Defence news today includes the appointment of the first female MOD Chief Scientific Advisor, as well as coverage of an RAF Typhoon quick reaction alert launch.
It’s one month to go until Armed Forces Day and plans are well advanced for a spectacular array of events up and down the country.
This morning’s headlines are dominated by the Queen’s speech which is due to take place later today. There is also breaking news that FIFA officials have been arrested on corruption allegations.
Since 2014, the UK has been working with the United Nations, the World Health Organisation and the wider international community to combat the unprecedented outbreak of Ebola, which has claimed the lives of over 11,000 people in West Africa
Items of Defence interest included in broadcast bulletins this morning include reports of the launch by the Iraqi government to “take back” Ramadi and surrounding western Anbar province from ISIL.
Of note for Defence in the news today is the continuing coverage focusing on doubts over the Iraqi forces’ ability and willingness to fight ISIL.
As the Republic of Ireland votes to legalise same-sex marriage in a historic referendum, Commander Land Forces (CLF) Lieutenant General James Everard writes about the Army's latest LGBT conference.
Of note for defence in today’s media, there is coverage of former Chief of the General Staff Lord Dannatt’s comments, calling for UK ground troops to combat ISIL on the battlefields of Iraq and Syria.
The safe removal of a WW2 bomb from Wembley by Army bomb disposal experts continues to make headlines today.
As we reported this morning and was followed closely by broadcasters today, a World War Two Bomb was discovered yesterday in Wembley.
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.