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George has a degree in Cyber Security from Glasgow Caledonian University and has a keen interest in naval and cyber security matters and has appeared on national radio and television to discuss current events. He also previously worked for the NHS. George is on Twitter at @geoallison

Concern over funding of new Royal Navy destroyers

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.

British surveillance aircraft begin operating near Gaza

The flights, being undertaken off the coast rather than over Gaza and at 25,000ft, are solely to locate hostages.

Labour condemns Tories over £17bn defence budget shortfall

Shadow Defence Secretary John Healey MP has fiercely criticised the Government’s handling of defence after a scathing report highlighted funding concerns.

No funding allocated for Meteor missile upgrade

The mid-life upgrade of the Meteor missile has a funding requirement of up to £2 billion to keep it lethal and effective.

American warship shields British ships during missile attack

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.

Type 32 Frigate funding allocation too little

The Type 32 Frigate is expected to help grow the Royal Navy's surface escort fleet from 19 to 24 vessels.

MoD facing £17bn equipment plan shortfall

As of March this year, the forecasted costs stood at a staggering £305.5 billion, surpassing the budget of £288.6 billion.

Funding challenges for third British F-35B squadron

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".

Commando Force not funded to ‘operate in high-threat’ areas

A recent report by the National Audit Office explicitly states that there is a lack of funding to enable the Commando Force to operate in high-threat maritime environments.

Government accused of ‘window dressing’ defence capabilities

"That is window dressing rather than having capability, is it not?", asked Kevan Jones MP.