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George Allison

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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 works for the NHS. George is on Twitter at @geoallison

British F-35 stealth jets training in Finland

The aim of the training is to "strengthen shared security in the Baltic and High North", say NATO.

British defence spending to rise to 2.5% of GDP by 2030

Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced at a NATO summit today that Britain will increase defence spending to 2.5% of GDP by 2030.

Britain announces further £1bn in Ukraine military support

Today’s announcement brings the total UK military support since the outbreak of war to £2.3 billion – more than any country other than the United States.

UK providing carrier, troops and more to NATO to deter Russia

More troops, more Typhoon jets and more F-35B stealth fighters in addition to Royal Navy vessels including Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers will be made available to NATO in order to deter Russian aggression.

Royal Navy looking to accelerate Type 45 Destroyer repairs

The Ministry of Defence "is assessing options to accelerate the programme" to complete work to repair propulsion issues with the Type 45 Destroyer fleet.

British Army ‘mobilising’ and speeding up new equipment

The British Army is "mobilising" and it is "speeding up the delivery of new equipment" including artillery, attack helicopters and air defence due to the threat posed by Russia.

NATO increases high alert force from 40,000 to 300,000 troops

The almost eight times increase in NATO Response Force troops is due to the threat posed by Russia, say the Alliance.

Scotland in ‘new era of investment’ in defence sector

Scotland is experiencing "a new era of investment" thanks to "record UK Government spending" leading to major Ministry of Defence investment in Scotland, say the Scottish Affairs Committee.

Defence in Scotland ‘positive story’ say Committee

"The UK Government's increased defence spending is benefiting MoD bases and local communities in Scotland", say the Scottish Affairs Committee.
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British surveillance aircraft step-up monitoring of Black Sea

British RC-135 electronic surveillance aircraft continue to operate over the Black Sea near Ukraine, with two in the area at the one time, in order to monitor Russian forces.