1998 - F.M.R.O. taken over by Fleet Support Limited
23rd February. Vosper Thornycroft signed an agreement to begin a 125 year lease of part of the Naval Base.
28th February. The Fleet Maintenance and Repair Organisation (FMRO) was taken over by Fleet Support Limited (FSL), the company formed by BAE (Systems) and Vosper Thornycroft to manage the FMRO.