Integrated masts – The next generation design for naval masts


SUMMARY The best position for a sensor on a ship, is on top of the highest mast. Multiple sensors mean multiple antennas; hence ending up close together. Such an arrangement requires the need to switch one system off before another one can be used. As all sensor systems are installed separately on the ship, and …

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The Ultimate Showdown: (Part-2) Arleigh Burke v/s Daring Class Destroyers


SUMMARY This is the second part of a 2-part comparison between two of the best destroyers in the world. If you haven't read the first part, check out the link below and then proceed to read this article. ANTI-AIR WARFARE This category examines the ability of the warships to shoot own hostile aircraft, missiles and …

The Ultimate Showdown: (Part-1) Arleigh Burke v/s Daring Class Destroyers


INTRODUCTION The US Navy was the first navy in the world to develop a comprehensive ship-based air defense system, the AEGIS, which consisted of powerful electronically scanning radar panels fitted to their destroyers and cruisers and a series of medium to long-range Surface to Air missiles (SAM). This was mainly designed to protect the US …

Analysis- F35B in the future of the Royal Air Force and Royal Navy


INTRODUCTION The F-35 is a very controversial 5th gen stealthy fighter which is being developed by Lockheed Martin in partnership with several major European firms. Out of these firms, the British aerospace giant BAE has the second largest involvement (about 15%) along with other firms like Rolls-Royce and Martin-Baker. Their involvement has brought the F-35 …

The Next Gen Royal Navy Frigate : Type 26 – Global Combat Ship


Can the Royal Navy afford a multi billion $ program to build new generation frigates ? The Brits have a good history of building warships . But lately a string of budget cuts and some poor planning have left them with a powerful navy which doesn't have the operational readiness or the global presence it …