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  1. S

    UK Project Vixen Naval Drone Project

    Original Source: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/975455/20210303-MAvn-MEPG_Slides-FINAL-O.pdf PWAS = presistent warning and control system (?)...
  2. Grey Havoc

    Wave Glider USV in USN service?

    From last October: https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidhambling/2020/10/07/mystery-deepens-around-unmanned-spy-boat-washed-up-in-scotland/?sh=c25f756541f3 https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/unmanned-spy-vessel-washes-up-in-scotland/
  3. Grey Havoc

    A Salute to Model Making | The Tank Museum

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zA_3sG7LSl8
  4. Grey Havoc

    Future Flight Challenge (UKRI program)

    https://www.ukri.org/our-work/our-main-funds/industrial-strategy-challenge-fund/future-of-mobility/future-flight-challenge/ https://www.aero-mag.com/gkn-aerospace-to-accelerate-sustainable-technologies-in-future-flight-challenge/
  5. Grey Havoc

    Excise Profit Duty (First World War)

    The century-old tax that could help pay for the pandemic (ft.com)
  6. Grey Havoc

    UK Space Command

    From last year, a little bit more background (note that the headline was slightly misleading): https://www.defensenews.com/global/europe/2020/01/15/former-fighter-pilot-picked-to-lead-british-militarys-space-command/
  7. J

    Replacement of Challenger 2 with Leopard 2

    I've seen a number of threads on Youtube that is suggesting that the British Army is considering replacing it Challenger 2's with Leopard 2's instead of undertaking the CLEP. I've got to admit the videos are not brilliant; one of the makers Huff Hack is awful - the read of the stats of various...
  8. A Tentative Fleet Plan

    Air Staff Target 9003 Photo-Reconaissance Satellite (Early 1960s)

    Source: Norman Friedman's Seapower and Space p365-366. AST.9003 envisaged satellites orbiting at 200 miles in 97 degree (sun-synchronous) orbits carrying two cameras with television readout, and an ELINT Antenna. Resolution of the cameras would be 25 and 5 yards with swath widths of 45 and 7...
  9. Grey Havoc

    History of the Black Cab

  10. hesham

    British Light/Civil Aircraft and Projects,Post WWI

    From British Civil Aircraft since 1919, Mr. F. W. Broughton built a single seat parasol wing light monoplane,powered by one 30 hp Carden,developed from Perman Parasol,called Broughton-Blayney Brawney.
  11. Grey Havoc

    How to drink tea in a tank

  12. Grey Havoc

    Type 4X Destroyer

  13. Grey Havoc

    Rapidly Manufactured Ventilator System scheme

    https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/specification-for-ventilators-to-be-used-in-uk-hospitals-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak UK’s new ventilators still awaiting regulatory green light (ft.com, registration may be required)
  14. 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/
  15. Grey Havoc

    Future Littoral Strike Ship (FLSS)

  16. Grey Havoc

    Endgame for Iran Nuclear deal?

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-51104579 https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-51109166
  17. Michel Van

    SKYRORA - UK return to Space - This time it's Private

    SKYRORA is new British/Ukraine Company for Small Satellite launcher Based in Edinburgh, Scottland. They continue were Black Arrow was Stop, using rocket power on Kerosine/HTP to launch Small Satellite. For moment they have 3 models Skyrora Nano II a small sounding rocket with 10kg Payload...
  18. Hood

    Aeralis Modular Trainer Concept

    A British start-up company, Aeralis, is trying to secure £1 mil via crowdfunding to design a concept fuselage demonstrator for a “modular” family of military jet trainers in time for September’s DSEI defence show. They are billing this as the first all-British military aircraft since the Hawk...
  19. F

    British Spaceflight

    Introduction of Space Industry Bill shows UK’s commitment to commercial spaceflight From: Department for Transport, UK Space Agency, and Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Published: 28 June 2017 The Space Industry Bill has been introduced into the House of Lords, marking...
  20. Grey Havoc

    Rolls-Royce Advanced Autonomous Waterborne Applications Initiative (AAWAI)

    I thought we already had a thread on Rolls-Royce's drone ship program, but either I misremembered, or else our search engine has gone feral again. Anyway, here's a quick update on the program via gCaptain...