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      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...

    2. 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...

    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. September 30, 2014

      British warplanes hit first Isis targets in Iraq mission

      British warplanes struck their first targets in Iraq on Tuesday, four days after Westminster voted for military action to...

    8. September 5, 2014

      Second UK aircraft carrier is given the nod

      David Cameron has decided to put into service a second Royal Navy aircraft carrier, HMS Prince of Wales, a vessel he had...

    9. September 5, 2014

      Army reservist recruiting plan badly thought out, say MPs

      Ministry of Defence plans to reform the army by cutting the number of regular soldiers and replacing the lost capacity with...

    10. September 2, 2014

      British Army to get armour boost

      David Cameron is to announce an order of nearly 600 new infantry vehicles for the British army this week at the Nato summit...

    11. August 26, 2014

      Black hole looms in UK defence, study says

      A new black hole will open up in Britain’s military budget after 2015, according to independent research commissioned by the...

    12. August 20, 2014

      PM urged to protect defence spending

      David Cameron should guarantee to increase spending on the armed forces in line with inflation for the full five years of...

    13. FT Photo Diary

      August 19, 2014

      Afghan independence celebration

      Wakil Kohsar/AFP/Getty Images A guard of honour stands as the national anthem plays during an event to mark Independence Day...

    14. August 12, 2014

      Scottish union offers more certain future, says BAE

      BAE Systems would be offered greater certainty over its business if Scotland stayed in the UK, the company said, after it...

    15. July 27, 2014

      Language made obligatory for senior British officers

      The British army may have fewer troops stationed abroad than at any point in the last century, but new plans aim to fashion...

    16. July 24, 2014

      Carillion wins £2.8bn contract from UK Ministry of Defence

      Britain’s Ministry of Defence has awarded a Carillion joint venture contracts worth up to £2.8bn to manage its estate. The...

    17. July 21, 2014

      Babcock lifts order book after deal

      Babcock International, a key supplier to the UK Ministry of Defence, has increased its order book to £13.5bn, boosted by its...

    18. July 15, 2014

      Heart of Britain’s military history put up for sale

      The government building where a century of British politicians and military leaders have strategised their war plans is on...

    19. July 2, 2014

      Royal Navy carriers sail into uncharted waters

      On Friday, amid great pomp, the Queen will smash a bottle of Islay malt whisky against the hull of the first of the Royal...

    20. July 2, 2014

      David Cameron urges Whitehall staff to join up as reserve troops

      David Cameron is turning to the men in grey suits in his hour of need, urging 1 per cent of Whitehall staff to sign up as...

    21. June 16, 2014

      UK army chief warns of need to mobilise former soldiers

      Troops who have left the army will have to be recalled if ministers want the service to be able to do everything required of...

    22. June 15, 2014

      UK defence spending to fall below Nato target, says research

      Britain’s defence spending will soon fall below the target set by Nato, according to an analysis commissioned by senior...

    23. June 11, 2014

      Army cuts ‘risk increasing Treasury costs’

      Philip Hammond’s scheme to redesign the army was badly planned, unrealistic and may make it difficult for troops to do their...

    24. June 10, 2014

      Army cuts report delayed by MoD intervention

      The UK public spending watchdog has delayed the publication of a highly critical report into plans to slash the size of the...

    25. June 9, 2014

      Reservists row masks cultural about turn

      When the UK government unveiled its strategic defence and security review within months of coming to power in 2010,...

    26. June 9, 2014

      Plan to boost UK army reserves under fire

      A plan to restructure the armed forces has been placed on a government list of troubled projects in a blow to Number Ten’s...

    27. May 29, 2014

      Battle to keep strength in reserve

      Governments rarely embark on radical plans to recruit thousands of soldiers at the same time as they aim to cut drastically...

    28. May 20, 2014

      Chelsea Barracks project wins approval for first homes

      The Chelsea Barracks development has won the latest step in its battle for planning approval, despite having faced...

    29. FT Alphaville

      May 19, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Dan has a look at the stubborn refusal of bond yields to rise. NEWS AstraZeneca turns...

    30. May 19, 2014

      Babcock boosted by surge in UK government outsourcing

      Babcock, a key supplier to the UK Ministry of Defence, said a boom in outsourcing by Britain’s coalition government helped...

    31. FT Alphaville

      May 15, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Paging Walter Benjamin: A short modern dance performance and a $364m sale of...

    32. May 14, 2014

      MoD’s ‘quantum compass’ offers potential to replace GPS

      The Ministry of Defence is investing millions of pounds to look for the holy grail of navigation: a tamper and...

    33. May 13, 2014

      Defence ministers spend less on kit but fear hidden costs

      Defence ministers do not know why they spent £1.2bn less than they had planned on equipment for the armed forces last year,...

    34. May 12, 2014

      Capita eclipses rivals to win £1.1bn of first-quarter business

      Capita has eclipsed its outsourcing rivals Serco and G4S to win £1.1bn of work in the first quarter of this year, with new...

    35. May 8, 2014

      UK military to review ban on women in combat roles

      Britain moved closer to allowing women to fight on the front line on Thursday when Philip Hammond, the defence secretary,...

    36. May 1, 2014

      Government papers shed light on sinking of ‘Lusitania’

      Secret Whitehall misgivings about the official account of one of the most debated episodes of the First World War are...

    37. April 28, 2014

      Labour demands ‘open’ defence debate

      Labour is seeking to lift the “shroud of secrecy” placed by ministers over Britain’s next strategic defence review,...

    38. April 20, 2014

      Former UK soldiers bring discipline to work

      As a soldier in Afghanistan, Dan Richards was constantly scanning for roadside bombs. Now, his biggest worry is roadworks....

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