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Construction of Royal Navy’s new frigates begins in Scotland

The future Royal Navy fleet today started to take shape as the construction of the first of five new frigates began. In the brand-new assembly hall in Rosyth dockyard in Scotland, the keel of HMS Venturer was laid in a...

Royal Navy joins international counter-piracy efforts in West Africa

River-class offshore patrol vessel, HMS Trent, has joined the international fight against piracy in West African waters to help protect more than £6 billion of UK trade that passes through the region, the Royal Navy announced. HMS Trent is in...

Breaking: An F-35B jet of the Royal Navy was down in the Mediterranean

According to the press office of the UK Ministry of Defence, a British F-35B pilot from HMS Queen Elizabeth ejected during routine flying operations in the Mediterranean this morning (17 Nov). "The pilot has been safely returned to the ship...

Royal Navy and French Navy combine to test new support ship

One of Britain’s biggest warships, HMS Albion, was towed through the Channel to help the French test the power of a new specialist ship, according to a Royal Navy press release on 11 November. The FS Garonne hauled huge assault...

Indian and Royal navies conduct Konkan Shakti exercise

The Indian Navy and the Royal Navy commenced the sea phase of the Konkan Shakti bilateral exercise in the Arabian Sea on 24 October. All participating units deployed to sea after completing the harbor phase. Within the scope of the...

HMS Trent pays a visit to Lagos, Nigeria

The Royal Navy's River-class offshore patrol vessel, HMS Trent, and a troop of Royal Marines from 42 Commando have arrived in Lagos as part of a three-month deployment to the Gulf of Guinea. HMS Trent is visiting Lagos for the...

Royal Navy tests Martlet Missile System for Defense Against Swarm Attacks

A new missile system meant to protect the UK's new aircraft carriers from attacks by swarms of small boats has been successfully tested by the Royal Navy. HMS Defender's Wildcat helicopter launched the Martlet lightweight missile against an inflatable target...

HMS Argyll conducts autonomous boat trials in first for Royal Navy

During recent trials in Plymouth, the Royal Navy reached a critical milestone in the use of autonomous boats in future operations. In a first for the Royal Navy, warship HMS Argyll successfully managed to control an uncrewed Pacific 24 rigid inflatable boat...

Maritime Partnership Exercise 2021 (MPX) brings together warships from Australia, Japan, UK, and the US

Naval forces from Australia, Japan, the U.K., and the U.S. joined together in multilateral Maritime Partnership Exercise (MPX) 2021 to conduct naval training in the eastern Indian Ocean, Oct. 15-18. During the multinational exercise,  four Indo-Pacific navies, to include the...

Multiple Carrier Strike Groups Operate Together in the Philippine Sea

Multiple carrier strike group operations were carried out in the Philippine Sea on October 3 by the United States Navy's CSGs led by the flagships USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), as well as...

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