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Boeing Begins Flight Testing UK Chinook Mk4

Boeing Begins Flight Testing UK Chinook Mk4

The Boeing UK Rotorcraft Support team began flight testing the first Chinook Mk4 helicopter for the Royal Air Force (RAF). First flight took place on 9 December 2010 in Gosport, Hampshire. “First flight marks an exciting and important event for […]


Troops in Afghanistan Get New Lightweight Rifle Magazines

Troops in Afghanistan Get New Lightweight Rifle Magazines

More than 100,000 new state-of-the-art lightweight SA80 rifle magazines have arrived in Afghanistan to be used by troops fighting on the front line. The 30-round Magpul EMAG magazine is around half the weight of a standard metal magazine and helps […]


Navy Helicopter Crews Prepare for Helmand

Navy Helicopter Crews Prepare for Helmand

Sailors and Royal Marines from 847 Naval Air Squadron (NAS) are preparing to return to the front line in Afghanistan. Around 50 personnel are deploying to operate the new Lynx Mk9A battlefield helicopter. They will be supporting British forces in […]


UK Extends Support Contract for AgustaWestland AW101 Fleet

UK Extends Support Contract for AgustaWestland AW101 Fleet

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that it has signed a contract with the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) covering the second five year period of the 25-year Integrated Merlin Operational Support (IMOS) contract. The contract for the […]


MoD Introduces Pelvic Protection for Frontline Troops

MoD Introduces Pelvic Protection for Frontline Troops

Greater pelvic protection for troops in Afghanistan has been introduced to help mitigate the effects of IED blasts, the MOD has announced today. The three-tiered system of clothing and armour consists of special protective underwear, and detachable armoured modular trousers. […]


RAF Harrier Bids A Final Farewell

RAF Harrier Bids A Final Farewell

Today tributes were paid to the joint force of Royal Navy and RAF Harrier aircraft, with a spectacular flypast to mark their retirement after 41 years of service. A formation of 16 Harriers took off from RAF Cottesmore and took […]


Changes to Royal Navy’s Surface Fleet Announced

Changes to Royal Navy’s Surface Fleet Announced

Changes to the Royal Navy’s surface fleet, including the withdrawal from service of HMS Illustrious and the four remaining Type 22 frigates, have been announced today by Defence Secretary Dr Liam Fox. The changes follow announcements regarding the Royal Navy’s […]


Managing the Defence Budget and Estate

Managing the Defence Budget and Estate

The Ministry of Defence is responsible for over £42 billion of annual expenditure. While it has managed to stay within budget each year, it has failed to exercise the robust financial management necessary to control its resources effectively in the […]


UK Announces Boost to Campaign In Afghanistan

UK Announces Boost to Campaign In Afghanistan

On his latest visit to Afghanistan, the Prime Minister David Cameron has announced a package of measures to provide a significant boost to the military campaign. Both UK troops and the Afghan National Security Forces will benefit from increased funding […]


UK MoD Orders 200 Ocelot Patrol Vehicles

UK MoD Orders 200 Ocelot Patrol Vehicles

A £180m contract to build 200 Foxhounds, the Armed Forces’ next generation of light protected patrol vehicle, has now been signed with Force Protection Europe (FPE). Foxhound, the British Armed Forces’ name for the contract-winning FPE Ocelot vehicle, has been […]


 
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