Opinion Section

How strong is Russia?

In this submission, Rebecca Campbell argues that the capabilities of Russian forces should not be underestimated.

The British Army doesn’t make much sense anymore

Whatever has happened to "defeat the enemy"?

NAVAL NEWS

British Littoral Response Group ships to be based in Oman

A bespoke force of ships, aircraft and personnel will be based in Oman as part of a forward-deployed Littoral Response Group.

Ministry of Defence to take over specialist steel firm

The move is part of an effort to secure the supply of specialist components for critical UK defence programmes.

Scottish Affairs Committee examining defence in Scotland

The Scottish Affairs Committee has today launched a new inquiry examining the military landscape in Scotland.

AVIATION NEWS

New UK Space Command launched

UK Space Command will provide command and control of all of UK's military space capabilities, including the UK’s Space Operations Centre, RAF Fylingdales, SKYNET and other capabilities.

Scottish Affairs Committee examining defence in Scotland

The Scottish Affairs Committee has today launched a new inquiry examining the military landscape in Scotland.

British ‘Tempest’ combat jet project gets more funding

The £250m contract, signed by BAE Systems, officially marks the start of the programme’s concept and assessment phase. 

LAND NEWS

Scottish Affairs Committee examining defence in Scotland

The Scottish Affairs Committee has today launched a new inquiry examining the military landscape in Scotland.

Britain and Kenya sign Defence Cooperation Agreement

British troops currently help to train over 1,100 Kenyan soldiers every year.

Most British troops now vaccinated against COVID-19

Figures show that 65% of the Royal Navy (including the Royal Marines), 54% of the British Army and 67% of the Royal Air Force have had their first COVID-19 vaccine.

International News

Fact Checks

Outrage over ‘frigates being built in France’ goes viral

British frigates are not being built in France.

No, orders for Scottish shipyards haven’t gone overseas

The five Type 31 Frigates on order are being built at Rosyth in Scotland.

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