Russian aircraft There has also been widespread reporting today, including on the Telegraph website, that RAF Typhoon aircraft scrambled to intercept Russian aircraft travelling off the coast of the UK yesterday.
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ISIL & Libya Security in Libya has collapsed in the wake of the revolution that unseated Colonel Gaddafi in 2011 reports the Daily Telegraph
Iraq There is a story in the Independent (p6) which follows yesterday’s widespread reporting of the Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider Abadi interview, in which he says he is planning a major offensive to liberate Mosul.
Ben Parkinson There is widespread reporting of the news that a soldier who suffered a broken back and devastating injuries eight years ago is now able to walk about two miles per day thanks to a pioneering new course of treatment
Cyber security It has been reported that the Royal Navy will need to adopt new defensive measures to counter the threat of cyber attacks.
Defence budget This morning the Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail report that President Obama has warned Prime Minister David Cameron not to cut the UK defence budget. According to the papers, Mr Obama made the direct appeal during face-to-face …
F-35 contract The business section of today’s Telegraph reports that Rolls-Royce has been awarded contracts to build and maintain lift fan systems for the F-35B. The new equipment will allow the new stealth fighter to hover and land vertically. The article reports that …
Defence spending In a cross-party plea, two former defence Ministers have urged the Government to maintain defence spending and ensure that the UK continues to meet the NATO 2% target. This Government is committed to spending 2% of GDP on …
Ukraine A number of stories appear in the papers this morning following the Defence Secretary’s announcement during his visit to Brussels yesterday. The Independent writes that Britain will take a lead role in a new NATO rapid-reaction force aimed at bolstering defence …
HCDC Report Following the publication of a Defence Committee report on the situation in Iraq and Syria a number of outlets are reporting that the UKis not doing enough to tackle ISIL. We do not agree with the Defence Committee’s assessment. The Prime Minister and …
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