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UK Government provide update on response to Hurricane Maria

Secretary of State, Damian Green, chaired a COBR meeting to discuss the Government’s response to Hurricane Irma and preparations for Hurricane Maria.
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Russian attack helicopter accidentally strikes spectators during exercise

A video has emerged reportedly showing a Russian attack helicopter accidentally striking spectators while taking part in the Zapad 2017 military exercise.

3 Commando Brigade provide medical support across British Virgin Islands

Surgeon Lieutenant Commander Andy Matheson is the Regimental Medical Officer (RMO) deployed with Alpha Company, 40 Commando Royal Marines to the British Virgin Islands.

British troops focus efforts on ‘restoring normal life’ in Caribbean

Royal Marines and Army Commando Engineers have started restoring vital services on the Turks and Caicos Islands after a special team flew in to assess damage.

North Korea fires missile over Japan

North Korea have fired an intermediate range ballistic missile eastwards over Japan and into the Pacific on Friday.

UK confirms offer of ‘deep security partnership’ with EU post-Brexit

The UK Government has confirmed it has offered to contribute military assets to EU operations, cooperate on sanctions and agree joint positions on foreign policy as part of a 'deep security partnership' with the EU after Brexit.

DSEI 2017: Saab presents a new Gripen ‘Aggressor’ variant

Saab have presented a new variant of Gripen, the 'Aggressor' at DSEI in London this week.

Bahrain plans $4bn F-16V Viper purchase

The US government has agreed to a potential sale worth nearly $4 billion of the latest F-16V fighter jet variant to Bahrain, the State Department announced.

Canadian Navy orders over 40 Hammerhead targets from QinetiQ

The Royal Canadian Navy has placed a C$4.7m order with QinetiQ Target Systems for over 40 Hammerhead Unmanned Surface Vehicle Targets and various payloads.

Team Rubicon UK in British Virgin Islands to respond to Hurricane Irma

A team of disaster relief specialists from Team Rubicon UK and international search and rescue charity Serve On described scenes of utter destruction after landing in the British Virgin Islands late on Sunday to assist with humanitarian relief efforts after Hurricane Irma.

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