UK Joint Expeditionary Force Deploys to Baltic Sea

May 20, 2019 – Royal Navy flagship HMS Albion deploys to the Baltic Sea today to lead a multinational task group in support of European security. Thousands of UK armed forces personnel will take part in the first UK-led Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF) maritime deployment. HMS Albion carries the joint staff who will command the deployment – codenamed Baltic Protector…

Read More

Seven year contract awarded to provide mission-critical combat systems support across Royal Navy fleet

BAE Systems has been contracted by the Ministry of Defense’s (MOD) Maritime Combat Systems (MCS) team to ensure the combat management systems, tactical networks and shared infrastructures aboard 38 Royal Navy platforms will remain available, coherent, safe and secure. The Joint Support Solution 2 (JSS 2) program will maintain high levels of equipment availability, overcome obsolescence, and improve combat systems…

Read More

First Class training as 825 NAS embark in RFA Argus

Naval Air Squadron is at the forefront of training tomorrows Fleet Air Arm. 825 Naval Air Squadron (NAS) Commanding Officer, Commander (Cdr) Simon Collins, bids farewell to the Squadron Operations Officer, Lieutenant Rob Kenchington as he prepares to embark the last of five 825 NAS Wildcat HMA Mk2 aircraft in RFA Argus. This detachment of five aircraft and 90 personnel…

Read More

Accelerated officer program embark on RFA Argus

Whilst the world’s eyes were on the arrival of HMS Queen Elizabeth as she sailed into Portsmouth for the first time during mid-August 2017, RFA Argus, anchored off Portland, Dorset, prepared to embark a 35 strong group of Officer Cadets (OC) and Directing Staff (DS), making up AOP17 (Accelerated Officer Program), on board for week 6 of their training. The…

Read More