Tuesday 16 July, 2024

Neil Ritchie

Neil Ritchie is the founder and editor of DefenceToday.com. Neil has a keen interest in the UK armed forces and national security issues as well as global defence procurement and cyber security matters. He also researches and writes about Scottish and military history.

NATO to establish new cyber defence centre

NATO is to establish a new cyber defence centre to better protect against ever more sophisticated and increasing cyber threats. The NATO Integrated Cyber Defence Centre (NICC) will aim to enhance the protection of NATO...

NATO missile defence base in Poland now operational

A new US ballistic missile defence site designed to detect, track, and intercept ballistic missiles during flight is now operational in Redzikowo, Poland. Known as "Aegis Ashore" the site is part of a larger...

Norway will donate F-16s to Ukraine later this year

Norway's Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre has stated that Norway plans to begin delivering F-16 fighter aircraft to the Ukrainian Air Force later this year. In 2023, the Norwegian government made a decision to provide...

Saab to deliver MSHORAD air defence to Lithuania

Saab has received an order from the Lithuanian Ministry of Defence (MoD) for deliveries of Saab’s Mobile Short Range Air Defence (MSHORAD) solution in a deal valued at approximately SEK 1.3 billion (USD 123...

US Army begins operational evaluation of the M10 Booker

The US 82nd Airborne Division based at Fort Liberty, North Carolina has begun the initial operational test and evaluation of the M10 Booker armoured fighting vehicle. The evaluation testing will include training on new...

Poland to procure additional Rosomak armoured fighting vehicles

The Polish Armament Agency has signed a contract with a consortium led by Huta Stalowa Wola S.A., along with Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa S.A., WB Electronics S.A., and Rosomak S.A for the delivery of 58...

UK to step up military aid to Ukraine

The UK's new Defence Secretary John Healey has promised to increase the UK's support for Ukraine during his visit to Odesa, which came less than 48 hours after assuming office. After meeting with President Zelenskyy...

Germany to equip Eurofighter fleet with Brimstone missiles

MBDA has been awarded a contract by the German Bundeswehr to produce and deliver Brimstone 3 air-launched precision strike missiles for the German Air Force's Eurofighter Typhoon combat aircraft. A final assembly line and service...