Thursday, August 11, 2022

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HMS Trent deploys on maritime security mission in the Gulf of Guinea

HMS Trent is on her way to the Gulf of Guinea for security patrols and a mission to help partners in West Africa, according to a press release from the Royal Navy. Since leaving the UK six months ago, the...

HMS Prince of Wales Ready for Global Missions

HMS Prince of Wales, Britain's second aircraft carrier was declared fully operational and ready for any kind of global missions on Oct.1. A fortnight-long international exercise off the coast of Scotland putting the final touches on two years of...

Royal Navy commissions 4th Astute-class submarine, HMS Audacious

On 23 September, during a ceremony at the Royal Navy's Clyde base in Scotland, the fourth ASTUTE-class attack submarine HMS Audacious was formally commissioned, according to a press release issued by the Royal Navy. Members of the ship’s company and...

Babcock cuts steel for the first Type 31 frigate

Babcock was joined by UK Secretary of State for Defence and Shipbuilding Tsar, Rt Hon Ben Wallace MP to cut the first steel for the first of the Royal Navy’s five new Type 31 frigates, HMS VENTURER. Hosted at Babcock’s...

£170m investment for the next generation of Royal Navy submarines

Design work begins on successor to Astute-class submarines in £170m deal Even before all of the current Astute Class boats have been delivered to the Royal Navy, work on a successor to the Astute Class has begun. BAE Systems and Rolls-Royce...

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,...

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