Friday, January 23, 2009


HMS Montrose, a Type 23 frigate, performing a series of tight turns (Archive picture)
[Picture: POA(Phot) Mick Storey]

Navy frigate to get new electronic 'brain'

An Equipment and Logistics news article

14 Jan 09

The Royal Navy frigate HMS Montrose is to get a new electronic 'brain' which will help her crew defend the ship against air, surface and underwater threats.

The Type 23 frigate has come into Babcock's dockyard for the £15m upkeep which will see a major capability upgrade for the ship with the first fitting of the Royal Navy's newest command system, DNA(2), which is based on the system being fitted to the Royal Navy's powerful new Type 45 destroyers.

The command system is the ship's 'brain', central to the ship's fighting capability, providing the officers and crew with vital information from sensors and communications, allowing them to direct weapon engagements above, on and below the sea's surface....(read the rest on MoD here)

And a two-fer - just because I can!:

First batch of 'souped-up' combat vehicles delivered

An Equipment and Logistics news article

9 Jan 09

The first delivery of over 100 enhanced light tanks used for scouting out the enemy have arrived at the Army's training units, complete with a state-of-the-art engine cooling system taken from the motorsport industry.

One of the new enhanced combat vehicles

One of the new enhanced combat vehicles
[Picture: MOD]

Under an Urgent Operational Requirement (UOR) contract worth £19million, a number of important upgrades have been carried out to boost the performance and reliability of the British Army's Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance (Tracked) [CVR(T)] vehicles in the demanding conditions of Afghanistan.

Significant changes include:

• Up-powered engine, gearbox and final drives to improve performance in the demanding operational and environmental conditions faced in Afghanistan;

• A new high-efficiency radiator and charge air cooler from the motorsport world - a major improvement on earlier systems.

Lieutenant Colonel Martin Fenn, Environmental Mitigation UOR Team Leader, said:...

To read the rest of this story, go to the MoD here.

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