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Cost of UK Aircraft Carriers Passes £6 billion

Cost of UK Aircraft Carriers Passes £6 billion

The price tag for the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carriers is set to top more than £6 billion as the Government prepares to announce further cost overruns, according to reports. Defence Secretary Philip Hammond is expected to announce the projected […]


Britain may hire hackers for cyber-defence

Britain may hire hackers for cyber-defence

Britain may recruit convicted computer hackers to a new military unit dedicated to combating cyber-attacks, Defence Secretary Philip Hammond said. Hammond announced plans last month to recruit hundreds of computer experts to work as military reservists for at least 19 […]


UK MoD Orders More Starstreak Missiles

UK MoD Orders More Starstreak Missiles

The Ministry of Defence is to buy 200 extra missiles as part of a multi-million-pound deal announced today by the Prime Minister. Starstreak, built by Thales at their plant in Belfast, forms part of the UK’s ground-based air defence capability, […]


New Scotland Analysis Paper on UK Defence

New Scotland Analysis Paper on UK Defence

The Scotland analysis paper on Defence, published today, highlights the extent to which an independent Scotland benefits from the £34 billion annual UK defence budget, one of the largest in the world. The complex and integrated nature of the UK’s […]


RAF and French Air Force Spearhead Major Military Exercise

RAF and French Air Force Spearhead Major Military Exercise

RAF Top Guns will team up with their French counterparts to spearhead a major military exercise which starts on Sunday. (6 October) The 11-day event will see aircraft from Britain, France, the United States, Canada and Germany being hosted at […]


Northrop Delivers Platform Management System for UK Royal Navy’s Astute Submarine

Northrop Delivers Platform Management System for UK Royal Navy’s Astute Submarine

Northrop Grumman has supplied the final batch of Platform Management System (PMS) hardware for the Royal Navy’s Astute-class series’ boat 5 submarine. Under a performance partnering arrangement, Northrop Grumman’s Sperry Marine business unit supplied the PMS to BAE Systems Maritime-Submarines […]


UK Sets Out Options for Syria Action

UK Sets Out Options for Syria Action

British military officers will join the Prime Minister for talks later, to discuss the UK’s response to last week’s chemical weapons attack in Syria. The National Security Council, which also includes the Defence Secretary and intelligence chiefs, will meet at […]


UK Considers Legal Action Over Gibraltar

UK Considers Legal Action Over Gibraltar

Britain is considering legal action against Spain over the continued imposition of additional checks at the border with Gibraltar, Downing Street said today. A No 10 spokesman said it was looking at the “unprecedented step” after the Spanish government failed […]


UK Needs Four Nuclear Subs to Stay Safe

UK Needs Four Nuclear Subs to Stay Safe

A review of Britain’s nuclear defences has concluded it needs four nuclear submarines to stay safe, but alternatives could be found in the future. The review, led by Treasury Chief Secretary Danny Alexander, said there are alternatives to the UK’s […]


 
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