Today marks an important moment in the process of dismantling some of our decommissioned submarines.
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State and Minister for Defence Procurement, 2015-2016
Today British astronaut (and former Army officer, now Reservist) Major Tim Peake blasts off to the International Space Station, opening yet another chapter in the story of Britain’s place among the stars.
Yesterday Monday 23rd November the Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR) 2015 was published.
I was recently in Govan to cut steel for HMS Trent, the third Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV), to be built for the Royal Navy by British shipbuilders in Scotland.
Today I can announce that the naval test reactor in the Vulcan Naval Reactor Test Establishment (NRTE) at Caithness in Scotland shut down for the last time yesterday
Minister of State for Defence Procurement Philip Dunne visited Rosyth last week to power up the first of the Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier’s four diesel generators.
Today we have announced that a new helicopter-borne surveillance system has been chosen to protect the Royal Navy’s future Queen Elizabeth Class carriers. Here, Minister of State for Defence Procurement Philip Dunne talks about this important advancement in technology.
Last week I announced the sale of 2,000 km of pipelines with associated storage depots and pumping stations to the Spanish pipeline operator Compañía Logística de Hidrocarburos.
On Sunday I represented the UK at the latest contract signing to enhance capability of the Eurofighter Typhoon.
This afternoon the Prime Minister announced a £859 million investment in the Type 26 Global Combat Ship, the Royal Navy’s next generation frigate.
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