HMS Sheffield’s Memory Lives on With Gleaming New Memorial

With water brought all the way from the ocean where their ship now rests, veterans of HMS Sheffield watched her memorial dedicated – 40 years to the day she was fatally attacked. Penny Salt, whose late husband Captain ‘Sam’ Salt commanded the destroyer, anointed the new £15,000 monument at the National Memorial Arboretum with South Atlantic sea water. The monument…

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World’s First App Locker Launched for the Royal Navy

Much like an app store found in a regular smart phone, the BAE Systems App Locker solution provides a configuration management and governance tool, storing applications which have been though an assured process. Apps hosted in the App Locker can be subsequently deployed into the Royal Navy Shared Infrastructure onboard a platform. Deploying new functionality in this way enables platforms…

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Construction of Royal Navy’s New Frigates Begins in Scotland

The future Royal Navy fleet today started to take shape as the construction of the first of five new frigates began. In the brand-new assembly hall in Rosyth dockyard in Scotland, the keel of HMS Venturer was laid in a ceremony which blended cutting-edge shipbuilding with naval history. The construction of the fleet will support around 2,500 jobs both at…

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Royal Navy Ends Participation in Cold Response 2022

More than 3,000 sailors and Royal Marines were deployed deep inside the Arctic Circle – ashore, at sea and in the skies of Norway – to demonstrate the UK’s commitment to safeguarding Europe’s ‘northern flank’ against any aggressor. They joined more than 27,000 personnel, warships, armor, and air power from more than two dozen NATO allies and partners for Cold…

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Navy-led Task Force Trials Drones in Gulf

Solar and wind-powered drones have been tested in the Gulf by a Royal Navy-led task force to bolster security. Sail drones – which look like sailboards, but are packed with cutting-edge sensors to monitor activity – were trialed in the approaches to Bahrain by the team running Operation Sentinel. The multi-national task force – commanded by the Royal Navy’s Commodore…

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