Blighter Scout

Blighter radars and surveillance systems have been in service with the British and other armies for some time but the Scout is the product of a collaboration with Chess Dynamicsanother British manufacturer and supplier to the MoD.

Combine a Blighter Revolution 360 radar

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With a Chess Dynamics Cobra

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Remote Control: Remotely Piloted Air Systems - current and future UK use

Remote Control: Remotely Piloted Air Systems – current and future UK use

The House of Commons Defence Select Committee have recently published a report on the use use of unmanned systems, specifically air systems, or remotely piloted air systems (RPAS) as the submission from the MoD stresses.

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I don’t think…

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Maritime Renaissance

I think he used the words ‘punching above our weight’ but have a look at this from Admiral Sir George Zambellas KCB DSC ADC DL First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff, Royal Navy.

The video is from the Credible Maritime Partners in the 21st Century conference in the USA at the Center For Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).

A discussion on the UK’s approach to maritime security in the…

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The Red Menace

An update via a published FOI request on the number of QRA alerts

The question

Quick Reaction Alert Question

Quick Reaction Alert Question

The answer

Quick Reaction Alert Question

Quick Reaction Alert Question

Read the full letter here

 

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Integrating Complex Weapons and Aircaft

Integrating Complex Weapons and Aircaft

A few days ago I posted a quick article on the contract award to Thales and Agusta Westland for the integration onto the Royal Navy Wildcat helicopters of the Future Anti Surface Guided Weapon (Heavy) and Future Anti Surface Guided Weapon (Heavy), or FASGW(H) (Sea Venom) and Future Anti Surface Guided Weapon (Light).

From the Agusta Westland press release

AgustaWestland is pleased to announce…

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Holidaying in the Crimea

Holidaying in the Crimea

The always spot on Registan.Net have published a revealing post about the trouble Russia is facing with the economy of the Crimea, especially its dependence on the now non-existent Ukraine tourist.

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Drone Parachutes

File under, neat idea!

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CPIvtut0LE

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This is what happens when you leave the window open

This is what happens when you leave the window open

Storm damage can be expensive.

The MoD has awarded a £1.5 million contract to DHS Systems for additional deployable headquarters shelters

Protective shelters. The purchase of an additional quantity of up to 60 DRASH shelters plus ancillary items. This is an interim purchase following extensive storm damage rendering many existing shelters beyond repair. It will sustain existing Headquarters…

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40mm Cased Telescopic Cannon Goes into Production

40mm Cased Telescopic Cannon Goes into Production

Great news, the production contract has been awarded to CTA International for the 40mm Cased Telescopic Cannon

The Specialist Vehicle Cannon Project Team, part of the UK Ministry of Defence, intends to award a Contract for the supply and initial support of the 40MM Cased Telescoped Cannon (CTC) to CTA International through a single source contract CCAP/001. This CTC will be provided to Prime…

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The SA80 A2 is “perfect” for the Army, but not Royal Marines

The SA80 A2 is “perfect” for the Army, but not Royal Marines

I am just going to post this link, without comment :)

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