The RAF’s new submarine-hunting Poseidon Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) has touched down for the first time in the UK. The aircraft is the first of a new £3 billion programme, including the purchase of nine state-of-the-art Poseidon jets, which will improve the UK’s ability to track hostile targets below and above the waves.
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07 Nov 2019
Portsmouth Naval Base has undertaken a programme of infrastructure upgrades ahead of the arrival of the UK’s second Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier, HMS Prince of Wales, the Royal Navy said on November 5.
05 Nov 2019
The HMS Pembroke minehunter vessel is back with the Royal Navy ahead of schedule and ready for action after a successful 42-week, £8 million refit at Babcock’s Rosyth dockyard in Fife.
04 Oct 2019
The fifth and final new patrol ship for the Royal Navy was yesterday formally named as work on HMS Spey nears completion. The ceremony almost closes the chapter on a seven-year programme which will give the Royal Navy a flotilla of brand-new patrol ships ready for deployment around the globe - Naval News.
02 Sep 2019
The Royal Navy HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier has sailed from her homeport Portsmouth on ...
29 Aug 2019
QinetiQ has won a £18.7m (US$23m) contract, Operational Assessment of Signatures Informing Susceptibility (OASIS), that will help reduce the acoustic and electromagnetic signatures of the Royal Navy’s submarines and ships and protect the men and women who serve on them from adversaries.
22 Aug 2019
In a recent announcement, the UK Ministry of Defence Torpedoes, Tomahawk and Harpoon (TTH) Project Team further detailed its requirement to implement an interim surface to surface guided weapon to replace the existing Harpoon missile.
19 Aug 2019
The UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) plans to assess the potential use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) for SAR missions under a program named « Drone Demonstration and Development Project », a recent tender document reveals.
12 Aug 2019
Advanced maritime defence technology company, SubSea Craft, will demonstrate its latest surface-submersible Diver Delivery Unit (DDU) at Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI), in London from 10-13 September 2019.
26 Jun 2019
According to pictures released on Boeing UK & Ireland Twitter account, the first Poseidon MRA Mk.1 (P-8A) Maritime Patrol Aircraft being built for the RAF is now painted and undergoing pre-flight preparations for its maiden flight.