MOD Announces £2 Billion Boost UK Submarine Program

Defence contracts worth more than £2 billion have been awarded to BAE Systems and Rolls-Royce to begin the third major phase of the future submarine nuclear deterrent program – Dreadnought. With the overall program supporting around 30,000 jobs across the UK, from design through to build, Delivery Phase 3 (DP3) represents the most significant stage of the Dreadnought program so…

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Norwegian Helps RN Prepare for Arctic Aircraft Carrier Operations

The Royal Navy’s new aircraft carriers are now more prepared for the rigours of Arctic operations thanks in part to ice man, Commander Harald Thor Straten, of the Royal Norwegian Navy. Cdr Thor Straten joined HMS Prince of Wales for a month during Arctic exercises, sharing more than 40 years’ experience of operating in the extreme cold. HMS Prince of…

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DSCA Approves Tomahawk Weapon System Support

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of the United Kingdom of Tomahawk Weapon System (TWS) Follow-On Support and related equipment for an estimated cost of $368.53 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Government of the United Kingdom (UK)…

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Amphibious Phase of Exercise Cold Response Begins

The largest military exercise in Norway in a generation shifts up a gear with UK Commando Forces spearheading amphibious raids in the icy fjords of the Arctic. Landing and raiding craft, plus troop-carrying helicopters are putting elite Royal Marines and their equipment on the snow-covered shores of northern Norway as Exercise Cold Response moves into its ‘business end’. Assault and…

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Great Scott – Survey Ship Breaks Deployment Record

Veteran survey ship HMS Scott has returned to Plymouth after a record-breaking nine-month stint in the Atlantic. The ship has hoovered up information spanning 400,000 square kilometers of ocean – that’s larger than Japan, Germany or Norway – the most ever collected in a 12-month period by the ship since she joined the Fleet back in 1997. Scott – named…

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RN & RAF Sharpen ASW Skills in Major NATO Exercise

The UK’s anti-submarine forces took their skills to the next level during the largest workout in the Mediterranean. For the first time two RAF Poseidon Maritime Patrol Aircraft from CXX Squadron based at RAF Lossiemouth joined the Royal Navy for NATO’s Dynamic Manta, two weeks of cutting-edge tech and training involving seven Allied nations in the vanguard of underwater warfare.…

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Another ARCIMS Uncrewed MCM System for the Royal Navy

ATLAS ELEKTRONIK UK (AEUK) has been contracted by the DE&S Mine Hunting Capability (MHC) Team to deliver a further ARCIMS uncrewed minehunting system for the UK Royal Navy (RN). The uncrewed surface vessel based system named RNMB HYDRA complements the 4 existing ARCIMS systems (RNMBs HUSSAR, HALCYON, HARRIER and HAZARD) being supplied to the RN for mine sweeping and minehunting…

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Classic WW2-era fighter joins Yeovilton’s growing historic collection

An iconic WW2-era fighter will display in tribute to naval aviators after it was snapped up by the guardians of the Fleet Air Arm’s history. Charity Navy Wings has bought a vintage Supermarine Seafire – the naval version of Britain’s most famous aircraft, the Spitfire – so it can appear at air displays as a ‘flying memorial’ to past air…

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