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Re: The Northern Coalition (AAR)
« Reply #375 on: November 01, 2019, 01:17:50 PM »
Escort battleship...  ;D That's a first!
 

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Re: The Northern Coalition (AAR)
« Reply #376 on: November 09, 2019, 10:21:36 AM »
AD 2329 (January 1) to (December 30)  A Year the Universe Changes

There is always that feeling of a sudden change, when suddenly things once impossible are easily done.  So is it with this year, not from one thing but from a combination of actions and advances that make this year significantly different them preceding.   A good part was the Galicite situation, suddenly it seemed the stockpile on Earth goes from barely more than a few thousand tonnes to 20K tonne even with one shipyard after another resuming production.  Additionally, a pair of key research breakthroughs in Sensors and Propulsion suddenly open up abilities that not many years ago would seem virtually magical.   The fuel farm situation on Earth has also changed, once one of the most closely monitored values of the NCC, now due to the abundance of civilian harverster ships clustered around Jupiter the farm is able to deal even with major military deployments without a problem.  Lastly, the two Jumpgate construction ships operating in the region of Forge-Poesidean finish their tasks linking 3 key worlds to Earth.


Industrial Efforts, Earth, Sol
Primary Industrial Tasks 
2329 (March 1)           Heavy machinery for 20 Mines is fabricated
2329 (March               Construction of Maintenance Supplies x300 completed   
2329 (May 13)            Heavy machinery for 10 teleoperated mines is fabricated
2329 (May 23)            Construction of Maintenance Supplies x300 completed   
2329 (August 9)          Construction of 10 Deep Space Tracking Stations completed
2329 (August 14)        Construction of Maintenance Supplies x100 completed
2329 (September 7)     Construction of 4 Mass Drivers completed
2329 (September 12)   Construction of Maintenance Supplies x100 completed   
2329 (November 6)      The supply of Tritanium on Earth has been exhausted   
2329 (November 16)    Construction of OH O'Neil orbital city completed and construction of an expansion to the NCN Military Academy begins

Secondary Industrial Tasks
2329 (January 11)       Colonial housing prefabs and lifesupport systems for BIC extrasolar colonization efforts is complete Infrastructure x32
2329 (February            Heavy machinery for a Mine is fabricated
2329 (February 13)      Construction of Maintenance Supplies x25 completed   
2329 (March 1)            Colonial housing prefabs and lifesupport systems for BIC extrasolar colonization efforts is complete Infrastructure x32
2329 (April 2)              Tools for a new Construction Factory completed
2329 (April 9)              Construction of Maintenance Supplies x25 completed
2329 (April 27)            Colonial housing prefabs and lifesupport systems for BIC extrasolar colonization efforts is complete Infrastructure x32
2329 (May 23)             Heavy machinery for a Mine is fabricated
2329 (May 28 )            Construction of Maintenance Supplies x25 completed
2329 (June 15)            Colonial housing prefabs and lifesupport systems for BIC extrasolar colonization efforts is complete Infrastructure x32 
2329 (July 13)             Tools for a new Construction Factory completed   
2329 (July 22)             Construction of Maintenance Supplies x25 completed   
2329 (August 9)           Colonial housing prefabs and lifesupport systems for BIC extrasolar colonization efforts is complete Infrastructure x32
2329 (September 7)     Heavy machinery for a Mine is fabricated   
2329 (September 12)   Construction of Maintenance Supplies x25 completed   
2329 (October 1)         Colonial housing prefabs and lifesupport systems for BIC extrasolar colonization efforts is complete Infrastructure x32
2329 (November 1)      Tools for a new Construction Factory completed   
2329 (November 6)      Construction of Maintenance Supplies x25 completed   
2329 (November 21)    Colonial housing prefabs and lifesupport systems for BIC extrasolar colonization efforts is complete Infrastructure x32
2329 (December 22)    Heavy machinery for a Mine is fabricated   
2329 (December 29)    Construction of Maintenance Supplies x25 completed and construction of colonial housing prefabs and lifesupport systems for BIC extrasolar colonization efforts begins

Missiles and Fighters
2329 (February 3)          Construction of 48 Arrow Anti-ship Missiles (Batch 5) completed   
2329 (March 1)l             Construction of 120 Goshawk Counter Missiles (Batch 2) completed   
2329 (April 21)              Construction of 48 Harpoon-A Anti-ship Missiles (Batch 2) completed   
2329 (May 23)               Construction of 120 Goshawk Counter Missiles (Batch 2) completed   
2329 (July                      Construction of 48 Arrow Anti-ship Missiles (Batch 5) completed   
2329 (August 4)             Construction of 120 Goshawk Counter Missiles (Batch 2) completed   
2329 (September 17)     Construction of 48 Arrow L Anti-ship Missiles (Batch 4) completed   
2329 (October 12)         Construction of 120 Goshawk Counter Missiles (Batch 2) completed   
2329 (November 6)       Construction of 120 Dart Counter Missiles (Batch 3) completed   
2329 (December 22)      Construction of 48 Arrow Anti-ship Missiles (Batch 5) completed and construction of 120 Goshawk Counter Missiles begins.
         
2329 (January 11)        Construction of Fairmile D2(EW/SAR) completed   
2329 (February 8 )       Construction of Fairmile D2(EW/SAR) completed   
2329 (March  8 )          Construction of Fairmile D2(EW/SAR) completed
All pinnaces are assigned to OWP Restagouche for operational training, these pinnaces replace those lost during Operation Olympic.

Civilian Operations  I am switching to an easier to edit date format as I find the board tool a bit lacking in usability!
4th January         Lloyd Container Limited has scrapped Lloyd Large F3 066 (Lloyd Large F3 class) and has launched a new Lloyd Small F4 class Freighter   
19th January       Williamson Logistics has scrapped Williamson Small F3 208 (Williamson Small F3 class) and has launched a new Williamson Small F4 class Freighter   
24th January       Williamson Logistics has scrapped Williamson Large F3 210 (Williamson Large F3 class) and has launched a new Williamson Large F4 class Freighter   
8th February       Williamson Logistics has scrapped Williamson H4 214 (Williamson H4 class) and has launched a new Williamson H4 class Fuel Harvester   
8th February       Hvítkárrson Carrier Limited has launched a new Hvítkárrson Large C4 class Colony Ship   
13th February      Williamson Logistics has launched a new Williamson L4 class Spaceliner   
18th February      Hvítkárrson Carrier Limited has launched a new Hvítkárrson L4 class Spaceliner   
18th February      Williamson Logistics has scrapped Williamson Small F4 215 (Williamson Small F4 class) and has launched a new Williamson Small F4 class Freighter   
1st March            Williamson Logistics has launched a new Williamson Small C4 class Colony Ship   
1st March            Lloyd Container Limited has launched a new Lloyd Large C4 class Colony Ship   
8th March            Hvítkárrson Carrier Limited has scrapped Hvítkárrson Large F3 097 (Hvítkárrson Large F3 class) and has launched a new Hvítkárrson Small F4 class Freighter
8th March            Williamson Logistics has launched a new Williamson Large F4 class Freighter
25th March          Williamson Logistics has launched a new Williamson Large C4 class Colony Ship   
9th April              Dillahunt Container Line has scrapped Dillahunt Small F4 042 (Dillahunt Small F4 class)and  has launched a new Dillahunt Small F4 class Freighter   
16th April            Hvítkárrson Carrier Limited has scrapped Hvítkárrson Small F3 099 (Hvítkárrson Small F3 class) and has launched a new Hvítkárrson Large F4 class Freighter   
21st April            Dillahunt Container Line has launched a new Dillahunt Large C4 class Colony Ship   
21st April            Williamson Logistics has launched a new Williamson Large F4 class Freighter   
27th April            Hvítkárrson Carrier Limited has scrapped Hvítkárrson Small F3 101 (Hvítkárrson Small F3 class) and has launched a new Hvítkárrson Large F4 class Freighter     
13th May            Burns Freight and Logistics has scrapped Burns Small C3 109 (Burns Small C3 class) and has launched a new Burns Large F4 class Freighter
13th May            Fagnan Colony Company has scrapped Fagnan Small F3 007 (Fagnan Small F3 class) and has launched a new Fagnan Small F4 class Freighter   
13th May            Williamson Logistics has launched a new Williamson Large F4 class Freighter   
13th May            Lloyd Container Limited has launched a new Lloyd H4 class Fuel Harvester   
23rd May            Lloyd Container Limited has launched a new Lloyd H4 class Fuel Harvester   
28th June            Dillahunt Container Line has scrapped Dillahunt H3 032 (Dillahunt H3 class) due to its age   
29th July             Williamson Logistics has launched a new Williamson Large F4 class Freighter   
14th August         Lloyd Container Limited has scrapped Lloyd Large C3 044 (Lloyd Large C3 class) and has launched a new Hvítkárrson Small C4 class Colony Ship     
26th August         Lloyd Container Limited has scrapped Lloyd Small F4 070 (Lloyd Small F4 class) and has launched a new Lloyd Large F4 class Freighter   
2nd September    Williamson Logistics has launched a new Williamson H4 class Fuel Harvester   
7th September     Lloyd Container Limited has launched a new Lloyd Small C4 class Colony Ship   
17th September   Williamson Logistics has launched a new Williamson H4 class Fuel Harvester   
24th September   Williamson Logistics has launched a new Williamson Small F4 class Freighter   
6th October         Lloyd Container Limited has scrapped Lloyd Large C3 052 (Lloyd Large C3 class) and has launched a new Lloyd Small C4 class Colony Ship
6th October         Lloyd Container Limited has scrapped Lloyd Small C3 046 (Lloyd Small C3 class) due to its age   
6th October         Lloyd Container Limited has scrapped Lloyd Small C3 047 (Lloyd Small C3 class) due to its age   
12th October       Williamson Logistics has scrapped Williamson Small C3 193 (Williamson Small C3 class) and  has launched a new Williamson Small C4 class Colony Ship   
12th October       Hvítkárrson Carrier Limited has scrapped Hvítkárrson Small C3 096 (Hvítkárrson Small C3 class)and  has launched a new Hvítkárrson Small C4 class Colony Ship   
20th October       Lloyd Container Limited has scrapped Lloyd Small C3 060 (Lloyd Small C3 class) and has launched a new Lloyd Large C4 class Colony Ship   
1st November      Dillahunt Container Line has scrapped Dillahunt Small C4 044 (Dillahunt Small C4 class) and has launched a new Dillahunt Small C4 class Colony Ship   
1st November      Hvítkárrson Carrier Limited has scrapped Hvítkárrson Small C4 104 (Hvítkárrson Small C4 class) and has launched a new Hvítkárrson Small C4 class Colony Ship   
6th November      Dillahunt Container Line has launched a new Dillahunt Large F4 class Freighter   
11th November    Lloyd Container Limited has launched a new Lloyd H4 class Fuel Harvester   
16th November    Lloyd Container Limited has launched a new Lloyd H4 class Fuel Harvester   
16th November    Mahmood Transport Group has scrapped Mahmood Small F3 011 (Mahmood Small F3 class) and has launched a new Mahmood Small F4 class Freighter   
21st November    Williamson Logistics has scrapped Williamson Large C3 195 (Williamson Large C3 class) and has launched a new Williamson Large C4 class Colony Ship   
29th November    Hvítkárrson Carrier Limited has scrapped Hvítkárrson H4 105 (Hvítkárrson H4 class)and  has launched a new Hvítkárrson H4 class Fuel Harvester   
29th November    Lloyd Container Limited has scrapped Lloyd Small C4 077 (Lloyd Small C4 class) and has launched a new Lloyd Large C4 class Colony Ship   
7th December       Williamson Logistics has launched a new Williamson H4 class Fuel Harvester   
22nd December    Dillahunt Container Line has scrapped Dillahunt H3 035 (Dillahunt H3 class) due to its age   
22nd December    Williamson Logistics has launched a new Williamson Large C4 class Colony Ship   
22nd December    Lloyd Container Limited has launched a new Lloyd Large C4 class Colony Ship   
29th December    Williamson Logistics has launched a new Williamson H4 class Fuel Harvester   
29th December    Dillahunt Container Line has launched a new Dillahunt Large C4 class Colony Ship   
29th December    Dillahunt Container Line has scrapped Dillahunt L3 034 (Dillahunt L3 class) due to its age

Below is the current status of the various civilian shipping lines, including a breakdown of their lift capacity.

Name                                Ships         Tonnage (MT)   Share Price      FH    Liners L-Col   L-FT   S-Col  S-FT
Williamson Logistics             108               3.7               103.20           22       5       19      23      16      23
Lloyd Container Ltd.              94                4.2               100.45           20       5       11     18       20      20
Dillahunt Container Line        39                1.6                48.57             1        2         6     10       11       9
Kvitkarrson Carrier Ltd.         41                1.4                42.61             5        3         4      8        12       9
Burns Freight and Logistic     22               0.95                20.33             2        1         1      6         3       9
Mahmood Transport Group    14               0.44                11.26             1        0        0       0         3      10
Fagnan Colony Co.                 8               0.23                  6.69             0        0        0       0         3       5
Dahl Logistics                        3               0.14                  2.52             1        0        0       0         0       2
Snaerirson Carrier Co.            1               0.06                  1.31             0        0        0        1        0       0
Fitzgerald Freight Line            1               0.06                  1.30             1        0        0        0        0       0

L-Col:  100,000 colonists; S-Col:  50,000 colonists
The ability of the civilian lines to cause BIC intense issues is evident in the sheer numbers of colony ships they have available to them. 

   
29th December    The civilian mining colony on Haumea has been expanded to 68 civilian mining complexes   
13th February      The civilian mining colony on Haumea has been expanded to 69 civilian mining complexes   
18th February      The civilian mining colony on Haumea has been expanded to 70 civilian mining complexes   
13th July             The civilian mining colony on Haumea has been expanded to 71 civilian mining complexes   
26th August         The civilian mining colony on Haumea has been expanded to 72 civilian mining complexes   
1st October          The civilian mining colony on Haumea has been expanded to 73 civilian mining complexes
What I don't understand given it is harder to expand an existing CMC why no new CMCs have showed up outside of Sol where sites are available...

Research Developments
13th May           Dr. Harvey Sinclair's team has completed research into a new form of fusion plant with higher energy output Tokamak Fusion Reactor Technology and research into further boosting engine output begins   
10th June          Dr. Garðulfr Mundgeirrson's team completes the plans for a next generation shipboard fusion reactor SBT-1 Tokamak (8 MW)   
3rd July             Dr. Elise Ashton's team has completed research into low sensor return materials Cloak Sensor Reduction 75%  
11th November  Dr. Elise Ashton's has completed research into miniaturizing sensor reducing technology Minimum Cloak Size 20 but and evaluation by BuEng of the NCN determines the value of the technology for the current state of the art is counter productive and focus switches to lowering the emissions of engines even further         
14th August       Dr. Sophie Clayton's team has completed research into improved graviton generation Active Grav Sensor Strength 21 this is game changing technological breakthrough for the NCN and work on developing the next generation of sensors and fire controls proceeds as rapidly as possible.
26th August       Dr. Sophie Clayton's team working with Gurmman engineers produces the Grumman CMFC 110/5-0050     
7th September   Dr. Sophie Clayton's team working with Gurmman engineers produces the Grumman CAMFC 110/7-0250
24th September  Dr. Sophie Clayton's team working with Seimens specialists produces the Seimens SCMS Augur 111-0050   
1st November     Dr. Sophie Clayton's team working with Seimens specialists produces the Seimens Augur II 112/3-0050   
22nd December  Dr. Sophie Clayton's team working with Seimens specialists produces the Seimens SSS 113-3000 and begins working with the Burns HiTeck development staff on theBurns HiTeck Tracker 113-9000.  These two sensors change the tactical situation immensely.  The new SSS 113-3000 outranges the existing Tracker and this means that all NCN warships will detect Wolver vessels outside of Magic missile bombardment range.   
24th September  Dr. Ben Knowles' team develops a substantially larger fuel storage system Fuel Storage - Very Large and begins looking into how to reduce the onboard engineering facilites even further.
16th November   Dr. SigræifR Hildibjörnson's team produces a prototype 25cm Laser array for the NCN and begins on the 30 cm laser array, the desired size for the planned R-Class Battleships.   
29th November    A Bissau Research Lab transported from Scouts Fall is reactivated as part of the CoE for Propulsion Technology


Civilian Yard: S/A Ansaldo Shipyards, Sol
19th January     Retooling for Gazal class completed   
9th August        Expedition (Caravan class) is built and dispatched to construct jump gates linking Eureka and Scout's Fall to Earth   
1st November    Impalla and Elk (Gazal class) end construction and proceed to Venus to join the efforts to terraform that world.   

Civilian Yard: P+S Werfen GmbH, Sol 
25th September   Retooling for the Jupiter class tanker commences

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Jupiter class Tanker    10,800 tons     78 Crew     649 BP      TCS 216  TH 600  EM 0
2777 km/s     Armour 1-43     Shields 0-0     Sensors 5/1/0/0     Damage Control Rating 4     PPV 0
MSP 150    Max Repair 75 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 24 months    Spare Berths 0   

MAN I CE-300 (2)    Power 300    Fuel Use 5.3%    Signature 300    Exp 5%
Fuel Capacity 5,000,000 Litres    Range 1571.9 billion km   (6551 days at full power)

Seimens Civ Navi 2M/5000 (1)     GPS 500     Range 2.5m km    Resolution 100
NorTEL Civ IR Telescope (1)     Sensitivity 5     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  5m km

This design is classed as a Commercial Vessel for maintenance purposes
This tanker will replace the long serving Petrocan Class for the duties of transporting fuel from the civilian harvesters at Jupiter and Earth's fuel farm.  It lacks the Petrocan's jump engine but can carry 10 times the fuel in its massive tanks.

Naval Yard: Old Norfolk Naval Yards, Sol
17th September    Maliseet and Naskapi (Tribal Mod3.2 class) end construction and join the Training Squadron for its shakedown   
16th November     Grace Prichart (Fallen Mod1.2 class) ends construction and joins the Training Squadron for its shakedown, with her completion all ships of the 8th squadron have now been replaced.   

Naval Yard: Deschimag A.G. Wesser, Sol
24th September    Arsenal II and Armory II (Quiver Mod2.2 class) end construction and join the Training Squadron for its shakedown   
24th September    Sarcee (Tribal Mod3.2 class) ends construction and joins the Training Squadron for its shakedown

Naval Yard: Arkangelski Design Bureau, Sol
12th September  Retooling for the Scout Mod1.3 class completed   
6th November    Trail Blazer (Scout Mod1.3 class) ends her refit
   
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Scout Mod1.3 class Scout    2,900 tons     84 Crew     590.59 BP      TCS 58  TH 63  EM 0
2172 km/s     Armour 1-18     Shields 0-0     Sensors 33/55/0/2     Damage Control Rating 3     PPV 2
Maint Life 9.27 Years     MSP 382    AFR 22%    IFR 0.3%    1YR 8    5YR 120    Max Repair 100 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 24 months    Spare Berths 2   
Magazine 15   

Rolls Royce I E-M42L (3)    Power 42    Fuel Use 23.37%    Signature 21    Exp 7%
Fuel Capacity 200,000 Litres    Range 53.1 billion km   (283 days at full power)

Nordion Target CM Launch System (2)    Missile Size 1    Rate of Fire 15
Grumman SCMFC 52-50 (1)     Range 3.0m km    Resolution 1

Seimens SCMS Sentinal 81-0050 (1)     GPS 16     Range 1.3m km    Resolution 1
Seimens SSS 63-3000 (1)     GPS 2160     Range 16.7m km    Resolution 60
NorTEL IR Array 3-3 (1)     Sensitivity 33     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  33m km
Bell Phased Array P5-55 (1)     Sensitivity 55     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  55m km
Geological Survey Sensors (2)   2 Survey Points Per Hour

This design is classed as a Military Vessel for maintenance purposes
This upgrade enhances the ships passive sensor systems.  This will allow the ship to detect Wolver vessels at nearly 100m km if they are using their engines and generally a factor of 2 more than that if their sensors are active.  It gives the scout better passive sensors then the best so far recovered from Wolver wrecks.


Northern Coalition Army         
24th January       8th Extra Solar Bde HQ trained   
18th February     9th Extrasolar Bde Support Troops trained   
1st March            Loyal Unionist Bn and Bangor Rifle Bn complete infantry school, this completes the forces allocated to the 8th Extra Solar Bde.   
10th June            9th Extrasolar Bde LTR trained   
12th October       9th Extra Solar Bde HQ trained   
29th December    3. Martian Support Bn ends its training, the current plan is to increase the forces on Mars to 3 brigades.

Earth has a total of 15 combat brigades available, with a further 2 lighter combat brigades ready for deployment off planet.
Deployed off planet are 7 lighter combat brigades plus numerous Peacekeeper Forces.

         
         
BIC Operation in AD Leonis         

Forge traffic control is busy this year, much more so after the completion of the jump gate linking it to the so-called Earth Web.  BIC had very carefully instructed the civilian lines to not even consider "accidentally or otherwise" dispatching colonists to the deadly, hellish site that is Forge.   A minor functionary in BIC gains an immediate promotion for offering the suggestion to divert the last produced O'Neil orbital hab to Forge.  This would require a lot of baby sitting as the fuel stores on the habitat were limited but this would solve many problems.  The habitat arrived in Forge orbit in November and the ground colony established in the extinct volcano was shuttered and its population relocated to the habitat, ending the worry of a "dump."  In truth I didn't think the lines would put people on Forge with 2 other targets (Arboria and Poesidean) but noooooo...they dumped 1.6 million people...for a growth rate of -1630%...so...when the next habitat was completed I SMed it to Forge, after in-ordinate amounts of "clear orders" for colonists and infrastructure to be sent to Forge.  I also SMed the populations and infrastructure they managed to sneak past me to Arboria.  Gaaaah!   Construction of jump gates to link Biforst, Rosetta and Sturmheim begins this year.  In August 5th and 6th Squadron exchange for the Wolver watch in Wolf 358.
   
15th January    Jumpgate Construction Mission II has completed orders   
30th February   Jumpgate Construction Mission I has completed orders   
15th March       Jump Gate Construction underway by JCM II at the Lalande 21185 Jump Point Jump and is completed on the 15th July
29th August      JCM II begins Jump Gate Construction at LHS 292 Jump Point   
         
         
BIC Operation in Alpha Centauri  
Faewald 
24th January        Construction of housing and lifesupport systems ends Infrastructure x150   
25th February      Construction of housing and lifesupport systems ends Infrastructure x150   
2nd April              Construction of housing and lifesupport systems ends Infrastructure x150   
4th May               The refit of the PDC LP Dwarfhold ends   
8th July               Construction of Terraforming plant for Tiendith ends
12th September    Construction of Terraforming plant for Calheme ends   
20th October        Construction of housing and lifesupport systems ends Infrastructure x150   
21st November     Construction of housing and lifesupport systems ends Infrastructure x150   
22nd December    Construction of housing and lifesupport systems ends Infrastructure x150 and fabrication of even more starts
Calheme
8th February        Construction of housing and lifesupport systems ends Infrastructure x15   
8th July               Construction of housing and lifesupport systems ends Infrastructure x15   
7th December      Construction of housing and lifesupport systems ends Infrastructure x15 and fabrication of even more starts   
Tientidth
25th February      Construction of housing and lifesupport systems ends Infrastructure x15   
23rd May             Construction of housing and lifesupport systems ends Infrastructure x15   
14th August         Construction of housing and lifesupport systems ends Infrastructure x15   
6th November      Construction of housing and lifesupport systems ends Infrastructure x15 and fabrication of even more starts

It is a quiet year in Alpha C as mainly internal transport of materials and the two FHGs occurs.  Significant civilian traffic keeps the traffic control on Faewald busy.  As usual they tend to stress the two habitable worlds colonial infrastructure but so far without significant loss of lives.  Calheme achieves its target value of 0.2 atm oxygen and starts adding water Safe Greenhouse Gas to the atmosphere to encourage the temperature to increase.

15th June    Subtraction of Oxygen from the atmosphere of Calheme has been halted and addition of water vapour to the atmosphere begins 
         
         
BIC Operation in FL Virginis          
11th January    Construction of housing and lifesupport systems ends Infrastructure x190   
25th February   Heavy machinery for a Mine is fabricated   
13th July          Construction of housing and lifesupport systems ends Infrastructure x190   
2nd September Heavy machinery for a Mine is fabricated and yet more construction of housing and lifesupport systems begins   
   
Only the ships of ICG IX, Express Transport Mission II picking up Galacite and the FHG operating in this system disturb traffic control.  It is a quiet year for Biforst.  Interstellar Terraforming Mission I and II are currently engaged in modifying the atmosphere of Asgard to render it breathable.  On that planet is also 2nd Geosurvey team doing a ground mineral survey.
         
         
BIC Operation in Gamma Virginis        
11th January     Construction of housing and lifesupport systems ends Infrastructure x15   
25th March        Construction of housing and lifesupport systems ends Infrastructure x15   
2nd June           Construction of housing and lifesupport systems ends Infrastructure x15   
9th August        Construction of housing and lifesupport systems ends Infrastructure x15   
20th October     Construction of housing and lifesupport systems ends Infrastructure x15   
22nd December Construction of housing and lifesupport systems ends Infrastructure x15 and fabrication of yet more begins

Twilight's industrial park continues to churn out housing and lifesupport systems to be used on the less habitable planets in this system in the future.  By the 13th of May Instellar Terraforming Mission V is in orbit of planet two of the B component now named Gloaming and has begun to alter its atmosphere by adding oxygen.  During March and April IS I and IS III arrive to continue survey efforts.  In June 4th Squadron NCN arrives to carry out the defense and initial jump mission.  The first target is jump point 1 which   is found to connect to Ross 486 an uninspiring red dwarf binary system, where only the B component has any planets and it is located 107 AU from the primary.  The NCN ships move on to jump point 4 which is found to connect to Beta Virginis a F8 main sequence star with 3 planets and 126 asteroids.  Most interestingly a wreck is found to be orbiting a terrestrial moon of the inner gas giant, a moon with a nearly breathable atmosphere.  IS I is summoned to begin the survey operations while IS III is dispatched to jump point 2 which leads to HIP 66675 a red dwarf with six planets. On October 26 Heavy Lift Groups I, II and III arrive with more colonists and further heavy equipment for the colony.  Fuel Harvester Group completes their first delivery to the colonies farm in April and returns to Hotspring in June to resume harvesting operations.
     
     
         
BIC Operation in Gl 493.1        
19th January     Heavy machinery for a Mine is fabricated   
25th March        Heavy machinery for a teleoperated Mine is fabricated   
27th April           Tools for a new Construction Factory completed   
28th May           Heavy machinery for a Mine is fabricated   
28th June          Heavy machinery for a Mine is fabricated   
26th August       Heavy machinery for a teleoperated Mine is fabricated   
1st October        Tools for a new Construction Factory completed   
1st November    Heavy machinery for a Mine is fabricated   
7th December    Heavy machinery for a Mine is fabricated and manufacture of the heavy equipment for a teleoperated mine begins   

Poesidean continues to bootstrap its manufacturing base plus its resource extraction capacity.  In November Heavy Lift Group VI arrives to transport the existing teleoperated mining equipment to the 6th moon of planet V to join the critical remoting mining sites there.   It will also pick up the stockpile of Galacite and Duranium present at the colony to be transported to Earth when it leaves.  The first Geosurvey team has been performing ground surveys for the last few years, and in July completes a resurvey of planet V's moon 6 discovering a new Neutronium deposit and then returns to Poesidean for R&R.  On October 7 the team returns to work surveying moon 7.
   
13th July       A deposit of 465124 tons of Neutronium (Accessibility 0.7) has been found on Gl 493.1-A V - Moon 6 by the 1st Geosurvey Team   
7th October    1st Geosurvey Team dropped off on Gl 493.1-A V - Moon 7   

         
BIC Operation in Gliese 382       
29th July         Heavy machinery for a Mine is fabricated and tools for a new Construction Factory begin to be manufactured. 

Sturmheim continues to expand its small industrial base over the year.   The main event is the arrival of JCM I, the mission spends September to December building a gate at the systems sole jump point connecting it to LHS 292.

I will call it a day here and complete the update tomorrow or later tonight!   No longer being able to save is a major pain!      
         
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AD 2329 (January 1) to (December 31) Part II

BIC Operation in Gliese 408
Arboria's industrial park is in full bootstrap mode.  Tools for a new construction factory, heavy equipment for two mines and enough housing and air conditioning for 1.5 million colonists are produced.  Once the gates on both sides of Lalande 21185 are complete the civilian lines add nearly 15 m people to the colony, increasing it from 25 m to 40 m in a few months.  Thankfully, it has sufficient infrastructure to handle the deluge and for once there are no casualties of a "dump."     The peacekeepers are very busy directing newly arrived colonists around the various settlements.
         
         
BIC Operation in Gliese 526
Rosetta's industrial park completes an expansion of its fabrication facilites 2 Construction Factories and then concentrates on expanding the number of mines present to bring the number of mines up to the standard of twice the industrial parks value.  The teleoperated mines transferred to planet I continue to produce valuable materials.  ICG IX runs a continuous shuttle service between Rosetta and Biforst, on the outbound journey the ships are loaded with support infrastructure reclaimed from the colony and on the return trip they carry colonists who wish to live in the open.   Terraforming proceeds apace and the planets temperature slowly increases as the thickness of the atmosphere is improved.            
   
1st October Addition of Nitrogen to the atmosphere of Rosetta has been halted and the terraforming plants turn to enriching the atmosphere with oxygen.   
         
         
BIC Operation in Gliese 832      
The industrial park on Eureka produces enough housing and additional support infrastructure for 0.52m new colonists.  In March Terraforming Mission IV arrives to bolster the 2 planetary terraforming plants work.  By April the atmosphere is cleared of Flourine and the terraformers begin adding oxygen to the atmosphere.  In August Heavy Lift Groups IV and V arrive with more colonists, heavy machinery for mines, tools for factories and prefab structures for the colony.  In October FHG X expands the fuel farm.  In November, JCM III arrives to build a gate at the jump point to GJ 1002.  In December, Minelayer Mission I arrives for shore leave after having established a chain of comm/sensor buoys covering the two human colonies along this arm of expansion.

9th April              All traces of Flourine removed from atmosphere of Eureka   
27th November    Jump Gate Construction underway at GJ 1002 Jump Point Jump Point         
         
      
BIC Operation in Lacaille 9352
The industrial parks on Alambec and Crucible both produce enough housing and lifesupport systems for 0.4 million new colonists.  Considerably more colonists arrive from Sol via the various civilian firms but in addition they bring in additional support infrastructure.  Mostly the colonists come to Alambec, where the number of mines is expanded to 70.  But by the end of the year the focus shifts to Crucible and taking advantage of the increased workforce the 10 more mines are transferred from Earth.  ICG X visits the system dropping off colonists on Crucible and also transferring some from Alambec before picking up the fruits of the systems mine to be shipped back to the hungry industries of Earth.  Fuel Harvester group IX expands the farm on Crucible.      
         
         
BIC Operation in LHS 292         

JCM II begins construction of a gate at the jump point to AD Leonis in May and completes it in September.
   
         
         
BIC Operation in Luyten 205-128      

Scouts Fall's industrial base, made up of mines and factories recovered from the Bissau ruins turns out enough housing and lifesupport systems for 0.4m new inhabitants Infrastructure 90+ over the year.     Fuel Harvester group XIII adds to the colonies fuel farm in June, and the recovered Bissau refineries are in operation over the full year adding another 76K litres of fuel.  The supplies recovered from the Bissau are severely depleted regardless of the efforts. Interstellar Transport Groups I and II arrive in March to pick up the ordinance and fighter factories discovered, the remaining elements of a laboratory and the bulk of a ground forces training facility.  ICG I thru VII arrive in March with more colonists and prefabricated sturctures and lifesupport to expand the colony, when they leave they are loaded with those parts of the ground forces training facility the transport groups could not take with them.  In May a terraformer mission arrives to speed up modification of the atmosphere.  The Salvage mission arrives and proceeds to the wreck of Kagero 005 in September and leaves for Earth in October.

26th September 1x 300 EP Magnetic Fusion Drive salvaged from wreck of Kagero class [Wol] and loaded into cargo holds of Palladium   
26th September 1x EM Detection Sensor EM3-54 salvaged from wreck of Kagero class [Wol] and loaded into cargo holds of Palladium   
26th September Salvage of Kagero class [Wol] completed. Minerals Salvaged:  DUR: 112  NEU: 132  CRB: 22  BOR: 230  MER: 37  VEN: 12  SOR: 13  URI: 85  GAL: 300   
26th September Evidence of Electronic Hardening Level 0 found within wreck of Kagero (Wolvers)   

The 1st NC Construction Bde continues to recover those parts of the Bissau city that it can.  It is very successful this year:

4th May              1st NC Construction Bde has recovered 7875 tons of stored Tritanium   
22nd July            1st NC Construction Bde has recovered an abandoned Mine   
26th August        1st NC Construction Bde has recovered an abandoned Ordnance Factory   
17th September  1st NC Construction Bde has recovered 140 points of abandoned infrastructure   
16th November   1st NC Construction Bde has recovered an abandoned automated mine   
21st November   1st NC Construction Bde has recovered an abandoned Genetic Modification Centre to the horror of all participants   
15th December   1st NC Construction Bde has attempted to recover an alien installation on Scout's Fall but the installation was beyond repair   
         
BuSurvey Efforts in 2329

I notice that some of minerals aren't reported correctly, I think this is due to an error in the EXCEL to text reformatting that lost very large (1+ million) minerals

HIP 60910
Insterstellar Survey IV has been working on this system in 2328, a blue white dwarf (spectral class A9-IV) with 2 planets and a great number of asteroids (182).  With all surveys done the ships of the survey group leave the system on the 28th of January headed back to Earth for an overhaul and shore leave.  Further exploration will wait on what is found at Gamma Virginis's other jump points.

6th January    Gravitational Survey Completed in the HIP 60910 system. The system has a total of 3 jump points   
   
Gamma Virginis      

Insterstellar Survey Groups I and III will explore with 4th Squadron leading the way.  The Jump Tender Purple Violet and the Escort Middlesex are detached to perform the initial probes under the command of Cpt. Isolfr Vadison.  Their first target is jump point 1.
         
15th June       An exploration of a jump point in the Gamma Virginis system has revealed the new system of Ross 486

Ross 486 is a binary system of two red dwarf stars (both spectral class M4-V) and only component B has system bodies but it is 107 AU from A and so the further exploration of this system is skipped.   The ships return to Gamma Virginis and make course for jump point 4 which they then probe on the 24th of June.
         
24th June An exploration of a jump point in the Gamma Virginis system has revealed the new system of Beta Virginis   

Beta Virginis is a single star system (primary is a F8-V White main sequence star) with 2 gas giants and a dwarf planet.  But the innermost gas giant has a terrestrial world with a partially breathable atmosphere and most interestingly and worrying obvious indications of wreckage in orbit around it.  The probe force returns to Gamma Virginis and summons IS I forward to conduct the probe.  IS I enters the system with the Purple Violet and Middlesex on July 23 and the probe of the system is finished by the Pathfinder on August 28 and the full survey begins and it is still underway at the end of the year.

23rd July             4th SQN Battlegroup/TG2/1st Fleet #2 has completed orders   
23rd July             Interstellar Survey I has completed orders   
28th August         Interstellar Survey I II has completed orders   
30th September   Minerals Discovered on Beta Virginis-A I: Sorium 1682 000 (1)
1st October          Minerals Discovered on Beta Virginis-A I - Moon 1: Duranium 430 592 (1)  Boronide 254 016 (0.7) and more
2nd October         Minerals Discovered on Beta Virginis-A I - Moon 2: Duranium 952 200 (0.9)  Tritanium 532 900 (1) and more
7th October          Minerals Discovered on Beta Virginis-A I - Moon 13: Duranium 744 200 (0.8 )  Vendarite 280 900 (0.8 ) Galacite 476 100 (0.5)
10th October        Minerals Discovered on Beta Virginis-A I - Moon 15: Duran 5 438 402 (0.8 ) and more
21st October        Minerals Discovered on Beta Virginis-A I - Moon 16: Boronide 33 362 180 (0.2) Mercasium 32 490 000 (0.4) Vendarite 5 198 400 (0.1)
21st October        Ruined City found on Beta Virginis-A I - Moon 16   
27th October        Minerals Discovered on Beta Virginis-A Asteroid #9: Duranium 104 (1)  Neutronium 269 (1)  Corbomite 6 (1)  Corundium 296 (1)  Gallicite 100 (1)     
16th November     Minerals Discovered on Beta Virginis-A Asteroid #25: Duran 4232 (1)  Neut 650 (1)  Corb 256 (1)  Trit 1 (1)  Boron 1024 (1) and more
21st November      New Jump Point found in the Beta Virginis System   
25th December     Minerals Discovered on Beta Virginis-A Asteroid #31: Duran 165 888 (0.8 )  Neut 301 401 (0.7) and more

After it was decided to explore Beta Virginis with IS I, consultation between Commodore Rebecca Gardner commanding the 4th Squadron led to them being allowed to probe HIP 66675 accessed through jump point 4 not far from the jump point to Ross 695 where the bulk of 4th Squadron remained on station.   HIP 66675 is a single star system with a M0-V red dwarf primary and a planetary system of 3 gas giants, 2 terrestrial and a dwarf planet plus over 300 asteroids.   IS III entered the system on July 23 and the probe of the planets was completed by August 13.  The ships then began gravitational surveys while the Scout class ship Guide began geological surveys.  By the end of the year the grav survey is nearly complete.          
         
23rd July              Interstellar Survey III has completed orders   
13th August          Interstellar Survey III II has completed orders   
22nd August         New Jump Point found in the HIP 66675 System   
1st September      Minerals Discovered on HIP 66675-A I: Duranium 19 170 430 (0.4) and more
8th September      Minerals Discovered on HIP 66675-A II: Duranium 2048 (0.5)  Corbomite 984 096 (0.2) and more
13th September    Minerals Discovered on HIP 66675-A III: Sorium 2 190 900 (0.6)
18th September    Minerals Discovered on HIP 66675-A III - Moon 2: Duran 5 638 082 (0.8 ) and more
18th September    Minerals Discovered on HIP 66675-A III - Moon 4: Duran 5832 (1)  Trit 2778 (1) and more
18th September    Minerals Discovered on HIP 66675-A III - Moon 6: Duranium 2592 (1)  Uridium 441 (1)  Corundium 306 (1)  Gallicite 1892 (1)
24th September    New Jump Point found in the HIP 66675 System   
24th September    Minerals Discovered on HIP 66675-A V: Vendarite 40 000 (0.6) 
1st October          Minerals Discovered on HIP 66675-A IV: Sorium 205 200 (0.8 ) 
7th October          Minerals Discovered on HIP 66675-A IV - Moon 9: Corbomite 2 683 044 (0.1) Sorium 1764 (0.3)
21st October         Minerals Discovered on HIP 66675-A IV - Moon 20: Vendarite 20 793 600 (0.1) Sorium 7 800 849 (0.1) Uridium 13 727 030 (1)
8th November       Minerals Discovered on HIP 66675-A Asteroid #228: Duranium 13 317 (1)  Neutronium 4516 (0.9) and more
17th November     Minerals Discovered on HIP 66675-A Asteroid #203: Duranium 30 (1)  Sorium 190 (1)  Uridium 847 (1)     
20th November     Minerals Discovered on HIP 66675-A Asteroid #199: Tritanium 454 (1)  Mercassium 11 (1)  Corundium 166 (1)  Gallicite 190 (1)     
         
NCN Operational Planning

The NCN has convinced both the NCC and the Assembly to authorise the new dockyard required to build battleships.  They are also in the concept phase for the Beaver class Fighter Bomber but are waiting on the development of the box launcher, however several key sensor technologies are developed or planned, the fighter is expected to be close to 500 tonnes and armed with close assault missiles for anti-shipping work.  Work is beginning on a design for a new support ship for the heavy cruiser squadrons based on the light cruiser hull.   The carrier design is dependent on what the Beaver ends up looking like but is expected to be based around a heavy cruiser hull.

Exchanging the current heavy frigate patrol formations for destroyer based ones is planned but it is likely to take several years due to the need for new ships and refits to the existing ones.  This will be accompanied by the restructuring of the existing task forces. 

The NCN is still limited by not having an extra solar base, something the Navy sees as a major stumbling block especially as the volume occupied by human colonies continues to expand.  Being able to maintain destroyers somewhere else would a major strategic advantage, at the moment only Biforst has the mineral production to do so and the colony is off the main expansion routes.



Ah! Found it!  Technicolor is back!
         
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« Reply #378 on: November 09, 2019, 01:38:07 PM »
Escort battleship...  ;D That's a first!


It would be insane except for the existence of the Super Salvo of Magic Missiles.  You either need extremely effective layer defenses*, which the NCN lacks the tech for or else you need a very robust ship to soak them down and enough size to mount a lot of weapons to try and deal with the Magics.  And the Warder Class CLE is considered to be the most effective design the NCN has...so a BBE...well the resistance inside the NCN was low.  The plan at the moment is to use their 4 CAs (once they are all available) with a heavy armored Harpoon missile (that basically takes 5 missiles to destroy) and see how deep those bases magazines are.
*The key point is a small ship has to very very effective at stopping the missiles as otherwise it doesn't take very long with say 10 impacts per turn before it is reduced to scrap metal.  A larger ship can have a thicker belt and better screens and more DPPD arrays...so basically it can require several hundreds of more of missiles before it is even in danger.
 

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« Reply #379 on: November 09, 2019, 06:14:05 PM »
Your map was attached to the post as a file, not put inside the post as a picture. But readers can download it.

Yeah, your logic is sound, just the term sounds so preposterous  :P
 

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« Reply #380 on: November 10, 2019, 12:25:51 AM »
Your map was attached to the post as a file, not put inside the post as a picture. But readers can download it.

Yeah, your logic is sound, just the term sounds so preposterous  :P

Ah, yes...ohkay found my imgr account data and now we have an imbedded picture.

Starfire oddly enough has them...and yeah..it is...but honestly the Churchill name is based on reality.   The man himself kept trying to use Battleships as that, beyond the Galipoli action he had pestered the Admiralty to send refit R class battleships into the Baltic after reinforcing their decks and adding to their AA.   He then said "see if you had done that we would be able to use them in the Med!"  The loss of the 8th after it had survived the action in Tau Ceti (with losses but the bulk of it came out) was enough to break through mental blocks.   One thing that still ticks me is that ships can engage in combat for hundreds of turns and their crews learn nothing...but while a ships is getting blown to flinders its crew skill increases...  I do hope Steve is changing this for the C version.
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« Reply #381 on: November 24, 2019, 06:22:42 AM »
AD 2330 (January 1) to (December 31) Empty No Longer

As the Gallacite stockpile continues to expand (ending the year at nearly 25K) shipyards long idled have been returned to full ship working hours.  A lot of this work is sensor refits of the NCN.   BIC is facing a significant drop in output from Io, and so takes the step of restricting the civilians to using only Io or Venus to pick up colonists all others colonies in Sol are set to stable.  As hoped for but still rather confusingly as the population of Io drops over the year the ability to find people to operate the mines and terraformer plants increases.  The colony ends the year with 100% production efficiency up from the dismal 30% it started the year at.  The available colonization targets are not spreading the civilian colonizer fleet out as much as BIC hoped but at least now not every colony ship going to a single target colony.  BIC also can't fathom why the freighters have not dispersed more as there is more than sufficient trade goods waiting to be picked up to make the trips pay handsomely.  Internally, BIC staff are known to complain that "Herding cats would be child's play in comparison."  Interestingly, a job to move some support systems from Forge to Arboria has sat for the full year unfulfilled.

Captain Jason Martin is promoted to Commodore:               
He began his naval career in 2311 and served first within BIC, eventually commanding an Interstellar Colonization Group, before transferring to BuSurvey where he initially was assigned to the salvage vessel Junkyard.  He was next assigned to the James King as survey mission leader for Intersteller Survey II in 2324 where he served until 2330 where he took command of BuSurvey for a total of 5 days before being promoted to Commodore on April 30.  He is currently assigned to the jump ship Aldebaran as Squadron Commander of the 9th Squadron to gain combat experience.

Industrial Efforts, Earth, Sol
Primary Industrial Tasks                     
22nd January   Expansion of the NCN Military Academy ends Military Academy Lvl 6               
23rd May            Expansion of the Research facilities ends:  CoE for Gravitational Sensing and general research facilities are expanded               
27th July            An O'Neil orbital city is built and dispatched to Venus.  When the city arrives on September 10 it will complete the plan for providing 2m housing in orbit.               
4th August    Construction of Maintenance Supplies x100 completed               
7th October    The new Naval Shipyard Complex BRS Shipping is constructed in near earth orbit               
12th October    Construction of Maintenance Supplies x100 completed
28th October    Expansion of the existing Ordinance Factories by 4 ends               
16th November    More assembly facilities for small craft production are constructed 4 Fighter Factories added               
15th December    Tools for 10 new Construction Factories are produced               
20th December    Construction of Maintenance Supplies x100 completed               
30th December    The LP Alert Bay PDC is refit and construction of prefabricated PDC Atlantis U1 for Arboria begins   I also belated remember I had to SM the refit...            
   
I'm baffled...everything is lined up in the editor but then looses it when I post...any ideas/solutions/tips?
                  
Secondary Industrial Tasks                     
29th December    Construction of Maintenance Supplies x25 completed               
13th January    Colonial housing prefabs and lifesupport systems for BIC extrasolar colonization efforts is complete Infrastructure x32               
12th February    Tools for a new Construction Factory completed               
20th February    Construction of Maintenance Supplies x25 completed               
9th March            Colonial housing prefabs and lifesupport systems for BIC extrasolar colonization efforts is complete Infrastructure x32               
5th April            Heavy machinery for a Mine is fabricated               
14th April            Construction of Maintenance Supplies x25 completed               
30th April            Colonial housing prefabs and lifesupport systems for BIC extrasolar colonization efforts is complete Infrastructure x32               
2nd June            Tools for a new Construction Factory completed               
9th June            Construction of Maintenance Supplies x25 completed               
27th June            Colonial housing prefabs and lifesupport systems for BIC extrasolar colonization efforts is complete Infrastructure x32               
27th July            Heavy machinery for a Mine is fabricated
??th August   Construction of Maintenance Supplies x25 completed         
19th August    Colonial housing prefabs and lifesupport systems for BIC extrasolar colonization efforts is complete Infrastructure x32               
15th September Tools for a new Construction Factory completed               
24th September Construction of Maintenance Supplies x25 completed               
12th October    Colonial housing prefabs and lifesupport systems for BIC extrasolar colonization efforts is complete Infrastructure x32               
16th November    Heavy machinery for a Mine is fabricated               
23rd November    Construction of Maintenance Supplies x25 completed               
9th December    Colonial housing prefabs and lifesupport systems for BIC extrasolar colonization efforts is complete Infrastructure x32 and fabrication of Tools for a new Construction Factory begins               
                     
Missiles and Fighters                     
22nd January    Construction of 120 Goshawk (Batch 2) Counter Missiles completed               
9th March            Construction of 48 Arrow (Batch 5) Anti-ship Missiles completed               
5th April            Construction of 120 Goshawk (Batch 2) Counter Missiles completed               
23rd May            Construction of 48 Arrow (Batch 5) Anti-ship Missiles completed               
20th June            Construction of 120 Goshawk (Batch 2) Counter Missiles completed               
14th July            Construction of 120 Dart (Batch 3) Counter Missiles completed               
24th August         Construction of 48 Arrow L (Batch 4) Anti-ship Missiles completed               
24th September Construction of 120 Goshawk (Batch 2) Counter Missiles completed               
16th November    Construction of 48 Harpoon-A (Batch 2) Anti-ship Missiles completed               
9th December    Construction of 120 Goshawk (Batch 2) Counter Missiles ends and construction of 48 Harpoon (Batch 2) Anti-ship Missiles begins               
                     
23rd November    Birddog 003 (Birddog) built and assigned to Search Mission 3               
15th December    Red Star Packet 018 (Red Star Packet) built and assigned to 11th Squadron Courier; work on a Fairmile D2(EW/SAR) pinnace   begins         

Other Industrial Efforts                     
20th February    Additional Accounting/Revenue centres are built on Luna 5 Financial Centres               
14th July      The LP Ganymede Skywatch PDC is refit on Ganymede               


Civilian Operations                     
13th January    Williamson Logistics has launched a new Williamson Large C4 class Colony Ship               
22nd January    Lloyd Container Limited has launched a new Lloyd H4 class Fuel Harvester               
22nd January    Burns Freight and Logistics has launched a new Burns L4 class Spaceliner               
27th January    Williamson Logistics has launched a new Williamson Small F4 class Freighter               
2nd February    Lloyd Container Limited has scrapped Lloyd Large F3 067 (Lloyd Large F3 class) due to its replacement by a new Lloyd Large F4 class Freighter               
7th February    Williamson Logistics has launched a new Williamson Small C4 class Colony Ship               
12th February    Williamson Logistics has scrapped Williamson Large F4 216 (Williamson Large F4 class) due to its replacement by a new Williamson Small F4 class Freighter               
20th February    Williamson Logistics has launched a new Williamson Large C4 class Colony Ship               
9th March            Dillahunt Container Line has launched a new Dillahunt Large C4 class Colony Ship               
9th March      Lloyd Container Limited has launched a new Lloyd L4 class Spaceliner               
16th March    Williamson Logistics has scrapped Williamson Large F4 217 (Williamson Large F4 class) due to its replacement by a new Williamson Large F4 class Freighter               
21st March    Dillahunt Container Line has scrapped Dillahunt Small F4 043 (Dillahunt Small F4 class) due to its replacement by a new Dillahunt Small F4 class Freighter               
26th March    Lloyd Container Limited has scrapped Lloyd Small F4 073 (Lloyd Small F4 class) due to its replacement by a new Lloyd Large F4 class Freighter               
30th April            Burns Freight and Logistics has launched a new Burns Small C4 class Colony Ship               
9th June            Williamson Logistics has scrapped Williamson Small F4 218 (Williamson Small F4 class) due to its replacement by a new Dillahunt Large C4 class Colony Ship               
9th June            Williamson Logistics has launched a new Williamson Large F4 class Freighter               
20th June     Lloyd Container Limited has scrapped Lloyd Small C3 065 (Lloyd Small C3 class) due to its replacement by a new Lloyd Small C4 class Colony Ship               
27th June     Williamson Logistics has scrapped Williamson Small C3 198 (Williamson Small C3 class) due to its age               
27th June     Williamson Logistics has scrapped Williamson Small C3 201 (Williamson Small C3 class) due to its age               
27th June     Williamson Logistics has scrapped Williamson Small C3 200 (Williamson Small C3 class) due to its age               
7th July        Lloyd Container Limited has scrapped Lloyd Large F3 068 (Lloyd Large F3 class) due to its replacement by a new Lloyd Large F4 class Freighter               
14th July      Williamson Logistics has launched a new Williamson Large F4 class Freighter               
20th July      Williamson Logistics has launched a new Williamson Large F4 class Freighter               
20th July      Lloyd Container Limited has scrapped Lloyd Small C4 072 (Lloyd Small C4 class) due to its replacement by a new Lloyd Small C4 class Colony Ship               
13th August    Burns Freight and Logistics has launched a new Burns Small C4 class Colony Ship               
19th August    Williamson Logistics has scrapped Williamson Large C3 205 (Williamson Large C3 class) due to its age               
24th August    Dillahunt Container Line has launched a new Dillahunt Large C4 class Colony Ship               
30th August    Dillahunt Container Line has scrapped Dillahunt H3 037 (Dillahunt H3 class) due to its age               
15th September Lloyd Container Limited has scrapped Lloyd Small F4 074 (Lloyd Small F4 class) due to its replacement by a new Lloyd Small F4 class Freighter               
15th September Williamson Logistics has scrapped Williamson Large C3 207 (Williamson Large C3 class) due to its replacement by a new Williamson Large C4 class Colony Ship               
24th September Lloyd Container Limited has scrapped Lloyd L3 056 (Lloyd L3 class) due to its age               
29th September Williamson Logistics has scrapped Williamson Small F4 220 (Williamson Small F4 class) due to its replacement by a new Williamson Large F4 class Freighter               
29th September Lloyd Container Limited has scrapped Lloyd Small F4 076 (Lloyd Small F4 class) due to its replacement by a new Lloyd Small F4 class Freighter               
7th October    Dillahunt Container Line has scrapped Dillahunt Small F4 045 (Dillahunt Small F4 class) due to its replacement by a new Dillahunt Small F4 class Freighter               
7th October    Hvítkárrson Carrier Limited has scrapped Hvítkárrson Small F3 100 (Hvítkárrson Small F3 class) due to its replacement by a new Hvítkárrson Large F4 class Freighter               
7th October    Williamson Logistics has scrapped Williamson Small C3 209 (Williamson Small C3 class) due to its replacement by a new Williamson Small C4 class Colony Ship               
12th October    Williamson Logistics has launched a new Williamson Large C4 class Colony Ship               
17th October    Lloyd Container Limited has launched a new Lloyd L4 class Spaceliner               
23rd October    Dillahunt Container Line has scrapped Dillahunt Small F4 047 (Dillahunt Small F4 class) due to its replacement by a new Dillahunt Small F4 class Freighter               
23rd October    Williamson Logistics has scrapped Williamson H4 219 (Williamson H4 class) due to its replacement by a new Williamson H4 class Fuel Harvester               
3rd November    Williamson Logistics has launched a new Williamson Small F4 class Freighter               
8th November    Lloyd Container Limited has scrapped Lloyd Small F4 071 (Lloyd Small F4 class) due to its replacement by a new Lloyd Large F4 class Freighter               
8th November    Williamson Logistics has launched a new Williamson Small F4 class Freighter               
16th November    Williamson Logistics has launched a new Williamson H4 class Fuel Harvester               
16th November    Dillahunt Container Line has scrapped Dillahunt Small F4 048 (Dillahunt Small F4 class) due to its replacement by a new Dillahunt Small F4 class Freighter               
23rd November    Williamson Logistics has launched a new Williamson L4 class Spaceliner               
23rd November    Burns Freight and Logistics has scrapped Burns Small F4 113 (Burns Small F4 class) due to its replacement by a new Burns Large F4 class Freighter               
1st December    Williamson Logistics has launched a new Williamson L4 class Spaceliner               
9th December    Hvítkárrson Carrier Limited has scrapped Hvítkárrson Small F4 107 (Hvítkárrson Small F4 class) due to its replacement by a new Hvítkárrson Small F4 class Freighter               
9th December    Hvítkárrson Carrier Limited has scrapped Hvítkárrson Small C3 098 (Hvítkárrson Small C3 class) due to its age               
9th December    Lloyd Container Limited has scrapped Lloyd Large F4 078 (Lloyd Large F4 class) due to its replacement by a new Lloyd Small F4 class Freighter               
15th December    Hvítkárrson Carrier Limited has scrapped Hvítkárrson Small F4 108 (Hvítkárrson Small F4 class) due to its replacement by a new Hvítkárrson Small F4 class Freighter            
15th December    Dillahunt Container Line has scrapped Dillahunt Small C3 038 (Dillahunt Small C3 class) due to its age               
15th December    Lloyd Container Limited has scrapped Lloyd Large C4 083 (Lloyd Large C4 class) due to its replacement by a new Lloyd Small C4 class Colony Ship               
25th December  Lloyd Container Limited has launched a new Lloyd Large C4 class Colony Ship               
25th December  Williamson Logistics has launched a new Williamson H4 class Fuel Harvester               
30th December    Williamson Logistics has launched a new Williamson Small F4 class Freighter                              
                     
                     
15th June             The civilian mining colony on Haumea has been expanded to 74 civilian mining complexes               
20th June             The civilian mining colony on Haumea has been expanded to 75 civilian mining complexes               
27th June             The civilian mining colony on Haumea has been expanded to 76 civilian mining complexes               
20th February          The civilian mining colony on Sedna has been expanded to 32 civilian mining complexes               
14th July              The civilian mining colony on Sedna has been expanded to 33 civilian mining complexes               
20th July               The civilian mining colony on Sedna has been expanded to 34 civilian mining complexes               
27th July              The civilian mining colony on Sedna has been expanded to 35 civilian mining complexes               
30th August          The civilian mining colony on Sedna has been expanded to 36 civilian mining complexes               
15th September    The civilian mining colony on Sedna has been expanded to 37 civilian mining complexes               
24th September    The civilian mining colony on Sedna has been expanded to 38 civilian mining complexes               

The stubborn refusal of investors to fund complexes outside of Sol at any of the multiple sites containing valuable minerals is a constant source of irritation to BIC.


Research Developments                     
5th January    Dr. George Winter's team has completes the build to print design for a launcher silo system Box Launcher 0.15 Size / 15x (No internal reload) and begins looking into how to improve reloading times for the NCNs standard launchers Launcher Reload Rate 4      
13th January 2   Dr. Marge Legros' team completes the Box Launcher system intended to be installed in the Beaver Fighter-Bomber Weapon Bay (Size 3) then returns borrowed the laboratory facilities to Dr. Winter.               
20th February    Dr. Sophie Clayton's team with the aid of Burns Specialists completes the prototype for the Burns HiTeck Tracker 113-9000 and collaborating with Seimens Engineering ttams beings development of the Seimens Augur 112-0250 counter missile sensor system.               
21st March    Dr. Sophie Clayton's team delivers the build to print for the Seimens Augur 112-0250 and begins to develop the destroyer and light cruiser variant with Seimens engineers  Seimens Auger Extra 113/3-0050               
5th May            Dr. Sophie Clayton's team produces the build to print design Seimens Auger Extra 113/3-0050 counter missile sensor system and work starts on the heavy cruiser variant Seimens Auger Prime 114-0050               
2nd July            Dr. Sophie Clayton's team finishes the build to print package for the Seimens Auger Prime 114-0050 counter missile sensor system and begins work on the newest search sensor for Fortress Command PDC SS 1110-2000               
16th November    Dr. Sophie Clayton's team demonstrates the prototype long range planetary search sensor for the NCN PDC SS 1110-2000 and begins working with Telus R&D on the next generation of anti-ship missile fire control Telus ASMFC 113-1000               
30th December    Dr. Sophie Clayton's team demonstrates to the NCN the capabilities of the latest anti-ship missile fire control the Telus ASMFC 113-1000 then switches focus to begin development of a counter to the Wolver's Fire Confusion Systems Electronic Counter-countermeasures - 2               
14th April          Dr. Isaiah Doan's has completed research into streamlining Interstellar trade Expand Civilian Economy by 20% and starts looking into how to speed up construction in the NCCs shipyard complexes Shipbuilding Rate 1300 BP               
14th July       Dr. Isaiah Doan's team delievers recommendations on how to improve ship construction speed to the NCC Shipbuilding Rate 1300 BP and begins an investigation into how to improve efficiency in non-construction tasks at the Shipyards Shipyard Operations: 40% Time/Cost Saving               
27th July       Dr. Jason Morgan's team finishes development of a 0 generation jump gate construction system Small Jump Gate Construction Module and begins looking into how to improve the speed at which small craft are produced Fighter Production Rate 12 BP   This may have been a waste of time but when I deconstructed a 120 day construction system instead of giving me tech points towards that system I got some to this and I'd like to get the points for the real system if I deconstruct in the future!            
19th April      Dr. Ben Knowles' team has completed research into more compact onboard engineering facilities Engineering Section - Tiny and begins work to improve the fire power of the NCA units, developing better personal and squad support weapons as well as better armour for both troops as well as vehicles Ground Unit Strength 20            

23rd May    New constructed laboratory space is assigned to the CoE for Gravitational Sensing Development 5 Research Centers are now available for Sensors and Fire Control Research   

2nd June       Elizabeth Moran has joined your scientific establishment.  Administration Rating 2  Xenology 10%               
19th August    Connor Macdonald has joined your scientific establishment.  Survey 10%               
30th April     Through experience as a project leader Dr. Harvey Sinclair has increased his Administrative Rating to 7            
4th August    Through experience as a project leader Dr. Ben Knowles has increased his Research Bonus to 50%            
19th August    Through experience as a project leader Dr. Ben Knowles has increased his Administrative Rating to 6            
24th September Although not currently assigned a research project Dr. Isaac Tucker has studied hard and increased his Research Bonus to 25%
            



Civilian Yard: S/A Ansaldo Shipyards, Sol                     
13th August    Moose (Gazal class) ends construction and is dispached to Venus to join the other ships currently modifying Venus's atmosphere               

Civilian Yard: P+S Werfen GmbH, Sol                     
2nd February    Retooling for the Jupiter class completed               
3rd November    Jupiter (Jupiter class) leaves her slip, and is assigned to Charlie Tanker Mission and dispatched to Jupiter's harvester ships               

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Jupiter class Tanker    10,800 tons     78 Crew     649 BP      TCS 216  TH 600  EM 0
2777 km/s     Armour 1-43     Shields 0-0     Sensors 5/1/0/0     Damage Control Rating 4     PPV 0
MSP 150    Max Repair 75 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 24 months    Spare Berths 0   

MAN I CE-300 (2)    Power 300    Fuel Use 5.3%    Signature 300    Exp 5%
Fuel Capacity 5,000,000 Litres    Range 1571.9 billion km   (6551 days at full power)

Seimens Civ Navi 2M/5000 (1)     GPS 500     Range 2.5m km    Resolution 100
NorTEL Civ IR Telescope (1)     Sensitivity 5     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  5m km

This design is classed as a Commercial Vessel for maintenance purposes

The Jupiter is intended to speed up fuel transfer from the civilian harvester to Earth's fuel farm.


Naval Yard: New London Ship & Engine Co., Sol                     
10th May      Blizzard (Sirocco class) is constructed earlier than her sister ship due to reuse of recovered systems from the ships lost at Tau Ceti               
14th July      Hurricane (Sirocco class) completes construction and begins her shake down and work up tials               
4th August    Retooling for the Sirocco Mod1 class completed               
3rd November    Sirocco and Tornado (Sirocco Mod1 class) end their refits         
1st December    Blizzard (Sirocco Mod1 class) ends her refit            

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Sirocco Mod1 class Cruiser    17,950 tons     527 Crew     3256 BP      TCS 359  TH 420  EM 1350
2339 km/s    JR 3-100     Armour 4-61     Shields 45-300     Sensors 33/33/0/0     Damage Control Rating 16     PPV 56.8
Maint Life 1.45 Years     MSP 680    AFR 429%    IFR 6%    1YR 359    5YR 5387    Max Repair 256 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 18 months    Flight Crew Berths 26   
Flag Bridge    Hangar Deck Capacity 1000 tons     Magazine 329   

Saab JG3-360E1     Max Ship Size 18000 tons    Distance 100k km     Squadron Size 3
Rolls Royce I E-M120L (7)    Power 120    Fuel Use 54%    Signature 60    Exp 10%
Fuel Capacity 800,000 Litres    Range 14.9 billion km   (73 days at full power)
GE Barrier D256 (18)   Total Fuel Cost  270 Litres per day

Thales MilL-UV Xiphos (2)    Range 192,000km     TS: 4000 km/s     Power 10-5     RM 4    ROF 10        10 10 10 10 8 6 5 5 4 4
TorAr Defenceman II Laser Array (2x1)    Range 60,000km     TS: 24000 km/s     Power 3-3     RM 2    ROF 5        3 3 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
Grundig Sureshot Mk4-60/96X (1)    Max Range: 192,000 km   TS: 6000 km/s     95 90 84 79 74 69 64 58 53 48
Grundig Hipshot Mk1-160/32X (1)    Max Range: 64,000 km   TS: 16000 km/s     84 69 53 37 22 6 0 0 0 0
SBT-1 Tokamak (8 MW) (3)     Total Power Output 24    Armour 0    Exp 5%

Nordion Balista Launch System (4)    Missile Size 7    Rate of Fire 70
Nordion Parma CM Launch System (6)    Missile Size 1    Rate of Fire 10
Grumman SCMFC 82-50 (2)     Range 7.7m km    Resolution 1
Telus ASMFC 83-1000 (1)     Range 51.5m km    Resolution 20
Dart Counter Missile (Batch 3) (30)  Speed: 56,000 km/s   End: 0.3m    Range: 0.9m km   WH: 1    Size: 1    TH: 298 / 179 / 89
Harpoon Anti-ship Missile (Batch 2) (8)  Speed: 22,900 km/s   End: 30.1m    Range: 41.4m km   WH: 7    Size: 7    TH: 221 / 132 / 66
Harpoon-A Anti-ship Missile (Batch 2) (20)  Speed: 22,900 km/s   End: 26.2m    Range: 36.1m km   WH: 6    Size: 7    TH: 183 / 110 / 55
Goshawk Counter Missile (Batch 2) (102)  Speed: 40,000 km/s   End: 1.1m    Range: 2.7m km   WH: 1    Size: 1    TH: 360 / 216 / 108

Seimens Augur Prime 114-0050 (1)     GPS 84     Range 9.2m km    Resolution 1
Burns HiTeck Tracker 113-9000 (1)     GPS 11340     Range 93.0m km    Resolution 180
Seimens SSS 113-3000 (1)     GPS 3780     Range 53.7m km    Resolution 60
NorTEL IR Array 3-3 (1)     Sensitivity 33     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  33m km
Bell Phased Array P3-33 (1)     Sensitivity 33     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  33m km

ECCM-1 (1)         ECM 10

This design is classed as a Military Vessel for maintenance purposes

The update to the Sirocco class improves their anti-shipping laser fire power and more importantly its range.  The Defenceman array is considered
overdesigned as the fire control development is considerably behind its tracking speed.  The new Tracker sensor is welcomed by all command staff. 
It would have saved the 8th Squadron by allowing recon from beyond Magic missile range.  The new Harpoon missiles are shorter ranged but accurate
and in the case of the armoured verson equipped with a layer of ablative armour to make it more resistant to Wolver close in defenses. 
The Auger Prime's missile detection range will change battles as it enable detection of inbound missiles at 1 m km from the ship.


Naval Yard: Old Norfolk Naval Yards, Sol                     
15th June    Retooling for the Fallen Mod1.3 class completed               
24th September Nakoda (Tribal Mod3.2 class) ends construction and joins the Training Group               
9th December    Champion (Warder Mod1.1 class) is completed and joins the training Group               
30th December    Michael Wells (Fallen Mod1.3 class) completes refitting and returns to active service as the flagship of the 7th Squadron         

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Fallen Mod1.3 class Light Cruiser    11,750 tons     336 Crew     2186.6 BP      TCS 235  TH 360  EM 900
3063 km/s     Armour 3-46     Shields 30-300     Sensors 33/33/0/0     Damage Control Rating 16     PPV 44.8
Maint Life 3.83 Years     MSP 698    AFR 184%    IFR 2.6%    1YR 75    5YR 1126    Max Repair 90 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 18 months    Flight Crew Berths 7   
Hangar Deck Capacity 250 tons     Magazine 262   

Rolls Royce I E-M120L (6)    Power 120    Fuel Use 54%    Signature 60    Exp 10%
Fuel Capacity 800,000 Litres    Range 22.7 billion km   (85 days at full power)
GE Barrier D256 (12)   Total Fuel Cost  180 Litres per day

Thales MilL-UV Koncerz (2)    Range 192,000km     TS: 4000 km/s     Power 6-3     RM 4    ROF 10        6 6 6 6 4 4 3 3 2 2
TorAr Goaltender IV Laser Array (2x1)    Range 30,000km     TS: 24000 km/s     Power 3-3     RM 1    ROF 5        3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Grundig Sureshot Mk4-60/96X (1)    Max Range: 192,000 km   TS: 6000 km/s     95 90 84 79 74 69 64 58 53 48
Grundig Snapshot Mk3-160/16X (1)    Max Range: 32,000 km   TS: 16000 km/s     69 37 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
SBT-1 Tokamak (8 MW) (2)     Total Power Output 16    Armour 0    Exp 5%

Nordion Parma CM Launch System (6)    Missile Size 1    Rate of Fire 10
Nordion Arbalist III ASM Launch System (4)    Missile Size 5    Rate of Fire 50
Telus ASMFC 83-1000 (1)     Range 51.5m km    Resolution 20
Grumman SCMFC 82-50 (2)     Range 7.7m km    Resolution 1
Dart Counter Missile (Batch 3) (12)  Speed: 56,000 km/s   End: 0.3m    Range: 0.9m km   WH: 1    Size: 1    TH: 298 / 179 / 89
Goshawk Counter Missile (Batch 2) (54)  Speed: 40,000 km/s   End: 1.1m    Range: 2.7m km   WH: 1    Size: 1    TH: 360 / 216 / 108
Arrow L Anti-ship Missile (Batch 4) (12)  Speed: 16,000 km/s   End: 61.2m    Range: 58.8m km   WH: 4    Size: 5    TH: 186 / 112 / 56
Arrow Anti-ship Missile (Batch 5) (24)  Speed: 16,000 km/s   End: 37.5m    Range: 36m km   WH: 5    Size: 5    TH: 202 / 121 / 60

Burns HiTeck Tracker 113-9000 (1)     GPS 11340     Range 93.0m km    Resolution 180
Seimens SSS 113-3000 (1)     GPS 3780     Range 53.7m km    Resolution 60
Seimens Augur Extra 113/3-0050 (1)     GPS 69     Range 7.5m km    Resolution 1
NorTEL IR Array 3-3 (1)     Sensitivity 33     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  33m km
Bell Phased Array P3-33 (1)     Sensitivity 33     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  33m km

ECCM-1 (1)         ECM 10

This design is classed as a Military Vessel for maintenance purposes

The Fallen class gains extra anti-shipping laser fire power with the forward barbettes now mounting the Koncerz laser arrays.  The Goaltender IV turrets
are overdesigned and it is likely the mark V version will not have so high a tracking speed since it will be at least a decade for the fire control systems to
catch up.  The new Arrow missiles are the most accurate the NCN has ever produced. 


Naval Yard: Deschimag A.G. Weser                     
9th June       Retooling for the Tribal Mod3.3 class completed               
7th October    Dene (Tribal Mod3.2 class) is constructed and joins the Training Group               
17th October    Case (Quiver Mod2.2 class) ends construction and joins the Training Group               

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Tribal Mod3.3 class Destroyer    8,850 tons     250 Crew     1610.2 BP      TCS 177  TH 300  EM 660
3389 km/s     Armour 2-38     Shields 22-300     Sensors 33/33/0/0     Damage Control Rating 16     PPV 26.8
Maint Life 4.89 Years     MSP 682    AFR 104%    IFR 1.5%    1YR 47    5YR 708    Max Repair 90 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 18 months    Flight Crew Berths 3   
Hangar Deck Capacity 250 tons     Magazine 193   

Rolls Royce I E-M120L (5)    Power 120    Fuel Use 54%    Signature 60    Exp 10%
Fuel Capacity 620,000 Litres    Range 23.3 billion km   (79 days at full power)
GE Barrier D256 (9)   Total Fuel Cost  135 Litres per day

TorAr Goaltender IV Laser Array (2x1)    Range 30,000km     TS: 24000 km/s     Power 3-3     RM 1    ROF 5        3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Grundig Snapshot Mk3-160/16X (1)    Max Range: 32,000 km   TS: 16000 km/s     69 37 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
SBT-1 Tokamak (8 MW) (1)     Total Power Output 8    Armour 0    Exp 5%

Nordion Arbalist III ASM Launch System (2)    Missile Size 5    Rate of Fire 50
Nordion Parma CM Launch System (6)    Missile Size 1    Rate of Fire 10
Telus ASMFC 83-1000 (1)     Range 51.5m km    Resolution 20
Grumman SCMFC 82-50 (2)     Range 7.7m km    Resolution 1
Dart Counter Missile (Batch 3) (12)  Speed: 56,000 km/s   End: 0.3m    Range: 0.9m km   WH: 1    Size: 1    TH: 298 / 179 / 89
Goshawk Counter Missile (Batch 2) (66)  Speed: 40,000 km/s   End: 1.1m    Range: 2.7m km   WH: 1    Size: 1    TH: 360 / 216 / 108
Arrow Anti-ship Missile (Batch 5) (18)  Speed: 16,000 km/s   End: 37.5m    Range: 36m km   WH: 5    Size: 5    TH: 202 / 121 / 60
Arrow L Anti-ship Missile (Batch 4) (4)  Speed: 16,000 km/s   End: 61.2m    Range: 58.8m km   WH: 4    Size: 5    TH: 186 / 112 / 56

Seimens SSS 113-3000 (1)     GPS 3780     Range 53.7m km    Resolution 60
Seimens Augur Extra 113/3-0050 (1)     GPS 69     Range 7.5m km    Resolution 1
NorTEL IR Array 3-3 (1)     Sensitivity 33     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  33m km
Bell Phased Array P3-33 (1)     Sensitivity 33     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  33m km

ECCM-1 (1)         ECM 10

Missile to hit chances are vs targets moving at 3000 km/s, 5000 km/s and 10,000 km/s

This design is classed as a Military Vessel for maintenance purposes

The latest refit to the long service Tribal class.  The improvement to the electronic package now gives the ship the same Wolver detection
as the ships equiped with the first gen Tracker sensor.  The other change is due to combat experience a dedicated damage control section
has been added to the ship.  The time taken to repair the damage sustained by 8th Squadron in Tau Ceti is the primary motivation for this change.


Naval Yard: Victorias Esquimalt Graving Dock                     
2nd March     Retooling for the Wounded Knee Mod3.1 class completed               
2nd June       Roc, Stirge, Harpy, and Balrog (Gargoyle Mod2.3 class) complete their refits               
9th June       Dieppe, and Hong Kong (Wounded Knee Mod3.1 class) are refit and return to service               
19th August    Gryphon, and Chimera (Gargoyle Mod2.3 class) finish refitting               
24th August    Lamassu (Gargoyle Mod2.3 class) ends refit and returns to service               
30th August    Kursk, and Somme (Wounded Knee Mod3.1 class) are refit               
28th October    Gargolye (Gargoyle Mod2.3 class) ends refitting               
16th November    Mi-Go, Hippogriff, and Wyvern (Gargoyle Mod2.3 class) complete their refits                              
23rd November    Passchendaele, and Cambrai (Wounded Knee Mod3.1 class) are refit               

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Gargoyle Mod2.3 class Heavy Frigate Escort    4,350 tons     113 Crew     841.8 BP      TCS 87  TH 150  EM 450
3448 km/s     Armour 1-23     Shields 15-300     Sensors 33/33/0/0     Damage Control Rating 4     PPV 6
Maint Life 8.76 Years     MSP 484    AFR 37%    IFR 0.5%    1YR 11    5YR 169    Max Repair 63 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 18 months    Flight Crew Berths 5   
Hangar Deck Capacity 250 tons     Magazine 124   

Rolls Royce I E-M60L (5)    Power 60    Fuel Use 57%    Signature 30    Exp 10%
Fuel Capacity 350,000 Litres    Range 25.4 billion km   (85 days at full power)
GE Barrier D256 (6)   Total Fuel Cost  90 Litres per day

Nordion Parma CM Launch System (6)    Missile Size 1    Rate of Fire 10
Grumman SCMFC 82-50 (2)     Range 7.7m km    Resolution 1
Goshawk Counter Missile (Batch 1) (120)  Speed: 40,000 km/s   End: 0.9m    Range: 2.2m km   WH: 1    Size: 1    TH: 306 / 184 / 92

Seimens Augur II 112/3-0050 (1)     GPS 48     Range 5.2m km    Resolution 1
Seimens SSS 113-3000 (1)     GPS 3780     Range 53.7m km    Resolution 60
NorTEL IR Array 3-3 (1)     Sensitivity 33     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  33m km
Bell Phased Array P3-33 (1)     Sensitivity 33     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  33m km

This design is classed as a Military Vessel for maintenance purposes

The Gargoyle is area defense escort and with the improvement of the Goshawk counter missiles capable of providing
efficient coverage to the unit it is assigned to.
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Wounded Knee Mod3.1 class Heavy Frigate    4,350 tons     132 Crew     826.84 BP      TCS 87  TH 150  EM 360
3448 km/s     Armour 1-23     Shields 12-240     Sensors 33/33/0/0     Damage Control Rating 4     PPV 12
Maint Life 9.3 Years     MSP 475    AFR 37%    IFR 0.5%    1YR 10    5YR 149    Max Repair 63 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 18 months    Spare Berths 1   
Magazine 84   

Rolls Royce I E-M60L (5)    Power 60    Fuel Use 57%    Signature 30    Exp 10%
Fuel Capacity 350,000 Litres    Range 25.4 billion km   (85 days at full power)
GE Barrier G256 (6)   Total Fuel Cost  72 Litres per day

Nordion Parma CM Launch System (3)    Missile Size 1    Rate of Fire 10
SPDB Katashuka AM Launcher (3)    Missile Size 3    Rate of Fire 30
Grumman SCMFC 82-50 (1)     Range 7.7m km    Resolution 1
Grumman CAMFC 110/7-0250 (1)     Range 10.8m km    Resolution 5
Viper CA Missile (Batch 2) (18)  Speed: 26,700 km/s   End: 5.9m    Range: 9.5m km   WH: 3    Size: 3    TH: 284 / 170 / 85
Goshawk Counter Missile (Batch 1) (30)  Speed: 40,000 km/s   End: 0.9m    Range: 2.2m km   WH: 1    Size: 1    TH: 306 / 184 / 92

Seimens SSS 113-3000 (1)     GPS 3780     Range 53.7m km    Resolution 60
Seimens Augur II 112/3-0050 (1)     GPS 48     Range 5.2m km    Resolution 1
NorTEL IR Array 3-3 (1)     Sensitivity 33     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  33m km
Bell Phased Array P3-33 (1)     Sensitivity 33     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  33m km

ECCM-1 (1)         

This design is classed as a Military Vessel for maintenance purposes

The update is largely confined to the ships electronics.  Key to this update is the addition of the dedicated Close Assault missile
fire control developed for the Beaver Fighter-Bomber.  It is planned to upgrade the ships shields when the anti-wolver
 fire confusion system is updated.

               
Naval Yard: Arkangelski Design Bureau                     
2nd June       Scout (Scout Mod1.3 class) ends refit               
27th June     Guide (Scout Mod1.3 class) refitted               
15th September Path Finder (Scout Mod1.3 class) finishes refitting, all Scouts are now converted to the latests model               
17th October    Retooling for the Lake Mod2.3 class completed               
                     
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Lake Mod2.3 class Corvette    4,200 tons     118 Crew     842 BP      TCS 84  TH 150  EM 600
3571 km/s     Armour 1-23     Shields 20-300     Sensors 33/33/0/0     Damage Control Rating 4     PPV 10.8
Maint Life 9.89 Years     MSP 501    AFR 35%    IFR 0.5%    1YR 9    5YR 140    Max Repair 63 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 18 months    Spare Berths 0   

Rolls Royce I E-M60L (5)    Power 60    Fuel Use 57%    Signature 30    Exp 10%
Fuel Capacity 350,000 Litres    Range 26.3 billion km   (85 days at full power)
GE Barrier D256 (8)   Total Fuel Cost  120 Litres per day

TorAr Goaltender IV Laser Array (2x1)    Range 30,000km     TS: 24000 km/s     Power 3-3     RM 1    ROF 5        3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Grundig Snapshot Mk3-160/16X (2)    Max Range: 32,000 km   TS: 16000 km/s     69 37 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
SBT-1 Tokamak (8 MW) (1)     Total Power Output 8    Armour 0    Exp 5%

Seimens Augur II 112/3-0050 (1)     GPS 48     Range 5.2m km    Resolution 1
Seimens SSS 113-3000 (1)     GPS 3780     Range 53.7m km    Resolution 60
NorTEL IR Array 3-3 (1)     Sensitivity 33     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  33m km
Bell Phased Array P3-33 (1)     Sensitivity 33     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  33m km

ECM 10

This design is classed as a Military Vessel for maintenance purposes

The Lake class is an efficient anti-missile escort used to protect high value targets where it is felt a Warder is not required.


Northern Coalition Army
                      
22nd January    Red River Rifles Bn trained               
7th February    Point Grey Light Infantry Bn trained completing the troops needed for the 9th Extra Solar Brigade               
20th July      13th NC Engineering Bde trained               
16th November    5. Martian Rifles Bn trained               
1st December    6. Martian Rifles Bn trained completing the combat formations of the 3rd Martian Brigade               
                     
7th February    The Morale of 1ere Legion L'Etranger Bn has increased to 102               
29th September The Morale of 2eme Legion L'Etranger Bn has increased to 102               
5th April       The Morale of 3eme Legion L'Etranger Bn has increased to 101               
5th April       The Morale of Independent Riga Rifle Bn has increased to 105               
16th May      The Morale of St. Petersburg Independent Rifle Bn has increased to 101               
9th December    The Morale of Talinn Mechanised Rifle Bn has increased to 101               
2nd June       The Morale of Atlantean LTR Bn has increased to 104               
27th June      The Morale of Atlantis Mixed Bn has increased to 105               
5th May        The Morale of Bigger Grenadiers Bn has increased to 121               
23rd November    The Morale of Bigger Grenadiers Bn has increased to 122               
25th December    The Morale of Bigger Grenadiers Bn has increased to 123               
27th July      The Morale of Rocky Rangers Reserve Bn has increased to 127               
4th August    The Morale of Templebar Rifles Bn has increased to 106               
17th October    The Morale of Templebar Rifles Bn has increased to 107               
3rd November    The Morale of Glasglow Highlanders Bn has increased to 125               
27th February    The Morale of Zussow Infantrie Bn has increased to 102               
24th August    The Morale of Anklam Landwehr Battaillion has increased to 105               
30th December    The Morale of Anklam Landwehr Battaillion has increased to 106               
12th October    The Morale of 2. Panzer Grenadier Bn has increased to 102               
1st December    The Morale of 2. Panzer Grenadier Bn has increased to 103               
4th August    The Morale of Montreal Fusaliers Bn has increased to 129               
29th September The Morale of The North Shore Bn has increased to 132               
23rd November    The Morale of Sherbrooke Hussars has increased to 120               
20th December    The Morale of Blue and Grey Bn has increased to 104
               
                     
                     
                     
BIC Operation in AD Leonis
Traffic control on Forge is busy this year.  The Fuel Harvester groups are in constant flux, moving to or from Blue Sky.  Heavy Lift Groups I to III pass through on their way to Twilight while VI is heading for Poesidean.  In April IS III passes through on the way to Sol.  4th Squadron refuels on June 10 and departs for Sol without pausing for shore leave.  Minelayer mission I arrives July and departs in August for Biforst after its crew enjoys leave.  In mid-August 5th and 6th squadrons swap responsibility for the Wolver watch in Wolf 358, 6th Squadron departs for Sol on August 13.  The next day Heavy Lift Groups I to III arrive in Forge on their way back to Earth from Twilight, departing on the 24th. In December Minelayer mission I returns to Forge on December 4 and departs for Sol on the 9th.                
                     
                     
BIC Operation in Alpha Centauri   

The various planets industrial parks are busy this year.  Faewald produces enough housing and lifesupport for an additional 3.9 m people, plus builds a Mons Hadley class PDC to increase the near orbit defenses of Faewald itself, and lastly produces enough tools for a further 5 factories.  Tientith and Calheme each produce more housing and environmental systems for 0.39 m and 0.33 m people respectively.   On April 9 Interstellar Transport Group I arrives and departs for Earth loaded with minerals on the 19th.  FHG I spends between July 10 and August 13 at Faewald after adding fuel to the colonies farm and is back on station harvesting on August 17.   FHG II makes Tientidth orbit on November 23 and sets out for the gas giant IV on December 30.  Express Transport Mission I collects resources from the various locations in the binary system and returns them to Faewald on June 4.                  

Current Status of the Fuel Farms in Alpha C:
Faewald: 29.6 Mlitres
Tientith: 3.3 Mlitres            

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Mons Hadley class Beam Defence Base    6,100 tons     208 Crew     1257 BP      TCS 122  TH 0  EM 0
Armour 10-29     Sensors 24/160     Damage Control Rating 0     PPV 42.94
Intended Deployment Time: 12 months    Spare Berths 1   

Thales MilL-NUV Spada Rapide (2)    Range 288,000km     TS: 4000 km/s     Power 10-5     RM 3    ROF 10        10 10 10 7 5 5 4 3 3 3
TorAr Goalie Twin Laser Array (2x2)    Range 30,000km     TS: 12000 km/s     Power 6-6     RM 1    ROF 5        3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TorAr Defenceman Laser Array (2x1)    Range 60,000km     TS: 12000 km/s     Power 3-3     RM 2    ROF 5        3 3 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
Grundig Hipshot Mk1-160/32X (1)    Max Range: 64,000 km   TS: 16000 km/s     84 69 53 37 22 6 0 0 0 0
Burns HiTech OptoLok 3-V (1)    Max Range: 48,000 km   TS: 16000 km/s     79 58 38 17 0 0 0 0 0 0
Burns HiTech Scoper 1-V (2)    Max Range: 288,000 km   TS: 6000 km/s     97 93 90 86 83 79 76 72 69 65
Logan 1 Stellerator (12MW) (3)     Total Power Output 36    Armour 0    Exp 5%

PDC CMS 810-0050 (1)     GPS 160     Range 12.8m km    Resolution 1
NorTEL IR Array 2-3 (1)     Sensitivity 24     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  24m km
Bell Phased Array P3-24 (1)     Sensitivity 24     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  24m km

ECCM-1 (3)         
This design is classed as a Planetary Defence Centre and can be pre-fabricated in 3 sections

This base is of the same class to one based on Luna and intended to command Earth's orbitals. 

                     
BIC Operation in FL Virginis
The industrial park on Biforst produces enough life support and housing to expand the colony by 1 m people.  Tools and heavy machinery to expand the industrial park and mining complex on the planet are also produced.  Terraforming Missions I and II arrive in Biforst orbit for leave on July 9 and return to modifying the atmosphere of Asgard on October 12.  On June 3 FHG III arrives to add to the colonies farm and returns to harvesting on July 15.  Minelayer Mission I in in system in October and November updating the key communication buoys before making orbit at Biforst for leave on November 8.  Survey Team Transport Mission II arrives on Nov 20 for shore leave.  The most critical ships are the two jump gate construction ships that are building gates at the jump point to LHS 292 and to Gliese 526 which is still underway at the end of the year.  Both ships stop in at Biforst for R&R.
               
                     
                     
BIC Operation in Gamma Virginis   
The industrial park on Twilight turns out prefabricated housing and support systems for nearly 0.5 m future colonists elsewhere in the system.  4th Squadron departs the system to return to Sol on May 19 and on October 2 IS II arrives to finish the survey of Beta Virginis.  FHG XV arrives to add to the colonies farm on May 23 and resumes harvesting operations at Hotspring on July 14.
                                       
                     
                     
BIC Operation in Gl 493.1
Poesidean continues its bootstrapping efforts improving its industrial park by 2 factories, producing enough heavy equipment for 4 regular and 3 tele-operated mines.  FHG V arrives on April 6 to add to the colonies farm and after shore leave recommences harvesting operation on May 17.  The population of Poesidean is increased by new arrivals from Sol, the shipping lines taking advantage of the gates linking the two systems at last.
               
                     
                     
BIC Operation in Gliese 408
Arboria remains a favorite destination of the civilian shipping lines.  The planets population ends the year at 54.2 million.  The industrial park is in bootstrap mode and produces the tools for a new factory and the heavy equipment for 3 mines.  Additional housing and support services for 1.5m new colonists is produced.  Unfortunately, the basic defenses around Bloomfield port are causing people to complain to the Governor that they feel insufficiently protected.  The peacekeepers are monitoring the situation but so far the small numbers have protestors have been peaceful.
                                    
                     
                     
BIC Operation in Gliese 526
Rosetta's industrial park expands by one factory but turns out sufficient heavy equipment to bring four mines into production.  ICG IX continues its shuttle service the crews spending from September 15 to December 9 on shore leave at Rosetta.  FHG IV arrives to add to the farm on September 19 and is back harvesting on November 8.  The most significant event is the completion of the jump gate to FL Virginis.
                     
                     
                     
BIC Operation in Gliese 832
Eureka's industrial park turns out shelter and support infrastructure for 0.7m new arrivals.  The civilian shipping firms have been bringing people to the colony thankfully not in sufficient numbers to overload the population.  Heavy Lift Groups IV and V arrive on August 28 and depart on September 15.  FHG X arrives to add to the colonies farm and crew shore leave on December 15.  The Expedition completes a jump gate to the system linking it to the NCC Jumpweb this year and is working on connecting Scout's Fall.
                     
                     
                     
BIC Operation in Lacaille 9352
Both colonies tiny industrial parks concentrate on producing shelter and lifesupport systems.  Alambec and Crucible each makes enough for 0.3 m new arrivals over the year.  FHG IX arrives at Cruicible on January 29 is back harvesting on March 11.
                                          
                     
BIC Operation in LHS 292
A jump gate to Gliese 382 is completed in spring of this year linking that system to the NCC jumpweb.  The last gate required to connect Biforst and Rosetta is under construction from December 14.                     
                     
                     
BIC Operation in Luyten 205-128   
Scout's Fall's industrial park churns out enough housing and support services for 0.47 m colonists, the refinery is now producing 76K litres of sorium fuel per year.  ICG I thru VII arrive on May 16 and very carefully top up their tanks for the return trip, leaving on June 2.  The ships will largely be running on fumes when they arrive at Earth but the current fuel farm level cannot fully load that many ships.  FHG XIII arrives on July 29 to add to the severely depleted fuel farm and returns to harvesting on September 16.  The 1st NC Construction Bde continues attempting to recover alien equipment and return it to working order, it is mostly successful over the year.
                     
30th April      1st NC Construction Bde has attempted to recover an alien installation but the installation was beyond repair
2nd June       1st NC Construction Bde has recovered 260 points of abandoned infrastructure             
27th June     1st NC Construction Bde has recovered 360 points of abandoned infrastructure                
13th August      1st NC Construction Bde has recovered an abandoned Fighter Factory                
                     


BuSurvey Efforts in 2330

40 Eridani
5th January    Interstellar Survey II departs the system heading for Sol

Beta Virginis
IS I fnishes off the gravitational survey of this system then heads back to Sol on April 30.  On December 3 IS II arrives back in the system to finish exploring the ruins on moon 16 and to survey the remaining asteroids.

5th January    Minerals Discovered on Beta Virginis-A Asteroid #46: Duran 421 (1)  Neut 86 (1)  Boron 28 (1)  Merc 49 (1)  Vend 42 (1)  Sorium 4 (1)  Urid 39 (1)  Gall 324 (1)        
23rd January    Minerals Discovered on Beta Virginis-A Asteroid #39: Duran 3732 (1)  Neut 1936 (1)  Trit 10 (1)  Boron 2788 (1)  Vend 2460 (1)  Sorium 3505 (1)  Corun 282 (1)  Gall 502 (1)             
28th January    Minerals Discovered on Beta Virginis-A Asteroid #45: Duranium 8166 (1)  Neutronium 7939 (1)  Corbomite 7006 (1)  Boronide 4199 (1)  Gallicite 7779 (1)     
28th January    Minerals Discovered on Beta Virginis-A Asteroid #40: Duran 487 (1)  Neut 924 (1)  Boron 144 (1)  Merc 185 (1)  Sorium 339 (1)  Corun 1   325 (1)  Gall 8 (1)           
19th April     Gravitational Survey completed. The system has a total of 2 jump points.               
30th April     Interstellar Survey I departs the system               

3rd December    Interstellar Survey II arrives in system; the two Oberon class grav survey ships head for Moon 16 and the other two ships split up to survey asteroids.            
3rd December    NC Xenoarcheology Team dropped off on Beta Virginis-A I - Moon 16               
10th December    Minerals Discovered on Beta Virginis-A Asteroid #53: Duranium 3528 (1)  Corbomite 4761 (1)  Tritanium 4761 (1)  Boronide 5041 (1)  Vendarite 1 (1)  Uridium 3969 (1)        


HIP 66675
13th January    Gravitational Survey completed. The system has a total of 3 jump points.               
15th January    Minerals Discovered on HIP 66675-A Asteroid #148: Duranium 14792 (1)  Corbomite 9216 (1)  Mercassium 1089 (1)  Corundium 1225 (1)              
16th January    Minerals Discovered on HIP 66675-A Asteroid #146: Duranium 1040 (1)  Corbomite 144 (1)  Sorium 740 (1)  Corundium 135 (1)  Gallicite 718 (1)                                
22nd February    Interstellar Survey III departs the system heading for Sol


NCN Operational Planning

BuEng presents the conceptual design for the Beaver Fighter-Bomber but development is delayed until the next generation of small craft engines are available.  Minor tweaks to the design will likely also occur but it is approved for advancement to a full design once the engines are ready for use.  Unfortunately, the conceptual design for the CVE Firefly class is running into space issues, the ship is intended to carry two Beaver squadrons plus auxiliaries and that much hanger space has already cost the ship significant defenses and put paid to the original plan to arm it with a pair of close assault missile launchers.  BuEng is struggling to find space on the ship for the hanger bay to support its mission aims.  There is some hope that a more efficient jump drive may solve the issue.

The refits to the NCN combat ships are proceeding, with the ships needed for Operation Pinnacle or else patrol duties prioritized in the queue.  It will still take some time to bring all the ships up to the most modern standards.

Planning for Operation Pinnacle is well advanced.  The force will consist of 7th, 9th and 10th Squadrons once they are through refit.  The target system is HIP 51317.  Two Tama and Three Hiryu class ships are present in the system according to the records of the previous operations.   The armament of the Tama are unclear but the Hiryu are armed with a 3 missile tubes and that part of the force is identical to the Wolver presence cleansed from Tau Ceti with Operation Mars and November.

More significant for the NCN is planning for a revamp of their force structure.  The work is still in the initial stages and the refits are delaying the required construction.  1st Fleet will be re-organized into 2 Task Forces of 3 Task Groups.  Each Task Group will be 3 Squadrons strong.  The specialist formation to cover survey operations will be expanded and removed from 1st Fleet itself and assigned to an independent Task Group.  Task Force 1 will be the patrol and garrison units while Task Force 2 will be tasked with offensive operations.  A reorganization of the existing command staff will also occur to most efficiently utilize the existing senior officers.

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Re: The Northern Coalition (AAR)
« Reply #382 on: November 25, 2019, 12:13:17 PM »
Progress!

Are you shipping out construction factories to every colony as a rule or only when there are all minerals available?
 

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Re: The Northern Coalition (AAR)
« Reply #383 on: November 25, 2019, 03:42:44 PM »
Progress!

Are you shipping out construction factories to every colony as a rule or only when there are all minerals available?

The only colony with all minerals available to it (on site and not being mass driver delivered) is Biforst.  A colony is generally established if water is present on an otherwise habitable rocky world.  All colonies have duranium to support infrastructure.  Calheme is the only one with availability 0.1 though there is another with 0.2 (Sturmheim).  So all colonies generally get 1 Construction Factory, and 2 Mines shipped to them each time a 2xICGs or a Heavy Lift Group transports colonists.    That ratio is generally held.   Faewald, Poesidean and Biforst have pretty solid industrial parks and the other colonies are much less.  Rosetta, Eureka and Scout's Fall all had or have ruins so a good chunk of their parks are recovered alien production factories.  Alembic and Crucible both lack water and they are viewed more as being terraformed to provide "shirt sleeve" mining environments rather than as true colonies....they both have minimal parks as well.  BIC views the industrial parks more as a "safety feature" so if something was to happen to block shipments the colony would have some chance of providing for itself.

Earth's Industrial park is about twice the sum of all the others...527 factories at the moment...the number goes up and down as they are shipped off or new ones are added.
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Re: The Northern Coalition (AAR)
« Reply #384 on: December 14, 2019, 02:08:22 PM »
AD 2331 (Jan 1) to (Dec 31) The End of the Development

This year sees the development of the final stage of engine over-boosting.  This is a key technology for small craft and missiles.  It will for the future simplify engines for both down to one or two series per propulsion type.  For the moment though it is a significant advance for counter-missile tech allowing for a reduction in the missile volume used for boost velocity.  For other missile types or small craft the dramatic increase in fuel required results in the extra space freed up being used for fuel storage in the main.  The anti-shipping missiles will not see the same level of advancement until the next propulsion system is developed.  It also makes development of further fuel efficiency a requirement.  Small craft of all types have their designs modified to incorporate new engines resulting in significant speed increases but also in an increase demand for onboard fuel storage. 
         
Industrial Efforts, Earth, Sol
Primary Industrial Tasks         
30th December    Refit of the PDC LP Alert Bay ends   
17th January    Prefabrication of a Atlantis U1 class PDC for Arboria completed   
19th March    Heavy machinery for 10 telepresence operated Mines is fabricated   
28th March    Construction of Maintenance Supplies x100 completed   
29th May    Heavy machinery for 10 telepresence operated Mines is fabricated   
4th June    Construction of Maintenance Supplies x100 completed   
4th August    Heavy machinery for 10 telepresence operated Mines is fabricated   
23rd September    Construction of Maintenance Supplies x100 completed   
5th October    Construction of 4 Terraforming Installations completed and ground breaking on a new pair of Laboratory complexes begins   

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Listening Post Mod4 class Planetary Surveillance Base    1,000 tons     37 Crew     315 BP      TCS 20  TH 0  EM 0
Armour 5-8     Sensors 33/210     Damage Control Rating 0     PPV 0
Intended Deployment Time: 12 months    Spare Berths 6   

PDC SS 1110-2000 (1)     GPS 8400     Range 146.1m km    Resolution 40
NorTEL IR Array 3-3 (1)     Sensitivity 33     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  33m km
Bell Phased Array P3-33 (1)     Sensitivity 33     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  33m km


This design is classed as a Planetary Defence Centre and can be pre-fabricated in 1 sections
The latest iteration of the basic planetary based system surveillance base.  Once the refit is completed Earth can positively identify targets from the sun to past Mars's orbit.

Secondary Industrial Tasks         
5th January    Tools for a new Construction Factory completed   
10th January    Construction of Maintenance Supplies x25 completed   
26th January    Colonial housing prefabs and lifesupport systems for BIC extrasolar colonization efforts is complete Infrastructure x32   
24th February    Heavy machinery for a Mine is fabricated   
1st March    Construction of Maintenance Supplies x25 completed   
19th March    Colonial housing prefabs and lifesupport systems for BIC extrasolar colonization efforts is complete Infrastructure x32   
15th April    Tools for a new Construction Factory completed   
24th April    Construction of Maintenance Supplies x25 completed   
12th May    Colonial housing prefabs and lifesupport systems for BIC extrasolar colonization efforts is complete Infrastructure x32   
10th June    Heavy machinery for a Mine is fabricated   
15th June    Construction of Maintenance Supplies x25 completed   
30th June    Colonial housing prefabs and lifesupport systems for BIC extrasolar colonization efforts is complete Infrastructure x32   
29th July    Tools for a new Construction Factory completed   
4th August    Construction of Maintenance Supplies x25 completed   
21st August    Colonial housing prefabs and lifesupport systems for BIC extrasolar colonization efforts is complete Infrastructure x32   
18th September    Heavy machinery for a Mine is fabricated
23rd September   Construction of Maintenance Supplies x25 completed   
12th October    Colonial housing prefabs and lifesupport systems for BIC extrasolar colonization efforts is complete Infrastructure x32   
12th November    Tools for a new Construction Factory completed   
21st November    Construction of Maintenance Supplies x25 completed   
21st November    Colonial housing prefabs and lifesupport systems for BIC extrasolar colonization efforts is complete Infrastructure x32 and fabrication of heavy machinery for a Mine begins    

Missiles and Fighters          
4th February    Construction of 48 Harpoon (Batch 2) Anti-ship Missile completed   
1st March    Construction of 120 Goshawk (Batch 2) Counter Missile (Batch 2) completed   
28th March    Construction of 48 Viper (Batch 2) CA Missile (Batch 2) completed   
24th April    Construction of 120 Goshawk (Batch 2)Counter Missile (Batch 2) completed   
17th May    Construction of 120 Dart (Batch 3) Counter Missile (Batch 3) completed   
15th June    Construction of 48 Viper (Batch 2) CA Missile (Batch 2) completed   
11th July    Construction of 120 Goshawk (Batch 2)Counter Missile (Batch 2) completed   
26th August    Construction of 48 Arrow (Batch 5) Anti-ship Missile (Batch 5) completed   
18th September    Construction of 120 Goshawk (Batch 2) Counter Missile (Batch 2) completed   
28th October    Construction of 48 Arrow L (Batch 4) Anti-ship Missile (Batch 4) completed   
21st November    Construction of 120 Goshawk (Batch 2) Counter Missile (Batch 2) completed and construction of 48 Arrow (Batch 5) Anti-ship Missile begins    
         
10th January    Fairmile D2(EW/SAR) 029 (Fairmile D2(EW/SAR)) is built and starts training
4th February    Fairmile D2(EW/SAR) 030 (Fairmile D2(EW/SAR)) is built and starts training

Other Industrial Efforts         
21st August    Refit of the Martian PDC LP Sirius Planum ends   

Civilian Operations         
30th December    Williamson Logistics has launched a new Williamson Small F4 class Freighter   
5th January    Hvítkárrson Carrier Limited has launched a new Hvítkárrson Large F4 class Freighter   
5th January    Williamson Logistics has launched a new Williamson H4 class Fuel Harvester   
10th January    Williamson Logistics has launched a new Williamson Large F4 class Freighter   
17th January    Lloyd Container Limited has launched a new Lloyd H4 class Fuel Harvester   
17th January    Williamson Logistics has scrapped Williamson Small C3 211 (Williamson Small C3 class) due to its replacement by a new Williamson Small C4 class Colony Ship   
26th January    Lloyd Container Limited has launched a new Lloyd Large C4 class Colony Ship   
4th February    Williamson Logistics has launched a new Williamson Large F4 class Freighter   
4th February    Hvítkárrson Carrier Limited has launched a new Hvítkárrson H4 class Fuel Harvester   
17th February    Williamson Logistics has launched a new Williamson H4 class Fuel Harvester   
24th February    Williamson Logistics has launched a new Williamson Small C4 class Colony Ship   
24th February    Hvítkárrson Carrier Limited has launched a new Hvítkárrson Large F4 class Freighter   
6th March    Williamson Logistics has launched a new Williamson Small F4 class Freighter   
12th March    Williamson Logistics has launched a new Williamson Large C4 class Colony Ship   
28th March    Lloyd Container Limited has launched a new Lloyd Large C4 class Colony Ship   
10th April    Williamson Logistics has scrapped Williamson Large C4 221 (Williamson Large C4 class) due to its replacement by a new Williamson Large C4 class Colony Ship   
10th April    Hvítkárrson Carrier Limited has scrapped Hvítkárrson Small C4 106 (Hvítkárrson Small C4 class) due to its replacement by a new Hvítkárrson Small C4 class Colony Ship   
15th April    Burns Freight and Logistics has launched a new Burns Large F4 class Freighter   
15th June    Lloyd Container Limited has launched a new Lloyd Small C4 class Colony Ship   
7th May    Dillahunt Container Line has launched a new Dillahunt Small C4 class Colony Ship   
7th May    Hvítkárrson Carrier Limited has launched a new Hvítkárrson Large F4 class Freighter   
12th May    Hvítkárrson Carrier Limited has launched a new Hvítkárrson Small F4 class Freighter   
17th May    Williamson Logistics has launched a new Williamson H4 class Fuel Harvester   
23rd May    Mahmood Transport Group has scrapped Mahmood Small F3 013 (Mahmood Small F3 class) due to its replacement by a new Mahmood Large F4 class Freighter   
23rd May    Hvítkárrson Carrier Limited has launched a new Hvítkárrson Small F4 class Freighter   
10th June    Lloyd Container Limited has scrapped Lloyd Small F4 075 (Lloyd Small F4 class) due to its replacement by a new Lloyd Large F4 class Freighter   
15th June    Lloyd Container Limited has scrapped Lloyd Small C4 084 (Lloyd Small C4 class) due to its replacement by a new Lloyd Small F4 class Freighter   
30th June    Lloyd Container Limited has launched a new Lloyd Small F4 class Freighter   
30th June    Dillahunt Container Line has launched a new Dillahunt Small F4 class Freighter   
6th July    Williamson Logistics has launched a new Williamson Large C4 class Colony Ship   
11th July    Williamson Logistics has launched a new Williamson Large C4 class Colony Ship   
23rd July    Williamson Logistics has launched a new Williamson Large F4 class Freighter   
23rd July    Lloyd Container Limited has launched a new Lloyd Small C4 class Colony Ship   
4th August    Lloyd Container Limited has scrapped Lloyd Small F4 080 (Lloyd Small F4 class) due to its replacement by a new Lloyd Large F4 class Freighter   
21st August    Dillahunt Container Line has scrapped Dillahunt Small F4 049 (Dillahunt Small F4 class) due to its replacement by a new Dillahunt Small F4 class Freighter   
26th August    Lloyd Container Limited has launched a new Lloyd Small C4 class Colony Ship   
13th September    Williamson Logistics has launched a new Williamson Small C4 class Colony Ship   
13th September    Lloyd Container Limited has scrapped Lloyd H4 085 (Lloyd H4 class) due to its replacement by a new Lloyd H4 class Fuel Harvester   
23rd September    Dillahunt Container Line has launched a new Dillahunt Small C4 class Colony Ship   
23rd September    Burns Freight and Logistics has launched a new Burns Small F4 class Freighter   
28th September    Dillahunt Container Line has launched a new Dillahunt Large C4 class Colony Ship   
28th September    Mahmood Transport Group has launched a new Mahmood Small F4 class Freighter   
28th September    Hvítkárrson Carrier Limited has scrapped Hvítkárrson Small C3 102 (Hvítkárrson Small C3 class) due to its age   
12th October    Dillahunt Container Line has launched a new Dillahunt Large F4 class Freighter   
18th October    Lloyd Container Limited has scrapped Lloyd Large F4 079 (Lloyd Large F4 class) due to its replacement by a new Dillahunt Small F4 class Freighter   
23rd October    Lloyd Container Limited has launched a new Lloyd Small C4 class Colony Ship   
5th November    Williamson Logistics has launched a new Williamson Small C4 class Colony Ship   
5th November    Lloyd Container Limited has launched a new Lloyd Small F4 class Freighter   
12th November    Hvítkárrson Carrier Limited has scrapped Hvítkárrson Small F3 103 (Hvítkárrson Small F3 class) due to its replacement by a new Hvítkárrson Large F4 class Freighter   
21st November    Lloyd Container Limited has launched a new Lloyd H4 class Fuel Harvester   
26th November    Hvítkárrson Carrier Limited has launched a new Hvítkárrson Large F4 class Freighter   
26th November    Williamson Logistics has launched a new Williamson Small F4 class Freighter   
3rd December    Burns Freight and Logistics has scrapped Burns Small C3 111 (Burns Small C3 class) due to its age   
3rd December    Burns Freight and Logistics has launched a new Burns Large F4 class Freighter   
13th December    Williamson Logistics has launched a new Williamson Small C4 class Colony Ship   
13th December    Lloyd Container Limited has launched a new Lloyd Small C4 class Colony Ship   
18th December    Williamson Logistics has launched a new Williamson Large C4 class Colony Ship   
   
         
5th January    The civilian mining colony on Sedna has been expanded to 39 civilian mining complexes   
4th June    The civilian mining colony on Sedna has been expanded to 40 civilian mining complexes   
15th June    The civilian mining colony on Sedna has been expanded to 41 civilian mining complexes   
         
BICSol Mining Efforts         
29th May    The supply of Duranium on Borrelly has been exhausted   
18th July    The supply of Uridium on Haumea has been exhausted

   
         
Research Developments         
30th December    Dr. Sophie Clayton's team has completed research into Telus ASMFC 113-1000 and turns their attention to reducing the effect of Wolver Fire Confusion Systems Electronic Counter-countermeasures - 2   
7th May    Dr. Jason Morgan's team delivers their recommendations for improving small craft production speed Fighter Production Rate 12 BP and starts a project to produce a ship borne mining system Asteroid Mining Module   
23rd May    Dr. Ben Knowles' team demonstrates the fruits of their research to the NCA Ground Unit Strength 20 and begins working on the command and control systems required to command a division Divisional Headquarters   
26th August    Dr. George Winter's team findings on how to improve missile firing rates are sent to BuEng Missile Launcher Reload Rate 4 and they turn their attention to studying how to prevent magazine explosions Magazine Ejection System - 90% Chance   
23rd September    Dr. Marge Legros' team develops the new assault missile launcher SPDB Katashuka II AM Launcher and begins work with Nordion engineers on the Nordion Arbalist IV ASM Launch System   
28th October    Dr. Marge Legros' team delivers the build to print design for the Nordion Arbalist IV ASM Launch System and continues the collaboration to develop the Nordion Balista II ASM Launch System   
23rd December    Dr. Marge Legros' team meets the milestones for the Nordion Balista II ASM Launch System and turns to the latest Goshawk varient: Goshawk Counter Missile (Batch 3)
28th September    Dr. Harvey Sinclair's team demonstrates the last stage improvement in engine power output Maximum Engine Power Modifier x3 and begins to investigate how to improve the stability of spindle alignment Jump Drive Efficiency 10   
5th October    Dr. Garðulfr Mundgeirrson's team demonstrates the latest small missile engine RR Flashiest MPE-Mi-05 their next project is the next size missile engine RR Bolt MPE-Mi-24    
12th October    Dr. Garðulfr Mundgeirrson's team delivers the build to print for the RR Bolt MPE-Mi-24 and with the assistance of Bombadier begins on the last of this generation small craft engine Bombadier Freeboard MPM-300   
21st November    Dr. Garðulfr Mundgeirrson's team demonstrates the newest small craft engine to BuEng Bombadier Freeboard MPM-300, they return their laboratory space to Dr. Sinclair.   
18th December    Dr. Isaiah Doan's team defends their paper on inefficiencies in non construction tasks at shipyard complexes Shipyard Operations: 40% Time/Cost Saving and begin researching how to improve cross-disciplinary information exchange Research Rate 600 RP   
23rd December    Dr. Elise Ashton's team show off the latest IR suppression technology Thermal Reduction: Signature 25% Normal and begins research on improved duranium structural materials Laminate Composite Armour   

3rd December    1 newly constructed Research Lab is assigned to the CoE for Material Studies (Dr. Elise Ashton)   

13th December    1900 research points for Electronic Countermeasures - 2 has been downloaded from SV Junk Yard to Earth   
13th December    150 research points for Thermal Sensor Sensitivity 14 has been downloaded from SV Junk Yard to Earth   
13th December    2400 research points for Fire Control Speed Rating 5000 km/s has been downloaded from SV Junk Yard to Earth

Yes!!  Just what the doctor ordered!!   
         
15th April    Through experience as a project leader Dr. George Winter has increased his Research Bonus to 40%
24th June    Although not currently assigned a research project Dr. Elizabeth Moran has studied hard and increased her Research Bonus to 5%
18th July    Through experience as a project leader Dr. Isaiah Doan has increased his Administrative Rating to 4


Isaiah Doan's low Admin rating has been an issue for years so of course just before he reaches retirement age it has begun to increase steadily....
         

Civilian Yard: S/A Ansaldo Shipyards, Sol         
10th April    Beefalo and Hind (Gazal class) are build and set course for Venus   
21st November    Stag and Addax (Gazal class) complete construction.  They set course for Venus and upon their arrival bring the atmosphere modification rate above the goal of 0.01 atmosphere per year.   

Civilian Yard: Litton-Ingalss Shipbuilding Corp., Sol
12th March    Volta and Mississippi (Amazon (I) class) end construction and are assigned to Interstellar Terraforming Mission VII and dispatched to Gamma Virginis to speed up the terraforming of Gloaming.   
         
Naval Yard: New London Ship & Engine Co., Sol
4th February    Hurricane (Sirocco Mod1 class) completes her refit
23rd May    Retooling for the Pound class complete   
15th June    Retooling for the Warder Mod1.2 class complete   
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Pound class Collier    11,800 tons     230 Crew     2078.8 BP      TCS 236  TH 360  EM 900
3050 km/s     Armour 3-46     Shields 30-300     Sensors 33/33/0/0     Damage Control Rating 16     PPV 13.8
Maint Life 5.26 Years     MSP 1661    AFR 185%    IFR 2.6%    1YR 100    5YR 1505    Max Repair 90 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 18 months    Flight Crew Berths 56   
Hangar Deck Capacity 1000 tons     Magazine 416    Cryogenic Berths 200   

Rolls Royce I E-M120L (6)    Power 120    Fuel Use 54%    Signature 60    Exp 10%
Fuel Capacity 1,600,000 Litres    Range 45.2 billion km   (171 days at full power)
GE Barrier D256 (12)   Total Fuel Cost  180 Litres per day

TorAr Goaltender IV Laser Array (2x1)    Range 30,000km     TS: 24000 km/s     Power 3-3     RM 1    ROF 5        3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Grundig Snapshot Mk3-160/16X (1)    Max Range: 32,000 km   TS: 16000 km/s     69 37 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
SBT-1 Tokamak (8 MW) (1)     Total Power Output 8    Armour 0    Exp 5%

Nordion Parma CM Launch System (3)    Missile Size 1    Rate of Fire 10
Grumman SCMFC 82-50 (1)     Range 7.7m km    Resolution 1

Seimens SSS 113-3000 (1)     GPS 3780     Range 53.7m km    Resolution 60
Seimens Augur Extra 113/3-0050 (1)     GPS 69     Range 7.5m km    Resolution 1
Burns HiTeck Tracker 113-9000 (1)     GPS 11340     Range 93.0m km    Resolution 180
NorTEL IR Array 3-3 (1)     Sensitivity 33     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  33m km
Bell Phased Array P3-33 (1)     Sensitivity 33     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  33m km

ECM 10

This design is classed as a Military Vessel for maintenance purposes
The Pound is the bigger cousin to the Quiver class.  It will be deployed with Sirocco class cruiser squadrons.  Its hanger space is intended to allow repair and resupply of all existing NCN small craft.  It has extensive hospital facilities, including the ability to put up to 200 casualties into cryogenic sleep for transport to a better medical facility.
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Warder Mod1.2 class Escort Light Cruiser    11,850 tons     316 Crew     2005.4 BP      TCS 237  TH 360  EM 900
3037 km/s     Armour 3-46     Shields 30-300     Sensors 33/33/0/0     Damage Control Rating 16     PPV 63.9
Maint Life 3.31 Years     MSP 635    AFR 187%    IFR 2.6%    1YR 88    5YR 1315    Max Repair 90 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 18 months    Flight Crew Berths 8   
Hangar Deck Capacity 250 tons     Magazine 62   

Rolls Royce I E-M120L (6)    Power 120    Fuel Use 54%    Signature 60    Exp 10%
Fuel Capacity 800,000 Litres    Range 22.5 billion km   (85 days at full power)
GE Barrier D256 (12)   Total Fuel Cost  180 Litres per day

TorAr Goalie II Twin Laser Array (6x2)    Range 30,000km     TS: 24000 km/s     Power 6-6     RM 1    ROF 5        3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Grundig Snapshot Mk3-160/16X (2)    Max Range: 32,000 km   TS: 16000 km/s     69 37 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
SBT-1 Tokamak (8 MW) (5)     Total Power Output 40    Armour 0    Exp 5%

Nordion Parma CM Launch System (3)    Missile Size 1    Rate of Fire 10
Grumman SCMFC 82-50 (1)     Range 7.7m km    Resolution 1

Seimens SSS 113-3000 (1)     GPS 3780     Range 53.7m km    Resolution 60
Seimens Augur Extra 113/3-0050 (1)     GPS 69     Range 7.5m km    Resolution 1
NorTEL IR Array 3-3 (1)     Sensitivity 33     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  33m km
Bell Phased Array P3-33 (1)     Sensitivity 33     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  33m km

ECCM-1 (2)         ECM 10

This design is classed as a Military Vessel for maintenance purposes
This is a straight forward update of electronics for both sensor systems, passive arrays but also the fire control for the ships battery of DPPD laser turrets.

Naval Yard: Old Norfolk Naval Yards, Sol
10th January    Peter Morganrot (Fallen Mod1.3 class) completes refit and returns to service
12th March    Reece Booth (Fallen Mod1.3 class) ends refit and returns to service
15th April    Grace Prichart (Fallen Mod1.3 class) is refit and waits on other refits before resuming training
23rd July    Altair (Altair Mod1.2 class) is refit and returns to service
23rd September    Rigel (Altair Mod1.2 class) end refitting, returning to service
18th October    Retooling for Warder Mod1.2 class complete
28th October    Aldebaran (Altair Mod1.2 class) completes refit before returning to service
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Altair Mod1.2 class Jump Ship    12,000 tons     292 Crew     2068.6 BP      TCS 240  TH 360  EM 900
3000 km/s    JR 5-250     Armour 3-46     Shields 30-300     Sensors 33/33/0/0     Damage Control Rating 16     PPV 13.8
Maint Life 2.57 Years     MSP 646    AFR 192%    IFR 2.7%    1YR 137    5YR 2056    Max Repair 191 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 18 months    Flight Crew Berths 127   
Hangar Deck Capacity 250 tons     Magazine 239    Cryogenic Berths 200   

Saab JG5-240E2     Max Ship Size 12000 tons    Distance 250k km     Squadron Size 5
Rolls Royce I E-M120L (6)    Power 120    Fuel Use 54%    Signature 60    Exp 10%
Fuel Capacity 1,000,000 Litres    Range 27.8 billion km   (107 days at full power)
GE Barrier D256 (12)   Total Fuel Cost  180 Litres per day

TorAr Goaltender IV Laser Array (2x1)    Range 30,000km     TS: 24000 km/s     Power 3-3     RM 1    ROF 5        3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Grundig Snapshot Mk3-160/16X (1)    Max Range: 32,000 km   TS: 16000 km/s     69 37 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
SBT-1 Tokamak (8 MW) (1)     Total Power Output 8    Armour 0    Exp 5%

Nordion Parma CM Launch System (3)    Missile Size 1    Rate of Fire 10
Grumman SCMFC 82-50 (1)     Range 7.7m km    Resolution 1

Seimens SSS 113-3000 (1)     GPS 3780     Range 53.7m km    Resolution 60
Seimens Augur Extra 113/3-0050 (1)     GPS 69     Range 7.5m km    Resolution 1
Burns HiTeck Tracker 113-9000 (1)     GPS 11340     Range 93.0m km    Resolution 180
NorTEL IR Array 3-3 (1)     Sensitivity 33     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  33m km
Bell Phased Array P3-33 (1)     Sensitivity 33     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  33m km

ECM 10

This design is classed as a Military Vessel for maintenance purposes
This is a long awaited update to the largest of the Jump Ships in NCN service.  Its jump drive can now open a portal long enough for 4 other ships to transit and can deposit them up to a quarter million Km from the jump point nexus.  It has expanded capacity for accepting casualties as well as recovered crew plus facilities for putting into cryo sleep severely wounded survivors.  It retains its functions as a secondary collier and tanker.  Its electronics package has been substantially improved.

Naval Yard: Deschimag A.G. Weser, Sol
10th January    Drum (Quiver Mod2.2 class) ends construction joining the training squadron   
10th January    Bandoleer (Quiver Mod2.3 class) is refit to the latest standard
17th January    Shuswap (Tribal Mod3.2 class) exits her construction slip and joins the training squadron   
10th April    Armory II (Quiver Mod2.3 class) ends her refit
29th May    Quiver II Magazine II (Quiver Mod2.3 class) is refit
30th June    Dene (Tribal Mod3.3 class) refit and rejoins the training squadron
21st August     Paunee and Ojibwe (Tribal Mod3.3 class) are refit and rejoin the training squadron
18th September  Sarcee (Tribal Mod3.3 class) completes her refit and rejoins the training squadron
12th November     Case Arsenal II (Quiver Mod2.3 class) is refit and rejoins the training squadron
13th December    Drum (Quiver Mod2.3 class) ends refit

Naval Yard: Victorias Esquimalt Graving Dock
24th February    Retooling for Gargoyle Mod2.3 class complete  Why suddenly I had to do this, I have no idea but suddenly the Gargoyle was not listed as a co-build with the Wounded Knee   
24th April    Waterloo and El Alamain (Wounded Knee Mod3.1 class) are refit and rejoin the 1st Squadron   
23rd May    Nighthag (Gargoyle Mod2.3 class) ends refit and rejoins the 1st Squadron   
30th June    Praire Crocus, Wild Rose, and Purple Violet (Flower Mod2.2 class) complete refittings and return to active duty   
2nd September    Lady Slipper, and White Trillium (Flower Mod2.2 class) are refit and return to active duty   
28th September    Fireweed (Flower Mod2.2 class) ends refit returning to active duty   
5th November    Retooling for the Edinbourgh Mod2.3 class complete   
5th November    Pacific Dogwood, Mayflower, and Mountain Avens (Flower Mod2.2 class) are refit and return to active duty   
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Flower Mod2.2 class Jump Tender    4,500 tons     123 Crew     794.4 BP      TCS 90  TH 150  EM 450
3333 km/s    JR 3-100     Armour 2-24     Shields 15-300     Sensors 33/33/0/0     Damage Control Rating 3     PPV 3
Maint Life 7.06 Years     MSP 386    AFR 46%    IFR 0.6%    1YR 14    5YR 203    Max Repair 63 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 18 months    Spare Berths 10   
Magazine 62   

Saab JB3-90E1     Max Ship Size 4500 tons    Distance 100k km     Squadron Size 3
Rolls Royce I E-M60L (5)    Power 60    Fuel Use 57%    Signature 30    Exp 10%
Fuel Capacity 300,000 Litres    Range 21.1 billion km   (73 days at full power)
GE Barrier D256 (6)   Total Fuel Cost  90 Litres per day

Nordion Parma CM Launch System (3)    Missile Size 1    Rate of Fire 10
Grumman SCMFC 82-50 (1)     Range 7.7m km    Resolution 1

Seimens SSS 113-3000 (1)     GPS 3780     Range 53.7m km    Resolution 60
Seimens Augur II 112/3-0050 (1)     GPS 48     Range 5.2m km    Resolution 1
NorTEL IR Array 3-3 (1)     Sensitivity 33     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  33m km
Bell Phased Array P3-33 (1)     Sensitivity 33     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  33m km

This design is classed as a Military Vessel for maintenance purposes
The Flower class receives and update of its electronics and defensive missile launchers.  The class is intended to be phased out of front line service so its jump engine sees no modification.
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Edinbourgh Mod2.3 class Support Vessel    4,450 tons     79 Crew     611.15 BP      TCS 89  TH 147  EM 450
3303 km/s     Armour 1-24     Shields 15-300     Sensors 33/33/0/0     Damage Control Rating 5     PPV 0
Maint Life 19.67 Years     MSP 1429    AFR 31%    IFR 0.4%    1YR 7    5YR 105    Max Repair 47 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 18 months    Spare Berths 16   
Magazine 118   

Rolls Royce I E-M42L (7)    Power 42    Fuel Use 23.37%    Signature 21    Exp 7%
Fuel Capacity 650,000 Litres    Range 112.5 billion km   (394 days at full power)
GE Barrier D256 (6)   Total Fuel Cost  90 Litres per day

Seimens Augur II 112/3-0050 (1)     GPS 48     Range 5.2m km    Resolution 1
NorTEL IR Array 3-3 (1)     Sensitivity 33     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  33m km
Bell Phased Array P3-33 (1)     Sensitivity 33     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  33m km

This design is classed as a Military Vessel for maintenance purposes
This is a straight forward upgrade for the NCNs most numerous support vessel in service.

Naval Yard: Arkangelski Design Bureau, Sol
26th January    Lac Quappelle, Great Salt Lake, and Lake Ontario (Lake Mod2.3 class) are refit and return to active duty   
7th May    Gull Lake (Lake Mod2.3 class) ends refit   
17th May    Lake Winnipegosis (Lake Mod2.3 class) completes her upgrade   
10th June    Retooling for London Mod3.5 class complete   
21st August    Sylvan Lake (Lake Mod2.3 class) is refit to the latest standard   
26th August    Tegensee (Lake Mod2.3 class) completes her refit   
2nd September    Lake Athebasca (Lake Mod2.3 class) is refit to the most modern standard
12th October    Retooling for Virtue Mod1.2 class complete   
5th November    Glamorgan (London Mod3.5 class) is refit and rejoins the 4th Squadron   
12th November    Kent (London Mod3.5 class) completes her refit, rejoining the 4th Squadron   
21st November    Middlesex (London Mod3.5 class) end refit, and rejoins the 4th Squadron   
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London Mod3.5 class Escort    3,700 tons     120 Crew     763 BP      TCS 74  TH 150  EM 360
4054 km/s     Armour 1-21     Shields 12-300     Sensors 33/33/0/0     Damage Control Rating 4     PPV 8
Maint Life 10.65 Years     MSP 516    AFR 27%    IFR 0.4%    1YR 8    5YR 124    Max Repair 86 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 18 months    Spare Berths 0   

Rolls Royce I E-M60L (5)    Power 60    Fuel Use 57%    Signature 30    Exp 10%
Fuel Capacity 200,000 Litres    Range 17.1 billion km   (48 days at full power)
GE Barrier D256 (5)   Total Fuel Cost  75 Litres per day

Thales MilL-NUV Epee (2)    Range 180,000km     TS: 4054 km/s     Power 6-3     RM 3    ROF 10        6 6 6 4 3 3 2 2 2 1
Grundig Sureshot Mk4-60/96X (1)    Max Range: 192,000 km   TS: 6000 km/s     95 90 84 79 74 69 64 58 53 48
SBT-1 Tokamak (8 MW) (1)     Total Power Output 8    Armour 0    Exp 5%

Seimens SCMS Augur 111-0050 (1)     GPS 21     Range 2.3m km    Resolution 1
Seimens SSS 113-3000 (1)     GPS 3780     Range 53.7m km    Resolution 60
NorTEL IR Array 3-3 (1)     Sensitivity 33     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  33m km
Bell Phased Array P3-33 (1)     Sensitivity 33     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  33m km

ECCM-1 (1)         This design is classed as a Military Vessel for maintenance purposes
The London is upgraded to improve its close combat capability near a jump point.  Its fuel capacity is slightly increased but this will be the focus of future improvements as the ships low cruising range is an issue with its use as a "Shotgun" covering BuSurvey missions.
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Virtue Mod1.2 class Monitor    3,400 tons     110 Crew     660.4 BP      TCS 68  TH 28  EM 660
823 km/s     Armour 3-20     Shields 22-300     Sensors 33/33/0/0     Damage Control Rating 12     PPV 18.8
Maint Life 5.92 Years     MSP 243    AFR 46%    IFR 0.6%    1YR 12    5YR 177    Max Repair 86 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 18 months    Spare Berths 0   

Rolls-Royce MP E-M56L (1)    Power 56    Fuel Use 23.37%    Signature 28    Exp 7%
Fuel Capacity 50,000 Litres    Range 11.3 billion km   (159 days at full power)
GE Barrier D256 (9)   Total Fuel Cost  135 Litres per day

Thales MilL-UV Koncerz (2)    Range 192,000km     TS: 4000 km/s     Power 6-3     RM 4    ROF 10        6 6 6 6 4 4 3 3 2 2
TorAr Goaltender IV Laser Array (2x1)    Range 30,000km     TS: 24000 km/s     Power 3-3     RM 1    ROF 5        3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Grundig Snapshot Mk3-160/16X (1)    Max Range: 32,000 km   TS: 16000 km/s     69 37 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Grundig Sureshot Mk4-60/96X (1)    Max Range: 192,000 km   TS: 6000 km/s     95 90 84 79 74 69 64 58 53 48
SBT-1 Tokamak (8 MW) (2)     Total Power Output 16    Armour 0    Exp 5%

Seimens SCMS Sentinal 81-0050 (1)     GPS 16     Range 1.3m km    Resolution 1
NorTEL IR Array 3-3 (1)     Sensitivity 33     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  33m km
Bell Phased Array P3-33 (1)     Sensitivity 33     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  33m km

This design is classed as a Military Vessel for maintenance purposes
The upgrade to the Virtue class adds increased speed plus a fully updated electronics and weapons package to this class.  This class is one of the few using the newest engine technology and was a test bed for integration of a damage control centre

Naval Yard: Irving Shipbuilding, Sol
23rd December    Retooling for the Starslayer A4 class complete
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Starslayer A4 class Attack Craft    600 tons     25 Crew     217.5 BP      TCS 12  TH 50.4  EM 0
12000 km/s     Armour 1-6     Shields 0-0     Sensors 2/2/0/0     Damage Control Rating 0     PPV 3
Maint Life 9.1 Years     MSP 57    AFR 11%    IFR 0.2%    1YR 1    5YR 19    Max Repair 42 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 1 months    Spare Berths 0   

Bombadier Freeboard MPM-300 (3)    Power 48    Fuel Use 771.63%    Signature 16.8    Exp 30%
Fuel Capacity 50,000 Litres    Range 1.9 billion km   (44 hours at full power)

Thales MilL-VIS Dirk (1)    Range 32,000km     TS: 12000 km/s     Power 3-3     RM 2    ROF 5        3 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
DHunt-Tek HUD Beta I (1)    Max Range: 32,000 km   TS: 8000 km/s     69 37 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lucania 1 Stellerator (3 MW) (1)     Total Power Output 3    Armour 0    Exp 5%

Seimens SCMS Augur 111-0050 (1)     GPS 21     Range 2.3m km    Resolution 1
Burns HiTek FLIR 32 (1)     Sensitivity 2     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  2m km
Burns HiTek EMTD 22 (1)     Sensitivity 2.2     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  2.2m km

This design is classed as a Military Vessel for maintenance purposes
This is the ultimate A-class Starslayer.  It is smaller and faster than the A3 and armed with a more powerful laser.  The laser's range is limited by the fire control but even so the improved tracking speed of the fire control will allow most Wolver ships to be engaged more easily as they will only need to loose a single engine to stop having tracking speed issues.  Fewer engines is a significant volume saving but this is offset by an increase in fuel bunkerage and even so the class has a reduced operational radius.   

Naval Yard: BRS Shipping, Sol
4th February    1000 tonnes of capacity added (3000 tonnes)   
15th April    1000 tonnes of capacity added (4000 tonnes)   
15th June    1000 tonnes of capacity added (5000 tonnes)   
13th August    1000 tonnes of capacity added (6000 tonnes)   
5th October    1000 tonnes of capacity added (7000 tonnes)   
21st November    1000 tonnes of capacity added (8000 tonnes)    
         
Northern Coalition Army         
         
24th February    3rd Martian Bde HQ completes command school and along with the combat troops of the brigade are dispatched to Mars.   
4th June    14th NC Engineering Bde completes its course   
20th June    15th NC Engineering Bde completes its course   
3rd December    16th NC Engineering Bde completes its course   
         
         
5th April    The Morale of Anklam Landwehr Battaillion has increased to 107   
6th July    The Morale of Anklam Landwehr Battaillion has increased to 108   
21st November    The Morale of Anklam Landwehr Battaillion has increased to 109   
17th January    The Morale of 1st Extrasolar Bde LTR Bn has increased to 116   
12th March    The Morale of 1st Extrasolar Bde LTR Bn has increased to 117   
5th April    The Morale of 1st Extrasolar Bde LTR Bn has increased to 118   
21st August    The Morale of 1st Extrasolar Bde LTR Bn has increased to 119   
21st November    The Morale of 1st Extrasolar Bde LTR Bn has increased to 120   
26th January    The Morale of 1. Martian Rifles Bn has increased to 101   
15th June    The Morale of 1. Martian Rifles Bn has increased to 102   
26th January    The Morale of 3eme Legion L'Etranger Bn has increased to 102   
28th October    The Morale of 3eme Legion L'Etranger Bn has increased to 103   
26th January    The Morale of 2nd Extra Solar Bde Support Troops has increased to 106   
18th July    The Morale of 2nd Extra Solar Bde Support Troops has increased to 107   
21st November    The Morale of 2nd Extra Solar Bde Support Troops has increased to 108   
9th February    The Morale of Talinn Mechanised Rifle Bn has increased to 102   
17th February    The Morale of 2eme Legion L'Etranger Bn has increased to 103   
13th August    The Morale of 2eme Legion L'Etranger Bn has increased to 104   
28th March    The Morale of 2nd Extrasolar Bde LTR Bn has increased to 111   
10th April    The Morale of 2nd Extrasolar Bde LTR Bn has increased to 112   
24th April    The Morale of Kandashaka Support Bn has increased to 104   
7th May    The Morale of Kandashaka Support Bn has increased to 105   
18th July    The Morale of Kandashaka Support Bn has increased to 106   
5th October    The Morale of Kandashaka Support Bn has increased to 107   
7th May    The Morale of Zussow Infantrie Bn has increased to 103   
23rd September    The Morale of Zussow Infantrie Bn has increased to 104   
12th May    The Morale of 1st Extra Solar Bde Support Troops has increased to 119   
23rd May    The Morale of Rocky Rangers Reserve Bn has increased to 128   
15th June    The Morale of Rocky Rangers Reserve Bn has increased to 129   
18th July    The Morale of Rocky Rangers Reserve Bn has increased to 130   
29th July    The Morale of Rocky Rangers Reserve Bn has increased to 131   
29th May    The Morale of Glasglow Highlanders Bn has increased to 126   
15th June    The Morale of Glasglow Highlanders Bn has increased to 127   
28th September    The Morale of Glasglow Highlanders Bn has increased to 129   
13th September    The Morale of Glasglow Highlanders Bn has increased to 128   
29th May    The Morale of 1. Martian Support Bn has increased to 101   
15th June    The Morale of Sherbrooke Hussars has increased to 121   
30th June    The Morale of St. Petersburg Independent Rifle Bn has increased to 102   
11th July    The Morale of The North Shore Bn has increased to 133   
18th July    The Morale of Steadfast Cork Bn has increased to 112   
4th August    The Morale of Steadfast Cork Bn has increased to 113   
18th July    The Morale of Atlantis Mixed Bn has increased to 106   
13th August    The Morale of Independent Riga Rifle Bn has increased to 106   
21st August    The Morale of 2. Panzer Grenadier Bn has increased to 104   
26th November    The Morale of 2. Panzer Grenadier Bn has increased to 105   

                  
         
BIC Operation in AD Leonis

Forge traffic control as usual is busy with the considerable amount of ships passing through the system.  Fuel harvester groups move back and forth between Forge and Deeper Sky adding to Forges Fuel Farm.  6th Squadron replaces 5th on the Wolver watch in Wolf 358, 5th Squadron heading directly to Sol and a waiting refit on February 12.  On the 19th Minelayer mission II pauses for a few days R&R before heading to FL Virginis to update the comm buoy network.  Jumpgate Construction Mission II arrives in Forge orbit on March 14 and departs for Earth on April 10.  Minelayer mission II is back in Forge orbit on the 16th of April.  ICG X takes shore leave at Forge from April 19 to 24 after delivering parts for a new defense base to Arboria.  In mid June-early July Heavy Lift Groups I-III, and VI are all giving their crew shore leave.  The first three groups depart for Sol on July 6 and the VI on the 18 after loading Gallicite transported from Biforst.  Jumpgate Construction mission I arrives on the 26th of June and after extensive R&R the crew departs for Earth on the 13th of August. On September 30, 5th Squadron is back to relieve 6th Squadron and let them finish refitting.  Heavy Lift Groups I-III are back on October 30, refueling and giving their crews leave before leaving for Twilight on November 5.  IS II stops in briefly for a rebunkering on 13 November then proceeds to Sol.

         
BIC Operation in Alpha Centauri         

Faewald's industrial park produces housing and life support for 4.7m new colonists.  It also refits the PDC LP Dwarfhold and constructs tools for 3 new construction factories that are shipped to Tientidth.  Calheme's industrial park completes enough housing and life support for 0.47 m new arrivals before stopping production.  Tientidth's industrial park produces the same amount of housing and support systems over the full year.  FHG II resumes harvesting operations on 12th January.  FHG I returns to Faewald to add to the farm on June 29, remains in orbit giving its crew shore leave until the 4th of August and is back harvesting on the 8th of the same month.  In November the support ships of 1st Squadron are present to refuel the returning Interstellar Salvage Mission on the 12th.  Minelayer mission II completes the update of the communication buoys in Alpha Centari and Epsilon Indi on the 9th of December.

The most important news is from Calheme and surprisingly for all involved in the terraforming effort on the 24th of June the planet can be classified as full habitable, if somewhat on the cool side.  BIC decides to move the industrial facilities to Tientidth as that planet will need infrastructure until its terraforming is complete.   
         
24th June   Due to the increasing temperature the ice sheet on Calheme has melted increasing the albedo to 1.18 and warming the planet significantly, with the average temperature now -6.7°C   
         
         
BIC Operation in FL Virginis         

The industrial park on Biforst produces enough housing and support systems for 1 m new colonists.  It additionally produces the heavy equipment for a new mine, refits the LP Pontoon Heights to the latest standard and expands the park by one factory.  On January 11th the JCM II completes the gate linking Gliese 526 to FL Virginis.  On June 5th FHG III is in Biforst orbit for shore leave and this ends on the 11th of July, they are back harvesting on the 13th of that month.  Upton arrives from Sol to survey two more planets in the system, stopping at Biforst on the 28th of November for a brief shore leave.  Upton departs on December 3rd for the outer system planets.

The Second Geosurvey Team is active this year completing the survey of Asgard and the dwarf world B-I.     

13th February    Survey Team Transport Mission II has dropped off the 2nd Geosurvey Team on Asgard   
5th October    A deposit of 1102500 tons of Boronide (Accessibility 0.1) has been found on Asgard   
5th October    The 2nd Geosurvey Team has completed its surface-based geological survey of Asgard   
5th October    Survey Team Transport Mission II has has dropped off the 2nd Geosurvey Team on FL Virginis-B I   
28th October    A deposit of 112896 tons of Tritanium (Accessibility 0.8 ) has been found on FL Virginis-B I    
28th October    A deposit of 9216 tons of Corundium (Accessibility 0.8 ) has been found on FL Virginis-B I    
28th October    The 2nd Geosurvey Team has completed its surface-based geological survey of FL Virginis-B I   
29th October    Survey Team Transport Mission II has dropped off the 2nd Geosurvey Team on FL Virginis-B IV - Moon 3
         
         
BIC Operation in Gamma Virginis

The industrial park on Twilight produces enough prefabbed housing and support infrastructure for 0.63m colonists elsewhere in the system.  Heavy Lift Groups I-III arrive on the 18th of January and depart on the 26th for Sol.  The have brought in 0.18m new colonists plus orbital surveillance arrays and machinery for mines and factories.  Interstellar Terraforming mission V arrives at Twilight orbit for shore leave on May 2.  On July 19, FHG XIV makes Twilight orbit to add to the growing fuel farm and to give its crews R&R.  On July 23, Interstellar Terraforming mission V departs for Gloaming and arrives there to resume atmosphere modification the next day.  On July 29 FHG XIV departs and on August 14 is once again harvesting sorium fuel.  Interstellar Terraforming mission VII arrives from Sol on October 19, and its crews are finished with leave on the 5th of November, arriving at Gloaming to join ITM V two days later.
            
         
BIC Operation in Gl 493.1

Bootstrapping of the local industrial park on Poesidean continues with three new factory complexes, heavy machinery for five mines, and the equipment for two telepresence operated mines produced.  On March 7 Heavy Lift Group VI arrives from Sol after transferring the two telepresence operated mines to IV-Moon 6's extraction facilities.  The ships leave for Sol loaded with Gallicite on March 12.  FHG V arrives to add to the fuel farm on May 9, departs after R&R on June 20 and is back harvesting fuel the next day.  On October 13 Survey Team Transport mission arrives at Poesidean to give the ships crew leave.

On the 10th of June Governor Lucas Alexander is killed along with a dozen other members of the local administration when the light aircraft they were using to visit remote mining sites suffers a fatal power loss on landing.  He is replaced by Archie Barton who is sent out via courier once the news reaches Earth.  Mr. Barton is only 22 but is one of the most qualified members of BICs administration.  He takes over in a ceremony on 1st of October.
            
      
BIC Operation in Gliese 382

The Industrial park expands by one factory complex but each new factory makes a significant contribution to how fast the next will be completed.  It is an otherwise quiet year for the colony, the main traffic insystem is the occasional civilian line transport.
            
         
BIC Operation in Gliese 408

Arboria's growing industrial park produces sufficient housing and air conditioning for 1.5m new colonists, adds a new factory complex and the heavy machinery for mineral extraction.  Additionally, in response to the growing demand for better colonial defenses a pre-fabricated Atlantis U1 class base is brought on line.  At the end of the year the Bloomfeld Skywatch is undergoing refit to the most modern standards.
   
                  
BIC Operation in Gliese 526

Rosetta continues the expansion of its industrial park and system resource extraction capacity.  One new factory complex, machinery for two mines and one telepresence operated mine is produced.  ICG IX continues to do a shuttle between Rosetta and Biforst moving support infrastructure to Biforst and returning with new colonists.  FHG IV arrives on October 23 to add to the farm, departs on December 3 and is harvesting fuel on the 8th.
   
                  
BIC Operation in Gliese 832

Eureka's industrial part adds sufficient housing and environmental support for 0.87m colonists.  FHG X completes their scheduled leave on January 26 and is back harvesting on Febuary 17.  Heavy Lift Group IV and V arrive on September 3 and leave for Sol on the 18th of that month.
   
         
         
BIC Operation in Lacaille 9352   

The industrial park on Alambec provides for 0.31m new arrivals while that of Crucible for 0.39m.  The managers search for the reason for the scheduling difficulties on Alambec without success.  On March 14 FHG IX makes Cruicible orbit to add to the Farm and gives the ships crews leave.  That is completed on the 24th of April and the next day harvest activities resumes.  The civilian lines are busy in this system but BuCol is likely to rate each planet as "stable" soon as there is every indication the lines are just moving populations back and forth between the two worlds.
            
         
BIC Operation in LHS 292

On May 12 Jumpgate Construction Mission I completes the gate linking this system to FL Virginis.  This means that Biforst, Rosetta and Sturmheim are all connected to the NCC jumpweb.  The ship heads for Forge for refueling and leave.
         
         
BIC Operation in Luyten 205-128   

Scout Fall's industrial park concentrates on expanding the capacity of the colonies support infrastructure adding sufficient for 0.47m colonists.  By spring a jump gate linking this system to Luyten 347-14 is completed, 3 further gates must be completed to link this system to the NCC jumpweb.  On July 6th ICG I-VIII arrive from Sol, after shore leave and very careful partial refilling of their bunkers they depart on the 23rd.  FHG XIII makes Scout's Fall on August 27 and departs on October 5 to resume harvesting operations 2 days later.

Recovery of ruins continues with the 1st NC Construction Bde managing to bring several Bissau installations back into operation.
   
   
17th January    1st NC Construction Bde has attempted to recover an alien installation but the installation was beyond repair   
5th April    1st NC Construction Bde has attempted to recover an alien installation but the installation was beyond repair   
10th June    1st NC Construction Bde has recovered an abandoned Fuel Refinery   
15th June    1st NC Construction Bde has attempted to recover an alien installation but the installation was beyond repair   
26th August    1st NC Construction Bde has recovered an abandoned Construction Factory   
28th September    1st NC Construction Bde has recovered an abandoned Ordnance Factory   
18th October    1st NC Construction Bde has recovered an abandoned Terraforming Installation   
         
BIC Operation in Luyten 347-14

May 7 sees both the completion of the gate in Luyten 205-128 and the start of the corresponding gate in this system.  On October 14 the construction of the gate linking this system begins after JCM III arrives at the jump point.
         
   
         
BuSurvey Efforts in 2330         

40 Eridani
The salvage efforts on the 3 Kagero Class troop ships proves to be immensely worthwhile.  Valuable insights into critical technologies are found among the debris.
         
2nd May    Salvage of Kagero class [Wol] completed. Minerals Salvaged:  DUR: 225  NEU: 26  CRB: 11  BOR: 230  MER: 25  VEN: 24  SOR: 51  URI: 34  GAL: 450   
2nd May    Evidence of Fire Control Speed Rating 6250 km/s found within wreck of Kagero (Wolvers)   
2nd May    2400 research points for Fire Control Speed Rating 5000 km/s gained by SV Junk Yard   
18th May    Salvage of Kagero class [Wol] completed. Minerals Salvaged:  DUR: 112  NEU: 132  CRB: 56  BOR: 230  MER: 25  VEN: 60  SOR: 38  URI: 51  GAL: 150   
18th May    1x Electronic Countermeasures - 5 salvaged from wreck of Kagero class [Wol] and loaded into cargo holds of Palladium   
18th May    1x CIWS-250 salvaged from wreck of Kagero class [Wol] and loaded into cargo holds of Palladium   
18th May    1x 300 EP Magnetic Fusion Drive salvaged from wreck of Kagero class [Wol] and loaded into cargo holds of Palladium   
18th May    1x Thermal Sensor TH3-54 salvaged from wreck of Kagero class [Wol] and loaded into cargo holds of Palladium   
18th May    Evidence of Thermal Sensor Sensitivity 18 found within wreck of Kagero (Wolvers)   
18th May    150 research points for Thermal Sensor Sensitivity 14 gained by SV Junk Yard   
5th June    1x Electronic Countermeasures - 5 salvaged from wreck of Kagero class [Wol] and loaded into cargo holds of Palladium   
5th June    Salvage of Kagero class [Wol] completed. Minerals Salvaged:  DUR: 112  NEU: 53  CRB: 33  BOR: 46  MER: 37  VEN: 12  SOR: 38  URI: 85  GAL: 150   
5th June    Evidence of Electronic Countermeasures - 5 found within wreck of Kagero (Wolvers)   
5th June    1900 research points for Electronic Countermeasures - 2 gained by SV Junk Yard   


Beta Virginis   

The NC Xenoarcheology team is, in an astoundingly short time, able to translate the language of the Mazatlan Kingdom and a significant number of sites with archeological significance are pinpointed.  The survey of the asteroids of the system are completed by the end of the summer and the ships of IS II leave the system in September bound for Sol.
      
5th January    Ruins on Beta Virginis-A I - Moon 16 have been fully surveyed by the NC Xenoarcheology Team. The alien race which inhabited the planet as been identified as the Mazatlán Kingdom and their language and symbiology have been translated.  103 abandoned installations were found which may be recovered by an construction brigade   
5th January    The Xenology Bonus of Scientist Sigviðr Auðmaðarson has increased to 32%   
5th January    The Xenology Bonus of Scientist Jason Parkin has increased to 21%   
5th January    The Xenology Bonus of Lieutenant Commander Finnbjörn Þóraldrson has increased to 30%   
5th January    The Xenology Bonus of Scientist Stella Hyrtl has increased to 20%   
5th January    The Xenology Bonus of Scientist Evie Bull has increased to 37%   
5th January    Due to increase in the skill of one or more of its members  the rating of the NC Xenoarcheology Team has increased to 140
   
5th January    Interstellar Survey II III has completed orders   
15th January    Minerals Discovered on Beta Virginis-A Asteroid #82: Vendarite 900 (1)     
26th May    Minerals Discovered on Beta Virginis-A Asteroid #96: Duranium 2 478 (1)  Mercassium 10 (1)     
29th July    Interstellar Survey II III has completed orders   
5th August    Interstellar Survey II has completed orders   
4th September    Interstellar Survey II II has completed orders   

Sol
Two of the 4 remaining un-surveyed comets are close enough to the inner system that the Upton is dispatched to conduct a mineralogical survey.  The results are unfortunately not sufficient to induce investors to establish mines on either comet.  But both have minerals that the NCC is interested in and are put on the list for exploitation in the future.  The Upton is dispatched to FL Virginis to complete the survey of the systems more remote planets. 

19th June    Minerals Discovered on Swift-Tuttle: Duranium 906 (1)  Neutronium 18 582 (0.8 )  Vendarite 17 889 (0.7) Uridium 15 378 (1) Gallicite 9610 (0.7)    
14th July    Minerals Discovered on Herschel-Rigollet: Boronide 5966 (0.7)  Mercassium 3732 (0.9) Vendarite 16 550 (0.9) Uridium 36 364 (0.7) Gallicite 971 (0.8 )   


NCN Operational Planning

Refitting of ships continues apace.  Operation Pinnacle looks to be possible in 2332 or early 2333 depending on the rates of the refits to the Warders of 9th Squadron.  10th and 7th Squadrons complete the bulk of their refitting this year.  A further requirement for Operation Pinnacle is the refitting of 2 squadrons of Starslayers to the A4 variant. 

BuEng is of two minds about the latest batch of Anti-shipping missiles.  They are clearly building for the future but with the current fuel consumption of the Flashiest and Bolt engines the savings in space has been largely eaten by the need for more fuel.  BuEng with some reluctance authorised the development but will test the new missiles in combat before deciding to retire the older batch.  Based on this the development of further research into improved fuel efficiency is prioritised over new engine technology.

Production of Tribal class destroyers will soon be able to resume allowing for construction of sufficient Tribals to start forming patrol groups that would allow for the retiring of the heavy frigate groups and then provide for NCN presence in the Eureka-Scout's Fall arm.

This is the last update before likely late January, my Christmas holidays may allow me to get some more turn advanced or not, depends on what else ends up needing being done.  Writing up over the holidays the last few years has shown suffers from the small screen size of my laptop.  So to all of you a Merry Christmas; a safe, happy and health holiday season and all the best of exploding starships for 2020.

Edit:  minor typos and improvements to readability
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Re: The Northern Coalition (AAR)
« Reply #385 on: December 17, 2019, 07:52:26 AM »
Looking forward to Operation Pinnacle!
 

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« Reply #386 on: December 18, 2019, 08:07:07 AM »
Looking forward to Operation Pinnacle!

There may be 3 operations in fairly rapid* succession...it depends first on how Pinnacle goes in terms of ship losses and then how the heavily armoured missiles perform against the super salvos of Magic's.   But all the ships needed for Quatloo are built...and if it works then after rebuilding stockpiles of missiles Remise will repeat the attack on the bases in the other system they have been so far found.   But the NCN wants to eliminate the mobile assets they know of.  Then deal with the fixed defenses.

*for Aurora anyway...I'm not sure how long it will take to make 500 of the armoured missiles...that will be the rate determining step
 

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« Reply #387 on: January 28, 2020, 11:28:23 AM »
Just a short update...basically turn progress has been slow due to the usual suspects for this time of year...my Christmas vacation, jet lag and recovery from the jet lag.  Additionally, the NPRs have had 3 battles the last of which is still ongoing after 30 min worth of 5 s turns and this only half way through the game year...I'm very unsure how long the rest of the year will end up taking at this point since I've never seen this level of NPR combat.  Something major is going down somewhere is the best I can say.  I can say that the NCN will not be launching any offensive op's this year as ships are still being refit, but depending on how things go, the next ingame year could be intensive from my point of view.   At the moment; however, I'm stuck with trying to get past the NPRs fighting each other.
 

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« Reply #388 on: January 28, 2020, 11:53:58 AM »
I hear you - nothing like 5sec hell for couple of hours to make one despair!

Just out of curiosity, will you stick with this campaign even after C# comes out or will you try to recreate it or perhaps do something completely new?
 

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« Reply #389 on: January 28, 2020, 02:18:42 PM »
My plan is to do something completely new so a non-Earth start...with random stars sorta thing, or whatever options go in that direction in the new version.   Though I may wait for a few releases to let the bug situation stabilize so it is likely this will continue for a while after release.  I've been thinking of a plasma carronade race...yeah I like a challenge...

It has been a lot of "auto turns" click "30 seconds" and look for those times to show up...I have no idea what the NPRs are doing...and why now.  But I spent like 3 days over the holidays getting through the last one....this new one has already gone on longer... 

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Wow...it is now over 3 in-game hours worth of 5 second turns...at this point I'm utterly baffled by what is going on...this is like the equivalent on one starslayer killing the entire civilian fleet...I have no idea how a battle can extend to 3 in game hours....as the SM event still says ships are maneuvering in weapons range...I am keeping on with the auto turns...hopefully this ends soon!
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