Defence-related jobs are among the more combustible issues in the debate about Scotland's constitutional future. It's one of the main strands of pro-union campaigning to say that the Ministry of Defence won't buy ships from Clyde yards...Show More Summary
The Israeli Foreign Ministry picked supermodel Bar Refaeli as the face of its new ad campaign, and the Israeli Defence Force is not happy about it. Why? The Sports Illustrated bikini model dodged Israel's mandatory, two-year military service. Show More Summary
The Danish Ministry of Defence has decided to reopen the type selection process for new fighter aircraft, which was suspended in mid-2010. Saab’s fighter aircraft system Gripen is one of four alternatives. In accordance with the “Agreement on defense 2013-2017” the Danish Ministry of Defence has decided to restarted type selection process for new fighter [...]
After yesterday's China Daily story quoting Xian Y-20 design chief Tang Jun (also spelled Tang Changhong) about the type's export potential, he Ministry of National Defence has published another China Daily story based on his comments. Show More Summary
AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that it has signed a contract for a fleet of AW139 twin engine helicopters to equip the Saudi Aeromedical Evacuation Department of the Ministry of Defence of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The helicopters will be configured with a dedicated aeromedical interior to perform air ambulance operations, with deliveries starting [...]
Airbus Military and Thales UK have signed an 18-year contract with the UK Ministry of Defence to supply training services for the A400M Atlas, the Royal Air Force’s next-generation military transport aircraft. The multi-million pound training services programme will be operated by A400M Training Services Ltd, a joint venture between Airbus Military and Thales [...]
In the midst of a major modernization drive, the Defence Ministry on Thursday got a 14 per cent hike in its budget as Finance Minister P Chidambaram gave it Rs 2,03,672 crore (($37.45 billion–Ed) for 2013-14 with a promise to provide any additional fund required for national security. Thursday’s allocation is up by Rs 25,169 [...]
A police investigation is underway tonight into the death of an injured climber during an RAF rescue operation on Ben Nevis.The Ministry of Defence described as “speculation” reports that Mark Phillips plunged hundreds of feet to his...Show More Summary
Israel said on Monday it carried a successful test of the latest generation Arrow missile system, the Arrow 3, that can intercept missiles from Iran, taking a further step in bolstering its defence plans. The defence ministry said the flight test was conducted by Israel’s Missile Defense Organisation and US Missile Defence Agency officials. “This [...]
The hero-soldier brand is undeniably potent. The increased presence of soldiers at sports events - be it at Premier League games or the Olympics - is a shrewd move by the PR-savvy Ministry of Defence. The idea of a wholesome, dutiful hero is very appealing and is very much a feature of British identity, intertwined as it is with our military history and our imperial present.
BEIJING (Reuters) - Accusations by a U.S. computer security company that a secretive Chinese military unit is likely behind a series of hacking attacks are scientifically flawed and hence unreliable, China's Defence Ministry said on Wednesday.
A Yemeni air force plane crashed in the centre of the capital Sanaa on Tuesday, killing at least 11 people and wounding 15, security sources said.The Ministry of Defence said in a text message that the plane had been on a training flight when it came down in a western residential district.http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/02/19/uk-yemen-crash-idUKBRE91I0DL20130219
Rolls will spend the next decade building and servicing nuclear sub power plants.
The Ministry of Defence (MOD) £800 million contract with Rolls-Royce is for delivery & maintenance of the UK's nuclear submarine propulsion capability.
Defence Ministry says Sudan is building up troops in troubled border region, the site of fierce clashes in September.
North Korea gave China and the United States advance warning before conducting what appeared to be its third nuclear test on Tuesday, the South Korean defence ministry said. Asked if he was aware if Pyongyang had informed Beijing and Washington before carrying out the test, defence ministry spokesman Kim Min-Seok said: “We knew that.”
A swarm of helicopter drones are being deployed to British soldiers in Afghanistan thanks to the UK's Ministry of Defence. Dubbed the PD-100 "Black Hornet" Personal Reconnaissance System, the Norwegian-developed drones are finding utility...Show More Summary
PARIS (Reuters) - The FBI is investigating allegations of corruption involving a British unit of aerospace group EADS over a contract in Saudi Arabia for the UK's Ministry of Defence, the Financial Times said on Monday.
The UK Ministry of Defence has started to use Black Hornet Nano drones to help troops in Afghanistan.
The Ministry of Defence has been strongly criticised for its "flawed" decision to switch fighter aircraft for the Royal Navy's new carriers.The Commons defence committee attacked the move to adopt the joint strike fighter instead ofShow More Summary