Defense Ministers of UK & Norway Hold Discussions

The challenging security situation in Europe was the main topic when ministers Wallace and Enoksen met in in Oslo on Thursday 13th of January. Both the UK and Norway are deeply concerned about the situation in and around Ukraine. We value our close cooperation with our most important European ally, and appreciate this opportunity to discuss the security situation and…

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Bangladesh Navy to Procure Five Vessels from the UK

Bangladesh will buy five warships from the UK, in the meantime two will be built in Bangladesh and three in the UK. Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen gave information at a virtual press conference on Friday (5 November). Foreign Secretary Masood Bin Momen and Ambassador of Bangladesh to the UK Saida Mona Tasnim were present at the press conference. The…

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Maritime Partnerships Strengthened

The Royal Australian Navy this month joined key partners Japan, the United States and the United Kingdom for the Maritime Partnership Exercise in the Indian Ocean. Anzac-class frigate HMAS Ballarat took part in the complex multi-domain training, held in the Bay of Bengal from October 15-18, with ships and aircraft from the participating nations. Commander of the Australian Fleet Rear…

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Submarine training facility takes shape at HMNB Clyde

June 9, 2021 – Work is well underway on a new training facility which will secure HMNB Clyde as the central base for submariners in the UK. Last year the Defence Infrastructure Organization (DIO) awarded a contract worth £100-million to Kier Graham to deliver the works, which are expected to complete in early 2022. The Submarine Training Facility (SMTF) building…

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50th BALTOPS Kicks Off in June

May 24, 2021 – The 50th Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) exercise, the premier maritime-focused exercise in the Baltic Region, takes place in the Baltic Sea from June 6-18. This milestone exercise demonstrates a steadfast commitment to NATO and continues to change to meet evolving regional security requirements. Air and maritime assets from NATO allies and partner nations are involved in the…

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UK Nuclear Deterrence Policy

March 17, 2021 – For over 60 years, the UK’s independent nuclear deterrent has existed to deter the most extreme threats to our national security and way of life. Since 1969, the deterrent has been delivered by the Royal Navy, with at least one nuclear-armed ballistic missile submarine patrolling the seas undetected at all times. Their purpose is to preserve…

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UK Defence Secretary Ben Wallace Announces Shipbuilding Strategy

March 16, 2021 – Speaking at the Society of Maritime Industries Annual Conference, the Defence Secretary announced a refresh of the National Shipbuilding Strategy. It’s a privilege to speak to so many maritime professionals this morning. As an island nation, Britain’s trade has always depended on the tide. And at the turn of the century, the UK built an astonishing…

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