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Scottish independence may force UK nuclear deterrent rethink

Scottish independence may force UK nuclear deterrent rethink

Britain’s future as a nuclear-armed nation could be thrown into doubt if Scotland votes for independence on September 18, experts say, raising serious questions about its future status in the international community. The UK’s Trident nuclear submarines are currently based […]


British Falklands warship towed away for scrap

British Falklands warship towed away for scrap

The British warship on which Argentina formally surrendered the island of South Georgia during the 1982 Falklands War began its final journey on Wednesday before being scrapped. HMS Plymouth could not be saved despite years of attempts to find a […]


Merlin Demonstrates its Mettle in Royal Navy Exercise, Deep Blue

Merlin Demonstrates its Mettle in Royal Navy Exercise, Deep Blue

Exactly one year ago, the first of the UK’s fleet of next-generation, anti-submarine maritime patrol Merlin helicopters was being delivered to the Royal Navy. The delivery of the five helicopters to the Navy’s Fleet Air Arm, upgraded as part of […]


Royal Navy’s Sub-Hunting Helicopters Enter Service Early

Royal Navy’s Sub-Hunting Helicopters Enter Service Early

The UK’s next generation of submarine-hunting Merlin helicopters have been put through their paces on exercise in the Atlantic Ocean after successfully entering service with the Royal Navy four months early. Embarked on HMS Illustrious, the Merlin Mk2 aircraft took […]


Royal Navy Tests Remote-Controlled Minehunter

Royal Navy Tests Remote-Controlled Minehunter

A remote-controlled boat that can search, hunt and destroy mines will be tested by the Royal Navy before the end of the year. The motorboat called Hazard – currently being put through its paces by a specialist team of sailors […]


New Offshore Patrol Vessels for Royal Navy

New Offshore Patrol Vessels for Royal Navy

MOD plans to commission 3 new ocean-going offshore patrol vessels for the Royal Navy. The new ships will be built by BAE Systems at their shipyards on the Clyde in a deal that will sustain jobs in the UK’s warship-building […]


Cost of UK Aircraft Carriers Passes £6 billion

Cost of UK Aircraft Carriers Passes £6 billion

The price tag for the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carriers is set to top more than £6 billion as the Government prepares to announce further cost overruns, according to reports. Defence Secretary Philip Hammond is expected to announce the projected […]


BAE Systems Secures RAN Gun Contract

BAE Systems Secures RAN Gun Contract

BAE Systems has secured a five-year contract to overhaul the Mk45 guns on the ANZAC fleet. BAE Systems was chosen as the sole source provider of Mk45 Gun In Service Support, Removal, Replacement and Overhaul services to the Royal Australian […]


Final Type 45 Destroyer Joins Royal Navy Fleet

Final Type 45 Destroyer Joins Royal Navy Fleet

The sixth and last of the Royal Navy’s new generation of Type 45 destroyers, HMS Duncan, has been formally welcomed into the fleet at a “christening” ceremony. Hundreds of guests, including families of the 190-strong crew, attended the event at […]


 
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