A new NAO report highlights that the Royal Navy's shipbuilding pipeline, including the Type 83 destroyers, is forecast to cost £5.9 billion more than the budgets currently allocated.
Several commercial vessels, including two UK-owned ships, were attacked in the southern Red Sea, triggering a response from Arleigh-Burke Class destroyer USS Carney.
The flights, being undertaken off the coast rather than over Gaza and at 25,000ft, are solely to locate hostages.
A recent report on the MOD's Equipment Plan states that the plan for a third squadron "is not accompanied by funding of £0.4 billion needed to operate the squadron".
Shadow Defence Secretary John Healey MP has fiercely criticised the Government’s handling of defence after a scathing report highlighted funding concerns.
As of March this year, the forecasted costs stood at a staggering £305.5 billion, surpassing the budget of £288.6 billion.
While the Government aims to be "ambitious, safe, responsible", in its application of AI in defence, aspiration has not lived up to reality warns a new report.
Misconceptions can often take root and spread quickly, one incorrect claim is that the UK stores all of its nukes in Scotland because they're too dangerous to keep in England.