The Navy helped the United Kingdom Royal Navy confiscate a weapons shipment from Iran, Naval Forces Central Command announced Thursday. Read More
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Top Stories 2022: International Acquisition
This post is part of a series looking back at the top naval stories from 2022.
U.S. allies and competitors both continued to expand their naval forces with the world’s largest navies investing in new hulls and capabilities. Read More
U.K. Frigate Joins Norwegian Navy Ships Guarding North Sea Pipelines
A United Kingdom Royal Navy frigate is joining Norwegian forces operating in the North Sea protecting gas pipelines following last week’s rupture of two Nord Stream pipelines in the Baltic, the U.K. Ministry of Defence announced on Monday. Read More
U.K. Tracking Russian Warships Sailing Near British Isles
The U.K. Royal Navy shadowed thee Russian warships as they sailed past the British Isles, London announced in a Tuesday press release. Read More
First Sea Lord: U.K. Royal Navy Will Keep Persistent Presence in Pacific
The U.K. Royal Navy is returning to its historic persistent presence in the Indo-Pacific while at the same time ensuring its stature as the foremost navy in Europe, according to the United Kingdom’s senior naval officer. Read More
Top Stories 2021: International Acquisition
This post is part of a series looking back at the top naval stories from 2021.
This year U.S. rivals and allies made major strides in developing expanded naval capabilities from expanding aircraft carrier capability to developing new hypersonic weapons. Read More
U.K. Carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth Wraps 7-Month Maiden Deployment
HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08) and escorts of the Royal Navy Carrier Strike Group 21 (CSG 21) returned to their home ports in HMNB Devonport and HMNB Portsmouth marking the end of its seven-month maiden deployment. Read More
UPDATED: U.K. F-35B from Carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth Crashes in Mediterranean, Pilot Recovered
This post has been updated with additional information from the U.K. MoD and a statement from F-35 builder Lockheed Martin.
A U.K. F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter operating from Royal Navy carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08) crashed in the Mediterranean on Wednesday, the U.K. Ministry of Defense announced. Read More
New U.K. Royal Navy First Sea Lord Takes Command, Confers with U.S. CNO Gilday
A new head of the U.K. Royal Navy has taken command, the Ministry of Defence announced on Monday. Read More
Russia, China Wrap Up Drills Off Japan, Pledge More Joint Exercises
KUALA LUMPUR – A combined Russian Navy and People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) fleet concluded a sail in international waters east of Japan’s main island of Honshu and split off to their home ports on Saturday, all while being monitored by Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ships and aircraft during the voyage. Read More