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A further article, expanding on the BMD capability to be added to T45. Worthwhile upgrades, but I reckon the RN would love to have a few more of them.Here's some 'things' that appeared on my feed today...
Sea Viper Upgrades for Type 45 Destroyers
Type 26 to be built undercover... (Eventually....)
Even fitted with new secret type of Radar absorbing Stealth materialAn update on the progress of construction of Type 26 (HMS Glasgow), the link contains images / video
New photos and videos show Type 26 Frigate build progress
I don't understand why shipyards working on naval vessels with sensitive equipment/components do not simply build the warships indoor, totally protected against weather and cameras.Even fitted with new secret type of Radar absorbing Stealth material
I don't understand why shipyards working on naval vessels with sensitive equipment/components do not simply build the warships indoor, totally protected against weather and cameras.
Central and local government bureaucracy - don't you just love it.With regards the shipyards on the Clyde, there is a long story there that goes as far back as 2012 - 14, where I believe that the shipbuilder put forward proposals for a 'Frigate Factory', but UK PLC stated "NON ! " & wouldn't put any funds forward in the form of assistance.
The costs of dismantling over 100 years of shipbuilding (in the form of some of the buildings), also ended up with local Government stepping in & stating some facilities are 'listed buildings', so it's likely taken the shipyard finding some funds, as well as arranging planning permission to be in place, BEFORE actually striking a blow on the development
They would be impressive ships if built.FSS proposals unveiled (in a limited way as apparently the MOD has everyone on an NDA)
Interesting that one of them has Artisan specified- seems a bit Gucci for an RFA -although there may be spare sets left over once the Type 23's are all decomissioned.
Also, I *think* a couple of sets of the TAS and radar were purchased to get 26 moving without having to wait for kit to be decommissioned and refurbished for return to service.Yes, considering the number of T23s fitted with it, the smaller number of T26s, & T31 having a different radar there should be a few going spare.