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Iranian hackers selling research stolen from British universities

Iranian hackers have reportedly entered networks at British universities to steal academic research documents which are now for sale on WhatsApp.

Faulty welding found on missile tubes for new British and American ballistic missile submarines

Substandard welding has been found in missile tubes bound for the US and Royal Navy's new ballistic missile submarines.

Coalition effort in Iraq and Syria ‘Aims at Stability’ say officials

The coalition continues to help forces in both Iraq and Syria establish security and stability, the spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve said to the press.

Sea King helicopters ends 49 years of service

Two Sea King helicopters from 849 Naval Air Squadron flew as far east as Teignmouth, over Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor, the northern Cornish resorts of Padstow, Newquay and St Ives, before a final sight of Land’s End, Penzance, Mounts Bay and back to Culdrose.

Typhoon fighters launch from Scotland to intercept Russian bombers ignoring Air Traffic Control

The Russian Blackjacks long-range bombers were not talking to air traffic control, making them a hazard to all other aviation, say the Ministry of Defence.

‘No damage’ to HMS Audacious after smoke builds up inside

The incident is understood to have started in the control room of Audacious after an electrical short caused smoke to form.

International News

British paratroopers undertake Public Order Training on Bosnia deployment

C Company, 3 PARA, are in Bosnia Herzegovina taking part in Exercise QUICK RESPONSE 2018 as part of EUFOR’s Multinational Battalion.

F-35C and F/A-18F damaged during at-sea aerial refuelling

The engine of an F-35C was damaged while receiving fuel from an F/A-18F Super Hornet, US Navy officials have confirmed.

Allied aircraft continue to strike Islamic State positions. including caves

The coalition continued to strike Islamic State in designated parts of Syria and Iraq, conducting 16 strikes consisting of 22 engagements in the last week, officials reported.

British and French forces prepare for Caribbean hurricane relief efforts

RFA Mounts Bay has landed a team of UK military personnel ashore in Martinique in the Caribbean to train in hurricane relief with their French counterparts.

Australian Minehunters head north in further sign of changing priorities

A pair of Royal Australian Navy minehunters have departed Sydney for a three month deployment to North-east Asia.

RFA Mounts Bay on standby as Tropical Storm Isaac grows

RFA Mounts Bay is pre-positioned and ready to respond as Tropical Storm Issac grows. It is likely to be upgraded to a hurricane in the coming hours. 

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