UK failing to ‘match ambition with capabilities and funding’ in defence...

A report by the Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy (JCNSS), titled 'National Security Capability Review: A changing security environment' has said an "honest conversation" on increasing defence spending was needed if the Government is to match its stated ambitions.

Commander visits Typhoon squadron deployed to Greece

The Station Commander at RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire has visited 3 (Fighter) Squadron that are currently deployed on the large NATO exercise that is being run in Greece, say the MoD.

F-35B represents ‘significant leap in war-fighting capability’ says US Navy

Recently, A detachment of F-35B jets landed on board the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp, marking the first time the aircraft has deployed on board a US Navy ship.

Rolls-Royce breaks ground on new testbed as part of £150m investment in UK aerospace...

Rolls-Royce today welcomed Business Secretary, Greg Clark to Derby to celebrate the start of work on its new testbed facility. The plans for the testbed were announced in June 2017 as part of a wider £150m investment in UK aerospace facilities.

Royal Navy prepares for future UK fishery patrols

The Royal Navy is preparing to support the monitoring and protection of UK fisheries after Britain leaves the EU, having taken delivery of the...

HMS Queen Elizabeth ‘puts Britain back in military elite’ says Vice-Admiral

The Royal Navy 'is back in the premier division' of the globe’s military elite says Vice-Admiral Bob Cooling.

HMS Echo trains with Cypriot forces to prepare for maritime disaster

HMS Echo has been assigned to the Mediterranean since the end of 2016; her crew have rescued more than 6,100 men, women and children as part of the mercy element of the migrant mission, and destroyed 65 dangerous rubber boats and skiffs.

British Army takes part in multinational exercise in southern Germany

Soldiers from 1st Battalion The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment (1PWRR) are among 4,100 soldiers from 10 different nations currently participating in Exercise Allied Spirit VIII in Southern Germany. 


Less than a third of German military assets are operational says report

The vast majority of major weapons systems in the German military are unavailable for training exercises or deployment, according to a new German Defence Ministry report.

‘We will not win in a man-to-man fight’ says US official, citing leverage directed...

Michael D. Griffin, the US undersecretary of defence for research and engineering, spoke to senior leaders from the US government and defence industry to explore the impact of integrating directed energy capabilities into the US military.

Japanese government plans to introduce F-35B fighter jets and a ‘multi-purpose aircraft carrier’

Local media in Japan has reported that the main governing Liberal Democratic Party plans to propose introducing F-35B fighter jets and a multi-purpose aircraft carrier.

NATO’s Operation Sea Guardian to ‘shape waters of Western and Central Mediterranean’

Three NATO ships and a submarine, in cooperation with maritime patrol aircraft, E-3 airborne early warning aircraft and numerous associated ships and submarines, conducted a focused security patrol in the central and western Mediterranean Sea this month.

US Defence Sec: No change in Russian military capability in light of Putin’s speech

US Defence Secretary James N. Mattis said he sees no change in Russia's military capability in light of Russian President Vladimir Putin's recent speech in which he said Russia has nuclear weapons capable of attacking the United States.

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