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  • 29 November 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Chilean Navy frigates Almirante Cochrane, Almirante Condell and Almirante Lynch are set to undergo an obsolescence upgrade that will be undertaken by Cohort subsidiary Sea. The programme is being carried out in preparation for a major revamp of the Chilean Navy ships’ air warfare systems. The British company said it would fit the frigates with new […]

  • 31 July 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS Montrose has returned to Plymouth after successful machinery and weapons trials at sea, the navy said. Montrose returned to port three weeks after leaving dry dock where it spent three years undergoing a upgrade. The ship’s engines have been pushed to the limits and have propelled the vessel […]

  • 10 August 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS Sutherland returned to her homeport at Her Majesty’s Naval Base Devonport on August 10, concluding a seven-month deployment to the Asia-Pacific. Sutherland and her crew got underway on January 9, becoming the first Royal Navy vessel to operate in Asia Pacific in recent years. On her final stop en […]

  • 11 July 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    HMS Montrose, the latest Royal Navy frigate to complete her modernization in Devonport, set sail on July 7 for the first time in almost three years. The Type 23 frigate began her refit in 2014 and the opportunity was seized to fit her with the newly developed Sea Ceptor missile system. Sea Ceptor and the […]

  • 6 August 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The UK MOD has awarded contracts worth £80 million to upgrade the backbone of the Royal Navy surface flotilla, the Type 23 Frigates. A £68M contract, with Rolls-Royce subsidiary MTU, which includes a training and transitional support package, will see each ship supplied with four new diesel generators and associated upgraded power distribution. A second […]

  • 19 August 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS Lancaster welcomed her crew back on board as it is nearing the end of a two year overhaul. One hundred and twenty-nine crew of the Type 23 frigate HMS Lancaster have moved back on board the ship, breathing new life into the 4,500-ton warship following a two year overhaul […]

  • 11 July 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Royal Navy frigate HMS Lancaster is preparing to welcome crew back on board, two years after starting her overhaul in 2017. Upgrades to the ship included the installation of the new Artisan 3D radar, improved navigational radar and the new-generation Sea Ceptor missile system which replaces the now-retired Seawolf as the ship’s shield against air […]

  • 11 July 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Royal Navy Type 23 frigate HMS Northumberland formally rejoined the fleet in a rededication ceremony held at Whitehill Point Jetty in the Port of Tyne on July 6. In an unusual setting because ships are usually rededicated in their home ports, the location allowed more of the ship’s affiliates to attend the ceremony. Special guests of honor […]

  • 25 February 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The UK Ministry of Defence has awarded French defence company Thales a £19 (approx. $26.4) million contract to perform a mid-life update to the External Communications Voice Distribution and Management System (called KMY) for the Royal Navy (RN) Type 23 frigate fleet. Known as KRS (KMY Replacement System), this will replace the currently installed analogue KMY communications system, […]

  • 23 February 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    Having completed sea trials in January following a two-year refit, Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS Westminster and her crew started combat readiness drills. The frigate has flashed up her main gun for the first time in two years – putting down 23 rounds a minute – and welcomed a submarine-hunting Merlin Mk2 back aboard. […]

  • 10 January 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Royal Navy frigate HMS Sutherland and her crew started a somewhat out-of-the-ordinary deployment on January 9, getting underway from their homeport at HM Naval Base Devonport. What is special about the Type 23 frigate’s deployment is that Sutherland will be the first Royal Navy vessel to operate in Asia Pacific in recent years. Her deployment to […]

  • 10 October 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS Northumberland has welcomed her crew back following a major refit at the frigate refit complex in Devonport. Justin Mills, ship project manager, handed over the Type 23 frigate to the new Commander Alexandra Pollard. This is Pollard’s first command having previously served as the executive officer aboard HMS Richmond. Now that […]

  • 1 December 2017

    Royal Navy frigate HMS Monmouth returned to Plymouth on December 1, concluding a nine-month deployment. Since leaving Devonport in March, the ship has travelled over 40,000 miles through the North Atlantic, Mediterranean, Indian Ocean and wider Middle East regions. While on counter-narcotics patrols HMS Monmouth successfully seized three-quarters of a tonne of heroin and hashish […]

  • 24 November 2017
    Authorities, Vessels

    Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS Sutherland will be joining sister ship HMS Argyll as it deploys to the Asia Pacific region next year. This was announced by the new UK defense secretary Gavin Williamson who addressed the crew of HMS Sutherland Friday morning during a visit to HM Naval Base Devonport. The frigate will be taking part […]

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

    Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigates were given a major anti-air capability upgrade with the Sea Ceptor missile which was recently put on display to soldiers in charge of shooting down enemy aircraft. The HMS Westminster is in the closing stages of a major overhaul in Portsmouth Naval Base which has seen her become one of the first ships […]

  • 24 November 2011
    Training & Education

    HMS Montrose has visited Ascension Island as part of her mission to promote British interests in the South Atlantic over the coming months. The island has always had very strong links with the military ever since HMS Zenobia and HMS Peruvian first anchored in English Roads in 1815; these strong military links continue today with […]

  • 23 July 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    After concluding two weeks of exercises with the Finnish and Swedish Navy in the Baltic Sea, Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS Montrose visited Stockholm for a few days’ break. The Devonport-based frigate joined Swedish and Finnish vessels for Baltic Cross, the first exercise involving the three navies since Britain committed to closer military co-operation […]

  • 26 October 2017

    Several UK and international reports said the UK defense ministry is considering selling a number of its frigates and two amphibious ships to the navies of Brazil and Chile. Previous reports indicated that the two Albion-class landing platform docks were likely to be sold due to the UK defense ministry’s funding gap. Previously unreported were talks […]

  • 22 August 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The interim missiles would remain in service for a period of ten years.

  • 7 March 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy frigate HMS Iron Duke set sail for the first time this year having spent the winter in her home port undergoing a sustained period of maintenance. The Type 23 frigate, which spent the first half of 2016 on NATO duties in the Baltic and waters of northern Europe, is now headed for operational sea training […]

  • 24 May 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    A new anti-air missile system designed to protect the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carriers as well as other ships in the fleet has been declared operational, the UK defense ministry has announced. Developed at a cost of about £850m (approx. US$1.1b), the Sea Ceptor is the Royal Navy’s new short-range shield against air attack. Already tried […]

  • 22 July 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Two Plymouth based Type 23 frigates have met up in the Caribbean while deployed on operations.   HMS Argyll and HMS Portland met off the coast of Puerto Rico to transfer essential stores and took the opportunity to conduct ship manoeuvring training. HMS Argyll is at the start of her six month APT(N) deployment to […]

  • 19 November 2013
    Industry news

    Under a contract assigned by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD), Babcock will deliver an off-the-shelf communications electronic support measures (CESM) system providing an enhanced electronic surveillance capability for the Royal Navy’s (RN) Type 23 frigates. The seven year contract to deliver the Type 23 CESM system is effective from November. Babcock, teamed with principal […]

  • 4 September 2017

    As the UK and Japan defense ministries are stepping up their cooperation in response to the unprecedented threat posed by North Korea, the Royal Navy is sending a Type 23 frigate to Japan. In December 2018, HMS Argyll is set to be sent to the region. UK troops exercising jointly with their Japanese counterparts next year […]

  • 24 October 2017

    Queen Elizabeth visited Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS Sutherland in London on October 23 to mark the frigate’s 20th birthday. The Queen was welcomed on board the Devonport-based frigate by the ship’s commanding officer, Commander Andrew Canale, and First Sea Lord Admiral Sir Philip Jones. The visit after a busy year for HMS Sutherland, which […]

  • 8 October 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Royal Navy frigate HMS Kent formally rejoined the fleet in a ceremony on October 5, after undergoing an 18-month keel-to-mast revamp. The Type 23 frigate’s most significant upgrades included a new command system and the Sea Ceptor missile system. Replacing the veteran Seawolf across the fleet, Sea Ceptor is able not only to protect Kent herself […]

  • 24 May 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Chilean Navy has selected Lockheed Martin Canada to upgrade combat management systems on its Type 23 frigates. The company will provide its CMS 330 system which will now be featured on four different warship classes – New Zealand Navy Anzac-class frigates, and Canadian Navy AOPS and Halifax-class ships. Lockheed Martin was selected as prime contractor […]

  • 14 September 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Ultra Electronics has awarded Cohort plc’s subsidiary SEA a £2 ($2.6) million contract to supply transducers for the Royal Navy’s Sonar 2050 Technology Refresh program (S2050TR) to upgrade Type 23 frigates. Back in December 2014, the Royal Navy awarded a £27m contract to Ultra Electronics’ Sonar Systems business for the delivery of new hull mounted sonars for the […]

  • 11 January 2019

    The Royal Navy will deploy Type 23 frigate HMS Montrose to Japan later this year, where the ship will contribute to the enforcement of UN sanctions on North Korea. Montrose will be the fourth British warship to visit Japan and operate in the region in the past 12 months. Fellow Plymouth-based frigate Montrose will head […]