Market Lets Firms to Showcase Latest Submarine Tech

Leading-edge companies were invited into the home of the UK’s Submarine Service to show off the latest tech. More than 40 firms from the technology and innovation sector set up ‘market stalls’ at Clyde Naval Base – home of the nation’s nuclear deterrent, as well as the flotilla of Fleet submarines which protects it. That allowed them to showcase their…

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HMS Severn Trains Navigators off the Scottish Coast

Navigators of the future were put through their paces around the Western Isles, facing choppy weather and intense training. HMS Severn is the Royal Navy’s dedicated navigational training ship and has been off the coast of Scotland with her latest cohort of navigators. The specialist navigators course (SPEC N) is designed to train officers in directing task groups through the…

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Ammunition Loading Jetty for RN Surface Fleet Completed

The third and final jetty refurbishment to support the Royal Navy’s aircraft carriers has been handed over to its operators. The Northern Ammunition Jetty at Glen Mallan on the shores of Loch Long in Scotland was refurbished by VolkerStevin under a £67m contract awarded by Defence Infrastructure Organisation. Work began on the revamp in 2019 and the jetty will be…

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Royal Navy joins NATO’s major missile test off Scotland

May 15, 2021 – Three Royal Navy warships today join NATO allies in the world’s largest test of naval air and missile defences. Played out off Scotland’s Outer Hebrides and Norway’s Arctic coast, the three-week-long Formidable Shield 2021 will test missile systems, sensors, software – and the hundreds of men and women operating them as they demonstrate their ability to…

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HMS Queen Elizabeth Embarks Ammunition for First Deployment

March 15, 2021 – The Royal Navy’s Fleet Flagship HMS Queen Elizabeth has arrived in Glen Mallan, Scotland, as part of final preparations before her first operational deployment. Sailing in along the Firth of Clyde, the 65,000-tonne aircraft carrier has spent the last two weeks at sea testing and trialing her latest equipment, before berthing at the new Northern Ammunition…

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Bakker Sliedrecht to Reengine Scottish MPVs Jura and Minna

November 11, 2020 – Bakker Sliedrecht will replace the propulsion drives of the Scottish Marine Protection Vessels (MPV) Jura and Minna before the end of the year. As a result, the service life of the vessels will be extended and the Scottish Government can continue their inspections at sea. Marine Scotland, the Scottish Government directorate responsible for the integrated management…

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Exercise Joint Warrior

Exercise Joint Warrior is the largest military exercise in Europe, bringing together the Royal Navy, the Royal Air Force and the British Army, as well as forces from other nations. This massive multinational war exercise involves warships, aircraft, marines and troops from UK, NATO and allied forces. The exercise doesn’t only allow participating units to hone their specialist roles within…

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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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