch 2 River Classwhat does the river class do that a trained well run and coordinated archer squadron fitted with the oloerikon they are fitted for not do? TehFinn on Progress Update – February 2017Can you recommend some other military blog from UK point of view? andyreeves9 on Speech: UK/US naval partnership 2016RE TYPE 45 ISSUES- MY SON ON DUNCAN SAYS THEY'RE YET TO REPLACE A LIGHTBULB! THE SCOTTISH YARDS BUILDING THE GCS SHOULD BE PUT INTO DIRECT COMPETITION AGAINST EACH OTHER TO GET THE SHIPS BUILS FAST.THE ORIGiNAL BATTLESHIP DREaDNAUGHT WAS BUILT AND LAUNCHED IN UNDER 12 MONTHS AT POMPEY. ONE...andyreeves9 on Speech: UK/US naval partnership 2016should the R.N. LOOK INTO THE REPURCHASE OF THE 3 TYPE 23'S SOLD TO CHILE? GETTING DAUNTLESS AND LANCASTER BACK INTO THE FLEET SHOULD BE GETTING MORE PRIORITY THAN IT APPEARS IS HAPPENING andyreeves9 on Speech: UK/US naval partnership 2016i've read all of theinformed and well written posts below and i keep thinking will the OCEAN retirement rear its head again?chatting to my local m.p theotherday, he's ex R.N. i ventured an idea used in ww2 to produce carriers stripping superstructures from big mercheant navy shipsstrapping on a full...andyreeves9 on Speech: UK/US naval partnership 2016i'dhave xpected some kind of reference tothe t31 programme and theimplications for fleet size enhancement.