Tag Royal Navy

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 Costs, Fuel, Port Visits,…

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…

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? [document url=”; width=”720″ height=”840″]  

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 end…

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…

HMS Diamond Back in Action

After a 15 month Capability Upgrade Period (CUP), HMS Diamond has started acceptance trials. The 15 month upgrade included work on the communication satellite systems, internal computers and weapons systems as well as adding Harpoon anti-ship missile system launchers. The…

#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…