Campaign to be launched to name a new frigate HMS Plymouth

A campaign has been launched calling on the Government to name one of the new frigates 'HMS Plymouth'. The Type 26 frigate represents the future...

HMS Ocean sea trials successful

Following a £65M refit that saw the helicopter carrier fitted with one of the most advanced RADAR systems ever put to sea (Type 997...

Babcock outline job losses in the event of independence

Independence would see thousands of jobs lost at Faslane according to a briefing paper issued by the defence company Babcock. It is being reported that...

Terminator to Taranis, robots on the battlefield

Military robots have featured in science fiction for decades but how practical are they in the real world, fighting alongside or even replacing humans? Military...

Brimstone missile impresses against fast inshore attack craft

According to a press release from defence giant MBDA, the Brimstone missile system has successfully demonstrated its Dual Mode BRIMSTONE missile against high speed...

Retirement planned for HMS Illustrious

The Portsmouth-based warship is to be replaced by HMS Ocean, which has just received a £65 million refit. A decommissioning ceremony will be held later...

HMS Diamond in final phase of Syrian chemical weapons removal

Type 45 destroyer HMS Diamond is taking part in the operation to destroy chemical weapons materials removed from Syria The ship, based in Portsmouth, is...

The Queen, Illustrious and an F-35 to be present at launch of new British...

It’s now being reported that in addition to Her Majesty the Queen launching the new Royal Navy supercarrier, the 70,600 tonne HMS Queen Elizabeth,...

UK MoD awards Thales £48m FASGW(L) contract

Philip Dunne, the UK's Minister of Defence Equipment, Support and Technology has announced that a contract worth £48 million for the demonstration and manufacture...

BAE indicate possible shipyard closure in event of Scottish ‘Yes’ vote

Ian King, chief executive of BAE, has indicated in a letter submitted to the Scottish Affairs Committee that shipyards on the Clyde would likely...

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