Insect repellent to be tested by MoD lab to see if it kills COVID-19

Britain’s defence laboratory will test whether a product found in insect repellent can also be used to kill the strain of coronavirus that causes COVID-19, Sky News has learned. Citriodiol is known to be effective at destroying certain types of coronavirus, Read More …

UK MoD put pressure on regulators to delay drone safety warnings, documents reveal

The Ministry of Defence put pressure on regulators to delay safety warnings about a new drone it planned to fly over British skies to avoid tipping off protesters, according to official documents obtained by the Guardian. They reveal how the ministry was Read More …

UK MOD launches £2m fund to counter drones threat

The MOD has launched a £2m competition for proposals to tackle the future threats of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). The competition, run by the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA), the MOD’s innovation hub, will seek robust and cost-effective next-generation solutions to Read More …

MoD secrets exposed in dozens of cyber security breaches

Ministry of Defence secrets were exposed in dozens of breaches of military cyber security policy last year, as hostile nations and spy agencies continue to probe the UK’s defence sector. Heavily redacted reports obtained by Sky News have revealed that Read More …

Brit military wants a small-drone-killer system for £20m

Fresh from showing off its gotta-zap-’em-all Dragonfire laser cannon, the Ministry of Defence is now buying a £20m anti-drone system. The “urgent” requirement from the MoD was issued last week, and could be linked to the mischievous Scot who landed his Read More …

Defence Secretary announces £55m contract for UK bomb disposal robots at DSEI

Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon has announced a contract worth up to £55 million for 56 innovative bomb disposal robots at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) Exhibition in London this morning. Following an initial £4 million demonstration phase, the Read More …