EU naval mission to protect ships in Red Sea set to be launched on 19 February

A European Union naval mission to protect commercial shipping in the Red Sea from missile attacks by Houthi rebels in Yemen is expected to be launched on February 19, the bloc’s top diplomat announced on Wednesday. “Maritime security in the Read More …

Djibouti designates Afar rebel group as a terrorist organization

Djibouti has listed the FRUD-Armé militant group, which advocates for greater autonomy for the Afar ethnic group, as a terrorist organization on Thursday. Djibouti’s parliament decided after accusing FRUD of attacking a Djiboutian army barracks and killing seven Djiboutian troops Read More …

Philippines: Mindanao land transport, security sectors beef up coordination

Land transport and security sector representatives in Mindanao will forge stronger coordination to prevent safety threats to commuters, starting with ensuring compliance to the required security plan for all service operators. “The policies are in place, we just need to Read More …

UK: Defence and Security Accelerator Competition Document – Defence Innovation Loan

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) supported by Innovate UK Loans Ltd (Innovate UK) are working together to offer a new Defence funding competition: the Defence Innovation Loan, which currently has a total of £10M available to fund Innovative Defence Read More …

DASA UK competition: Catch the ChemBio SCENT! Screening, Collecting and Exploiting Novel Technologies

This Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) competition is seeking proposals that can address challenges associated with screening for, the preservation of sample / evidence, and the attribution of hazardous chemical and biological (ChemBio) materials. New technology options or technical approaches Read More …

UK: Dstl research and funding priorities

Guidance to industry and academia on priority areas and funding opportunities for science and technology, research and development, and innovation 2021 to 2025. The unprecedented increase in the defence budget will mean around £6.6 billion funding for research and development, Read More …