UK Defence ministers visit Armed Forces overseas

The Minister of State for the Armed Forces , Andrew Robathan, and the Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology , Philip Dunne, visited personnel in Afghanistan to witness first-hand the progress being made in mentoring Afghan forces to take on their own security challenges. During their visit, they also met with International Security Assistance Force ( ISAF ) and Afghan military commanders as well as Afghanistan’s Ministers for Defence and Interior in the capital Kabul

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MOD awards £258 million Sea King helicopter support contract

The Royal Navy and Royal Air Force fleets of Sea Kings are best known for providing Search and Rescue ( SAR ) services in the UK and Falkland Islands. They can also be used to carry troops and provide airborne surveillance. This extension to the Sea King Integrated Operational Support ( SKIOS ) contract will ensure continued technical and maintenance support for the 90-strong helicopter fleet for the next 3 years.

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MOD awards £258 million Sea King helicopter support contract