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Register for the 2021 international Chemical Weapons Demilitarisation conference

Dstl will host the 23rd CWD conference, bringing together international experts to work together to achieve a future free from chemical weapons.

Defence Secretary opens £70-million British Army facility in Kenya

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has delivered a new headquarters and training facility at Laikipia Air Base East in Kenya.

£180-million British Army vehicle contract protects 700 Glasgow jobs

A £180-million contract to deliver cutting edge threat detection technology for the British Army’s new Boxer vehicles will support hundreds of jobs in Scotland, it is announced today.

UK renews commitment to NATO missions

The UK will expand its contribution to NATO Mission Iraq, following the Alliance’s decision to scale up the crucial mission at this week’s NATO Defence Ministerial.

A345 ash dieback tree felling completed ahead of schedule

Tree felling, which had been taking place alongside the A345 since November 2020, finished 15 days ahead of schedule. Dangerous and dying trees were removed from about 20 miles of roadside.

Update: air strikes against Daesh

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

Royal Navy seizes £11 million worth of drugs in Arabian Sea

Royal Marines supported by the Royal Navy Warship HMS Montrose have intercepted over 2.6 tonnes of illicit drugs.

Former personnel discharged over sexuality to have medals restored

The Ministry of Defence has introduced a new policy to allow former Armed Forces personnel who were dismissed from service on the basis of their sexuality to apply to have their medals restored.

UK donates 100 vehicles to stop terrorists crossing into Lebanon

The British Army gave 100 Armoured Patrol Vehicles to the Lebanese Armed Forces to help prevent militants crossing its border from Syria.

Over 350 additional military personnel deployed in Scottish Covid response

A further 353 Armed Forces personnel will deploy to locations across Scotland as part of the continuing military support to the testing and vaccine delivery programmes.

UK Government doubles armed forces support for vaccine roll-out in Wales

An additional 96 service personnel will deploy to Wales to support the Welsh Government with the roll-out of Covid-19 vaccines.

Cutting-edge Telexistence technology given funding boost

DASA awards £800,000 for 11 projects to fast-track development of emerging capability that will physically remove humans from dangerous situations.

McCloud Remedy update

Important information for Veterans UK Customers affected by the McCloud Remedy

UK commits to deeper defence and security cooperation with Japan

HMS Queen Elizabeth’s deployment to Indo Pacific later this year will enhance Japan and UK defence cooperation

Additional 81 military personnel deploy to Scotland to support COVID vaccination roll-out

Armed Forces personnel will administer the vaccine in Scotland for the first time, as the number of military personnel increases to over 200 supporting the rollout.

Drug dealer jailed after MOD Police Crime Command operation

Close working with Merseyside Police leads to arrest.

Defence Secretary visits Kenya and Somalia to discuss Al Shabaab

Ben Wallace travelled to the two East African nations to enhance security cooperation in the battle against terror group Al Shabaab and other shared threats.

£230 million contract to bolster Royal Navy torpedoes

Cutting-edge Spearfish and Sting Ray torpedoes carried by the Royal Navy are receiving a £230 million maintenance uplift.

New legislation to help ensure fair treatment for armed forces

New legislation to help ensure armed forces personnel, veterans and their families are not disadvantaged by their service when accessing key public services.

£30-million injection for UK’s first uncrewed fighter aircraft

The UK’s first fleet of uncrewed fighter aircraft is one step closer to reality following a £30-million contract to design and manufacture a prototype in a three-year deal supporting more than 100 jobs in Belfast.

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