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    1. August 12, 2016

      MoD sets up £800m fund to encourage weapons innovation

      Weapons designers who invent new technology such as dragonfly drones and laser weapons could get access to a £800m fund...

    2. August 1, 2016

      UK’s destroyer fleet ties up for school holidays

      Britain’s entire fleet of £1bn destroyers is docked at Portsmouth while sailors take leave during the school holidays...

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    1. August 1, 2016

      MoD to release £1bn for stealth submarines

      The Ministry of Defence is planning to release more than £1bn, possibly as early as September, to enable BAE Systems...

    2. July 18, 2016

      A wonk’s guide to the Trident nuclear deterrent

      What were MPs voting for? Probably not what you think. Popularly, Monday’s vote in parliament is understood to be for...

    3. July 13, 2016

      Defence groups challenged over charges for parties and donations

      Defence contractors have been accused of charging the taxpayer for staff Christmas parties and charitable donations, as...

    4. July 11, 2016

      Boeing agrees surveillance aircraft deal with UK

      The UK government on Monday inked two deals for new aircraft worth £4.7bn with Boeing, the US manufacturer, in moves...

    5. July 8, 2016

      F-35 stealth fighter jets take to UK skies despite cost fears

      Britain’s newest combat aircraft made its UK debut on Friday, with government officials and military top brass out in...

    6. Fast FT

      June 21, 2016

      Royal Mint reports surge in gold trading before Brexit vote

      The UK’s Royal Mint online trading platform has reported a 32 per cent increase in transactions compared to last month,...

    7. June 20, 2016

      Sacrifice from Dido of TalkTalk presages more cyber regulation

      Dido, Queen of Carthage, expressed anguish by building a pyre and jumping on it. Her namesake Dido Harding, chief...

    8. June 20, 2016

      MoD set to privatise repatriation and burial of war casualties

      Repatriation and burial of war casualties and notification of next of kin are to be run by the private sector with the...

    9. June 8, 2016

      Royal Mint picks G4S for security

      The Ministry of Defence has been stripped of work providing security for the Royal Mint, with the private contractor...

    10. June 8, 2016

      Problems that plague the Royal Navy echo the mismanagement of old

      Admiral David Beatty declared 100 years ago at the Battle of Jutland: “There’s something wrong with our bloody ships...

    11. June 7, 2016

      Royal Navy warships cannot take the heat, MPs told

      The engines powering the Royal Navy’s cutting-edge fleet of Type 45 destroyers are unable to operate continuously in...

    12. June 3, 2016

      Military think-tank says Brexit will cause defence shock

      A Brexit vote would be the biggest security and defence shock for the UK since the end of the empire and the withdrawal...

    13. May 26, 2016

      Qinetiq profit hit by tough defence market

      The revival in global military spending has not been strong enough to lift Qinetiq, the UK defence technology company...

    14. Nick Butler

      May 2, 2016

      Saudi Arabia — the dangers of a fanciful vision

      Saudi Arabia is in a mess. That conclusion seems to be common ground — the view of serious outside analysts and of the...

    15. April 1, 2016

      Ministry of Defence steps up cyber security operations

      The Ministry of Defence is to spend £40m building a new cyber defence operations centre to improve its protection from...

    16. Fast FT

      March 31, 2016

      UK updates nuclear weapons contract

      The UK’s Ministry of Defence has updated a contract that will see US defence contractor Lockheed Martin and Serco, the...

    17. March 28, 2016

      BAE, Rolls-Royce and Babcock win £372m of RAF and Navy work

      BAE Systems, Rolls-Royce and Babcock have won contracts worth £372m to maintain the Hawk jets used by the Royal Air...

    18. March 17, 2016

      Royal Navy plans drone war game exercise

      The Royal Navy has unveiled plans for its first “robot war-games” in October, when drones and autonomous seacraft will...

    19. Fast FT

      March 14, 2016

      Putin orders Russian military pullout from Syria

      Russian president Vladimir Putin has ordered the country’s armed forces to start pulling out of Syria on Tuesday. The...

    20. February 27, 2016

      Thousands march against Trident nuclear system renewal

      Thousands of people opposed to the renewal of the multibillion-pound Trident nuclear system marched through London in...

    21. February 14, 2016

      Senior Nato figures ‘alarmed’ by Labour’s Trident review

      Nato officials and political leaders from across the alliance are “deeply concerned” over the opposition Labour party’s...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. Fast FT

      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...

    27. 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,...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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