The latest annual report from the UK National Audit Office (NAO) attacked the MoD for repeated delays and cost slippages to major projects. However, it noted, the Type 26 frigate programme was a year ahead of schedule.
Naval Warfare magazine: UK Carrier Strike Group, global OPV market and more
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COMMENT: EVERY SUBMARINER’S NIGHTMARE
News that an Indonesian Navy submarine has sunk for unknown reasons in the Bali Sea during a torpedo drill raises questions about current safety standards.
SETTING SAIL EAST
The deployment of the Carrier Strike Group represents a major landmark for UK, EU and NATO engagement in the Asia-Pacific region. While the participating powers seek to contain China’s regional aggression, their success is dependent on many unknowns.
LEARNING THE LOCAL LINGO
Shephard Defence Insight’s analysis of the global OPV sector shows that Western manufacturers open to partnering with local shipbuilders have more success on the export market.
THREATS FROM THE DEPTHS
The underwater battlespace is constantly evolving and increasing in complexity. Modern torpedo producers must innovate to remain effective against traditional and asymmetric threats.
FIGHTING THE BYTES
Robust cybersecurity for vessels and operations is not optional for navies – it is a necessity requiring a holistic approach.
MIND THE MINES
As concerns over reduced manpower continue, Singapore and other nations look to unmanned MCM vessels to protect their territorial waters.
Bonus content coming soon: A NEW ERA?
There are indications that the final corvette in a four-vessel programme for Pakistan includes a change of air defence missile.
Thyssenkrupp Marine has been selected to provide replacement battery monitoring equipment to German Type 212A-class U-boats.
The tragic loss of an Indonesian submarine sends a timely reminder for all that submarines are more than a shiny plaything, and that they need lifetime investment.
The UK has stepped up efforts to bolster Ukraine’s navy with a comprehensive agreement covering new ships, training, and the regeneration of naval facilities.
Bath Iron Works to support newly launched Arleigh Burke-class Flight IIA ship.