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NATO ships conduct advanced training in Eastern Mediterranean

Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) ships are taking their at sea training to an advanced level, performing Force Integration Training while patrolling in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, say the Alliance.

China to improve military readiness through reform as tensions with the US rise

China’s President, Xi Jinping, has signed a new regulation on the supervision of military training for the People’s Liberation Army.

UK to deploy Apache and Wildcat helicopters to Estonia

Wildcat and Apache helicopters will be deployed to Estonia this year, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced.

USS Porter departs Plymouth after waiting on storm to pass

The Arleigh Burke class destroyer USS Porter has departed Plymouth, following a port visit during a storm.

Orbex to launch Swiss nanosatellites from UK spaceport in Scotland

Orbex has announced that Swiss-based Astrocast SA, has selected Orbex to launch as many as 10 nanosatellites by 2023 in support of its global Internet of Things (IoT) network.

Concern that Type 26 Frigate engine work could go to France

Concern has been expressed by the Chairman of the Defence Select Committee that engine production could be taken away from GE Power in Rugby and given to a French firm in Nancy.

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QinetiQ awarded $90m contract to support TALON robotic systems

QinetiQ North America has announced that it has been awarded a $90 Million contract to support the overall sustainment actions of the 'Tactical Adaptable Light Ordnance Neutralization' (TALON) family of robotic systems for the US Army.

Canadian Type 26 Frigate contract awarded after legal challenge dismissed

The Type 26 Global Combat Ship has been officially chosen as the design for the Canadian Surface Combatant despite a legal challenge from a rival bidder, with the contract having been awarded this morning.

Northrop Grumman begin production of SEWIP Block 3

Northrop Grumman has received authorisation to proceed with low rate initial production of Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP) Block 3 systems.

Secretary General praises deepening NATO-EU cooperation

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg HAS praised Romania for making the cooperation between NATO and the European Union a priority for its first Presidency of the Council of the EU.

NATO statement on Russia and the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty

This statement was issued by the North Atlantic Council, Brussels, 1st of February 2019 on Russia and the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty.

Lockheed Martin to develop Cyber/Electronic Warfare pod system for drones

Lockheed Martin has been awarded a Prototype Project Agreement valued at $18 million to design, develop and test a cyber/electronic warfare podded system.

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