Babcock awarded 10-year contract for dry docking Royal Navy aircraft carriers at Rosyth
Number 1 dry dock in Rosyth has been selected as the facility for all maintenance and repairs that cannot be done when the Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers are afloat.More
UK to purchase at least 74 F-35 jets
It was revealed yesterday that the MoD is in negotiations with the F-35 Joint Project Office to buy another tranche of F-35 jets. This second batch will consist of 26 aircraft, in addition to the 48 already under contract.
Royal Navy and partners rehearse protecting NATO’s Northern Flank from Russian attack
NATO Exercise Cold Response 2022 (CR22), the largest cold-weather exercise in Norway since the 1980s began this week. In this photo and video essay, we look at the naval aspects, the strategic context and Royal Navy participation.
How to Build an Aircraft Carrier – Book Review
£20.50 (Hardback) | £12.99 (Kindle) | £8.79 (Paperback – May 2022)
Documentary filmmaker and anthropologist, Chris Terrill’s book, “How to Build an Aircraft Carrier” details the early years of HMS Queen Elizabeth. The author was onboard for her first voyage and sea trials in 2017 and the Westlant 18 deployment the following year.
HMS Prince of Wales into the spotlight
2022 will see HMS Prince of Wales begin to get into her stride as an operational warship. Here we report from a ceremony held onboard to mark the RN taking command of the NATO Response Force Task Group.
What did the 2021 Carrier Strike Group deployment achieve?
After more than 7 months away, the carrier strike group has returned to the UK. While official channels rightly trumpet the many achievements of the deployment, here we provide a balanced assessment of the trip which has not been entirely plain sailing.
Photo essay – the Carrier Strike Group on the homeward leg
This photo and video essay cover the activities of the Carrier Strike Group on the final part of the 2021 deployment that took them from the Gulf of Oman, through the Suez Canal into the Mediterranean and back to UK waters.
Salvaging the jet – the race to recover the ditched F-35 from the seabed
On the morning of the 17th November, a UK-owned F-35B crashed into the sea while flying from HMS Queen Elizabeth. The pilot ejected safely but there is now a scramble to retrieve the wreckage of the aircraft. Here we look at the options available and the challenges involved.More