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  • MI6 boss: ‘UK is in tech arms race with hostile states’

    • 18 Dec 2018

    MI6 head Alex Younger made a rare speech this week to highlight how the UK is in a technological arms race with hostile states who are using the tools of the information age to challenge Britain’s national security.

  • Maiden flight for new Meteor missile with RAF Typhoon

    • 18 Dec 2018

    RAF Typhoons have launched for the first time with the Meteor air-to-air missile.

  • £400m Dreadnought programme will safeguard 8,000 jobs

    • 18 Dec 2018

    A £400 million funding boost for the Dreadnought programme has been announced by defence secretary Gavin Williamson.

  • Newly appointed chiefs will ‘modernise the armed forces’

    • 18 Dec 2018

    A number of senior appointments concerning the upper echelon of the armed services have been announced.

  • MI5 and GCHQ recognised at Women in Defence UK Awards

    • 18 Dec 2018

    MI5 and GCHQ were worthy winners at the recent Women in Defence UK Awards 2018.

  • G4S on track for marginal improvement in 2018

    • 4 Dec 2018

    Security firm G4S enjoyed organic revenue growth of 2.5 per cent in the third quarter of 2018.

  • Raytheon delivers multi-mission radars to US Army

    • 4 Dec 2018

    Raytheon has provided Ku-band radio frequency radars (KuRFS) for the US Army’s counter-unmanned aerial vehicles in a deal worth $191 million (£149.7 million).

  • Eurofighter hits 500,000 flying hours landmark

    • 4 Dec 2018

    The Eurofighter fleet has racked up more than 500,000 flying hours, cementing its place at the heart of European air defence.

  • Two new Royal Navy ships named after Sheffield and Newcastle

    • 27 Nov 2018

    The name of a future world-beating British warship has been revealed as HMS Sheffield.

  • GCHQ begins centenary year celebrations

    • 14 Nov 2018

    GCHQ has started its centenary year celebrations by acknowledging the evolving threats facing the UK and promising help keep the nation safe for the forthcoming 100 years.

  • Free one-hour training could help prevent terror attacks

    • 7 Nov 2018

    More than 1,500 companies across the UK have signed up to a new one-hour training scheme that could help prevent terror attacks.

  • MI5 is ‘driving the car’ on far-right terrorism

    • 7 Nov 2018

    MI5 will lead the fight against right-wing terrorism in the face of increased efforts from white supremacists to incite violent racial conflict on Britain’s streets, according to the Guardian.

  • Women now able to apply to any UK military role

    • 6 Nov 2018

    All roles in the military are now open to women after changes were introduced to create opportunities for individuals from all backgrounds and making the most of their talents.

  • Peek behind the scenes at GCHQ on Instagram

    • 2 Nov 2018

    Members of the public can gain insight into the life of an intelligence officer for the first time after GCHQ joined Instagram.

  • Budget 2018 unlocks extra £1bn for MOD

    • 2 Nov 2018

    The Ministry of Defence (MOD) will get an extra £1 billion of funding for the rest of 2018 and 2019 to boost Britain’s cyber capabilities and anti-submarine warfare capacity.

  • UK and Italian armed forces to work more closely

    • 30 Oct 2018

    The strong defence relationship between the UK and Italy has been bolstered following armed forces minister Mark Lancaster’s recent trip to Rome.

  • Brexit made weakened UK a target for novichok attack, claims ex-MI6 boss

    • 30 Oct 2018

    Former MI6 chief Sir John Sawers believes Brexit weakened the UK into becoming an attractive target for a Russian nerve agent attack.

  • MI5 didn’t trust black people with secrets in the 1960s, files show

    • 30 Oct 2018

    Senior MI5 officials didn’t trust black people to hold high-level spying roles in the 1960s because they could be a security risk, according to declassified files uncovered by an academic at Salford University.

  • Westminster attack “could have been avoided” if MI5 was “savvy enough”

    • 30 Oct 2018

    The terrorist behind 2017’s Westminster attack could have been stopped if police and MI5 were more savvy, according to one of the victims’ family members.

  • MI6 officer behind Russia-Trump dossier attacks US president after prolonged silence

    • 19 Oct 2018

    Former MI6 officer Christopher Steele has ended 18 months of silence to take a veiled swipe at Donald Trump.