Tag Logistics

Taking Advantage of Idle Fleets

The MoD obtains equipment by one of two methods, CADMID or UOR CADMID stands for Concept, Assessment, Demonstration, Manufacture, In-Service and Disposal. UOR stands for Urgent Operational Requirement, UCR, for urgent Capability Requirement. The first is a gated and methodical…

Strategic RORO Ships Usage Data

Out of the many FOI requests that are published there are sometimes ones that are very interesting. This one provides the number of times the ‘Point Class’ Strategic RORO ships are used on operations. At £30m operating costs per year,…

Whatever Happed to FOBEX

FOBEX
In 2012 I wrote about the Generic Base Architecture and FOBEX, an open systems architecture for bases and a series of development trials designed to test some of the components. So what happened to it? Are fixed bases so last…

BMT Defence Concept Fleet 2015

Although this video is a few months old it has some interesting concepts, like all good concept videos (my favourites are from DCNS) it has littoral warfighting disaster relief! The reason I posted it was to prompt further discussion on…

Water Beyond the Shore

Look at any of the marketing material for any new combat vessel these days and there is always a reference to the potable water generation capacity in relation to how it can support Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Response operations. Water…

Increment 2 – Wave Attenuation

In order to allow safe and efficient offloading at the Pier Head the relative motion between the free floating ship and fixed Pier Head must be minimised. Conventional breakwaters are usually massive reinforced earthworks, sometimes with protective sheet piling. Protection…

Closing Comments

Let me start the summary by saying I am not an offshore or geotechnical expert, just someone interested in the subject. This series of posts should be viewed in that context, an interested party with no great expertise! I make…

Increment 2 – Shore Connector

One of the key objectives for Increment 2 is that it is able to access a variety of shore terrain , not just gently sloping beaches; seawalls, rocks and flood defences for example. If the walking leg jack-up platform option…