Thursday, September 16, 2021

Royal Navy News

HMS Portland returns to service after overhaul

HMS Portland hosted a ceremony at Devonport today to mark her return to the Royal Navy fleet after an extensive refurbishment and upgrade, the Royal Navy announced. The Type 23’s overhaul was completed by Babcock International at the dockyard and...

Royal Navy OPVs leave Portsmouth for Indo-Pacific deployment

Patrol ships HMS Spey and Tamar have today begun their deployment to the Indo-Pacific region to bolster Britain’s presence in the region, the Royal Navy announced with a press release. The two warships have sailed on a mission that will...

US and UK Carrier Strike Groups Conduct Joint Interoperability Flights

On Aug. 26, fifth and fourth-generation aircraft assigned to the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group (VINCSG), along with Carrier Air Wing Two (CVW-2), and the United Kingdom's Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 21 conducted joint interoperability flights in the United...

The UK MoD awards a design contract to 4 competitors for Fleet Support Ship

Contracts have been awarded to four consortia to develop their bids for the construction of three new Fleet Solid Support ships for the Royal Fleet Auxiliary. Four contracts worth £5m apiece for the ‘Competitive Procurement Phase’ have been awarded to...

UKCSG-21 Conducts Live Firing Exercise in Pacific

F-35 stealth jets and warships of the UK’s Carrier Strike Group (UKCSG-21) unleashed their firepower during high-octane live firing exercises with US allies as the Indo-Pacific leg of their global deployment ramps up another notch. HMS Queen Elizabeth, HMS Kent,...

Royal Navy submarine visits Busan

The South Korean Navy announced Thursday that a British nuclear-powered submarine accompanying the HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier had arrived in the southern port city of Busan. The HMS Astute submarine arrived at the Naval Operations Command port in Busan...

Royal Air Force Poseidon P-8A MPA launches 1st torpedo

An RAF Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft has released a torpedo for the first time, Royal Air Force and Navy announced. A Poseidon (P-8A) aircraft from 120 Squadron, based at RAF Lossiemouth, dropped a recoverable exercise variant of the Mark 54...

Type 26 Frigate: Versatile Member of the Royal Navy

Type 26 frigate is an advanced anti-submarine warship that will replace the Type 23 frigates. The program began in 1998, under what was then known as the Future Surface Combatant. With the end of the Cold War, it was...

2 decommissioned British minehunters set to be transferred to Ukraine

The Royal Navy decommissioned two Sandown-class minehunters, HMS Blyth (M-111) and HMS Ramsey (M-110), during a formal ceremony held in Rosyth, Scotland, the Royal Navy announced. Her Commanding Officer Lieutenant Commander Simon Henderson said: “The whole crew are immensely proud...

Queen Elizabeth CSG enters Indian Ocean region

The UK Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 2021, led by HMS Queen Elizabeth, has sailed into the Indian Ocean Region has recently transited the Suez Canal, the UK MoD announced. Following a series of successful engagements and operations in the Mediterranean,...

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