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Latest Type 45 Destroyer Arrives at New Base

Latest Type 45 Destroyer Arrives at New Base

One of the Royal Navy’s newest ships, the Type 45 destroyer Dragon, has sailed into her new home of Portsmouth Naval Base today. The 7,500-tonne vessel has today been formally accepted from shipbuilder BAE Systems and will now undergo a […]


Enter the Dragon As Fourth Type 45 Arrives In Portsmouth

Enter the Dragon As Fourth Type 45 Arrives In Portsmouth

DRAGON, the fourth Type 45 anti-air warfare destroyer built by BAE Systems for the Royal Navy, has arrived in Portsmouth Naval Base, where she will be handed over to the Ministry of Defence (MOD) at a ceremony today. Members of […]


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 […]


RAF Ready for Further Action Over Tripoli

RAF Ready for Further Action Over Tripoli

As street fighting continues in Tripoli between Free Libya Forces and members of Colonel Gaddafi’s former regime, British and NATO military aircraft are maintaining a presence in the air. In the lead up to Free Libya Forces entering Tripoli this […]


Afghanistan Supply Chain At Critical Risk of Failure

Afghanistan Supply Chain At Critical Risk of Failure

The military supply chain responsible for getting vital equipment to British forces on operations in Afghanistan and Libya is at “critical risk of failure”, MPs have warned. The Commons Public Accounts Committee says troops fighting on the front line could […]


The Use of Information to Manage the Defence Logistics Supply Chain

The Use of Information to Manage the Defence Logistics Supply Chain

The Ministry of Defence (the Department) sends supplies to forces deployed overseas for military operations, such as in Afghanistan and Libya, and to personnel stationed in permanent bases or taking part in training exercises. Staff deployed on operations determine what […]


Royal Navy Uses AEW Helicopters for ISR

Royal Navy Uses AEW Helicopters for ISR

The Royal Navy’s airborne surveillance helicopters in Afghanistan have been instrumental in the seizure and destruction of over 5 tons of Taliban drugs with a ‘street value’ in excess of £6 million. In recent months the Navy crews of 854 […]


New Boomerang device helps troops return Taliban fire

New Boomerang device helps troops return Taliban fire

A state-of-the-art new shot detection system called Boomerang III is protecting troops in Afghanistan against small arms fire, the MOD announced today. The acoustic shot detection system has been introduced in patrol bases and checkpoints on the frontline to alert […]


MPs Publish Report on Strategic Defence and Security Review

MPs Publish Report on Strategic Defence and Security Review

The Defence Committee is not convinced that, given the current financial climate and the drawdown of capabilities arising from the Strategic Defence and Security Review, UK Armed Forces will be able do what is asked of them after 2015. The […]


 
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