The Royal Navy’s crucial support arm is looking at using drones to deliver mail drops and other supplies to ships in the middle of the ocean. The Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) – whose ships and sailors have supported Royal Navy operations since 1905 with fuel, food, spare parts, ammunition and other supplies – is looking into the possibility of crewless aircraft performing some of the more routine, lighter duties.
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29 Oct 2021
In a landmark deal, the UK has sold military vessels to Egypt for the first time in more than 30 years. The Royal Fleet Auxiliary ships, Fort Austin and Fort Rosalie, were sold by the Defence Equipment Sales Authority (DESA).
25 Oct 2021
All three Services from the Indian & UK Armed Forces are exercising simultaneously during Konkan Shakti 21, the most ambitious exercise conducted by the two countries to date.
30 Sep 2021
The UK and Japan have agreed to commence formal negotiations on a Reciprocal Access Agreement (RAA) to deepen the defence relationship between the two countries.
18 Sep 2021
BAE Systems and Rolls-Royce will undertake concept and design work for the Royal Navy's next generation of nuclear-powered attack submarines (SSN) which will replace the Astute-class.
01 Sep 2021
The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) today awarded contracts to four consortia to develop their bids to build three new Fleet Solid Support ships for the Royal Fleet Auxiliary and Royal Navy.
02 Jun 2021
Maritime defence technology company Sonardyne and uncrewed maritime systems (UMS) software experts SeeByte have been awarded UK Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) funding to enhance and extend the future operational capability of autonomous and remotely operated systems in challenging battlespace domains.
02 Jun 2021
For the first time the Royal Navy has driven a fast stealth boat in the Solent, controlling it remotely from land.
21 May 2021
UK Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has launched a competition to build three new Fleet Solid Support (FSS) ships to provide vital support to Royal Navy operations across the world.
26 Apr 2021
The largest concentration of maritime and air power to the UK in a generation will set sail next month, visiting more than 40 countries.