In an announcement made this week, the MoD has said the RN will deploy a substantial force of vessels to patrol areas with vulnerable undersea critical infrastructure in cooperation with other nations. Here we look at the context of this action and what this may mean in practice
As the first Multi-Role Ocean Surveillance (MROS) ship is formally named and brought into service today, we have compiled a basic guide to the ship and its potential future operations.
The UK’s first Multi-Role Ocean Surveillance (MROS) ship RFA Proteus sailed from Birkenhead today following conversion work.
Conversion work on RFA Proteus is now in its eighth month and she is still in the shipyard. This former commercial vessel will become the UK’s first Multi-Role Ocean Surveillance (MROS) ship. She was purchased in response to the growing threats to critical subsea infrastructure and was expected to be operational by now.
HMS Scott will now serve in the Royal Navy for a decade longer than originally planned.More
Investigations by Danish media have discovered that in the past year multiple Russian civilian vessels have been conducting a detailed reconnaissance of offshore wind farms, gas pipes and power cables in the Baltic and North Sea. Here we summarise what is known and the implications.
The new Multi-Role Ocean Support ship (MROS) being converted on Merseyside is receiving her new paint job, name and pennant number.More
The offshore support vessel, MV Topaz Tangaroa has been purchased by the UK Ministry of Defence for conversion to a Multi-Role Ocean Surveillance (MROS) ship. She will arrive at Cammell Laird shipyard on Merseyside this week for conversion and will serve in the Royal Fleet Auxiliary renamed RFA Proteus.More
Speaking at the Conservative Party conference, Defence Secretary Ben Wallace announced that the first Multi-Role Ocean Surveillance Ship (MROSS) will be purchased this year and be operational next year. A second vessel designed specifically for this task will subsequently be constructed in the UK. Here we take a brief look at the context and implications of this project.