Poland to take over NATO Air Policing in Baltics

The Polish Air Force is preparing to return to Siauliai Air Base, Lithuania, to lead the NATO Baltic Air Policing mission from January 2019 onwards.

Royal Navy Merlin helicopters begin massive submarine hunt

Merlin helicopters from Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose will spend the next week searching for submarines in NATO's largest Mediterranean Anti-Submarine Exercise, Dynamic Manta 2018.

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.

British Government reaffirm importance of Gibraltar to UK defence

The signing of the Armed Forces (Gibraltar) Act marks an important milestone for both the UK and Gibraltar, say the British government.

NATO-Russia Council meet in Brussels

The NATO-Russia Council, which brings together the 29 Allies and Russia, met in Brussels recently.

NATO’s Operation Sea Guardian to ‘shape waters of Western and Central Mediterranean’

Three NATO ships and a submarine, in cooperation with maritime patrol aircraft, E-3 airborne early warning aircraft and numerous associated ships and submarines, conducted a focused security patrol in the central and western Mediterranean Sea this month.

Royal Marines seize fuel tanker off Gibraltar

A fuel tanker has been detained in Gibraltar.

Russia to deploy a new Over-The-Horizon radar in Kaliningrad

The Kaliningrad-based radar should "be capable of monitoring the entire territory of Europe, including the United Kingdom".

Joint Expeditionary Force Memorandum of Understanding signed

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson today signed the Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF) Comprehensive Memorandum of Understanding alongside counterparts from the eight partner nations, say the MoD.

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.

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