All articles by Harry Lye

Harry Lye

Is the aerospace, defense & security sector seeing the beginnings of an AI investment boom?

AI deals, jobs and patents have been booming in the last few years. But is the aerospace, defense & security sector keeping up?

Strapped for cash: US Navy must choose between future fighter, ship or sub

The acting Secretary of the US Navy has warned in a memo that the service must choose between developing either a future fighter, submarine or destroyer due to budget limitations.

Naval Group submits offer Hellenic Navy frigate requirement

French shipbuilder Naval Group has offered four Frégate de défense et d’intervention (FDI) vessels, three of which will be built in Greece, and a gap filler solution of two current frigates available in early 2022 for the Hellenic Navy’s frigate acquisition programme. The offer also includes plans for the modernisation of the Greek MEKO frigates.

UK launches Fleet Solid Support Ship competition

The UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) has today launched a £1.6bn competition to acquire three new Fleet Solid Support ships that will keep the Royal Navy’s two new aircraft carriers stocked with supplies while at sea.

Royal Navy names new Type 31 Frigates

The head of the Royal Navy, First Sea Lord Admiral Tony Radakin, today announced the names of the Royal Navy’s five new Type 31 Frigates which will be known as the Inspiration class.

Crowsnest to be retired by decades’ end

A recent release from the UK’s Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) has said the UK will retire its troubled Crowsnest Airborne Early Warning (AEW) system, which has only just entered initial service, before the end of the decade.

Lawmakers draft $25bn investment in US shipyards

A bipartisan group of US lawmakers has drafted a bill that would see $25bn invested into shipyards across the country.

Babcock completes Type 31 whole ship critical design review

Babcock today announced it has completed its whole ship critical design review (WSCDR) for the Type 31 frigate.

UK Carrier Strike Group heads east to send a signal

Soon the UK’s new Carrier Strike Group will head to the Indo-Pacific on its first operational deployment. Harry Lye finds out more about the UK’s return to east of Suez, the regeneration of the carrier capability and how the deployment could affect the balance of power in the South China Sea.

Littoral Strike ship: Prevail Partners refines Multi-Role Vessel

Designed from the base of an FSG 4100 Roll-on Roll-off (RoRo) vessel, Prevail Partner’s Multi-Role Vessel (MRV) design formed the catalyst for the UK’s Littoral Strike Ship concept first announced in February 2019. Since then, Prevail has refined the design, developing an extended MRV that would have added refuelling capabilities.