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Armed Forces Minister bolsters UK Italy defence partnership

Armed Forces Minister bolsters UK Italy defence partnership

Minister for the Armed Forces Mark Lancaster bolstered the strong defence relationship between the UK and Italy on a visit to Rome.

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New £1bn deal to support Navy operations will support over 700 British jobs for a decade, Defence Minister announces

New £1bn deal to support Navy operations will support over 700 British jobs for a decade, Defence Minister announces

Defence Minister Stuart Andrew has announced that new contracts expected to be worth over £1bn have been signed with British firms to support military ships for the next decade.

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Defence Minister reaffirms UK commitment to the Gulf

Defence Minister reaffirms UK commitment to the Gulf

Minister for the Armed Forces Mark Lancaster visits Iraq, Bahrain, and Oman

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UK aid arrives: Vital relief lands in Indonesia

UK aid arrives: Vital relief lands in Indonesia

An RAF aircraft has successfully delivered 17.5 tonnes of UK aid supplies to those affected by the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck Indonesia.

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Dstl’s Brightest Minds Glimpse the Future of Warfare

Dstl’s Brightest Minds Glimpse the Future of Warfare

Wargaming looks at specialist technology and how Dstl can prepare for the future.

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UK to send transport aircraft to provide relief to Indonesia

UK to send transport aircraft to provide relief to Indonesia

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has agreed to deploy an A400M transport aircraft and a team of military experts to Indonesia to help with the aftermath of the recent earthquake tsunami.

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Wedgetail is on the radar, Defence Secretary announces ahead of NATO conference

Wedgetail is on the radar, Defence Secretary announces ahead of NATO conference

Speaking ahead of this week’s NATO conference, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced that the Ministry of Defence is in discussion with Boeing and the Royal Australian Air Force about the potential for the E-7 Wedgetail radar aircraft to replace the current Sentry fleet.

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Graduation time for Dstl third year apprentices

Graduation time for Dstl third year apprentices

In a special graduation ceremony held at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), a team of third-year engineering apprentices were awarded after successfully completing their training.

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Exercise Combined Joint Atlantic Serpent 2018

Exercise Combined Joint Atlantic Serpent 2018

Exercise Combined Joint Atlantic Serpent 2018 (Ex CJAS 18) is the annual collective training event for deployed hospital care within the Joint Medical Group.

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Defence Secretary reveals new generation of ‘cyber cadets’

Defence Secretary reveals new generation of ‘cyber cadets’

A new scheme to help develop the next generation of cyber security experts and protect our nation against sophisticated and evolving threats has been announced by Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson today.

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Defence Secretary announces new Defence Arctic Strategy

Defence Secretary announces new Defence Arctic Strategy

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has today announced a new Defence Arctic Strategy, acknowledging the increasing opportunities and threats the region presents.

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UK to maintain military presence in Germany

UK to maintain military presence in Germany

The UK will continue to have a military presence in Germany beyond 2020, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced today

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Defence Secretary Bolsters Support for Armed Forces

Defence Secretary Bolsters Support for Armed Forces

A series of new schemes and initiatives, designed to support serving personnel and their families throughout their military careers and beyond, has been announced by Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson today.

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UK set for new Birmingham warship and will keep amphibious assault ships, Defence Secretary announces

UK set for new Birmingham warship and will keep amphibious assault ships, Defence Secretary announces

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has today made two major announcements for the future of British warships, as he named a new frigate HMS Birmingham and revealed he is protecting HMS Bulwark and HMS Albion.

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Cadet Forces increase social mobility and help young people’s self belief, new report finds

Cadet Forces increase social mobility and help young people’s self belief, new report finds

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson welcomes a report highlighting the positive effects of Cadet Forces as dozens of new units across the UK are approved.

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DECA WINS £4.8 M SUPPORT WORK CONTRACT

DECA WINS £4.8 M SUPPORT WORK CONTRACT

The Special Projects Communications and Force Protection Delivery Team (SPCFP DT) is pleased to announce it has placed a £4.8M task with the Defence Electronic Components Agency (DECA) based in North Wales for the support of life saving equipment used by the Armed Services.

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Multi million pound competition to destroy battlefield chemical weapons launched by UK and US

Multi million pound competition to destroy battlefield chemical weapons launched by UK and US

The UK has launched a two-million-pound competition alongside the US in a joint-mission to safely eliminate chemical and biological devices on the battlefield.

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Multi million pound competition to destroy battlefield chemical weapons launched by UK and US

Multi million pound competition to destroy battlefield chemical weapons launched by UK and US

The UK has launched a two-million-pound competition alongside the US in a joint-mission to safely eliminate chemical and biological devices on the battlefield.

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Scientists move away from the keyboard to beat cyber attackers at their own game

Scientists move away from the keyboard to beat cyber attackers at their own game

A new Easy Access IP licence has been granted for a game which helps stop cyber attacks

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Scientists move away from the keyboard to beat cyber attackers at their own game

Scientists move away from the keyboard to beat cyber attackers at their own game

A new Easy Access IP licence has been granted for a game which helps stop cyber attacks

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Streets ahead: British AI eyes scan future frontline in multinational urban experiment

Streets ahead: British AI eyes scan future frontline in multinational urban experiment

British autonomous technology able to scour urban environments for enemy advances has been tested alongside an arsenal of futuristic military technology by Canadian soldiers on the streets of Montreal.

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Streets ahead: British AI eyes scan future frontline in multinational urban experiment

Streets ahead: British AI eyes scan future frontline in multinational urban experiment

British autonomous technology able to scour urban environments for enemy advances has been tested alongside an arsenal of futuristic military technology by Canadian soldiers on the streets of Montreal.

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A visual guide to Exercise Saif Sareea logistics

A visual guide to Exercise Saif Sareea logistics

This ‘Guide to Exercise Saif Sareea Logistics’ helps explain who is responsible for this exercise abroad and how they are delivered safely and effectively.

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Commendations awarded to outstanding JFC staff

Commendations awarded to outstanding JFC staff

Individuals from across Joint Forces Command were presented with Commander Joint Forces Command Commendations in recognition for their contribution to the wider Ministry of Defence.

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Commendations awarded to outstanding JFC staff

Commendations awarded to outstanding JFC staff

Individuals from across Joint Forces Command were presented with Commander Joint Forces Command Commendations in recognition for their contribution to the wider Ministry of Defence.

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UK boosts cyber links after tri nation visit to Central America

UK boosts cyber links after tri nation visit to Central America

Defence Minister Mark Lancaster has returned from a visit to Chile, Mexico and Belize.

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Defence Secretary announces extension of support to Ukraine’s Armed Forces

Defence Secretary announces extension of support to Ukraine’s Armed Forces

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has reaffirmed the United Kingdom's commitment to Ukraine in visit to Marinka and Kyiv

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UK fighter jets intercept Russian bombers approaching UK airspace

UK fighter jets intercept Russian bombers approaching UK airspace

Russian Blackjack bombers were not talking to air traffic control, making them a hazard to all other aviation

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Facilities management suppliers invited to bid for places on new framework

Facilities management suppliers invited to bid for places on new framework

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation is launching a search for suppliers to tender for £2.9 billion worth of new facilities management (FM) contracts.

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Grave of courageous World War 2 pilot has been rededicated 77 years after his death

Grave of courageous World War 2 pilot has been rededicated 77 years after his death

The grave of Flying Officer David Stein has been rededicated in France on Wednesday 19 September 2018.

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22nd International Chemical Weapons Demilitarisation Conference

22nd International Chemical Weapons Demilitarisation Conference

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) is hosting the two-day event on 22 to 24 May 2019.

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22nd International Chemical Weapons Demilitarisation Conference

22nd International Chemical Weapons Demilitarisation Conference

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) is hosting the two-day event on 22 to 24 May 2019.

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Lift off: F 35 take off technology site opens ahead of historic flight trials

Lift off: F 35 take off technology site opens ahead of historic flight trials

A state-of-the-art new facility making unique vertical lift technology for fighter jets has been opened by Defence Minister Stuart Andrew in Bristol today.

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UK tests life saving chemical detection robots and drones

UK tests life saving chemical detection robots and drones

A new fleet of robots and drones designed to test for chemical agents, provide 3D mapping and identify casualties have been put through their paces by troops, police officers and scientists for the first time.

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International Federation of Pharmacists’ Annual Congress

International Federation of Pharmacists’ Annual Congress

Over 3,000 delegates attended the annual Federation Internationale Pharmaceutique (FIP) Congress in Glasgow, representing over a hundred different countries on 2 September 2018.

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Statement at the Human Rights Council on the prevention of genoicide

Statement at the Human Rights Council on the prevention of genoicide

Statement delivered to the UN Special Rapporteur on Truth, Justice & Reparation and the UN Special Advisor on prevention of genocide - UN Human Rights Council 39th Session

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UK standing by for Storm Isaac in the Caribbean

UK standing by for Storm Isaac in the Caribbean

The UK’s military is on standby in the Caribbean and fully prepared to assist British Overseas Territories in the path of Storm Isaac.

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Sea king helicopters: asbestos

Sea king helicopters: asbestos

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) are currently making a thorough investigation into whether some sea king helicopters contain asbestos.

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Women winning battles: Recreating the Wrens unit which helped win the War

Women winning battles: Recreating the Wrens unit which helped win the War

Dstl staff recreate World War Two war gaming which helped win the Battle of the Atlantic

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New pocket guide for troops to access mental health support

New pocket guide for troops to access mental health support

A new ‘pocket guide’ to help people in the armed forces spot and support those struggling with their mental health and considering suicide has been launched.

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New pocket guide for troops to access mental health support

New pocket guide for troops to access mental health support

A new ‘pocket guide’ to help people in the armed forces spot and support those struggling with their mental health and considering suicide has been launched.

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UK bolsters support to NATO mission in Afghanistan

UK bolsters support to NATO mission in Afghanistan

100 troops arrive in Kabul alongside Defence Secretary

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UK bolsters support to NATO mission in Afghanistan

UK bolsters support to NATO mission in Afghanistan

100 troops arrive in Kabul alongside Defence Secretary

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LOGNET 18 2: Accelerating Logistic Innovation 9 October 2018

LOGNET 18 2: Accelerating Logistic Innovation 9 October 2018

This event will focus members of the Defence Support Network on ‘Accelerating Logistic Innovation’ to help defence face emerging threats.

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Minister hails world class Wales’ role in defence industry

Minister hails world class Wales’ role in defence industry

Defence Minister Stuart Andrew has seen first-hand the crucial role Welsh firms play in the defence sector after a tour of military suppliers in the country.

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