RN and RFA Ship Annual Running Costs

The figures below show annual running costs for Royal Navy and Royal Fleet Auxiliary ships. The average annual costs of operating only include those which are directly attributable to the Ship’s Unit Identity Numbers e.g. Personnel Costs, Fuel, Port Visits, Travel & Subsistence etc. The average annual costs of operating do not include:­ a. Maritime …

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Next Project – Progress Update

Just in case you think the place has gone to sleep, am about a third of the way through the next large multiple section series. Working title… UK Complex  Weapons The table of contents Introduction Brimstone SPEAR Capability  3 Paveway IV Storm Shadow Tomahawk Sea Venom Martlet ASRAAM Meteor Common Anti Air Modular Missile Fire …

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News story: British Forces support Gabon’s fight against elephant poachers

The British Army training team will help step up anti-poaching training with local park rangers and trackers, which includes sharing operational experience, surveillance and analysis, and the collection and use of criminal intelligence to support successful prosecution of the gangs responsible for the slaughters. The 14-strong team, led by Northern Ireland based 2 RIFLES, and …

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35480 – Warships: Shipbuilding (Answered)

Chris Stephens To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the terms of reference are for the National Shipbuilding Strategy; and if he will make a statement. Mr Philip Dunne The National Shipbuilding Strategy is intended to place UK shipbuilding on a sustainable long-term footing. It will look at how to build a new …

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35479 – Warships: Procurement (Answered)

Chris Stephens To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans his Department has to procure ships under the Military Afloat Reach Sustainability programme; and if he will make a statement. Mr Philip Dunne The Military Afloat Reach and Sustainability (MARS) programme covers the four Tide Class Tankers which were ordered in 2012 and …

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HL7785 – Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft (Answered)

Lord West of Spithead To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many (1) F35, and (2) F35B, aircraft are currently flying in the US; how many F35B aircraft owned by the UK are currently flying in the UK; and how many F35B aircraft in total (1) have been purchased by the UK to date, and (2) …

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News story: Versatile Vikings’ £37 million upgrade completed

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) announced in September 2012 that 99 Viking vehicles, used extensively by the Royal Marines, would be regenerated under a new £37 million contract with BAE Systems. The revamp of the Viking Fleet has seen the vehicles fitted with new mine blast protected Hulls designed to offer additional defence should they …

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