Transfer of the General Staff from Atalanta to Rota

March 29, 2019 (Google Translation) – The transfer of the OHQ from the European anti-piracy operation Atalante, from Northwood to Rota, took place on 29 March in Rota in the presence of the commanders of the operation leaving and taking, the General (RM UK) Charlie Stickland and Vice Admiral (ESP) Antonio Martorelli Lacave. Admiral Prazuck, Chief of Staff of the Navy, represented the Minister of Armed Forces, Florence Parly, to mark the commitment of France in this operation, which allows the European Union to be present in this strategic area…

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EUNAVFOR Bureaucracy in Marchwood Moving to Rota and Brest

March 25, 2019 – The Operational Headquarters (OHQ) for EU NAVFOR is in the final stages of its move from Northwood, UK to Rota, Spain and to Brest, France. The handover will take place on the 29th March 2019. To commemorate the imminent move of the OHQ in Northwood and the Transfer of Authority to OHQ Rota the Operation Commander, Major General Charlie Stickland welcomed guests from the EU, the UK Ministry of Defence, the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office and from the Maritime Industry. Both the Chairman of the…

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Space sector to benefit from multi-million pound work on UK alternative to Galileo

August 29, 2018 – UK industry will benefit from a £92 million injection to design a national alternative to the EU’s system, ensuring UK security post Brexit. The money has been allocated from the £3 billion Brexit readiness fund announced at last year’s Budget and will be rolled out over the coming months. Satellite navigation systems like GPS are increasingly important for commercial, military and other critical applications, from guiding aircraft, ships and emergency services to helping millions of people find their way on car journeys. A recent government study…

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