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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.

UK shipbuilding boosted by warship procurement

Vital warships providing supplies and technical support to the Royal Navy's aircraft carriers will made by British-led teams, Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has announced.

UK and US reaffirm relationship at Atlantic Future Forum

Senior figures from government and industry in the UK and US will meet over the next two days on board HMS Queen Elizabeth for the annual Atlantic Future Forum.

UK and Australia commit to shipbuilding partnership

Australia and the UK have further strengthened their enduring defence relationship by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to cooperate on building and delivering the next generation of cutting-edge frigates.

Defence Secretary announces MOD Science and Technology Strategy 2020

The MOD Science and Technology Strategy 2020 sets out how MOD will secure and maintain scientific and technological advantage for the future.

New strategy places focus on cutting edge science and technology

Ground-breaking innovation will be at the heart of defence activity for generations, thanks to a bold new Science and Technology Strategy unveiled today by Defence Secretary Ben Wallace.

Defence Secretary urges troops to support Poppy Appeal

Ben Wallace has written an open letter to troops encouraging them to support The Royal British Legion's annual Remembrance appeal.

Joint Statement - Five Eyes nations defence ministers

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace yesterday evening took part in a videoconference of defence ministers from the Five Eyes nations.

Dstl’s new counter-terrorism facility opened by The Queen

The Queen, accompanied by the Duke of Cambridge, officially opened Dstl's new state-of-the-art Energetics Analysis Centre and met specialist scientific staff.

How defence is rising to the sustainability challenge

Today the government issued its response to the Committee on Climate Progress Report to Parliament, which was published in June this year.

Public asked not to gather at the Cenotaph for Remembrance Sunday due to coronavirus 

For the first time, the annual Remembrance Sunday service will be a closed ceremony due to the coronavirus pandemic

COVID-19: update on changes to Veterans UK Services

Due to ongoing COVID-19 precautions, there are changes to Veterans UK services.

UK and Qatar commit to a stronger defence relationship

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace and his Qatari counterpart have committed to strengthening the UK-Qatar defence relationship during a joint visit to RAF Coningsby today.

Update: air strikes against Daesh

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

New Veterans Railcard launched

Service personnel often live and work all over the UK, moving regularly from posting to posting, so when they leave the armed forces, they may well find themselves hundreds of miles from family and friends.

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