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Royal Air Force A400M showcased in Kazakhstan

During a recent visit, which promoted the bilateral military co-operation between the UK and Kazakhstan, the capability of the RAF A400M was showcased to the Kazakh Government.

Completion of training facility at RAF Waddington

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has completed the refurbishment of a hangar at RAF Waddington to convert it into a joint training facility.

Troops and veterans one step closer to stronger legal protection

The Overseas Operations Bill for service personnel and veterans will be laid before Parliament today for its Second Reading.

Extra funding for service charities as veterans’ support is stepped up

Today the Office for Veterans’ Affairs (OVA) and the MOD have announced that 100 UK Armed Forces charities will benefit from nearly £6-million of extra funding to support serving personnel, veterans and their families during…

Hundreds of UK troops parachute into Ukraine for joint exercises

Over 200 British paratroopers made history this week when they jumped into southern Ukraine for the first time.

More Afghan interpreters who risked their lives supporting British troops to begin new lives in the UK

Dozens more Afghan interpreters who supported British Armed Forces on the frontline in Helmand Province will be able to move to the UK as part of an expanded relocation scheme announced by Defence Secretary Ben Wallace an…

All ranks common room opens at RAF Benson

A new all ranks Common Room has officially opened at RAF Benson, enhancing the lived experience of RAF personnel and their families.

Royal Marines accommodation in Lympstone reaches milestone

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) project to build new accommodation for personnel at the Commando Training Centre Royal Marines (CTCRM) in Devon has celebrated a major milestone.

Government backs UK companies tackling dangerous 'space junk'

Seven UK companies have been awarded a share of over £1 million to help track debris in space

RAF looks to the future on Battle of Britain Day

On the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain a special day of events was hosted at RAF Waddington, the home of the RAF’s intelligence gathering assets, showcasing how the RAF are ready to meet the challenges of today, an…

Innovation call for urban drone technology

The Ministry of Defence is seeking new ways to assist military drone operators in urban environments in a new funding competition.

Chief of Defence Intelligence comments on threats the UK will face in coming decades

Lieutenant-General Jim Hockenhull looks to the future, outlining the changing character of the threat and the role of UK Defence

Update: air strikes against Daesh

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

Defence Secretary announces investment in strategic Omani port

The Defence Secretary has announced a further £23.8 million investment in the UK logistics hub at Duqm port

UK leads multi-national task group of warships above the Arctic Circle in demonstration of freedom of navigation

The Royal Navy has led a multi-national task group of warships and aircraft into the High North for the first time in more than twenty years on an operation to demonstrate freedom of navigation above the Arctic Circle.

DIO awards new cost price analysis contract

DIO has awarded the Cost Price Analytical Capability (CPAC) contract.

From Arab headdresses to the aerospace industry, the thread of history links us to the Middle East

In an opinion editorial for the Sunday Times, Defence Secretary Ben Wallace explains why he is going to the Gulf to champion British technology.

Scottish defence industry wins new radar contract

The MOD has awarded a lion's share of a contract worth £317-million to the Scottish defence industry.

Counter-drone tech and state-of-the-art radar for the RAF

RAF Typhoons are to be equipped with next generation radar thanks to a £317-million investment, Defence Minister Jeremy Quin today announced.

Anti-bullying helpline now live

A confidential helpline has launched to provide support for defence personnel experiencing or witnessing bullying, harassment or discrimination.

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