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National Cyber Force Transforms country's cyber capabilities to protect UK

The new National Cyber Force (NCF) is helping to transform the UK’s cyber capabilities to disrupt adversaries and keep the UK safe, the Prime Minister announced today

Defence secures largest investment since the Cold War

The Prime Minister has announced the biggest investment in the UK’s Armed Forces since the end of the Cold War, confirming an injection of £16.5 billion over four years.

Sir John Manzoni announced as Chair Designate for AWE plc NDPB Board

Following the announcement that AWE plc will become an Arms-Length Body of the MOD, the Department has decided to appoint Sir John Manzoni as Chair Designate.

Defence Secretary's speech at the Defence Space Conference 2020

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace talks about transforming in the new Space Age.

Winners of International Space Pitch Day revealed

UK & US mark several international firsts for military innovation

Royal Navy warship sails into Arctic Circle for High North operation

HMS Lancaster has completed three days of operations in the High North, marking the second time the Royal Navy has sailed into the Arctic Circle in two months.

Nation falls silent for Remembrance Sunday

The UK will fall silent today as the country marks the annual Remembrance Sunday Service .

Royal Marines train with cutting-edge autonomous technology in Cyprus

The UK’s Littoral Strike Group has demonstrated the Royal Navy’s readiness to defend against the most advanced and novel threats of today as part of their deployment to the Mediterranean.

Hundreds of the world's top minds debate ethics at Dstl's AI Fest

Dstl - the science inside UK defence and security – is playing a critical role in helping the UK MOD understand how it can responsibly and ethically adopt AI.

UK and France able to deploy a 10,000 strong joint military force in response to shared threats

This major milestone comes as the two countries commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Lancaster House defence and security, and nuclear treaties.

Market exploration: surgical instrument sterilisation in austere environments

DASA wants to identify the current market capability to deliver Medical Device Decontamination Capabilities within Defence’s highly mobile medical facilities.

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) Written Ministerial Statement

A Written Ministerial Statement has been laid today in Parliament announcing a change of operating model for the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE).

Personalised career support for hundreds of military spouses

Hundreds of partners of UK Armed Forces personnel will receive personalised career support as part of a targeted training scheme.

Offshore Windfarm development boosted by £2 million research

Innovative research to develop cutting-edge technology and make sure future offshore windfarms do not interfere with crucial military communications is underway following a £2 million Government investment.

Finalists for International Space Pitch Day revealed

15 tech firms selected to pitch to military leaders for share of £800,000 to develop space innovation

British Army protects big cats in Belize

Rare images of mountain lions, jaguars and ocelots have been captured by a British Army wildlife monitoring programme in the heart of the Belize jungle.

Defence Secretary reaffirms UK commitment to leadership on Euro-Atlantic security at NATO Defence Ministerial

In a virtual session of NATO Defence Ministers, Defence Secretary Ben Wallace held discussions on a number of issues impacting the alliance.

More Afghan interpreters to move to the UK as scheme extends

Many more Afghan interpreters who served bravely alongside British Armed Forces in Afghanistan can relocate to the UK thanks to new legislation announced today.

Royal Navy seizes over 450kg in the largest methamphetamine drug bust in the Middle East

Sailors and Royal Marines from HMS Montrose intercepted over 450 kilograms of methamphetamine, with a wholesale value of £18 million, during a counter-narcotics operation in the Arabian Sea.

Joint restoration project on River Avon helps improve habitat diversity

A joint restoration project between the Ministry of Defence (MOD), Wiltshire Wildlife Trust (WWT) and Services Dry Fly Fishing Association (SDFFA) will improve habitats for riverine species on the banks of the River Avon.

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