Defence Secretary Michael Fallon announced today that the UK will continue to provide C-17 support to French counter-terrorist operations in Africa for at least the next six months.
Armed Forces Minister Mark Lancaster recently visited Uganda, and pledged that the UK will continue to support the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).
Jens Stoltenberg met the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Libya.
Over the last four years the UK has had 300 personnel deployed to the UN mission in South Sudan.
A contingent of British Army personnel have deployed to Egypt.
In what has been described as an unconventional move, Egypt is using the Avenger self-propelled surface-to-air missile system to protect its assault ships.
3 Chinook helicopters have arrived in West Africa to support the French counter-terrorism operation in Mali.
A 66 person Short Term Training Team (STTT) from No 5 RAF Force Protection Wing deployed from RAF Lossiemouth to Nigeria for a 6 week period to train the Nigerian Air Force Regiment.
The Ministry of Defence of the Ivory Coast has signed a firm order for one C295 medium transport aircraft.
The sale includes all associated training, spare parts, aviation and ground support equipment, and hangar, facilities, and infrastructure required to support the program.
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