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News story: HMS Queen Elizabeth sets off for F-35B fighter jet trials

Royal Navy aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, departs her home port of Portsmouth today, bound for the USA to land fast jets on deck for the very first time.

News story: Defence Ministers re-affirm Scotland’s central role in UK defence

Tobias Ellwood and Stuart Andrew toured Scotland this week.

News story: RAF helicopters ready to support French in Mali

Three Royal Air Force Chinook helicopters, supported by around 90 British personnel are now fully operational and are supporting French counter-terrorism operations in Mali.

News story: Medical team train in Oman for Exercise Saif Sareea 3

The Joint Medical Group has deployed to Oman ahead of Exercise Saif Sareea 3 (SS3), a joint exercise between the armed forces of the UK and Oman.

News story: RFA Tideforce docks in Falmouth ahead of entering service

The fourth and final Tide class tanker, RFA Tideforce, has arrived in Cornwall for customisation.

News story: UK Government helps train Park Rangers in Malawi to combat the illegal wildlife trade

With less than two months to go until the London Illegal Wildlife Trade conference, UK troops in Malawi, as the face of Global Britain, are helping to train conservation non-profit African Parks’ rangers.

News story: New Competition: Predictive Cyber Analytics

This Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) competition seeks proposals for novel approaches to predictive cyber security

News story: Ministry of Defence teams up with innovative start-up to train next generation of cyber veterans

The MOD and new not-for-profit TechVets have joined forces to help more veterans become cyber warriors.

News story: New competition: Biosensing across wide areas

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is launching a new competition to find solutions for rapidly detecting and locating hazardous biological agents deposited in the field.

News story: Special recognition for Ministry of Defence Police Inspector Anne Turner

Inspector Anne Turner, a training manager in the Ministry of Defence Police (MDP) was presented with a Special Recognition Award by the British Association for Women in Policing (BAWP).

News story: Ministry of Defence Police officers compete in Britain’s Strongest Police Officer competition

Three Ministry of Defence Police officers successfully competed in the annual Britain’s Strongest Police Officer competition that was held recently at the Wild Training Gym in High Wycombe.

News story: Joint Forces Command Operational Concept Demonstrator flies for over 25 days

A Joint Forces Command High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite Operational Concept Demonstrator aircraft has surpassed the world flight endurance record without refuelling.

News story: The armed forces pay tribute to those who fought at the Battle of Amiens a century ago

Members of the armed forces have led the UK and its allies in commemorating the centenary of the Battle of Amiens at an event in France today.

News story: Defence Secretary confirms UK-US relationship remains unparalleled

The USA has no greater friend on the global stage than the UK, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has reaffirmed during a visit to Washington, DC.

Speech: Defence Secretary at Atlantic Council

Defence Secretary, Gavin Williamson, delivered this speech to the Atlantic Council think-tank in Washington DC outlining the strength of the UK and US relationship.

Press release: 3000 people gather to mark the centenary of the Battle of Amiens

His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge and the Prime Minister joined 3,000 guests to mark the centenary of the Battle of Amiens

Speech: 65th Anniversary of Korean War Armistice Agreement

Speech delivered at the 65th Anniversary of Korean War Armistice Agreement wreath laying ceremony by the Deputy Leader of the House of Lords and Minister of State for Defence, the Rt Hon Earl Howe.

Speech: First Space Conference

Speech delivered by the Minister for Defence Procurement, Guto Bebb MP at the first Defence Space Conference.

Speech: Soldiering on Awards

Speech delivered by the Deputy Leader of the House of Lords and Minister of State for Defence, the Rt Hon Earl Howe at the Soldiering On Awards.

Speech: Launch of the Combat Air Strategy at the Farnborough Air Show

Speech by the Secretary of State for Defence, The Rt Hon Gavin Williamson CBE MP at the Farnborough Air Show.

Speech: British Medical Association Armed Forces Conference

Speech delivered by the Deputy Leader of the House of Lords and Minister of State for Defence, Rt Hon Earl Howe at the British Medical Association Armed Forces Conference.

Speech: Speech delivered at the Air Power Conference

Speech delivered by the Rt Hon Mark Lancaster, Minister of State for the Armed Forces at the Air Power Conference.

News story: British Military steps up Women, Peace and Security efforts

The Defence Secretary has confirmed specialist Army trainers will travel to Africa to help tackle sexual violence after visiting Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia.

Press release: Potential phishing scam impersonating Ministry of Defence

Potential phishing scam impersonating Ministry of Defence Officials.

Press release: Defence Secretary strengthens Romania ties and thanks RAF crews

The Defence Secretary has announced initiatives to strengthen security ties with Romania and thanked RAF crews for their work patrolling the skies of southern Europe within NATO.

News story: 50 employers awarded gold for supporting the armed forces

Britain’s top supporters of the armed forces have been revealed today, with a record number of businesses, charities and public sector bodies winning awards.

News story: jHub looks for medical ideas and innovations

jHub has an opportunity for the world’s most innovative medical suppliers to present their solutions to the UK armed forces through an open call for innovation.

News story: The Royal Centre for Defence Medicine pays tribute to the wreck of His Majesty's Hospital Ship Glenart Castle

On the 21 July 2018, the Defence Medical Services Diving Association dived the wreck of His Majesty’s Hospital Ship Glenart Castle.

News story: UK Armed Forces on high alert for hurricane season

The UK’s Overseas Territories will have unwavering military support throughout the 2018 hurricane season, a Defence minister has confirmed.

News story: New Competition: Take Cover!

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is launching a new competition to find solutions for lightweight rapidly deployable protection for on-foot troops on the front-line through Field Fortifications.

News story: MOD appeal for families of missing or killed soldiers from the Korean War

The Ministry of Defence is offering the opportunity for relatives of UK Service Personnel killed or missing in action in the Korean War to provide DNA samples to support identification of remains.

News story: DASA funded innovation set to make MOD significant aircraft and fleet support savings

A progressive unified asset health management and risk forecasting tool using state of the art data science and analytical modelling could save front line forces an estimated significant savings if successful.

News story: MOD to review Armed Forces exemption from UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

The MOD is to conduct its five-yearly review of the armed forces’ exemption from the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

News story: F-35 jets use new vertical landing pads at RAF Marham for the first time

The UK’s new F-35 multi role combat jets have used their vertical landing capability to land on new Vertical Landing Pads (VLPs), at RAF Marham for the first time.

News story: Worthy Down camp takes shape as first phase of construction completes

Military personnel from the Royal Air Force, Royal Navy and Army enjoy brand new facilities at Worthy Down camp in Hampshire, thanks to the Defence Infrastructure Organisation and Skanska.

News story: Joint UK-Qatari Typhoon squadron stands up as defence relationship deepens

Defence Secretary and Amir of Qatar meet at Horse Guards

News story: Defence Minister outlines progress on building a Better Defence Estate

Good progress is being made on the MOD’s plans for more modern and efficient military bases, Defence Minister Tobias Ellwood has told Parliament.

News story: Around one million public sector workers to get pay rise

Around one million public sector workers are set to benefit from the biggest pay rise in almost 10 years.

News story: Defence Secretary highlights North East’s military footprint at Gateshead defence firm

Gavin Williamson visited Rubb in Gateshead where he outlined the benefits of defence to local jobs and industry.

News story: Update: air strikes against Daesh

The RAF are continuing to take the fight to Daesh in Syria.

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