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  • Scotland unable to compete for Royal Navy warship orders if independent...

    https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/scot...istry-defence/

    “The National Shipbuilding Strategy (paragraph 92) was clear that for reasons of national security, the UK prioritises the need to retain the ability to design, build and integrate warships.”
    Any thoughts?

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    • UK has already decided it's going outwith Scotland for the type 31s ... they know the union is finished even if we stayed in the UK building military ships for the UK does not look promising ... Scotland intends to build 4 frigates during 2 parliaments (10 years) and they require a hms ocean style platform ... that was in their white paper from 2012 ... their plans was to diversify Scottish ship building ... if we are to export our own cargo from Scotland instead of England it would make sense to build our own cargo ships .... Scotland also requires ferries as we have many populated islands

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      • Israeli company Plasan announced that they have signed a contract with BAE Systems, for the armouring of Type 26 Global Combat Ships for the UK Royal Navy.

        http://defence-blog.com/press-releas...bat-ships.html

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        • The powerplant fiasco with the Type 45 destroyers is coming towards a conclusion. This is an extract from the article at the link

          In a modest ceremony held on board HMS Diamond in Portsmouth today, BAE Systems, BMT Defence Services and Cammell Laird signed a contract with the MoD to deliver the Type 45 Power Improvement Project (PIP). Significant propulsion problems have hampered the operation of the six destroyers since their construction and it is encouraging that a permanent cure has now been agreed upon.

          The RN has paid a high price for pioneering Integrated Electric Propulsion (IEP) in a major warship. The principles are sound but the selection by government, against the advice of the builder BAE Systems, of an unproven Gas Turbine design has left a painful legacy. Problems with the intercooler-recuperator fitted to the Type 45’s WR-21 gas turbine engines have caused complete propulsion failures.

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          It would be too difficult to replace the Gas Turbines so instead, the PIP plan is that the two existing diesel-generator sets will be replaced by 3 more powerful sets. The Type 45 will then change its standard operating procedure to cruise on its diesels and only use the GTs for higher speeds.

          £280M of funding for the PIP was set aside in the 2015 SDSR. The competition for the contract was split into two parts, comprising procurement, design and integration of the solution, and the physical installation and replacement of equipment onboard the Type 45 vessels. The alliance of BAES, BMT and CL won both parts of the contract, with work set to begin immediately.


          http://www.savetheroyalnavy.org/fina...ems-announced/

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          • New Astute class attack submarine HMS Agincourt given the go ahead.

            https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/new-...-to-be-funded/

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            • How much of the F-35 is British built?


              https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/how-...british-built/

              The F-35 features a significant chunk of British built components, with up to 10-15% of every jet sold being built in Britain.

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              • Originally posted by TheKiwi View Post
                New Astute class attack submarine HMS Agincourt given the go ahead.

                https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/new-...-to-be-funded/
                I'm sure this boat will be great for joint exercises with their French partners.

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                • First RAF F-35s have arrived at Marham - https://twitter.com/RoyalAirForce/st...43230417702913

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                  • Originally posted by Lord Helmet View Post

                    I'm sure this boat will be great for joint exercises with their French partners.
                    The Brexit boat

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                    • Yeeah based on the Danish Iver Huitfeldt... Great design..

                      https://navaltoday.com/2018/05/31/ar...gate-revealed/

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                      • Originally posted by Lord Helmet View Post

                        I'm sure this boat will be great for joint exercises with their French partners.
                        It can sail with MN Jean Bart...

                        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_frigate_Jean_Bart

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