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The trajectory of Russia’s national policy combined with its on-going rearmament programme poses a growing threat to security in the Euro-Atlantic. Russian actions in Georgia in 2008, Ukraine since 2014, and the scale and scope of its ‘snap’ military exercises, especial...
Members of the Royal Air Force Search and Rescue Force have taken part in a multi-agency exercise in Cardiff Bay. The RAF search and rescue personnel were put through their paces along with various other emergency services when they were faced with a major incident...
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidarity to pure wind. George Orwell
David Jardine-Smith, Secretary, IMRF, joined Defence IQ to share insight into the IMRF’s project to improve Mass Rescue Operations Response globally, and to offer advice on how the Search and Rescue community can best carry out effective planning and training for MRO....
As the Arctic becomes an increasingly important strategic and political region, governments across the region are making their interests and priorities in the region known. Militaries are increasing their presence in the region as it continues to grow in statue as an im...
17 Sep 10 Prince William has today graduated from his Search and Rescue training course at Royal Air Force Valley in Anglesey, Wales.
HMS Gannet was the UK's busiest Search and Rescue unit of 2011, while RAF Valley saved the most number of people, new government statistics show. During the past 12 months, the data from the Defence Analytical Services Agency shows that the personnel at HMS Gannet i...
Chris Markey is the Chairman of the Defence Forum of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK (CILT). He provides advice and consultancy support in both commercial and defence sectors, primarily on supply chain and logistic issues. Defence IQ recen...
The acute migration crisis in the Mediterranean Sea has brought the issue of search and rescue (SAR) – both military and civilian – starkly to the fore over the last 12 months. More investment is needed in platforms, equipment, personnel, and training. But more than tha...
Consider a group of cavemen leaving the cave to go hunting a dinosaur. The dinosaur is bigger, stronger and faster. Death is certain for the cavemen and yet with spears and rocks the dinosaur is felled – the team splitting into three groups and surrounding the dinosau...
Royal Navy Sea King helicopters braved the bad weather to rescue dozens of people over the festive season. The foul weather which lashed Britain almost non-stop over the festive period led to the Royal Navy’s search and rescue helicopters being called to action more...
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