ministry of defence

  1. Grey Havoc

    G.S.O.R. 1008.

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LRdmSgUDaQ Looks like the requirement was for a heavily protected defence orientated tank, employing ambush tactics (similar in a number of respects to the S-Tank), for use by the British Army On the Rhine (BAOR). IIRC, default NATO strategy in the event...
  2. Grey Havoc

    Royal Navy XLUUV program (Manta-class drone submarine)

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/hisutton/2020/03/05/royal-navy-to-get-first-large-autonomous-submarine/#338120f1f0b6 https://www.savetheroyalnavy.org/manta-the-royal-navy-gets-its-first-extra-large-autonomous-submarine/
  3. Grey Havoc

    Future Littoral Strike Ship (FLSS)

    https://www.savetheroyalnavy.org/a-closer-look-at-the-littoral-strike-ship-concept/
  4. Grey Havoc

    CarbSAR ultra low cost radar satellite (United Kingdom)

    ORIGINAL CAPTION: The CarbSAR concept could fly as a demonstration in 2021 https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-47787598 From earlier this year: https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-47030052 https://www.sstl.co.uk/ https://oxford.space/
  5. covert_shores

    RN warship 2050: project Startpoint

    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-34077719 :)
  6. robunos

    The 'AB.123' project designation system...

    I've done a search. and I'm surprised that there's no thread for this... Following the partial replacement, in 1959, of the British Ministry of Supply by the Ministry of Aviation, the iconic 'Rainbow Code' system for projects was also replaced, by a new system of two letters, and three numbers...
  7. Grey Havoc

    ‘BLACK SWAN’ Class Sloop-Of-War

    Via HP&CA, a new MOD concept for the Royal Navy: Detailed specs Joint Concept Note 1/12 This concept is probably DOA. Someone should have told the MOD that Transformation and the like is dead and buried. 'Systems not platforms' is what brought about such disasters as the LCS.
  8. uk 75

    Saunders Roe Hovercraft Aircraft Carrier

    On page 241 of "The Decline of British Seapower" by Desmond Wettern, the then Minister of Aviation (Julian Amery) told a Business Dinner on 9 September 1964 that the Government were considering building an ocean-going "hovership" for the RN. His Ministry and the MOD would make preliminary...
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