CONNECTING THE DEFENCE COMMUNITY WITH INSIGHT, INTELLIGENCE & OPPORTUNITIES

Officially Supported By: dco_logo_land_webonly_k dcb_logo_land_webonly_k

The UK is increasing its commitment to European security as the Defence Secretary announces a package of support to stand by our allies.

Speaking at the NATO Defence Ministerial in Brussels, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said the UK will commit four RAF Typhoons to the Southern Air Policing mission in Romania next summer. Following a successful rotation last summer, the fast jets will be redeployed to the country, working with our Romanian allies to police the Black Sea skies.

The Defence Secretary also announced that the UK is stepping up in the Western Balkans. In addition to the troops already based in Kosovo, supporting peace in the country, and our contribution to the EU’s Op Althea in Bosnia and Herzegovina, from next year a Battalion will be held at high readiness to respond to any situation in the region. This will see 600 soldiers ready to move into the region at short notice.

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said: “In the face of an increasingly assertive Russia, the UK has significantly stepped up its commitment to Europe and today I can confirm a further package of support, showing how we remain at the forefront on European security.

“We are standing by our allies across air; deploying Typhoons to Southern Air Policing in Romania, land; increasing our support to the Kosovo peacekeeping operation, and sea; with HMS Ocean returning to the NATO Standing Maritime Group.”

image © Crown Copyright

If you would like to join our community and read more articles like this then please click here.

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson RAF

Post written by: Matt Brown

LATEST STAKEHOLDER

Become a Stakeholder today and benefit from an exclusive marketing package which will allow you to:

  • Engage with active defence buyers and key supply chain partners
  • Create your own branded micro-site which within Defence Online which is managed by you
  • Have a dedicated Digital Account Manager to help enhance your Stakeholder page
  • Promote your news, products, press releases, eBooks and Videos as a Defence Online partner which feeds through to our homepage and social media channels
  • Have your company promoted on our partner website Defence Contracts Online (DCO)
  • All news promoted in mynewsdesk, a major hub for all of our news articles which enables news to be picked up from trade magazines, national newspapers and many other publications which offers extra exposure at no additional cost!

Contact us today or call us on 0161 413 6170 to take advantage of this exclusive marketing package

DCI 1200X320pix rat600pixX160pix

RELATED ARTICLES

November 14, 2017

Air - First Secretary of State pays tribute to RAF Lossiemouth

First Secretary of State Damian Green has toured RAF Lossiemouth in Moray to rename a frontline Scotland-based Typhoon fast jet

November 13, 2017

Land - British and Australian military logistics work with Vietnam People's Army

Military logistics experts from the RAF, British Army and RAAF have helped the Vietnam People’s Army prepare for its peacekeeping