Desider №82 2015


Год / месяц: 2015/3
Номер: 82
Страниц: 40
Язык: English
Формат: PDF -  6.81 MB

Magazine of Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S)
Журнал министерства обороны Великобритании, посвящённый вооружению, техники и службам поддержки

5 Just the job!
The commanding officer of the first RAF A400M squadron praises the contributions of DE&S and industry as the aircraft continues to impress 8 PM kicks off latest stage of Type 26 Investment in the next  generation of Royal Navy frigates - the Type 26 Global Combat Ship - has been unveiled by the Prime Minister
9 Leidos given logistics nod
Leidos has been named preferred bidder for the Logistic Commodities and Services (Transformation) programme
10 RAF begins F-35 operational testing
The RAF's 17 Squadron has begun operational testing of the UK's first F-35B Lightning II aircraft in the United States
12 Typhoon set to up its game again
Integration of the Brimstone 2 missile onto Typhoon is part of a new contract to further enhance the fast jet's capability
15 Work starts on new comms kit
Options for the future of vital tactical communications equipment are to be explored in a new £11 million contract
17 Tidespring hits the water
Tidespring, the first of the new support tankers for the Royal Fleet Auxiliary, has completed her first float out in South Korea
18 Chinook boost
DE&S has signed an amendment to in-service support for Chinook helicopters for the next five years
27 In pursuit of excellence
Teams at the forefront of procuring world class equipment and support have been recognised at the Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology acquisition awards
32 Pride of Bristol
The RAF has honoured the contribution of the city of Bristol, including DE&S and industry, by naming its first A400M Atlas transport aircraft after the west country industrial hub in a ceremony at Airbus in the city
34 Warrior and Scout – progress in tandem
Two of DE&S' biggest land equipment programmes are heading towards a crucial hurdle. Progress is good but there is much work still to do, says the head of DE&S' Armoured Vehicle Programmes
36 Kit moves on
DE&S has signed a contract for Virtus, a new personal protection and load carriage system, providing significantly improved capability for UK soldiers

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