Mechanical engineering is one of the oldest and broadest disciplines that combines engineering physics and mathematical principles with materials science. It involves the design, analysis, manufacture and maintenance of mechanical systems.
The fundamentals of mechanical engineering go back
thousands of years, emerging as a field during the Industrial Revolution in
Europe. It continued to evolve and, today, mechanical engineers are involved in
areas such as composites, mechatronics, and nanotechnology.
With all the fuss over Brexit and other issues, the UK
defence industry remains a shining light in the manufacturing sector. While there
are several “secret projects” nobody can talk about (just like in the movies), BAE
Systems and MBDA opened their doors to The Manufacturer with an invitation to
tour their facilities.
In this rare behind-the-scenes look, you will see some
of the incredible developments within the UK defence industry. You will find
out all you need to about inflatable sea boats, radar systems,
microelectronics, missiles and Environmental Stress Screening. Before we get
started, let’s take a closer look at BAE Systems and MBDA.
With 2020 just around the corner, we close off the
year reflecting on some of the most interesting developments over the last 12
months. As a specialist engineering and fabrication company, we provide
services to a wide range of sectors and across many areas. Our vast industry experience
means we’ve worked on so many different projects which have enabled us to
deliver interesting, relevant and informative articles.
We aim to keep everyone informed from engineering and
manufacturing to new technologies, defence updates and future combat vehicles.
For those who know PRV, we publish new content every week covering all sorts of
topics. Our belief is that you can’t grow unless you learn something new every
day. With Christmas behind us and the New Year approaching, here’s a look at
some of the PRV Engineering blog highlights from 2019.
Over the years advances
in technology and engineering have accounted for many innovations within the
defence sector. Last week we looked at naval vessels and today, we focus on the
Challenger 2 MK2 Black Night Battle Tanks.
The original Challenger
2 served with distinction in Bosnia, Kosovo and Iraq and now, the Ministry of
Defence (MoD) has extended its service to 2035. BAE Systems have introduced the
first working prototype of the Black Night upgrade to the UK’s main battle
tank, Challenger 2. It features a state-of-the-art thermal imaging system and
many improved defensive systems capable of challenging anything standing in its