The Italian navy took back control on Friday of a Sicilian fishing boat that had been seized overnight by unknown assailants near the Libyan coast, the defence ministry said.
The German army is to bring back into service around 100 tanks sold to industry, the ministry of defence said on Saturday. The move will bring to 328 the number of “Leopard 2? tanks the German army has at its […]
Military officials in Kazakhstan have introduced a Miss Army competition in the hope of encouraging more recruits. The Kazakhstani Ministry of Defence has chosen 123 of its prettiest female soldiers and posted their photos online where viewers can vote for their favourites. Show More Summary
Israeli authorities have thwarted an attempt to smuggle high-tech equipment into the Gaza Strip, allegedly to militant groups preparing for the next round of conflict with Israel, according to the Israeli defence ministry. The security...Show More Summary
Russia is preparing its paratroopers to train and perform jumps in Arctic conditions, according to the Russian Ministry of Defence’s airborne forces spokesman Yevgeny Meshkov. Russia has ordered its paratrooper division based in the city of Pskov to begin specialised training in “extremely low temperatures”. Show More Summary
The country’s Ministry of Defence is considering introducing the first voluntary and soon to be compulsory military training for young people.
Ukraine’s Defence Ministry announced that nearly 1,750 Ukrainian servicemen were killed since the beginning of military operation in eastern Ukraine.
India's Ministry of Defence (MoD) has reportedly become so frustrated with the impasse in negotiations with Dassault over the contract for the Rafale fighter aircraft that it has decided to accelerate the timetable for the localisedShow More Summary
The UK’s Ministry of Defence, Home Office, Foreign Office, and Commonwealth Office are set to add at least 140 ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs) to their fleets as part of a broader £5 million cross-departmental push to move away from “gas guzzlers,” according to recent reports. Show More Summary
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi assigned senior officials in the Ministry of Defence with a task to “identify” and “support” maritime needs of smaller nations
The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has disclosed plans to compete the build and demonstration of a prototype high power laser directed energy weapon.A supplier briefing for the project - known as the Laser Directed Energy Weapon Capability...Show More Summary
Here's something we didn't know — the Ministry of Defence is uploading videos of precision air strikes on Islamic State military targets in Iraq on YouTube. A report from the MoD released today shows that RAF planes were involved in 11 strikes on targets last month. Show More Summary
India’s defence ministry Saturday cleared a project worth Rs.32,000 crore for 12 mine sweeping vessels to be made in the country, along with some other projects including one for buying 38 basic trainer aircrafts. In a meeting of the Defence […]
A UFO was photographed in the airspace over Cornwall, England, near the time that RAF jet fighters were called out to intercept two Russian bombers that were spotted flying near the coast. The Ministry of Defence assured everyone that the Russian warplanes had not entered British airspace...
The U.K. Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded a $1.32 billion (£859 million) contract to BAE Systems to develop a new class of frigate for the Royal Navy, the MoD announced on Friday.The contract will set the stage for the planned 2016...Show More Summary
New data from the Ministry of Defence show that the UK's armed forces are in a long-term decline. Despite Britain being one of only four NATO member countries that spend more than 2% of GDP on defence, that figure has been creeping downwards over recent years. Show More Summary
The defence ministry is likely to soon take a decision on the joint bid of Tata and Airbus to replace Indian Air Force’s aging fleet of 56 Avro aircraft with C-295 military transport carriers. Defence ministry sources said the next ...
Kelvin Hughes has been awarded a contract to supply SharpEyeTM radars with an Agile Tracker to the New Zealand (NZ) Ministry of Defence. The radars will
There’s a belter of a scoop in today’s Daily Mail. James Chapman, the paper’s political editor, reports that the Ministry of Defence is examining plans to move Trident from Scotland to Wales.… Continue reading The post Could Trident be moved to Wales? appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
The Government Communications Headquarters in Britain. Image: GHCQ/British Ministry of Defence British officials acknowledged on Monday that a prank caller managed to social-engineer the private cell number for a top GHCQ intel chief, and phoned the prime minister in his name. Read the rest