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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

USS Colorado Returns Home

February 21, 2020 – The Virginia-class fast-attack submarine USS Colorado (SSN 788) returned from its maiden deployment to its homeport at Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Connecticut, Feb. 20. Under the command of Capt. Jason Geddes, Colorado returns from a deployment to the U.S. European Command area of responsibility where it executed the chief of naval operations’ maritime…

Read More