Articles written by: UK Ministry of Defence

Royal Navy Tests Remote-Controlled Minehunter

Royal Navy Tests Remote-Controlled Minehunter

A remote-controlled boat that can search, hunt and destroy mines will be tested by the Royal Navy before the end of the year. The motorboat called Hazard – currently being put through its paces by a specialist team of sailors […]


Ceremony Marks End of UK Task Force Helmand

Ceremony Marks End of UK Task Force Helmand

After eight years of front line military operations involving tens of thousands of British Servicemen and women, the UK’s military headquarters in Helmand was disbanded yesterday. In the latest stage of the ongoing drawdown of UK operations in Afghanistan, the […]


UK and France Agree Closer Defence Cooperation

UK and France Agree Closer Defence Cooperation

The UK and France have agreed to strengthen defence cooperation following a Summit at RAF Brize Norton today. A communiqué signed by the Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Francois Hollande sets out plans for closer ties between the […]


F-35B Lightning II Impresses RAF Pilot as Training continues in USA

F-35B Lightning II Impresses RAF Pilot as Training continues in USA

As training with the new F-35B Lightning II stealth aircraft continues in Florida, USA, a Royal Air Force (RAF) pilot has described how impressed he is with the ‘game-changing’ jet. Flight Lieutenant Hugh Nichols completed his first sortie in the […]


RAF Begins Training on Upgraded Puma Mk2 Helicopter

RAF Begins Training on Upgraded Puma Mk2 Helicopter

The RAF has begun training on the Puma Mk2 helicopter following a £260 million upgrade programme. Pictures released today show crews from 33 and 230 Squadrons carrying out training flights of the upgraded aircraft from their base at RAF Benson […]


Cost of UK Aircraft Carriers Passes £6 billion

Cost of UK Aircraft Carriers Passes £6 billion

The price tag for the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carriers is set to top more than £6 billion as the Government prepares to announce further cost overruns, according to reports. Defence Secretary Philip Hammond is expected to announce the projected […]


End of British Military Flying In Germany

End of British Military Flying In Germany

The last 1 Regiment Army Air Corps Lynx helicopter has left Gütersloh in Germany, marking the end of British military flying in the country. The last flight brought an end to a long association with Germany stretching back to 1975 […]


UK MoD Orders More Starstreak Missiles

UK MoD Orders More Starstreak Missiles

The Ministry of Defence is to buy 200 extra missiles as part of a multi-million-pound deal announced today by the Prime Minister. Starstreak, built by Thales at their plant in Belfast, forms part of the UK’s ground-based air defence capability, […]


New Scotland Analysis Paper on UK Defence

New Scotland Analysis Paper on UK Defence

The Scotland analysis paper on Defence, published today, highlights the extent to which an independent Scotland benefits from the £34 billion annual UK defence budget, one of the largest in the world. The complex and integrated nature of the UK’s […]


 
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