About 100 former Dutch UN peacekeepers may sue the government for sending them to defend the Bosnian enclave of Srebrenica in 1995, after the defence ministry admitted it had been a mission "impossible," lawyers said Tuesday. "The state sent these soldiers on a mission impossible and then abandoned them," lawyer Michael Ruperti told AFP. Show More Summary
The British Ministry of Defence (MoD) has unveiled a new wearable sensor technology designed to keep track of squaddies and prevent friendly fire incidents. Under development by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), the...Show More Summary
Britain scrambled fighter jets from an airbase in Scotland to intercept two Russian bombers approaching UK airspace, the Ministry of Defence said Thursday. The Russian planes flew from the direction of Norway and passed to the west of Britain’s Shetland Islands, northeast of the mainland. A Royal Air Force spokeswoman said: “Quick reaction alert Typhoon
Taiwan's defence ministry has asked Google to blur images of a new development believed to be for military use on a disputed South China Sea island.
Ministry of Defence confirms British involvement in US-led airstrike that killed at least 62 Syrian government troops RAF reaper drones were involved in the weekend airstrike that killed at least 62 Syrian government troops and threatened the fragile truce in the country, the Ministry of Defence has said. Show More Summary
The Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has signed an agreement with manufacturer Uralvagonzavod (UVZ) for the supply of a test consignment of more than 100 T-14 Armata main battle tanks (MBTs), the first units of which are already undergoing...Show More Summary
Russia's defence ministry on Wednesday called for a 48-hour extension of the Syria ceasefire it brokered with the United States last week. Moscow "calls for the extension of the cessation of hostilities on all Syrian territory for 48 hours," Russian news agencies quoted senior Russian military officer Viktor Poznikhir as saying. Show More Summary
In July, an aircraft wing was reported through Fishing Industry Protocol for Archaeological Discoveries (FIPAD) in the mud of Chichester Harbour. In order to identify it, permission was recently granted by the Ministry of Defence for a photographic and recording survey. Show More Summary
Ministry of Defence launches competition for drone swarms that can track individuals and jam communications.
The European Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation (OCCAR) and the Lithuanian Ministry of Defence have commissioned ARTEC GmbH to supply 88 high-protection BOXER vehicles to the Lithuanian army starting in 2017. ARTEC, a jointShow More Summary
RESET: Battles rage in East Ukraine. Anxious Ukrainian soldiers watched a burning building where vehicles have been destroyed. The footage released by Ukraine’s Defence Ministry claimed to show the aftermath of recent shelling by Russian-backed separatists. Show More Summary
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian Defence Ministry said on Friday it had successfully fired a ballistic missile from an advanced Iskander-M mobile launch system as part of a training exercise in the country's Far East.
Dragonfly-inspired drones are among several technologies being explored by the Ministry of Defence as part of a new £800 million ($1bn) defense initiative by the U.K. government. The Skeeter micro-drone was designed by Oxford-based startup...Show More Summary
Britain's Ministry of Defence (MoD) has provided a glimpse of the future of war by unveiling plans that include the development of robotic dragonflies called "Skeeters," laser weapons, and virtual reality helmets. Part of a new defense...Show More Summary
Announcement of a contract award to MBDA to build a laser-directed energy weapon demonstrator for the British Ministry of Defence (MoD) has been held up by a protest filed by one of the losing bidders.Thales UK filed the protest after...Show More Summary
The UK Ministry of Defence has disclosed that the United States has been training British troops on its military bases in Okinawa, in violation of the Japan-US Status of Forces Agreement.
The Egyptian Ministry of Defence announced on August 4 that a Molnya-class missile corvette presented by Russia to the Egyptian navy in 2015 has been commissioned into service.