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RAF drone footage shows the moment a missile stops Isil carrying out a public execution

4 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

The Ministry of Defence has released a video showing the moment an RAF Reaper drone carries out an air strike on Islamic State fighters before they manage to carry out a public execution. The footage shows two handcuffed prisoners being...Show More Summary

Russia rejects allegation it bombed U.S.-backed fighters in Syria

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian Defence Ministry on Sunday denied it had bombed U.S.-backed militias in Syria, saying its planes only targeted Islamic State militants and that it had warned the United States well in advance of its operational plans.

Confusion as Russia and Belarus begin joint war games 

5 days agoNews : Trending Now

The first day of major joint war games between Russia and Belarus began in confusion Thursday, as the militaries of both countries announced the Russians would be moving in opposite directions.  The defence ministry in Moscow first announced...Show More Summary

Russian submarines fire cruise missiles at Islamic state in Syria

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian Navy on Thursday fired seven cruise missiles at Islamic state targets in the suburbs of Syria's Deir al-Zor, the Russian Defence Ministry said in a statement on Thursday.

'Not fit to live on': Chaos grips Caribbean islands days after Irma's rampage

A handout picture released by the British Ministry of Defence shows an aerial view of damage caused by Hurricane Irma in Road Town, on Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. Small Caribbean islands smashed by Hurricane Irma are in aShow More Summary

NATO, Russia military chiefs to meet in Baku ahead of war games

Russia's top military boss was set to meet with a senior NATO commander in Baku on Thursday, as concerns swirled over major war games Moscow will hold next week with Belarus. The Russian defence ministry said Chief of the General Staff...Show More Summary

Britain To Build Five Navy Frigates To Boost Domestic Shipbuilding

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will buy five new frigates as part of a new shipbuilding strategy aimed at boosting the navy and exports following decades of decline in the sector, the defence ministry said on Wednesday. Each of the first...Show More Summary

Soldiers among five neo-Nazi terror suspects held in UK, Cyprus

Five alleged members of a banned British neo-Nazi group were arrested on terror offences Tuesday, among them serving soldiers including one deployed in Cyprus, the UK defence ministry said. National Action became the first far-rightShow More Summary

Russia fires missiles near enclave besieged by IS

2 weeks agoNews : The Cutline

A Russian warship on Tuesday fired cruise missiles from the Mediterranean at the Islamic State group near the Syrian city of Deir Ezzor where regime forces are battling the jihadists, Moscow said. The Russian defence ministry said the...Show More Summary

British soldiers among four alleged members of neo-Nazi group arrested in UK

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Some of the four alleged members of a banned British neo-Nazi group arrested on Tuesday for terror offences are serving soldiers, Britain’s defence ministry said. National Action became the first far-right group to be outlawed by the government in December last year, six months after the...

Russian frigate fires cruise missiles at Islamic State targets near Syria's Deir al-Zor

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian frigate Admiral Essen fired Kalibr cruise missiles at Islamic State targets near the Syrian city of Deir al-Zor on Tuesday to help a Syrian army offensive in the area, the Russian Defence Ministry said...

After Taiwan alarm, China says air force drills were routine

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Defence Ministry said on Thursday that a recent series of air force exercises around self-ruled Taiwan were routine, after Taiwan's military said this month it was on a high state of alert following three straight days of drills.

China says to beef up patrols along Indian border

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Defence Ministry said on Thursday that it would beef up patrols along a disputed stretch of its border with India but would also "adjust" deployments, after the two countries ended a more than two-month standoff.

US-South joint drills end amid soaring N. Korea tensions

Seoul and Washington wrapped up their annual war games on Thursday, the South's defence ministry said, with tensions high after Pyongyang's latest missile launch over Japan. Tens of thousands of South Korean and US troops took part in...Show More Summary

Israel finalises deal for 17 more F-35 stealth fighters

Israel has finalised a deal to purchase 17 more F-35 stealth fighters in addition to 33 of the ultra-high-tech jets already ordered, the defence ministry said Sunday. Israel has already taken delivery of five of the jets, made by US-based Lockheed Martin and the most expensive in history, beginning in December. Show More Summary

China promotes army general who fought Vietnam in 1979 border war

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's military has promoted an army general who fought Vietnam in a brief border war in 1979, the Defence Ministry said, part of a broad reshuffle expected as part of this autumn's Communist Party congress.

Russian jets kill over 200 Islamic State militants near Syria's Deir al-Zor: agencies

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's air force has destroyed a large column of Islamic State fighters on their way to the Syrian city of Deir al-Zor, killing over 200 militants, Russian news agencies cited Russia's Defence Ministry as saying on Monday.

Taiwan says on high alert after recent Chinese air force drills

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan's military is on a high state of alert following three straight days of drills by the Chinese air force near to the self-ruled island which Beijing claims as its own, Taiwan's Defence Ministry said on Tuesd...

Andrew Forzani Jets In As New Procurement Commander At UK Ministry Of Defence

Categories: Andrew Forzani has been appointed the new Ministry of Defence Chief Commercial Officer. He takes over from Steve Morgan, who we believe is retiring. Morgan […] (Read more...)

China holds wargames as North Korea tensions spike

last monthNews : The Cutline

The Chinese navy and air force flexed their muscles in live-fire drills in seas adjacent to the Korean Peninsula, the defence ministry said, amid regional tensions over North Korea's pursuit of nuclear weaponry. The "large-scale" exercises...Show More Summary

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