According to recent statistics, the total worldwide defence spend fell in 2012 for the first time in 15 years.

Her Majesty The Queen has approved the appointment of General Sir Nicholas Houghton to take over from General Sir David Richards as the next Chief of the Defence Staff.

Atos, an international IT services company, has today announced that it will lead a team, comprising Vega, a Selex ES company (Finmeccanica group) and Information Services Group (ISG), to become the UK Ministry of Defence's (UK MOD), Defence Communications Networks Services Strategic Partner (DCNS SP).

Britain’s security services have increased preparations to deal with a possible terrorist attack in the UK using biological weapons, Financial Times reports. The UK is increasing stocks of medical supplies and boosting emergency planning.

Agents and analysts from MI5 and GCHQ will work side-by-side with private sector counterparts in a new government "fusion cell".

Four British airmen have become the first to officially qualify as pilots of drone aircraft.

Concern grows as intelligence agencies track growing European militant involvement in the conflict

The UK government has launched a cyber crime unit in order to defend against attackers.

Labour says it may rethink its backing for like-for-like replacement of the Trident nuclear weapons system.

ICSPA leads early development of framework to boost defences against cybercrime and security attacks around the world.

The UK is to supply armoured vehicles and body armour to Syria opposition forces in a bid to end a crisis that has reached "catastrophic proportions"

Defence chiefs have been criticised by MPs over a “worrying lack of financial expertise” that is forcing them to spend taxpayers’ cash on 100 outside accountants to sort out a string of errors.

A major reduction of 20,000 soldiers will be achieved, but the head of the British Army warns against more manpower cuts

The security services must be prepared to share intelligence with countries with questionable human rights records if they are to prevent terrorism in the UK, William Hague has claimed.

The terrorism watchdog has criticised the ‘bewildering’ range of anti-terror powers in the UK.

The government has set aside £6.5 million for injured military personnel to access the latest prosthetic limbs.