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NATO’s influence has weakened – the world is not better for it

The Afghanistan and Ukraine Crisis' show that NATO's influence is rapidly dwindling, and the world is not better for it.

Britain isn’t letting Ukraine fall without a fight

"The United Kingdom will stand up for the right of countries to choose their alliances."

NAVAL NEWS

NATO warships conduct patrol of Baltic Sea

Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 is currently on a scheduled patrol of the Baltic Sea.

UK purchases additional ‘Remus 100M’ underwater drones

The Royal Navy plans to award a £2 million contract to HII Unmanned Systems for the purchase of additional REMUS 100M autonomous underwater vehicles.

British warship delivers aid to Pacific island of Tonga

HMS Spey has delivered critical water and medical supplies to Tonga in the wake of a catastrophic tsunami.

AVIATION NEWS

British aircraft monitors Russian forces in Eastern Europe

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.

Royal Navy ‘Vampire’ drones move a step closer

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.

New version of Apache attack helicopter enters service

50 Apache AH-64E attack helicopters have been purchased from the United States with 14 of them having been delivered to the British Army so far.

LAND NEWS

NATO sending more ships, jets and troops to members near Russia

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.

Firm chosen to supply armour for new Boxer vehicles

The armoured material will be used in Boxer vehicle hull assembly.

BAE Systems releases Contribution to the UK economy’ report

BAE contracted the research firm Oxford Economics to "produce an independent analysis of our contribution to the UK's economy in 2020".

International News

Fact Checks

Scottish yards to build 24 warships between 2015-2035

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.

Indian news shares video of Wales claiming it is Afghanistan

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.

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