Massive section of Dreadnought nuclear submarine moved

The newest section of the first Dreadnought submarine to be built at BAE Systems’ yard in Barrow has been moved, as work on the first of class continues.

CH-53K King Stallion completes first sea trials

A CH-53K King Stallion completed a two-week period of sea trials in the Atlantic last month.

Frigate HMS Lancaster ‘ready for operations’ after years out of action

HMS Lancaster entered a period of "extended readiness" in Portsmouth in 2017.

Royal Navy warship availability now at 82%

The First Sea Lord advises that 82% of the Surface flotilla is now available, reflecting an arrest of declining numbers, it is also understood that availability is projected to keep increasing over the next 6-12 months. 

Fleet Solid Support Ship project update due in Autumn

In November 2019, the £1.5bn competition to build up to three Fleet Solid Support Ships was suspended, an update is due before the end of this year.

HMS Pembroke equipped with new mine countermeasures command system

HMS Pembroke recently became the Royal Navy’s most modern Mine Countermeasures Vessel after being equipped with a new mine countermeasures command system.

Icelandic ship Thor joins British frigates in Atlantic sub hunt

HMS Westminster and HMS Kent were joined by Icelandic Coast Guard ship Thor for the opening phase of Exercise Dynamic Mongoose.

HMS Queen Elizabeth and crew now ‘fully-trained aircraft carrier’

HMS Queen Elizabeth has returned home to Portsmouth for the first time as a "fully-trained aircraft carrier", say the Royal Navy.

HMS Severn operational again years after decommissioning

The vessel was originally decommissioned in October 2017, she is now back in active service.

NATO task group exercises with Turkish and Greek naval vessels

Standing NATO Maritime Group Two performed two days of exercises in the Aegean Sea with Turkish and Greek Navies at the end of last week.

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