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MOD update on the UK military presence in the Gulf

The UK has a long-standing maritime presence in the region.

Construction begins on F35 infrastructure at RAF Lakenheath

Work has started on buildings that will be home to 2 US Air Force F35 squadrons at RAF Lakenheath.

New measures announced to stamp out inappropriate behaviour in the armed forces

Defence Secretary Penny Mordaunt has today announced a range of new measures to address inappropriate behaviour in the armed forces.

New recruitment drive for Team Tempest

Defence Minister Mark Lancaster has announced a new recruitment drive for Team Tempest, with the number of people working on the programme set to more than double over the next two years.

Prime Minister visits Northwood Headquarters

The Prime Minister met with members of Joint Forces Command personnel and their families.

MOD to develop cutting-edge laser and radio frequency weapons

The Ministry of Defence is developing cutting-edge laser and radio frequency weapons which have the potential to revolutionise the battlefield.

Chinooks to stay in Mali to help in fight against violent extremism

The Prime Minister has announced that the UK’s Chinook helicopters and personnel currently stationed with the French counter-terrorism operation in Northern Mali will extend their tour by a minimum of six months

British soldiers killed during WW2 are honoured as they are laid to rest

Two unknown British soldiers have finally been laid to rest after they lost their lives during World War 2.

Royal Navy destroyer HMS Duncan in Ukraine for major multinational maritime exercise

The Type 45 has docked in the Port of Odesa on the Black Sea alongside NATO Allies and partner nations for Exercise Sea Breeze 2019.

Defence Secretary joins armed forces personnel for London Pride

Defence Secretary Penny Mordaunt has joined over 250 LBGT+ armed forces and civilian defence personnel to march in the Pride parade in London today.

£85M contract to boost Type-23 capabilities

The Ministry of Defence has signed an £85 million contract with Rolls-Royce to maintain the engines of the Royal Navy’s Type-23 frigate fleet.

Bioprocessing waste into reusable products

DASA are seeking proposals to develop a Bioprocessing Prototype System to recycle military waste, oils, fuel and other liquid waste, into reusable products.

Defence Medical Services head appointed

Defence Minister Earl Howe has announced the appointment of Peter Homa as the new Director General of the Defence Medical Services

Update: air strikes against Daesh

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

Intelligent Ship - the Next Generation: Dial-in briefing and 1-1s - further dates announced

DASA is holding a dial-in briefing and 1-1 teleconference sessions for the Intelligent Ship - the Next Generation competition.

UK marks Armed Forces Day with over 300 events nationwide

The eleventh annual Armed Forces Day gives people around the country the opportunity to show their support for the Armed Forces community.

UK commitment to European security unconditional, Defence Secretary reaffirms

Penny Mordaunt attends her first NATO Defence Ministerial and visits JEF deployment Baltic Protector.

Joint Forces Command Reserves Day

Today the UK Armed Forces celebrates the role that Reservists make towards the work of UK defence.

RAF Typhoons scrambled twice in one day to intercept Russian military aircraft

Royal Air Force (RAF) Typhoon fighter jets operating from Ämari Air Base in Estonia launched twice on Tuesday 25th June to intercept Russian military aircraft flying close to Estonian airspace.

Ensuring the right payments are made to the right people

As an overseas member of the Armed Forces Pension Schemes it is important to report any changes of circumstances that may affect your pension to ensure you are receiving the right payments.

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