August 26, 2019

Britain’s brightest brains design bionic commandos to fight future wars Young engineering graduates from the UK Naval Engineering Science and Technology forum (UKNEST), representing a wide cross-section of naval defence, technology and engineering organisations, were asked to plan a mid-21st Century assault by Royal Marines on an enemy missile site perched on a clifftop. They […]

January 26, 2019

Maritime 2050 has been published by the Department of Transport. This strategy sets out the government’s vision and ambitions for the future of the British maritime sector. Maritime 2050 is about anticipating the challenges and opportunities ahead and recognising the UK’s strengths so we are well placed to capitalise on them. Our ambitions and goals will […]

November 1, 2018

A new and improved version of The Naval Engineer has been published and is available on this website. Welcome to the new look TNE! The journal has been relaunched in this, the Year of Engineering 2018, and we hope you will agree that the new look and feel is bright, modern and accessible. We want […]

July 9, 2018

Muir Macdonald has been appointed Chair of the UK Naval Engineering, Science & Technology (UKNEST) is succession to Tony Graham, who has completed his term in office. Muir started his career in the Ministry of Defence, joining the Royal Corps of Naval Constructors in 1975. After a private sector secondment to BMT, Muir returned to the […]

January 12, 2018

The debate explored how the maritime sector currently collaborates to deliver maritime training that best supports business succession planning and challenged existing UK maritime training provision and funding streams. It also considered how the national ‘skills gap’ discussion could be simplified to encourage wider participation and collaboration from across the UK maritime cluster. Representations were made […]

September 15, 2017

Graduate representatives from UKNEST presented their ideas for future Royal Navy submarines to Sir Michael Fallon, Secretary of State for Defence, during his visit to the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) conference and exhibition at ExCeL.  Engineers and Scientists from FutureNEST had been challenged by the Royal Navy to develop futuristic submarine concepts through a […]

September 6, 2017

The Government has today announced the National Shipbuilding strategy that meets the challenge nigeria betting sites, set by Sir John Parker’s independent report and outlines plans to transform naval shipbuilding in the UK. Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said: “This new approach will lead to more cutting-edge ships for the growing Royal Navy that will be designed to maximise exports […]

August 28, 2017

Today’s submarines satisfy multiple roles in one hull but, in the future, the Royal Navy envisions operating a family of submarines, of varying shapes and sizes, manned and unmanned, fulfilling a wide variety of operational tasks. The RN challenged a team of young engineers from UKNEST to develop futuristic submarine concepts through a “visioneering” workshop.  […]

June 27, 2017

Aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth sails for the first time The Royal Navy’s largest ever warship today put to sea for the first time to commence sea trials off the coast of Scotland. In a delicate operation lasting nearly four hours, HMS Queen Elizabeth moved from the basin at Rosyth where she has been under […]

April 4, 2017

RFA Tidespring is the first of four new Royal Fleet Auxiliary tankers which will be customised, trialled at sea and have in-service support by A&P Falmouth as part of the latest contract between the Royal Navy and the dockyard. Cornwall Live report

June 10, 2016

The Defence Select Committee meeting of 7 June 2016 reviewing the T45 and T26 programmes Session 1 witnesses: Rt Hon Lord West of Spithead, former First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral (retired) Sir Mark Stanhope, former First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff, Peter Roberts, Senior Research Fellow for Sea Power and […]

March 23, 2016

Sir John Parker has been appointed as the chairman of the National Shipbuilding Strategy. The 2015 Strategic Defence & Security Review had announced the intention to undertake the review to “lay the foundations for a modern and efficient sector capable of meeting the country’s future defence and security needs” you could try here. Sir John has close associations with […]

March 2, 2016

A Secure and Prosperous United Kingdom. In his Foreword to the Review, the Prime Minister reiterated the need for national security and presented a compelling case for our Naval capabilities: “As a trading nation with the world’s fifth biggest economy, we depend on stability and order in the world.  With over 5 million British nationals […]