Wednesday, 23 November, 2022
Neil Ritchie is the founder and editor of DefenceToday.com. Neil is also the editor of other online publications covering Scottish and military history, defence and security. He can be found on Twitter: @NeilRitchie86.

45 Commando spearhead Austere Wolf 2022

Royal Marines of Arbroath-based 45 Commando spearheaded the UK’s largest combined amphibious exercises in years as they cleared the way for a formidable joint force to land in Cyprus. The Royal Navy said the exercise,...

UK to help bolster Ukrainian air defence

UK Defence Secretary Ben Wallace announced on 13 October that the UK will donate cutting-edge air defence missiles to Ukraine which will help protect critical infrastructure against Russian missile attacks. Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM)...

Rheinmetall to supply Leopard 2 MBTs to Czech Republic

German defence company Rheinmetall will supply the Czech Republic with Leopard 2 main battle tanks (MBTs) and other military hardware under the German government’s “Ringtausch” equipment exchange programme. The exchange has been contractually agreed between...

Nammo to develop new K2 120mm ammunition

Norwegian defence company Nammo has secured an agreement with Hyundai Rotem to develop new 120mm ammunition for Hyundai Rotem's K2 main battle tank (MBT). “This is a major milestone for Nammo. The agreement with Hyundai...

Seagull USV in successful trials off Scotland

Elbit Systems UK reported on 4 October that its Seagull Uncrewed Surface Vessel (USV) had been successfully demonstrated during the Wilton Industry Show and Experiment (WISEX) demonstrations off the coast of Scotland. During the trials,...

Finnish Air Force gears up for Ruska 22 exercise

The Finnish Air Force is getting ready for the Ruska 22 air operations exercise which will run from 3-8 October 2022 and will involve 50 aircraft and around 3,700 personnel at different locations across...

UK-led NATO exercise Joint Warrior gets underway

The UK-led NATO exercise Joint Warrior will begin in Scotland this weekend and will see military forces from the US, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Latvia, the Netherlands, Norway, and Poland join their UK...

Norway deploys military to protect oil and gas installations

Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre said on 28 September that the country will be deploying its military to protect its oil and gas installations against possible sabotage following the Nord Stream pipeline attacks. The...