Defence in the media

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Defence in the Media: 21 December 2017

Today's defence-related news includes the successful completion of missile test firing at sea.

Sea Ceptor test firing complete

BBC NewsThe TelegraphThe Herald (Plymouth) and other outlets report on the successful completion of test firing Sea Ceptor missile defence system from HMS Argyll, alongside the testing of the system on HMS Westminster. The articles include video footage and imagery of the test firing from the Royal Navy's HMS Argyll, the first type 23 frigate to complete its first testing, that will deploy to Japan next year.

Minister for Defence Procurement Harriett Baldwin said:

In the face of intensifying global threats, cutting-edge systems like Sea Ceptor will keep the UK safe. These successful trials from HMS Argyll mark a major milestone towards the introduction of this world-class missile system into service for the Royal Navy.

Work to develop and install Sea Ceptor across the Royal Navy is also boosting British industry, supporting 600 jobs in the Bristol, Stevenage and Bolton areas.

Read more here.

Image of the day

HMS Argyll is the first Royal Navy ship to complete its tests of the new Sea Ceptor missile system.
HMS Argyll is the first Royal Navy ship to complete its tests of the new Sea Ceptor missile system.

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