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Defence in the Media: Friday 13 2018

Today’s defence related news includes coverage of GCHQ's director, Jeremy Fleming's appearance at the Cyber UK conference and remembering Bomber Command.

Offensive Cyber Against Daesh

Following GCHQ Director, Jeremy Fleming's appearance at the Cyber UK conference in Manchester, there has been coverage on broadcast, in print and online on the UK conducting cyber warfare against Daesh. The BBC and The Guardian are amongst those to cover Fleming's first public speech.

With regard to cyber offensive actions, GCHQ Director Jeremy Fleming said:

It worked against Daesh and can work against other national security challenges too. The international doctrine governing their use is still evolving.

Remembering Bomber Command

The Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail and Daily Express warmly welcome the new Bomber Command Centre and memorial wall in Lincoln which opened yesterday. Over 300 veterans gathered to unveil the memorial which is the tallest in the UK and is the same length as the wingspan of a Lancaster Bomber.

Future Combat Air System

Defence News reported on the UK/France Future Combat Air System.

An MOD spokesperson said:

Our joint future combat air system technology ambition was reiterated by the Prime Minister and President Macron at the UK/France Summit earlier this year, and we have agreed steps to continue our collaboration in this important area.

As the French Government outlined following the recent meeting between Délégué général pour l’armement Joël Barre and Defence Minister Guto Bebb: ‘In accordance with the guidelines of the Sandhurst Summit, Joël Barre and Guto Bebb have agreed on the outline of the new phase of technological work to be conducted as part of the future combat aviation system program’.

Image of the day

UK F-35B Lightning refuelling from an RAF Voyager over the skies of Charleston on the East coast of the United States of America.