Today’s defence news includes the £269M Crowsnest helicopter contract, and the Supreme Court’s ruling in the case relating to the detention of Serdar Mohammed.
The publication of the Chilcot report dominates this morning’s news both in broadcast and in the papers. There are also reports about the refitted RAF Voyager that is set to provide transport to the Royal Family and senior Government Ministers.
With the start of a new financial year, we mark a major milestone for Defence with our budget increasing for the first time in six years in real terms.
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
ISIL hostage video Many of the papers, including the Guardian, the Telegraph, the Times, the Financial Times, Daily Mail, Daily Express, the Sun and the Daily Mirror report on the Jordanian government’s vows of “punishment and revenge” against ISIL after the jihadi group released …
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 …