Será uma das opções para substituir as VdG ?28 meses para completar cada navio e esperam lançar um Navio a cada doze meses, a primeira fragata estará operacional em 2027.https://www.savetheroyalnavy.org/type-31-frigate-project-on-schedule-despite-challenges-of-the-pandemic/Abraços
Citação de: tenente em Outubro 09, 2020, 07:46:40 pmSerá uma das opções para substituir as VdG ?28 meses para completar cada navio e esperam lançar um Navio a cada doze meses, a primeira fragata estará operacional em 2027.https://www.savetheroyalnavy.org/type-31-frigate-project-on-schedule-despite-challenges-of-the-pandemic/AbraçosTás maluco, amigo tenente? Isso é um calendário muito acelerado. O contrato para as substitutas das Vdg só vai ser assinado depois do contrato para os restantes 06 NPO.
The Royal Navy is out there doing business in great waters, demonstrating the shape of things to come from the British fleet, across a range of operations in various parts of the world.The headline event in autumn 2020 was the debut of the UK Carrier Strike Group (CSG), which assembled for the first time to stage an impressive display in the North Sea. The boss of the CSG, Commodore Steve Moorhouse, hailed a new era in operations: ‘The UK Carrier Strike Group is the embodiment of British maritime power and sits at the heart of a modernised and emboldened Royal Navy.’A heavily-armed retinue accompanied Portsmouth-based carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, including Type 45 destroyers HMS Diamond and HMS Defender and Type 23 anti-submarine frigates, HMS Kent and HMS Northumberland, supported by US Navy destroyer USS The Sullivans and Dutch frigate HNLMS Evertsen. There were also suggestions of a British nuclear-powered attack submarine working with an American counterpart to provide invisible protection somewhere beneath the waves.Ensuring that the impressive assembly of UK and NATO surface warships could stay at sea were the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) fleet support vessels RFA Tideforce and RFA Fort Victoria. The CSG later participated in a wide-ranging multi-national Joint Warrior exercise in rough seas off northern Britain.Aboard HMS Queen Elizabeth were 15 stealthy, F-35B strike jets and four Merlin helicopters from 820 Naval Air Squadron (820 NAS). The jets belonged to the UK’s joint RAF-Royal Navy 617 Squadron and Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 211 (VMFA-211) of the US Marine Corps.It all came as the Royal Navy prepares for next year’s first operational deployment of the Queen Elizabeth in Carrier Strike Group 21 (CSG-21). Venturing east of Suez (and likely into the South China Sea), it will again see a combined UK-USMC air wing embarked aboard Queen Elizabeth.
Experimental response groupOther important developments on the front line reveal how the future Royal Navy is shaping up fast (bar any drastic U-turns in the defence review, whose results were still awaited as this publication went to press). These included the cutting-edge LRG (X) – Littoral Response Group (Experimentation) – deploying from Devonport to the Mediterranean and then into the Black Sea.The group’s three months of autumn operations signalled the UK’s determination to support NATO allies who feel threatened by an increasingly aggressive Russia. which routinely harasses Alliance units in the Black Sea with aircraft sorties, and closely monitors NATO movements with its Crimea-based warships.LRG (X) offered a range of options should the UK or NATO require them. Hosting the headquarters and staff of Commodore Rob Pedre, Commander Littoral Strike Group (LSG), was the amphibious assault command ship HMS Albion, escorted by the destroyer HMS Dragon, supplemented by the auxiliary landing vessel RFA Lyme Bay. The highly versatile Albion and Lyme Bay accommodated specialist units of 47 Commando Royal Marines, along with green berets from 42 Cdo and 40 Cdo, plus intelligence experts of 30 Cdo Information Exploitation Group. To add mobility and reconnaissance reach were Wildcat helicopters from 847 NAS and 815 NAS.Such deployments are a key element not only in the evolution of how the amphibious ships work but also in shaping the Future Commando Force. The latter aims to develop the Royal Marines into a raiding and strike force using ships as sea bases – a process described by the Ministry of Defence as the ‘most significant transformation and rebranding [for the RMs] since WW2.’In March 2020, to prepare for the autumn deployment of the LRG(X), RN sailors and Royal Marines undertook Exercise Autonomous Advance Force in waters off Norway. With industry partners present, the four-day exercise trialled an array of cutting-edge equipment, including a Mast 13 unmanned boat and a Remus unmanned sub-surface drone, controlled from HMS Albion. It was also the first time an Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) had been operated from Albion. Another first was achieved by 700X NAS, which deployed the Puma Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) from a landing craft.
New patrol ships worldwideThe future Royal Navy is also at work in the form of five new River Class (Batch 2) Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs). Specially constructed for constabulary missions, they are lightly armed but have a range of sensors including the same Combat Management System 1 (CMS-1) as the much bigger Type 45 destroyers and Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers. They can also embark up to 50 troops and act as a floating base for helicopters.The Royal Navy’s intention with the new OPVs is to keep them on station in their operational theatres for extended periods, with HMS Forth already on deployment around the Falkland Islands, HMS Medway in the Caribbean and HMS Trent in the Mediterranean. In this way they will safeguard UK interests, and citizens at home and abroad, while working on joint missions with allies.Meanwhile, in a Clyde shipyard, work on the first City Class (Type 26) frigate is well advanced. Eight of these new Anti-submarine Warfare (ASW) frigates will replace some of the Royal Navy’s extant Type 23s. Eight of the latter are ASW configured, with all thirteen Type 23s set to reach the end of their service lives by the mid-2030s. The more lightly armed Type 31 general-purpose frigate is due to replace the current five non-ASW Type 23s.
Multi-dimensional operationsAny navy that aspires to tackle missions effectively on, over or under the sea in the future will have to operate drones as well as ships and manned aircraft.While HMS Anson, the Royal Navy’s fifth Astute Class nuclear-powered attack submarine, is being built at Barrow-in-Furness, a contract for a large, 30-metres-long, Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (UUV), with a range of up to 3,000 miles, has been awarded. Revealing this development, the First Sea Lord, Admiral Tony Radakin, explained: ‘I am really excited by the possibilities that this offers to increase our reach and lethality, improve our efficiency and reduce the number of people we have to put in harm’s way.’ He added: ‘The world is changing at a startling rate, and technology and innovation are moving faster than they ever have before. We need to remain ahead of our adversaries. This is why the Royal Navy is currently undergoing a period of transformation.’
Potential threatsThe threats the Royal Navy is tasked with meeting are rapidly expanding, even during the COVID-19 pandemic. Put simply, the Royal Navy of today and tomorrow must expect to work in an increasingly dangerous world. In the Middle East, Iran poses a complex maritime challenge, with its multiple subsonic Anti-ship Cruise Missiles (ASCM), a nascent Anti-ship Ballistic Missile (ASBM) threat and formidable mine warfare capability. It also has explosive-laden unmanned surface vehicles, and operates submarines. However, the most pressing threat to the Royal Navy, and the UK more broadly, is from the ships and submarines of the Russian Navy along with the bombers and strike aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces. These are augmented by special forces’ operations, and cyber warfare and mine warfare capabilities. The Russian armed forces operate an extensive arsenal of advanced Anti-ship Missiles (ASM), including subsonic low-observable and supersonic cruise missiles – a sophisticated multi-directional threat.Likewise, during the next decade, China’s ability to project maritime power globally will grow substantially. By the mid 2020s, the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) is likely to commission its first 80,000 tons displacement, catapult-equipped aircraft carrier. Such a vessel will lead a globally-deployable battle group including cruisers, destroyers, and attack submarines, with commensurate logistical support ships. China is also developing and deploying a potent mix of air, ground- and sea-launched ASCMs and has an array of ASBMs. From western China, the 4,000 km-range DF-26 ASBM can theoretically threaten maritime targets in the Indian Ocean and the far eastern Mediterranean.It is unlikely the Royal Navy would find itself at war with China in the Asia-Pacific region. Yet, as Chinese national power and global influence grows, the possibility that a clash could erupt between a US-led coalition and a Chinese ally – drawing in Beijing’s forces – cannot be dismissed. The post-Cold War assumption of unassailable US sea control no longer applies. Therefore, the requirements of operating in a highly dynamic strategic environment against a wide range of threats need to be considered. Most importantly, the Royal Navy – if it is to protect and project British interests globally as government policy dictates – must be properly equipped and supported.
The future has arrived - Iain Ballantyne outlines how the Royal Navy is already going full steam ahead into the future as it operates in an increasingly dangerous worldNão posso deixar de pensar que a MGP, com um par de NPO com sensores militares e pouco mais, podia fazer "escalar" a nossa importancia geoestrategica se tivesse entre Cabo Verde e STeP um em permanencia...
Navio da Marinha desembarca no mar viaturas doadas a São Tome
Según informan los diarios londinenses esta mañana el nuevo y carísimo portaaviones HMS Prince of Wales (R09) ha sufrido una nueva inundación en su sala del sistema eléctrico mientras se encontraba en los muelles de Portsmouth preparándose para su segundo viaje a Estados Unidos para entrenar con los F-35.El buque de 3.100 millones de libras esterlinas se encontraba listo para zarpar cuando según el diario The Sun, miles de litros de agua de mar se filtraron en su sala de máquinas dañando varios armarios del sistema eléctrico que permanecieron sumergidos durante más de 24 horas.El barco de 280 metros de eslora, el más grande de la Marina junto con su gemelo HMS Queen Elizabeth, depende de la electricidad producida por los motores diésel y turbinas de gas para hacer girar hélices de 33 toneladas.El Prince of Wales en el puerto de PortsmouthUn informante de la Marina, a título privado, dijo: “Es vergonzoso lo que está pasando con este barco. El viaje a EE.UU. había sido planificado durante largo tiempo y hemos tenido que decir que no podemos ir”.“Llevará meses reparar el daño. Los costes de la reparación ascenderán a millones de libras”. Se iniciará una investigación para evaluar las millas de cables que lleva el barco para evaluar los daños.En el mes de mayo, se filtró agua a través de las juntas del sistema propulsor del barco. La Marina describió el incidente como “menor”.La Marina insiste en que el HMS Prince of Wales seguirá siendo operativo en 2023 como estaba previsto, informa The Sun.Imagen de una de las salas inundadas.A principios de este año, el portaaviones causó un gran revuelo en su puerto de origen, ya que sus ruidosos motores mantenían despiertos a los vecinos por la noche.El barco a menudo funciona con sus generadores de diésel en lugar de la energía de la base y los propietarios de las casas junto al muelle dijeron que el alboroto estaba haciendo la vida imposible.Uno de ellos, Neil Sutton, dijo que muchos metían “nuestras cabezas bajo las almohadas por la noche” en un intento de dormir un poco.Añadió: “En este encierro, ¿por qué no podemos abrir nuestras ventanas y disfrutar de la paz y la tranquilidad?”.El barco de 919 pies (280 m) y 65.000 toneladas, que puede llevar 36 aviones y cuatro helicópteros, permanece varado en la Base Naval de Portsmouth.
Se fosse da Navantia já tinha afundado.
Three possible configurations were to be examined; conventional catapult-assisted take-off, barrier assisted landing (CATOBAR colloquially referred to as ‘cats and traps’), Short take off, barrier assisted landing (STOBAR) and short take-off, vertical landing (STOVL) options. A fourth option of a ‘hybrid’ CATOBAR and STOVL carrier was briefly considered during 2000 but quickly eliminated as too expensive.
É por isso é que eu digo no DB que este projeto será o próximo PA da MB....eu nem sei como é que ainda não fui banido.
De salientar que está previsto que o projecto colocará em prática as lições absorvidas por marinhas de guerra estrangeiras que operam navios semelhantes, tornando-se deste modo um navio de eleição em comparação com os seus congéneres:• Da classe "Rotterdam" (casco, doca, convés de voo e respectivo hangar, instalações hospitalares e propulsão diesel-eléctrica), da classe "Johan de Witt" (sistemas de C2), ambas da Marinha de Guerra Holandesa;• Da classe "Bay" (uso de pods em vez de veios), Marinha de Guerra Inglesa;• Da classe "Foudre" (chaminés de dimensões reduzidas e maior armazenamento de combustível para helicópteros), Marinha de Guerra Francesa;• Da classe "San Antonio" (mísseis RAM de defesa de ponto, em vez de canhões Vulcan PHALANX), Marinha de Guerra Norte-americana;• Da classe "Galicia" (Radar 3D), Marinha de Guerra Espanhola.