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Government to invest further £1.1 billion in armed forces

The armed forces will have £1.1 billion cash injection to improve capabilities, the Government has announced. The Ministry of Defence will help beef-up counter-terrorism surveillance as well as purchase the ice patrol ship, HMS Protector.

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Govt to establish 'defence solutions centre'

A Government-backed Defence Solutions Centre, which will develop technologies for the global defence market, will be built in Farnborough, the Prime Minister will say.

David Cameron is expected to also announce:

  • The launching of a £4 million UK Centre Maritime Intelligent Systems based in Portsmouth.
  • The Government hopes to bring together industry and the Local Enterprise Partnership to develop cutting-edge naval technology, such as autonomous unmanned boats.
  • Building skills for the future through a new Defence Apprenticeship Trailblazer to attract new graduates to the Industry as well as up-skilling the existing workforce.

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