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Montevideo, November 18th 2017 - 08:25 UTC

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  • Wednesday, November 1st 2017 - 08:27 UTC

    Royal Navy forced into “cannibalization” to meet the shortage of spares

    The Royal Navy has 19 frigates and destroyers and seven attack submarines - but at times they lack the spare parts they need to go to sea.

    The Royal Navy seems to be copying some of its Latin American peers. In effect the shortage of spares for Royal Navy warships and submarines has forced the Ministry of Defense (MoD) to strip parts from the rest of the fleet, the National Audit Office (NAO) has found.

  • Thursday, September 7th 2017 - 08:34 UTC

    Clyde shipbuilding unions furious with MoD over building of new frigates

    Unions at Govan and Scotstoun yards said the work had been promised to them. Fallon said Clyde yards had already been guaranteed 20 years of work

    Shipbuilding unions have accused the UK Minister of Defense of reneging on a promise to build five new navy frigates on the Clyde. It came as Defense Secretary Sir Michael Fallon announced that five Type 31e frigates could be built and assembled across several UK shipyards.

  • Friday, July 21st 2017 - 09:33 UTC

    Cutting steel ceremony for Royal Navy's First Type 26: “HMS Glasgow”

    The last HMS Glasgow - a Type 42 Destroyer - was awarded the “Falkland Islands 1982” battle honor.

    The first of eight new Type 26 frigates being built for the Royal Navy has been named HMS Glasgow. The name was revealed by Defense Secretary Sir Michael Fallon as he cut the first steel on the ship at BAE System's Govan shipyard. The last HMS Glasgow, a Type 42 Destroyer, was awarded the “Falkland Islands 1982” battle honor. The new anti-submarine warfare frigates will be known as the City Class.

  • Thursday, July 6th 2017 - 19:29 UTC

    The plight of Ascension Island residents cut off from the Falklands' Airbridge

    The island, which covers around 45 square miles just south of the equator, is formed by around 40 volcanic peaks.

    Ascension Island, home to around 800 people, is even more cut off than it used to be after weekly flights linking the island to the UK were stopped - due to a dodgy runway and the wrong kind of RAF aircraft, according to a BBC report. The British overseas territory is the tip of an old volcano in the Atlantic Ocean, mid-way between Africa and Brazil. It's so remote, that when the Portuguese discovered it on Ascension Day in 1501, they didn't even bother colonizing it.

  • Sunday, June 18th 2017 - 10:52 UTC

    Falkland Islands: New terminal in 2½ years

    THE air terminal at Mount Pleasant is likely to be subject to civilianisation in approximately nine months, and be rebuilt, or extended or refurbished in two and a half years, stated the Chief Executive Barry Rowland at the public meeting on Monday.

  • Friday, May 26th 2017 - 07:49 UTC

    Falklands/UK airbridge has reduced flight time with re-route via Cape Verde

    The Brize Norton/Falklands MPA Airbridge has had a bumpy ride over recent weeks with delays on north and south-bound flights

    The United Kingdom MoD (Ministry of Defense) announced on Thursday that plans were in place to trial the Falkland Islands Airbridge flight via Sal, Cape Verde, on a temporary basis which would result in a shorter overall flight time and improved passenger experience.

  • Thursday, April 27th 2017 - 23:44 UTC

    Falklands airbridge working; no reply from Argentina on a second flight

    “For those who heard that the Ascension runway may be patched within a couple of weeks, sorry not true, it's going to be closed for a considerable period of time”  (Pic P. and J. Grimshaw)

    Falkland Islands lawmaker, MLA Mike Summers apologized on behalf of the UK Ministry of Defense (MoD) for the disruption that the flight diversion from Ascension Island had caused, but said he knew they were working hard to ensure proper arrangements were in place for the continuation of the air bridge with the UK.

  • Tuesday, April 18th 2017 - 08:43 UTC

    South Atlantic airbridge tends to normalize by rerouting to West Africa airports

    The Ascension Island runway needs urged repairs and accommodation for larger aircraft

    The Falkland Islands government has made further announcements regarding the South Atlantic Airbridge, which has been rerouted because of the temporary closure of Ascension Island runway, but now seems to be back in track to normalizing via alternative airports in West Africa. Ascenson island, in mid Atlantic, is a crucial call point for the long airbridge to the Falklands.

  • Monday, April 17th 2017 - 07:54 UTC

    South Atlantic air bridge rerouted temporarily; repairs to the Ascension Island runway

     Ascension Island is the normal call for the Brize Norton/MPA air bridge

    It's going to be a busny winter for the Falkland Islands. The government has announced that due to repairs required to the Ascension Island runway, the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) is temporarily rerouting the South Atlantic Airbridge via an alternative location. The UK air bridge from Brize Norton to the Falklands normally calls at Ascension Island both ways.

  • Wednesday, March 29th 2017 - 10:46 UTC

    Falklands was awarded nine MPA contracts in five years

    The question was asked by Wes Streeting, MP for Ilford North, who visited the Falkland Islands last month in a delegation of four MPs.

    The UK Ministry of Defense has awarded nine direct contracts to locally-based businesses in the Falkland Islands over the last five years including marine services, waste management, logistics and education.Harriet Baldwin, UK Under-Secretary of State for the MoD gave the statistics in response to a question in the House of Commons by Wes Streeting, MP for Ilford North, who visited the Falkland Islands last month in a delegation of four MPs.

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