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DDC 20240508 202 032 Deployments

Wildcats on the prowl in Estonia

True, the Apache AH-64E attack helicopter may well steal the lime light with its devastating fire power and menacing looks, and, of course, the evocative wokka-wokka signature note of the all too familiar twin rotor CH47 Chinook is mightily impressive as it swoops down to disgorge whatever lies within its belly; however, spare a thought and a few plaudits for their pint-sized battle space colleague, the Wildcat.

Published: 15 May 2024

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By air to battle on Steadfast Defender

By parachute, helicopter and airlanding, the British Army’s global response force has shown how it could rapidly reinforce NATO troops in Estonia in the event of a crisis.

Published: 13 May 2024

Soldiers build shelters on the side of their armoured vehicle. Deployments

British Armour rolls in as Exercise Steadfast Defender 2024 gets underway in Poland

British troops and armoured vehicles have started training in Poland as part of NATO’s largest exercise in a generation.

Published: 10 May 2024

A man in uniform stands with a printed vehicle part. Technology

British Army deploys 3D printing in the field

The British Army is in the vanguard of the development and implementation of deployable additive manufacturing processes or to put it more simply, 3D printing in the field. Through project Brokkr it has delivered a first for UK Defence, the means whereby the metal manufacturing process is taken out of the confines of a laboratory environment and placed on the back of a truck so that it can be deployed anywhere in the field.

Published: 10 May 2024

A portrait of a man in uniform with his arms crossed. People

From farmers field to reconnaissance in the field

After years in the farming industry Scott Spavins decided to plough a new furrow in the British Army.

Published: 08 May 2024

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Army Reservists train on Apollo

A ‘blue print’ partnership between 215 (Scottish) Multirole Medical Regiment (215 (Sc) MMR) and NHS Fife allowed medical reservists to enhance their skills using simulation training on a high spec mannequin named ‘Apollo’.

Published: 26 Apr 2024

An image of an armoured vehicle, it is positioned in front of a forest Equipment

British Army moves a step closer to the next generation mobile fires platform

A significant milestone in the modernisation of our artillery was reached today, following a landmark defence agreement with Germany.

Published: 24 Apr 2024

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Land Rover Fitted For Energy concept rethinks battlefield power

As the British Army advances and its electronic capability improves, soldiers are looking to novel power solutions to feed the ever-increasing energy appetite. The Land Rover FFE system comprises an ultra-high-performance alternator or ‘e-machine’ that fits into the accessory belt of an engine, and harnesses the energy when the vehicle is running but stationary.

Published: 18 Apr 2024

An image of Challenger 3, the British Army's latest tank prototype. Equipment

British Army’s most lethal tank prototype rolls off production line

British Army soldiers are a step closer to getting their hands on one of Europe’s most lethal tanks, as the latest Challenger 3 prototype has finished production in Telford.

Published: 18 Apr 2024

A robotic vehicle drives past military personnel completing a training exercise. Innovation

Sense, decide, effect and sustain: the crucial data kill chain

In February and March 2024, over 600 British Army troops took part in a major war-fighting experiment in California, along with thousands of soldiers from six partner nations.

Published: 16 Apr 2024