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
When we look at modern
naval vessels, the larger and more glamorous ships generally take centre stage
including the massive aircraft carriers and the ever-dangerous nuclear
submarines. However, if it weren’t for frigates, these super ships would be unable
to safely take on the open oceans.
Frigates are also
called the “eyes of the fleet” and serve as multi-purposed warships.
Their size is essentially in-between a smaller corvette and a larger destroyer where
they act independently of the fleet and can free up larger ships in
While frigates weren’t
suitable to fight with the rest of the fleet in normal battles, they were the
perfect solution to long-range solo missions. This included exploration,
patrols, escorts, blockades, anti-piracy and anti-slavery missions among
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