UK: Serving member of British Army charged with terror and explosives offences

A serving member of the British Army has been charged with terror and explosives offences, the Metropolitan Police said. Daniel Abed Khalife, of Beaconside, Stafford, was charged over two incidents in Staffordshire in August 2021 and January this year. He is Read More …

UK: £45 million alliance between military and industry set to deliver life-saving protection

Soldiers, vehicles and UK military bases around the world will receive innovative digital protection against remote and radio controlled Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) through a £45 million contract with British industry partners. Under the contract awarded to Team Protect, the Read More …

Protecting our United Kingdom

Ask yourself, what is the purpose of any army? – of course, it is to protect the United Kingdom by being ready to fight and win wars on land. So, protect is the common weft weaving its way through the Read More …

UK: Next generation vehicle for EOD soldiers announced

The new GASKET 3 bomb disposal vehicle’s Initial Operating Capability (IOC) was announced this week, following extensive consultations with the soldiers who will be using the new vehicle. GASKET 3 deployed on its first operational tasking on Tuesday 20 September Read More …

American, British Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians train together on Fort Bragg

FORT BRAGG, N.C. – U.S. Army and British Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians honed their lifesaving and mission-enabling skills on Fort Bragg, North Carolina. American Soldiers from the 722nd Ordnance Company (EOD) trained with British EOD troops from the 821st Read More …

Christmas Day is another day in the ‘office’ for Military Working Dog Handlers

Christmas day means relaxation and celebrations for many, but not all. 25 December will be a normal working day for soldiers at 1st Military Working Dog Regiment, North Luffenham. Starting at 6.30am, long before most people are thinking about opening Read More …

UK: Troops and police train together to hunt down terrorists

80 Soldiers from the 5th Battalion The RIFLES joined forces with four police organisations: Thames Valley Police, Hampshire Constabulary, Ministry of Defence Police and the Civil Nuclear Constabulary to hunt down three fugitive terrorists in the village of Longmoor; in Read More …

British army to get extra £8bn of kit as part of radical shake-up

The defence secretary, Ben Wallace, has announced a radical reorganisation of the British army, with an additional £8.6bn to be spent on equipment and a new ranger regiment created to help counter extremist organisations and hostile state threats. The Future Read More …

British military train Somali Army in Baidoa

The 3 training programmes offered by the UK government in Baidoa are aimed at delivering effective operations and promoting long-term stability. The British military in Somalia, deployed on operation TANGHAM, has been running several new training programmes for the Somali Read More …