Tag 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 and provision of Airborne Surveillance and Control role fit…

#AskQNLZ An Experiment in Social Media Engagament

This afternoon the Royal Navy hosted a ‘live Twitter chat’ with Captain Simon Petitt from HMS Queen Elizabeth. Live Q&A session with Capt Simon Petitt @RoyalNavy from 1400-1500 #askQnlz pic.twitter.com/VOuJuwghix — HMS Queen Elizabeth🇬🇧 (@HMSQNLZ) October 7, 2015 Questions raised…

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 it will, the Daily…

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…

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 backhoe dredgers…

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 protect the Queen Elizabeth…