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  • 18 May 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy’s newest sailors from the aircraft handling branch at RNAS Culdrose spent the last six months preparing for their roles on the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carriers. The motto that they will have to work towards every day of their aircraft handling careers is: Nostris In Manibus Tuti” – “Safe In These Hands”. Having […]

  • 16 March 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Technical issues and manpower shortage could cause delays in the Royal Navy’s plans for the deployment of its carrier strike group, a UK spending watchdog has warned. The UK ministry of defense plans to have an initial carrier strike operating capability by December 2020, something the UK has been without since the Invincible-class aircraft carrier […]

  • 15 September 2016

    Royal Navy’s Carrier Strike Group battle staff,formed eighteen months ago and led by Commodore Jerry Kyd has now welcomed a new commander. Commodore Andy Betton took command of the group on September 16 taking up the responsibility to ensure that the Royal Navy is ready to see the return of carrier-borne, task group operations, utilising fast-jet capability. Cdre Kyd, who […]

  • 7 December 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    UK defense contractor QinetiQ confirmed that it has added Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers to the naval combat systems integration support service (NCSISS) it provides in partnership for the Royal Navy. Confirmation of the £9 million contract extension follows the company’s announcement earlier this year of a £23 million redevelopment project to create a new UK […]

  • 1 August 2017

    In addition to quantity, dredging works that helped prepare Portsmouth Harbour for the arrival of new Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers have revealed lots of interesting items. More than 20,000 items, ranging from shoes to sea mines, have been found during the dredging of the approach to the Harbour, many dating back several centuries. The Defence Infrastructure […]

  • 7 January 2019
    Authorities, Industry news

    UK defense contractor BAE Systems announced it would be providing essential mission system support to the Royal Navy’s two Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers as part of an updated integration services agreement. Through an addition to the Naval Combat Systems Integration Support Services (NCSISS) contract, BAE Systems will ensure both aircraft carriers are kept ready for […]

  • 20 January 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy warships have been preparing for carrier strike group operations that will begin once the UK’s first Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carrier arrives this year. The Commander UK Carrier Strike Group (COMUKCSG) battle staff has been conducting transatlantic exercises ahead of the arrival in Portsmouth later this year of HMS Queen Elizabeth. RN personnel […]

  • 29 September 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The UK defense ministry has awarded Rolls-Royce a £3.8 million contract for the provision of spare parts for the Royal Navy’s Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers. The two 65,000-tonne carriers are the biggest warships ever to be built in Britain and are powered by two MT30 gas turbines each. According to Rolls-Royce, the turbines that will power the Queen […]

  • 5 March 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The second of two Royal Navy aircraft carriers – HMS Prince of Wales – loaded first stores aboard in another step towards the ship’s maiden voyage. More than 62 tonnes of supplies – bandages, pots, pans, camp beds, pipe clamps, hoses, valves and firefighting equipment – have been moved on to the ship as the […]

  • 18 July 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The future Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Prince of Wales has taken fuel on board for the first time to test its systems. 500 tons of marine diesel – which represents 15 per cent of HMS Prince of Wales’ capacity according to the Royal Navy – have been pumped onto the carrier to test the tanks, […]

  • 21 March 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Princess Anne named the new jetty which will house the Royal Navy’s Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers in a ceremony on Monday in Portsmouth. The berth was officially named as The Princess Royal Jetty. It will be home to the Royal Navy’s two new 65,000-tonne Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers. Formerly known as Middle Slip Jetty, the […]

  • 1 May 2013
    Industry news

    A key milestone has been marked with the delivery by Babcock of the final major component of the Integrated Waste Management System (IWMS) for the new Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers. The last of the six Waste Water Treatment Plants was delivered in April following successful Factory Acceptance Testing. The Babcock-designed IWMS handles the various […]

  • 9 January 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy’s Sea King Mk7 airborne surveillance and control helicopters have joined HMS Ocean in the Gulf to practise in preparation for Merlin helicopters that will succeed the Sea Kings as the carrier’s ‘flying eyes’. After years over the sands of Afghanistan – where their radars proved vital in tracking the movements of insurgents on the […]

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

    BAE Systems announced Monday that it has signed a ten-and-a-half-year contract extension to provide combat systems integration services for Royal Navy’s in-service and future platforms. The contract includes, among others, Type 45 destroyers, the new Queen Elizabeth (QE) Class aircraft carriers, and the future Type 26 Global Combat Ships. According to BAE Systems, the contract is a […]

  • 5 July 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Training & Education

    American global aerospace and defense company Lockeed Martin, which is in charge of manufacturing the next-generation F-35B stealth fighter jet, recently explained how the new aircraft will be taking off from the Royal Navy’s Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers using the ski jump.     For more than 30 years, the UK has used the ski […]

  • 3 November 2011
    Industry news

    Xpedite GOC Ltd has recently been awarded the contract to support the activities the Ministry of Defence – Queen Elizabeth Class (QEC) RCM Project. The new QE Class is currently being built at shipyards around the country; HMS Queen Elizabeth and Prince of Wales are the future flagships of the Naval Fleet. The Project decided […]

  • 18 November 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    HMS Prince of Wales, the Royal Navy’s second aircraft carrier, sailed into her homeport of Portsmouth for the first time on November 16. It is the second time in two years the city has welcomed one of the UK’s new carriers, following HMS Queen Elizabeth’s arrival in August 2017. Captain Darren Houston, the Commanding Officer […]

  • 30 October 2017

    Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth left her home port for the first time on Monday, starting the second round of sea trials. Leaving her jetty at Her Majesty’s Naval base Portsmouth on October 30, HMS Queen Elizabeth and her crew started five to six weeks of machinery and systems trials off the south coast […]

  • 31 July 2017

    Responding to the possibility of new UK aircraft carriers operating in the South China Sea, China’s foreign ministry said the deployment would only “stir up trouble”. Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang made these remarks after UK foreign secretary Boris Johnson hinted at the possibility of the Royal Navy’s new Queen Elizabeth carriers being sent […]

  • 20 May 2012
    Industry news

    The public in Portsmouth caught their first glimpse of the giant forward section of HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH, as it was loaded out of the hall at BAE Systems’ facility at Portsmouth Naval Base in preparation for its departure to Rosyth. Using a fleet of remote controlled transporters, a team moved the 6,000 tonne section, known […]

  • 21 April 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The UK Ministry of Defence has awarded missile manufacturer MBDA a total of £539 million worth of contracts for delivery of new and service of existing missiles in the UK armed forces. More specifically, the contract will see MBDA deliver the Meteor air-to-air missiles for the F-35B jets that will operate from the Royal Navy’s new […]

  • 12 August 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Royal Navy sent six sailors, from Navy command headquarters in Portsmouth, England, to integrate into Wasp’s flight deck operations to prepare them for their upcoming Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers. Her Majesty’s Ship (HMS) Illustrious was the last carrier in British service before being decommissioned in 2014 and will soon be replaced by its advanced […]

  • 24 November 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    A new £18 million contract for work on the Royal Navy’s Long Range Radar (LRR) was announced by UK defense minister Harriett Baldwin as she visited BAE Systems’ Great Baddow site on November 23. The contract will ensure the continued availability of Long Range Radar (LRR) equipment on the UK’s six Type 45 destroyers, including maintenance and repairs. The […]

  • 13 October 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    UK’s 820 Naval Air Squadron conducted ‘remarinisation’ training when all of the squadron’s personnel was reunited at the Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose for the first time in two years. Part of the process was building on their resourcefulness and resilience by undertaking adventurous training (AT) at various sites around the Cornish coast. The squadron are now embarked on […]

  • 4 July 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    After making the historic transatlantic passage and arriving to Britain on June 29, the F-35B Lightning II, flew over its prospective homes: HMS Queen Elizabeth, HMS Prince of Wales in Rosyth and RAF Marham in Norfolk on July 1. The carriers will provide over four-acres of sovereign territory which can be deployed around the world, travelling at upwards […]

  • 29 March 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    A new flight simulator for the F-35B Lightning II aircraft is now ready to help prepare pilots to take the real aircraft on flight trials on the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth next year. The simulator will test pilots’ skills to the limits as they practise landing on the deck of the new […]

  • 20 February 2012
    Industry news

    Production on HMS PRINCE OF WALES, the second Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier, has started today at BAE Systems in Portsmouth Naval Base – the future home of the Queen Elizabeth Class. Work on the forward section of the hull, known as Lower Block 02, commenced as Commander-in -Chief Fleet Admiral George Zambellas cut the […]

  • 20 January 2015
    Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    BAE Systems has hired Wincanton plc for the provision of full logistics and warehousing services in support of its UK shipbuilding operations, including its programme to deliver three new River Class Offshore Patrol Vessels for the Royal Navy. The long-term agreement, which starts with the outsourcing of all logistics and warehousing at BAE Systems’ sites in Glasgow, […]

  • 23 May 2012
    Industry news

    A huge section of hull for HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH, the first of the Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers being built for the UK Royal Navy, has left BAE Systems’ Portsmouth facility to embark on a four day journey to the east coast of Scotland. Employees watched as the large sea-going barge carrying the 6,000 tonne […]