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Triangular UFO Over Cornwall Still Not Explained

A UFO was photographed in the airspace over Cornwall, England, near the time that RAF jet fighters were called out to intercept two Russian bombers that were spotted flying near the coast. The Ministry of Defence assured everyone that the Russian warplanes had not entered British airspace...

U.K. Ministry of Defence Awards BAe Contract to Develop 5,500 Ton Type 26 Frigate

The U.K. Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded a $1.32 billion (£859 million) contract to BAE Systems to develop a new class of frigate for the Royal Navy, the MoD announced on Friday.The contract will set the stage for the planned 2016...Show More Summary

There has been a dramatic decline in the size and capability of the UK's armed forces

New data from the Ministry of Defence show that the UK's armed forces are in a long-term decline. Despite Britain being one of only four NATO member countries that spend more than 2% of GDP on defence, that figure has been creeping downwards over recent years. Show More Summary

India Set to Approve C-295 Purchase

The defence ministry is likely to soon take a decision on the joint bid of Tata and Airbus to replace Indian Air Force’s aging fleet of 56 Avro aircraft with C-295 military transport carriers. Defence ministry sources said the next ...

NZ Ministry of Defence Awards Radar Contract to Kelvin Hughes

 Kelvin Hughes has been awarded a contract to supply SharpEyeTM radars with an Agile Tracker to the New Zealand (NZ) Ministry of Defence. The radars will

Could Trident be moved to Wales?

There’s a belter of a scoop in today’s Daily Mail. James Chapman, the paper’s political editor, reports that the Ministry of Defence is examining plans to move Trident from Scotland to Wales.… Continue reading The post Could Trident be moved to Wales? appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

GHCQ and David Cameron hoaxed by prank caller high on "booze and cocaine"

last monthHumor : Boing Boing

The Government Communications Headquarters in Britain. Image: GHCQ/British Ministry of Defence British officials acknowledged on Monday that a prank caller managed to social-engineer the private cell number for a top GHCQ intel chief, and phoned the prime minister in his name. Read the rest

Tunisian blogger jailed for defaming army

Yassine Ayari sentenced to a year in prison for accusing officers and Defence Ministry officials of financial abuse.

Japan Budgets 20 P-1s, 5 V-22s & 6 F-35s

Japan’s parliament has approved a Y4.98 trillion ($42 billion) defence budget for FY2015, with a strong emphasis on new airpower capabilities.The budget, posted on the web site of Japan’s defence ministry, is 2.8% higher than in FY2014,...Show More Summary

Babcock Awarded £900 Million UK Army Vehicle Contract

The Ministry of Defence has awarded Babcock International a £900 million, 10-year contract for the maintenance of the army’s land vehicles. The contract will transform the way the army’s vehicles are maintained, repaired and stored. It also has the potential […]

Australia yet to decide on submarine fleet plan: ministry

Australia is in talks with Japan and others on the design and production of its new submarines, the defence department said Tuesday, but did not confirm reports the two nations would jointly build the fleet. Australia is seeking to replace […]

Taiwan Kicks off Conventional Attack Submarine Program After US Failure to Deliver

After waiting on the U.S. to make good on plans to develop a diesel electric attack submarine (SSK) for almost 15 years, Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defence announced it was kicking off its own domestic attack submarine construction...Show More Summary

Pakistani Fishing Boat Self-Detonates After Being Chased by Indian Coast Guard

2 months agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

The Indian Defence Ministry reports the crew of a suspect Pakistani fishing boat from Keti Bunder, near Karachi, took dramatic measures to avoid being boarded following an interception around midnight [...] The post Pakistani Fishing Boat Self-Detonates After Being Chased by Indian Coast Guard appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

Women in the British Army could soon be taking up combat roles

LONDON — Women in the British Army could be allowed to fight on the front line for the first time, the Ministry of Defence announced Friday A review into the Army's current restrictions says the change could come by 2016. See also: Church...Show More Summary

Netherlands to Place First Order of 8 F-35s

The Netherlands’ defence ministry has announced plans to order a first batch of eight operational Lockheed Martin F-35s, with the type to be delivered from 2019.In an update published on 15 December, the defence ministry says it still plans to obtain a total of 37 F-35s, including five which will be employed as training assets. Show More Summary

Vladimir Putin Reportedly Orders Baltic Military Drills To Test Russia’s ‘Battle-Readiness’

Russian president Vladimir Putin has reportedly ordered sudden military drills for Russian armed forces serving in the Baltic region, in order to test his countries readiness for a world war. A spokesman for the ministry of defence in...Show More Summary

At the Heart of COP20: Loss and Damage

Bianca Jagger at COP20, at the Ministry of Defence, Lima Peru I am writing from Lima, Peru, where the 20th Conference of Parties (COP) for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was supposed to be coming to a close... Show More Summary

Russia Delivers New Batch of Mi-171Sh Helicopters to Peru

Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) has delivered the first batch of four Mi-171Sh military transport helicopters, made by Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant, to the Ministry of Defence of Peru. The Mi-171Sh are being delivered to Peru a month ahead […]

Norway Launches New Submarine Project

A project led by the Ministry of Defence has since 2007 studied Norway’s future submarine capability. Several options have been looked at in the process. The Government has now decided that the project will enter a definition phase and evaluate […]

Very little impact from mobile services in the 2.3 GHz band

Ofcom has today published a further analysis of potential coexistence issues between new mobile broadband services in the 2.3 GHz band and Wi-Fi and other services in the neighbouring 2.4 GHz band. The Ministry of Defence is releasing the 2.3 and 3.4 GHz bands to Ofcom for award in late 2015 or early 2016, through […]

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