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      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...

    2. 5 hours ago

      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...

    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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,...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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,...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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