A P-8A Poseidon from 120 Squadron completed a prolonged overwatch of the Russian warship Vasily Bykov as it passed through the North Sea.
HMS Trent has been commissioned into the Royal Navy fleet during a ceremony at Portsmouth Naval Base today.
The aircraft carrier will be used as a testbed for un-crewed aerial vehicles.
Team 31 has successfully completed its 'Whole Ship Preliminary Design Review' marking the end of the engineering functional design phase for the new frigate class.
Progress on the Type 31 Frigate programme continues with work starting on a new build hall, or 'frigate factory', capable of building two frigates at once.
Construction has begun on the 57th segment of the 8,000-tonne HMS Glasgow, the first of eight Type 26 Frigates to be built on the Clyde.
Once operational in the autumn, the facility will take the total number of people working out of the coastal base in the north of Scotland to about 2,200.
The MoD has signed a £9.9 million contract with British firm Marine Specialised Technology for two new boats to replace the Gibraltar Squadron Fast Patrol Craft.
BAE Systems has awarded a further five contracts to suppliers worth more than £100m, as progress on the Type 26 frigate programme continues apace at the company’s shipyards in Glasgow.
The Scottish jetty is being upgraded to serve the Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers and benefits from the largest weapons storage facility in western Europe.