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UK Space Conference

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) seeks to exploit the full potential of Space for UK Defence and Security.

Britain's second carrier sets sail for sea trials

Britain’s newest aircraft carrier, HMS Prince of Wales, has sailed from Rosyth Dockyard for the first time.

Coalition Autonomous Systems – the future of military logistics

Could autonomous vehicles save the lives of forces personnel? This was just one of the questions being answered during a joint experiment recently between the UK and US Armed Forces.

Construction of F35 facilities progressing at RAF Lakenheath

Work is progressing on buildings that will be home to 2 US Air Force F35 squadrons at RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk.

Update: air strikes against Daesh

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

Your chance to question Ministry of Defence medals and records experts at Rootstech London 2019

Ministry of Defence Medals and Records Offices, part of Defence Business Services, are attending family history show events where you can question the experts and order a service record.

Minister for Defence People and Veterans' keynote speech at DSEI 2019

Defence Minister Johnny Mercer outlines the MOD's commitment to the armed forces community at the 2019 DSEI.

Prime Minister pledges to bring shipbuilding back to the UK

PM will announce which company is the preferred bidder to design new Type 31 frigates to be built in the UK.

Defence Secretary announces boost for multi-billion-pound SKYNET 6 programme

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has made his first keynote speech today, announcing the first step towards upgrading the UK’s military satellite communications system, SKYNET.

Defence Secretary keynote speech at DSEi 2019

Defence Secretary outlines global influence of UK defence in keynote speech at the 2019 Defence and Security Equipment International.

£100m boost for cutting-edge Protector aircraft

The Ministry of Defence has signed a contract worth approximately £100 million to test the performance of the UK’s ground-breaking Protector aircraft.

Italy partners with the UK on Tempest

Sir Simon Bollom, CEO of Defence Equipment & Support, and Lieutenant General Nicolò Falsaperna, Italian Secretary General of Defence, have signed a Statement of Intent to partner on Tempest in their roles as National Arm…

UK government continues to support The Bahamas relief effort

The UK has been providing vital support and assistance to the people of The Bahamas following the devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian.

Next generation unmanned system unveiled at DSEi

A next-generation unmanned system that could be used to protect the UK's future warships has been unveiled by Defence Secretary Ben Wallace today.

Minister for Defence Procurement Anne-Marie Trevelyan's speech at DSEI

Minister for Defence Procurement Anne-Marie Trevelyan's keynote speech on the opening day of Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) 2019.

Simpler Internal Dispute Resolution Procedures for the AFPS

New streamlined changes make the Armed Forces Pension Schemes Internal Dispute Resolution Procedures simpler

MOD unveils transformed approach to innovation

Artificial intelligence and 3D printing are some of the concepts outlined in the new approach to harnessing innovation and developing emerging technologies.

Royal Navy deploys medics to support humanitarian efforts following Bahamas hurricane

The Royal Navy has deployed extra medics to join Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship Mounts Bay in delivering humanitarian assistance to the Bahamas following Hurricane Dorian.

UK and US reaffirm defence ties ahead of NATO’s 70th Anniversary

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New guide for parents of LGBT+ children

The Ministry of Defence’s (MOD) LGBT network, along with other LGBT allies from across defence, have launched a new guide for military and civilian parents of LGBT+ children.

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