Russia’s new Poseidon underwater drone to carry Nuclear warhead

Russia's Poseidon underwater drone currently under development will be able to carry a nuclear warhead with a capacity of up to 2 megatonnes to destroy enemy naval bases, a source in the Russian defence sector told TASS on Thursday.

Defence Minister Tobias Ellwood sets out demand for greater funding for...

The defence minister has suggested funding for the armed forces should be similar to that received by the NHS.

Lockheed Martin awarded $41m for Trident missile production and support

Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $40,790,312 contract for Trident II D5 missile production and deployed system support.

Army aviators prepare for role at Royal Wedding

Soldiers who fly and maintain the Apache attack helicopter are preparing to provide ceremonial support to the wedding of HRH Prince Henry of Wales and Ms Meghan Markle, say the Ministry of Defence.

RAF personnel train the Nigerian Air Force Regiment

RAF personnel from RAF Lossiemouth have travelled to Kaduna, Nigeria to train the Nigerian Air Force Regiment and Air Police in Force Protection.

NATO ‘Must Adapt’, Alliance’s Military Committee Chairman says

The world situation is highly volatile, and NATO must be adaptable and constantly ready to respond to any threat or challenge, the chairman of the alliance’s Military Committee said today.

How much of the F-35 is British built?

The F-35 features a significant chunk of British built components, with up to 10-15% of every jet sold being built in Britain.

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NATO ‘Must Adapt’, Alliance’s Military Committee Chairman says

The world situation is highly volatile, and NATO must be adaptable and constantly ready to respond to any threat or challenge, the chairman of the alliance’s Military Committee said today.

UK ‘very keen’ to support European intervention force

Minister of State for Defence Frederick Curzon has claimed that the UK is "very keen" to support French President Emmanuel Macron’s plan for a European intervention force.

Mounts Bay completes maintenance period in Charleston

RFA Mounts Bay has completed a brief maintenance period in the American port of Charleston to prepare her for the upcoming Atlantic hurricane season. 

IN PICTURES: Exercise Joint Warrior 18

More than 11,600 military personnel from 17 nations are taking part in Exercise Joint Warrior for two weeks this spring in one of the largest exercises of its kind in Europe, operating out of Her Majesty’s Naval Base Clyde, Scotland.

New Zealand wargames Pacific intervention in Vanuatu

New Zealand is staging one of its largest exercises of the year to test its capabilities to respond to violent unrest and natural disasters in the Pacific island states.
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