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Dstl announces support of 2018’s Year of Engineering

Dstl announces support of 2018’s Year of Engineering

Dstl is backing the Government's pledge to make 2018 the Year of Engineering

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New stealth fighter jet 'takes off'

New stealth fighter jet 'takes off'

The Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson experienced the world-class technology of the new F-35 today in a Lockheed Martin F-35 simulator in London.

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Defence Secretary hosts Qatari counterpart at historic Horse Guards

Defence Secretary hosts Qatari counterpart at historic Horse Guards

The Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson met with His Excellency Khalid bin Mohammed Al-Attiyah in London

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War disablement pension rates 2018

War disablement pension rates 2018

The 2018 war disablement pension rates have been announced.

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UK fighter jets intercept Russian bombers approaching UK airspace

UK fighter jets intercept Russian bombers approaching UK airspace

RAF Typhoons have scrambled over the North Sea to intercept Russian Blackjack bombers

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Bids open to host annual Armed Forces Day National Event in 2019

Bids open to host annual Armed Forces Day National Event in 2019

The Ministry of Defence invites expressions of interest from communities across the UK to become host for the eleventh annual Armed Forces Day National event

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Could it be Edward, urgent appeal for family of Bedfordshire sergeant killed in World War 1

Could it be Edward, urgent appeal for family of Bedfordshire sergeant killed in World War 1

Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre appeal for family of Edward Norton to get in touch

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British Army reservists join NATO’s Kosovo Force

British Army reservists join NATO’s Kosovo Force

The UK extends KFOR deployment for another year

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Seven year old’s invention brought to life by Dstl scientists

Seven year old’s invention brought to life by Dstl scientists

Seven-year-old Jacob sent in a design for a brand new submarine, and Government scientists at Dstl produced it.

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DIO sets out vision for future working with industry

DIO sets out vision for future working with industry

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has launched its commercial strategy today.

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Charles Forte appointed new MOD Chief Information Officer

Charles Forte appointed new MOD Chief Information Officer

Charles will be responsible for the development of MOD strategy and policy on all MOD Information and Communications Technology

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Defence Secretary visits Appledore yard as warship competition ramps up

Defence Secretary visits Appledore yard as warship competition ramps up

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson paid a visit to Babcock’s Appledore shipyard this morning, as the company announced further details of its bid to help build a new class of warship.

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Royal Navy work with Australians on massive drug bust

Royal Navy work with Australians on massive drug bust

A Royal Navy crew has helped seize more than £100million worth of drugs that were being shipped across international waters – and also found time to save a family of turtles.

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Defence Secretary praises UK efforts as RAF operations against Daesh continue

Defence Secretary praises UK efforts as RAF operations against Daesh continue

In a visit to Kuwait, Iraq and Cyprus, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson commended UK personnel deployed in the fight against Daesh.

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The Maritime Enterprise Innovation and Research Conference 2018

The Maritime Enterprise Innovation and Research Conference 2018

DASA is supporting the Maritime, Enterprise, Innovation and Research Conference (MEIR) at the University of Strathclyde on 24 January 2018.

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MDP Officer awarded MBE in New Year Honours

MDP Officer awarded MBE in New Year Honours

Congratulations to Constable Claire Batt who has been appointed as a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the New Year Honours.

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The Military Division of The New Year Honours List 2018

The Military Division of The New Year Honours List 2018

109 service personnel have been granted by Her Majesty the Queen in the annual New Year Honours list.

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The Military Division of The New Year Honours List 2018

The Military Division of The New Year Honours List 2018

109 service personnel have been granted by Her Majesty the Queen in the annual New Year Honours list.

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Supporting veterans through membership of the VAPC

Supporting veterans through membership of the VAPC

An article from Jonathan Jelley, Chairman of the Veterans Advisory and Pensions Committee in Eastern England

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Prime Minister's Christmas 2017 message to the Armed Forces

Prime Minister's Christmas 2017 message to the Armed Forces

Theresa May thanks members of the Armed Forces and their families for the sacrifices they make to keep our country safe.

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Defence Secretary wishes troops Merry Christmas while in Poland on NATO visit

Defence Secretary wishes troops Merry Christmas while in Poland on NATO visit

The Defence Secretary has praised British troops’ work with NATO Allies in Poland during a visit with the Prime Minister and members of the Cabinet.

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Dstl style sensors track Santa's Christmas Eve Deliveries

Dstl style sensors track Santa's Christmas Eve Deliveries

Santa's progress can be tracked using high-tech sensors

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PM press statement in Poland: 21 December 2017

PM press statement in Poland: 21 December 2017

Prime Minister Theresa May delivered the following statement to the press during a trip to Poland.

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Foreign Secretary's Christmas message 2017

Foreign Secretary's Christmas message 2017

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson looks back over the work of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office helping British people overseas in the past year.

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Defence Secretary meets Canadian counterpart to further strengthen ties

Defence Secretary meets Canadian counterpart to further strengthen ties

Defence Secretary has met with Canada’s Minister of National Defence in London today, further strengthening the historic relationship.

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Accelerator Innovation Network Event: Regenerative medicine at the front line

Accelerator Innovation Network Event: Regenerative medicine at the front line

The Defence and Security Accelerator will hold an event in Bristol on 1 February 2018 to provide information on the regenerative medicine at the front line themed competition.

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Sea Ceptor missile test firing complete at sea

Sea Ceptor missile test firing complete at sea

Firing trials from the first Royal Navy ship to test the new Sea Ceptor air defence system have been successfully completed.

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Export and SME support leads policy refresh which will keep our industry and military as ‘the envy of the world’, Defence Secretary announces

Export and SME support leads policy refresh which will keep our industry and military as ‘the envy of the world’, Defence Secretary announces

A three-pronged refresh to defence’s Industrial Policy has been unveiled by Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson at the UK Defence Solutions Centre in Farnborough today.

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Defence Secretary praises personnel keeping Britain safe over Christmas

Defence Secretary praises personnel keeping Britain safe over Christmas

The Defence Secretary met military personnel in London to thank them for their commitment over the Christmas period.

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Defence Secretary and O2 team up for 2000th signing of Armed Forces Covenant

Defence Secretary and O2 team up for 2000th signing of Armed Forces Covenant

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced that 2,000 organisations have now signed the Armed Forces Covenant.

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UK takes delivery of final F 35B Lightning this year

UK takes delivery of final F 35B Lightning this year

The UK has taken delivery of its 14th F-35B Lightning II which flew into Beaufort, South Carolina last week to take its place as part of the Lightning Fleet, set to operate from Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers and RAF Marham.

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Northumberland Armed Forces Forum

Northumberland Armed Forces Forum

North East England VAPC member Professor Chris Rushton attended the forum as part of the board’s commitment to engaging with the wider armed forces community.

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New homes for veterans in time for Christmas

New homes for veterans in time for Christmas

A new housing development for veterans transitioning from military to civilian life opened today in South London.

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UK and Japan strengthen defence ties

UK and Japan strengthen defence ties

The Defence Secretary and Foreign Secretary met their Japanese counterparts at Greenwich Naval College

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Defence Minister reveals new RAF Squadron at Qatar event

Defence Minister reveals new RAF Squadron at Qatar event

The number plate of a new Typhoon squadron set to integrate Qatari personnel was revealed by Defence Minister Harriett Baldwin at a reception to celebrate the country’s national day in London today.

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The Sun Military Awards are back to salute the Armed Forces

The Sun Military Awards are back to salute the Armed Forces

This year marked the tenth anniversary of the ‘Millies’, where the public honours and celebrates the hard work of the UK Armed Forces.

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Defence Secretary congratulates NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg

Defence Secretary congratulates NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg

Statement from the Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson

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Happy Anniversary DASA

Happy Anniversary DASA

This week marks our first anniversary and we are taking the opportunity to look back on the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) highlights of the year.

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2017 post season air display symposium

2017 post season air display symposium

Military Aviation Authority in collaboration with Civilian Aviation Authority and British Air Display Association delivered post-season air display symposium.

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Defence Secretary in Doha as multi billion pound jet contract with Qatar is signed

Defence Secretary in Doha as multi billion pound jet contract with Qatar is signed

A multi-billion pound contract to supply Qatar with 24 Typhoon aircraft has been signed today, supporting thousands of British manufacturing jobs.

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HRH The Prince of Wales awards MOD Apprentice of the Year 2017

HRH The Prince of Wales awards MOD Apprentice of the Year 2017

Young apprentices were recognised by HRH The Prince of Wales as engineers of the future at the Annual Ministry of Defence Apprentice Awards today.

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Queen welcomes Royal Navy's largest ever ship into the fleet

Queen welcomes Royal Navy's largest ever ship into the fleet

Her Majesty The Queen has commissioned the UK’s new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth into the Royal Navy.

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New bullet proof material unveiled as Defence Minister visits MOD’s research hub

New bullet proof material unveiled as Defence Minister visits MOD’s research hub

Defence Minister Harriett Baldwin unveiled a cutting-edge new armour project which will protect troops from bullets on the battlefield when she visited defence’s research labs at Porton Down today (4/12).

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UK bolsters defence ties in the Western Balkans

UK bolsters defence ties in the Western Balkans

Defence Minister Mark Lancaster has visited Kosovo and Serbia to commemorate the past and discuss future defence cooperation.

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UK TROOPS AWARDED UN MEDALS FOR SOUTH SUDAN PEACEKEEPING MISSION

UK TROOPS AWARDED UN MEDALS FOR SOUTH SUDAN PEACEKEEPING MISSION

Over 100 British soldiers on a UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan have been awarded their UN medals.

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