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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 […]


Eurofighter Typhoon on Libya operations

Eurofighter Typhoon on Libya operations

At the 2011 Royal International Air Tattoo, in Fairford, UK, the Royal Air Force held a media briefing on operations in Libya. Some of the key points from the briefing have been summarised below: “I’ve now completed 30 sorties in […]


UK Defence Equipment Budget Rises As Future Force Takes Shape

UK Defence Equipment Budget Rises As Future Force Takes Shape

The Government has committed to increasing the planned MOD equipment budget by over GBP3bn 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 […]


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 […]


 
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