Shipbuilding

BAE Systems’ Ambush submarine ready for sea

Crew on watch in Ambush Control Room
Posted on 13 Sep 2012 by

It's not every day that a nuclear submarine is finished and ready for the open seas. In the next few days, nuclear attack submarine Ambush will be towed out of its builders yard at Barrow-in-Furness and set off on its first sea trial with the Royal Navy.

Employee of the month: Phil Burns

Phil Burns MBE in front of an image of the Queen Elizabeth class, one of the projects he worked on
Posted on 8 Mar 2012 by

Phil Burns, Engineering Manager, BAE Systems Submarine Solutions, took up his craft apprenticeship at a time when they were a major entry route to a career in manufacturing and engineering. Thirty-nine years later, he is due to meet with the Queen to receive an MBE for services to the defence industry. Here he talks to TM about his recent recognition and skills for success.