Today’s defence related news includes coverage of HMS Defender escorting a Russian task group.
The Sun, Telegraph, Daily Record, Herald and the Scotsman have all reported on HMS Defender, a Type 45 destroyer, shadowing a Russian naval task group consisting of the new frigate Admiral Gorshkov and three auxiliary ships as they pass through the UK area of interest.
Minister for the Armed Forces, Mark Lancaster, said:
The Royal Navy is always standing ready to defend the UK. We will continue to work with our allies to shadow Russian ships passing through international waters close to our shores, to ensure the Russian navy follows the correct protocol on its journey.