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UK signs deal to purchase five E-7 early warning radar aircraft

In a statement released by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) 22 March, UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has signed a $1.98Bn deal to purchase five E-7 airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft. Designed for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) under "Project Wedgetail" and...

UK armed forces gearing up for possible no-deal Brexit

As part of the UK Government planning for a possible no-deal Brexit, the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has increased the readiness of UK armed forces. 3,500 personnel are currently on standby to help with contingencies should the UK leave the European Union (EU)...

10,000 troops from 13 countries begin to arrive in the UK for NATO exercise Joint Warrior

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) reported 14 March that more than 10,000 military personnel, 35 warships, 5 submarines and 59 aircraft and helicopters from 13 countries will take part in NATO's Exercise Joint Warrior that will run from 30 March until 11 April. Joint...