BAE Systems secures Future Maritime Support Program contracts worth over £1 billion

April 2, 2021 – BAE Systems will retain its key role supporting the Royal Navy at Portsmouth Naval Base, with the Company securing two contracts as part of the Ministry of Defence’s (MOD) Future Maritime Support Program (FMSP) competition. The contracts, worth up to £1.3 billion over five years, will commence on 1 October 2021 following a transition period. BAE…

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Dreadnought-class submarines to get ‘fly-by-wire’ technology

April 1, 2021 – Fly-by-wire technology in aircraft will be introduced to the Navy’s next-generation submarines. The same thinking behind digital cockpits in 21st Century aircraft and helicopters will control key aspects of the Dreadnought class of submarines beneath the waves including heading, pitch, depth and buoyancy. Four of the boats are being built by BAE Systems to replace the…

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UK Nuclear Deterrence Policy

March 17, 2021 – For over 60 years, the UK’s independent nuclear deterrent has existed to deter the most extreme threats to our national security and way of life. Since 1969, the deterrent has been delivered by the Royal Navy, with at least one nuclear-armed ballistic missile submarine patrolling the seas undetected at all times. Their purpose is to preserve…

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20 Years After 9/11, Royal Navy Finally Getting Heavy Machine Guns

February 9, 2021 – There’s an extra layer of defence around HMS Lancaster and her 200 crew to keep her foes at bay. The Portsmouth-based warship has been fitted with heavy machine-guns to fend off small, fast-attack craft – guns tested for the first time off the South Coast this week as the ‘Queen’s Frigate’ shakes off winter cobwebs. After…

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