The construction of the first of five new Royal Navy Type 31 frigates is now underway in Scotland. In the brand-new assembly hall in Rosyth dockyard, the keel of HMS Venturer was laid in a formal ceremony marking the construction beginning for the ship.
The Royal Navy's Type 83 destroyer project, the replacement for the Type 45, will enter the concept phase early next year, it was announced in Parliament. Minister for Defence Procurement, Jeremy Quin was responding to being asked when the concept and assessment phase for the Type 83 destroyer would formally begin.
A special ceremony held at Space Command Headquarters, RAF High Wycombe marked the official opening of United Kingdom Space Command, with the first ‘Space Operator’ Badges presented to personnel.