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A one billion pound ($1.57 billion, 1.24 billion euro) contract to build reactors for Britain’s next generation nuclear submarines is set to be announced this week, a report said on Sunday. Defence Secretary Philip Hammond will unveil the reactor deal for a new class of submarines slated to replace the current Vanguard fleet carrying Trident [...]
Protesters demanding that British forces withdraw from Cyprus clashed with police at a military base, leaving around a dozen people hurt, police said on Tuesday. Among the injured late Monday at the British military base of Akrotiri were demonstrators, police officers and a journalist. State television said at least three people were arrested. Around 120 [...]
The military supply chain responsible for getting vital equipment to British forces on operations in Afghanistan and Libya is at “critical risk of failure”, MPs have warned. The Commons Public Accounts Committee says troops fighting on the front line could be hit by shortages within 30 days if the system broke down. In a highly [...]
The head of the Army has written to military commanders, warning that entire battalions and regiments will disappear and an extra 5000 soldiers face losing their jobs by 2015. Details of General Sir Peter Wall’s letter have been revealed in the Telegraph today. In the letter General Sir Peter Wall spells out the impact of [...]
The Government today committed to increasing the planned MOD equipment budget by over £3bn during the Spending Review period after 2015 to fund vital future military equipment. The longer-term vision for the make-up of our military – Future Force 2020 – will be secured by this one-per-cent-a-year real terms increase in the planned equipment and [...]
US and British forces on Saturday fired a barrage of at least 110 Tomahawk cruise missiles into Libya against Moamer Kadhafi’s air defenses, the US military said. A top officer confirmed the missile strikes after President Barack Obama said he had ordered “limited military action” to support a UN resolution backing armed intervention against Kadhafi’s [...]
LONDON: United States forces are to take over the main role in southern Afghanistan from the British in a shake-up of the region’s command structure, a newspaper reported Thursday. The arrangement for the vast area known as Regional Command South is to change following the arrival of some 21,000 US troops in the area last [...]