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New Bagger sights looming as Merlin design chosen to replace veteran Sea King
22 May 2015

Whitehall today plumped for another ‘bag’ version of the Navy’s long-standing airborne early-warning system – but fitted to a Merlin.

From 2018 Crowsnest Merlin will replace the distinctive Bagger Sea King which acts as the Fleet’s ‘eyes in the skies’.

PoW bow wow as front of Navy’s second new carrier is completed
21 May 2015

The forward section of Britain’s biggest future warship is now outwardly complete after engineers successfully attached the final part of HMS Prince of Wales’ bow.

The 620-tonne upper bow block was raised by the enormous Goliath crane and then put down on its final position on the front of the ship in the dry dock.