Ministry of Defence (MOD) sign

The MOD and its French counterpart have committed more than £17m to design a new system to improve how the Royal Navy tackles underwater mines.

A contract has been signed today by the international organisation OCCAR on behalf of the MOD and France’s Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA), with a Thales–led consortium that includes BAE Systems.

Royal Fleet Auxiliary RFA Argus at sea, steaming

RFA Argus has been honoured by the Defence Secretary as she heads back to the UK after supporting the fight against Ebola.

The Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship deployed to Sierra Leone from Falmouth in September. Her task was to provide vital aviation support and medical capability to the Department for International Development-led effort against Ebola.

BAE Systems welcomes an announcement by Prime Minister David Cameron confirming the UK Government’s continued commitment to sustaining national sovereign capability to deliver complex warships to the Royal Navy.

The UK’s submarine industry will benefit from £285 million of investment to continue design work for the Royal Navy’s next generation of nuclear deterrent submarines.

After a 32-year career, the last of the Royal Navy's Invincible Class aircraft carriers decommissions in Portsmouth.

There was jubilation at Devonport Naval Base on Friday, 10 May, as HMS Northumberland returned home from a deployment to the Middle East.

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"Intense human who have been burnt, to see survivors dragged along coughing up their lungs from bunker fuel oil, to see survivors in broken lifeboats. These are the dimensions of war, Which are Bitter, which are terrifying, which are morally impugnant, War is a nasty business. War is about suffering War is about violance." ~ Michael Hadly, Historian.

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