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    1. April 9, 2015

      Defence industry confident of green light for Trident successor

      To many in the defence industry, the election row over Britain’s nuclear deterrent carries all the hallmarks of a passing...

    2. March 25, 2015

      New UK arms procurement chief lured with £535,000 pay package

      The new chief of Britain’s armaments programme is to be rewarded with a £285,000 salary and £250,000 performance-related...

    1. March 24, 2015

      MPs urge review on cost of second aircraft carrier

      Britain must review its decision to operate a second aircraft carrier because of financial pressures on the defence budget,...

    2. March 20, 2015

      Four senior Sun journalists cleared over paying public officials

      Four senior Sun journalists, including the paper’s former chief reporter and royal editor, have been cleared of paying...

    3. March 19, 2015

      David Cameron takes a holiday from the world

      Shortly after David Cameron’s arrival in Downing Street, an official observed that the UK prime minister showed slight...

    4. March 11, 2015

      Civil servants’ travel costs increase 10% despite fall in numbers

      Whitehall travel costs have risen more than 10 per cent in four years, despite big cuts to civil service numbers, a spending...

    5. March 9, 2015

      Armed forces face loss of 43,000 personnel, think-tank warns

      Britain’s military will be forced to accept £35bn of budget cuts in the next decade and the loss of at least 15,000 troops...

    6. March 6, 2015

      UK top brass hold fire in defence spending debate

      Britain’s future commitment to defence has sparked a noisy debate, with one notable silence: from the armed forces chiefs of...

    7. March 2, 2015

      Defence projects in the line of fire

      The projects most vulnerable to Ministry of Defence cuts are also those most critical to maintaining industry capacity in...

    8. March 2, 2015

      UK defence sector in peril of losing teeth

      US General Ray Odierno is not the only one worried about the effect of spending cuts on the UK’s military. The head of the...

    9. February 26, 2015

      Arms companies charged taxpayers for croquet and magicians

      Arms companies have fraudulently charged the taxpayer for croquet lessons, horseracing trips, speeding tickets and...

    10. February 20, 2015

      MoD moves ahead on key frigate programme

      The Ministry of Defence is to spend £859m on initial parts for a new fleet of high-tech frigates for the Royal Navy, but...

    11. February 17, 2015

      ‘Victory’ and ‘defeat’ things of past, says top UK general

      There will be no clear victories and no clear defeats in the wars of the future, the head of the British army has warned,...

    12. February 11, 2015

      UK warned on reduced military capability

      The UK’s military combat capability has been reduced by up to 30 per cent while Russia and China have been rapidly...

    13. January 31, 2015

      Army revives Chindits as ‘Facebook warriors’ for smart battle

      The British Army will revive one of the most contentious special forces units of the second world war, the Chindits, as a...

    14. January 28, 2015

      Whitehall comfort-class travel bill hits £100m

      About £100m has been spent on taxis, business-class flights and first-class rail travel by UK government officials in the...

    15. January 28, 2015

      Welsh peer apologises over Auschwitz remark

      The former leader of Plaid Cymru, the Welsh nationalist party, has been forced to apologise over comments he made comparing...

    16. January 26, 2015

      Train your brain to get you up that steep hill

      Every athlete who engages in endurance sports has had the experience of “hitting the wall,” seemingly running out of fuel...

    17. January 21, 2015

      British army faces further cuts, former minister says

      The British army is facing further big cuts to troop numbers, according to a former defence minister who said Whitehall was...

    18. January 13, 2015

      Mounting military equipment costs put UK troop numbers in peril

      The rising costs of huge new military equipment programmes such as the replacement of Britain’s nuclear deterrent mean the...

    19. January 8, 2015

      US to withdraw from three UK air bases as part of defence cuts

      The US Air Force is to withdraw from three air bases it has leased in the UK as part of a $500m cost-cutting programme that...

    20. January 7, 2015

      Sun journalists on trial over payments to public officials

      Four senior Sun journalists have gone on trial accused of paying thousands of pounds to public officials for tips, including...

    21. December 17, 2014

      Era of ships, aeroplanes and troops waning, says UK defence chief

      The age of ships, aeroplanes, tanks and troops as a measure of military might is waning because of big data,...

    22. December 17, 2014

      Claims of torture and murder by British army found to be lies

      The lawyers who pursued a case claiming that British troops had murdered and tortured captured Iraqi insurgents after a...

    23. FT Photo Diary

      December 5, 2014

      Malaysia mass-circumcision

      Malaysian boys wait their turn during a mass-circumcision ceremony at the Tuanku Mizan Army hospital in Kuala Lumpur on...

    24. December 1, 2014

      Bicester to host next new garden city

      Bicester in Oxfordshire will be unveiled on Tuesday as the location for the coalition’s second new garden city, the...

    25. November 24, 2014

      Public sector urged to back innovators as funding falls

      Government departments must get better at promoting innovation amid falling spending on research and development, according...

    26. November 21, 2014

      City Insider: Sir Mike Jackson, g7enius idea?

      Sir Mike Jackson: g7enius idea? The British military is going digital on the field of battle. For the first time, troops...

    27. November 20, 2014

      Babcock profits rise as outsourcer fortifies position in defence

      Babcock International has reinforced its position at the heart of Britain’s defence establishment with a series of contract...

    28. November 17, 2014

      UK military switch to smartphones and iPads

      British troops are to be permitted to use their own smartphones in the line of duty for the first time, while pilots will...

    29. November 13, 2014

      UK military struggles to swell ranks of reserves

      Britain’s plans to swell the ranks of its volunteer soldiers amid cuts to the numbers of full-time personnel are still...

    30. November 5, 2014

      Cuts will hit UK military capability, service chiefs warn MPs

      Britain’s military chiefs have warned that the next government will be unable to cut the defence budget without wide-ranging...

    31. October 21, 2014

      UK spy drones to fly over Syria in fight against Isis

      British drones and spy planes will begin flying reconnaissance missions over Syria in an escalation of UK efforts to combat...

    32. October 20, 2014

      Airports sue RAF Northolt over expansion into commercial flights

      Two UK business jet airports are suing RAF Northolt after the military airport expanded into civilian flights to raise cash...

    33. October 19, 2014

      MoD to sell equipment repair and maintenance unit

      Britain’s Ministry of Defence is expected to sell its equipment repair and maintenance arm next month as it presses ahead...

    34. October 16, 2014

      Britain redeploys drones to fight Isis

      Britain is to redeploy its fleet of armed Reaper drones to Iraq to launch attacks against the Islamic State of Iraq and the...

    35. October 10, 2014

      Corruption crusaders warn against meddling in Saudi bribery probe

      Anti-corruption campaigners have warned the UK government against political interference in an investigation into alleged...

    36. October 5, 2014

      UK defence spending set for tough decisions

      For Britain’s military chiefs, what the defence minister gave at last week’s Conservative party conference, the prime...

    37. October 2, 2014

      Scrapping of Tornado squadron delayed

      Two extra British air force jets will take part in the bombing campaign over Iraq, David Cameron has announced, as he...

    38. October 1, 2014

      Fallon warns against further defence cuts

      Citing threats from Islamic extremism and Russia, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has warned the prime minister and...

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