Tag Submarines

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…

Submarine Deployment

When the argument that the UK should invest in conventionally powered submarines comes up one of the objections is because they are generally seen as a defence system rather than an expeditionary system their range and endurance is limited by…

Spearfish Torpedo Upgrade

In service with the Royal Navy since 1994, the heavyweight BAE Spearfish torpedo is being upgraded. Naval Technology describes Spearfish as; The Spearfish advanced heavy weight torpedo from BAE Systems is effective against submarine and surface threats in oceanic and…

Scotland, Submarines and Shipbuilding

As the Scottish referendum approaches the the issue of what would happen to nuclear submarines and shipbuilding continues to exercise many peoples thinking. The simple fact is that it would be politically inconceivable that either major surface combat vessel shipbuilding…

The Future of ASW?

Will the world of ASW have moved on before we get a T26 in the water? More information here: [browser-shot width=”550″ url=”;] Perhaps a layered ASW defence of MPAs, SSNs, ACTUVs, Merlins and bow sonar would meet future RN requirements?…

Thoughts on Trident

Trident
As m’learned friend Jedibeeftrix eloquently states in his recent takeon Sir Nick Harvey’s comments on Trident, the ex defence minister has managed to get the Trident replacement issue back into the news agenda in an intelligent way, not framing it…