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UK MoD Invests £400M in New Counter-IED Technology

UK MoD Invests £400M in New Counter-IED Technology

The Defence Secretary today announced a £400m package of protected vehicles and Counter-Improvised Explosive Device (C-IED) technology to further improve the protection of British Forces in Afghanistan. IEDs are the single greatest threat to our forces in Afghanistan. Improving the […]


MoD Invests In Future of Combat Air Systems

MoD Invests In Future of Combat Air Systems

The Ministry of Defence has today signed a new £40 million contract with BAE Systems to ensure the UK retains a leading edge in the next generation of combat air systems. The four-year Future Combat Air System (FCAS) Focused Research […]


MoD needs to axe 700 senior defence posts: report

MoD needs to axe 700 senior defence posts: report

The “top-heavy” Ministry of Defence needs to shed more than 700 senior officers and civil servants over the next three years, according to a leaked MoD document published by the Guardian on Sunday. The department also needs to axe a […]


Review Into Single-Source Military Equipment Contracts

Review Into Single-Source Military Equipment Contracts

A review of single-source military equipment contracts has found that the Government could potentially save hundreds of millions of pounds by introducing new rules for industry, the MOD announced today. Lord (David) Currie of Marylebone chaired the review of single-source […]


MoD’s New Satellite Improves Communications on the Frontline

MoD’s New Satellite Improves Communications on the Frontline

The Armed Forces are operating a new satellite, which is providing extra communication channels on the front line in Afghanistan. The NATO satellite will be used to provide two extra tactical communication channels that can be used in Afghanistan. This […]


Leaked Letter Warns Army Battalions and Regiments to Vanish In Cuts

Leaked Letter Warns Army Battalions and Regiments to Vanish In Cuts

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 […]


Defence Science Lab Showcases Future Equipment

Defence Science Lab Showcases Future Equipment

Scientists from the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), together with industry and academia, have put on show equipment which could one day be deployed to front line troops. The exhibition took place last week at Defence Equipment and Support’s […]


Revamped Frigate Argyll Ready for Action

Revamped Frigate Argyll Ready for Action

The Royal Navy’s oldest frigate, newly rejuvenated following a £20m, year-long refit, is ready to resume her place among the ships of the front line fleet. It took 13 months to turn an inanimate, largely lifeless hull in the middle […]


Could British Defense Reforms Be Model for DoD?

Could British Defense Reforms Be Model for DoD?

The slow erosion of British military power, like the proverbial canary in the coal mine, is an important lesson for national leaders in this country. Once a mighty empire with fleets deployed in many oceans and an Army on which […]


 
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