Defence in the Media: Wednesday 15 November 2017

Today’s defence related news includes coverage of yesterday's House of Commons Select Defence Committee hearing.

House of Commons Select Defence Committee hearing

Following yesterday’s House of Commons Defence Select Committee, the National Security Capability Review received widespread coverage in today’s papers including, The Sun , The Daily Telegraph Daily Mirror, and The Guardian.

An MOD spokesperson said:

In the face of rapidly intensifying threats, we are contributing to the cross-government review of national security capabilities and looking at how we best spend our rising defence budget to protect our country.

We are investing in brand new equipment from submarines, frigates and carriers for a growing Navy, to state-of-the-art vehicles for the Army, to a whole range of cutting-edge technologies through our £800m innovation fund.

MOD Police 

The Daily TelegraphDaily Mirror and The Scotsman report on the Defence Police Federation’s open letter to Secretary of State regarding cuts to the MOD Police.

An MOD spokesperson said:

The MOD Police has enough people to meet its commitment to protecting key sites across the country. We take the safety and security of such sites very seriously and we would never put them, or the people who work within them, at risk.

Image of the day

The Honourable Artillery Company  fired a 62-gun Royal Salute from Her Majesty’s Tower of London In honour of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales’s 69th birthday.