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£269m deal signed for Crowsnest airborne early warning and control system

The deal will see Lockheed Martin start manufacturing Crowsnest, a helicopter-borne airborne early warning and control system for the Queen Elizabeth class carriers. Under Secretary...

MoD deny rumours that a new aircraft carrier will be mothballed

The denial comes amid speculation in the media that one of the new Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers will be mothballed. In a statement, the...

Details of joint missile project with Japan emerge

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Japan and the UK are moving forward with efforts to develop a new joint air-to-air missile.

F-35B in first operational deployment

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The US Marine Corps has deployed F-35B aircraft to Japan for the jets first operational deployment.

Yes, the new carriers will have aircraft

The Ministry of Defence have clarified details regarding the new carriers aircraft complement, silencing claims the vessels will sail with "no aircraft".

F-35 given ‘clear commitment’ by Donald Trump’s choice for defence secretary

Retired Marine General James Mattis has backed the F-35 after it was recently criticised by President-elect Donald Trump.

Dragonfire, the new British laser weapon

The UK Ministry of Defence has officially awarded a £30m contract to produce a prototype laser weapon, known as Dragonfire.

British combat aircraft continue to operate over Mosul

Typhoon, Reaper and Tornado aircraft have been in heavy use against Islamic State over Iraq and Syria this week.

Government indicate all 13 frigates will be built on the Clyde

After confirming that the Type 26 would be built on the Clyde, Michael Fallon has expressed the intention that the Type 31 will also be assembled there.

Why the F-35 is an asset for the UK in coalition...

The F-35 will drastically increase the situational awareness of the forces with which it will deploy, giving coalition forces unprecedented capability.