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Defence in the Media: 9 January 2017

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Defence stories in today’s media include Army regimental museums and the recruiting process for the new CEO role of the Submarine Delivery Body.

Army Museums

The Daily Telegraph reports that funding to more than a dozen Army regimental museums is set to be cut.

 A Ministry of Defence spokesperson said:

We recognise the important contribution made by these museums in preserving military heritage and acting as the bridge between communities and the Army. This is why, irrespective of funding, they will continue to receive support and have close ties with their associated regiment.

Submarine delivery body CEO's position 

The Daily Telegraph reports that the new CEO role for the Submarine Delivery Body will attract a £500,000 pay package.

A Ministry of Defence spokesperson said:

The 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review set out our intention to strengthen arrangements for the procurement and in-service support of nuclear submarines by establishing a new Delivery Body. The CEO’s salary is benchmarked against similar roles in the public and private sector.

One of the UK's first F-35B Lightning II aircraft takes off from Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.  Personnel from the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force were familiarising themselves with the F-35 processes and procedures both in the air and on the ground at the US Air Force Base. The F-35B Lightning II will place the UK at the forefront of fighter technology, giving the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force a true multi-role all weather, day and night capability, able to operate from well-established land bases, deployed locations or the Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers.

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