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Armed Forces now working in hospitals, vaccine centres, and testing across all four nations

Armed Forces now working in hospitals, vaccine centres, and testing across all four nations of the UK to support the coronavirus response

£102-million investment in detect and destroy system for British Army

The British Army has invested £102-million in a high-end surveillance system which allows frontline soldiers to detect and engage enemy targets in seconds.

Dstl plays pivotal role in defence missile development

Dstl – the science inside UK defence and security - played an instrumental part throughout the research and development of the new SPEAR3 surface-attack missile.

New autonomous minesweepers to protect sailors at sea

Three world-class autonomous minesweeping systems will detect and destroy sea mines on dangerous naval operations for the Royal Navy, thanks to a £25-million contract announced today.

Joint Statement on Carrier Strike Group 2021 Joint Declaration Signing

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace and US Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher C. Miller have co-signed the UK-US Joint Declaration for the Carrier Strike Group 2021 deployment.

Service Complaints Ombudsman Appointment announcement

The Ministry of Defence is pleased to announce the appointment of Mariette Hughes as the next Service Complaints Ombudsman for the UK Armed Forces.

Armed Forces to set up vaccine sites in Scotland

The British Army is establishing 80 new COVID-19 vaccine centres for NHS Scotland, from Monday 18 January, as part of the largest peacetime resilience operation ever undertaken by the UK Armed Forces.

British Army trains 500th Somali soldier in infantry skills

Troops from Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment shared key military skills with Somali National Army soldiers to help them conduct effective security operations.

Defence scientists ramp up their support to the Covid-19 pandemic

Scientists from Dstl have been working tirelessly since the start of the pandemic to support a whole host of government agencies and civilian authorities.

£76-million contract boosts F-35 Lightning fleet support

A £76-million aircraft support contract, supporting more than 170 jobs, will maximise the availability and capability of the UK’s F-35 Lightning stealth jets, ensuring they are ready for combat operations across the globe.

State-of-the-art robot seeks out chemical agents

Dstl scientists have successfully trialled a fully autonomous robot that will help defence and security personnel dealing with hazardous scenes.

Record number of armed forces personnel help with Covid response

The Defence Secretary has today updated Parliament on the role the UK Armed Forces are playing to tackle Covid.

Defence Secretary hails support for military families

Thousands more military families are benefiting from free childcare, accommodation upgrades and tailored career guidance, Defence Secretary Ben Wallace announced today as he outlined recent measures to support service famili…

Defence Secretary Oral Statement: Defence's COVID-19 support

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace detailed Defence's support to the COVID-19 response.

MOD archaeologist awarded MBE in New Year’s Honours list

Richard Osgood, Senior Archaeologist for the MOD’s Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has been awarded an MBE in the New Year’s Honours list.

£550-million F-35 missile contract signed

A £550-million contract for new surface-attack missiles will secure hundreds of UK jobs and provide unrivalled lethality for the UK’s F-35B Lightning jets, Defence Minister Jeremy Quin announced today.

Carrier Strike Group hits important milestone

The UK’s Carrier Strike Group (CSG) has achieved a major milestone ahead of its first operational deployment this year.

Over 5,000 armed forces deployed in support of the COVID-19 response in the biggest homeland operation in peacetime

Over 5,000 UK Armed Forces personnel are currently deployed to support the response to the Coronavirus across the UK, working on 70 different tasks ranging from schools testing to the rollout of vaccines.

Government opens further COVID-19 testing locations for hauliers heading to France

COVID-19 tests available at haulier information advice sites around England.

New Year Honours and Awards: Military

Military personnel have been recognised for their response to the Coronavirus outbreak in the New Year’s Honours list 2021 published today.

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