In a move to counter ‘Russian Aggression’, the UK reportedly will send five warships and 530 naval personnel to join NATO’s fleet to increase its military capacity.
“Increasing our Nato deployment sends a strong message to our enemies that we are ready to respond to any threat and defend our allies; 2016 will see a particular focus on the Baltic region with our ships sent there as part of the Maritime Group, the Mine Counter Measure Group and the Baltic ops exercise,” The Independent quoted UK Defence Secretary Michael Fallon as saying.
Earlier on Wednesday, The Telegraph newspaper reported that NATO plans to deploy thousands of troops along Russia’s border with Eastern Europe.
Russia has repeatedly expressed concerns over NATO's military build-up along its western borders, warning that the alliance's expansion undermines regional and global security.
The UKs Defence Infrastructure Organization (DIO) has awarded a contract to refurbish one of two runways at RAF Valley to a joint venture of North Stone and White Mountain. The £20 million contract will be used to refurbish the runway as well as link taxiways and provide a new section airside perimeter road, new visual aids, aeronautical lighting and signage, UK Ministry of Defense said in a statement Wednesday
Indonesia has decided to buy 10 Sukhoi 35 fighter jets from Russia as part of its plan to modernize the country's air force. "I will go to Russia in March to sign off the contract," Defense Minister Ryamizard told reporters on the sidelines of his meeting with visiting Russian Security Council delegation in Jakarta, local media reported
In December 2015 Atlas ElektroniK UK (AEUK) delivered an ARCIMS multi-role USV to the German Naval Technical Centre, WTD71, based within the Eckernfoerde Naval Base. This follows the recent success earlier in 2015 where AEUK secured a major contract with the UK MoD to supply the Royal Navy with an Autonomous Minesweeping Capability
The US has deployed two F-22 stealth fighter jets to Siauliai Air base in Lithuania on April 27.\ The US Embassy in Vilnius tweeted pictures along with a video of two F-22s landing at the main NATO Baltic Air Patrol (BAP) airbase in Lithuania
Italtel won a contract to build two transportable data centers to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). The data centers will be deployed at the NATO Rapid Deployable Corps Italy (NRDC – ITA), in Solbiate Olona, to align its Communication and Information System (CIS) infrastructure with the requirements of its recently-awarded role of land-heavy Joint Task Force (JTF) Headquarters, which involves leading NATO joint operations within NATO Areas of Responsibility, often performed out of the national borders, the company said in a statement Wednesday
The UK Royal Navys advanced submarine, Artful has test fired a torpedo using a £50 million BAE Systems designed Common Combat System (CCS). The CCS is a command and control system which functions as the digital ‘brain of the boat controlling its ‘eyes, ‘ears and ‘nervous system
Russias United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation (UIMC) has presented plans for a multifunctional air robotic system, which includes a reconnaissance and attack roles with rocket-launching capabilities. The reconnaissance copter can fly to an altitude of several thousand meters and can be used to detect and identify targets in real time
The Initial Operating Capability for Joint Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance will help promoting and enabling data sharing within the NATO Response force. “We, the allied defense ministers, have today declared the initial operational capability for NATO's Joint, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance initiative
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