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Brazil plans to purchase HMS Ocean Helicopter Carrier for £84 million

Brazil plans to replace its ageing aircraft carrier São Paulo and the 22,000-tonne helicopter carrier seems to be the preferred choice. The HMS Ocean is planned to undergo a comprehensive refit to Brazil’s specification before it joins the Brazillian Navy with a new name. According to Brazilian journalist Roberto Lopes in an e-mail to UK Defence Journal, the ship’s cost to the ...

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DA #3: Future of Royal Air Force, Royal Navy and British Army

In this episode I interview Justin Bronk a  Researcher  for Combat Air-power and Technology in the Military Sciences team at the London based defence think-tank the Royal United Services Institute. He is currently working on various projects including  in depth study into how to get the most value from the F-35 for the Royal Air Force and the Royal Navy ...

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Construction of HMS Prince of Wales, the second Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier begins

Work on the forward section of the hull, known as Lower Block 02, commenced as Commander-in -Chief Fleet Admiral George Zambellas cut the first steel in a ceremony at the company’s production facility. The huge section, which will weigh around 6,000 tonnes upon completion, will house the ship’s machinery spaces, stores and switchboards, as well as some of the accommodation, ...

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