HMS Defender Escorts Russian Task Group

March 6, 2019 – HMS Defender is today shadowing a Russian naval task group along the coast of the UK. The Type 45 destroyer was called upon to sail over the weekend and keep watch on the frigate Admiral Gorshkov and three auxiliary ships as they passed close to UK territorial waters. Portsmouth-based Defender is monitoring the Russian task group and keeping track of their activity in areas of national interest. Minister for the Armed Forces Mark Lancaster, said,“The Royal Navy is always standing ready to defend the UK. “We…

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UK Defence Minister Reaffirms UK Commitment to Persian Gulf

October 5, 2018 – Gulf security is our security, Defence Minister Mark Lancaster reaffirmed whilst visiting Iraq, Bahrain and Oman. As part of the five-day visit, the minister also officially opened the UK-Oman joint exercise, Saif Sareea 3, alongside Oman’s Minister Responsible for Defence Affairs, His Excellency Sayyid Badr bin Saud bin Harub Al Busaidi. Defence Minister Mark Lancaster said, “The security of the Gulf is of the utmost importance to not only regional stability, but to the world’s economic stability. “Our commitment to our international responsibilities in the region…

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UK and India commit to closer military ties

Both nations benefit from vibrant digital economies and will design, create and manufacture technologies that will help protect citizens and businesses against malicious cyber attacks. The agreement will enable collaboration on internet governance, promoting international cyber stability, tackling online crime and developing cyber security sectors. Minister for Armed Forces, Mark Lancaster, said, “Defence and security are at the center of our friendship with India. By working together to combat terrorism, tackle cyber threats, and build regional security, we are keeping both our countries safe.” Discussions have also been held on…

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