HMS Queen Elizabeth powers up RADAR for first time

HMS Queen Elizabeth's S1850M radar has been switched on for the first time, marking a significant step on the vessels readiness for service. The S1850M...

Type 26 Frigate for Australia?

International competition to build the Australian frigate fleet is about to begin after Australia changed plans for their new frigate ahead of the release of their defence white...

HMS Artful due to begin sea trials

HMS Artful, the newest Astute class submarine, is currently preparing to leave the construction yard in Barrow-in-Furness for sea trials, before joining the Royal...

HMS Queen Elizabeth comes to life as first engine started

HMS Queen Elizabeth’s diesel generators have been powered-up, bringing the supercarrier to life for the first time. Minister of State for Defence Procurement, Philip Dunne,...

Royal Navy UAV ensures drug seizure

HMS Richmond has successfully used her ScanEagle unmanned aerial vehicle to locate and monitor smugglers and relay information to task force commanders. The frigate and...

Royal Navy using drones for maintenance

Defence contractors have started utilising small drone aircraft in order to survey Royal Navy ships, starting with Type 45 destroyer HMS Diamond at Portsmouth Naval...

Trident ‘whistleblower’ thrown out of Royal Navy

Able Seaman William McNeilly will not face court martial or further action after publishing his disclosures and going on the run, but has been...

HMS Monmouth completes refit

HMS Monmouth, a type 23 frigate, has sailed for sea trials after an 18 month refit in Plymouth having had its weaponry and systems upgraded. The Type...

HMS Ocean leads significant NATO force in Baltic

HMS Ocean plays central role in the largest maritime exercise of the year. HMS Iron Duke and HMS Quorn also attend. Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) is an...

Steel cut on HMS Medway as HMS Forth begins to take shape

Production of the second of the Royal Navy’s new Offshore Patrol Vessels, HMS Medway, has started today at Govan in Glasgow. The 90 metre OPV...

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