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  • 23 May 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships from the navies of Australia, Japan, Republic of Korea and the United States arrived in Guam, May 22, to take part in the first ever cooperative maritime training exercise called Pacific Vanguard. Pacific Vanguard brings together more than 3,000 sailors from four Indo-Pacific nations to sharpen skills and strengthen practical cooperation at sea. The […]

  • 30 August 2019

    Royal Australian Navy submarine HMAS Farncomb returned home after completing a deployment that saw her take part in several international maneuvers in the past five months. Farncomb returned to Fleet Base West at Rockingham, Western Australia last week after participating in exercises Bersama Shield, Pacific Vanguard and Talisman Sabre. Commanding Officer HMAS Farncomb, Commander Gary […]

  • 25 February 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The U.S. Navy conducted successful test flights Feb. 22 of two Trident II D5 Fleet Ballistic Missiles built by Lockheed Martin. This brings the D5 missile’s record to 155 successful test flights since design completion in 1989, a 25-year-plus reliability record unmatched by any other large ballistic missile. Mat Joyce, vice president of Fleet Ballistic […]

  • 25 December 2017

    The Royal Navy will have a total of 13 vessels and one of its four Vanguard-class submarines on deployment overseas and in home waters over the holiday season, according to the Royal Navy. What is missing from the list of deployed assets are any major warships as no frigates or destroyers are currently underway. The […]

  • 11 March 2011
    Training & Education

      The U.S. Navy conducted a successful test flight March 1 of a Trident II D5 Fleet Ballistic Missile (FBM) built by Lockheed Martin . The Navy launched the unarmed missile from the submerged submarine USS Nevada (SSBN 733) in the Pacific Ocean. This test marked the 135th consecutive successful test flight of the D5 […]

  • 30 September 2013

    Cmdr. Richard N. Massie and Cmdr. Leif E. Mollo are the 2013 recipients of the Vice Adm. James Bond Stockdale Leadership Award, according to NAVADMIN 252/13 released Sept. 26. The award was established in honor of Vice Adm. Stockdale whose distinguished naval career symbolized the highest standards of excellence in both personal conduct and leadership. […]

  • 20 January 2017

    A team of civilian divers is investigating the wreck of battleship HMS Vanguard which perished with all but two of her crew in the greatest disaster in Royal Navy history. HMS Vanguard sunk on 9 July 1917 when a series of explosions shook the ship before a final blast tore it to pieces and showered Scapa Flow – […]

  • 14 January 2013
    Training & Education

    More than 100 experienced submariners formed up on the parade ground at Clyde Naval Base as the men behind the Navy’s ultimate weapon held divisions. HMS Vanguard’s port crew – one of two crews responsible for the 16,000-tonne strategic deterrence submarine – were inspected by Capt David Graham. The 130 or so deeps on parade […]

  • 1 May 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Crew members from Royal Navy submarine, HMS Vanguard, used a recent support crew period to strengthen their ties with affiliates. Back in November there was an opportunity for Vanguard’s support crew to reinforce the submarine’s links, beginning with a trip to Derby. In 2002, Derby awarded all submariners with the freedom of the city, and […]

  • 1 October 2019
    Equipment & technology, Vessels

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  • 12 August 2019

    The submariners served aboard one of four Royal Navy ballistic missile submarines.

  • 19 May 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy submariners aboard HMS Vanguard helped soldiers from the Royal Artillery mark the 300th year of their regiment’s formation on board the submarine at Plymouth Naval Base. The nuclear-powered submarine, which carries Britain’s nuclear deterrent when at sea, and now in refit in Devonport Naval Base, is affiliated to the regiment. The captain of HMS […]

  • 13 December 2017

    The Royal Navy’s submarine service achieved a major milestone recently as a Vanguard submarine completed the country’s 350th deterrent patrol. As the country’s ultimate weapon, submarine operations and movements are kept a closely guarded secret, but the ‘Silent Service’ has temporarily broken its silence to reveal the significant achievement. “Our nuclear submarines are among the […]

  • 18 September 2015

    Crew members from the Royal Navy’s Vanguard-Class submarine HMS Victorious have been presented with the Fleet Commander’s Commendation. The HMNB Clyde-based ship’s company took part in a special Divisions ceremony recently which was attended by Rear Admiral Matt Parr, Commander Operations. On behalf of Fleet Commander Vice Admiral Sir Philip Jones, he recognised the efforts […]

  • 29 June 2016

    British consultancy, engineering and project management company Amec Foster Wheeler has landed a contract for work on the Royal Navy’s fleet of nuclear powered Vanguard-class submarines. Under the contract, which is expected to be worth around £75 million over a five-year period, Amec Foster will be providing nuclear propulsion safety and technical advice for UK nuclear submarines. […]

  • 11 March 2014
    Industry news

    The nuclear reactor of the UK’s oldest nuclear submarine, HMS Vanguard, will be refuelled during its planned deep maintenance period which begins in 2015 and will last for around 3-and-a-half years, UK Defence Secretary Philip Hammond, announced last week.   The decision comes after a radiation leak was detected in a prototype core that has […]

  • 23 January 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    A Royal Navy test of the Trident nuclear missile resulted in failure in June last year but was never reported. The Trident firing was part of testing that the recently modernized Vanguard-class submarine HMS Vengeance carried out off the coast of Florida. The Ministry of Defence said the submarine and the crew were successfully tested. A Sunday […]

  • 5 June 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The threat of a cyber attack getting past the defense systems of Royal Navy’s Vanguard-class ballistic missile submarines is real, a think tank has warned. According to a report by the British American Security Information Council (BASIC), claims that the submarines’ isolated ‘air-gapped’ systems cannot be penetrated are simply false. The report, published this month, reviewed the possibilities of […]

  • 1 September 2017

    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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • 27 June 2012
    Industry news

    Royal Navy submarine HMS Vigilant has recently returned to her home in Scotland following a multi-million pound, three-year overhaul. The vessel, one of the UK’s four Vanguard Class nuclear submarines, was officially handed back to the Navy for operational use on Thursday, June 21, 2012. Known as a Long Overhaul Period (Refuel), the work package […]

  • 23 December 2016

    Royal navy’s Vanguard-class submarine HMS Vigilant concluded her patrol and returned to HM Naval Base Clyde following  The 140-strong crew of the submarine was welcomed at her homeport by family and friends. What made this return special was the fact that families were granted access to the naval base to witness the return. In previous years […]

  • 19 July 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The British House of Commons has voted to renew the Trident nuclear programme which will replace the Royal Navy’s four Vanguard-class submarines with new ones. The parliament took the vote after five hours of debate on July 18. The decision to renew the programme was backed by 472 votes to 117. “We have voted to protect our […]

  • 27 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Buildings have begun to be demolished at BAE Systems’ Submarines site in Barrow as part of a £300m-plus redevelopment programme that will transform the way of building submarines.   The Company released a video of Barrow Submarines site demolition timelapse as a result of over 100,000 images that were taken over 4 weeks by photographer, Mike Vallance. Demolition specialists are […]

  • 2 October 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The United Kingdom is starting construction work on the next-generation nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines. UK Defence Secretary Michael Fallon revealed this as he announced nearly £1.3 billion of funding was awarded to BAE Systems to start the ‘Delivery Phase 1’ of the Successor program. At a ceremonial event at the BAE Systems yard next week, Fallon will begin the […]

  • 5 May 2011
    Industry news

    Dolphin submarine fleet is considered a vanguard against Iran; purchase had been held up by wrangling over $500-700 million price… (jpost) [mappress] Source: jpost, May 5, 2011;

  • 5 April 2013
    Training & Education

    The Royal Navy’s contribution to the alliance has been praised as it approaches 45 years of continuous submarine nuclear deterrent patrols. NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen wrote to Defence Secretary Philip Hammond this week to thank the UK for its nuclear commitment to the alliance as the Royal Navy completed the 100th patrol by […]

  • 9 August 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Royal Navy Trafalgar-class attack submarine HMS Talent has arrived at HM Naval Base Clyde as part of the navy’s plan to base all of its submarines in Faslane by 2020. HMS Talent shifted from her former home at HM Naval Base Devonport. The nuclear-powered submarine has operated from the Plymouth base for nearly three […]

  • 2 November 2012
    Industry news

    BAE Systems Company signed a contract worth   315 million pounds with the UK Ministry of Defence for ongoing design work for the replacement to the Royal Navy’s Vanguard class submarines. BAE Systems Maritime – Submarines Managing Director John Hudson said: “The design of a nuclear-powered submarine is one of the most complex and technically demanding […]