France, Germany, Greece, Italy & UK to Develop Next Generation of Medium Multi-Role Helicopters

November 19, 2020 – France, Germany, Greece, Italy and the United Kingdom announced the launch of a multinational project on Next-Generation Rotorcraft Capabilities on 19 November 2020. The project is dedicated to the modernization of existing rotorcraft fleets and is one of NATO’s High Visibility Projects (HVP). A significant number of medium multi role helicopter capabilities currently operated by Allies…

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Defence Secures Largest Investment Since the Cold War

November 19, 2020 – Combined with the manifesto commitment of a 0.5% uplift, the total increase for Defence is a substantial £24.1 billion. Today’s announcement funds a generational modernisation of the Armed Forces so they can defend the UK against future threats, while cementing Britain’s role as a leader in NATO and stimulating thousands of highly skilled jobs across the…

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UK & France Mark 10 Years of Naval Cooperation

November 4, 2020 (Google Translation) – In 2010, the signing of the Lancaster House agreements structured an already very advanced naval cooperation. For 10 years, France and the United Kingdom have been working on setting up a capability enabling French and British forces to deploy, at low notice, a joint joint expeditionary force CJEF. 2012 and 2015: the Corsican Lion…

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Joint Statement – Five Eyes nations defence ministers

October 16, 2020 – Defence Secretary Ben Wallace yesterday evening took part in a videoconference of defense ministers from the Five Eyes nations, chaired by Canada’s Minister of National Defence. Mr Wallace joined defense ministers from Australia, Canada, and the United States. New Zealand were represented by a senior official, due to the ongoing New Zealand general election. Ministers highlighted…

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Exercise Joint Warrior Begins Next Week

September 28, 2020 – Thousands of sailors, soldiers and airmen and airwomen will next week take part in Exercise Joint Warrior, a major show of NATO’s collective force and capability. Taking part will be the Royal Navy’s largest and most powerful warship HMS Queen Elizabeth, taking her place at the heart of a UK-led NATO Carrier Strike Group. With her…

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UK Extends Contract for NATO Submarine Rescue Missions

September 30, 2020 – A three-year contract extension to ensure NATO submariners are backed up by world-class rescue operations has been awarded to Scotland-based firm, JFD. Worth more than seven million pounds, the contract extension will reach into 2023 and provide operational support to the NATO Submarine Rescue System (NSRS). Created in 2008, NSRS is a collaborative project shared between…

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UK launches multinational training to enhance Ukrainian Navy against threats from the East

August 18, 2020 – The UK will lead a multinational Maritime Training Initiative for the Ukrainian Navy, boosting their ability to combat threats in the Black Sea, Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has confirmed. Visiting Ukrainian partners in Kyiv, Wallace also announced that the UK will send Royal Navy ships to visit the region later in the Autumn, where they will…

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BALTOPS 20 Concludes

June 16, 2020 – Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO (STRIKFORNATO) concludes Exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 20, the premiere annual maritime-focused U.S. European Command exercise in the Baltic region, June 16. BALTOPS is an annual maritime exercise, designed to enhance interoperability, flexibility, and demonstrate resolve among allied and partner forces in defending the Baltic region. Twenty-eight air and 28 maritime…

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UK Developing MAST-13 Autonomos Vessel

March 9, 2020 – In the future, unmanned surface vessels will go beyond the ability of traditional ships to attack and defend in uncertain environments, giving us a technology advantage over our enemies. One of these next generation systems currently being developed is MAST-13, an unmanned high-speed boat that will be capable of completely autonomous navigation. The new system is…

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