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16 F-35B stealth fighters now operationally deployed in Japan

US Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121, which began flying its F-35B jets to the air station in January, now has a full complement of 16 aircraft.

Wildcats and RFA Argus help stricken yacht

Wildcat helicopters and RFA Argus helped a British yachtsman when his boat was damaged by storms in the Bay of Biscay officials reported.

HMS Queen Elizabeth will ‘strike fear into the hearts of our...

Newly appointed Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson spoke about HMS Queen Elizabeth as he visited her on trials.

HMS Prince of Wales to take over later stages of F-35...

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HMS Prince of Wales will take over F-35 trials to allow HMS Queen Elizabeth to return to dock for her routine re-certification work.

UK extends peacekeeping efforts in South Sudan

The UK is extending the deployment of Royal Engineers to the UN Mission in South Sudan for an additional year, until April 2020.

British combat aircraft continue fight against Islamic State

Royal Air Force aircraft have continued to fly extensive armed reconnaissance patrols across Iraq and Syria to identify remaining Islamic State positions.

V-22 Osprey fleet tops 400,000 flight hours

Bell Helicopter has announced today that the V-22 fleet of tiltrotor aircraft, including both CV-22 and MV-22 variants, has surpassed the 400,000-flight hour milestone.

Defence Secretary: Russia ‘has nothing like’ HMS Queen Elizabeth

Newly appointed Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson spoke about HMS Queen Elizabeth as he visited her on trials.

Missile defence exercise Formidable Shield concludes off Scottish coast

Formidable Shield brought together eight NATO countries in the Outer Hebrides to test integrated air and missile defence capabilities through a series of live missile firings and demonstrations.

MoD statistics show sustained drop in size of British Armed Forces

The British Armed Forces have seen a sustained drop in fully trained regular forces, with the British Army falling the furthest short of their strength target.