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Exercise Terminal Strike concludes

Exercise Terminal Strike recently took place in the challenging terrain of the Scottish Highlands, and provided a valuable training opportunity for Royal Artillery and Royal Armoured Corps Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTACs), say the British Army.

NATO vessels train with Egyptian Navy at Sea

The ships of Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) conducted a port visit to Alexandria, Egypt from the 2nd to the 4th of December followed by a Passing Exercise with the Egyptian Navy on the 5th of December, say NATO.

Russian frigate conducts cruise missile drill in Barents Sea

Russian frigate Admiral Gorshkov has fired a Kalibr cruise missile at a target over a reported distance of 700km in the Barents Sea, the Russian Northern Fleet press office reported on this week.

NATO ships visit Sweden

The ships of Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) and Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One (SNMCMG1) conducted a port visit in Karlskrona, Sweden recently.

HMS Queen Elizabeth returns home from F-35 trials

Aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth has now returned to Portsmouth after completing a number of firsts for the ship, notably F-35 trials.

Typhoon launches for first time with Meteor missile

Typhoon jets launched from RAF Lossiemouth yesterday with the Meteor Air-to-Air missiles for the first time during a Quick Reaction Alert (QRA) mission.

International News

What is happening in Ukraine?

The crisis began earlier after Russia stopped the three Ukrainian ships from entering the Sea of Azov via the Kerch Strait by placing a cargo ship beneath a Russian-controlled bridge.

Russia a greater threat to Britain than Islamic State says head of British Army

Chief of the General Staff, General Mark Carleton-Smith, has claimed that Russia is a greater threat to Britain than Islamic State.

Belgian firm sells advanced war room software to China

China has obtained software used by NATO for war room mapping, giving the country significant insight into how NATO powers conduct planning.

British Government reaffirm importance of Gibraltar to UK defence

The signing of the Armed Forces (Gibraltar) Act marks an important milestone for both the UK and Gibraltar, say the British government.

NATO chief expresses concern about Chinese missiles

Chief of NATO Jens Stoltenberg has urged Beijing to join an expanded Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, so that its missiles become bound by it.

UK and northern European allies to tackle Russian disinformation

The UK and northern European allies have agreed to establish a multinational group of experts to tackle Russian disinformation, say the MoD.

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