The Afghanistan and Ukraine Crisis' show that NATO's influence is rapidly dwindling, and the world is not better for it.
Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 is currently on a scheduled patrol of the Baltic Sea.
The Royal Navy plans to award a £2 million contract to HII Unmanned Systems for the purchase of additional REMUS 100M autonomous underwater vehicles.
A British RC-135 aircraft has completed a deployment monitoring Russian forces in Kaliningrad on the Baltic Sea, Belarus north of Ukraine as well as Russian forces in and around Crimea on the Black Sea.
The Royal Navy is moving forward with 'Project Vampire', a plan to procure low-cost fixed-wing drones for intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and other tasks.
NATO members are putting forces on standby and sending additional ships, fighter jets and personnel to eastern Europe as Russia continues its military build-up in and around Ukraine.
The armoured material will be used in Boxer vehicle hull assembly.
In addition to the now built 5 Offshore Patrol Vessels, there are plans for 8 Type 26 Frigates, 5 Type 31 Frigates, 5 Type 32 Frigates and 1 Ukrainian warship to be built in Scotland.
An Indian news channel has broadcast a clip of an American F-15 flying in Wales and claimed it is proof of a "full fledged Pakistani invasion" of Afghanistan.