Maritime Defence & Security News

19 January 2023

£1.6bn MoD contract for Royal Navy support ships awarded to Team Resolute

A £1.6 billion contract has been awarded to Team Resolute to manufacture the vessels providing munitions, stores and provisions to the Royal Navy’s aircraft carriers, destroyers and frigates.

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18 January 2023

ICE Introduces its Thames Class Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) Design

ICE has for many years provided navy and coast guard ship design for clients in Canada, France, Germany, Greece, Romania, Thailand, the UK, and the US. Based on extensive experience from both commercial and naval shipyards around the world, ICE has recently developed a proprietary OPV design named the Thames Class.

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5 January 2023

Webinar on “Opportunities in Pakistan Maritime Sector”

The Society of Maritime Industries (SMI) and ADS Group are collaborating with the High Commission for Pakistan at London in organising captioned webinar which is scheduled on Thursday 12th January 2023.

20 December 2022

State-of-the-art simulator transforms research and development into marine and maritime installations

A state-of-the-art facility which could play a critical role in the global offshore renewable energy sector and clean maritime has been installed at the University of Plymouth.

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15 December 2022

New SMI Chair - Congratulations Brian and Elizabeth

The Society of Maritime Industries (SMI) is today announcing that Brian Johnson of BAE Systems has been elected as its new Chair after Russell Gould of Hensoldt UK, stepped down. Brian has a strong history with SMI having been Chair of the Maritime Defence & Security Group and more recently an elected board member.

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14 December 2022

MUK Awards 2023

Held for the first time in September 2019, the Maritime UK Awards are run by the industry for the benefit of the industry. From a judging panel of internationally recognised maritime leaders to an awards evening at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hull, the Maritime UK Awards are a unique and impactful way to showcase your business, and collectively, to celebrate a thriving sector. 

12 December 2022

MTEC Programme Information

The Marine Technology Education Consortium (MTEC) is a Masters level programme jointly run by Newcastle University, University of Southampton and University College London, all renowned in the field of maritime technology. It is designed for those who are in full-time employment and wish to up-skill. The MSc is accredited, contributing towards Chartered Engineering status.

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5 December 2022

The UK DIT, in partnership with SMI, invites you to participate at Sea Asia and exhibit at the show from just £300

We are seeking 15-17 UK companies who can demonstrate advanced technology & engineering innovation to join us in the UK Pavilion at the event in Singapore, April 25 - 27 April 2023.

1 December 2022

Solar Solve Supplies USNS Ship of the Future

The Team at South Shields based Solar Solve Marine were delighted when they heard that USNS APALACHICOLA (EPF 13) had successfully completed Acceptance Trials and Unmanned Logistics Prototype Trials. There are 35 of Solar Solve Marine’s Type Approved SOLASAFE roller sunscreens installed at the vessel’s navigation bridge and control room windows

24 November 2022

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Marine Autonomy Challenge (MAChallenge)

This exciting challenge is open to teams of students studying at UK universities. The first phase involves a video submission and the finals take place in November this year. Each qualifying team will be provided with an industry simulator to enable them to build the autonomous behaviours required to achieve a series of challenges.

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