News Articles: January 2020

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Date Posted: Tuesday, 28 January 2020 @ 08:01
The MOD’s UK Military Flying Training System (UKMFTS) hassigned a £183 million contract to boost training services for new Rotary WingpilotsThecontract amendment includes: An uplift of four new Airbus H145 helicopters A state-of-the-art simulator and infrastructure improvements Support in attracting and training personnel to meet the increased helicopter demand from the frontlineThe new H145 helicopters and simulator will enables...
Date Posted: Monday, 27 January 2020 @ 09:03
Governmentfulfils promise to veterans with new railcardMilitary veteransto get cut-price train travel to help boost job prospects and bring them closerto family and friends.Published 22January 2020From:Departmentfor Transport, Officefor Veterans' Affairs, CabinetOffice, Ministryof Defence, The RtHon Oliver Dowden CBE MP, Johnny Mercer MP,and The Rt HonGrant Shapps MP new railcard, available from Armistice Day this year, will help boost veterans...
Date Posted: Wednesday, 22 January 2020 @ 10:43
A new railcard has been launched for military veterans and will be launched in November, the Department for Transport has announced.Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said: "Every part of society should honour the debt we owe those who've served our country."  The new railcard will extend cheaper train travel to more than 830,000 veterans who do not qualify for existing discounts.  Holders will be able to save a third off most train ticke...
Date Posted: Tuesday, 21 January 2020 @ 08:32
Defence Minister for Germany, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauervisits Buckingham Palace and Lancaster House as a guest of the UK Secretary ofState for Defence.Her visit began with a Guard of Honour provided by No 7Company Coldstream Guards with musical support from the Band of the IrishGuards on Horse Guards Parade, and a meeting in the historic rooms of theArmy’s London headquarters.The German Defence Minister was met in the front yard of thehist...
Date Posted: Monday, 20 January 2020 @ 08:43
Working under the strong downwash created by the rotors of aChinook helicopter, troops have practised a key skill to move supplies aroundthe battlefieldSoldiers from 13 Air Assault Support Regiment Royal LogisticCorps (13 AASR) rigged and hooked up vehicles and equipment to be moved asunder slung loads by an RAF Chinook helicopter. By day (16 Jan) and night (15Jan), troops on the ground and aircrew worked together to polish their skills,moving lo...
Date Posted: Thursday, 16 January 2020 @ 09:48
Published14 January 2020From:Ministry of Defence, Defence and Security Accelerator,and James Heappey MPThe funding aims torevolutionise the way warships make decisions and process thousands of strandsof intelligence and data by using Artificial Intelligence (A.I.).Nine projects willshare an initial £1 million to develop technology and innovative solutions toovercome increasing ‘information overload’ faced by crews as p...
Date Posted: Monday, 13 January 2020 @ 16:21
The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust (the Trust) haslaunched a new, open consultation to discover how those within, and workingwith, the Armed Forces community feel funding could be best used to supportthem.The consultation comes ahead of the re-launch of the ArmedForces Covenant: Local Grants programme, which has successfully supportedhundreds of local projects over the last five years, strengthening the ArmedForces community both in terms of in...
Date Posted: Monday, 13 January 2020 @ 12:52
Published 11 January 2020This is a momentous day. As webegin a new decade, we can now look forward to a brighter future for all inNorthern Ireland with an Executive that can transform public services andimprove people’s lives.The parties of Northern Irelandhave shown great leadership in coming together to accept this fair and balanceddeal in the interests of everyone in Northern Ireland.After three years withoutdevolved Government, an Execu...
Date Posted: Wednesday, 8 January 2020 @ 08:08
 Cover image:British soldier at Camp Taji in Iraq in 2018 (Picture: PA).The team will help the British military contingency plan for every evenutality, including for if personnel need to evacuate the country.The United Kingdom has sent a team toIraq to help the British military contingency plan for every eventuality, includingfor if personnel need to evacuate the country.The small team will provide soldiersadditional...
Date Posted: Tuesday, 7 January 2020 @ 15:54
A new BBC 2 TV programme follows custombike builder, Titch Cormack, as he attempts to create an off-roader with adifference. The bike is for his customer Chris, a Parachute Regiment soldierwho recently had his right leg amputated.Chris wants to use the bike to cross theAlps between France and Italy off-road, a trip Titch will try and help to makehappen drawing on his 10 years of experience as a mobility expert in theSpecial Forces.​Titch sets abo...