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Defence in the media: Sunday 12 August 2018

Today's defence-related news includes a medical breakthrough by defence scientists and new opportunities for veterans in cyber security.

Breakthrough for sepsis treatment

The Sunday Telegraph has covered an announcement by the Ministry of Defence and the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), which has developed a breakthrough blood test that could save thousands of lives per year.

The innovation could detect sepsis before symptoms appear, giving doctors critical extra time to treat patients.

Minister for Defence Procurement Stuart Andrew said:

This crucial research in sepsis treatment is an outstanding example of the pioneering research carried out by Dstl scientists and highlights how lessons learned on the battlefield can have a huge impact on improving day-to-day lives.

MOD and TechVets

The Sunday Telegraph has also reported on a new initiative which will train armed forces veterans to become experts in cyber security. A new Digital Cyber Academy will provide free cyber security training to veterans, harnessing their leadership, crisis management and problem-solving skills.

Minister for Defence People and Veterans Tobias Ellwood said:

Veterans have unique skills and experiences, gained from their time in the armed forces, which means they contribute a lot to society. It's fantastic that TechVets will provide opportunities for veterans to apply their considerable talents to the cyber security field, which is playing an increasingly vital role in keeping this country safe.

Image of the day

HMS Diamond arrives in Aberdeen, its affiliate city.