Damen Multi-Role Auxiliary Vessel

From Damen During the Oceanographic Survey Vessel Conference in London, Damen Shipyards Group announced the introduction of a new range of Multi-Role Auxiliary Vessels (MRAV). The common theme running through the series is the provision of…

Buy American

This perfectly illustrates a dilemma that is both fiendishly complex and intractable at the same time; support your own defence industry and inevitably it means paying a premium because of smaller production volume, but buy everything from…

New Zealand Defence White Paper 2016

Always interesting to see how our partners and long time allies are approaching their different, but sometimes related, defence and security challenges. Click the image to read more. In addition to maintaining the Defence Force’s…

Speech: UK/US naval partnership 2016

From the MoD... In his first visit to the United States since becoming First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir Philip Jones spoke about the relationship between the Royal Navy and the United States Navy. Secretary Cohen, Admiral Loy, Ladies…

RN and RFA Ship Annual Running Costs

The figures below show annual running costs for Royal Navy and Royal Fleet Auxiliary ships. The average annual costs of operating only include those which are directly attributable to the Ship's Unit Identity Numbers e.g. Personnel…
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