United Kingdom Defense contracts worth more than £2bn have been awarded to BAE Systems and Rolls-Royce to begin the third major phase of the future submarine nuclear deterrent program, Dreadnought. With the overall program supporting around 30,000 jobs across the UK, from design through to build, Delivery Phase 3 (DP3) represents the most significant stage of the Dreadnought program so far.
A new report says the UK moved into the world's top five military spenders in 2021 as the US remains the biggest spender by some distance. The annual report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) also revealed that for the first time ever, global military expenditure exceeded US$ 2 trillion.
By Peter Bloom, Professor of Management, University of Essex – The Russian invasion of Ukraine has been widely condemned for its unjustified aggression. There are legitimate fears of a revived Russian empire and even a new world war. Less discussed is the almost half-trillion dollars (£381 billion) defense industry supplying the weapons to both sides, and the substantial profits it will make as a result.
REUTERS – German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke on Monday to US president Joe Biden to congratulate him and agreed on closer cooperation in tackling world challenges, particularly the pandemic, defense, and trade.
China's defense spending this year will rise 6.6% from 2019, according to a report issued at the opening of the country's annual meeting of parliament on Friday, a slower rate than last year.
A total of 9.1% of the United Kingdom defense workforce has reported as being absent from their usual place of work on Thursday due to reasons related to COVID-19. The figure, which equates to around 13,000 staff, includes personnel from both the regular and reserve force, according to the British Forces network.
Uruguayan president and oncologist Tabare Vazquez has publicly admitted full responsibility for not having read, but approvingly signed, delicate documents referred to alleged crimes against humanity committed during the military dictatorship, and consequently, without consultation, he sacked the Defense minister and deputy, and seven generals.
New Delhi and Buenos Aires are expected to sign up to eight agreements during President Mauricio Macri’s three-day state visit to India to promote trade, investment and cooperation in several fields including defense, Argentine ambassador Daniel Chuburu said. Macri is accompanied by several ministers, members of Congress and a hundred business leaders.
The Defense Secretary has said the UK could establish new military bases in the Caribbean and the Far East. Gavin Williamson has told the Sunday Telegraph it would allow Britain to become a true global player following Brexit.