The safe removal of a WW2 bomb from Wembley by Army bomb disposal experts continues to make headlines today.
Reactive statements and rebuttal from the Ministry of Defence
There has been continued coverage of the submariner who published criticism of Britain’s nuclear deterrent. The Royal Navy would like to reiterate that we take the operation of our submarines and the safety of our personnel extremely seriously.
There has been lots of media coverage of unannounced Russian aircraft being intercepted by RAF Typhoon fighter jets in recent weeks. Today, the flight of a Russian military Antonov aircraft over the UK this weekend has also attracted lots of media attention.
A range of defence stories appear in the news this morning, including reports a UK-based former senior officer in the Pakistan army is accused of selling the secret location of Osama bin Laden to the CIA.
Of note in today’s broadcast headlines is the news that the United Nations has said nearly 25,000 people are understood to have fled the Iraqi city of Ramadi, as Shia militias reportedly gather near the capital of Anbar Province.
This morning the BBC's Today Programme features a report on allegations about sexual harassment in Armed Forces. Here's our position on the key issues.
HMS Bulwark is this morning conducting its largest tasking to date as part of the coordinated response to the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean.
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 …
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 …
Alcohol in the armed forces Today the BBC has reported claims by a psychiatrist that the government’s strategy for combating alcohol abuse in the military is ineffective. Drinking alcohol is a societal norm and the MOD believes it plays a part in …