Declassified CIA files reveal the secret US plan to let the Argentinians take the Falklands from Britain. In a top-secret memo entitled ‘Solution to the Falklands Crisis’, the chairman of […]» Read more
Tag: Royal Navy
The Royal Navy is the UK’s naval warfare capability, known unofficially as the ‘Senior Service’. As of 19 March 2016, there are 77 commissioned ships (including submarines) in the Royal Navy, including an amphibious assault ship, 2 amphibious transport docks, 4 ballistic missile submarines (which maintain the UK’s nuclear deterrent), 7 nuclear fleet submarines, 6 guided missile destroyers, 13 frigates, 15 mine-countermeasure vessels and 22 patrol vessels. In addition, the Royal Navy can count upon 9 ships of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) and 5 Merchant Navy ships. The Fleet Air Arm comprises 174 aircraft.
The MOD has signed a £271M deal with Leonardo Helicopters to continue to support world-leading Wildcat helicopters, protecting hundreds of highly-skilled British jobs. The five-year deal with Leonardo will provide […]» Read more
The armed forces are reportedly bracing themselves for “very tough decisions” amid fears of further defence cuts. Delivery of new kit across the Army, Royal Navy and RAF could be […]» Read more