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  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • 12 August 2019

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

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 2 August 2011
    Industry news

      Planning for the fourth and last Vanguard class Long Overhaul Period and Refuel (LOP(R)), to be undertaken by Babcock at Devonport Royal Dockyard on HMS Vengeance, has reached an important milestone with the submission of the tender, following identification of the full work package requirement, for the three and a half year, multi-million pound […]

  • 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 […]

  • 1 October 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co. received a $392 million contract modification from the US Navy for the delivery of further Trident II (D5) missiles and related support services. The contract also includes missile production, D5 life extension development and production, and D5 deployed systems support. Most of the work will be performed in Sunnyvale, California and Cape Canaveral, […]

  • 15 October 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Ducommun Incorporated received a multi-year award from the Boeing Company to produce position sensors, also known as resolvers, for the U.S. Navy’s and U.K. Navy’s Trident Navigation System (Electrostatically Supported Gyro Navigator) used on U.S. Ohio-class and U.K. Vanguard-class submarines. Ducommun will manufacture the resolvers at its Carson, Calif., operation center through 2017. Anthony J. […]

  • 29 January 2013
    Industry news

     A new alternative system to traditional motor generators for electrical power conversion is to be installed on HMS Vengeance during the current Long Overhaul Period and Refuel (LOP(R)) being undertaken by Babcock, in a first-of-class project that follows some four years of development and planning. The decision to undertake this first embodiment on Vengeance was […]

  • 22 March 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy has awarded the American engineering company Charles Stark Draper Laboratory a contract to produce guidance systems for the Trident (D5) MK 6 fleet ballistic missile. The overall maximum value of the contract can reach $163,5 million if all options are exercised. Draper will also provide failure verification, test, repair and recertification of inertial measurement units, electronic […]

  • 25 March 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s fast attack submarine USS Virginia, maneuvered by the two harbor tugs in the above shown picture, visited Her Majesty’s Naval Base Clyde on March 22, 2016. Virginia, the lead boat of the U.S. Navy’s Virginia-class submarines, is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national […]

  • 11 April 2019

    The BAE Systems’ Barrow-in-Furness shipyard was evacuated on April 10 after a bomb was reported to have been found on one of the Royal Navy nuclear submarines under construction at the yard. An estimated 1,700 staff are believed to have been evacuated in the process. “Following an extensive sweep of the Devonshire Dock Complex (DDC), […]

  • 17 December 2013
    Industry news

    The Defence Secretary has announced £79 million (USD 128.9 Million) of investment in the next generation of Royal Navy submarines. “This £79 million investment is another important milestone in our preparations to build these world leading submarines.” The Successor submarines, which will carry the UK’s strategic nuclear deterrent will be the largest and most advanced […]

  • 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 […]

  • 9 February 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Weeks after receiving a $54 million contract for Trident (D5) MK 6 guidance system production, Charles Stark Draper Laboratory has landed another $58.5 contract modification for the same task. The contract for the guidance system production includes failure verification, test, repair and recertification of inertial measurement units, electronic assemblies, and electronic modules. The maximum value of […]

  • 9 September 2019

    US Navy’s ballistic missile submarine USS Nebraska (SSBN-739) launched four unarmed Trident II (D5) missiles in two tests off the coast of Southern California. The Ohio-class boat launched the first two missiles on Sept. 4, and the last two on Sept. 6. All occurred before sunrise. These test flights were part of a Commander Evaluation […]

  • 20 March 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    HMS Artful, Royal Navy’s first Astute Class submarine on March 18 officially started service with the Royal Navy after a ceremony at HM Naval Base Clyde. Since the 97 metre submarine was handed over to the Royal Navy by BAE Systems Submarines in December 2015, it has been conducting trials to prove her systems and equipment at sea, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 11 July 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy’s 39 junior submariners have recently completed their Submarine Qualifying Course (SMQ) at HM Naval Base Clyde. There to witness the occasion was Rear Admiral John Weale, Rear Admiral Submarines (RASM), and Gillian and Jamie Molyneux, the wife and son of submariner and George Medal recipient Lieutenant Commander Ian Molyneux. The Submarine Qualifying Course provides […]

  • 4 March 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    UK’s Defence Secretary Michael Fallon on March 3 announced additional £642 (approx. $907.2M) million of investment for the Successor submarine programme. New parts and facilities, as well as further design work will be funded by the latest investment which will help to progress work on the four new submarines that will begin replacing the Vanguard class, […]

  • 15 July 2013
    Training & Education

    J+S Ltd have been awarded a £6 million contract by Thales UK to provide a continuation of the in-service support for winch equipment and pre determined through put of towed array sonar equipment for the Royal Navy. The joint project will provide a decade of maintenance and repair for 17 different systems across the Royal […]