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Britain’s SAS faces recruitment crisis: military chief

Britain’s SAS faces recruitment crisis: military chief

Britain’s elite SAS is facing a recruitment crisis because the army is so overstretched that soldiers do not have time to prepare for the gruelling selection process, a senior officer warned on Monday. Brigadier Richard Dennis said that the high […]


UK to Restructure Defence Equipment Procurement and Support

UK to Restructure Defence Equipment Procurement and Support

The MOD has today announced a restructuring of management in the Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) organization. From 3 May 2011, four Chiefs of Materiel will be responsible for delivery of outputs and the Chief of Defence Materiel will head […]


RAF’s Largest Ever Aircraft Arrives in the UK

RAF’s Largest Ever Aircraft Arrives in the UK

The first of the RAF’s future strategic tanker aircraft (FSTA) arrived in the UK for the first time today. The UK’s largest ever military aircraft will be known as ‘Voyager’. With a 60m wingspan, and measuring nearly 60m from nose […]


Eurofighter Typhoon joins Tornado in Libya ground attack operations

Eurofighter Typhoon joins Tornado in Libya ground attack operations

Typhoon jets are providing a ground attack capability in addition to Tornado GR4 aircraft as British forces continue to support NATO operations in Libya. Speaking to the media in London, Air Vice-Marshal Phil Osborn, Air Officer Commanding No 2 Group, […]


First production contract for Thales’s Lightweight Multi-role Missile

First production contract for Thales’s Lightweight Multi-role Missile

Thales UK and the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) have today announced an innovative approach to contracting under the principles of Team Complex Weapons (TCW). The two parties have agreed to ‘re-role’ previously-contracted budgets to facilitate the full-scale development, series […]


UK MoD Begins Cutting 11k Military Jobs

UK MoD Begins Cutting 11k Military Jobs

The Royal Navy and the Army today released the details of their redundancy programmes to their personnel. The specific trades and branches of each Service affected by the first tranche of their redundancy programmes, along with the numbers being sought […]


US, British forces test contingency operations during Desert Eagle 2011

US, British forces test contingency operations during Desert Eagle 2011

NEVADA TEST AND TRAINING RANGE: For 54 hours straight, more than 250 U.S. and British airmen worked in unison here March 14 through 16, against a series of simulated hostile threats. Through suicide bombers and insurgent attacks, members shared tactics, […]


Coalition operations in Libya to continue

Coalition operations in Libya to continue

Colonel Gaddafi is still in breach of the UN resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire in Libya so the coalition will continue operations, Major General John Lorimer, the Chief of the Defence Staff’s Strategic Communications Officer said today, Monday 21 […]


UK Libya Update

UK Libya Update

The Chief of the Defence Staff’s Strategic Communications Officer, Major General John Lorimer, briefed the media this morning (Sunday 20 March 2011) on Operation ELLAMY, the UK’s military action in support of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973. BACKGROUND General […]


 
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