The UK terror threat level has been raised to its highest level of ‘critical’, meaning more attacks may be imminent, Prime Minister Theresa May has said.

Thousands of police lacking up-to-date background checks, FoI reveals

Thousands of police officers across the UK have not had up-to-date background checks to ensure they are suitable to serve, a freedom of information (FoI) request submitted by the BBC has revealed.

AI system used to assess risk of reoffending

Police in Durham are set to go live with an artificial intelligence (AI) system or Harm Assessment Risk Tool (Hart), designed to help officers decide whether or not a suspect should be kept in custody.

UK troops deploy to South Sudan

The latest deployment of British troops has arrived in South Sudan to continue support to the United Nations (UN) Peacekeeping mission, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has said.

Johnson: Saying no to Syria strike action ‘difficult’

It would be very difficult to refuse support for US military strikes on Syria, says Johnson.

UK announces further support for national security reform in Somalia

The Federal Government of Somalia and the Presidents of Somalia’s Federal Member States have agreed a historic political agreement, to integrate regional and federal forces into a coherent National Security Architecture capable of gradually taking on lead responsibility for providing security.

UK maritime forces reaffirm defence ties with Vietnam

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has announced that 60 Royal Navy and Royal Marines are currently taking part in a five-month French naval deployment to the Indian Ocean and Far East, aboard French assault ship FS Mistral.

Fallon announces £539m investment in new missiles system

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has announced three new missile contracts worth a combined £539 million for state-of-the-art Meteor, Common Anti-air Modular Missile (CAMM) and Sea Viper missile systems at MBDA Stevenage.

MoD signs £1.4bn contract for attack submarine

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has negotiated a new £1.4 billion contract for the Royal Navy’s new attack submarine, which will protect the UK’s new aircraft carriers and nuclear deterrent.

HMS Sutherland escorts Russian warships through English Channel

According to a statement from the Ministry of Defence (MoD), Royal Navy frigate HMS Sutherland has escorted two Russian warships through the English Channel.

Hadley Court leads research to help military personnel with hip pain

Headley Court, a research team from the Academic Department of Military Rehabilitation, are leading a major project that could soon help UK military personnel with hip pain.

Royal Marines to be restructured, MoD says

The Ministry of Defence has confirmed that the Royal Marines is set to be restructured to ‘better balance skills across the force’, to balance out the growing Royal Navy.

UK personnel arrive in Poland, MoD confirms

150 UK personnel have travelled from their base in Catterick Garrison to arrive in Orzysz, Poland as part the UK commitment to NATO’s Enhanced Forward Presence in Eastern Europe, taking the total deployment in the region to nearly 1,000.

UK sends military trainers to Jordan

Prime Minister Theresa May has confirmed that the UK is set to send military trainers to Jordan to help its air force in the fight against so-called Islamic State.

Counter ISIL operations airbase opens new runway

RAF Akrotiri, Britain’s main airbase for operations against ISIL, has official opened its newly renovated runway, improving its ability to combat threats to national security.

UK and France sign new weapon system agreement

Defence Minister Harriett Baldwin and her French counterpart Laurent Collet-Billon have signed an agreement to explore future missile technologies with MBDA.

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