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Belgian firm sells advanced war room software to China

China has obtained software used by NATO for war room mapping, giving the country significant insight into how NATO powers conduct planning.

Lockheed Martin start production of X-59 supersonic passenger jet demonstrator

The Lockheed Martin X-59 QueSST (Quiet Supersonic Transport) is an experimental supersonic aircraft designed to evaluate supersonic passenger transport noise acceptability.

F-35 lands ‘backwards’ on HMS Queen Elizabeth

Test pilot Squadron Leader Andy Edgell flew his F-35 facing the stern, not bow, before bringing the jet to a hover and gently setting it down on HMS Queen Elizabeth.

MoD to spend £160m to prepare RAF Lakenheath for American F-35 jets

The MoD say it has awarded a contract worth £160m to Kier VolkerFitzpatrick to deliver infrastructure to ready RAF Lakenheath for two squadrons of US F-35 jets.

HMS Queen Elizabeth successfully completes F-35B flight testing

HMS Queen Elizabeth has completed the second phase of flying trials (DT-2) with F-35B jets.

British Government reaffirm importance of Gibraltar to UK defence

The signing of the Armed Forces (Gibraltar) Act marks an important milestone for both the UK and Gibraltar, say the British government.

International News

Exercise Saif Sareea 3 concludes

British and Omani forces were engaged over the last few weeks on Ex Saif Sareea 3, culminating in an fire power demonstration lasting more than 30 minutes at two separate locations in Oman.

NATO conference discusses Weapons of Mass Destruction and non-proliferation

A major NATO arms control conference got underway in Iceland on Monday, as senior experts from more than 50 countries and organisations gathered to discuss the state of global arms control treaties.

NATO Deputy Secretary General: ‘Security does not come for free’

NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller laid out the importance of defence spending at a time of unprecedented security challenges in a speech at the annual NATO Resource Conference in Paris.

UK and German forces test military mobility for Ex Trident Juncture

UK troops landed at Rotterdam in the Netherlands on Wednesday as German tanks boarded a cargo ship on their way to Norway for Exercise Trident Juncture 2018 – NATO's largest since the Cold War.

US Marines land in Iceland in initial phase of exercise Trident Juncture

Around 90 US Marines from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit landed at Keflavík on Wednesday, marking the initial phase of NATO’s Exercise Trident Juncture 2018 in Iceland.

‘European security is UK security’ says Minister discussing UK-Italy defence partnership

Minister Mark Lancaster highlighted how the British and Italian Armed Forces can work closer together at a Protection of Cultural Heritage event,say the MoD.

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