UK Launches First P-8A MK54 ASW Torpedo

August 6, 2021 – A drogue parachute slows the descent of a Mk54 lightweight torpedo seconds after it was dropped by the new guardians of the UK’s strategic deterrent. A Poseidon P8 from 120 Squadron dropped the practice weapon into the Moray Firth – the last act in a simulated attack on a submarine. It’s the first time the American-built…

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RAF & RN Combine to Deliver Vaccines to Tristan da Cunha

April 29, 2021 – For the first time, the Royal Navy assisted the RAF and Strategic Command in a 6-day operation this month to the isolated South Atlantic island community. An RAF Voyager aircraft made the 8,000 mile trip from RAF Brize Norton to the Falkland Islands, via Dakar in Senegal to refuel, before HMS Forth sailed the 2,000 mile…

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Polish Navy Removing Second World War Tallboy Bomb

September 15, 2020 (Google Translation) – Two German sea mines from World War II were destroyed yesterday and today by mine divers from Gdynia in the Gdańsk Bay. Meanwhile, the navy is slowly making its way to remove Tallboy, a gigantic bomb discovered at the bottom of the Świnoujście canal. It is already known that the operation will be carried…

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Scottish home for Poseidon fleet reaches major milestone

July 23, 2020 – Facilities to house the Poseidon MRA Mk1 fleet have been handed over to Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S), marking a major milestone in the Poseidon program. DE&S, the MOD’s procurement arm, will take control of the £100 million strategic facility at RAF Lossiemouth, Scotland. Clocking in at over 33,000 square metres, the facility includes a three-bay…

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