Babcock bid to build British polar research ship

Babcock has confirmed it is bidding to construct the new UK polar flagship at its shipyard in Appledore, North Devon. In April 2014, chancellor George Osborne announced that...

HMS Dauntless deploys to the Gulf

The Type 45 destroyer will make several stops in the Mediterranean for training as well as visiting ports in a number of Gulf States...

Britain to have permanent naval base in Gulf

Britain will establish its first permanent military base in the Middle East since it formally withdrew from the region in 1971. A deal signed at...

Frigates will be built on the Clyde

The Defence Secretary has confirmed the UK's new Type 26 Frigates will be built on the Clyde after media speculation the contract could go...

Ministry of Defence clarify Queen Elizabeth class carrier F-35 plans

The Ministry of Defence have clarified the details surrounding the Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers and their complement of F-35B strike aircraft. The following...

HMS Argyll intercepts drug smugglers at sea

The Royal Navy frigate has reportedly seized £36m worth of cocaine from a vessel following a midnight chase across the Caribbean. This is the...

Two more submarines to be based at Faslane

Two of the Royal Navy's Trafalgar Class nuclear powered but not nuclear armed submarines will be moved to the Clyde from Devonport, the Defence...

HMS Montrose upgrade programme begins

Babcock has started upgrading the Type 23 frigate HMS Montrose at its Devonport dockyard. The work to be undertaken on the whole fleet, is a...

HMS Duncan fires first missile

HMS Duncan has, for the first time, fired an Aster missile. The vessel downed a drone over the Scottish coast. Lieutenant Jacqui Orr said: ‘The speed...

Work begins on new British patrol vessels in Glasgow

Work started on Friday on the first of three new offshore patrol vessels for the Royal Navy as the first steel is cut on HMS Forth...

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