Defence in the media

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Defence in the Media: 12 February 2015

Cyber security

It has been reported that the Royal Navy will need to adopt new defensive measures to counter the threat of cyber attacks.

An MOD spokesperson said:

The MOD recognises the importance of investing in cyber security. Its approach to protecting against and mitigating the impact of cyber attacks spans technical, organisational, procedural and physical measures.

The cyber threat is continually changing in scope and complexity. The MOD is not complacent about its defences and continually reviews and adjusts its security measures, adopting new approaches to deal with the most sophisticated threats.

Defence Secretary meets French counterpart

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon met with his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian earlier today to discuss shared security challenges, including the importance of working together to combat international terrorism.

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said:

The UK and France are natural partners for defence co-operation. This is our sixth meeting in 6 months. Whether contributing to the international response to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant threat or working together within NATO to counter Russian aggression, Britain and France enjoy a successful and enduring defence relationship.

It is vital that like-minded countries such as ours work together to counter the varied common security challenges that we face. Meeting with Jean-Yves Le Drian has enabled us to affirm our mutual commitment to strengthen and deepen our defence relationship.

Image of the day

Soldiers from the Queen’s Royal Hussars are conducting a major live-firing exercise at the Hohne ranges in Germany. The exercise is part of regiment’s annual training, which also involves the transportation of heavy armour. Pictured, a Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank being loaded on to train transports in Sennelager. [Picture: Corporal Mark Webster RLC, Crown copyright]
Soldiers from the Queen’s Royal Hussars are conducting a major live-firing exercise at the Hohne ranges in Germany. The exercise is part of regiment’s annual training, which also involves the transportation of heavy armour. Pictured, a Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank being loaded on to train transports in Sennelager. [Picture: Corporal Mark Webster RLC, Crown copyright]
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