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  1. Dark_Nit

    Germany engineers its own type 45 fiasco

    First delivered for sea trials in 2016 after a series of delays, the 7,000-ton Baden-Württemberg frigate was determined last month to have an unexpected design flaw: It doesn’t really work. Defense experts cite the warship’s buggy software and ill-considered arsenal—as well as what was until...
  2. Flight

    Sir John Parker's National Shipbuilding Strategy Of course the actual strategy will be the MoD's response to his proposals, due in the spring. Makes for interesting reading though. In particular a...
  3. Kromeriz

    Lack of platforms receiving attention

    Currently airing on the BBC is the Commons Defence Select Committee report on the woeful lack of platforms that the RN can field. House of Commons - Restoring the Fleet: Naval Procurement and the National Shipbuilding Strategy - Defence Committee Also featuring in the Telegraph, Royal Navy...
  4. Crunchie

    Type 26 Frigate I may be a bit dense here, but surely the cheaper option is to just build more of the new Destoyers the RN have spent years developing as the base for this new...