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UK Opposition Calls for New Defence Review

UK Opposition Calls for New Defence Review

Recent events in Algeria, Mali and Libya undermine the defence review which provoked Army redundancies announced today and the plans should be reopened, Labour has said. Shadow Defence Secretary Jim Murphy said none of the North African countries had even […]


Glock Pistols for British Armed Forces

Glock Pistols for British Armed Forces

The MoD has signed a £9m contract to provide the Armed Forces with more than 25,000 new Glock sidearms. The Glock 17 Gen 4 pistol is not only much lighter than the Browning pistol currently used by the UK military, […]


New Water Purification Kit Developed by the Hungarian Defense Forces

The companies of the Ministry of Defence (MoD) have developed water purification and arsenic removal devices based on a new patent. The recent innovations include a bus that may be deployed in extreme circumstances too, Zoltán Borbíró, the Deputy State […]


UK MoD Awards Raytheon New Phalanx Contract

UK MoD Awards Raytheon New Phalanx Contract

Raytheon Company signed a contract for 42.8 million pounds to deliver five Phalanx Block 1B Close-In Weapon Systems to the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence starting in 2013. Installation and in-service support will be provided by Babcock Marine. “Phalanx provides […]


Eurocopter Delivers First Puma Mk2 to UK Mod

Eurocopter Delivers First Puma Mk2 to UK Mod

The upgrade of UK Ministry of Defence Puma aircraft took a further major step forward yesterday when Eurocopter handed over its first Puma Mk2 aircraft to MOD. This upgrade will significantly enhance the aircraft’s performance, mission capability and safety. The […]


Senior Staff Cuts to Make MOD Less Top-Heavy

Senior Staff Cuts to Make MOD Less Top-Heavy

Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has announced today that the new structure, which will be introduced from April 2013, will ensure that the MOD is less top-heavy, and is expected to save the Department around £3.8m a year. Around 26 civilian […]


MoD Unveils Royal Navy’s Future Warships

MoD Unveils Royal Navy’s Future Warships

The latest design of the Royal Navy’s next generation of warships has been unveiled today by the MoD. Images show the basic specification of the Type 26 Global Combat Ship (T26 GCS), a significant milestone in the development of this […]


UK Takes Delivery of First Lightning II Fighter Jet

UK Takes Delivery of First Lightning II Fighter Jet

he first of the UK’s next-generation stealth combat aircraft has today been handed over to the MoD. At a ceremony in Fort Worth, Texas, Defence Secretary Philip Hammond formally accepted the first jet which will be known as Lightning II. […]


A400M Simulator Contract Awarded By UK MoD

A400M Simulator Contract Awarded By UK MoD

The UK Ministry of Defence has awarded a multi-million pound contract to supply the first full-flight simulator (FFS) for the Royal Air Force A400M military transport aircraft, recently designated Atlas by the European purchasing nations. The FFS employs state-of-the-art visual […]


 
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