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UK Plans Land Attack Capability for Future Frigates
Navy / Maritime

UK Plans Land Attack Capability for Future Frigates

The UK has announced its intention to equip its future frigates, Type 26 and Type 31, with long-range land attack capabilities to combat new threats.

UK to Build Six New Amphibious Warships for Royal Navy
Navy / Maritime Investment

UK to Build Six New Amphibious Warships for Royal Navy

Secretary of State for Defence of the United Kingdom, Grant Shapps, announced they would build six new warships for the Royal Navy.

UK Reveals that Italy Provides Ukraine Storm Shadows
Weapon / Missile

UK Reveals that Italy Provides Ukraine Storm Shadows

British Defence Secretary Grant Shapps confirmed that Italy had provided Ukraine with long-range Storm Shadow cruise missiles.

The U.K. Delivers Additional Ground Vehicles to Ukraine
Land

The U.K. Delivers Additional Ground Vehicles to Ukraine

British Minister for Defence Procurement James Cartlidge has announced a new aid package for Ukraine, including various ground vehicles.

The UK sends dual-mode Paveway IV guided bombs to Ukraine
Ammunition

The UK sends dual-mode Paveway IV guided bombs to Ukraine

The UK will provide Dual-Mode Paveway IV guided bombs to Ukraine to boost its military capabilities, but it is unclear which aircraft would use them.

British Army Prefers RCH-155 Gun Over Archer
Land

British Army Prefers RCH-155 Gun Over Archer

British Army preferred German RCH-155 over BAE Systems' Archer to replace AS-90 self-propelled guns within the Mobile Fires Platform program.

British Army Receives Eight Prototypes of Challenger 3 MBT
Land

British Army Receives Eight Prototypes of Challenger 3 MBT

UK Secretary of State for Defence Grant Shapps unveiled the Challenger 3 MBT from his social account as “the first fully British built tank in 22 years.”

Royal Navy to Install Laser Weapons on Ships by 2027
Navy / Maritime Weapon / Missile

Royal Navy to Install Laser Weapons on Ships by 2027

Secretary of State Grant Shapps has announced that Royal Navy will proceed in 2027 to install laser weapons on warships to deal with aerial threats.

The Royal Air Force May to Replace its Hawk T2 Trainer Aircraft
Air

The Royal Air Force May to Replace its Hawk T2 Trainer Aircraft

The Royal Air Force (RAF), which has a 28 Hawk T2 advanced jet trainer, might replace it with a new solution due to availability problems.

Güler Welcomes Eurofighter and Distances Himself from F-35
Air Country Bilateral Relations

Güler Welcomes Eurofighter and Distances Himself from F-35

Turkish Defence Minister Yaşar Güler approached Eurofighter, implying they were not close to the F-35 program.

U.K. MoD Announces Budget for Shipbuilding Programme
Navy / Maritime

U.K. MoD Announces Budget for Shipbuilding Programme

U.K. Ministry of Defence has announced it will allocate £9 billion to build 16 new warships in multiple shipyards.

Minister Güler Visits U.K and Bosnia and Herzegovina
Defence Politics Bilateral Relations

Minister Güler Visits U.K and Bosnia and Herzegovina

The defence ministry announced that Turkish Defence Minister Yaşar Güler visited two countries, the United Kingdom and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

HD HHI and Babcock to Develop Submarines for Export
Navy / Maritime

HD HHI and Babcock to Develop Submarines for Export

The Republic of Korea HD Hyundai Heavy Industries announced its cooperation with the UK-based Babcock to develop submarines oriented for the export market.

U.K.: Russia Launches Hypersonic Zircon Missiles from Land
Weapon / Missile

U.K.: Russia Launches Hypersonic Zircon Missiles from Land

The U.K. Defence Ministry reported that Russia might have 3M22 Zircon hypersonic cruise missiles from a K-300 Bastion coastal defence missile launcher.