Tag Amphibious

CONCEPT 1 in Action in Tacloban

The delivery augments the cargo handling equipment fleet brought in by the company a week earlier and will assist in aid and typhoon relief efforts. [browser-shot width=”600″ url=”;] This will have a significant impact and we should reflect on the…

Ship to shore

Even if landing craft,  pier heads and cranes are not available, ship to shore logistics can still be effective, however modest. The local community form a chain to unload water and shelters from HMS DARING’s sea boat on the island…

Typhoon Haiyan – UK Response Update

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Building a port

Just to demonstrate the massive challenges in port enablement, these are a few videos that shows what goes into constructing a port over many years and hundreds of millions of Pounds  

St Helena Airport

A reader (James C)asked for a short post with relevant information about the new airport at St Helena, due to open in 2016, built and operated by a South African company called Basil read and costing about £250m, as a…

The Aquatrack

The Glover Webb/GKN Defence/Alvis Aquatrack was an amphibious load carrier that sadly never entered service with UK forces but found limited export success with the Philippine Marines. With a 5-8 tonne/40 passenger load its 4.3m x 2.6m load bed could also accommodate a small…

Lock, Stock and a Sandy Bottom

Royal Bahamas Defence Force Sandy Bottom Project Damen Stan Lander 5612
You are a small island nation with an ageing naval infrastructure and an equally ageing fleet of small patrol vessels in need of replacement. The solution is simple, just get the cheque book out and replace the lot. The Royal…

Want that one – Vityaz DT-30

Pretty bloody cool I think :) Read more about the amazing DT-30 Vityaz at the links below [browser-shot width=”600″ url=”;] [browser-shot width=”600″ url=”;] [browser-shot width=”600″ url=”(ATV)”]