Boris Johnson claims RAF Voyager transport aircraft often unavailable and that...

Boris Johnson has said he "probably needs" to have a "Brexit jet", after complaining that the RAF Voyager assigned to transport ministers "never seems to be available".

BAE awarded contract to sustain F-35 Electronic Warfare systems

BAE Systems has received a contract from Lockheed Martin to ensure the readiness of critical EW systems on the F-35.

Rolls-Royce MT30 marine gas turbine selected to power Japan’s new frigates

Rolls-Royce has been selected to supply its MT30 gas turbine to power a new class of frigates for the Japan Maritime Self Defence Force.

Royal Navy chase away Spanish vessel from Gibraltar

HMS Sabre repelled Spanish vessels from waters off the Gibraltar last week. 

Trident renewal faces £2.9bn black hole warns National Audit Office

The Ministry of Defence is facing a £2.9 billion black hole in its programme to renew Britain's Trident nuclear weapons system, the National Audit Office has warned.

Israeli strikes see the F-35 used in combat for the first time

Israel has hit targets with the F-35, Israel Air Force Commander Maj.-Gen. Amikam Norkin said today, making Israel the first country to use the jet in combat.

Exercise Prairie Storm underway in Canada

Exercise Prairie Storm is a 35 day exercise on the British Army Training Unit Suffield training area in Canada, and prepares soldiers and officers for future deployments.

British Army and US Marines work together on Exercise Red Dagger

US Marines with the 4th Marine Logistics Group are partnering with the engineers of 131 Commando Squadron British Army to participate in exercise Red Dagger in the United States.

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NATO ‘Must Adapt’, Alliance’s Military Committee Chairman says

The world situation is highly volatile, and NATO must be adaptable and constantly ready to respond to any threat or challenge, the chairman of the alliance’s Military Committee said today.

UK ‘very keen’ to support European intervention force

Minister of State for Defence Frederick Curzon has claimed that the UK is "very keen" to support French President Emmanuel Macron’s plan for a European intervention force.

Mounts Bay completes maintenance period in Charleston

RFA Mounts Bay has completed a brief maintenance period in the American port of Charleston to prepare her for the upcoming Atlantic hurricane season. 

IN PICTURES: Exercise Joint Warrior 18

More than 11,600 military personnel from 17 nations are taking part in Exercise Joint Warrior for two weeks this spring in one of the largest exercises of its kind in Europe, operating out of Her Majesty’s Naval Base Clyde, Scotland.

New Zealand wargames Pacific intervention in Vanuatu

New Zealand is staging one of its largest exercises of the year to test its capabilities to respond to violent unrest and natural disasters in the Pacific island states.

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