First Overseas Deployment for RAF F-35B Lightning II Aircraft Announced F-35B Lightning II aircraft are set to deploy to RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus, according to an announcement today from the […]» 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.
Royal Navy to Lead European Baltic Sea Deployment in May Nearly 2,000 UK Armed Forces personnel will deploy to the Baltic Sea for a series of multinational exercises in support […]» Read more
250+ Military Officers from 59 Nations Attend Event at Portsmouth Naval Base The Maritime Combat Power Visit (MCPV) saw defence personnel from around the world descend on the Royal Navy. […]» Read more
London Conference on the Latest Advances in Robotics and Autonomous Systems at Sea As navies across the globe respond to ever more complex and contested operating environments, the drive to […]» Read more