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      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...

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      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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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,...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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