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Royal Navy Orders Two More Offshore Patrol Vessels at BAE Systems in Scotland

The U.K. Ministry of Defence has signed a 287 million pound ($360 million) contract with BAE Systems to build two more Royal Navy Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) in Scotland. Minister for Defence Procurement, Harriett Baldwin, announced...Show More Summary

German move on new ship radars paves way for missile defense role

HAMBURG (Reuters) - The German military is to buy new, more capable air defence radar systems for three F-124 frigates, paving the way for the ships to become part of NATO's broader missile defence system, a defence ministry spokesman said on Thursday.

Russian Corporal Killed in Aleppo Shelling, Says Ministry of Defence

A Russian military corporal has been killed by shelling in the Syrian city of Aleppo, Russia’s Ministry of Defence announced on Wednesday, although it insisted the soldier was serving as an advisor. Previously, Russia has been accused of sending ground troops to Syria throughout the duration of the Arab Republic's civil war. Show More Summary

Second Russian Jet in A Month Crashes Off Admiral Kuznetsov Carrier

A Russian air-force jet has botched a landing on the Admiral Kuznetsov air carrier for the second time in less than a month, the Russian Ministry of Defence confirmed to the Interfax news agency. An Su-33 multipurpose fighter experienced a technical malfunction during landing on Monday, prompting its pilot to eject. Show More Summary

Egypt, Greece Navy Drill 'Medusa 2016'

Egyptian air and naval forces departed to Greece to participate in the joint Greek-Egyptian military aeronautical exercise, named “Medusa 2016”. Egypt’s Ministry of Defence said that the joint manoeuvres, which was held last year for the first time, will take place from 8 to 12 December.

British Army To Form New Unit Of Monuments Men And Women

The looting and destruction of art, architecture, rare manuscripts, and ancient heritage by ISIS (among other evildoers) has moved the U.K. Ministry of Defence to set up a present-day version of the heroic archaeologists and art historians (don't you love that phrase?) who saved and identified countless treasures at the end of World War II.

A Bad Sign for the Russian T-14 Armata

Russia's Ministry of Defense (MoD) is planning to bring back into service some of its mothballed T-80BV main battle tanks (MBTs) and to update them, according to a source in the country's defence industry."At present, the preparative works to start the modernisation of the first T-80BV MBTs are at a final stage," the source told IHS Jane's. Show More Summary

Ex-general acquitted of war crimes given Croatian govt post

A retired general acquitted of war crimes was on Thursday given a key post in Croatia's defence ministry, the HINA news agency reported. Ante Gotovina, 61, was acquitted of war crimes on appeal in 2012 before the Hague-based International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) alongside another former general, Mladen Markac. Show More Summary

Russia strikes kill at least 30 jihadists in Syria: ministry

Russian air strikes have killed at least 30 jihadists in rebel-held Idlib province in northwestern Syria, the defence ministry said in a statement on Thursday. The strikes, which began on Tuesday, were part of a major operation against...Show More Summary

Russia warplane crashes into eastern Mediterranean, officials say

Russian defence ministry reports crash, with pilot reportedly ejecting Lost plane would detract from display of naval power in Syria war effort A Russian warplane has crashed into the eastern Mediterranean after takeoff from the Admiral...Show More Summary

Russia accuses Syria rebels of using chemical weapons in Aleppo

The Russian military said Friday it has evidence of the use of chemical weapons by rebels in Syria's besieged eastern city of Aleppo. "Experts from the Russian defence ministry have found unexploded artillery ammunition belonging to terrorists which contains toxic substances," the military said in a statement. Show More Summary

UK Ministry of Defence to secure data using Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection

Microsoft today highlighted that the Ministry of Defence (MOD) in the United Kingdom is a Microsoft Cloud customer. They use Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection and Customer Lockbox from a Microsoft U.K. data center. More than 95,000 MOD mailboxes are protected with Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection which offers better protection and control. Also, with […]

Moscow accuses Dutch sub of monitoring Med fleet

Russia on Wednesday accused a Dutch submarine of trying to monitor its aircraft carrier and escort vessels in the Mediterranean, denouncing such manoeuvres as "dangerous". According to the Russian defence ministry, the Severomorsk and the Vice-Admiral Kulakov, two of its anti-submarine ships, had "spotted a submarine from the Dutch navy... Show More Summary

UK Ministry of Defence on the frontline of cloud-based data protection with Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection

The Ministry of Defence in the United Kingdom employs more than 230,000 people. They have added Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection and Customer Lockbox to protect and further safeguard their employees. —Read more. The post UK Ministry of Defence on the frontline of cloud-based data protection with Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection appeared first on Office Blogs.

UK Hiding UFO Files From Public?

According to UFO investigator Malcolm Robinson, founder of Strange Phenomena Investigations, a source from Britain’s Ministry of Defence informed him that nearly 50% of the government’s UFO files are still classified and being withheld from the public. In an interview with the Daily Star, Robinson did not...

Russia preparing renewed strikes on Syria's Aleppo 'in coming hours': Interfax

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia is preparing to resume air strikes around the Syrian city of Aleppo "in coming hours", the Interfax news agency cited a source in the Russian Defence Ministry as saying on Tuesday.

Report: Microsoft reaches an agreement with Italian defence ministry to deploy Windows 10

According to a report from business weekly Milano Finanza, Microsoft has reached an agreement with the Italian Ministry of Defence to deploy Windows 10 on all the PCs of ministry’s civil and military employees. The official announcement will be made in few days and Italian Ministry has decided to go with Windows 10 because of […]

UK ex-minister says MoD misled him over Saudi arms deal

A former British business minister said Saturday he was seriously misled by the Ministry of Defence over a missiles deal with Saudi Arabia, which is spearheading airstrikes in Yemen. Vince Cable told The Guardian newspaper that he was given specific assurances about the checks that would be carried out on the use of British-made missiles. Show More Summary

MoD seriously misled me on Saudi arms sales, says Vince Cable

Former minister says he only agreed to missile exports after he was told UK would enhance oversight of targets in Yemen The Ministry of Defence has been accused of “seriously misleading” a cabinet minister in a desperate effort to get export licences for British-made missiles for use by Saudi Arabia in its controversial bombing campaign in Yemen. Show More Summary

Female terror suspect 'planned suicide attack'

Police have arrested the wife of a Chechen terror suspect who was himself arrested in September, after they found evidence that the pair were planning a suicide bomb attack in Austria’s Ministry of Defence.

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