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Lithuania Boosts Army with 88 Boxer Vehicles

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 …

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

Russia says fires Iskander-M ballistic missile during training exercise

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 Spy Drones Designed for Urban Warfare

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 looks to robot dragonflies and lasers for future defense

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

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

British High Energy Laser Weapon Demo Program Held up by Contract Protest

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

US Violates Security Treaty With Japan

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.

R-32 Missile Corvette From Russia Enters Service in Egyptian Navy

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.

Tabloid Makes Embarrassing Error After Misunderstanding Military Terminology

4 weeks agoNews : Mediaite

A British tabloid made an embarrassing error Friday, writing a hysterical piece that incorrectly reported the Defence Ministry had paid hundreds of millions of pounds to buy a five-inch-long gun.

UK nuclear submarine in 'glancing collision' near Gibraltar, no reactor damage

LONDON (Reuters) - A British nuclear Astute-class submarine was involved in a "glancing collision" with a merchant vessel off the coast of the peninsula of Gibraltar on Wednesday, Britain's Ministry of Defence said.

British Soldier Dies During Training Exercise in Wales on Hottest Day of Year

A British soldier has died during a training exercise on the hottest day of the year so far. The infantry soldier in the Rifles regiment died on Tuesday in the Brecon Beacons area of Wales, the Ministry of Defence said. It is the fourth...Show More Summary

Russia conducts over 50 strikes on IS near Palmyra in 3 days

Russia has conducted more than 50 air strikes since Tuesday against Islamic State (IS) jihadists near the Syrian city of Palmyra, the defence ministry in Moscow said. “The Russian air force has increased the intensity of its strikes against targets of the armed units of international terrorist organisations near the city of Palmyra,” the ministry

British Pilots Look Forward to Flying P-8 Sub-Hunter in UK

Days after Monday's contract announcement from the U.K. Ministry of Defence Aronds' enthusiasm is unmistakable.

UK Fails to Provide Military Families With Decent Accommodation Services

The UK Ministry of Defence and its contractor CarillionAmey failed to provide the families of armed forces personnel with decent accommodation services, according to the Public Accounts Committee of the Parliament.

UK Orders Nine Boeing P-8A Maritime Patrol Aircraft

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) has confirmed the deal to purchase nine P-8A Poseidon Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) for the Royal Air Force (RAF). The new aircraft, which will be based at RAF Lossiemouth in Scotland, will play a vital role in protecting the UK’s nuclear deterrent and the UK’s two new aircraft carriers. They

South Korea to announce location of THAAD anti-missile system

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's Defence Ministry said it will announce at 2.00 a.m. ET on Wednesday the location of the THAAD anti-missile defense unit to be deployed with the U.S. military in South Korea to counter the missile threat from North Korea.

Photographers’ rights in the UK

Photographers’ rights in the UK: Basically, you can photograph anyone or anything from a public place. Period. 6’19” in on the video. Caveats: Photographing Ministry of Defence (MoD) property might sometimes be in breach of The Official Secrets Act, by which everyone is bound whether or not they have signed it. In this era of … Continue reading "Photographers’ rights in the UK"

UK Reaches $2.3Bln Deal With US on 50 New Apache Helicopters Purchase

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced a $2.3 billion deal to secure 50 of the latest generation Apache attack helicopters for the British Army, according to official statement.

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