Yesterday’s budget saw two very significant pledges by this government on defence. Firstly, the Chancellor announced that defence spending will rise each year until 2020/21.
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’s broadcast and print news continues to focus on the terrorist attack in Tunisia, and the response of the Tunisian and British governments.
Further reports of the terrorist attack in Tunisia continues to dominate both the broadcast and print headlines, as 15 Britons have been confirmed as killed by an ISIL extremist.
Reserves Day was also celebrated yesterday at an event hosted by the Defence Secretary Michael Fallon, at Admiralty House in London.
The Defence Secretary Michael Fallon was the main political guest on BBC’s Andrew Marr show today.
As the subjects of the next SDSR and Defence spending continue to receive media interest and attract commentary, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon blogs about this year’s review which is now under way.
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.