NATO defence ministers approve new alliance commands

NATO defence ministers have approved plans to form two new alliance commands, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said today in Brussels.

Netherlands to spend $58.2 m on AN/AAR-57A(V)7 Common Missile Warning Systems

The US State Department has approved a purchase by the Netherlands for AN/AAR-57A(V)7 Common Missile Warning Systems.

Government announce plans to ‘step up commitment’ to European security to counter Russia

The Government say they are increasing the British commitment to European security.

NATO members move to replace ageing maritime patrol aircraft capabilities

Six NATO Allies announced their readiness to work together in developing and fielding follow-on solutions for their existing maritime anti-submarine and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft.

Entire German submarine fleet out of action

"It's a real disaster for the Navy, it’s the first time in history that there will not be any submarine operating for months," warns the president of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the German Parliament, Hans-Peter Bartels, in an interview published on Sunday in the Berlin weekly Bild am Sonntag.

Sweden and Finland join UK-led Joint Expeditionary Force

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon met his Swedish and Finnish counterparts at a signing event welcoming the two countries to the Joint Expeditionary Force.

UK trains over 5000 Ukrainian troops

The UK has directly trained over 5000 members of Ukraine’s Armed Forces, 1000 more than initially targeted, the Defence Secretary has confirmed.

Italian jets join Bulgarian jets for joint air policing

Italian Eurofighter jets are joining Bulgarian MiG-29 fighter jets for joint air policing of allied airspace over Bulgaria.

Germany pitching for UN Security Council seat, despite almost inoperable armed forces

Germany is pitching for a seat at the UN Security Council, the UN’s most powerful arm in charge of the authorisation of military action through Security Council resolutions; it is the only UN body with the authority to issue binding resolutions to member states.

IN PICTURES: Exercise Joint Warrior 18

More than 11,600 military personnel from 17 nations are taking part in Exercise Joint Warrior for two weeks this spring in one of the largest exercises of its kind in Europe, operating out of Her Majesty’s Naval Base Clyde, Scotland.

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