Government ‘hiding behind EU rules’ to offshore shipbuilding contracts say union

Unions have told Ministers that shipbuilding in Britain could face multiple yard closures in 2019 if they continue to use European regulations to avoid building support vessels in the UK.

Canadian Type 26 Frigate order back on track

A Canadian trade tribunal has rescinded its order preventing the federal government from awarding a contract for Type 26 Frigates for the Canadian navy.

Inquiry identifies ‘issues to be resolved’ with joint French-UK missile programme

The UK and French Governments have various issues to overcome in order to complete the FC/ASW missile project, according to a joint report published today. 

MoD advised to look at interim options to replace Harpoon after 2023

When Harpoon exits service in 2023, there will be a serious capability gap, until the potential entry into service of FC/ASW programme in 2030, warns a report published by the Defence Committee.

Glasgow built Offshore Patrol Ship Medway completes sea trials

The future HMS Medway spent 15 days in the Firth of Clyde testing her engines, manoeuvrability, sensors and main cannon, say the Royal Navy.

Report warns Royal Navy surface fleet must be equipped with anti-ship missiles to remain...

A report published by the Defence Committee has warned of issues facing the Royal Navy with regards to its heavyweight anti-ship missile capability.

NATO vessels train with Egyptian Navy at Sea

The ships of Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) conducted a port visit to Alexandria, Egypt from the 2nd to the 4th of December followed by a Passing Exercise with the Egyptian Navy on the 5th of December, say NATO.

Russian frigate conducts cruise missile drill in Barents Sea

Russian frigate Admiral Gorshkov has fired a Kalibr cruise missile at a target over a reported distance of 700km in the Barents Sea, the Russian Northern Fleet press office reported on this week.

HMS Queen Elizabeth returns home from F-35 trials

Aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth has now returned to Portsmouth after completing a number of firsts for the ship, notably F-35 trials.

Work completed on HMS Scott at Rosyth

Babcock International has successfully completed a significant work package – including an engine replacement – on Royal Navy ocean survey vessel, HMS Scott. 

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