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PM Announces UK Troop Withdrawals from Afghanistan

PM Announces UK Troop Withdrawals from Afghanistan

The UK will be able to reduce its force levels in Afghanistan from 9,500 to 9,000 by the end of 2012, Prime Minister David Cameron announced today, Wednesday 6 July 2011. This follows the withdrawal of 426 UK military personnel […]


Austerity Poses a Challenge to Defence Suppliers in the UK Naval Market

Austerity Poses a Challenge to Defence Suppliers in the UK Naval Market

The Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR), commissioned by the British Government, intends to make some key decisions, against a backdrop of dwindling budgets. The outcomes of this review will determine the future capabilities and size of the country’s defence […]


Reduction in UK Nuclear Warheads Begins

Reduction in UK Nuclear Warheads Begins

The programme for implementing the reductions in the number of UK nuclear warheads, as announced in the Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR), has commenced, Defence Secretary Dr Liam Fox announced today. As part of his statement on the SDSR […]


UK Apache Helicopters Prepare for Libya Deployment

UK Apache Helicopters Prepare for Libya Deployment

Ministers agreed in principle yesterday to make UK Apache Attack Helicopters available to NATO as part of Operation Unified Protector which aims to protect civilians in Libya under threat of attack. Four helicopters operating from HMS Ocean will allow operational […]


Navy helicopters exercise with USA’s newest aircraft carrier

Navy helicopters exercise with USA’s newest aircraft carrier

Helicopters from 849 Naval Air Squadron have been taking part in a major maritime exercise this week with the United States aircraft carrier USS George H W Bush off the west coast of Cornwall. The exercise, codenamed Saxon Warrior, is […]


National Guard helps British Withdraw from Iraq

National Guard helps British Withdraw from Iraq

Another chapter in the responsible drawdown of Iraq has ended. On May 16, 2011, the 1244th Transportation Company from North Riverside, Ill., along with the 230th Sustainment Brigade’s Personnel Security Detail, headquartered out of Chattanooga, Tenn., took a trip to […]


Obama in call for transatlantic renewal

Obama in call for transatlantic renewal

US President Barack Obama was due in France Thursday after delivering a powerful speech to Britain’s parliament exalting the future of the transatlantic alliance in the face of the emerging world’s rapid rise. But the gap between soaring oratory and […]


The Cost-Effective Delivery of an Armoured Vehicle Capability

The Cost-Effective Delivery of an Armoured Vehicle Capability

The suspension and cancellation of a number of key armoured vehicle projects since the 1998 defence review has resulted in the Armed Forces facing a significant shortage in the principal armoured vehicles they require, until at least 2024-2025. Today’s National […]


US, Britain to Form Joint Security Board

US, Britain to Form Joint Security Board

The United States and Britain are planning to form a joint national security council, designed to allow the two allies close cooperation in dealing with security challenges. The two are expected to officially announce the creation of the new National […]


 
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