News Round-Up – April 8th 2017


Here are some of the latest British military news stories making the headlines this past week.

General News

Security concerns raised over plans to service British fighter jets in Turkey
(The Independent)

£60m-a-year economic impact as major logistics centre opens
(Business Desk)

Military talks held between Egypt and UK
(Daily News Egypt)

British Army News

General Dynamics To Develop UK Army’s Morpheus battlefield communications network
(Defense World)

Hundreds of troops leave RAF Brize Norton on NATO mission to deter Russian aggression
(Oxford Times)

Armed Forces Minister underlines UK commitment to Africa
(Defence Web)

Parents of soldier killed by IRA call for monument to honour ‘forgotten troops’
(Belfast Telegraph)

Daughter of shot IRA woman to sue British Army
(The Irish News)

Royal Air Force News

Model plane was ‘less than a second from crashing into £60m RAF Chinook
(Mail Online)

MoD reveals gap in Reaper strikes against Islamic State
(IHS Jane’s)

Royal Air Force Tornados join NATO partners to put defences to the test
(Aviation Tribune)

Aston Martin to turn an air force base into a factory to build DBX crossover

PM charters flight as royals use official RAF Airbus

Juno and Jupiter helicopters arrive at RAF Shawbury
(Flight Global)

Royal Navy & Marines

Unite union attacks MoD in naval base dispute

Raytheon Anschütz integrates WECDIS into its INBS for British Navy Type 26 GCS
(Naval Technology)

Just as in 1982, the Royal Navy is being cut to the bone – this time there won’t be a war to halt it
(The Telegraph)

820 NAS ready to protect HMS Queen Elizabeth after Scottish exercise
(Navy News)

Disclaimer: all news stories are the property of their respective publishers. Any opinions expressed in the articles are of the person making them.


2 responses to “News Round-Up – April 8th 2017

  1. I thought the peace agreement drew a line under the former activities of IRA members. Actually I would agree with this. So why can the soldiers in the British Army be pursued? Do our politicians think that such legal cases will aid recruiting in the future?


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