Kiwi frigate arrives in Canada for major refit, slated to receive British designed Sea Ceptor missiles
HMNZS Te Kaha, an Anzac class frigate, has arrived in Esquimalt, British Columbia, to commence a major upgrade of its sensor and weapons systems expected to extend its service life out to 2030.
In an interview with the Evening Standard, Gavin Williamson stressed that North Korea was a real threat to the UK.
Theresa May has told Japan that the UK will stand "shoulder to shoulder" with them over the threat from North Korea.
The Japanese Air Self-Defense Force has conducted Patriot Advanced Capability-3 deployment training at US Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan.
The first operational Japan Air Self-Defense Force F-35A Lightning touched down at an arrival ceremony at Misawa Air Base in Japan this week.
The US Navy have conducted a ballistic missile interception test from a destroyer at sea off Hawaii, the result however was a failure.
According to the Defence Committee, North Korea will "almost certainly" have Inter-Continental Ballistic Missiles able to reach the UK within six to 18 months.
More than 3,500 Japanese and US personnel will conduct a bilateral and joint exercise showcasing their capabilities on the Japanese island of Hokkaido in August.
US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis briefs President Trump on military options ‘to deal with North Korea’
US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said the United States has many military options for dealing with Kim Jong Un's provocations and that President Donald J. Trump wanted to be briefed on each one.