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    1. February 8, 2016

      French general given top UK army job

      A French general is to become second-in-command of one of the UK army’s two frontline divisions from August, as part of...

    2. February 2, 2016

      Solar-powered spy drones to join Britain’s fleet of military aircraft

      A British-designed solar-powered drone operating at the edge of space will soon join Britain’s fleet of military...

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    1. January 29, 2016

      Babcock, BAE and Rolls-Royce step in to support steelmaker

      Sheffield Forgemasters has been granted a £30m support package by three of the UK’s biggest manufacturers in a move...

    2. January 29, 2016

      UK’s £1bn destroyers need refit after engine trouble

      The engines of the Royal Navy’s most expensive warships will have to be refitted at a cost of tens of millions of...

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      January 29, 2016

      Refitting Royal Navy's combat ship engine to cost tens of millions

      The Royal Navy’s most expensive combat ships must have their engines refitted at a cost of tens of millions because...

    4. January 28, 2016

      Defence suppliers overcharging by up to £26m

      Companies chosen as sole suppliers of military equipment could be overcharging the UK government by up to £26m,...

    5. January 22, 2016

      Veteran airman to head UK armed forces

      Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach has beaten candidates from the army and navy to be appointed head of Britain’s armed...

    6. Fast FT

      January 21, 2016

      Eon drops proposed Isles Wind Farm project

      Eon, the Germany utility company, says it has made the decision not to progress with the planned Isles Wind Farm...

    7. January 20, 2016

      Steel deal with Chinese group blocked because of Trident link

      Ministers blocked Sheffield Forgemasters, the troubled steelmaker, from reaching a rescue deal with Chinese investors...

    8. January 14, 2016

      Boris Johnson’s Iraq visit a diplomatic headache, emails reveal

      His gun-toting visit to Iraq last year drew comparisons — from some — to Winston Churchill. But newly published...

    9. January 11, 2016

      David Cameron fears false claims against UK soldiers

      David Cameron is “deeply concerned” that Iraq war veterans could face prosecution based on “fabricated” claims by...

    10. January 4, 2016

      Cameron describes Isis video as ‘desperate stuff’

      David Cameron has described a new Isis video as “desperate stuff” from terrorists “losing territory” as a result of...

    11. December 23, 2015

      Afghans reinforce Sangin in bid to repel Taliban siege

      The Afghan government has sent army reinforcements to Sangin in an attempt to push back Taliban militants, who in the...

    12. December 22, 2015

      Deployment revives bitter memories at Westminster

      The deployment of British military advisers to Helmand has revived bleak memories among members of parliament, for whom...

    13. December 20, 2015

      The bloom is off Rose’s legacy at Rolls-Royce

      It must have been an awkward moment for Warren East, the new chief executive of Rolls-Royce. Arriving at the Ministry...

    14. December 20, 2015

      Capita benefits as rivals fail to deliver

      The failures of Serco and G4S in delivering public services have left the field open for Capita, which leads a ranking...

    15. December 16, 2015

      UK not ‘rushing’ to strike Isis in Syria

      Philip Hammond said on Wednesday that the UK was not “rushing to strike” Isis in its stronghold, as it emerged that the...

    16. December 4, 2015

      Defence ministry comes under fire over pilot training contract

      In the week in which the RAF began bombing Isis targets in Syria, MPs have criticised the Ministry of Defence for its...

    17. November 29, 2015

      Head of defence procurement agency bullish on Trident costs

      When Britain revealed last week that estimates for renewing the Trident nuclear deterrent had ballooned by billions of...

    18. November 25, 2015

      Autumn Statement: Whitehall to sell £4.5bn of surplus land

      Whitehall departments have agreed to sell £4.5bn of surplus land and property by the end of the decade as part of a...

    19. November 24, 2015

      Babcock expects to benefit from £12bn extra defence spending

      Babcock International said Britain’s decision to spend billions of pounds on extra equipment as part of its strategic...

    20. November 23, 2015

      Cost of Trident replacement to rise by at least £6bn

      David Cameron has admitted that replacing the Trident nuclear deterrent will cost at least £6bn more than originally...

    21. November 23, 2015

      Defence review: No bonanza for stretched armed forces

      Despite impressive-sounding commitments to expensive new military hardware, Britain’s defence review is far from a...

    22. November 23, 2015

      A partial fix for Britain’s hollowed-out military

      David Cameron’s second strategic defence and security review strikes a markedly different tone from his first. Back in...

    23. November 22, 2015

      Week Ahead: Corporate diary - November 23 — November 27

      Tuesday – November 24 Defensive store of value Babcock is one of the biggest suppliers to Britain’s Ministry of...

    24. November 19, 2015

      Paris attacks: Defence review a response to new security threats

      David Cameron will set out on Monday what security chiefs believe is the most important statement on Britain’s defence...

    25. November 2, 2015

      David Cameron shelves plans for Commons vote on Syria strikes

      David Cameron has shelved plans to seek parliamentary approval for the UK to bomb Isis targets in Syria, in the wake of...

    26. October 20, 2015

      Winning wars is easier with well-led and diverse teams

      This year, amid warnings of a heightened terror threat against British soldiers, the Ministry of Defence ruled it would...

    27. October 19, 2015

      Ministers feel pinch as Osborne deadline spurs tough cuts talks

      George Osborne’s spending review is reaching what football managers would call “the business end”. Between now and...

    28. October 19, 2015

      Gay people make army more effective, says British general

      Gay people make the army more effective, the commander of the Britain’s land forces has said in a forthright call for...

    29. October 8, 2015

      British troops to bolster Baltic buffer against Russia

      Britain is to join Germany and the US in committing to long-term troop deployments in the Baltic states to deter...

    30. September 20, 2015

      UK government ‘optimistic’ on backing for Syria air strikes

      Enough opposition MPs would support military action in Syria for the British government to scrape narrow approval in...

    31. September 20, 2015

      Industry dogfight over UK maritime patrol aircraft contract

      When British defence secretary Michael Fallon stood up at London’s arms fair last week, he admitted a glaring gap in...

    32. September 16, 2015

      UK looks to salesmen-soldiers to keep British arms industry afloat

      Britain’s soldiers must become salesmen for UK arms abroad, according to plans drawn up by the Ministry of Defence to...

    33. September 15, 2015

      Navy needs digital natives, admiral says

      Big data will transform the way wars are fought and represents the single biggest technological challenge for the...

    34. September 8, 2015

      RAF doubles drone attacks against Isis

      Royal Air Force drone strikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant have more than doubled in recent weeks,...

    35. September 8, 2015

      Serco bounces back as supporter emerges

      London’s most-hated stock has finally found a supporter. Serco bounced off a 12-year low on Tuesday after Jefferies...

    36. September 6, 2015

      UK government defence deals subject to sweeping review

      Rules on the profits arms companies can make on more than £8bn of contracts with the government each year will be...

    37. August 23, 2015

      MoD spending comes with strings attached

      Few people were more surprised than the mandarins at the Ministry of Defence when Chancellor George Osborne announced...

    38. July 31, 2015

      David Cameron announces measures to tackle Calais migrants crisis

      Extra sniffer dogs and security fencing are to be sent to France, while Ministry of Defence land in Kent will be used...

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