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BAE Systems and NavyX have launched the Pacific 24 smart boat, the Royal Navy’s first crewless boat for general duties.
The Italian Navy, along with the Icelandic Coast Guard, managed to rescue some 360 migrants who were left adrift at sea off Italy’s southern coast. Ezadeen, the ageing Sierra Leone-flagged vessel, had been left in stormy seas without fuel or electricity. Due to rough weather, the crew of the Icelandic vessel Tyr, currently engaged in European Union’s Frontex […]
Authorities, Training & Education
Mine countermeasure assets from the US and Royal Navy teamed up recently to test their skills during a major exercise in the Persian Gulf. The Royal Navy’s entire presence in the Middle East was engaged in Mine Countermeasures Exercise 18-2, designed to see how the navies of Britain and the USA can combat the 21st-Century mine […]
BVT Surface Fleet Solutions is currently undergoing the process of building two of the world’s largest aircraft carriers for the Royal Navy; the HMS Queen Elizabeth, due to be completed in 2016, and the HMS Prince of Wales, due to be completed in 2018. Rather than using traditional metal junction boxes, which are prone to […]