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Gripen E Flies with Meteor

Saab have successfully completed a test flight by a Gripen E aircraft with the Meteor Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile (BVRAAM) for the first time.  

DSTL to participate in Australian unmanned military exercise

Dstl say it will be participating in Autonomous Warrior 18, an exercise being run by the Royal Australian Navy and DST Group which builds on the success of the UK’s Unmanned Warrior in 2016.

QinetiQ wins contract to develop LIDAR for Zephyr

QinetiQ has won a contract to develop its unique Software Defined Multifunction LIDAR technology to a flight ready payload.

Type 31e Frigates to be ordered by ‘December 2019’

Confirmation has been given on when the orders for new Type 31e Frigates and the Fleet solid Support Ships will be ordered.

British and French paratroopers ready to deploy and fight together

British and French paratroopers are now ready to deploy together on joint operations, say the British Army.

744 Naval Air Squadron reformed to bring Crowsnest into service

744 Naval Air Squadron will be instrumental in introducing the Crowsnest Merlin to front-line service over the next 18 months, say the Royal Navy.

International News

NATO Deputy Secretary General: ‘Security does not come for free’

NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller laid out the importance of defence spending at a time of unprecedented security challenges in a speech at the annual NATO Resource Conference in Paris.

UK and German forces test military mobility for Ex Trident Juncture

UK troops landed at Rotterdam in the Netherlands on Wednesday as German tanks boarded a cargo ship on their way to Norway for Exercise Trident Juncture 2018 – NATO's largest since the Cold War.

US Marines land in Iceland in initial phase of exercise Trident Juncture

Around 90 US Marines from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit landed at Keflavík on Wednesday, marking the initial phase of NATO’s Exercise Trident Juncture 2018 in Iceland.

‘European security is UK security’ says Minister discussing UK-Italy defence partnership

Minister Mark Lancaster highlighted how the British and Italian Armed Forces can work closer together at a Protection of Cultural Heritage event,say the MoD.

Argentina protests Falklands exercise, despite holding own military exercises

The Argentine Government has sent a formal protest after it was announced that military exercises were to be held on the Falkland Islands.

UK reaffirms commitment to the Gulf

Minister for the Armed Forces Mark Lancaster visited Iraq, Bahrain, and Oman during his visit to the Gulf.

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