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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 defence technology and cyber security matters.

HMS Duncan fires first missile

HMS Duncan has, for the first time, fired an Aster missile. The vessel downed a drone over the Scottish coast. Lieutenant Jacqui Orr said: ‘The speed...

Work begins on new British patrol vessels in Glasgow

Work started on Friday on the first of three new offshore patrol vessels for the Royal Navy as the first steel is cut on HMS Forth...

Joint Warrior 2014 kicks off

Joint Warrior, being held for the second time this year, will take place between the 5th and 16th of October and is a programme...

British strikes against Islamic State continue

Despite an initial lack of combat activity for British Tornado GR4 jets deployed over Iraq, numerous GR4 strikes have been reported over the last...

Britain approves air strikes against ISIS

British MPs have voted in favour of military action in Iraq against the Islamic State by 524 to 43. The United Kingdom will now...

Babcock designs weapons handling system for South Korean submarines

British defence and engineering firm says it has completed design definition for a weapons handling system for a new class of South Korean Navy...

BAE now able to invest £200 million in Clyde ‘Frigate Factory’

Now that Scotland has voted 'NO' and paved the way for further Ministry of Defence work in Scotland, the defence giant BAE have announced...

Floating a Supercarrier

In July we saw the naming of HMS Queen Elizabeth. The largest warship ever built for the Royal Navy and one of the most powerful...

HMS Argyll seizes £21 million worth of cocaine

After receiving information that a suspicious looking vessel had been spotted by a maritime patrol aircraft, HMS Argyll, which is on counter-narcotics operations in...

Britain deploys RC-135 over Iraq

The Royal Air Force has deployed its new RC-135 Rivet Joint aircraft over Iraq the Defence Secretary has announced. The RC-135 Rivet Joint intelligence gathering...