The Gripen NG fighter jet by all accounts is an excellent fighting aircraft and in direct comparisons can keep up with the world’s best, costing nearly half the price of the F-35. Gripen performance is very strong even compared to the most expensive fighters When comparing the Gripen to other fighter jets that are available on the market, things look very positive for Saab, despite the difficulties finding clients. The jet can outcompete the Eurofighter for instance in a number of key areas. Whilst there is never a perfect fighter and each will have its downsides, the Gripen’s lower price tag is not backed up with lesser performance. Whilst being nearly $40m cheaper than a Eurofighter the Gripen has a better range, higher speed, less weight and lower operating costs. Currently the Eurofighter can provide a larger range of variant types to suit different operating roles, but ultimately the Gripen can carry all relevant NATO spec weapons, so countries are not lumbered with new weapon costs or retrofits. Gripen’s overall cost of a fleet of 150 NG Gripens for more than 40 years is approximately $22bn. Which when compared to the F-35 that the USA and UK are purchasing is significantly cheaper at 48% of the cost of a fleet of 65 F-35As. So effectively a country could purchase a great deal more fighters and still save money over the F-35. Ultimately unless the country is requiring some unique and staggeringly expensive stealth technology (which is the technological focus of the new breed of top fighters) then the Gripen is an extremely good package for the money compared to what else is available.
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The Brazilian Navy’s newest ship, the multipurpose helicopter carrier PHM Atlantico (A140), is slated to arrive in Rio de Janeiro . Brazil bought the former UK Royal Navy 21,578-tonne, 203 m-long HMS Ocean for GBP84.6 million (USD108.7 million) , as part of its strategic ‘Obtaining Full Operational Capability’ programme. HMS Ocean was decommissioned from Royal Navy service on 27 March, and commissioned as PHM Atlantico at HMNB Devonport in Plymouth, UK, on 29 June. #royalnavy #BrazilianNavy #hmsocean # PHM Atlantico source :https://goo.gl/kYujGZ
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BRITAIN’S new futuristic laser-based weapons are being prepared, for full power testing in a key step to get them deployed on tanks and warships.
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Sikorsky-Boeing team conducted the first flight of a prototype of the new SB-1 Defiant modern coaxial helicopter at a West Palm Beach, Florida. According to aerospace giants, this revolutionary aircraft, developed by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company, and Boeing, will help inform the next generation of military helicopters as part of the U.S. Army’s Future Vertical Lift program.
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So far, the "Fifth Generation" of fighter jet aircraft is looking pretty tepid. The F-22 was simply too expensive and plagued with problems, both technical and political. The controversy behind the under-performing, over-budget, and overdue F-35 is growing to near mythical proportions. Even the Russian Su-57 PAK-FA, or T-50, is behind schedule and likely won't see widespread production until 2024 or later. The Chinese J-20 and J-31 are still very much in the prototype phase and are both likely years away. Isn't it time to start considering a 6th generation fighter for "new world" needs? perhaps Canada should look towards the future and skip the 5th generation jet completely. A low cost, but still capable jet like the Gripen would certainly meet our needs for the time being, and Canada could work toward developing a 6th generation "Arrow 2", or "Super Arrow". #Canadasixthgeneration #Canadafighterjet #CanadaSuperArrow source: https://goo.gl/c7n4Fd
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The sale of HMS Ocean to Brazil for £84 million marks the day in which British maritime capabilities are changing, do we require a new ‘budget’ helicopter carrier? Some who were against retaining HMS Ocean pointed to the cost/benefits ratio of investing in a capability which is only based on ‘commercial specifications’. Others argue that it would not be worthy to spend additional money on a ship that only has a 20-year lifespan. While I myself have argued in an earlier piece that it was strategically unnecessary, and also argued the need for a new amphibious carrier. However, the sale of HMS Ocean to the Brazilian Navy has proven one thing, that another nation has seen potential in the helicopter carrier for lighter duties, and will invest money to refit it to their specifications. Historically we have seen Royal Navy ships sold to other nations including Royal Navy aircraft carriers such as HMS Hermes to the Indian Navy, and these ships under new commands perform adequately and demonstrate that in fact these assets could be retained if there was investment guaranteed. While it may be the case we question the logic of the decision of the sale of HMS Ocean, the decision is made – so therefore the point of deliberation shall now turn to what can be done in the future following this acquisition, and the lessons which can be learned. The UK has three options, (1) to use the totally unsuited HMS Albion and HMS Bulwark which are amphibious dock ships to fill the capability gap, (2) purchase a built to order ship, or (3) look at a new way of creating a ‘Budget Helicopter Carrier’. That is why there is an increasing need for the UK Shipbuilding industry, not to mention the UK Shipbuilding Strategy to take this initiative and to be proactive. For the United Kingdom to carry on its status as a ‘Global Power’ and retain its ability to project power across the globe with a blue water navy it must have the assets to project its capabilities. This includes the capability of projecting air, sea, and land forces. Recently HMS Ocean was the flagship for a NATO exercise, and was deemed as being an essential asset. The role of the Royal Navy is multifaceted, and for it to be seen as a credible force, it must match is credibility with the raw capabilities that it possesses. To put it simply, it must demonstrate a ‘conventional deterrence’ against potential adversaries. Therefore, it is my argument that the Royal Navy must retain helicopter functions and an amphibious capability – all of which can be served with a new class of ‘budget’ helicopter carriers with amphibious landing capabilities. As part of our strategic national interest it is also important not to overburden those capabilities which we have such as our prized possessions the Queen Elizabeth class carriers which will have an operational lifespan for 50 years. This class of ship will be different. Thus, a new ‘budget’ helicopter carrier would complement existing and new capabilities, by providing a logistical platform to deploy both Royal Marines and attack helicopters along with landing craft, and larger aircraft for carrying troops and supplies. This new class of Helicopter carrier, with either have Apache aircraft which are currently operated by the Army Air Corps, as well as other helicopters of the Royal Air Force, such as the larger twin rotor Chinooks. This new budget carrier, will be a platform for multi-branch operations and indeed act as a command centre. Thus, the Royal Air force working together with the Royal Navy, and also the British Army Air Corps and the Royal Marines.
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HMS Forth, the first of five second-batch River-class offshore patrol vessels to be built for the Royal Navy, was officially received by the UK defense ministry on Thursday. Forth will be commissioned into the Royal Navy fleet at her home port of Portsmouth Naval Base later this year. UK defense procurement minister Guto Bebb MP visited BAE Systems’ Clyde shipyards on January 25 to announce the formal acceptance of HMS Forth and witness progress on the Type 26 program as production started on the second hull section of Glasgow, the first of the City-class frigates. Forth will remain at the Scotstoun yard in Glasgow for a short period to complete some additional work requested by the defense ministry and on departure will be the first warship to leave Glasgow since HMS Duncan in 2013. Medway, the second of class, was named in October 2017 and is set to depart for sea trials in the first half of this year, while Trent will be formally named in the spring. Tamar and Spey, the last of the River-class OPVs are currently under production at BAE Systems’ Govan yard. “It has been a pleasure to welcome the Minister to our facilities today and we were proud to show him around,” Iain Stevenson, BAE Systems Naval Ships managing director, said. Manufacture of the first Type 26, Glasgow, began in July 2017 and is progressing well with production starting on the second zone of the ship. The first hull section is already taking shape at the Govan yard and the second houses the main machinery space, aviation stores for embarked helicopters and a recreational area for the ships’ 59 senior rates. During the visit BAE Systems also announced the signing of a £5.6 million contract with General Electric to establish an electrical integration and test facility in Whetstone, Leicestershire, to enable de-risking integration tests for the Type 26 propulsion systems. The agreement, which follows a previous design development contract signed in 2016, brings the total committed investment in the facility to around £13 million.
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The most senior member of The Royal Navy in Scotland says the world is watching to see how the newest ships in the fleet add to Britain’s Defence Capability. With the relocation of submarines to Faslane and work on another new Carrier, 2018 is shaping up as a big year for the Royal Navy in Scotland. Trident and the Vanguard-class submarines are the Royal Navy’s most high profile presence in Scotland. The Faslane Naval Base which is their home is set to expand welcoming more boats as it becomes the sole base of the submarine fleet by 2020. Five hundred million pounds will be spent by the Ministry of Defence as the Clyde becomes the centre for specialisation. Not everyone is happy with the location of the Royal Navy’s nuclear fleet on the Clyde, however, with many opposed to the Trident fleet living north of the border. Despite concerns over the future of the UK’s Defence Budget and a recent National Audit Office report highlighting holes in the defence budget, the Royal Navy continues through an intense period of construction with Scotland playing a big part. The carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, assembled at Rosyth, left Portsmouth last week on helicopter trials The second of the new aircraft carriers, HMS Prince of Wales was recently floated for the first time at Rosyth while the new Type 24 and Type 26 frigates are also being built on the Clyde
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at the earliest, sixth-generation fighters may crop up in the 2030s or 2040s—by which time concepts in air warfare will likely have evolved yet again. The American development and deployment of Fifth-Generation stealth aircraft like the F-35 Lightning is one of the central stories of today’s security zeitgeist. But behind the scenes, several countries are already looking ahead to the design of a Sixth-Generation jet. The Sixth-Generation fighter developers can be divided into two categories: the United States, which has developed and deployed two stealth fighter types, Tempest: Apa yang Akan Terjadi Pada Fighter Masa Depan RaF? Ini akan menjadi salah satu pesawat paling canggih yang pernah dibuat ketika akhirnya datang ke layanan - tetapi apa yang akan jet tempur Tempest tawarkan militer Inggris? #UKTempest #ukSixthGeneration #ukTempestSixthGeneration Source : https://goo.gl/eRDpZE
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Japan is proposing to develop its first aircraft carriers. The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force’s (JMSDF) largest warship, the so-called helicopter destroyer JS Izumo, the lead ship of the Izumo-class, along with its sister ship, JS Kaga, have already been designed to operate short take-off and vertical landing (STOVL) fighters such as Lockheed Martin’s F-35B.
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Britain could team up with Sweden to build a new fighter jet after being snubbed by France and Germany. British officials have held preliminary talks with the Swedes, and the Ministry of Defence is next week expected to outline plans to start developing a warplane, to replace the Typhoon. Sweden, which is in the EU, has shown interest in collaborating, and would be a natural partner through its defence manufacturer Saab, according to the Financial Times.
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The U.S. Navy currently operates eleven aircraft carriers, the ten carriers of the older Nimitz class and the USS Gerald R. Ford, the first of the Ford-class carriers. The $17 billion Ford was commissioned into the Navy in July 2017. America’s latest flat-top is 1,106 feet long and displaces 100,000 tons. Despite its size, the carrier can plow through the seas at more than thirty knots, thanks to two A1B nuclear reactors. The third ship, USS Enterprise, began advanced construction on August 24th, 2017. Talks are underway to award the contract for the fourth unnamed ship. The Royal Navy is continuing course on its plans to field a force of two carriers. The first carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, was commissioned in 2017 and is awaiting the F-35B Joint Strike Fighters that will make up her air wing, which should be ready by 2020. The second carrier, HMS Prince of Wales, was floated out of construction dock in late December 2017 and will undergo sea trials in 2019. Each of the two carriers will carry 12 F-35B fighters, the vertical takeoff and landing version of the Joint Strike Fighter preferred by the U.S. Marine Corps, with the ability to embark up to 36 of the fighters in a crisis. China is steaming full speed ahead to field a fleet of at least three combat-ready carriers. After the 2012 commissioning of the training carrier Liaoning, the country quickly began construction of a second carrier, known only as 001A at this point. Launched in 2017, 001A is similar to Liaoning but makes a number of modest improvements. Meanwhile a third carrier, 002, is currently fitting out at the Jiangnan Changxingdao Shipyards at Shanghai. 002 will be considerably larger than the previous two carriers though still only eighty percent the size of the Ford-class carriers. The ship will also ditch the use of a ski ramp to launch aircraft and instead use a Chinese version of the Ford’s EMALS system. The use of EMALS will allow the new Chinese carrier to launch and recover more types of aircraft with heavier weapons and fuel loads. Long an aircraft carrier power, the Indian Navy currently sails one carrier, INS Vikramaditya. A second carrier, Indigenous Aircraft Carrier-1 (IAC-1), began construction in 2005. The ship has recently been named INS Vikrant and is projected to be complete in 2020. At 831 feet long and displacing 40,000 tons, Vikrant is the largest warship ever produced in India. The ship will carry 20 Russian-made MiG-29K fighters. Japan has not begun construction or announced any new aircraft carriers, but according to reports is considering a major break in policy and assigning fixed-wing aircraft to them. If they do, that would technically mean Japan will have new aircraft carriers, Izumo and Kaga, to fly the F-35B Joint Strike Fighter. Chinese pressure on Japanese airspace over the Senkaku Islands and East China Sea and a shortage of airfields in the area were cited as reasons.
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TYPHOONS IS BACK: New-customer Typhoons Will Be the Most Advanced for the first time, the Eurofighter Typhoon that are being built for delivery to Kuwait and Qatar from late 2019/early 2020 will have sensors and weapons that are not in service with the partner nation air forces. In some cases, these new systems will provide capabilities that are more advanced than those of RAF, Luftwaffe, AMI, and Ejército del Aire Typhoons. source: https://goo.gl/r9CaZy
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The U.S. Marine Corps has announced that the new Amphibious Combat Vehicle offers ‘significantly greater survivability, mobility’ than the predecessor. According to a statement, the Marine Corps’ Amphibious Combat Vehicle program reached another milestone, proving the vehicle’s ability to deliver future combat power from ship to shore and follow-on objectives. Program Executive Officer Land Systems recently completed testing on the ACV, which proved the new vehicles’ ability to not only take on challenging surf, but also complete a long swim from ship to shore and back. These major accomplishments facilitated the program moving from what was originally envisioned as an incremental approach, to one that will be known as the ACV family of vehicles, without the nomenclature of ACV 1.1 or ACV 1.2. #NewCombatVehicles #AmphibiousCombatVehicle source: https://goo.gl/J7Hoj3
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the UK MOD issued a notice saying the competition was once again open. The announcement stated that the five frigates for the Royal Navy are to be built “for a total cost not to exceed £1.25 billion, inclusive of Government Furnished Equipment (GFE). Proses kompetisi baru akan terdiri dari kuesioner pra-kualifikasi, kontrak fase desain yang kompetitif, dan akhirnya, desain tunggal dan kontrak pembangunan.
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The Atlas A400M arrived in the Falkland Islands last week. Having completed the 20-hour journey from the UK, A400M touched down at Mount Pleasant Complex on Tuesday afternoon, a week ago. Replacing the long serving Hercules aircraft, A400M will take over as BFSAI's tactical airlift capability delivering maritime reconnaissance, search and rescue and humanitarian assistance. A spokesperson from MPC said: “The C130 has been a valuable asset to the Falklands, as demonstrated by her recent humanitarian role in the multi-national search effort for the missing Argentine submarine ARA San Juan in 2017”. The new Atlas A400M will continue to give BFSAI a Search and Rescue and humanitarian capability. The Airbus A400M is considered the most advanced, proven and certified airlifter available, combining 21st century state-of-the-art technologies to fulfill the current and upcoming Armed Forces’ needs. The A400M combines the capability to carry strategic loads with the ability to deliver even into tactical locations with small and unprepared airstrips. And, in addition, it acts as a frontline-tanker for other aircraft. An aircraft which can do the work of three, according to the Airbus site.
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CAE, L3 Technologies, MDA and Ultra, along with BAE and Lockheed Martin have teamed up to offer the Type 26 Frigate to Canada. Speculation is mounting that Canada is seriously considering the Type 26 Frigate for its ‘Canadian Surface Combatant’ project. Anne Healey, BAE General Manager (Group Business Development Canada) said, referring to a BAE bid to sell the Type 26 in Canada: “The Type 26 Global Combat Ship is the world’s newest and most advanced surface combatant design. We are planning to cut steel in 2017, which is ideal timing for the CSC programme; being 3 years ahead of the Canadian programme.” Canada’s Combat Ship Team say their approach to the CSC project exclusively parallels the Canadian Government’s Defence Policy, which is the foundation for the offering: Strong, Secure and Engaged. The following statement was released earlier in the month: “The Type 26 Global Combat Ship is a flexible, next generation warship design which offers a low risk and affordable solution for the Canadian Surface Combatant program,” stated Anne Healey, Country Director, Canada, BAE Systems. “With the UK Type 26 program running ahead of CSC, our Canadian ship will benefit from lessons learnt on the UK program. This schedule also allows Type 26 the opportunity to be the most advanced Canadian Surface Combatant.Canadian companies such as W.R. Davis Engineering in Ottawa, Rolls-Royce in Peterborough and L3 MAPPS in Montréal have already begun work on delivering high-technology systems for the UK’s Type 26, demonstrating the skills and capability available from the Canadian supply chain.” Canada’s Combat Ship Team add in an additional statement on their website: “Offering the most advanced and modern warship design with Canadian-developed combat and platform systems, BAE Systems, CAE, Lockheed Martin Canada, L3 Technologies, MDA, and Ultra Electronics Maritime Systems Inc. (Ultra) are partnering (on a non-exclusive basis) as Canada’s Combat Ship Team for the Royal Canadian Navy’s future fleet of Canadian Surface Combatants (CSC). For Canada’s distinctive mission requirements, Canada’s Combat Ship Team proposes BAE Systems’ Royal Navy Type 26 Global Combat Shipdesign, enhanced with the team’s collective Canadian naval expertise in combat system design, integration, training, logistics and program management. Our team is offering Canada’s trusted Combat Management System – Lockheed Martin Canada’s modern CMS 330, currently in service on board Canada’s modernised HALIFAX-class frigates. Our team has been a proven and trusted partner to the Royal Canadian Navy for more than three decades on some of the most successful naval projects in Canada’s history, as well as with other premier navies and shipyards around the world.” Canadian firms have already won contracts to support UK Type 26 programme with Ottawa-based engineering firm WR Davis being the first to secure a manufacturing contract to provide key equipment. BAE Systems has awarded the contract for the Uptake and Downtake elements of the ship’s funnel and exhaust system for the first three Type 26 ships.
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PROUD: Turkey Launches Full-Scale Development of ATAK-2 Attack Helicopter The Presidency of Defense Industries (SSB) and Turkey’s aerospace giant, Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), signed a deal for the Heavy Class Attack-Helicopter Project on Friday. #NewHelicopterAtak2 source: https://goo.gl/wHheGT
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The New Turkish Aircraft carrier more advanced than HMS Queen Elizabeth The Turkish Navy is expected to receive the first nationally built aircraft carrier, the TCG Anadolu, which can be configured as a light aircraft carrier on 2021, Turkish news website reported that the TCG Anadolu multipurpose amphibious assault ship, will be delivered to the Naval Forces Command in April 2021. With the multipurpose amphibious assault ship joining the navy, Turkey will be one of 14 countries in the world with an aircraft carrier. The TCG Anadolu, which is being produced with a local content ratio of 68 percent, will be one of the world’s most advanced aircraft carriers. The 32-meter-wide giant ship will be capable of moving 9,000 miles (14,500 kilometers) without refueling.
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Britain's biggest warship HMS Queen Elizabeth, today made waves in the Big Apple beginning a historic week-long visit to New York. The ultimate symbol of British naval power dropped anchor within sight of the Statue of Liberty, and the skyscrapers of Lower Manhattan for seven days in New York’s Upper Bay, – in full view of Ellis and Liberty Island tourists and thousands of commuters on the Staten Island ferry. #RoyalNavy #AircraftCarrier #NewYork source :https://goo.gl/nYj9C1
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Finally! Canada's new Type 26 Super Frigate will begin construction soon The Canadian government has officially signed a contract with Irving Shipbuiding, and the BAE Systems-Lockheed Martin team for the construction of Canada’s future surface combatants. The contract was signed on February 7 after the BAE Systems’ Type 26 Global Combat Ship design was selected in October 2018. #Type26Frigate #CanadianNewType26 #NewType26 Source: https://goo.gl/FB5wGd
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FANTASTIC TO SEE: Gripen Can Operate From a Strip Of Road Only 16 x 800 Meters,Always Combat Ready The key to operational effect is to get fighters airborne when needed. That’s why Gripen is designed to make sure that availability is maximized at all times. For instance, Gripen can operate from a road strip of only 16 x 800 metres. In this film, you will get more information on what makes Gripen always combat ready. #GripenAircraft #GripenFighter #JAS39Gripen
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The French aircraft manufacturer Dassault Aviation recently published a video that gives a glimpse into what the reported Franco-German next-generation aircraft might look like. France and Germany announced last July that they would join forces to build an advanced “European” fighter to replace Dassault’s Rafales, and Germany’s Eurofighter Typhoons, The War Zone reported last summer. “As expected, 2-engine deltawing,” Sim Tack, the chief military analyst at Force Analysis, and a global fellow at Stratfor, tweeted on Thursday about the new Dassault Aviation video.
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The US Navy's Newest Supersonic Stealth fighter is now ready for combat The US Navy says that its version of the F-35 fighter jet is now ready for combat. After more than two decades of testing and development, the service announced Thursday that the advanced aircraft has achieved Initial Operating Capability, meaning it passed the proper tests to be flown on missions. Thursday's announcement comes shortly after the first squadron of Navy F-35s completed aircraft carrier qualifications aboard USS Carl Vinson. "The F-35C is ready for operations, ready for combat and ready to win," said Vice Admiral DeWolfe Miller, commander of Naval Air Forces. "We are adding an incredible weapon system into the arsenal of our Carrier Strike Groups that significantly enhances the capability of the joint force." #F35CStealthFighter #F35CombatReady # F35FighterJet #USNavy #USNavyF35CombatReady soure: https://goo.gl/j4zVS6
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Proud! UK to Builds two new Litoral Strike-Ships for SBS and SAS The United Kingdom is developing a Future Littoral Strike Ship concept for the Royal Navy, which looks almost identical to the U.S. Navy’s secretive MV Ocean Trader special operations mothership. U.K. Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson announced the Future Littoral Strike Ship (FLSS) plan, as well as associated amphibious developments, in a speech at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) think tank on Feb. 11, 2019. #UKlittoralStrikeShips #UKflss #FutureLittoralStrikeShip source: https://goo.gl/XhKUow
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HMS Queen Elizabeth, Britain’s largest warship, reached Florida’s Mayport naval station ahead of F-35 fighter jet trials later this month. The purpose of the mission is to introduce the carrier to the F-35B fighters which will be its core firepower once fully operational. source :https://goo.gl/torgcd #royalnavyaircraftcarrier #HMSQueenElizabeth #royalnavy
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HMS Prince of Wales has fired up her engines for first time. The second of the Royal Navy’s new Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers has been fitted with four Wärtsilä diesel generators at Rosyth dockyard in Fife. Each produces a total of 11 Megawatts of power – enough to sustain a town with a population of 25,000 people. “With the first run of HMS Prince of Wales’ diesel generators now complete, the ship is truly coming to life on its own systems, #RoyalNavy #Navy #AircraftCarrier source: https://goo.gl/hCzzpt
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AVX Aircraft and L3 Technologies Unveil Design for U.S Army Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft The AVX Aircraft Company and L3 Technologies announced today their innovative compound coaxial helicopter (CCH) design, which is competing for Phase 1 of the U.S. Army Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA)-Competitive Prototype (CP) program competition.
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Singapore picks US F-35 fighter jet over Europe, China rivals Singapore has chosen the F-35 warplane to replace its ageing fighter jets, opting for the US aircraft over European and Chinese models, the defence ministry said Friday. The ministry said the air force should first buy “a small number” of F-35s “for a full evaluation of their capabilities,and suitability before deciding on a full fleet.” #SingaporeAirForce #F35 #USF35 Source: https://goo.gl/QrPRdz
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All the talk in the world of UK defence today is the Royal Navy's next generation of frigates - the Type 26s. The creation of the state-of-the-art £8billion fleet is now firmly in the hearts and minds of military types across Plymouth. It comes as the Defence Secretary announced aboard HMS Montrose in the chilly waters of Plymouth Sound today that the entire class would be based at the city's naval base as the Type 23 fleet begins to wind down. #royalnavy #type26frigate source :https://goo.gl/QDwHPd
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United Kingdom, are all in early planning stages for a so-called "sixth generation" of fighter jets. The jets won't fly until the 2030s, but governments around the world are already exploring designs. Fifth generation fighters were different from their fourth generation predecessors by incorporating stealth directly into the designs of aircraft, resulting in sleeker planes that carry weapons internally and have a reduced radar signature. The downside is while fifth gen jets are capable of carrying fuel and weapons externally, doing so breaks their carefully designed stealth characteristics. Other features of fifth generation fighters include active electronic scanning array radars and engines powerful enough to cruise above the speed of sound without afterburners. The feature set for sixth generation fighters hasn't yet been nailed down, but longer range and payload are emerging as two key requirements. Artificial intelligence will likely play a role, sorting data and analyzing threats to reduce the pilot's workload. Optional manning is another likely feature, with the ability to fly fighters remotely. On the other edge of the manning spectrum, two seat fighters will probably evolve into something new. While "backseaters" used to control the jet's radar, their modern counterparts will likely control and orchestrate swarms of unmanned aerial vehicles. The UK's Future Combat Air System (FCAS) will replace the Eurofighter Typhoon starting in 2040. FCAS might be an unmanned aerial vehicle; the UK has been quietly testing the Taranis combat drone since 2012. Unlike current drones, Taranis is being developed to attack aerial targets in addition to ground targets. Unmanned is an option for FCAS, but the UK Ministry of Defense has admitted the program could still result in a manned fighter.
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WATCH 120-Tonne RAF Transport Plane Land and Take Off From Welsh Beach The Royal Air Force released the exceptional footage on Wednesday, demonstrating the Airbus Atlas A400M’s versatility and manoeuvrability. A video of a massive RAF military transport aircraft landing on a Welsh beach has been published, showing the 120-tonne plane landing and taking off from the terrain, from both onboard and outboard shots. The plane was recently put through its paces at beach landing trials in Carmarthenshire, South Wales. Commenting on the trials at Pembrey Beach, the RAF said, "Beaches are routinely used by the RAF for training operations with other tactical airlifters. The A400M showcased its superb tactical capabilities on natural surfaces by performing take-off, landing and taxiing manoeuvres." The A400M has a maximum range of around 2,000 miles and is capable of reaching speeds of almost 500mph, transporting as many as 116 military personnel. #RoyalAirForce #A400M source: https://goo.gl/7c6bas
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Stealth fighter jets have landed on the deck of the UK’s brand new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth for the first time. The F-35 Lightning fighter jets touched down on the Royal Navy’s £3.1 billion flagship on the U.S. east coast on Tuesday. Royal Navy Commander Nathan Gray, landed the Lighting F-35B on the aircraft carrier at sea. #F35BonDeck #RoyalNavy #HMSqueenelizabeth Source :https://goo.gl/ssBnzR
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Most feared! All the new of Royal navy's vessel and Super-weapons this years 1. Queen elizabeth-class aircraft carrier (HMS queen elizabeth and HMS prince of wales) 2. Type 26 frigate (HMS Glasgow - HMS Cardiff - HMS Belfast - HMS Birmingham - HMS Sheffield - HMS Newcastle - HMS Edinburgh - HMS London) The Type 26 frigate or City-class frigate is a class of frigate being built for the United Kingdom's Royal Navy. The ship design and manufacture program, known as the Global Combat Ship, was created by the UK Ministry of Defence to partially replace the navy's thirteen Type 23 frigates, and for export. It will be a multi-mission warship designed to support anti-submarine warfare, air defence and general purpose operations. The programme began in 1998, under what was then known as the Future Surface Combatant (FSC). However, by March 2010, this procurement programme had evolved to become the Global Combat Ship, following the announcement of a four-year, £127 million design contract being awarded to BAE Systems Maritime – Naval Ships.The design passed Main Gate 1 in early 2015, with the Demonstration Phase starting 1 April 2015. In August 2015 the first long lead items for Type 26 were ordered, with manufacturing then expected to begin in 2016 and the first Type 26 to be delivered in 2023. #RoyalNavy #RoyalNavySuperPower #RoyalNavyPower
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Two days after leaving her construction site in Maine, US Navy’s Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001), met with Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth in the Atlantic Ocean. Joining both of them on November 11 was USS Lassen (DDG 82) and Tide RFA Tidespring refill tankers (A136), another first class vessel. #RoyalNavy #HMSQueenElizabeth #AircraftCarrier source: https://goo.gl/igiXZV
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in the 21st century, super power countries such as America, UK, Russia, China, France, Germany and others continued to increase their military (Armed-Forces) by modifying their main battle-tanks (MBTs), and Here are All the New Most Modern Main Battle Tanks (MBTs) In This Planet. #NewMainBattleTank source: https://goo.gl/mko6SX
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REVEALS: Medusa, The Challenger 2 Upgrade Of The "British Monster" Britain’s biggest defense company BAE Systems has given further details on the capabilities of its upgraded Challenger 2 main battle tanks as part of Medusa project. source: https://goo.gl/dtiRVF
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British Newest Aircraft Carrier Returns To Rosyth For Planned Maintenance The Royal Navy has announced on 3 April that the newest aircraft carrier, called the HMS Queen Elizabeth, returned to Rosyth for planned maintenance. Having lowered her pole mast to get under the three Bridges, the ship will now have to wait for the right tidal and weather conditions to manoeuvre safely through the lock into Rosyth Dockyard. Equipped with a specially designed roller-fender system, there will be just one metre clearance each side of the ship, and just over one metre separating the keel from the entrance sill. She will then be taken through the inner basin, back into the dry dock where she was pieced together, edging past her younger sister, HMS Prince of Wales which is scheduled to leave Rosyth for the first time later this year. #RoyalNavy #HMSQueenElizabeth #AircraftCarrier
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The US supercarrier USS Harry S. Truman is visit the UK and has arrived in the Portsmouth. source :https://goo.gl/vk9pwd # USaircraftcarrier #USSHarrySTruman #HMSqueenelizabeth
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Royal Navy’s Next-Generation Patrol Ship Completes Maiden Sea Trials HMS Medway, the second of the Royal Navy’s next-generation patrol ships, will debut in Portsmouth in the New Year after completing her maiden sea trials. Throughout the trials package, all onboard systems were put through their paces including the Integrated Platform Management System, which controls and monitors most of the ship’s systems, and the Combat Management System which is used to collate sensor information, and assist the command team in the decisions they make when in action. #RoyalNavy #HMSMedway source: https://goo.gl/QZDfQM
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BAE Systems designed and built Black Night demonstrator that fitted with modern active protection system (APS) and thermal imaging system. The upgraded tank is equipped with of the Iron Fist system developed by Israeli supplier IMI Systems. Iron Fist is an automated system that uses a radar to detect and track threats and then takes action to eliminate the threat. In addition, softkill active protection system developed to protect military vehicles against guided anti-tank-missiles also was integrated onto the Challenger 2 Black Night. #NewChallenger #Challenger2BlackNight source :https://goo.gl/uRPzEk
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Royal Navy’s new Type 31e frigates won’t be used to protect two Queen Elizabeth-class supercarriers A FUTURE fleet of frigates being developed by the Royal Navy won’t be used to protect the nation’s two giant aircraft carriers, a defence minister has said. Mark Lancaster, armed forces minister, has said the Type 31e will not be used as part of carrier strike operations to protect the two Queen Elizabeth-class supercarriers. #RoyalNavy #NewType31Frigate #RoyalNavyNewFrigate source: https://goo.gl/7sDk9N
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SURPRISE!! Tempest is the Next UK Super-Fighter jet after the F-35 unveiled UK Defence Secretary, Gavin Williamson, unveiled a full-size mockup of Tempest, a conceptual next-generation fighter that he said will fly alongside the Lockheed Martin F-35, and the Eurofighter Typhoon, in the Royal Air Force in the mid-2030's. Britain plans to develop this new fighter, as a joint venture between British aerospace contractors BAE Systems, Rolls Royce, and MBDA UK, in cooperation with Italy’s Leonardo, which has a sizeable UK business in the fields of helicopters, radars and defense electronics. Britain post-Brexit is a world-leader in defense airspace and industry
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The earliest aircraft carriers in history looked nothing like they do today. They were known as "seaplane tenders" because they could only carry and support seaplanes. These ships, like France's Foudre and Britain's HMS Ark Royal didn't even have large flat decks, because seaplanes could only take off from the surface of the ocean after being placed on the water. Over a century later, almost everything has changed. Affectionately nicknamed "flattops," aircraft carriers have become one of the most important weapons in the arsenals of navies around the world. There are currently 20 aircraft carriers in service with nine different countries around the world today. Five of those countries are currently building new aircraft carriers, which are expected to take to the seas in the next few decades. The US, UK, China, India and Italy are all either in the process of building new flattops, or are in the final stages of planning. Aircraft carriers that support fixed-wing, smaller helicopter carriers are being built, and may be upgraded to carry aircraft like the F-35b, which has vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) capabilities.
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The Royal Navy’s two Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers will make it one of the ‘best navies in the world’, HMS Prince of Wales captain has said. HMS Prince of Wales will be the second new aircraft carrier in the fleet after the HMS Queen Elizabeth. The flagship is currently in America carrying out historic flight trials. while HMS Prince of Wales is still being built in Scotland. She will join HMS Queen Elizabeth in Portsmouth in the coming years. Speaking to the Ministry of Defence in footage shared on social media. HMS Prince of Wales Commanding Officer said the two ships will make Royal Navy one of ‘the best in the world’. ‘The Queen Elizabeth Class Carrier programme will set the Royal Navy right up there with the best navies in the world. ‘To operate Aircraft Carriers requires an ability and a sophistication that most navies just simply cannot aspire to and to have two out there really is a game changer.’ HMS Queen Elizabeth is due back in Portsmouth before Christmas if all goes well. #RoyalNavy #UKsupercarrier #UKaircraftcarrier Source :https://goo.gl/Se8fLp
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Boeing Australia Build a New Combat Drone Designed to Fly as "loyal wingman" Boeing Australia on Wednesday announced plans to make a jet drone with artificial intelligence that can act as a "loyal wingman" for manned jet fighters. The drone's software will enable it to fly independently or in support of manned aircraft while maintaining safe distance between other aircraft, Boeing said in a statement on what it calls the "Airpower Teaming System." #BoeingNewCombatDrone #drones #fighterplanes #boeing #australia #aviation #unmannedaircraft #wingman source: https://goo.gl/BHxCgu
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The well-known French company Dassault used this year’s Euronaval 2018 exhibition, to display a model of the New Generation Fighter (NGF) that will eventually replace the current generation of Dassault’s Rafales, and Germany’s Eurofighter Typhoons aircraft by around 2035-2040. The Dassault ‘s next-generation aircraft has no tail fin, and a swept W-shaped wing design, and incorporates highly advanced stealth technologies, and integration with information systems. The new aircraft will have tricycle-type landing gear for runway take-off and landing. # NewGenerationFighters #nextgenerationfighter #Frenchgenerationfighter source :https://goo.gl/yGwqvo
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One of the most advanced warships in Britain, HMS DRAGON, met with Indian Navy destroyers for war games Britain’s most advanced warship joined forces with her Indian counterpart when the two navies linked up in Goa. Fresh from a £90m drugs bust in the Indian Ocean, HMS Dragon met the pride of the Indian Navy, state-of-the-art destroyer Kolkata, for the annual workout testing the two Commonwealth maritime powers. Exercise Konkan takes its name from the stretch of coastline in western Indian which it typically takes place off ,occasionally it’s staged in UK waters when Indian vessels visit Europe. #RoyalNavy #IndianNavy #ExerciseKonkan source:https://goo.gl/HLNTxS
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Proud! UK's Supercarrier Hms Queen Elizabeth Finally Have Super-Gun Britain's most powerful warship, has been bolstered with a formidable armament system capable of automatically tracking and destroying threats, and shooting down enemy aircraft at short-range. HMS Queen Elizabeth will boast three Phalanx 1B computer-controlled guns, which can empty a 1,550-round magazine at 4,500 rounds-per-minute against a range of threats on land and at sea. source: https://goo.gl/2YzvYR
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Powerful and Technologically Advanced:HMS Queen Elizabeth Is Being Armed With Three Phalanx Systems Fast, powerful and technologically advanced, yet so aesthetically pleasing. Under the white sheeting our first phalanx of three is being fitted. HMS Queen Elizabeth is being armed with three Phalanx systems, each one capable of emptying a 1,550-round magazine at 4,500 rounds-per-minute. The Phalanx Close-In Weapons System is designed for use as an anti-aircraft and anti-missile defence, the vessel also carries 30mm Automated Small Calibre Guns and Miniguns for use against fast attack craft. #UKweaponsSystem #hmsQENewphalanxsystem source: https://goo.gl/sp1Yfn
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