Today's defence-related news includes coverage of the Defence Secretary's announcement that the UK is to double its order of F-35 Lightning stealth jets.
Lesley, an RAF Reservist, is currently on a training exercise in the Ascension Islands: This Reserves Day I'm one of the UK’s Reservists who are serving on operations or training exercises overseas.
Today the MOD and employers across the country are celebrating the huge contribution made by Reservists from all three Services. Secretary of State Michael Fallon thanked Reservists at an event at Admiralty House yesterday. You can read more here.
Reserves Day was also celebrated yesterday at an event hosted by the Defence Secretary Michael Fallon, at Admiralty House in London.
Today Civitas has published a report where it states that rather than depending on large and expensive programmes that provide "standing capability", Britain must develop a research and industrial base
Of note for Defence this morning, there is continued coverage of the issue of Defence spending, and further stories on UK support to the Mediterranean migrant crisis.
NATO has today published its latest defence expenditures data for 2014 and estimates for 2015 which includes which member nations are spending the target of 2% of their GDP on defence.
Items of interest to Defence in today’s news include promotion of tonight’s Panorama programme on reporter Tom Martienssen’s experience after being trapped with a team of British Army Gukhas halfway up Mount Everest when the earthquake hit in April.
Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has appeared on Sunday's BBC’s Andrew Marr show, while there is widespread coverage of a daring rescue during a Red Devil parachute display.
The Defence Secretary Michael Fallon was the main political guest on BBC’s Andrew Marr show today.
In today's Defence news David Cameron has warned at a security conference in Bratislava of the dangers posed by those who "quietly condone" ISIL militants' extremist ideology.