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HMS Enterprise to deploy to Port of Beirut as Defence Secretary sets out package of support to Lebanon

Royal Navy survey ship HMS Enterprise will sail to Lebanon as part of a wide-ranging package of military support made available today by Defence Secretary Ben Wallace

Royal Family to lead tributes marking VJ Day 75

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, accompanied by Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall, will lead a national Two Minute Silence


127 new employers awarded for supporting the armed forces community

The most supportive organisations for Britain’s Armed Forces such as Microsoft Ltd, Greater Manchester Police and the Post Office from both the private and public sectors have been announced today, 30 July 2020.

Office for Veterans' Affairs marks one year since creation

An opinion piece from Johnny Mercer, Minister for Defence People and Veterans, to mark one year since the establishment of the Office for Veterans' Affairs.

UK Troops reach training milestone ahead of UN Peacekeeping deployment to Mali

UK troops deploying to the United Nations Peacekeeping operation in Mali have reached a significant training milestone in preparation for their mission, which starts in December 2020.

Handover of Mobile Testing Units

Military support to the National Testing Programme will be handed over in coming weeks as the Department for Health and Social Care establishes a long-term plan to deliver Coronavirus tests.

Maximising talent through diversity and inclusion

Chiefs of Staff across defence have written a letter setting out their collective commitment to improve diversity and inclusion.

Gibraltar squadron to receive two cutting-edge Fast Patrol Craft

A £9.9-million contract has been signed with Merseyside-based Marine Specialised Technology (MST) for 2 new boats to replace the Gibraltar Squadron Fast Patrol Craft.

Scottish home for Poseidon fleet reaches major milestone

Facilities to house the Poseidon MRA Mk1 fleet have been handed over to Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S), marking a major milestone in the Poseidon programme.

UK and US militaries launch £800,000 International Space Pitch Day

Start-up tech companies and inventors will get the chance to pitch directly to UK and US military leaders for the $1-million investment to fast-track their ideas for cutting-edge Space innovations.

Armed Forces personnel to receive 2% pay rise

Service personnel in the UK will receive an above inflation 2% pay rise this year, in recognition of the vital work they do every day protecting the country.

New industry leaders partner with Team Tempest to deliver next generation combat aircraft

Seven new companies will collaborate with Team Tempest, the pioneering alliance delivering cutting edge technology for a new generation of combat air power.

UK defence teams up with world leading UK space company to secure next generation of military communications

A new military communications satellite is set to keep troops safe across the globe for decades to come, thanks to a £500-million contract confirmed today by Defence Secretary Ben Wallace.

£200-million announced for vital improvements to troops' accommodation

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace and Chancellor Rishi Sunak announce £200-million new government funding for the UK Armed Forces' housing and accommodation.

Watch the world’s biggest military air show online

On 18 and 19 July, The Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) moves online, featuring flying displays and a behind the scenes look.

Minister for the Armed Forces James Heappey MP: The Ministry of Defence Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic

The Minister for the Armed Forces discusses the role of the Ministry of Defence in mitigating the Covid-19 crisis and how the pandemic will shape the Armed Forces of the future.

Defence Secretary keynote speech at the Air and Space Power Conference 2020

The Defence Secretary Presented a keynote speech at the Air and Space Power Conference 2020 where he announced the £65 million contract for the Protector aircraft.

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace gives a speech at the Air and Space Power Conference

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace outlines air and space power in an age of constant competition.

MOD signs £65-million contract for Protector aircraft

A £65-million contract to build the UK’s first three Protector aircraft, the first UK operated system capable of strike missions anywhere in the world, has been signed.

Update: air strikes against Daesh

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

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