asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if the date for the coming naval mobilisation and review by His Majesty at Spithead is definitely fixed for 18th July; what is the number and description of each class of vessel which will be assembled there for review; if any provision is contemplated whereby Members of both Houses of Parliament can be present at this review as in former years; if he will place in the Tea Room a chart showing the position of the ships; if he will state if the regulations which yachts, passenger vessels, and other merchant ships will have to obey during the review have yet been issued; and, if not, how soon they will be available?
New state-of-the-art navigation radars will be fitted to more than 60 Royal Navy ships, submarines and shore facilities
The new radars are the result of a £44 million contract award by the Ministry of Defence.
The contract was awarded to Hampshire based Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems UK and will modernise ship and submarine navigation systems which are critical for safe navigation at sea.
Successor is the replacement programme for the Royal Navy’s Trident missile Vanguard Class submarines which form the UK’s nuclear deterrent.
The continuous at sea deterrent (CASD) has provided the United Kingdom’s ultimate security insurance policy every day for the last 46 years.
Since 1992 the 4 boats of the Vanguard Class have maintained CASD, ensuring at all times 1 submarine was deployed. As the Vanguard submarines progress to the end of their lifespan, the UK is looking at the next generation of submarines to carry forward the vital role.