Royal Navy Nearing IOC for MCM USV Operations

January 13, 2020 – Unmanned mine hunters and survey technology will soon be on frontline duties with the Royal Navy. Specialist autonomous kit has now been handed over into military service and will be on live operations from March. Sailors trained in this of type mission will be stationed at HMNB Clyde, where the remotely operated kit, including submersibles and…

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British and Canadian sailors shared their experience in logistics and navigation training

November 27, 2019 – Scientific and methodological training according to the program of international military cooperation within operation “ORBITAL” took place in the Ukrainian Navy Command. Classes were held in two groups. The first was to study logistics, and the second was to conduct practical navigation lessons directly on the navigation bridge of the frigate Hetman Sahaidachnyi. During the practical…

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Cammell Laird Supporting Britain’s Hunter-killer Submarine Program

November 20, 2019 – Cammell Laird has a proud history of shipbuilding that stretches back almost 200 years, a large part of which is closely tied to Britain’s submarine fleet. The company’s Birkenhead shipyard was a leading centre for submarine production in the 20th century, with 69 boats built by Cammell Laird on behalf of the Royal Navy between 1915…

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Navantia and InfraStrata Sign MoU to Pursue RFA Contract

November 21, 2019 – InfraStrata plc, the UK quoted company focused on strategic infrastructure projects and physical asset life-cycle management, is pleased to announce that is has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Spanish shipbuilding company Navantia. This MoU is the first step towards formalizing a Teaming Agreement with Navantia, under which, both companies will work together on…

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Navantia-BMT Team Presents Fleet Solid Support Proposal

September 10, 2019 – London’s 2019 Defence and Security International (DSEI) exhibition has seen Navantia host the presentation of the Navantia-BMT team’s proposal for the program of design and build for up to three Fleet Solid Support (FSS) ships to be operated by the UK Royal Fleet Auxiliary. Navantia, participating in this tender in partnership with BMT, brings the necessary…

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Competition: intelligent ship – the next generation

1.Introduction 2.Competition Scope 3.Competition Challenges 4.Exploitation 5.How to apply 6.Phase 1 dates 7.Help 8.Additional information on related work streams 1. Introduction This competition is seeking proposals for novel and innovative projects that enable and facilitate the wider use of intelligent systems within future warships, with the potential for wider utilisation across defence. The aim is to start to de-risk and evaluate…

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History made as UK F-35s complete first operational missions

June 25, 2019 – The UK’s newest and most advanced fighter jet, the Lightning F-35B, has successfully completed its first operational missions. F-35s have flown alongside Typhoon aircraft on operational flights over the skies of Syria and Iraq, as part of the ongoing fight against Daesh, the Defence Secretary has confirmed. This follows a successful training period in Cyprus, known…

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HMS Enterprise Visits London

June 21, 2019 – Royal Navy hydrographic ship HMS Enterprise is making a rare visit to London. Whilst berthed in the Capital the Echo-Class Multi Survey Vessel, usually based in Plymouth, will carry out ceremonial roles as well as providing the public with an opportunity to get onboard. Amongst those roles is the Ceremony of the Constables Dues at the…

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Royal Navy Acquires Saab’s ASW Training Systema

May 14, 2019 – Saab has received an order to provide the United Kingdom’s Royal Navy with the AUV62-AT anti-submarine warfare (ASW) training system. Delivery is expected to take place in 2019. Saab has received this order in collaboration with the UK-based company QinetiQ. The order comprises of Saab’s AUV62-AT autonomous underwater vehicle system. This system is a cost-efficient training…

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Fourth New Royal Navy SSBN Named HMS King George VI

May 3, 2019 – The Defence Secretary has announced the fourth Dreadnought submarine as HMS King George VI ahead of a special service at Westminster Abbey today to recognize the Royal Navy’s Continuous at Sea Deterrent (CASD) over the past 50 years. The Defence Secretary has announced the fourth Dreadnought submarine as HMS King George VI ahead of a special…

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Continuous at sea deterrent 50: what you need to know

Known as Operation Relentless, at least one Royal Navy ballistic submarine has been patrolling the world’s oceans, unseen and undetected for 50 years. CASD is the longest sustained military operation ever undertaken by the UK. CASD 50 was officially launched on 16 January 2019 when the First Sea Lord visited HM Naval Base Clyde to highlight the 50 year anniversary and present Royal Navy…

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£75m to Revolutionize Royal Navy Operations

April 1, 2019 – Robots and autonomous mine-hunters are set to revolutionise Royal Navy operations after the Defence Secretary announced a £75million injection into pioneering new technology. The funding boost will be spent on two new autonomous mine-hunter vessels with cutting-edge sonars to enable remote mine-hunting at higher range, speed and accuracy in the Gulf, as well as a new…

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