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Tempest Goes GBP450 Million Budget Cut
Air

Tempest Goes GBP450 Million Budget Cut

The British Tempest project has been given an “amber/red” rating by the Infrastructure Project Authority (IPA).

13 Additional Protector RG Mk1 for Royal Air Force
Air Unmanned Systems

13 Additional Protector RG Mk1 for Royal Air Force

The U.K. has exercised the clause in its contract with General Atomics to deliver 13 additional Protector RG Mk1 that had previously been identified as options.

Russia has the UK on Target
Navy / Maritime Air Bilateral Relations

Russia has the UK on Target

Rustec shares images from its most recent fifth-gen aircraft at MAKS 21 airshow.

Britain uses Artificial Intelligence on Army operations for the first time
Simulator / AI / Drill/ Software

Britain uses Artificial Intelligence on Army operations for the first time

The British Army has used Artificial Intelligence (AI) for the first time during Exercise Spring Storm as part of Operation Cabrit in Estonia.

HMS Defender’s Classified Papers Found at Bus Stop
Navy / Maritime

HMS Defender’s Classified Papers Found at Bus Stop

Royal Navy’s classified documents were found at a bus stop in Portsmouth, England. The finder gave the documents to the BBC.

Navies’ Video Wars
Navy / Maritime Bilateral Relations Regional / Strategy

Navies’ Video Wars

Russian Navy Black Sea Fleet opened fire on the Royal Navy’s HMS Defender Destroyer while the United Kingdom denied that they were under attack.

Russia opened warning fire to Royal Navy destroyer in the Black Sea
Navy / Maritime Air Bilateral Relations Regional / Strategy

Russia opened warning fire to Royal Navy destroyer in the Black Sea

The Russian Black Sea Fleet carried out a warning fire towards the Royal Navy HMS Defender.

HMS Defender Hosted UK Industry Day in Istanbul
Navy / Maritime Air Investment Bilateral Relations

HMS Defender Hosted UK Industry Day in Istanbul

Royal Navy’s Daring-class air-defence destroyer HMS Defender (D36) has embarked to Sarayburnu Port in Istanbul.

HMS Defender Visits Istanbul
Navy / Maritime Investment Bilateral Relations Engine and Transmission

HMS Defender Visits Istanbul

(Photo Courtesy of Bosphorus Naval News) Royal Navy’s Daring-class air-defence destroyer HMS Defender (D36) visits Istanbul to host UK Industry Day on board.

HMS Dragon Testfires its Sea Viper
Navy / Maritime Weapon / Missile Sensors

HMS Dragon Testfires its Sea Viper

The Royal Navy’s Type 45 air-defence destroyer HMS Dragon tested its Sea Viper system in Scotland, Royal Navy announced on 4 June.

Boxer Production Formally Begins
Land

Boxer Production Formally Begins

UK Minister for Defence Procurement, Jeremy Quin, opened the new Boxer Armoured Vehicle Production Facility.

Argentina Gets Closer to JF-17 Thunder Deal
Air Bilateral Relations

Argentina Gets Closer to JF-17 Thunder Deal

Argentina’s quest for a new fighter jet began in 2013 when it originally sought the Spanish Air Force’s Dassault Mirage F-1s.

British Army to modernise 148 Challenger tanks in £800m deal
Land Modernisation

British Army to modernise 148 Challenger tanks in £800m deal

British Defence ministry announced that the army would get next-generation Challenger 3 battle tank. “A multi-million-pound investment will deliver the most lethal tank in Europe and allow us to modernise our land forces.” The ministry said on Twitter.

UK, France, “Cod War” Revived
Navy / Maritime Bilateral Relations

UK, France, “Cod War” Revived

The Royal Navy has deployed HMS Severn and HMS Tamar to Jersey amid concerns of a possible island blockade by French boats. Boats will conduct “maritime security patrols”, according to the British Ministry of Defence. France has sent its patrol vessel to Jersey to “guarantee the safety” of people at sea and “accompany” French fishing vessels.