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Revealed: priest’s role in stemming 1970s IRA violence

Sat, 10 Aug 2019 12:00:17 GMT

New book claims former cleric Denis Bradley helped halt attacks during earliest years of Troubles

In 1993, a year before the IRA first laid down its arms, the existence of a secret “back channel” between Martin McGuinness and MI6 was revealed on the front page of the Observer.

The so-called Derry Link – which connected the British government with the Provisionals’ leadership via a former priest – eventually led to the IRA’s cessation of violence a year later.

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The Guardian view on rendition and torture: a shame that Britain cannot erase | Editorial

Sun, 28 Jul 2019 17:38:13 GMT

Boris Johnson’s decision to discontinue a necessary inquiry is immoral, and against the national interest too

A new prime minister, from the same party as his predecessors, cannot exactly wipe the slate clean. But the transition does at least allow the government to take out some of the more odiferous trash, as the flurry of statements and releases in the days before Theresa May’s departure and Boris Johnson’s arrival indicated.

One of the most serious of these was barely noticed in the general bustle. It marks a betrayal of a pledge to investigate UK complicity in rendition and torture that was made, not from an abstract commitment to evaluate Britain’s role in post-9/11 counter-terrorism operations, but from an understanding that a failure to face up to it – and prevent a repetition – would ultimately damage British interests.

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Ex-MI6 chief: UK going through 'political nervous breakdown'

Sat, 06 Jul 2019 09:40:58 GMT

Sir John Sawers says Brexit has left country divided and damaged its global reputation

The UK is going through a “political nervous breakdown”, with the Brexit debate stirring anxiety in Whitehall, a former MI6 chief has claimed.

Sir John Sawers said the Brexit debate had left the country bitterly divided and damaged the UK’s global reputation.

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Martin Rowson on Boris Johnson's intelligence briefings – cartoon

Fri, 05 Jul 2019 17:46:08 GMT

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Boris Johnson says No 10 did not withhold intelligence from him – video

Fri, 05 Jul 2019 13:26:09 GMT

Boris Johnson has hit out at claims that Downing Street sought to restrict his access to some sensitive intelligence information when he became foreign secretary in mid-2016. The Conservative leadership frontrunner told a hustings of party members that ‘he was extremely dubious about the provenance’ of the story

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Boris Johnson denies No 10 tried to block his access to intelligence

Fri, 05 Jul 2019 11:19:56 GMT

Tory frontrunner says reports of an effort to keep sensitive information from him as foreign secretary are untrue

Boris Johnson has hit out at claims that Downing Street sought to restrict his access to some sensitive intelligence information when he became foreign secretary in mid-2016.

The Conservative leadership frontrunner told a hustings of party members that “he was extremely dubious about the provenance” of the story that had led the BBC morning bulletins and that it was untrue.

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James Bond still a strong 'recruitment sergeant' for MI6, says expert

Thu, 30 May 2019 17:55:51 GMT

Dr Rory Cormac tells Hay festival Bond still loved by MI6 despite bearing no resemblance to a real spy

James Bond remains a powerful recruitment tool for MI6, a secret intelligence expert says – despite claims that he is unrealistically posh and violent.

Dr Rory Cormac, associate professor of international relations with a specialty in secret intelligence at Nottingham university, said MI6 loved the positive brand provided by Ian Fleming’s fictional spy.

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Sajid Javid announces overhaul of espionage and treason laws

Mon, 20 May 2019 11:58:38 GMT

New bill needed to tackle hostile activity by Russia and others, says home secretary

Hostile state actors – spies, assassins or hackers directed by the government of another country – are to be targeted by refreshed espionage and treason laws, the home secretary has announced.

In a speech to security officials in central London, Sajid Javid revealed plans to publish a new espionage bill to tackle increased hostile state activity from countries including but not limited to Russia.

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Huawei poses security threat to UK, says former MI6 chief

Thu, 16 May 2019 10:08:15 GMT

Report calling for 5G ban in UK comes as Netherlands said to be investigating Huawei espionage

Huawei should be completely banned from supplying 5G mobile networks in the UK because its operations are “subject to influence by the Chinese state”, according to a report by a Conservative MP and two academics.

They argue that a decision announced by Theresa May last month, after a fraught meeting of the National Security Council (NSC), to allow Huawei to supply “non-core” equipment should be overturned because using the company’s technology presents “risks”.

Related: Huawei 'prepared to sign no-spy agreement with UK government'

Huawei is a Chinese telecoms company founded in 1987. Politicians in the US have alleged that Huawei’s forthcoming 5G mobile phone networks could be hacked by Chinese spies to eavesdrop on sensitive phone calls and gain access to counter-terrorist operations. Allies who allow Huawei technology inside their 5G networks have been told they may be frozen out of US intelligence sharing. Australia, New Zealand and Japan have banned Huawei from their 5G networks.

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Halloween Brexit is a fitting outcome for the zombie prime minister | John Crace

Fri, 12 Apr 2019 09:53:24 GMT

The EU summit became absurdist performance art as all agreed on something they did not want

I was rather nonplussed to learn that Prince William had been doing work experience with the intelligence services and, according to the GCHQ head of counter-terrorism, identified only as David, “comfortably held his own with highly skilled analysts and operators”.

Related: May tells MPs 'swift decisions' on Brexit will be needed after recess

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Unsung Bletchley Park hero whose role in D-day was equal to Turing’s

Sun, 07 Apr 2019 08:00:14 GMT

Eric Jones is finally to be unmasked as the ‘king of calm’ in Hut 3 who channelled the work of the wartime codebreakers

No contemporary war reports from the German front mention the name of Eric Jones. And there is not much information about him online – in fact there is more about a Welsh climber of the same name. But the Eric Jones who worked in secret at Bletchley Park in the 1940s is soon to be declared a figure of equal importance to Alan Turing.

Recently declassified documents show that Jones, the son of a Macclesfield textile manufacturer, was the man responsible for interpreting and prioritising all the covert intelligence that came into Britain from Nazi-occupied Europe and from spies working near the frontline.

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On his granny’s secret service: Prince William interns at MI5, MI6 and GCHQ

Sun, 07 Apr 2019 05:41:27 GMT

Kensington Palace reveals that the prince has just completed three weeks secretly working alongside the UK spy agencies

The name is Wales, William Wales: licensed to kill three weeks on attachment with Britain’s spies.

Kensington Palace has revealed that the Duke of Cambridge has just finished a three-week stint at the secret intelligence service, MI6, the security service, MI5, and GCHQ.

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Letters: Roderick MacFarquhar obituary

Thu, 04 Apr 2019 17:25:00 GMT

When Roderick MacFarquhar was editor of the China Quarterly in the 1960s, it was funded by the CIA and, as he later admitted, carried articles by senior officials from the CIA, MI6 and the Foreign Office’s Information Research Department. He always denied being influenced by the intelligence agencies, but under his editorship the journal was the public forum where the major argument between the CIA and MI6 over the reality and significance of the Soviet-China split was debated. This had consequences in terms of British policy with regard to Vietnam and the long-running dispute over the bona fides of the defector Anatoly Golitsyn.
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Before the February 1974 general election, Roderick MacFarquhar appointed me as his press secretary for the Belper constituency, a post that involved both devising and embroidering stories in Derbyshire newspapers to enhance his chances of election. Since he was a skilful journalist my press releases improved no end. He was elected with a majority of more than 5,000.

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Police investigating role of UK officers in torture of al-Qaida suspect

Sun, 31 Mar 2019 17:30:12 GMT

Met looking at how much MI5 and MI6 knew of mistreatment of Abu Zubaydah after 9/11

Metropolitan police detectives have launched an investigation into allegations that MI5 and MI6 officers involved in the interrogation under torture of an al-Qaida suspect committed serious criminal offences.

Scotland Yard has confirmed that a senior investigating officer, who is familiar with other rendition cases, has begun examining the role of UK intelligence officials during the questioning of Abu Zubaydah at CIA so-called “black sites”.

The Saudi-born Palestinian was seized in 2002 in Pakistan following the previous year’s 9/11 attacks on New York and Washington. He was held at secret US military detention centres in Thailand, Poland and Lithuania, subjected to waterboarding and eventually transferred to Guantánamo Bay.

A four-year-long inquiry by parliament’s all-party intelligence and security committee published its report last year establishing that MI6 had “direct awareness of extreme mistreatment and possibly torture” of Zubaydah at those locations.

It continued: “In May 2002, a US official briefed SIS [MI6] that Abu Zubaydah was being held in Stirling [believed to be the code name for one of the black sites]. SIS became aware that he was being subjected to some harsh interrogation techniques, including sleep deprivation, and that it was considered that 98% of US Special Forces would have broken if subject to the same conditions.”

The report by MPs and peers added: “The case of Abu Zubaydah shows direct awareness of extreme mistreatment – and, probable torture ... However, the Agencies [MI5 and MI6] continued to send the CIA questions to be used in interrogations without seeking any assurances regarding Zubaydah’s treatment in detention, until at least 2006.”

The parliamentary report noted that, according to a 2014 US Senate select committee on intelligence report on the CIA detention and interrogation programme, Abu Zubaydah was routinely subjected to treatment that by UK standards would be considered torture, including being waterboarded.

The European court of human rights ruled in 2014 that Poland was guily of multiple human rights violations in its treatment of Abu Zubaydah, whose full name is Zayn al-Abidin Muhammad Husayn.

The judgment included Abu Zubaydah’s account of how he was suffocated, subjected to deafening blasts of music and denied solid food. Describing the waterboarding, Abu Zubaydah wrote: “I was … put on what looked like a hospital bed, and strapped down very tightly with belts. A black cloth was then placed over my face and the interrogators used a mineral water bottle to pour water on the cloth so that I could not breathe. After a few minutes the cloth was removed and the bed was rotated into an upright position.

“The bed was then again lowered to horizontal position and the same torture carried out again with the black cloth over my face and water poured on from a bottle. I struggled against the straps, trying to breathe, but it was hopeless. I thought I was going to die.”

The Metropolitan police launched their inquiry after Raju Bhatt, a solicitor with the London law firm Bhatt Murphy who represents Abu Zubaydah’s interests in the UK, wrote to the force requesting that it launch a criminal investigation or explain why it had failed to take action.

In his letter to the Met, Bhatt wrote: “It is plain that Mr Zubaydah has been subject to mistreatment amounting to torture, and that there is, to say the least, compelling and credible evidence that UK officials had direct awareness of that torture, but nonetheless sent to US officials questions to be put to him in interrogation.

“It is equally plain that such conduct on the part of the UK officials amount to the commission of serious criminality, including offences under section 134 [of the] Criminal Justice Act 1988 and misconduct in public office.”

Abu Zubaydah, he added, “has been unable to make any such complaint until now. He was unaware of the involvement of UK officials prior to the publication of the ISC report, and the circumstances of his detention mean that there has been unavoidable delay ... in his ability thereafter to identify and instruct suitable legal representatives in the UK.”

A lawyer for the Metropolitan police wrote back confirming that a senior investigating officer, who worked on Operation Hinton and Operation Iden, would begin investigating.

Operation Hinton was an inquiry into MI5’s interrogation of Binyam Mohamed after the CIA told the agency he was being “continuously deprived of sleep”. Operation Iden was a parallel police investigation into the actions of MI6 officers who interrogated suspects at the US-run prison at Bagram, Afghanistan, in January 2002. In both cases the Crown Prosecution Service concluded there was insufficient evidence to press charges.

The Foreign Office said it would neither confirm nor deny that British intelligence officials had been aware of allegations of torture.

A spokesperson for the Metropolitan police confirmed that “it is reviewing allegations regarding the treatment of a non-British citizen who has been in detention in locations outside the United Kingdom since 2002.

“The Met was requested to review these allegations via a letter to the Commissioner on 30 January 2019. The review will involve an assessment of the knowledge and actions of British personnel, and will report through the Deputy Commissioner Sir Steve House. “

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MI6 officer found with child abuse images had charges dropped

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 17:22:52 GMT

Inquiry hears sexual material was discovered in 2006 but case never came to trial

An MI6 officer was discovered to have child sexual abuse images on his work computer but the charges against him were eventually dropped, the intelligence service has told an inquiry.

The illegal material was found in 2006 and the official was dismissed, the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse (IICSA) heard on Tuesday. The case was referred to the police who investigated. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) brought charges but it never came to trial.

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Former Lib Dem peer and ex-MI6 chief used former spies to aid Romanian tycoon

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 14:25:00 GMT

Businessman used ‘intricate knowledge’ gathered by British intelligence firm to fight extradition over corruption charges

A former MI6 boss and an ex-Liberal Democrat peer used retired intelligence officers to gather “sensitive” information from secret sources in the Romanian government to help a wealthy businessman facing corruption allegations, according to documents seen by the Observer.

Sir John Scarlett’s private intelligence firm, SC Strategy (SCS), which he co-owns with Lord Carlile, disclosed in a report produced for the businessman’s lawyers that it had obtained information from a range of well-placed “confidential sources” in Romania on sensitive issues including diplomatic negotiations and the activities of anti-corruption prosecutors.

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Shamima Begum may have criminalised herself, says senior terrorism officer

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:26:59 GMT

Family calls for her return to UK and considers legal action to stop government blocking it

The UK’s most senior counter-terrorism officer has said that Shamima Begum, who left the UK to join Islamic State as a 15-year-old, had “potentially criminalised” herself as her family considers court action to stop the government blocking her return to Britain.

Government and counter-terrorism officials are still considering what to do after Begum, now 19, was discovered in a Syrian refugee camp after fleeing Isis’s last stronghold and said she wanted to return to Britain.

Related: After Isis: what happens to the foreign nationals who went to Syria?

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Sex, ska and Malcolm X: MI6’s covert 1960s mission to woo West Indians

Sat, 26 Jan 2019 13:00:05 GMT

Intelligence service secretly funded Flamingo magazine to fight communist threat

Even by the demanding standards of the 1960s, Flamingo was considered a groundbreaking magazine. Mixing glamour, sex advice, culture and international politics, it was one of the first magazines to target Britain’s African-Caribbean community.

It ran from September 1961 until May 1965 and at its peak sold up to 20,000 copies in the UK and 15,000 in the US. It was also distributed in the Caribbean and West Africa, and published dedicated editions in Nigeria, Ghana and Liberia. It carried interviews with Malcolm X and advertisements for Island Records, which brought Jamaican ska music to Britain.

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Home Office under fire for blocking new spy watchdog

Sat, 19 Jan 2019 15:00:17 GMT

Surveillance expert Eric King vetoed from top job at IPCO over past associations

The Home Office has prompted outrage by blocking the appointment of the man tasked with leading investigations into the UK’s spy agencies.

Eric King had been appointed head of investigations at the new government watchdog charged with regulating the intelligence agencies until the Home Office intervened, apparently due to his “previous work and associations”.

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Top-secret Christmas card sent to Bletchley Park codebreakers rediscovered

Sat, 15 Dec 2018 07:00:05 GMT

Festive wish from family of MI6 boss in 1938 ‘sent with wink’ to those in the know

It’s ranked as one of the least festive Christmas cards ever sent: pipe-smoking men in suits milling around on the immaculately mowed lawn of an English country house.

But the recipients were some of the most secretive people in the country, and only they understood the true message of the card.

Related: Bletchley discloses real intention of 1938 'shooting party'

Related: Meet the female codebreakers of Bletchley Park

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Australia hands over Guardian-class patrol vessel to Samoa

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 02:00:00 GMT

The Australian government has handed over a Guardian-class patrol vessel to Samoa. The boat, which has been named Nafanua II , was handed over to representatives from the Samoan government at Henderson, Western Australia on 16 August.

MDA issues RfI for THAAD ‘Advanced Capability Development’

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 02:00:00 GMT

The US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has issued a request for information (RfI) for continued development of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) globally transportable, rapidly deployable ballistic missile defence weapon system. According to a Sources Sought notification released on 11

Rafale seen with UAV kill marking

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 02:00:00 GMT

A marking has been spotted on a French Rafale fighter indicating it has shot down an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The Rafale, which had the UAV stencilled next to bomb markings symbolising ground attack missions it has performed, was seen in a photograph released by the French Ministry of Armed

Six percent of US Air Force C-130 fleet remains out of service due to rainbow-fitting inspections

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 02:00:00 GMT

Approximately 6% of the US Air Force’s (USAF’s) Lockheed Martin C-130 Hercules medium transport/multirole aircraft fleet remains out of service as the air force continues its rainbow-fitting inspections.The USAF announced on 7 August that 123 of 450 aircraft were temporarily removed from service after atypical cracks were found on the lower centre wing joint, or rainbow fitting, during programmed depot maintenance.

TADTE 2019: Taiwan’s MPC readies new low-profile RCWS for Cloud Leopard

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 02:00:00 GMT

The Taiwanese Ministry of National Defense’s (MND’s) Materiel Production Center (MPC) has unveiled a new remote-controlled weapon station (RCWS) that has been specifically designed to reduce the target profile of the Republic of China Army (RoCA)’s 8×8 CM-32 Cloud Leopard

TADTE 2019: Taiwan’s NCSIST unveils new MALE-class UAV development

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 02:00:00 GMT

Taiwan’s primary defence research and development agency has unveiled a prototype of a medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) at the 2019 Taipei Aerospace & Defense Technology Exhibition (TADTE), which is being held from 15 to 17 August. A full-scale mock-up

Taiwan proposes record-high defence budget for 2020

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 02:00:00 GMT

Taiwan’s Executive Yuan has approved a national defence budget of TWD411.3 billion (USD13.1 billion) for 2020. The new budget – announced amid rising tension with mainland China – represents a 5.2% increase over defence spending in 2019. The Ministry of National Defence (MND) said

Turkey, US making progress on Syrian ‘safe zone’

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 02:00:00 GMT

Turkey and the United States are in the process of implementing their agreement to establish a Joint Operations Centre (JOC) in Sanliurfa to co-ordinate a ‘safe zone’ along the border in northeast Syria, the Turkish Ministry of Defence (MSB) said on 16 August. The announcement

Kim continues to let his missiles do the talking

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 00:00:00 GMT

Key Points North Korea has continued to mount a series of weapon tests The tests have been a reaction to US-South Korean military drills and most recently a speech by the South Korean president North Korea test-fired two more missiles into the waters off its east coast on 16 August while

Lockheed Martin wins US Navy Ship Self Defense System contract

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 00:00:00 GMT

The US Navy (USN) has awarded Lockheed Martin a USD56 million cost-plus-incentive fee, cost-only, firm-fixed-price contract on 15 August for combat system engineering support on the Ship Self-Defense System (SSDS). Under the contract, the SSDS combat system engineering agent and software design

Myanmar military academy comes under rebel attack

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 00:00:00 GMT

Myanmar’s Defence Services Technological Academy (DSTA), the military’s leading training institute for cyber operations and signals intelligence, has come under insurgent attack for the first time in its 26-year history. Chinese manufactured surface-to-surface rockets fired by rebels

Poland orders support vehicles for Rak mortars

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 00:00:00 GMT

The Polish Armament Inspectorate signed a PLN129 million (USD32.8 million) contract with Huta Stalowa Wola (HSW) on 13 August for the delivery of 24 Artyleryjski Wóz Amunicyjny (AWA) ammunition supply vehicles for Rak M120 self-propelled mortar companies in 2019–20. “I hope that in

Sales and profit increase in Elbit’s second quarter

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 00:00:00 GMT

Israeli defence manufacturer Elbit Systems recorded revenues of USD1.06 billion in the second quarter of its 2019 financial year, results published on 15 August revealed. The sales figure, a 19.2% rise on the same period on 2018, was primarily driven by the company’s acquisition of IMI

TADTE 2019: NCSIST unveils Fire Cardinal mini-UAV

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 00:00:00 GMT

Taiwan’s National Chung Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST) has unveiled a new entry to its Hong Que (Cardinal) family of tactical mini-unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) at the 2019 Taipei Aerospace & Defense Technology Exhibition (TADTE), which is being held in Taipei from 15

US Air Force seeks information on sUAS supply chain investment roadmap

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 00:00:00 GMT

Key Points The US Air Force seeks information on creating financial incentives to shore up the US small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) supply chain The US sUAS industrial base has not been able to successfully compete with dominant foreign competition The US Air Force (USAF) seeks information

DSME posts losses as HHI merger looms

Thu, 15 Aug 2019 02:00:00 GMT

South Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) has posted a fall in sales and profits for the second quarter of fiscal year 2019, which the company attributed to growing challenges in the global economy. DSME said on 14 August that its revenues for the quarter were KRW2.1

Indian MoD tries to avert month-long OFB strike

Thu, 15 Aug 2019 02:00:00 GMT

Officials from the Indian Ministry of Defence’s (MoD’s) Department of Defence Production met with union leaders representing the workforce of the state-owned Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) on 14 August to try to prevent a strike later this month that will cause an estimated 85,000 OFB

India’s BEL opens composites facility

Thu, 15 Aug 2019 02:00:00 GMT

India’s Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) inaugurated a composites manufacturing facility on 13 August at its complex in Navi Mumbai on India’s east coast. BEL said the new facility, which is named Composite Materials, Environmental Testing & Finishing, will focus on producing a

Israeli corvette upgraded with ALPHA radar

Thu, 15 Aug 2019 02:00:00 GMT

At least one of the Israeli Navy’s three Saar-5 corvettes now has the new IAI-Elta ELM-2258 Advanced Lightweight Phased Array (ALPHA) radar, images emerging from the multinational Exercise ‘Mighty Waves’ have shown. The ALPHA is a multi-function active electronically scanned array

TADTE 2019: Taiwan advances Mobile Mortar System development

Thu, 15 Aug 2019 02:00:00 GMT

The Taiwanese Ministry of National Defense’s (MND’s) Materiel Production Center (MPC) took the opportunity at the 2019 Taipei Aerospace & Defense Technology Exhibition (TADTE), which is being held in Taipei from 15 to 17 August, to unveil an updated version of the 81/120 mm Mobile

US THAAD task force returns home from Romania

Thu, 15 Aug 2019 02:00:00 GMT

The US 32nd Army Air and Missile Defense Command’s 69th Air Defense Artillery Brigade Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) task force began withdrawing from Romania on 9 August, following its deployment there in April 2019, the US European Command (EUCOM) announced in a press release on

USN reaches milestones with Ford propulsion plant, AAG

Thu, 15 Aug 2019 02:00:00 GMT

Work on the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) propulsion plant has been completed as the US Navy (USN) confirmed the Ford-class Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) system received the green light to recover all “props and jets” aircraft, according to the Aircraft Recovery Bulletin

USN sets out headmarks for T-AGOS(X)

Thu, 15 Aug 2019 02:00:00 GMT

The US Navy (USN) is moving forward with plans to recapitalise its fleet of ocean surveillance ships (T-AGOS) with a new class of large Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull (SWATH) vessels. Designed to gather underwater acoustical data over a wide area using Surveillance Towed-Array Sensor System

Bankrupt Dutch submersible manufacturer acquired by diving specialist JFD

Thu, 15 Aug 2019 00:00:00 GMT

British supplier of specialist diving equipment JFD announced on 14 August that it had acquired the assets, intellectual property, and design rights of Ortega Submersibles BV, a Dutch manufacturer that was declared bankrupt in May. The company designed and produced swimmer delivery vehicles (SDVs)

Embraer reports 10% revenue rise in second quarter

Thu, 15 Aug 2019 00:00:00 GMT

Brazilian aerospace and defence manufacturer Embraer published results from the second quarter of its 2019 financial year on 14 August. The company generated revenue of USD1,389 million in the period, an increase of 10% year on year, in part due to a large rise in sales in its Defence & Security





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New Bond inspired camp collar shirts added to Mason & Sons collection

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 04:03:13 +0000

New Bond inspired camp collar shirts added to Mason & Sons collection
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Mason & Sons added three new shirts to their selection of camp collar shirts, currently available with a 20% off coupon code if you order three or more shirts.

Original James Bond Aston Martin DB5 sold for $6.4m at RM Sotheby's Monterey Classic Car Auction

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 01:29:44 +0000

Original James Bond Aston Martin DB5 sold for $6,385,000 at RM Sotheby Monterey Classic Car
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One of the original James Bond Aston Martin DB5 cars sold today for $5.8m ($6,387,500 incl premiums) at the RM Sotheby's Monterey Classic Car auction in California, setting a new auction record for a DB5.

Q's laptop stickers as seen in SPECTRE now available

Mon, 29 Jul 2019 19:06:53 +0000

Q's laptop stickers as seen in SPECTRE now available
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The stickers on Q's laptop as seen in SPECTRE are now available for purchase as a set on the official 007 store.

Select styles of the Orlebar Brown 007 Collection back in stock

Thu, 25 Jul 2019 11:18:11 +0000

Select styles of the Orlebar Brown 007 Collection back in stock
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Some of the most popular Orlebar Brown 007 collection pieces are now back in stock, including the Goldfinger-inspired towelling all-in-one and Thunderball swim shorts.

Aston Martin celebrates James Bond connection at British Grand Prix at Silverstone

Thu, 11 Jul 2019 08:18:49 +0000

Aston Martin celebrates James Bond connection at British Grand Prix Silverstone Red Bull
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Aston Martin celebrates their association with James Bond at the 1,007th F1 Grand Prix at Silverstone this weekend. The British Grand Prix will see Aston Martin Red Bull Racing cars running with special 007-inspired livery and several Aston Martins from the James Bond films on display in the Fanzone.

Official video: on set with BOND 25 in Jamaica

Tue, 25 Jun 2019 13:21:57 +0000

Official video: on set with BOND 25 in Jamaica
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A first official behind the scenes video was just released, showing more details of BOND 25 filming in Jamaica that took place in April and May.

Meet Daniel Craig on the Bond 25 Set with Omaze

Fri, 21 Jun 2019 14:13:45 +0000

Meet Daniel Craig on the Bond 25 Set with Omaze
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Want to be like The Prince of Wales and meet actor Daniel Craig on the set of BOND 25 in London?

Prince of Wales visits BOND 25 set at Pinewood Studios

Fri, 21 Jun 2019 10:58:32 +0000

Prince of Wales visits BOND 25 set at Pinewood Studios
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On June 20th, the Prince of Wales visited the BOND 25 set at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire (spoiler alert: article contains images from the BOND 25 set).

The Prince arrived in a dark blue Bentley Mulsanne and was welcomed by the producers Barbara Brocolli and Michael G Wilson and actor Daniel Craig.

£2.5m James Bond Book Collection for sale at Masterpiece London including signed books to Churchill and Kennedy

Thu, 20 Jun 2019 10:04:53 +0000

£2.5m James Bond Book Collection for sale at Masterpiece London including signed books to Churchill, Kennedy and others
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Peter Harrington, the UK’s largest rare bookseller, this year celebrates its 50th anniversary, and is thrilled to offer for sale an exceptional collection of Ian Fleming material for £2.5m, which it will be exhibiting at this year’s Masterpiece Art Fair in London.

First look at Secret Cinema Presents Casino Royale - and more tickets added

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 11:45:11 +0000

Secret Cinema extends production of Casino Royale due to phenomenal demand
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Secret Cinema has today announced that further tickets have been added for its previously sold out production: Secret Cinema Presents Casino Royale.

And Bond Lifestyle can give you a first look at the amazing sets and action that will take place at the experience.

Orlebar Brown's final 007 Collection piece: the James Bond Goldfinger swim shorts

Sun, 16 Jun 2019 11:03:38 +0000

Orlebar Brown's final 007 Collection piece: the James Bond Goldfinger swim shorts
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As the final instalment of the James Bond 007 Collection, Orlebar Brown has released a Goldfinger inspired pair of swim shorts.

Original James Bond Aston Martin DB5 Chassis DB5/2008/R on auction in Monterey

Fri, 14 Jun 2019 14:43:54 +0000

Original James Bond Aston Martin DB5 Chassis DB5/2008/R on auction in Monterey
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One of the original James Bond Aston Martin DB5 cars will be offered by RM Sotheby's during the Monterey classic car auction on 15 August 2019 in California, USA.

Orlebar Brown re-releases the Setter Sky swim shorts from SkyFall

Sun, 09 Jun 2019 11:50:08 +0000

Orlebar Brown re-releases the Setter Sky swim shorts from SkyFall
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As part of the James Bond 007 Collection, Orlebar Brown just re-released the Setter shorts that were worn in SkyFall.

James Bond exhibition at Jack Barclay Bentley in London

Fri, 07 Jun 2019 14:04:45 +0000

James Bond exhibition at Jack Barclay Bentley in London
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Jack Barclay Bentley, the world’s oldest Bentley dealership, is hosting a free James Bond exhibition from 11-16 June 2019 in partnership with Peter Harrington Rare Books.

The Mayfair dealership will play host to original Bond cars and books, including a first edition, first impression Casino Royale book signed by Ian Fleming.

Prop Store Cinema Poster Auction to feature more than 50 James Bond posters

Fri, 07 Jun 2019 12:15:48 +0000

Prop Store Cinema Poster Auction to feature more than 50 James Bond posters
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The Prop Store Cinema Poster Live Auction on 25 June 2019 features many vintage James Bond posters.

Aston Martin DBS Chair and Tom Ford SPECTRE suit on auction at Julien's

Fri, 31 May 2019 13:11:08 +0000

Aston Martin DBS Chair and Tom Ford SPECTRE suit on auction at Julien's
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Julien's Auctions offers some interesting James Bond lots in their upcoming two-day Legends Auction on Thursday, June 13th and Friday, June 14th in Beverly Hills and live online at www.JuliensLive.com.

Visiting 007 x SPYSCAPE: Driven in New York

Tue, 28 May 2019 12:36:45 +0000

Visiting 007 x SPYSCAPE: Driven in New York

When you are going to New York City, there's a Bond highlight that must be visited! Interactive spy museum SPYSCAPE has a special James Bond exhibition "007 x SPYSCAPE: Driven".

#51 Bond Lifestyle Contest: Win Shaken: Drinking with James Bond and Ian Fleming recipe book

Fri, 24 May 2019 14:39:10 +0000

Bond Lifestyle offers you the chance to win the Shaken: Drinking with James Bond and Ian Fleming books! Answer the trivia question before midnight on 6 June 2019 to enter.

Shaken Ian Fleming Cocktail Book bond lifestyle contest win

Shaken is the 007 official cocktail book - created in association with the Ian Fleming Estate.

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OHMSS wedding ring for sale at Sotheby's

Thu, 23 May 2019 13:09:35 +0000

Charles de Temple 'All the Time in the World' wedding ring On Her Majesty's Secret Service
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Sotheby's Fine Jewels sale on Wednesday 5 June 2019 in London will feature the iconic ‘All the Time in the World’ ring, one of only two made for James Bond’s fateful wedding in the 1969 film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera celebrates 50 years of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service

Thu, 23 May 2019 10:55:13 +0000

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera celebrates 50 years of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
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The Aston Martin DBS Superleggera is the newest James Bond inspired car, thanks to the most recent collaboration between Aston Martin and EON Productions.






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LIVRÉE À UN ÉGORGEUR !

Wed, 27 Feb 2019 09:06:23 +0000

Concentrée devant la glace, Erika brosse une dernière fois ses longs cheveux noirs. Jean étroit, haut en dentelle blanc… la jeune fille de 17 ans est très belle, ce 25 août 2015. Au moment de quitter la maison, sa mère d’accueil, chez qui elle habite depuis un mois, lui adresse un clin d’œil : —Tu...… En lire plus...

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UN BAIN DE SANG POUR SON PREMIER JOUR DE STAGE

Wed, 27 Feb 2019 09:05:55 +0000

Ce matin-là, le jeune homme s’est levé sans savoir qu’il serait prié d’assister à un événement particulier… Assis au bout de la grande table de réunion – la place des « nouveaux » dans l’entreprise –, Trevor Wehner est impressionné. Ce vendredi 15 février est son premier jour de stage à la Pratt Company, un… En lire plus...

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LA MAISON QUI ATTIRE LES ASSASSINS

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 07:53:08 +0000

Elle avait des habitudes d’aristocrate qui pouvaient surprendre. Mais de là à lui faire du mal… Un portail de bois grisé par le temps, une terrasse envahie d’herbe, puis une longue demeure aux tuiles moussues, couverte de vigne vierge… Aux assises de Périgueux on projette sur écran des photos d’une maison où, sans doute, il...… En lire plus...

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UN RÊVE ACHEVÉ DANS LE SANG…

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 07:52:57 +0000

La haine qu’il déverse sur Facebook va se transformer en carnage. Penché sur sa meule de pierre, Christophe affûte sa lame, encore et encore, concentré à l’extrême. Pour ce nouveau couteau « à pompe », entièrement forgé de ses mains à partir d’acier brut, il veut le fil parfait, l’excellence. Manche en corne véritable, signature… En lire plus...

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LES ENFANTS OTAGES DE DJIBOUTI

Wed, 13 Feb 2019 07:51:23 +0000

7 heures du matin, à Djibouti, le 3 février 1976. Un car de ramassage scolaire transportant trente et un fils et filles de militaires français fait halte dans la banlieue de la ville. Sept Africains, arme au poing, font irruption à l’intérieur. Ils forcent le chauffeur à conduire le véhicule jusqu’au-delà de la frontière. Le… En lire plus...

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CELLE QUI L’A CHANGÉ EN ASSASSIN

Wed, 13 Feb 2019 07:51:07 +0000

Qu’est-ce qui ne va pas ? Simone observe attentivement son jeune cousin. Visiblement, il a quelque chose à lui annoncer, mais il hésite : — Tu sais, je vais me marier avec la fille dont je t’ai parlé, finit-il par dire de sa voix sur­aiguë. En face de lui, Simone Gendreau, sa vieille cousine, reste...… En lire plus...

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CE TRÉSOR QU’IL NE VOULAIT PAS PERDRE

Wed, 13 Feb 2019 07:50:51 +0000

Sans quitter des yeux la maison de la petite place, il enfile une cagoule, prend un marteau, un couteau… Il est 7h30. Cernay-la-Ville, petite commune des Yvelines, est encore plongée dans l’obscurité. Seule la boulangerie a ouvert ses portes. Dans les rues glaciales de ce 24 janvier, quelques parents, d’un pas rapide, conduisent leurs enfants… En lire plus...

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EN PLEIN TRIBUNAL L’AVOCATE TOMBE RAIDE DINGUE DE SON CLIENT

Wed, 06 Feb 2019 07:52:27 +0000

La voix de l’avocate de la défense vibre dans le tribunal. Passionnée, pleine de fougue. D’amour ? Quel talent ! Quelle aisance ! L’avocate de la défense, Me Rebeca Santamalia, connaît son boulot. Il faut voir avec quelle ardeur, cette femme menue aux longs cheveux blonds déroule sa plaidoirie dans le décor solennel de la...… En lire plus...

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UNE LONGUE NUIT COMMENCE…

Wed, 06 Feb 2019 07:52:05 +0000

Arrêt « Pérols », terminus. Les portes du tramway s’ouvrent. Lunettes sur le nez, Vanessa* se lève de son siège, pas trop rassurée… Il est plus de 21 heures, la rame est presque vide, et la jolie étudiante de 19 ans n’a pas l’habitude de s’aventurer si loin de chez elle. Au dehors, une lune… En lire plus...

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LE GENTIL VOISIN PLANQUAIT UN CADAVRE

Wed, 30 Jan 2019 07:50:45 +0000

Ainsi, ce serait lui qui aurait tué la jeune femme. Un ancien bon copain… Un lotissement avec des jardins tirés au cordeau, des enfants qui jouent au ballon dans les rues et des mères de famille qui rentrent du supermarché. A Saint-Just-Chaleyssin, dans le nord de l’Isère, l’ambiance fait penser à la série Desperate Housewives,...… En lire plus...

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