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.

MoJ reveals plans for 5,000 modern prison places

Justice Secretary Elizabeth Truss has unveiled plans for four new prisons in England and Wales, creating 5,000 modern prison places to replace old and overcrowded establishments.

New jetty for Navy’s giant aircraft carriers named

Her Royal Highness Princess Anne has officially named the jetty which will house the Royal Navy’s giant new aircraft carriers in Portsmouth.

UK troops arrive in Estonia following NATO deployment

Soldiers from the 5th Battalion The Rifles Battlegroup (5 RIFLES), including members of an Armoured Engineer Squadron, Military Police Detachment, Artillery Group and Port Task Group have arrived in Estonia as part of a major NATO deployment.

£14m contract for lifesaving medical technology

The MoD has signed a £14 million deal to deliver lifesaving medical monitors to the UK Armed Forces.

A third of officers progress from ranks, Fallon extolls

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has revealed figures showing that almost 30 per cent of officers in the Armed Forces progressed from the lower military ranks.

The Home Office has signed an agreement with Panama to work more closely to combat the threat posed by serious and organised crime.

Regeneration of HM Naval Dockyard Portsmouth jetty completed

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has confirmed that work to ready a historic jetty at Her Majesty’s Naval Dockyard Portsmouth for the arrival of the largest warships ever built for the Royal Navy has been completed.

MoD welcomes record number of female Afghan officer grads

General Sir Gordon Messenger, vice chief of the defence staff, has welcomed the increasing female participation in the Afghan security forces at a graduation ceremony for new Afghan officers at the Afghan National Army Officer Academy (ANAOA) in Kabul.

The Royal Navy has formally named its new Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) HMS Forth, in honour of the famous Scottish river, in a ceremony at the BAE Systems Scotstoun shipyard.

The Ministry of Defence (MoD)is set to invest up to £6 million in innovative new technologies, processes and ways of operating that improve the ability of defence staff to analyse and exploit data in decision-making.

Fallon outlines UK commitment to European security

In a meeting of European Union Defence Ministers in Brussels, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has called on the EU to step up cooperation with NATO in order for the two organisations to more effectively tackle shared security challenges.

Home Office announces transparency measures for use of tasers

Home Secretary Amber Rudd has announced new policies which will require police forces to collect and publish detailed data on all their use of force, including Taser usage, from April.

Excess army rations should be given to homeless, MP urges

Work and Pensions Select Committee chairman Frank Field has called for surplus army food packs to be used to feed the UK's homeless population, after figures showed 12,275 operational ration packs (ORP) had been disposed of between April and December.

Fallon announces £1.7 billion investment in Scottish military bases

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has confirmed that £1.7 billion will be invested to upgrade Scottish military bases as the Ministry Of Defence’s (MoD) Defence Board convened in Edinburgh for the first time.

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