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Carrier Strike

CROWSNEST Contract

The Demonstration and Manufacture contract for CROWSNEST has been confirmed. Lockheed Martin UK Ltd Merlin MK 2 Helicopter — Crowsnest Demonstration and Manufacture. Anti submarine warfare helicopters. Merlin Crowsnest — Modification…

Selective Quoting in F-35 Land

Nothing seems to be simple in F-35 reporting but one thing is certain, it is becoming increasingly difficult to discriminate between valid commentary and blatant nonsense. Although this story it hasn't been widely reported I expect…

The F-35B is worth it, but

In the 7 years I have been dribbling my thoughts into Think Defence there are a few things on which I have been consistent; the ISO container is the greatest invention since the Bailey Bridge, commonality is not a dirty word, logistics are…

3 Million Cubic Metres

The MoD have awarded a £30m contract to Westminster Boskalis for dredging the 4-5 mile approach channel of Portsmouth in order to accommodate the larger QE carriers. They will use a combination of trailing suction hopper dredgers and…

Royal Navy CROWSNEST Decision

In what I think is the first post-election major project announcement the MoD have today confirmed that an updated Thales Cerberus system has been selected for the CROWSNEST requirement that will deliver an airborne surveillance system to…
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