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The UK's high-energy lasers could zap drones and missiles out of the sky

The UK wants to take down enemy drones and missiles with high-energy light beams. The Ministry of Defense (MOD) announced that it's developing laser and radio frequency weapons. Referred to
What was the Scapa Flow scuttling and where is Scapa Flow?

What was the Scapa Flow scuttling and where is Scapa Flow?

It marked the last fatalities of World War 1.
Imported US ice helped 19th century British officials beat Indian heat waves

Imported US ice helped 19th century British officials beat Indian heat waves

American ice proved a great success with the Anglo-Indians.
Watch Royal Naval trainees attempt to save the HMS Excellent

Watch Royal Naval trainees attempt to save the HMS Excellent

What a fantastic idea, a sinking ship simulator! This seems like an incredible way to get much needed high-stress training before you really need it! Only the Senior Service could have an HMS
Falklands war veteran 'forced out of navy over his sexuality' sues MoD

Falklands war veteran 'forced out of navy over his sexuality' sues MoD

Joe Ousalice launches legal challenge for return of medals taken during his court martialA bisexual Falklands war veteran who was forced to leave the Royal Navy at a time when gay people were banned
Outrage as £1,000,000,000 Royal Navy contract ‘could go to Spain’

Outrage as £1,000,000,000 Royal Navy contract ‘could go to Spain’

Industry sources suggest it could be linked to Brexit negotiations over Gibraltar.
The disturbing history of military marine mammals

The disturbing history of military marine mammals

Dolphins, porpoises, sea lions, orcas, belugas, and pilot whales have all been exploited by global military powers.
And all who sail in … it? The language row over 'female' ships

And all who sail in … it? The language row over 'female' ships

The Royal Navy is committed to the tradition, but academics say it could betray a patriarchal viewAnachronistic and patronising, or benign nautical tradition? The appropriateness of referring to ships
Boats to be given gender neutral names

Boats to be given gender neutral names

Officials at the Scottish Maritime Museum are now introducing a 'gender neutral interpretation' by addressing ships as 'it'.
300 British D-Day veterans to return to Normandy beaches after 75 years

300 British D-Day veterans to return to Normandy beaches after 75 years

'Britain must always keep the legacy of that special generation alive.'
U.S., U.K. embrace autonomous robot spy subs that can stay at sea for months

U.S., U.K. embrace autonomous robot spy subs that can stay at sea for months

Unmanned, autonomous robot spy submarines that are able to stay at sea for months at a time may be coming to both the United States and its ally across the pond, the U.K. Here's what we know so
Dozens of Saudi military cadets trained in UK since Yemen intervention

Dozens of Saudi military cadets trained in UK since Yemen intervention

FOI findings show majority of cadets have been training at Britannia Royal Naval CollegeDozens of Saudi officers have been trained at prestigious British military colleges since the Saudi intervention
MoD criticised over £500m cost of storing obsolete submarines

MoD criticised over £500m cost of storing obsolete submarines

Failure puts UK’s reputation as responsible nuclear power at risk, auditors sayStorage of obsolete nuclear submarines has cost the UK taxpayer £500m because of “dismal” failings in the government’s
Iceberg the size of a city found by Royal Navy

Iceberg the size of a city found by Royal Navy

Captain Matty Syrett described its size as 'astonishing'.
Navy crew saves 27 from flaming merchant ship in eight-hour rescue

Navy crew saves 27 from flaming merchant ship in eight-hour rescue

The engine of their lifeboat had been damaged, leaving them 'bobbing around like a cork in a bathtub' next to the fire.
Spanish warships ordered British boats out of Gibraltar’s waters

Spanish warships ordered British boats out of Gibraltar’s waters

Royal Navy vessels were deployed in response to the 'foolish' stand-off which took place in British territory.
Spanish warship orders Gibraltar boats to leave British waters

Spanish warship orders Gibraltar boats to leave British waters

Royal Navy sends boats after threat to commercial vessels anchored off UK territory A Spanish warship has ordered commercial vessels to leave British waters, Gibraltar’s government said.The warship’s
Hammond's trip to China scuppered by Williamson's 'gunboat diplomacy'

Hammond's trip to China scuppered by Williamson's 'gunboat diplomacy'

Beijing reportedly scrapped plans for chancellor’s visit after defence secretary’s remarksPhilip Hammond is not going to China this weekend for trade talks, following reports that Beijing scuppered
We love this cheesy Valentine’s Day message from the Armed Forces

We love this cheesy Valentine’s Day message from the Armed Forces

The video was created to acknowledge the 11,000 members of Armed Forces who won't be home with their loved ones tomorrow.
Royal Navy nuclear sub in near-miss with ferry off UK coast

Royal Navy nuclear sub in near-miss with ferry off UK coast

The ferry has the capacity for 1,300 passengers and 660 cars.