Monday 15 July, 2024

Neil Ritchie

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

Boeing delivers first CH-47F Block II Chinook to US Army

Boeing has delivered the first CH-47F Block II Chinook to the US Army. The aircraft is one of up to 465 in the Army’s fleet that will be modernized to the new Block II...

Royal Navy to acquire up to six new amphibious ships

The UK Defence Secretary Grant Shapps will announce today that up to six new state-of-the-art warships will be built in the UK to strengthen Royal Marines operations, as part of what is described as...

Royal Marines test Sweden’s defences during Exercise Borealis

The Royal Marines have tested Sweden's defence capabilities of the strategic Gothenburg Archipelago at the entrance of the Baltic Sea, as the UK strengthens ties with their newest NATO ally. During Exercise Borealis, Arbroath-based 45...

British Army to acquire L3Harris T4 EOD robots

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded L3Harris Technologies an $18 million contract to provide the British Army with up to 50 medium-sized T4 explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) robots which will be used...

Avon Protection wins UK MoD respirator contract

Avon Protection has been awarded the contract to continue supplying the General Service Respirator (GSR) and provide associated in-service support by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD). The GSR is the primary respirator used by...

Elbit Systems to supply Iron Fist APS for US Army Bradley IFVs

Elbit Systems Ltd has announced that it has been awarded an initial contract worth approximately $37 million to supply General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems (GD-OTS) with Iron Fist Active Protection Systems (APS) for...

Finnish Defence Forces to procure Patria 6×6 heavy APCs

The Finnish Defence Forces will purchase Patria 6x6 heavy armoured personnel carriers (APC) from Patria within the Common Armoured Vehicle System (CAVS) programme. The Finnish Minister of Defence Antti Häkkänen has authorised the Finnish...

Rafale enters service with Croatian Air Force

The first six of twelve Dassault Rafale multirole fighter aircraft acquired from the French Air and Space Force have arrived in Croatia. They were welcomed by the President of Croatia Zoran Milanović, Prime Minister Andrej...