Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has told the House of Commons: 'We will always defend the right of the Falkland Islanders'. He said he had approved the "return of military support helicopters" with two Chinooks operational next year to allow "24/7 tactical mobility".
"We will be renewing the ground-based air defence system when Rapier comes out of service around the end of the decade. We will also maintain our commitment to provide a Falkland Islands patrol vessel," he added.
Britain is expected to increase the defences of the Falklands over fears that Argentina could launch a fresh invasion of the islands.
Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said land, sea and air defences were being upgraded in the face of a "very live threat" from the government in Buenos Aires.
The move comes amid reports that Russia is working on an agreement to lease 12 long-range bombers to Argentina which could be used to support a renewed attack. Mr Fallon, who is due to set out the Government's plans in a Commons statement later today, said the deal was unconfirmed but that Britain had to take account of any future possible threat.
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Leaked documents reportedly show that Chinese spies hacked large amounts of data relating to the design of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jet.
Media reports suggest the alleged cyber theft is revealed in documents leaked to the German magazine Der Spiegel by former US security analyst Edward Snowden.
The F-35 is a stealth bomber developed by the US-based defence firm Lockheed Martin. The Royal Air Force is among the major customers for the jet.
The Sydney Morning Herald cites one document as saying that the theft amounts to "many terabytes of data" including information about the F-35's radar systems, engines and method for cooling exhaust gases.
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The Ministry of Defence has made a "huge investment" after awarding £3.2 billion of contracts to support the management of the UK's naval bases and help sustain more than 7,500 jobs.
BAE Systems, which manages HMNB Portsmouth, has been awarded a £600 million contract while Babcock, which manages Devonport and Faslane, has been given a £2.6 billion deal.
The Royal Navy's warships and submarines will be maintained and repaired as part of the deal, the MoD said.
This huge investment in our naval bases will directly sustain more than 7,500 jobs and skills across the UK and ensure that the Royal Navy's fleet of 56 warships and submarines are in the best possible condition and available for operations.
The contract will secure around 1,500 jobs at Faslane on the Clyde, up to 4,000 posts at HMNB Devonport and more than 2,000 at Portsmouth.
The Prime Minister has pledged 3,500 British troops to take part in exercises in eastern Europe in 2015 and 2016.
The Prime Minister has pledged 1,000 British troops to a "high readiness" Nato force, Downing Street has said.
When the force is ready, in late 2015, it will be capable of deploying within 2-6 days.
British troops will make up a substantial portion of the multinational force, which will total 4,000 troops.
The Ministry of Defence announced today a deal to buy new £48 million state-of-the-art missile system for Royal Navy helicopters.
The defence minister Philip Dunne said the system made in east Belfast by the defence company Thales UK "will help win battles."
Mr Dunne said coastlines represented areas of growing concern to armed forces around the world and this new technology would provide greater protection.
The system will be used to target small ships and fast attack craft and be designed and built by Thales UK's Belfast plant.