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  • Sunday, February 1st 2015 - 22:32 UTC

    Chancellor Osborne announces new shipbuilding strategy for the Royal Navy

    At Portsmouth Naval Base the Chancellor was given a tour of the waterfront to see where the new Queen Elizabeth-class carriers will be based

    Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne announced at Portsmouth Naval Base a new national shipbuilding strategy in advance of a decision later this year on orders for the brand new Type 26 Global Combat Ship. The Chancellor also announced that these multi-million pound ships will be based at the Navy bases in Portsmouth and Plymouth.

  • Wednesday, December 10th 2014 - 21:48 UTC

    HMS Dragon confirms “commitment to UK/Chile defense relationship”

    Ambassador Fiona Clouder with First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir George Zambellas, and UK's Defence Attaché, Coronel Angus MacLeod.

    The UK showed its commitment to the UK/Chile defense relationship by sending a Royal Naval ship and the First Sea Lord to Exponaval 2014. The Type 45 Destroyer, HMS Dragon, made its first visit to Chile since commissioning and this was an opportune time for both navies to discuss their future modernization plans and acknowledge the important historic and enduring links between the two Services.

  • Friday, December 5th 2014 - 06:01 UTC

    HMS Dragon in Chile; Argentine media recalls Mercosur ban on RN vessels

     The Type 45 destroyer is one of the most modern vessels of the Royal Navy and is currently on South Atlantic deployment

    Argentine media is reporting that HMS Dragon, Type 45 destroyer and one of the most modern vessels in the Royal Navy is currently in Valparaiso, Chile attending the Exponaval 2014, one of the main naval and maritime exhibition events in the Southern hemisphere.

  • Tuesday, December 2nd 2014 - 05:42 UTC

    First Sea Lord and Royal New Zealand Navy chief at Chilean maritime Expo

    The ExpoNaval in Viña del Mar has 140 exhibitors from the naval and maritime industries and representatives from 80 countries

    Beginning on Tuesday and until Friday the Chilean port of Viña del Mar will host the ninth edition of the very successful ExpoNaval, which besides its emphasis on naval defense, for the fourth time running will be combined with a maritime and port exhibition: Trans-Port 2014.

  • Saturday, July 5th 2014 - 08:59 UTC

    Queen Elizabeth christens new aircraft carrier; the largest ship built for the Royal Navy

     At 280 meters long she has a flight deck the size of 60 tennis courts and is fitted with a long range 3D radar that can track 1.000 targets at the time

    The Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier has been officially named by Her Majesty the Queen at a ceremony in Scotland on Friday. Hundreds of workers who have helped to build the HMS Queen Elizabeth, along with the ship’s company, joined the Prime Minister, Defence Secretary, military Chiefs and dignitaries to witness Her Majesty christen her namesake with a bottle of whisky.

  • Tuesday, February 11th 2014 - 23:59 UTC

    First Sea Lord warns the Royal Navy faces “the fight of our generation”

    “Make the Royal Navy ‘un-credible’, and we cease to be a first division player”, warned Admiral Sir George Zambellas

    Britain must commit to operating both its new aircraft carriers and replacing its nuclear deterrent if it is to remain a first division military power, the head of the Royal Navy has warned. Admiral Sir George Zambellas, the First Sea Lord, said the service faced “the fight of our generation” if it was to remain a credible force in the years ahead.

  • Tuesday, December 17th 2013 - 02:56 UTC

    UK investing in new generation of nuclear deterrent 'Successor' submarines

    The 'Successor' submarine is expected to replace the Vanguard Class from 2028

    The UK Defence Secretary has announced £79 million of investment in the next generation of Royal Navy submarines. The Successor submarines, which will carry the UK’s strategic nuclear deterrent will be the largest and most advanced boats operated by the Navy and their design and construction will be the most technologically complex in the history of the UK.

  • Thursday, November 7th 2013 - 16:16 UTC

    Plans to commission 3 new ocean-going offshore patrol vessels for the Royal Navy

    Royal Navy River Class offshore patrol vessels HMS Tyne, HMS Severn and HMS Mersey (MoD pic)

    Britain's Ministry has plans to commission three new ocean-going offshore patrol vessels for the Royal Navy. The new ships will be built by BAE Systems at their shipyards on the Clyde in a deal that will sustain jobs in the UK’s warship-building industry, and will play a key role in counter-terrorism, counter-piracy and anti-smuggling operations.

  • Wednesday, December 5th 2012 - 18:17 UTC

    Royal Navy has a new Fleet Commander, Vice Admiral Philip Jones

    Vice Admiral Jones and Admiral Zambellas (left) during the handover ceremony (Photo_MoD)

    Royal Navy has welcomed its newly-appointed Fleet Commander and Deputy Chief of Naval Staff at a handover ceremony in Portsmouth. Vice Admiral Philip Jones takes up the role from outgoing Fleet Commander Admiral Sir George Zambellas who will continue in his NATO role, Commander Maritime Command, at Northwood in North West London.