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UK armoured vehicles arrive in Oman ahead of Exercise Saif Sareea 3

UK armoured vehicles arrive in Oman ahead of Exercise Saif Sareea 3

This week, two ‘roll-on roll-off’ (RORO) ships transporting armoured and heavy vehicles for Exercise Saif Sareea 3 (SS3), which will take place across Oman in October to November 2018, arrived in Duqm Port, Oman.

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Medical team train in Oman for Exercise Saif Sareea 3

Medical team train in Oman for Exercise Saif Sareea 3

The Joint Medical Group has deployed to Oman ahead of Exercise Saif Sareea 3 (SS3), a joint exercise between the armed forces of the UK and Oman.

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RFA Tideforce docks in Falmouth ahead of entering service

RFA Tideforce docks in Falmouth ahead of entering service

The fourth and final Tide class tanker, RFA Tideforce, has arrived in Cornwall for customisation.

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UK Government helps train Park Rangers in Malawi to combat the illegal wildlife trade

UK Government helps train Park Rangers in Malawi to combat the illegal wildlife trade

With less than two months to go until the London Illegal Wildlife Trade conference, UK troops in Malawi, as the face of Global Britain, are helping to train conservation non-profit African Parks’ rangers.

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New Competition: Predictive Cyber Analytics

New Competition: Predictive Cyber Analytics

This Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) competition seeks proposals for novel approaches to predictive cyber security

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Ministry of Defence teams up with innovative start up to train next generation of cyber veterans

Ministry of Defence teams up with innovative start up to train next generation of cyber veterans

The MOD and new not-for-profit TechVets have joined forces to help more veterans become cyber warriors.

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New competition: Biosensing across wide areas

New competition: Biosensing across wide areas

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is launching a new competition to find solutions for rapidly detecting and locating hazardous biological agents deposited in the field.

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Special Recognition for Ministry of Defence Police Inspector Anne Turner

Special Recognition for Ministry of Defence Police Inspector Anne Turner

Inspector Anne Turner, a training manager in the Ministry of Defence Police (MDP) was presented with a Special Recognition Award by the British Association for Women in Policing (BAWP).

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Ministry of Defence Police officers compete in Britain’s Strongest Police Officer competition

Ministry of Defence Police officers compete in Britain’s Strongest Police Officer competition

Three Ministry of Defence Police officers successfully competed in the annual Britain’s Strongest Police Officer competition that was held recently at the Wild Training Gym in High Wycombe.

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Joint Forces Command Operational Concept Demonstrator flies for over 25 days

Joint Forces Command Operational Concept Demonstrator flies for over 25 days

A Joint Forces Command High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite Operational Concept Demonstrator aircraft has surpassed the world flight endurance record without refuelling.

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The armed forces pay tribute to those who fought at the Battle of Amiens a century ago

The armed forces pay tribute to those who fought at the Battle of Amiens a century ago

Members of the armed forces have led the UK and its allies in commemorating the centenary of the Battle of Amiens at an event in France today.

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Defence Secretary confirms UK US relationship remains unparalleled

Defence Secretary confirms UK US relationship remains unparalleled

The USA has no greater friend on the global stage than the UK, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has reaffirmed during a visit to Washington, DC.

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New test for sepsis could improve survival rates thanks to Dstl scientists

New test for sepsis could improve survival rates thanks to Dstl scientists

A new test for sepsis is now available for commercial licence

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British Military steps up Women, Peace and Security efforts

British Military steps up Women, Peace and Security efforts

The Defence Secretary has confirmed specialist Army trainers will travel to Africa to help tackle sexual violence after visiting Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia.

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50 employers awarded gold for supporting the armed forces

50 employers awarded gold for supporting the armed forces

Britain’s top supporters of the armed forces have been revealed today, with a record number of businesses, charities and public sector bodies winning awards.

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jHub looks for medical ideas and innovations

jHub looks for medical ideas and innovations

jHub has an opportunity for the world’s most innovative medical suppliers to present their solutions to the UK armed forces through an open call for innovation.

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The Royal Centre for Defence Medicine pays tribute to the wreck of His Majesty's Hospital Ship Glenart Castle

The Royal Centre for Defence Medicine pays tribute to the wreck of His Majesty's Hospital Ship Glenart Castle

On the 21 July 2018, the Defence Medical Services Diving Association dived the wreck of His Majesty’s Hospital Ship Glenart Castle.

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The Royal Centre for Defence Medicine pays tribute to the wreck of His Majesty's Hospital Ship Glenart Castle

The Royal Centre for Defence Medicine pays tribute to the wreck of His Majesty's Hospital Ship Glenart Castle

On the 21 July 2018, the Defence Medical Services Diving Association dived the wreck of His Majesty’s Hospital Ship Glenart Castle.

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UK Armed Forces on high alert for hurricane season

UK Armed Forces on high alert for hurricane season

The UK’s Overseas Territories will have unwavering military support throughout the 2018 hurricane season, a Defence minister has confirmed.

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New Competition: Take Cover!

New Competition: Take Cover!

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) has launched a new competition to find solutions for lightweight rapidly deployable protection for on-foot troops on the front-line through Field Fortifications.

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MOD appeal for families of missing or killed soldiers from the Korean War

MOD appeal for families of missing or killed soldiers from the Korean War

The Ministry of Defence is offering the opportunity for relatives of UK Service Personnel killed or missing in action in the Korean War to provide DNA samples to support identification of remains.

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DASA funded innovation set to make MOD significant aircraft and fleet support savings

DASA funded innovation set to make MOD significant aircraft and fleet support savings

A progressive unified asset health management and risk forecasting tool using state of the art data science and analytical modelling could save front line forces an estimated significant savings if successful.

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F 35 jets use new vertical landing pads at RAF Marham for the first time

F 35 jets use new vertical landing pads at RAF Marham for the first time

The UK’s new F-35 multi role combat jets have used their vertical landing capability to land on new Vertical Landing Pads (VLPs), at RAF Marham for the first time.

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Worthy Down camp takes shape as first phase of construction completes

Worthy Down camp takes shape as first phase of construction completes

Military personnel from the Royal Air Force, Royal Navy and Army enjoy brand new facilities at Worthy Down camp in Hampshire, thanks to the Defence Infrastructure Organisation and Skanska.

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Joint UK Qatari Typhoon squadron stands up as defence relationship deepens

Joint UK Qatari Typhoon squadron stands up as defence relationship deepens

Defence Secretary and Amir of Qatar meet at Horse Guards

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Defence Minister outlines progress on building a Better Defence Estate

Defence Minister outlines progress on building a Better Defence Estate

Good progress is being made on the MOD’s plans for more modern and efficient military bases, Defence Minister Tobias Ellwood has told Parliament.

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New competition: The Invisible Battlespace

New competition: The Invisible Battlespace

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is launching a new competition focusing on the contested electromagnetic environment.

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Defence Secretary highlights North East’s military footprint at Gateshead defence firm

Defence Secretary highlights North East’s military footprint at Gateshead defence firm

Gavin Williamson visited Rubb in Gateshead where he outlined the benefits of defence to local jobs and industry.

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Commander JFC commendations awarded to outstanding individuals

Commander JFC commendations awarded to outstanding individuals

General Sir Chris Deverell, Commander Joint Forces Command (JFC), presented awards to 29 individuals at his official residence at Northwood Headquarters.

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Tomorrow’s technology to protect the soldier of today

Tomorrow’s technology to protect the soldier of today

Futuristic drones and unmanned ground robots with autonomous ‘deliver to order’ capability could provide timely answers to the vital challenges of access for humanitarian aid and disaster relief in developing countries and future front-line military logistics support.

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Research partnership visits Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre (DCDC)

Research partnership visits Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre (DCDC)

The Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre’s (DCDC) new research partners visited the Shrivenham-based think tank to discuss their role in supporting the organisation.

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The Veterans Advisory & Pension Committee North East embark upon moves to counter identity theft

The Veterans Advisory & Pension Committee North East embark upon moves to counter identity theft

At the VAPC North East meeting on 11 June 2018 concerns relating to information security in the official payment of pensions or benefits was examined.

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Sky's the limit for defence personnel taking part in Edinburgh Tattoo

Sky's the limit for defence personnel taking part in Edinburgh Tattoo

Hundreds of defence personnel will celebrate the power of human potential at this year’s Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, taking place from 3 to 25 August 2018.

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Injured veterans and service personnel take part in excavation at Barrow Clump

Injured veterans and service personnel take part in excavation at Barrow Clump

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO), part of the Ministry of Defence, plays a vital role in conserving and maintaining the Defence estate.

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Intelligence technology to keep Joint Force Command one step ahead of adversaries

Intelligence technology to keep Joint Force Command one step ahead of adversaries

Artificial Intelligence engineers are pioneering a new military decision making tool that can provide intelligence analysts cues to potential areas of interest or anomalies before an incident occurs.

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Defence Minister announces new prosperity framework between UK and Lockheed Martin

Defence Minister announces new prosperity framework between UK and Lockheed Martin

Defence Minister Guto Bebb announced the start of a new relationship between the UK government and Lockheed Martin at Farnborough International Air Show today.

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Britain to take leading role in next generation air power, as Defence Secretary launches Combat Air Strategy

Britain to take leading role in next generation air power, as Defence Secretary launches Combat Air Strategy

Setting out Britain’s determination to remain a world-leader in the combat air sector, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has today unveiled a concept model of a brand-new, next-generation fighter jet as he launched a comprehensive strategy with a bold statement of intent for future British air power.

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RAF recieves 20th Atlas transport aircraft

RAF recieves 20th Atlas transport aircraft

The Royal Air Force (RAF) has taken delivery of the 20th next-generation Atlas transport aircraft as the programme continues to meet key development milestones.

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New competition metasurfaces for defence and security

New competition   metasurfaces for defence and security

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) are pleased to announce the launch of a new competition on metasurfaces for defence and security.

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Royal Navy sailor killed during World War 1 is honoured as he is laid to rest

Royal Navy sailor killed during World War 1 is honoured as he is laid to rest

Able Seaman James Cameron Robertson has finally been laid to rest in Orchard Dump Cemetary in France

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Pioneering solutions to defence and security challenges to be explored at White City

Pioneering solutions to defence and security challenges to be explored at White City

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is opening a new hub at Imperial's White City Campus.

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Commander JFC Twitter Q and A

Commander JFC Twitter Q and A

You are invited to take part in a discussion on Twitter with General Sir Chris Deverell, Commander Joint Forces Command.

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Defence Secretary meets Australian defence minister following £20bn British warship deal

Defence Secretary meets Australian defence minister following £20bn British warship deal

Talks deepen UK-Australian defence relationship

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British prosperity relies on defence according to independent review

British prosperity relies on defence according to independent review

Former Defence Minister Philip Dunne has today released a wide-ranging report which highlights the integral role of defence to British prosperity.

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MOD launches first ever Defence Domestic Abuse Strategy

MOD launches first ever Defence Domestic Abuse Strategy

The Ministry of Defence has today launched its first strategy to tackle domestic abuse within the Armed Forces and defence civilian communities.

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