UK Ministry of Defence
State of Readiness: Normal Readiness
Home Office Terrorism Threat Level: Low
Readiness level raised in response to the Prime Minister and King's requests.
2 April 2015
As of today, the Home Office and Ministry of Defence have received intelligence from the Security Service and the Secret Intelligence Service that a significant amount of chatter among terrorist groups has increased in relation to the United Kingdom, confirmed by GCHQ. Therefore, we are raising our terror level to Moderate. We encourage Britons to stay vigilant and aware of any suspicious action and to report such business to the police immediately.
Yvette Cooper, MP
Secretary of State for the Home Department
Bob Ainsworth, MP
Secretary of State for Defence
Director of GCHQ
Director General of the Security Service
Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service
David Miliband, MP
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
The Ministry of Defence and the Home Office have returned the United Kingdom to a low terrorist threat level as there are no substantive threats to the United Kingdom.
The Rt. Hon. Bob Ainsworth
Secretary of State for Defence
Effective immediately, the Royal Air Force will contribute 19 fighter squadrons and our North Sea fleet to the Teutonic States no fly zone. This no-fly zone we hope at the Ministry will be something that allows for the cessation of atrocities so that the proper authorities can resume and that those villains in the Teutonic States can be brought to justice.
[b]Bob Ainsworth, MP [/b]Secretary of State for Defence
03 October 2015
In response to the incidents in New London in Davishire, the Government of the United Kingdom has raised the readiness status to heightened readiness, meaning that the Royal Air Force, Royal Navy and British Army are all prepared to be launched in 24 hours. The Home Office has also raised the terrorist threat level to medium, meaning that there is a more than normal chance of terrorism in the United Kingdom. As more details are made available, the Government will act accordingly. We also send our condolences to those families who have been affected by the incidents in New London.
The Rt. Hon. Barack Obama, MP
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
22 October 2015
The United Kingdom's defences have been at the cutting edge of technology for several years. Our nation has many friends, but we must also work to protect ourselves and advance our technologies. That is why I am announcing the following projects that will be completed in the year 2016:
1. Laser defence systems: at a cost of only £0.49, firing a laser is extremely cost effective and ships, planes, and UAVs cannot outrun them. The Duxburian Union has already conducted successful trials and began fitting their Nimitz class carriers with them. The United Kingdom has also been developing its own laser defence system, and we will begin trials on them in the next month. If the trials prove successful, all British destroyers and carriers will be fitted with the equipment by the end of 2016. It is a cost effective way to keep our high capital fleet protected, and adds another layer of defence to our Royal Navy.
2. Blighter anti-UAV system: British companies Blighter Surveillance Systems, Chess Dynamics, and Enterprise Control Systems have engineered an anti-UAV system. AUDs manages to sabotage drones by severing the connection between the drone itself and the operator. AUDS consists of three parts. The first is the radar which detects the drones over a range of up to 32 kilometres. Once a drone is found, the electro-optical tracker picks up the job and allows the user to inspect the drone from a distance. When the time for killing comes, the Directional Radio Frequency Inhibitor swings the axe. The Inhibitor shoots radio signals at the same frequency as the drone is controlled, effectively blocking them. Without that connection between pilot and drone, it will fall to its untimely death or keep flying until it does. We will be installing them in several locations around London and onto high capital ships.
3. Further development of UAVs: The British Army and Royal Air Force have already begun using the Desert Hawk and Watchkeeper drones in combat missions, most notably in the Teutonic States as a compliment to the British-Davishirian blockade. BAE Systems Taranis has nearly completed its trials and the unmanned aircraft looks to be operational by 2020. The Protector UAV will also be operational, thanks to our Duxburian partners. Our partnership and contract with their defence contractors have given us a derivative of their MQ-9 Reaper to be used by the RAF as its ISTAR UAV. The Novel Air Concept programme will reach its zenith next year, after nearly 7 years of design.
4. Type 26 Frigate: construction of the Type 26 frigate to replace our current frigates have been under way since 2011, the first one due to be operational in 2016. This Global Combat Ship will have a crew of 116 and be capable on unmanned undersea vehicles, unmanned surface vehicles, aircraft launchpad capable of holding the Boeing Chinook as well as Merlin and Wildcat helicopters. This Global Combat Ship will also have the Type 997 Artisan 3D radar and Sea Ceptor (CAMM) air defence missiles as well as Tomahawk capabilities. Its hull will be quite, capable of anti-submarine warfare.It will be armed with Sting Ray acoustic homing torpedoes and next generation sonar capabilities. This is a ship that will compliment our Type 45 destroyers and the Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers planned.
5. F-35B Lightning II: The Duxburian Union, again through contracts existing between Britain and the Duxburians, has provided us with the initial 48 F-35B Lightning II aircraft. These aircraft will be placed on our Queen Eliabeth-type aircraft carriers, both of whom are awaiting aircraft before entering service in 2016.
These updates are designed to keep the British homeland safe, meet the challenges of modern warfare, serve with our allies, and protect British interests abroad. Any further questions will be answered in Parilament over several periods of questions directed to myself and there will be further press conferences.
The Rt. Hon. Bob Ainsworth, MP
Secretary of State for Defence