News Round-Up – May 12th 2017

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

Ongoing News Story

UK among 70 countries hit in massive cyber attack
(BBC)


General News

Great Britain needs a defence strategy for the post-Brexit age
(The Telegraph)

USAF Awards $48M Contract To BAE Systems To Operate 5 Phased Array Radar Systems Stations
(Defense World)

Leonardo to Develop Next-Gen Missile Decoy With UK Air Force Rapid Capability Office
(Executive Biz)

Commoners shell-shocked by MoD ‘land-grab’ plan
(Farmer’s Weekly)


British Army News

Army chiefs and wounded war heroes deliver damning letter to PM demanding she save forces from cuts
(The Sun)

British soldiers train Nigerian Army instructors
(Premium Times)

Exhibition opened looking at history of Sikh soldiers in British Army
(Slough Express)


Royal Air Force News

Heartbroken mum of missing RAF man Corrie McKeague fears police have been given “wrong information”
(Mirror)

Thales connects simulators for Tornado GR4 at RAF bases
(Airforce Technology)

RAF Shawbury, drone flying advice for Low Flying Area 9
(sUAS News)

Heartwarming moment little disabled girl runs towards her RAF dad as they reunite after months of Afghanistan service
(Mirror)


Royal Navy & Marines News

Royal Navy Escorts Russian Sub Through English Channel
(Maritime Executive)

Securing the Royal Navy’s future firepower
(Naval Technology)

Prince Harry to take over from Philip as head of Royal Marines
(Express)

Sailor airlifted from UK submarine off Achill coast
(Mayo News)


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 – May 12th 2017

  1. It is interesting how much fuss the news media makes about Russian navy vessels transiting the channel to get to the Mediterranean. The Russian submarine Krasnodar, was on the surface for the entire transit and HMS Somerset was doing her job – escorting a foreign navy’s asset through British territorial waters. Had the Russian’s wanted to avoid the Royal Navy, they would have submerged and taken a deep-water route. That is after all what diesel-electric attack submarines are designed to do.

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