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The Eyes of the Future RN Carrier Strike Force

The British MOD is set to select soon the future Airborne Early Warning (AEW) system to be deployed on the future Royal Navy (RN) Queen Elizabeth II aircraft carriers. Thales UK and Lockheed Martin submitted final offers for the Crowsnest AEW solutions last month, competing for the £500 million ($761 million) contract.

HMS QE2 floats for the first time as outgoing carrier Illustrious...

The UK's largest ever warship, HMS Queen Elizabeth, has been successfully floated out of the dock in which she was assembled. The dock she vacates will be used for final assembly of her sister ship, HMS Prince of Wales, which will begin in September.

British MOD Contracts £250 Million for Sea Ceptor Missile Air Defense...

MBDA received a £250M production contract from the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) for the delivery of the Sea Ceptor air defence weapon system,...


The Royal Navy conducted a test firing of Harpoon anti-ship missile from HMS Montrose at the Scottish exercise areas in the Northern sea.

British Destroyer to Participate in U.S. Missile Defense Trials

Royal Navy Type 45 destroyers could join future missile intercept testing conducted by the U.S. missile defense agency (MDA). The tests wille valuate the role the British Type 45 destroyers could take in ballistic missile defense networks, particularly with its and its primary Sampson radar, the main sensor supporting the Sea Viper missiles.

Submarine HMS Ambush commissioned into the Royal Navy

The Royal Navy's latest, most advanced attack submarine was commissioned into the Royal Navy on Friday, 1 March 2013, during a ceremony at Her Majesty's Naval Base Clyde.

MOD Releases Funds for More Astute Class Submarines

// The UK MOD has committed £2.7 billion for continued work on the Royal Navy future attack submarines. The programme, which has been beset...

Construction of First Aircraft Carrier Set a New Milestone

Assembly of the first new Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier for the Royal Navy has marked another milestone at Rosyth, as the third massive Super Block (SB03) and second Lower Block (LB02) are positioned at one location, as part of the Assembly Cycle B – the second of three cycles undertaken by prime contractor Babcock.

Sea Ceptor to Upgrade Royal Navy vessels defense against supersonic anti-ship...

Sea Ceptor
MBDA was awarded a £483 five-year MOD contract to develop the Sea Ceptor, a new naval air defense system for the British Royal Navy Type 23 frigates. As part of the 'Future Local Area Air Defence System' (FLAADS), Sea Ceptor will replace the current Vertical Launch SeaWolf by 2016.

U.S. Marine Corps Negotiates Buying Decommissioned British Harriers

The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps have agreed to buy Britain’s entire decommissioned fleet of 74 Harrier GR-9 and 9A Vertical/Short take off and Landing (V/STOL) fighter jets - a move expected to help the Corps operate Harrier jump jets into the mid-2020s and possibly replace aging two-seat F-18D Hornet strike fighters currently used for night attacks, the Navy Times reports.

British Type 23 Frigate Argyll is back in Service

After a 13 months makeover in Rosyth, HMS Argyll, the Royal Navy’s oldest Type 23 Duke Class frigate is back in service following a £20m, year-long refit (The Argyll was commissioned in 1991). Among the new systems on board are the latest version of the Seawolf air defense missile system, a new command system, the main gas turbine, two generators, and on-board internet.

Update: NATO Coalition Attack Hits Libyan Air Defenses

Last night the joint task force 'Odyssey Dawn', comprising U.S. Navy and Royal Navy surface ships and submarines launched a massive attack against 20 Libya air defense sites, by 112 Tomahawk sea-launched cruise missiles and Storm Shadow air launched cruise missiles fired from RAF Tornado GR4s.

HMS Ark Royal Set on its Last Voyage before Decommissioning

After celebrating 25 years in the fleet commission at a special ceremony attended by HM The Queen in Portsmouth on November 5, the British...

Air Cushion, CATamaran Contribute to an Innovative British Hybrid Landing Craft...

An innovative high speed landing craft soon to be tested by the British MOD will enable the Navy to explore the feasibility of operating...