UK Military News, Reports, Data, etc.

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    RAF Considers BriteCloud To Counter Radar-Guided Missile Threat
    source: http://www.defensenews.com/story/de.../30/raf-radar-guided-missile-threat/82417308/
     
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    Merlin news:
    New Royal Marines Battlefield Helicopters Get Their Sea Legs Aboard HMS Ocean
    source: http://seawavesmagazine.blogspot.cz/2016/03/new-royal-marines-battlefield.html
     
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    all I can say is God Save The Queen:
    Why the Royal Navy has just been cut by another 2 ships
    "There has been no official announcement but in early 2016 the surface fleet was effectively reduced by a further two ships.

    HMS Dauntless, in commission for just 6 years has been reduced to harbour training ship statusand unlikely to go to sea for some time. Dauntless has suffered the most from the propulsion defects that have plagued the Type 45s. ... HMS Lancaster has been put into “mothballs”, or in MoD double-speak, “extended readiness”. ..." the source:
    http://www.savetheroyalnavy.org/why-the-royal-navy-has-just-been-cut-by-another-2-ships/
     
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    Anyone have a link to the full video?

     
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    Don't know what the problem is with HMS Lancaster but the issue with HMS Dauntless I believe is connected to its electric propulsion system. Their 2011 study states that "no single cause for the low reliability but rather a large group of unconnected individual causes" would suggest to me that the design itself is unstable. This is the price that you pay when going for a IEP technology that has yet to mature. By the way, the USS Zumwalt is basically using similar electric propulsion technology but given that that design is later in the timeline some of the design issues might have been addressed. Time will tell.

    http://www.defensenews.com/story/de...destroyer-royal-navy-uk-power-plant/82167048/
     
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    Brumby you might be interested in
    Feb 6, 2016
    https://www.sinodefenceforum.com/uk-military-news-reports-data-etc.t2437/page-170#post-387679
    (I'm preparing a Singapore post right now :) so just briefly: I've read Type 45 Destroyers breaking down at sea "was an open secret" in the Royal Navy, but Spin Doctors were quite effective for some time
     
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    I did a recent post on the technology pertaining to electric propulsion here :
    https://www.sinodefenceforum.com/type-055-ddg-large-destroyer-thread.t6480/page-180
     
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    Well it's in Russian but here it is.

     
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    Now 3 Astute, 4 Trafalgar : 7 SSN the number will vary btw 6 - 7 up all the Astute are in service and 4 Vanguard.

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