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HMS Queen Elizabeth – preparing to operate fast jets

After returning from rotary wing flying trials at the end of February, where a thousand deck ladings were carried out, HMS Queen Elizabeth is currently in Portsmouth undergoing work as part of her Capability Insertion Period (CIP) in readiness for the next phase of her introduction into service, say the Aircraft Carrier Alliance.

Union warns UK shipbuilding jobs at risk if support ship contract goes overseas

The Ministry of Defence is to put the order for Royal Fleet Auxiliary support ship fleet out to international tender at the end of this month, diminishing hopes that they will be built in the UK.

HMS Cattistock returns home after NATO tasking

Minehunter HMS Cattistock has returned home to Portsmouth following four months in the Baltic sea with Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1 (SNMCMG1).

CAMM completes qualification trials from Lockheed Martin launcher

MBDA and Lockheed Martin have jointly completed qualification of the Common Anti-air Modular Missile (CAMM) from Lockheed Martin’s Extensible Launching System (ExLS) 3-Cell Stand Alone Launcher following a series of trials.

Royal Navy ‘keen’ to keep batch one River class ships

Rear Admiral Chris Gardner, assistant chief of naval staff, said that the Royal Navy is "keen" to keep the ships.

US Carrier Strike Group conducts live fire missile exercise en route to Middle East

Arleigh Burke class destroyers USS Farragut and USS Forrest Sherman, part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group, have conducted a live-fire missile exercise.

British warship HMS Sutherland arrives in Japan

Type 23 Frigate HMS Sutherland has visited Japan.

HMS Magpie now ready for first sea trials

Cork based shipyard Safehaven Marine have finished building the vessel the largest of a fleet of up to 38 new workboats ranging in size from 11 to 18 metres, for the Ministry of Defence.

HMS Forth officially commissioned into the Royal Navy

HMS Forth, the first of the Royal Navy's next-generation of Offshore Patrol ships has been formally commissioned into the Fleet.

UK ‘committed to regional security and stability’ in the Gulf says Defence Secretary

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson met with the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Mohammed bin Zayed, and his Emirati counterpart, Mohammed Ahmad Al Bowardi, reaffirming the 'historic and very successful' defence relationship.

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