Keeping the UK military on the map

When Australian scientists went to have a look at Sandy Island in the South Pacific recently, they discovered that, despite having featured on maps and on Google Earth for years, it doesn’t actually exist. The experts working at the Defence Geographic Centre ( DGC ) may well have smiled wryly on hearing this.

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Keeping the UK military on the map

Whole Fleet Management Programme Management Office

Introduction Whole Fleet Management ( WFM ) allows the Ministry of Defence ( MOD ) to meet defence outputs through more effective equipment capability management and is crucial to supporting and enabling future training in order to meet operational commitments with smaller fleets whilst offering significant benefits. WFM is a continuous improvement change programme, being delivered incrementally, supported by a number of enablers: Joint Asset Management Engineering Solution Joint Asset Management Engineering Solution ( JAMES ) is an Information System that provides global and near real-time visibility of asset and engineering data

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Whole Fleet Management Programme Management Office

HMS Portland sets sail after £27 million refit

With more than 260,000 man-hours invested in the almost year-long project, the 133-metre HMS Portland has returned to sea bristling with the latest high-tech equipment, maintaining its role at the cutting-edge of the Royal Navy fleet. A total of 19 major system and capability upgrades have been undertaken on the Type 23 frigate , including the installation of new anti-submarine warfare sonar, full upgrade of the ship’s computer systems, an overhaul of the Seawolf missile system, replacement of guns, refurbishment of the galley and upgrades of accommodation

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HMS Portland sets sail after £27 million refit