Thinking aloud: Adaptable Strike Frigate sells ‘system of systems' vision for Type 32

by Richard Scott

The Adaptable Strike Frigate has been guided by the headmarks of open architecture, modularity, automation, and reduced crewing expected to underpin Type 32. (BAE Systems)

As the UK Royal Navy (RN) continues to mature the concept of operations and associated requirements for its projected Type 32 frigate, industry is already beginning to contemplate how it might address evolving user needs for an adaptable, modular, and sustainable expeditionary platform operating in support of the Future Commando Force (FCF).


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Babcock selected to deliver RN's new Ardent Wolf CESM suite

by Richard Scott

HMS Northumberland seen during Exercise ‘Cold Response' in March 2022. The new Ardent Wolf CESM capability will replace the current Hammerhead system on RN Type 23 frigates. (Royal Navy/Crown copyright)

UK engineering and services group Babcock has been contracted by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to provide a new maritime communications electronic support measures (CESM) capability to replace the Hammerhead CESM suite fitted to Royal Navy (RN) Type 23 frigates.


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US Coast Guard Cutter Healy reaches the North Pole

by Michael Fabey

US Coast Guard icebreaker Healy calls in Seward, Alaska, while embarking on North Pole deployment. (Janes/Michael Fabey)

The US Coast Guard (USCG) Cutter Healy (WAGB-20) reached the North Pole on 30 September after traversing the frozen Arctic Ocean, marking only the second time a US ship has reached the location unaccompanied, the USCG confirmed on 4 October.

Healy first accomplished that feat in 2015. This is the third time Healy has travelled to the North Pole since its commissioning in 1999.


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Malaysian navy makes rare appeal for more funds in 2023 defence budget

by Ridzwan Rahmat

Malaysian defence budget from 2010 to 2030. (Janes)

The Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) has issued rare appeals to the government for more funds to be made available under the country's 2023 national budget.

The appeals were detailed in two media releases issued by the Strategic Communications Divisions of the RMN's Western and Eastern armadas on 3 and 4 October, respectively.


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