As the Defence Secretary visits the Clyde to cut steel on the Royal Navy’s second Offshore Patrol Vessel, he writes about what these new ships mean for the Navy, Defence, Scotland and the United Kingdom.
Yesterday, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon appeared on BBC Radio 4’s World at One Programme to discuss defence spending.
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.
It was a great honour to be asked by the Prime Minister to accept again the role of Defence Secretary. Continuity is important, but make no mistake: this is a new Government, elected with a clear mandate to implement the Conservative manifesto.
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.