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Labour blast government over aircraft carrier sea trial delay ‘farce’

A delay to the start of sea trials of aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth have been branded a "farce" by a Labour Lord.

MP claims increased German defence spending would alarm European neighbours

The remark was made in the House of Commons today during a defence spending debate and was met with surprise by many members on all sides of the house.

Frigate fleet likely to fall below 13 vessels

Sir John Parker, author of an independent report on the National Shipbuilding Strategy, has indicated that the fleet will fall below 13 frigates unless the Type 31 Frigate build starts soon.

What is SPEAR 3 and why is it important?

The 'Select Precision Effects At Range Capability 3' is an air-to-ground, anti-tank, anti-structure and anti-ship missile.

Inmarsat completes testing of satellite infrastructure for European Aviation Network

Inmarsat has announced a key infrastructure milestone for its European Aviation Network, following the successful test and validation of the EAN Satellite Access Station...

J-20 enters service in China

The Chengdu J-20, China’s independently developed fighter has entered service with the People’s Liberation Army Air Force.

HMS Queen Elizabeth could deploy before 2020 in the event of...

The Ministry of Defence has examined the feasibility of deploying Carrier Strike before December 2020 and advised against this in anything other than an operational emergency.

China to raise defence budget by 7 percent

China will raise its 2017 defence budget by around 7 percent, a spokesperson for the annual session of the country’s top legislature has said. Fu...

Royal Australian Navy destroyer HMAS Hobart completes sea trials

HMAS Hobart, first-of-class of Australia's three new Aegis-equipped Air Warfare Destroyers has completed five weeks of sea trials.

Sweden re-activates conscription

The Swedish government has decided to re-activate conscription from January 1st 2018. The Swedish armed forces is planning for 4000 recruits annually in basic military...