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So when are we calling the concrete ship built to test the electronics a prototype for some sort of Canadian “Aegis Ashore”.
That is likely a typo or someone on the PA side misunderstanding something; it's still in the preliminary design phase with equipment/materials being selected.
Probably even premature to do something like doing test welds on the specific steel to figure out the warping/deformation.
If they were a year out from construction wouldn't be tabletopping ops room setups, this is all early design type work.
Never except maybe as a joke. It's only going to be operated when it needs to be for testing or training. It's not supposed to be an operational detection system.So when are we calling the concrete ship built to test the electronics a prototype for some sort of Canadian “Aegis Ashore”.
Depending on what is decided for the NORAD modernization program could that possibly change? Sounds like potentially a missed opportunity if the location/capabilities makes sense for integration into the new system.Never except maybe as a joke. It's only going to be operated when it needs to be for testing or training. It's not supposed to be an operational detection system.
Initial design review is still ongoing to some extent, with compartment changes and some major design decisions still TBD. The engineering design isn't changing, but still need to do equipment selection for that design.CSC has completed the initial design review and has a few years to go before they get to the final design review. Given that the engineering side for the most part is identical to the UK version of the ship they can start the build of the spaces that are not changing, usually the keel level blocks, and cut the steel for other places. There also might be a test block to build as well.
Yah there is always some system or space that is lagging. For JSS there were a few things even in final design review that needed to be pushed back. Mostly stuff that relied upon acceptance of another design first (knock-on effects).Initial design review is still ongoing to some extent, with compartment changes and some major design decisions still TBD. The engineering design isn't changing, but still need to do equipment selection for that design.
If I was a betting man don't see basic construction starting for another 3-4 years, and doing a test block isn't starting construction.
Wait... you actually think ISI is using modern shipbuilding techniques? I would be shocked, absolutely shocked if they did that. The BAE Rep has the worst job in the world trying to get them to think modern.That just figures out some background data for how to do the production engineering with those grades/thickness of steels and the different types of welds.
They did it for AOPs where it was easier with the thicker plate, they will definitely have to do it for CSC. That's part of the basic target state requirements for all the shipyards actually, and why Seaspan did the same thing (and Davie will need to as well). It was one of the FMI requirements for any NSS yard.Wait... you actually think ISI is using modern shipbuilding techniques? I would be shocked, absolutely shocked if they did that. The BAE Rep has the worst job in the world trying to get them to think modern.
The first anchorage I ever planned as a wee barely shaving subbie was a med mooring/stern in with Brandon. The jetty we were going to had a low tide very near the keel, so the CO decided that we should just have the stern in as that's the shallowest point. It just blew my mind as I was researching it, and that we did it without tugs is a testament to how manouverable the MCDV actually is.Oh! All sorts of things, from mediterranean moorings in harbours where you can only put your stern to the wharf, to actual mooring (anchoring with two anchors spread so you middle the two) in a narrow bay or harbour, to using them to manoeuver off a wharf or jetty in bad wind condition, to helping with stable anchoring in bad holding ground, to emergency stopping the ship while checking stern swing, to avoid it going aground, etc. etc.
Single anchor ships were the death of good anchor work.
The Polish government, for instance, is asking for its first frigate of three new warships to be delivered ahead of time, according to people close to the negotiations. Babcock won the key contract to supply Poland in March, beating Germany’s Thyssenkrupp.
When it comes to the UK’s preparation for the return of industrial war, the Government plans to order a replacement to the Type-45 missile destroyer and a new fleet of frigates. This could offer opportunities to both Babcock and BAE.
“There will be some ships in the longer term,” says BAE’s Woodburn. “There's quite a range of opportunities to be pursued in the UK.
“People are learning lessons as we speak,” says Woodburn, who took the helm in 2017. “One of the takeaways is that ramping up a hot production line is a lot easier than trying to restart a cold production line, particularly one that in some cases may have been turned off for several years.”