News Round-Up – April 24th 2017

RAF A400M Atlas Airbus

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


General News

Plan to opt out of rights accords in future wars dangerous, inquiry hears
(The Guardian)

NATO intercepting highest number of Russian military planes since the Cold War
(Independent)

MoD seeks Amazon-style delivery drones to resupply troops on the frontline
(The Telegraph)

Defence secretary Sir Michael Fallon visits Stevenage to announce £539 million missile contracts
(Hertfordshire Mercury)

UK man buys old Iraqi tank on eBay — and what he finds inside is truly amazing
(The Blaze)

Veteran support centre wins share of £940k funding from Ministry of Defence
(Penarth Times)


British Army News

Estonia ceremony marks deployment of UK troops
(The Telepgraph)

Man tries to locate the families of the owners of more than 14,000 British Army dog tags
(Military Times)

Army regiment holds event to thank North-east for support
(Aberdeen Evening Express)

Row breaks out on Culloden anniversary over claim ‘British redcoats acted like Islamic State’
(Herald Scotland)


Royal Air Force News

RAF A400M Atlas pilots test out short landing abilities at Dundee Airport 
(Evening Telegraph)

Moray air crews join American and French in massive aerial combat exercise
(Press and Journal)

RAF flights distressing farm animals
(Swindon Advertiser)


Royal Navy & Marines

UK MoD negotiates £1.4bn contract for Royal Navy’s sixth Astute-class submarine
(Naval Technology)

UK MoD sets timetable for nuclear sub base renewal
(IHS Janes)

Clyde steel cutting ceremony marks start on Royal Navy ship
(Clyde Bank Post)

UK Maritime Forces Onboard French Task Force Visit Vietnam
(Second Line of Defense)

Devon marines to fight against terrorists and pirates at sea
(Devon Live)


Disclaimer: All news stories are the property of their respective publishers. Any opinions expressed in the articles are of the person making them. An effort is made to vary news sources as much as possible to avoid political bias.

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5 responses to “News Round-Up – April 24th 2017

  1. It’s interesting following news reports about Russian incursions into the air-spaces of Western nations. Steffan Watkins the Canadian Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) expert from flightradar24 responded to a panicked tweet from one Alaskan resident last week by saying “They aren’t coming to your home, they’re in international airspace; did nobody tell you they’ve been doing it every month or so for years?” 

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