Resilience and National Security

We have armed forces well below establishment, a cohort of youngsters stymied by Covid-19 and lack of employment opportunities and a feeling that we might all be able to do better for one another, argues Stuart Crawford in his look at the old chestnut that is the reintroduction of National Service.

BAE Systems donates tablet computers to Glasgow hospitals

The tablets donated by the defence firm will allow patients and their families to communicate whilst visiting restrictions are in place.

Modified exercise Spring Storm wraps up in Estonia

The battlegroup was led by the United Kingdom and included forces from Denmark.

British Army establishes new 1st Aviation Brigade

The first ever Aviation Brigade in the British Army has formed up, according to the MoD.

British firm Meggitt awarded $22m contract for Abrams tank parts

Meggitt PLC, a British company specialising in high performance components and sub-systems for the defence industry, has received a $22 million contract to provide Thermal Management Systems to General Dynamics Land Systems for the Abrams tank programme.

British Army to resume training

As part of the national response to Coronavirus, the British Army suspended most training activity in March.
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‘No need’ to bring military personnel back to the UK for COVID-19 effort

The Government have stated that there is 'no need' to bring troops home to assist with COVID-19 efforts.

BAE Rochester join face shield production effort for NHS

BAE Systems sites around the country are taking part in the effort to produce PPE for the NHS.

NATO mobilises its scientific network in COVID-19 response

NATO say it has tapped into its pool of defence scientists – the largest such network in the world - to support the COVID-19 emergency response.

Royal Air Force personnel help to crew civilian ambulances

Royal Air Force personnel are helping the NHS fight Coronavirus by manning civilian ambulances.

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