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    1. December 21, 2014

      Law firms take flak after Al-Sweady army torture inquiry

      They are law firms best known for bringing human rights cases against the government in the British courts, with one even...

    2. 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,...

    1. December 6, 2014

      Bahrain naval base will give UK stronger Gulf presence

      The rising threat from extremist group Isis, a deteriorating civil war in Syria, and the possibility of a nuclear Iran are...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. November 11, 2014

      Banks look to armed forces for new recruits

      From the forces to financial services is a well-trodden path. However, over the past few years, banks such as JPMorgan,...

    5. 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...

    6. October 28, 2014

      Britain gives F-35 jets deal permission to take off

      Britain has agreed the purchase of the first four of its F35s, the fighter jets designed to fly on new aircraft carriers by...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. October 1, 2014

      Michael Fallon warns prime minister not to cut UK defence budget

      Michael Fallon has warned the prime minister and chancellor not to cut the defence budget after the next election. The...

    11. 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...

    12. September 8, 2014

      Defence spending hit the hardest

      Spending on defence fell faster than any other area of government between 2011 and 2013, and expenditure on research and...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. September 1, 2014

      Division and crisis risk sapping the west’s power

      The people who prepare President Barack Obama’s national security briefing must be wondering what to put at the top of the...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. August 18, 2014

      Cameron’s shifting policy on Iraq

      In his four years as prime minister, David Cameron has been quick to urge Britain to take a stand when international crises...

    19. August 7, 2014

      Military spending cutbacks hit Cobham

      Cobham’s chief executive insisted he was confident the UK-based defence company would return to growth in 2015, despite weak...

    20. August 1, 2014

      David Cameron urges Nato to deter Russian aggression

      David Cameron has urged fellow Nato leaders to back measures to defend the alliance and deter a possible Russian attack,...

    21. July 14, 2014

      Britain needs a defence strategy

      In his four years in Downing Street, David Cameron has shown that he is willing to use military force in a crisis. In 2011,...

    22. July 14, 2014

      Cameron announces £1.1bn spending boost for military

      David Cameron is to announce on Monday that the government will invest an additional £800m in boosting the military’s...

    23. July 8, 2014

      Yes vote will end Scottish shipbuilding, union bosses say

      The shipbuilding industry in Scotland will die if the country becomes independent, according to union bosses, who say...

    24. July 3, 2014

      UK plans for stealth fighter fly-past grounded by engine fire

      Defence chiefs have scrapped plans for a fly-past by Britain’s new F-35 stealth fighter at the naming of the Royal Navy’s...

    25. 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...

    26. July 2, 2014

      Naming of UK Royal Navy flagship comes as Scottish poll looms

      The naming of the Royal Navy’s new flagship, the aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, could not have come at a more...

    27. 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...

    28. July 1, 2014

      Britain should renew Trident nuclear weapons says report

      Britain should renew its nuclear weapons programme, according to a cross-party group of MPs and experts, although it should...

    29. June 19, 2014

      Nato urges members not to fall behind on defence spending

      The head of the Nato alliance has stressed to David Cameron the importance of Nato members not falling behind their targets...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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,...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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,...

    38. May 13, 2014

      Clamour to snare top job reflects rise of select committees

      MPs will vote on Wednesday on who will take over from James Arbuthnot as chairman of the defence select committee, with...

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