News Round-Up – July 23rd 2017

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


General News

Amid Brexit, Germany and UK to expand defense cooperation
(Defense News)

Ministers ‘undermined law’ over Iraq war crimes allegations
(Guardian)

US ‘closely tracking’ as Chinese navy in the Baltics for war games with Russia
(Telegraph)

USAFE and European partners seek common ground in integrating F-35
(Stars & Stripes)

A Ministry of Defence official accidentally dropped a £1000 submachine gun off the side of a boat
(Business Insider UK)

Britain risked offending Saudi Arabia by smuggling in Christmas trees ahead of Gulf War
(Daily Express)


British Army News

How British soldiers are protecting endangered elephants from vile extremist poachers
(Daily Express)

Royal Welsh Regiment to head to Estonia
(IHS Jane’s 360)

Terror fears as jihadis try to join British Army – 250 recruits fail security checks
(Daily Star)

Newly released FCO files reveal British Army had direct involvement in June 1984 Sikh genocide
(SikhSiyasat.Net)


Royal Air Force News

RAF to allow women to serve in close combat roles
(IHS Jane’s 360)

UK to drive down Typhoon operating costs to match F-16
(Flightglobal)

Red Arrows pay touching tribute to brave Bradley Lowery by making blue heart in the sky to remember the brave football mascot
(Daily Mail)

Centre wing box replacement deal supports RAF’s Hercules
(Flightglobal)

Inzpire to support Protector RPAS training development
(Shepard Media)

Corrie McKeague father left heartbroken as landfill search for missing son ends
(Herald Scotland)

Prince Harry presents new Colour to RAF regiment in anniversary year
(Daily Express)


Royal Navy & Marines News

HMS Duncan in show of force for Russian spy ship in the Black Sea
(The Times)

Royal Navy escorts China’s warships ready for Russian war drills out of English Channel
(Daily Express)

Construction begins on £3.5bn fleet of Royal Navy frigates – and the first to sail will be HMS Glasgow
(The Sun)

BAE Systems and Tods Defence announce the award of the Type 26 Frigate bow sonar dome contract 
(Benzinga)

Royal Navy divers recover famed “Bouncing Bombs”
(Maritime-Executive)

Royal Navy Wildcat helicopter returns after training aboard German Navy frigate
(Naval Technology)

Emotional farewell to the Royal Navy’s ‘Good Boat’ HMS Torbay
(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 – July 23rd 2017

  1. Nice to see Harriet Harman so concerned for the welfare of Iraqi citizens. Perhaps it wouldn’t have been necessary if her glorious leader hadn’t wanted to drag the country into a war.

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  3. Interesting that Defense News thinks that despite Brexit, Germany and the UK are strengthening their military ties. Reuters, the UK Defence Journal and Janes all suggest that the Germans want to collaborate with the French because the French military provides Germany with a boost given that the German armed forces are under-funded and in some disarray. Naval today reports that their corvette programme, once the envy of the world is in trouble. Earlier this year their newest corvette put to sea with a three degree list. They are running worn out leopard 2 tanks because all of the new ones are going to new customers and the German Defence Minister Ursula van der Leyen is having to quell allegations of Nazism within the ranks of the Bundeswehr. Hardly an advert for a long-lasting partnership with the British,

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