The Australian Frigate Competition: Getting the right ship for the right...

By mid-year the Australian government is expected to have picked a derivative of BAE’s Type 26 (designated GCS-A), Navantia’s F100 (F5000) or Fincantieri's FREMM to be the Royal Australian Navy’s future frigate under project SEA5000.

American nuclear missile submarine visits Faslane

A US Navy Ohio class submarine has arrived at Faslane naval base outside Glasgow, Scotland, UK. The visit, common between the US and UK, has been described as routine.

Belgium joins Multinational MRTT fleet

Airbus Defence and Space has received an order for an Airbus A330 MRTT Multi Role Tanker Transport, the same type used by the RAF,...

WATCH: Nuclear submarine HMS Trenchant smashes through Arctic ice

Royal Navy submarine HMS Trenchant has broken through the metre-thick ice of the Arctic Ocean to join two American submarines on major exercise.

Defeat of Islamic State ‘Within Our Grasp’ according to US commander

The coalition against Islamic State have made significant progress in Iraq and Syria, but investments are needed to ensure the gains endure, the commander of US Central Command said today.

Arctic ice camp SKATE supports British and American submarines

A temporary ice encampment built on a moving ice floe in the Beaufort Sea is providing critical support for three nuclear-powered submarines. 

Prime Minister Theresa May’s statement on the Russian incident

Prime Minister Theresa May delivered a statement to the House of Commons following the suspected use of a Russian nerve agent on British soil.

Technically the Royal Navy is growing, just not any larger than it was four...

Statements made by the government explicitly claim that the Royal Navy is growing, but are those claims accurate? Yes and no.


NATO’s Operation Sea Guardian to ‘shape waters of Western and Central Mediterranean’

Three NATO ships and a submarine, in cooperation with maritime patrol aircraft, E-3 airborne early warning aircraft and numerous associated ships and submarines, conducted a focused security patrol in the central and western Mediterranean Sea this month.

US Defence Sec: No change in Russian military capability in light of Putin’s speech

US Defence Secretary James N. Mattis said he sees no change in Russia's military capability in light of Russian President Vladimir Putin's recent speech in which he said Russia has nuclear weapons capable of attacking the United States.

Is Putin’s Nuclear Boasting for Real?

How seriously should we take President Vladimir Putin’s address to the Russian Federal Assembly on the 1st of March 2018, where he boasted about radical breakthroughs with Russia’s new nuclear weapons?

Violent Extremism and Russia top threats to Europe says US European commander

The United States and NATO are working together to counter the biggest threats to European security -- violent extremism and Russian destabilisation efforts, Army Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti, the commander of U.S. European Command, has said.

RFA Mounts Bay helps out Jamaican orphanage

An orphanage in Jamaica has received a makeover from personnel aboard RFA Mounts Bay, say the Royal Navy. 

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