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  • Former Royal Navy chief urges MPs to probe foreign takeover of defence industry giant Cobham

    Former Royal Navy chief urges MPs to probe foreign takeover of defence industry giant Cobham0

    Admiral Lord West says he is ‘deeply concerned’ about the proposed sale of Dorset-based aerospace giant Cobham to American private equity firm Advent International for £4 billion A former Royal Navy chief today urges ministers to investigate the foreign takeover of a crucial part of Britain’s defence industry. Admiral Lord West says he is ‘deeply

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  • Jeremy Hunt: I would spend £15bn more on defence

    Jeremy Hunt: I would spend £15bn more on defence0

    Image copyright MOD Jeremy Hunt says he would boost defence spending by £15bn over the next five years if he becomes prime minister. The Tory leadership candidate’s promise would mean spending on defence would rise to 2.5% of GDP by 2023/24, from its current 2%. He said the move would help combat “new threats to

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  • Ministry of Defence appoints first female Chief Scientific Adviser

    Ministry of Defence appoints first female Chief Scientific Adviser0

    Defence Secretary Penny Mordaunt said: “It’s poignant that we appoint Professor McLean as our first female Chief Scientific Adviser on International Women in Engineering Day, where we look to increase female participation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. “ Prof McLean added: “Britain’s military has a distinguished record in developing and using science and I

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