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News story: Dstl: Supporting innovation for MOD’s next generation air defence systems

A new cutting-edge air defence missile system is on target for full-time use by both the Royal Navy and the British Army – with its innovation supported by experts from the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), who have been at the heart of its development since conception.

News story: Armed Forces Minister bolsters UK-Italy defence partnership

Minister for the Armed Forces Mark Lancaster bolstered the strong defence relationship between the UK and Italy on a visit to Rome.

News story: 250,000 veterans helped into new careers

The Ministry of Defence’s Career Transition Partnership celebrates its 20th anniversary

News story: Defence launches new strategy to boost diversity and inclusion

The Ministry of Defence has launched a new strategy – a “Force for Inclusion” - to continue to increase diversity

News story: Graves of 2 soldiers rededicated 100 years after they were killed in World War 1

The resting places of Second Lieutenant Norman Frederic Surry and Private George Skilbeck have been marked a century after their deaths in the Great War.

Press release: IWT conference 2018: new funding for counter-poaching training in Africa

A new programme to train African park rangers in safer counter-poaching techniques has been announced today.

News story: UK troops deploy on largest NATO exercise in a decade

NATO’s flagship exercise in 2018, Exercise Trident Juncture, is underway

News story: Graves of 2 soldiers killed 4 years apart during the Great War are rededicated a century later

The resting places of 2 soldiers have been rededicated in separate services at Hooge Crater Cemetery and Stasegem Communal Cemetery in Belgium.

News story: Defence Minister calls on ‘unsung heroes’ to help military respond to new threats

Defence Minister Stuart Andrew today called on hundreds of firms to help the military respond to emerging threats as quickly as possible, calling them the ‘unsung heroes’ behind the Armed Forces.

News story: Defence Secretary announces Devonport will home all new Type 26 frigates

All of the Royal Navy’s next-generation Type 26 frigates will be homed in Devonport, the Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson announced at the Naval Base today.

News story: New £1bn deal to support Navy operations will support over 700 British jobs for a decade, Defence Minister announces

Defence Minister Stuart Andrew has announced that new contracts expected to be worth over £1bn have been signed with British firms to support military ships for the next decade.

Press release: UK deepens defence cooperation with Germany

In an era of evolving and intensifying threats, the UK remains committed to building ever-closer relationships with our allies, the Defence Secretary reaffirmed today.

News story: Defence Minister reaffirms UK commitment to the Gulf

Minister for the Armed Forces Mark Lancaster visits Iraq, Bahrain, and Oman

News story: UK aid arrives: Vital relief lands in Indonesia

An RAF aircraft has successfully delivered 17.5 tonnes of UK aid supplies to those affected by the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck Indonesia.

Press release: FCO Press Release: Minister for the Middle East celebrates UK-Oman cooperation

Minister for the Middle East and North Africa Alistair Burt has arrived in Oman for the 14th meeting of the UK-Oman Joint Working Group.

News story: UK to send transport aircraft to provide relief to Indonesia

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has agreed to deploy an A400M transport aircraft and a team of military experts to Indonesia to help with the aftermath of the recent earthquake tsunami.

News story: Wedgetail is on the radar, Defence Secretary announces ahead of NATO conference

Speaking ahead of this week’s NATO conference, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced that the Ministry of Defence is in discussion with Boeing and the Royal Australian Air Force about the potential for the E-7 Wedgetail radar aircraft to replace the current Sentry fleet.

News story: Exercise Combined Joint Atlantic Serpent 2018

Exercise Combined Joint Atlantic Serpent 2018 (Ex CJAS 18) is the annual collective training event for deployed hospital care within the Joint Medical Group.

News story: Wearable technology for injury prevention - market exploration

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) are interested in technologies addressing injury prevention in the British Army by means of wearable technology.

News story: Defence Secretary reveals new generation of ‘cyber cadets’

A new scheme to help develop the next generation of cyber security experts and protect our nation against sophisticated and evolving threats has been announced by Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson today.

News story: Defence Secretary announces new Defence Arctic Strategy

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has today announced a new Defence Arctic Strategy, acknowledging the increasing opportunities and threats the region presents.

News story: UK to maintain military presence in Germany

The UK will continue to have a military presence in Germany beyond 2020, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced today

News story: Defence Secretary Bolsters Support for Armed Forces

A series of new schemes and initiatives, designed to support serving personnel and their families throughout their military careers and beyond, has been announced by Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson today.

News story: UK set for new Birmingham warship and will keep amphibious assault ships, Defence Secretary announces

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has today made two major announcements for the future of British warships, as he named a new frigate HMS Birmingham and revealed he is protecting HMS Bulwark and HMS Albion.

News story: Fighter jets join forces with British aircraft carrier to make history

The first F-35 Lightning fighter jets have landed on the deck of the United Kingdom’s new aircraft carrier, making history and marking the beginning of more than half-a-century of ‘Carrier Strike’ operations.

News story: Cadet Forces increase social mobility and help young people’s self-belief, new report finds

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson welcomes a report highlighting the positive effects of Cadet Forces as dozens of new units across the UK are approved.

Press release: New competition: 'Don't Blow It! Safely eliminating munitions on the battlefield'

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is launching a competition 'Safely eliminating chemical and biological munitions on the battlefield 'Don't Blow It!'

News story: Multi-million-pound competition to destroy battlefield chemical weapons launched by UK and US

The UK has launched a two-million-pound competition alongside the US in a joint-mission to safely eliminate chemical and biological devices on the battlefield.

News story: Minister calls for women to be included in peacebuilding process

Lord Tariq Ahmad chairs an event in the margins of the UN General Assembly on how to increase women's participation in peace building and conflict resolution.

News story: Streets ahead: British AI eyes scan future frontline in multinational urban experiment

British autonomous technology able to scour urban environments for enemy advances has been tested alongside an arsenal of futuristic military technology by Canadian soldiers on the streets of Montreal.

News story: A visual guide to Exercise Saif Sareea logistics

In preparation for Exercise Saif Sareea 3 (SS3), Joint Forces Command have put together a series of videos explaining the logistics of the operation.

News story: Commendations awarded to outstanding JFC staff

Individuals from across Joint Forces Command were presented with Commander Joint Forces Command Commendations in recognition for their contribution to the wider Ministry of Defence.

News story: UK boosts cyber links after tri-nation visit to Central America

Defence Minister Mark Lancaster has returned from a visit to Chile, Mexico and Belize.

News story: Defence Secretary announces extension of support to Ukraine’s Armed Forces

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has reaffirmed the United Kingdom's commitment to Ukraine in visit to Marinka and Kyiv

News story: UK fighter jets intercept Russian bombers approaching UK airspace

Russian Blackjack bombers were not talking to air traffic control, making them a hazard to all other aviation

News story: Facilities management suppliers invited to bid for places on new framework

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation is launching a search for suppliers to tender for £2.9 billion worth of new facilities management (FM) contracts.

News story: Grave of courageous World War 2 pilot has been rededicated 77 years after his death

The grave of Flying Officer David Stein has been rededicated in France on Wednesday 19 September 2018.

Speech: Defence Minister Stuart Andrew at DVD18, Millbrook

A programme to supply the British Army with a new fleet of eight-wheeled armoured vehicles has taken a major step forward, Defence Minister Stuart Andrew has announced at one of the world’s leading land equipment events.

News story: British companies get green light to press ahead with new Army vehicle plans, Defence Minister announces

A programme to supply the British Army with a new fleet of eight-wheeled armoured vehicles has taken a major step forward, Defence Minister Stuart Andrew has announced at one of the world’s leading land equipment events.

News story: Don't Blow It! Safely eliminating munitions on the battlefield

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) has launched a competition seeking innovations to aid in safe elimination of chemical and biological munitions in challenging environments.

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