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Merlin Mk3 Begins Royal Navy Sea Trials

Merlin Mk3 Begins Royal Navy Sea Trials

The new addition to the Royal Navy’s Merlin family of aircraft has been conducting sea trials onboard the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Lyme Bay, operating daily from the Fleet Air Arm’s West Cornwall Base. The Green Merlin Mk 3 has recently […]


USS Constitution Commemorates 200th Anniversary of Dual Victory over Royal Navy

CHARLESTOWN, Mass. (Feb. 20, 2015) Sailors assigned to USS Constitution fire a round from the ship's saluting battery to commemorate the bicentennial anniversary of Old Ironsides' dual victory against the Royal Navy ships HMS Cyane and HMS Levant in its final battle of the War of 1812. The battle, which took place on Feb. 20, 1815 near the Portuguese archipelago of Madeira, was fought three days after the U.S. Senate ratified the Treaty of Ghent, which officially ended the war. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Peter Melkus/Released)

The crew of USS Constitution commemorated the bicentennial of Old Ironsides’ final battle during the War of 1812, her unprecedented dual-victory over Royal Navy ships HMS Cyane and HMS Levant Feb. 20 in Charlestown Navy Yard. Constitution Sailors fired the […]


Improving small arms training for the Royal Navy

Royal Marine with Glock 17 Sidearm

Case study from Deep Vision who pitched their ideas to industry and investors at the CDE Marketplace on 5 February 2015. Canadian company Deep Vision Inc was awarded a contract by CDE to explore a novel solution to enhance the […]


Scottish MPs lay down gauntlet over UK nuclear fleet

Scottish MPs lay down gauntlet over UK nuclear fleet

The Scottish National Party, which could play a key role in British politics following elections in May, called on the main political parties to scrap Britain’s nuclear deterrent on Tuesday. The SNP’s leader in parliament, Angus Robertson, told MPs that […]


UK Deploys Type 45 Destroyer to Gulf

UK Deploys Type 45 Destroyer to Gulf

HMS Defender has arrived on station to provide vital support to a US Navy carrier task group in the Gulf, using her world-class air defence weapon systems to protect the US Navy aircraft carrier, USS George H W Bush and […]


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 […]


 
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