Tag: MOD

  • Royal Navy’s new CSG

    UK Royal Navy assembles carrier strike group for first time By: Stephen Kuper The UK Royal Navy’s new Carrier Strike Group (CSG) centred on HMS Queen Elizabeth has assembled for the first […]

  • UK retains OPVs

    Brexit forces rethink? UK’s Batch 1 OPVs retained as more Type 26 names announced by Richard Thomas The UK will retain three Batch 1 River-class OPVs for use by the Royal Navy in […]

  • Big boost for UK defence sector

    Boost for UK defence sector. New £1bn deal to support Navy operations will support over 700 British jobs for a decade, Defence Minister announces Defence Minister Stuart Andrew has announced […]

  • Poseidon capability boost

    The UK’s P-8 fleet will protect new carriers and submarines. Poseidon To Recharge British Maritime Patrol Capability Tony Osborne The UK is preparing to re-enter the long-range maritime patrol and […]

  • New frigates for RN

    Vessels will replace Type 23 frigates. UK signs up for first three Type 26 frigates By Richard Scott, London BAE Systems will officially begin production of the first of the […]

  • Royal Navy low on warships

    Further blow for Royal Navy Royal Navy ‘woefully low’ on warships Britain’s defences are at risk amid uncertainty over plans to replace the “woefully low” number of Royal Navy warships, […]

  • MoD, BAE talk frigates

    New builds could be delayed. BAE, British MoD Negotiate Schedules for New Ships Andrew Chuter With a near £1 billion (US $1.4 billion) demonstration phase contract on a new anti-submarine […]

  • Destroyers need huge refit

    The Royal Navy’s most modern warships are to be fitted with new engines because they keep breaking down. Type 45 destroyers: UK’s £1bn warships face engine refit By Jonathan Beale, […]

  • RAF hunt Russian sub

    The RAF currently has no maritime patrol aircraft of its own. RAF search after ‘Russian submarine spotted off Scotland’ An RAF plane is “conducting activity” off the Scottish coast, the […]

  • Navy ship yet to make a rescue in Med

    SAR not ship’s primary mission, says MoD. British ship sent on Mediterranean migrant mission has not rescued a single person The Royal Navy ship sent to join a Europe-wide mission […]