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Royal Navy’s first new Offshore Patrol Vessel formally named

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The first of the Royal Navy’s new Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) has been formally named in Scotland today. The 90-metre warship, which will be tasked with vital counter-terrorism, anti-smuggling and maritime defence duties, was named HMS Forth in honour of the famous Scottish river in a ceremony at the BAE Systems Scotstoun shipyard. The ship will Read More…

£278M for two more Royal Navy ships as work begins on the next

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Work starts on new Royal Navy ship as MOD signs £278M contract to build two more Offshore Patrol Vehicles in the UK. The Ministry of Defence (MOD) has signed a manufacturing and support contract worth £287 million to build two more Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) for the Royal Navy, safeguarding hundreds of Scottish jobs. Minister Read More…

HMS Mersey to extend Royal Navy presence in Aegean

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The Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has authorised the deployment of HMS Mersey to the Aegean in support of NATO activity to counter migration. This is a significant extension of the UK contribution reflecting our continuing commitment to tackle illegal people trafficking and migration in the Aegean Sea. The announcement comes as the NATO Secretary General Read More…