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Friday, May 17, 2024
RFA Tidespring underway

UK Royal Fleet Auxiliary Officers to Begin Industrial Action Amid Ongoing Pay Dispute

Officers of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) represented by Nautilus International, have announced plans for industrial action starting 1 June 2024, the union

31 mins ago
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Sunday, May 12, 2024
DVIDS photo of the Gaza pier being built by the DoD

UK To Send Contractors Not Soldiers To Gaza Pier

By Esteban Duarte (Bloomberg) The UK will probably use contractors in the US-led operation to deliver humanitarian aid on the beaches of Gaza rather than

May 12, 2024
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Thursday, April 25, 2024
HMS Diamond shoots down a missile fired by the Iranian-backed Houthis from Yemen – the first time a Royal Navy warship has intercepted a missile in combat since 1991.

Royal Navy Shoots Down Houthi Ballistic Missile Over Gulf of Aden

The Royal Navy warship HMS Diamond successfully shot down an anti-ship ballistic missile targeting a merchant vessel in the Gulf of Aden, marking the first

April 25, 2024
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Friday, April 12, 2024
The Ukrainian minehunters Cherkasy and Chernihiv docked in Portsmouth. Photo courtesy UK Royal Navy

Ukrainian Minehunters, Unable to Return Home, Face Indefinite Stay in the UK

The UK has become the indefinite base for two Ukrainian Navy ships due to Turkey’s blocking of access to the Black Sea amid Russia’s ongoing war in

April 12, 2024
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The DragonFire is the UK MOD's first high-power firing of a laser weapon against aerial targets. Photo courtesy UK Ministry of Defence

UK Military to Deploy Laser Weapons on Warships in 2027

The UK Ministry of Defence announced on Friday that the DragonFire laser weapons system will be operational on Royal Navy warships from 2027, five years

April 12, 2024
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Monday, March 25, 2024
UK PM Sunak at nuclear press conference

UK Commits Over £550 Million to Nuclear Submarines and Energy Projects

By Kit Rees (Bloomberg) UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is committing hundreds of millions of pounds to Britain’s nuclear deterrent and energy infrastructure

March 25, 2024
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Tuesday, March 12, 2024
HMS Diamond. Photo courtesy UK Royal Navy

HMS Diamond Returns to ‘Operation Prosperity Guardian’ in Red Sea

The United Kingdom is redeploying one of its most technologically advanced warships, HMS Diamond, to the Red Sea. The move comes as part of the UK’s

March 12, 2024
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Wednesday, February 7, 2024
HMS Richmond is a Type 23 frigate of the Royal Navy. Photo courtesy UK Royal Navy

HMS Richmond Takes Over for HMS Diamond in Red Sea’s Operation Prosperity Guardian

As tensions in the Red Sea continue to escalate due to Houthi attacks on commercial vessels, the Royal Navy warship HMS Richmond is stepping in to replace HMS

February 7, 2024
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Sunday, January 28, 2024
HMS Diamond in the Red Sea. Handout via REUTERS

UK Says Warship Repelled Houthi Drone Attack In Red Sea

LONDON, Jan 28 (Reuters) – A British warship, the HMS Diamond, repelled a drone attack on Saturday from Yemen’s Houthi group in the Red Sea,

January 28, 2024
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Sunday, January 21, 2024
HMS Diamond in the Red Sea

UK To Upgrade Warship Defence Missile System Used In Red Sea

LONDON, Jan 21 (Reuters) – Britain’s Ministry of Defence said on Sunday it would spend 405 million pounds ($514 million) to upgrade a missile

January 21, 2024
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Saturday, January 20, 2024
UK Royal Navy mines ship

Two Navy Ships Involved In Collision In Bahrain

LONDON, Jan 20 (Reuters) – Two British Royal Navy mine-hunter vessels were involved in a collision in a port in Bahrain, the

January 20, 2024
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Monday, January 15, 2024
UK PM Sunak making a speech

Sunak Wants To Desculate Red Sea Tensions

By Kitty Donaldson (Bloomberg) The UK wants a reduction of tensions in the Red Sea and that air strikes on Houthi positions in Yemen last week were

January 15, 2024
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Saturday, January 13, 2024
Biden Pushed Operation Prosperity Guardian Despite Strong Objections

Biden Pushed Operation Prosperity Guardian Despite Strong Objections

By Peter Martin (Bloomberg) President Joe Biden was vacationing in St. Croix on the morning of Jan. 1 when he convened a meeting of his national security

January 13, 2024
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Wednesday, January 10, 2024
Photo of VLS missile launch from a UK Royal Navy destroyer

Greyhound Day: World War II Combat Tactics Return To The Red Sea

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) When it comes to Army combat, few commands harden a soldier like “fix bayonets”. However, in merchant convoy

January 10, 2024
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Monday, January 8, 2024
Allied Warships Trickle Into Red Sea Coalition

Allied Warships Trickle Into Red Sea Coalition

by John Konrad (gCaptain) In the Red Sea, Operation Prosperity Guardian (OPG) is witnessing a gradual increase in naval strength. Led by the United States, OPG

January 8, 2024
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Tuesday, January 2, 2024
UK Royal Navy mines ship

Turkey Blocks UK Minehunters From Black Sea

by John Konrad (gCaptain) On Tuesday, Turkey made the controversial decision to block two British minehunter ships from entering the Black Sea, citing the

January 2, 2024
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Sunday, December 24, 2023
HMS Trent sails past a lighthouse

UK Deploys Warship To Guyana

by Sachin Ravikumar (Reuters) Britain will deploy a naval ship off Guyana later this month, its ministry of defense said on Sunday, as the South American

December 24, 2023
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Friday, December 22, 2023
US Navy Sailor drops the Spanish flag

Spain, Italy, France Decline US Command Of Red Sea Operation Prosperity Guardian

by Dmitry Zhdannikov (Reuters) The United States is assembling a multinational naval coalition to help safeguard commercial traffic from attacks by

December 22, 2023
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Tuesday, December 19, 2023
HMS Diamond. Photo courtesy UK Royal Navy

Royal Navy Destroyer To Join Red Sea Coalition As UK Warns Of Deteriorating Security Situation

By Sarah Young LONDON, Dec 19 (Reuters) – Britain warned that the security situation in the Red Sea was deteriorating and ballistic missile and drone

December 19, 2023
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Saturday, December 16, 2023

EU Shipping And US Naval Leaders Are Estranged Despite NATO Budget Boost

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain Editorial) Amid escalating tensions in the Red Sea, marked by attacks on Israeli and European-owned vessels, and ongoing war

December 16, 2023
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