This is from the @TelePolitics Evening Briefing. Sign up to get it delivered to your inbox HAMMOND'S U-TURN A plan to privatise the way the Ministry of Defence buys equipment has been scrapped, costing the taxpayer millions of pounds. Philip Hammond, the Defence Secretary, had proposed to give the task to a private sector company, [...]
The Ministry of Defence this week at the Brunei International Defence Exhibition (Bridex) accepted two Sikorsky S-70i Black Hawk helicopters into the Royal Brunei Air Force following an unveiling attended by His Majesty the Sultan. Two more Sikorsky S-70i Black […]
The death toll of a suicide bombing and gun attack on the defence ministry complex in Sanaa surges to 52.
The German Navy will receive the first of four new ships ordered from ThyssenKrupp later than expected, the defence ministry and the company said on Monday, confirming a newspaper report.
“I am the new world. And you are part of the old.” A scientist of the UK’s Ministry of Defence creates a highly intelligent android. Will it – she? – save us or doom us all? A sci-fi thriller in the vein of Blade Runner, RoboCop and Frankenstein.
When I visited the spanking new buildings of the Japanese defence ministry in Tokyo in March, it already seemed like another world from the run-down digs of the old Self-Defence Force that I had visited six years earlier.You could feel the emergence of a new military power, pacifist still in name only. Show More Summary
Israeli and US defence officials on Wednesday carried out an advanced test of a new system against short-range missiles, the defence ministry said. The defence agencies of both states “completed a successful intercept test of the David’s Sling Weapon System […]
The Indonesian Ministry of Defence has contracted with the Rheinmetall Group of Düsseldorf to supply it with tracked armoured vehicles, logistical support and ammunition worth roughly €216 million. The contract, which was signed in December 2012, now comes into full […]
The Ukrainian frigate Hetman Sahaydachniy in the Gulf of Aden prevented a pirate attack on the civilian vessel Manjin Cild, the Ukrainian Ministry of Defence said in a statement on Tuesday.
A Ukrainian warship this week thwarted a pirate attack on a vessel in the Gulf of Aden, the Ukrainian Ministry of Defence said in a statement on Tuesday.
The UK Ministry of Defence has been more than a touch conservative when it comes to discussing operations with its unmanned/remotely piloted air systems for a considerable time, in no small part due to widespread negative reporting about the use of dreaded “drones” from the general media. Main Building’s reticence has mostly surrounded the Royal […]
As almost all other shipbuilding disappeared off down the Clyde slipway, Govan and Scotstoun have survived on the strength of Ministry of Defence orders. In an era of specialisation, they're very good at building very complex ships - so specialised, however, that they're not so good at winning export orders for less sophisticated navies. Show More Summary
Airbus Military has signed a contract with Kazspecexport, a State Company belonging to the Ministry of Defence of Kazakhstan, to supply two C295 military transport aircraft plus the related service support package for spare parts and ground support equipment. This […]
Thanks to the UK Ministry of Defence for providing another item for the “not something you see every day” files, and for proving why the Royal Air Force calls the Chinook a “support helicopter”. A Sea King search and rescue crew from the Royal Navy’s HMS Gannet unit – located at Glasgow Prestwick airport – […]
Ian Wallace is a visiting fellow in the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence at the Brookings Institution and previously a senior official at the British Ministry of Defence, where he helped develop UK cyber strategy. I'm...Show More Summary
In the past two years the Ministry of Defence has received 5,827 claims for damages, and paid out £36 million in lawyers fees, with the majority of cases relating to the recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. As if our military did not have enough on its hands trying to defeat the Taliban and Iraqi insurgents, [...]
The Ministry of Defence is looking for ideas on how best to preserve the legacy of the Royal Navy's Invincible-Class aircraft carriers.The last of the ships, 'HMS Illustrious',
The UK Ministry of Defence has released a series of stunning Crown Copyright images from an ongoing air exercise involving the Royal Air Force and its French counterpart. Being staged as part of the multinational ‘Joint Warrior’ event, the allies’ Eurofighter Typhoon and Dassault Mirage 2000N communities have got together, for a ‘Capable Eagle’ series […]
The Ministry of Defence is to buy 200 extra missiles as part of a multi-million-pound deal announced today by the Prime Minister. Starstreak, built by Thales at their plant in Belfast, forms part of the UK’s ground-based air defence capability, […]
Russia said Thursday it had successfully test-fired an upgraded version of a nuclear-capable missile that entered into service in the Soviet era and had been due to be scrapped. A defence ministry spokesman said the RS-12M Topol had hit its […]