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Royal Navy to order third aircraft carrier due to Russian threat

A leaked consultation document appears to suggest that the Royal Navy will now order a third Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carrier in response to a resurgent...

UK Defence Secretary: Royal Navy’s global reach expanding to unprecedented levels

The UK Defence Secretary has announced that the Royal Navy’s power projection capabilities are to increase such that Britain will have the power to defeat “any adversary” “on the seven seas of the world”.

HMS Queen Elizabeth – Culpable or Capable?

Since her departure from Rosyth, HMS Queen Elizabeth has already had shots fired across her bow even before becoming operational.

Lariam: “a drug of last resort”

A report by the Defence Select committee published today has criticised the MOD's use of the anti-malarial drug Lariam, opening the door for legal...

How much does it cost to run the Royal Navy?

The following list comes from a Freedom of Information request, the numbers pertain to the last financial year and are the average cost for...

F-35B enters operational service

After over a decade of development, the first squadron of F-35B's is officially operational.  The aircraft was declared operational by Gen. Joe Dunford, Marine Corps commandant in...

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...

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...