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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.

Britain inks multi-billion pound Boeing deals

FARNBOROUGH, England (Reuters) - Britain announced on Monday the completion of multi-billion dollar deals with Boeing to buy nine P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol planes and to upgrade 50 Apache helicopters. The Ministry of Defence made...Show More Summary

UK Defense Secretary Adopts Security Measures to Support Eastern Europe

The Defence Secretary of the United Kingdom, Michael Fallon authorized a package of measures to support allies in the East of Europe, the Defense Ministry said Friday.

Heavy Rainfall Cause Flood Killing 1, Injuring 5 in Russia’s Rostov-on-Don

Russian Ministry of Civil Defence, Emergencies and Disaster Relief reported that heavy rainfall and strong wind caused Thursday a flood killing a girl and injuring five more people in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don.

Japan plans July fighter jet tender seen worth $40 billion as China tensions simmer

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Japan will launch a tender for fighter jets as soon as mid-July, the Ministry of Defence said, in a deal seen worth up to $40 billion as Tokyo seeks to bolster its air defenses amid creeping tension with China over disputed maritime borders.

India To Buy 145 M777 Howitzers

The Defence Ministry today approved the much-delayed purchase of 145 Ultralight howitzers, worth about Rs 5,000 crore, from the US and also the bulk production of 18 Dhanush artillery guns, the first acquisition of such weapon systems by the Army in three decades since the Bofors scandal. The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), chaired by Defence

Military and Railway Man Nick Elliott Takes Up Top MOD Commercial Role

Categories: Getting to grips with the Ministry of Defence "Procurement" structure is a task beyond most of us, and even those within it struggle sometimes to explain its nuances and complexities. Defence Equipment and Supply (DE&S) is...Show More Summary

Turkey blocking German official's visit to Incirlik base: Germany

BERLIN (Reuters) - Turkey is blocking the plans of a senior German defence official to visit Incirlik air base in July, a spokesman for the German defence ministry said on Wednesday, in a sign of increasingly tense relations between the two NATO allies.

Mental Health Disorder Cases in UK Army Almost Double Since 2007

Mental health disorders cases in the British armed forces has increased by almost 80 percent since 2007, the UK Ministry of Defence said in a report.

China says Navy Conducted Routine Operations in Area of US Joint Drills

A Chinese naval vessel was conducting routine operations in the Western Pacific at the time of U.S. joint drills with Japan and India, the country's Defence Ministry said on Thursday,

Syria: Presence of foreign troops is overt aggression

Damascus says French and German special forces are active in its territory but Germany's defence ministry rejects claim.

Danish coalition to back $3 billion Lockheed Martin fighter deal

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - The Danish government on Thursday reached agreement with coalition parties to proceed with the purchase of 27 F-35A stealth fighters from U.S. defense giant Lockheed Martin Corp, the defence ministry said. Following...Show More Summary

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