Thales Upgrades Radar for HMS Dauntless

March 17, 2021 (Google Translation) – The S1850M Long Range Radar, from HMS Dauntless (Royal Navy’s Type 45 class), has officially been completely revised since last week. The overhaul was part of the ship’s ‘Upkeep 2020’ program and included a digital ‘factory acceptance test’ (FAT)! Test and Support manager Bernard Haanappel: “Such an overhaul involves the replacement and refurbishment of…

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HMS Defender Begins Predeployment Workups

March 2, 2021 – HMS Defender has left Portsmouth to take part in intensive training ahead of a busy year as part of HMS Queen Elizabeth’s Carrier Strike Group 21 mission. The Type 45 Destroyer recently sailed from Portsmouth to take part in intensive training to prepare for missions around the world this spring on HMS Queen Elizabeth’s landmark deployment.…

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Rolls-Royce to Strengthen Support for key Royal Navy Programs

October 22, 2020 – Rolls-Royce has signed a collaborative agreement with the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) to strengthen ways of working across key Royal Navy programs. The Memorandum of Understanding describes a commitment of both parties to work together to deliver on-going support for Rolls-Royce MT30 and WR-21 engines and an understanding of how that will be done. Alex…

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HMS Defender Returns From Persian Gulf With No Replacement

March 20, 2020 – HMS Defender returned to HM Naval Base Portsmouth this morning after a hugely successful 222 days away from home. Due to crew shortages, no replacement was deployed. Her crew of 270 and embarked helicopter from 815 Naval Air Squadron safely accompanied 38 British-flagged tankers and cargo ships through troubled waters and made two significant drug seizures.…

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