U.K. Royal Navy Takes Lead in Persian Gulf Shipping Protection Mission

The U.K. Royal Navy is now leading the international effort to protect shipping through the Strait of Hormuz, the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman following a change of command ceremony Thursday. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper lauded the Read More …

Faslane nuclear fears after 500 ‘significant’ safety alerts at Trident sub base in a year

More than 500 “significant” health and safety incidents were recorded at the Faslane nuclear submarine base last year, the Sunday Mail can reveal. Documents released to the SNP under Freedom of Information for the Royal Navy facility near Helensburgh, in Dunbartonshire, show Read More …

More than 500 ‘safety events’ recorded at UK nuclear submarine base since 2006

More than 500 safety events have been recorded at the home of the UK’s nuclear deterrent since 2006, the Ministry of Defence has revealed. Defence Minister Stuart Andrew disclosed the figure in a letter in response to a parliamentary question Read More …

HMS Queen Elizabeth is ‘running outdated Windows XP’, raising cyber attack fears

Fears have been raised that Britain’s largest ever warship could be vulnerable to cyber attacks after it emerged it appears to be running the outdated Microsoft Windows XP. As HMS Queen Elizabeth left its dockyard for the first time to begin sea trials, it Read More …