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.
The Daily Mail, The Sun, Daily Express, Daily Mail, Daily Mirror, Daily Star, Daily Telegraph, Guardian and Times report today that a British soldier who tried to join Kurdish forces battling ISIL is returning to his unit. The coverage includes comments from the soldier’s …
On Sunday I represented the UK at the latest contract signing to enhance capability of the Eurofighter Typhoon.
Yesterday The Times reported that the UK will send a signal of weakness to President Putin if the next Government fails to spend at least 2% of GDP on Defence.
This afternoon the Prime Minister announced a £859 million investment in the Type 26 Global Combat Ship, the Royal Navy’s next generation frigate.
Russian aircraft There has also been widespread reporting today, including on the Telegraph website, that RAF Typhoon aircraft scrambled to intercept Russian aircraft travelling off the coast of the UK yesterday.
ISIL & Libya Security in Libya has collapsed in the wake of the revolution that unseated Colonel Gaddafi in 2011 reports the Daily Telegraph
Iraq There is a story in the Independent (p6) which follows yesterday’s widespread reporting of the Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider Abadi interview, in which he says he is planning a major offensive to liberate Mosul.
Ben Parkinson There is widespread reporting of the news that a soldier who suffered a broken back and devastating injuries eight years ago is now able to walk about two miles per day thanks to a pioneering new course of treatment
Cyber security It has been reported that the Royal Navy will need to adopt new defensive measures to counter the threat of cyber attacks.
Defence budget This morning the Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail report that President Obama has warned Prime Minister David Cameron not to cut the UK defence budget. According to the papers, Mr Obama made the direct appeal during face-to-face …