In numbers


Defence funds authorised in the 2021 National Defense Authorisation Act passed by the US Senate


The weight of France’s planned future aircraft carrier in tonnes


Number of atomic warheads stockpiled by China, according to a new report


Value of Greek's order of 18 Rafale fighter jets under a contract signed with France


The number of battle force ships the US Navy aims to have by 2045

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US State Department confirmed that the US had formally withdrawn from the Open Skies surveillance, provoking concern from lawmakers in the country.

Investment in STEM needed to win space race

Speaking after the Defence Space Conference, Viasat UK managing director Steve Beeching called for investment in STEM and diversity in the space domain.

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ULA launches spy satellite  
The United Launch Alliance (ULA) has launched a satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office, a US Government agency tasked with managing spy satellites.

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Type 31 frigate assembly hall unveiled  

The Royal Navy’s module hall for the construction of the Type 31 frigates has been unveiled in Rosyth, Scotland.

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In quotes

Our strategic future, too, goes through the nuclear industry. I have decided that the future aircraft carrier which will equip our country and our Navy will be, like the Charles de Gaulle, nuclear powered.

French President Emmanuel Macron announces the country’s next aircraft carrier will be nuclear powered

Some tough choices will still have to be made. But those choices will allow us to invest in new domains, new equipment and new ways of working.

UK Defence Secretary Ben Wallace to RUSI during a speech on the UK’s defence reform

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In Pictures

US Marine Corps MV-22B Ospreys assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 265, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing fly in a formation over the flight line during exercise Forest Light Western Army at Camp Soumagahara, Japan. Credit: USMC

RAF and German Typhoon aircraft fly over Eastern Europe, supported by an RAF Voyager which provided the air-to-air refuelling capability throughout the flight. Credit: MOD

Soldiers from the British Army's 4th Battalion The Princess of Wales Royal Regiment pose for a photo after an early morning attack on Salisbury Plain Training Area. Credit: MOD

For the first time in Scotland, the 5th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland (5 SCOTS) participate in a new way of infantry training using virtual reality equipment. Credit: MOD

An RAF photographer captures images of the A68 iceberg near the island of South Georgia, South Atlantic from the open ramp of an RAF A400M Atlas aircraft. Credit: MOD

The British Army has sent almost 2,000 troops to Liverpool to help with the mass testing of residents for Covid-19. Image: Crown Copyright / MOD