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  • 9 May 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Great Britain is looking to sell its 2014-decommissioned light aircraft carrier for scrap. The Ministry of Defence has issued a notice of the potential sale of the HMS Illustrious “for recycling only”. Illustrious was commissioned into the Royal Navy in December 1977 and has clocked in 32 years of service for the Navy. Ministry of […]

  • 27 April 2016
    Training & Education

    Leaders of the International Mine Countermeasures Exercise (IMCMEX) brought the exercise to a close and highlighted the need to continue training with scenarios that are likely to occur in real life in order to keep waterways safe. The exercise “raised the bar in terms of reality,” said Vice Adm. Kevin Donegan, commander, U.S. Naval Forces […]

  • 22 April 2016
    Training & Education

    Civilian crews on merchant vessels and cruise ships worked with navies from more than 30 nations to ensure the waterways of the Middle East remain open and secure for commercial shipping. More than 30 commercial ships, together with partner nation navies, participated in the International Mine Countermeasure Exercise (IMCMEX), which focuses on maritime security from […]

  • 28 January 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Royal Navy will fit new navigation radars to over 60 surface ships, submarines and shore facilities. UK’s Ministry of Defence awarded the £44 million equipment contract to Hampshire based Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems UK. Under the contract, the company will modernise ship and submarine navigation systems which are critical for safe navigation at sea. Over […]

  • 20 October 2015
    Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    BAE Systems demonstrated new unmanned technology, in partnership with ASV, for the first time at a site near Portsmouth Naval Base. The new system will allow crews to carry out vital tasks such as high speed reconnaissance and remote surveillance while keeping sailors out of harm’s way. The modified boat is capable of operating autonomously for up […]

  • 24 May 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Australian Navy to Receive Its First Air Warfare Destroyer The first of three new Australian air warfare destroyer, HMAS Hobart, is due for delivery tomorrow, May 23, 2015. US Navy Tests Catapult Shots with EMALS aboard CVN 78 The US Navy conducted the first-ever, shipboard, full-speed catapult shots using the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) […]

  • 26 April 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    HMS Prince of Wales’ Bridge Ready for First Sea Voyage The most iconic section of the second Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier has been loaded out of its dock hall in Glasgow ahead of its first sea voyage to Rosyth. VolkerStevin to Prepare HMNB Portsmouth for New Aircraft Carriers VolkerStevin has been awarded a £34m […]

  • 22 December 2013
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Atlas Elektronik to Supply Sonar for Royal Thai Navy’s New Frigate ATLAS ELEKTRONIK GmbH has been commissioned by the Korean yard Daewoo Shipbuilding & Ma- rine Engineering (DSME) with the supply and integration of a bow sonar (ASO) as well as a low- frequency active towed array sonar (ACTAS) for a new frigate of the […]

  • 17 December 2013
    Training & Education

    While the Royal Navy awaits delivery of the Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers, the company of HMS Monmouth has had a taste of things to come. “As the 65,000 tonne Queen Elizabeth Carriers are half as big again we will have quite formidable ships to operate in the near future” The 4,900 tonne frigate met […]

  • 21 October 2013
    Training & Education

    The Navy’s next-generation helicopter is undergoing five weeks of key trials at sea to prepare it for front-line service in just 15 months time. A special trials version of Wildcat – replacement for the trusty Lynx which has been in service since the 1970s – has joined aviation training/casualty treatment ship RFA Argus to gather […]

  • 3 October 2013

    A team led by an Orkney born Royal Navy Officer has received a top award. The Merlin helicopter flight of the Royal Navy frigate HMS St Albans has been presented the distinguished Sopwith Cup. The presentation took place in June at 829 Naval Air Squadron, Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose in Cornwall. The trophy is […]

  • 1 October 2013

    A Royal Naval sailor has been presented with an award for an exemplary career including as an engineer helping train Royal Fleet Auxiliary, Royal Navy and other navies. Warrant Officer1 Steve Partridge, 45, was presented with a Meritorious Service Medal y Second Sea Lord Vice Admiral David Steel on board HMS Victory (Nelson’s former flagship) […]

  • 10 September 2013
    Training & Education

    An historic naval air squadron is to be resurrected as the first Royal Navy formation to fly the UK’s Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter aircraft. 809 Naval Air Squadron (NAS), whose motto is simply ‘Immortal’, is to be reformed to operate the stealth fifth generation aircraft that will fly off the Royal Navy’s Queen Elizabeth […]

  • 31 May 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news, Training & Education

    Trials have started on a new facility at HMS Raleigh which will be used to prove equipment for the Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers and future Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) vessels. The Heavy Replenishment-at-Sea (HRAS) demonstrator is being used to simulate the transfers of bulk stores and munitions to the new Queen Elizabeth Class (QEC) […]

  • 22 May 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Thales UK has marked one year of successful operations for the Fully Integrated Communications System (FICS) onboard the Type 45 Destroyer, the Royal Navy’s most advanced class of surface ship. First of class HMS Daring was deployed operationally to the Arabian Gulf in 2012, followed by the operational debuts of HMS Dauntless and HMS Diamond. […]

  • 2 May 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Royal Navy’s head of training Rear Admiral Clive Johnstone leaves the South West after seeing through major changes. As Flag Officer Sea Training (FOST) he oversees the famous realistic weekly ‘Thursday War’ training exercise off the South West Coast which prepares ships for operations worldwide. He is moving from HM Naval Base Devonport, Plymouth, […]

  • 11 April 2013

    Both of Britain’s next-generation hunter-killer submarines will deploy on front-line operations within the next 12 months. After years of trials and tests HMS Astute will be ready for action before the end of the year, followed by her sister Ambush early in 2014. So says the Navy’s number two, Vice Admiral Philip Jones, who as […]

  • 8 April 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Royal Navy has begun outfitting its warships with the ARTISAN (Advanced Radar Target Indication Situational Awareness and Navigation) 3D radar, which is five times more efficient than any radar currently in use with the Navy. A radar system so sophisticated it can detect a tennis ball-sized object traveling at three times the speed of […]

  • 27 February 2013
    Training & Education

    A naval airman from Ramsgate serving in the helicopter carrier HMS Illustrious recently played his part in raising the profile of the forthcoming Battle of the Atlantic 70th anniversary. HMS Illustrious – known to her crew as Lusty – visited Liverpool recently and Naval Airman Chris Heale, 31, was among the ship’s company who welcomed […]

  • 11 February 2013
    Training & Education

    Sailors from the Royal Netherlands Navy have practiced re-storing a ship at sea with fuel and other essential supplies, using the training facilities at HMS Raleigh in Cornwall. A group of 13 Seaman Specialists used HMS Raleigh’s replenishment at sea (RAS) training rig, which simulates the transfer of stores, food supplies, liquids, such as fuel, […]

  • 29 October 2012

    The Defence Secretary and his French counterpart on Friday witnessed first hand a major naval exercise in the Mediterranean aimed at further developing the joint capability of the UK and French forces. Secretary of State for Defence Philip Hammond and French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian witnessed the combined operations as part of Exercise Corsican […]

  • 23 October 2012
    Training & Education

    British and French naval forces have met up in the Mediterranean for the first time today – kicking off the start of a joint amphibious and carrier strike exercise called Corsican Lion. More than 3000 British sailors, marines and airmen onboard HMS Bulwark, HMS Illustrious, HMS Montrose, HMS Northumberland and RFA Mounts Bay have joined […]

  • 2 May 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Head of the US Navy Supply Corps has paid a visit to HMS Raleigh to see the facilities used to train Royal Navy logisticians at the Defence Maritime Logistics School (DMLS). Rear Admiral Mark Heinrich and his senior team paid a two day visit to the Royal Navy training base in Torpoint. They were […]

  • 28 March 2012
    Training & Education

    Plymouth based warship, HMS Ocean, has been awarded a trophy as the Royal Navy’s most effective large ship for 2011 having also won it in 2010. HMS Ocean has won the 2011 Effectiveness Trophy in two categories ‘Capital Ship’ and ‘Naval Capability’, the latter in conjunction with the Apache Air Group. Rear Admiral Clive Johnstone […]

  • 28 June 2011
    Equipment & technology

      BAE Systems has been awarded a six year, £46m contract to support the Sampson multi-function radars (MFR) on board the fleet of six Royal Navy Type 45 Destroyers. This support contract, awarded by MBDA, is designed as a forerunner to a full ‘contract for availability’ arrangement and will generate data on the radar’s performance […]