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Defence in the media: Sunday 11 September 2016

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Today’s defence related news includes reports about the British military’s search for UFOs.

The Daily Star on Sunday and the Sunday Express both claim that the British military are still hunting for UFOs from an ‘x-files’ base in London, in collaboration with the Americans, following the disbanding of the Ministry of Defence’s ‘UFO department’ in 2009.

An MOD spokesperson said:

RAF Fylingdales undertakes space surveillance to maintain an accurate database of all man-made objects in space.  This forms an essential element of their primary task. Satellites in low Earth orbits, and decaying orbits of man-made space objects re-entering the atmosphere, can easily resemble an incoming missile in flight; therefore, an accurate database helps prevent false indications of a missile attack.

Image of the day:

A soldier from 2nd Battalion The Parachute regiment wearing his own Airborne configuration of Virtus.
A soldier from 2nd Battalion The Parachute regiment.

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