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  • 31 January 2020
    Authorities

    A Royal Navy officer has formally taken command of the international mission to reassure commercial shipping in the Gulf region. Commodore James Parkin took over the post during a ceremony at the International Maritime Security Construct (IMSC) headquarters in Bahrain, the UK Ministry of Defence said. The IMSC – which so far consists of the […]

  • 12 March 2020
    Authorities

    An initial GBP 1 million (USD 1.3 million) contract has been awarded to Plymouth-based company MSubs Ltd to build a test submarine that will be used to explore the potential capabilities of larger uncrewed underwater vehicles in the future, the UK Ministry of Defence (UK MOD) said. Measuring about 30 feet in length, this extra-large […]

  • 16 May 2014
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    BMT Defence Services (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group, has undertaken a major contract with the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD), Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl).   To enable the MOD to effectively aggregate, communicate and share information that is captured by Military Stabilisation Support Group (MSSG) staff in the field, BMT has developed […]

  • 30 September 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The UK Ministry of Defence has awarded QinetiQ an 11-year, £109 million contract extension to continue to develop and de-risk Royal Navy mission systems and infrastructure through integration and testing at Portsdown Technology Park, Portsmouth, UK. The renewal of the naval combat system integration support services (NCSISS) contract was first signed in 2012. Operating in collaboration […]

  • 3 January 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The British Ministry of Defence said that 2017 is set to be the year of the Royal Navy as it prepares to welcome new ships to the fleet. “We are investing billions in growing the Royal Navy for the first time in a generation with new aircraft carriers, submarines, frigates, patrol vessels and aircraft all […]

  • 17 January 2017
    Authorities, Industry news, Research & Development

    The UK Ministry of Defence has contracted Amec Foster Wheeler to support its Naval Nuclear Propulsion Programme (NNPP) with research and technology (R&T) services. The work is worth approximately £35m over five years and will sustain about 70 jobs at Amec Foster Wheeler’s offices and laboratories in Warrington and Dorchester in the UK, the company said. “Long-term investment in […]

  • 16 May 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The UK defense ministry has issued a tender for the acquisition of Fleet Solid Support (FSS) ships which will be operated by the Royal Fleet Auxiliary. Compared to the 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review which confirmed the need for three Military Afloat Reach and Sustainability (MARS) Fleet Solid Support (FSS) vessels, the tender states […]

  • 13 September 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The UK’s military and the auxiliary landing ship dock RFA Mounts Bay are on standby in the Caribbean and fully prepared to assist British Overseas Territories in the path of Storm Isaac. As the storm makes its way towards the Caribbean Windward islands, an Operational Liaison and Reconnaissance Team has been deployed to work with […]

  • 10 September 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The UK defense ministry has authorized a new £177 million (approx. $218.4m) deal for the maintenance of some 2,200 boats used across the British military. The Boats In-Service Support (BISS) agreement, negotiated by Defence Equipment and Support, the procurement arm of the MOD, enables spares, repairs and maintenance for 115 different classes of boats. Boats […]

  • 1 September 2017
    Authorities

    The UK defense ministry on Thursday announced the appointment of Vice Admiral Sir Simon Lister as managing director of the organisation delivering the UK’s new aircraft carriers. Admiral Lister will take a sabbatical from his Royal Navy career to lead the Aircraft Carrier Alliance’s (ACA) continued delivery. The two 65,000 tonne aircraft carriers, HMS Queen […]

  • 7 March 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    UK’s defense procurement minister Guto Bebb on March 6 informed MPs that the UK defense ministry received the treasury approval to award a construction contract for the Royal Navy’s seventh Astute-class submarine. Negotiations are still ongoing, it was noted, and the new contingent liabilities associated with the Astute boat 7 “whole boat” contract will come into […]

  • 12 March 2014
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Norfolk based Fendercare Marine has won a significant contract to supply Yokohama fenders to the U.K. Ministry of Defence (MoD).   The three year contract is for the supply of 3.3m x 6.5m Yokohama original pneumatic fenders. Fendercare Marine has supplied 18 of the fenders to date, with potentially more to follow. Fendercare Marine has […]

  • 8 December 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    UK’s Defence Secretary Michael Fallon visited defence companies in Scotland December 7 to highlight the impact last month’s Strategic Defence and Security Review will have on the economy. Over the next decade, the MOD plans to spend around £8 billion on conventional warships for the Royal Navy, all of which will be built in Scotland. […]

  • 14 January 2015
    Industry news

    An independent audit found the cost of the department’s 11 biggest equipment programmes fell by £397 million in the past year. The defence equipment plan is an annual update to Parliament on the MOD’s spending plans over the next decade. The update sets out plans to spend around £163 billion on new equipment and support […]

  • 31 July 2014
    Authorities

    Second Minister for Defence Mr Chan Chun Sing officiated at the 7th Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Senior Military Experts Appointment Ceremony at SAFTI Military Institute on July 29th, where 91 servicemen and women were appointed as senior military experts.   The graduating cohort comprised 51 military experts from the Republic of Singapore Air Force, 14 […]

  • 14 January 2015
    Authorities

    The Chief of Defence Forces of the Royal Thai Armed Forces General (GEN) Worapong Sanganetra called on Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen this afternoon at the Singaporen Ministry of Defence. GEN Worapong, who is in Singapore from 12 to 14 January 2015 for his introductory visit, also called on Chief of Defence Force […]

  • 6 December 2012
    Authorities, Industry news

    Russian defense ministry confuted press reports that SLBM Bulava would be allegedly launched by nuclear submarine… [mappress] Source: Russian Navy, December 06, 2012

  • 30 August 2017
    Authorities

    UK’s defense ministry is inviting interested buyers to provide expressions of interest for the purchase of former Royal Fleet Auxiliary ships RFA Gold Rover and RFA Black Rover. The buyer of the final two ships of the Rover-class will not be able to use the ships for any purposes other than scrapping, however. The ministry’s Disposal […]

  • 4 August 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    The UK Ministry of Defence, through the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory and in partnership with a number of associations and industry bodies, is making funding available through four initiatives each addressing different areas of maritime autonomy.   Autonomy in Maritime Unmanned Vehicles offers the potential to transform the manner in which many activities are […]

  • 12 June 2014
    Authorities, Industry news

    The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded up to £111 million worth of new contracts to maintain its fleet of small boats.   Six UK companies will benefit from the five year contract that will involve support for 1,450 boats used by the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Army and MoD Police. They are: – […]

  • 13 November 2017
    Authorities

    HMS Ocean, the Royal Navy helicopter carrier and current flagship of Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2), stopped in the Mediterranean on November 11 to pay tribute to those who lost their lives in previous conflicts with an act of Remembrance. The entire ship’s company, Bravo Company of 40 Commando Royal Marines, members of 820, […]

  • 22 May 2012
    Industry news

    Russian Defense Ministry decided to prolong deployment of Black Sea Fleet (BSF) destroyer Smetlivy off Syria… (rusnavy) [mappress] Source: Russian Navy, May 22, 2012

  • 11 September 2013
    Training & Education

      On the 9th September 2013, MBDA received a £250M production contract from the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) for the delivery of the Sea Ceptor air defence weapon system that comprises of the Common Anti-air Modular Missile (CAMM) and system equipment. Sea Ceptor will initially equip the Royal Navy’s (RN) Type 23 frigates from […]

  • 5 July 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The UK Ministry of Defence has signed an £85 million contract with engineering company Rolls-Royce to maintain the engines of the Royal Navy’s Type-23 frigate fleet. The contract includes a comprehensive support package to Spey gas turbines, including the overhaul of engines, provision of spares, as well as engineering and safety support. As explained, updates […]

  • 23 June 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The UK Ministry of Defence has awarded Leonardo a £260 million contract for the supply of next generation Identify Friend or Foe (IFF) technology.  The system, called Mode-5, uses advanced cryptographic techniques and electronic technology to allow UK land, sea and air units to quickly identify friendly forces and operate safely alongside NATO allies across […]

  • 7 December 2012
    Industry news

    A £46M contract to support and maintain a new sophisticated combat system across the Royal Navy’s world class submarine fleet has been awarded to BAE Systems. The Design Services Arrangement (DSA) contract will ensure that the system, which is used to navigate vessels as well as gather intelligence and defend against attacks, is maintained and […]

  • 26 November 2013
    Training & Education

    The delegation of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defence held talks with the leaders of the International Secretary and the NATO International Military Staff. During the meeting with Terry Stamatopoulos, NATO’s Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security Policy, the parties discussed the NATO-Ukraine military education cooperation and identified the areas of cooperation. NATO’s Assistant […]

  • 30 January 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Research & Development

    UK’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) has awarded QinetiQ a contract under which the company is to lead a new collaborative enterprise that will simplify maritime research and development for the UK defense ministry. Under the Progeny Maritime Research Framework contract, QinetiQ will build and manage a community of innovators who will contribute ideas to […]

  • 22 August 2012
    Industry news

    Riga Shipyard today delivered Patrol ship Viesīteto to the Latvia’s Ministry of Defence. The building of patrol ship Viesīteto started in June 17th 2009, the vessel is third out of five new SWATH type patrol ships built for Latvian Navy. The Viesīteto was designed and built to Germanischer Lloyd classification standards and has a length of 25.71m, […]