Type 31 ‘Frigate Factory’ Unveiled in Rosyth

Work has begun on a huge hall for the Royal Navy’s next-generation Type 31 frigates – to build two ships side-by-side. Standing at 147 metres long, the hall at Rosyth includes 30-metre high ‘megadoors’ and will be able to accommodate two of the 138.7-metre vessels being assembled at the same time side by side. Babcock awarded a £31.5m contract to…

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Thales to Begin Phase Two of Maritime Mine Counter Measures Program

November 26, 2020 – Following the first phase of the program in which two demonstrators have successfully proven their operational performances at sea, France and the United Kingdom marked the tenth anniversary of the Lancaster House treaties by signing a joint contract for Thales to start the production phase of MMCM to deliver eight unmanned mine hunting systems (four for…

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Royal Navy Announces Engine Contract

October 26, 2020 – A marine engineering and propulsion specialist company has been awarded a multi-million pound contract to support and maintain small diesel engines onboard amphibious assault ships, mine hunters and other Royal Navy vessels. The £5.5m five-year contract, awarded by the Ministry of Defence, will see UK-based Royston responsible for providing diesel engine spares and technical support alongside…

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UK Awards Diesel Engine Support Contract

October 2, 2020 – A £5.5-million contract to provide support for small diesel engines onboard critical Royal Navy vessels, including amphibious assault ships and mine hunters, has been placed by the Ministry of Defence (MOD). Under the terms of the contract, Royston Diesel Power in Newcastle will be responsible for providing diesel engine spares and technical support as well as…

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HMS Severn Returns to Operations

July 1, 2020 – HMS Severn has returned to operational status after her crew completed the three-week Operational Sea Training assessment. While colleagues across the Armed Forces have been helping the nation’s response to the Covid-19 outbreak, sailors in HMS Severn have successfully brought the offshore patrol vessel to readiness after she left the active fleet in October 2017. She…

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