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RN and RFA Ship Annual Running Costs

The figures below show annual running costs for Royal Navy and Royal Fleet Auxiliary ships. The average annual costs of operating only include those which are directly attributable to the Ship's Unit Identity Numbers e.g. Personnel…

The Type 31 General Purpose Frigate

SDSR 2015 truncated the Type 26 Global Combat Ship at eight vessels. We will maintain one of the most capable anti-submarine fleets in the world with the introduction of eight advanced Type 26 Global Combat Ships, which will start to…

The CTruk Thor

In the recent Type 26 GCS project I wrote that the new adaptable mission bay could accommodate a 12m vessel weighing up to 15 tonnes, somewhat larger than the normal 8 or 9 metre RHIB. So what is the potential of this additional…

Naval Strategic Plan 2006

I found this online whilst browsing for Type 26 material and thought it would be interesting to post. Nearly a decade on from the its publication, how close to the plan are we?

Remote Control Boats

From BAE, in conjunction with ASV; Unmanned technology with the potential to change the face of naval operations within a decade has successfully been demonstrated for the first time by BAE Systems in partnership with ASV at a site near…

Type 26 Frigate – History

The history of the Type 26 Frigate starts with the Type 23 Frigate. The Type 23 Frigate Following the Suez Crisis, British military strategy was largely characterised by that of withdrawal from empire and conflict containment, but from…

The Type 26 Frigate

The Type 26 Frigate is the replacement for the Royal Navy’s Type 23 Frigates that have been in service since the early nineties. This document will look at the many attempts to deliver a replacement for the Type 22 and 23 Frigates, take a…

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…
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