Royal Navy launches River-class OPV Tamar

The Royal Navy’s HMS Tamar became the latest River-class offshore patrol vessel (OPV) to be officially launched when it was lowered into the water at BAE Systems’ Govan yard on Friday, October 12.

FEATURE | Indo-Pacific: are the British coming back?

The British Royal Navy looks set to make a significant reappearance in the Indo-Pacific after the long distraction of conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Australian decision to buy nine BAE Systems Type 26 ASW frigates is the latest in a flurry of indications suggesting the UK has an increased strategic interest in the region, kept alive through strong cultural, historic, and defence ties.

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