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    1. 21 hours ago

      Labour splits deepen over renewal of Trident

      Labour divisions over defence policy were thrown into sharp relief on Tuesday as senior figures clashed publicly about...

    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...

    1. 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...

    2. 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,...

    3. January 21, 2016

      Trident’s supporters make renewed case for the defence

      On a visit to the cloud-shrouded, high-security base that is home to Britain’s nuclear arsenal, Michael Fallon was...

    4. January 18, 2016

      Nuclear submarine project looks to take lessons on board

      An icy January wind races across the dockyard at Barrow-in-Furness, chased by pellets of rain. Thirty years ago Brian...

    5. December 13, 2015

      MoD warns Rolls and BAE over Trident replacement project

      The government has fired a warning shot across the bows of Rolls-Royce and BAE Systems, lead industrial partners in the...

    6. 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...

    7. December 2, 2015

      Combat capability of RAF Cyprus base to be bolstered ahead of vote

      British military planners are preparing to double the number of combat aircraft based in Cyprus ahead of the expected...

    8. 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...

    9. November 24, 2015

      Defence review: The rules of conflict have changed

      Have some sympathy for the mandarins of the civil service. Preparing a strategic defence and security review, like the...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. November 23, 2015

      Defence review: industry welcomes spending commitment

      David Cameron has promised that Britain’s armed forces will be “better equipped and better supplied” than ever as he...

    14. 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...

    15. November 23, 2015

      Spending review is a well-choreographed sham

      This week you are invited to believe in the strategic prowess of government. On Monday, Prime Minister David Cameron...

    16. November 23, 2015

      Defence review: Cameron diverts £12bn to fortify UK against threats

      David Cameron will today pump an extra £12bn into strengthening Britain’s defences against Isis and Russia, but the...

    17. November 23, 2015

      Cameron sets out five-year defence reboot

      David Cameron will on Monday set out a five-year strategic defence plan that he claims will equip Britain to...

    18. November 19, 2015

      UK industry hopes for boost from defence review

      One of the questions to be answered in Monday’s strategic defence and security review (SDSR) is what the new priorities...

    19. 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...

    20. November 19, 2015

      UK missed chance to develop own drone technology

      David Cameron last month pledged to double the number of killer drones available to the UK military from the existing...

    21. November 17, 2015

      Osborne raises spectre of Isis cyber attacks on UK

      In August, a Birmingham-born hacker for Isis named Junaid Hussain was believed killed by a US drone strike in Syria....

    22. November 17, 2015

      Paris attacks: David Cameron makes stronger case for Syria strikes

      David Cameron said that the case for the UK to bomb Isis targets in Syria had grown stronger in the wake of the Paris...

    23. November 16, 2015

      David Cameron announces £2bn extra military spending to fight Isis

      David Cameron announced on Monday night £2bn of extra military spending aimed at tackling Isis, with investment in...

    24. November 16, 2015

      Spy agencies to counter Isis with extra 1,900 staff

      David Cameron will announce plans on Monday to recruit 1,900 intelligence and security staff, aimed at countering the...

    25. November 9, 2015

      UK to step up spending on spies to counter attacks

      The number of spies trying to stop terrorist attacks will rise as a result of a landmark defence report that will be...

    26. November 8, 2015

      Britain considers stronger military co-operation with Gulf

      Britain is considering stronger military co-operation with Gulf nations in its strategic review of defence priorities,...

    27. November 2, 2015

      UK Foreign Office ministers warn over cuts

      Foreign Office ministers have warned George Osborne that large cuts to their budget at the Spending Review would force...

    28. October 28, 2015

      Meggitt: braking bad

      When John Travolta needs replacement brakes for his vintage Boeing 707, chances are that Meggitt is the only company in...

    29. The World

      October 18, 2015

      Britain, China and the clash of “special relationships”

      Britain has long built its foreign policy around a special relationship with the US. The coming week will witness an...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. August 31, 2015

      Osborne hails Scottish investments as benefits of union

      George Osborne eschewed traditional Bank Holiday pastimes on Monday to conduct a provocative tour of Scotland, claiming...

    34. August 31, 2015

      George Osborne to pledge £500m to Faslane submarine base

      George Osborne will unveil more than £500m of funding for the Royal Navy’s submarine base at Faslane in Scotland on...

    35. 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...

    36. August 4, 2015

      Ageing Tornado jets win reprieve in Iraq role

      The decision to reprieve the squadron of Tornado ground attack aircraft conducting air strikes against the Islamic...

    37. July 29, 2015

      Wave of departures leaves British army under strength

      As defence cuts sap morale, so many soldiers have left the British Army in the last five years that the UK is now 3,400...

    38. July 13, 2015

      UK ministers accused of ‘cooking books’ on defence spending

      MPs accuse ministers of “cooking the books” to ensure Britain hits the Nato target of spending at least 2 per cent of...

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