Clyde, Rosyth, Appledore and Belfast yards could benefit from new Type 31 frigate orders

The Arrowhead 140's distributed build and assembly approach would see work going to Appledore in North Devon, Ferguson Marine on the Clyde, Harland and Wolff in Belfast with integration in Rosyth.

Babcock launches ‘Team 31’, selects Arrowhead 140 design for Type 31e frigate competition

Babcock Team 31 has today unveiled Arrowhead 140 as its design for the UK Ministry of Defence's new £1.25 billion Type 31e general purpose light frigate programme.

NATO warships visit Amsterdam

Standing NATO Maritime Group One vessels have visited Amsterdam during their exercise and training programme in the North Atlantic and the Baltic Sea.

Royal Navy Commodore takes helm of CTF 150

Commodore Steve Moorhouse has been appointed as the new commander of Combined Task Force 150 at a ceremony on Thursday. 

British and Spanish warships visit Israel

Type 45 Destroyer HMS Duncan and the Spanish frigate Victoria docked in the Israeli port city of Haifa at the weekend.

Russian submarine activity in the North Atlantic has ‘increased tenfold’ while Royal Navy suffers cuts

During an address to the Royal United Service Institute's conference on sea warfare, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson warned Britain must build up its military to counter Russian aggression.

UK to send Type 23 Frigates to Gulf as ‘an enduring presence’ from 2019

The plan to base a Type 23 Frigate in the Gulf will likely follow the same method used to station minehunters in the region, with the ship’s company flown out to take over the vessel on a rotational basis.

RFA Fort Rosalie visits Tangier

RFA Fort Rosalie has paid a rare visit to Moroccan port of Tangier. The oldest ship in the naval service with nearly 42 years under her belt, Fort Rosalie was launched as Fort Grange at Greenock in 1976 with a guard of honour of local Sea Cadets who included one Gerry Patterson. Four decades later he’s now her commanding officer – bringing...

Defence Minister welcomes first of new Royal Marine carrier-ready helicopters

Guto Bebb has announced the delivery of the first of a fleet of new helicopters designed for Royal Marine aircraft carrier operations.

HMS Queen Elizabeth ships crew finally meet the F-35B

Members of the flying control and flight deck control teams aboard HMS Queen Elizabeth visited Naval Air Station Patuxent River this week for their first live peek at the F-35B, ahead of the jet’s first trials aboard the ship this autumn.

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