Ministry of Defence

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Ministry of Defence

A department of the British government responsible for national defense and management of the British Armed Forces. It advises the government on defense policy coordinates the actions of the Royal Navy, the British Army, and the Royal Air Force. It was created in 1964, but traces its origins to the interwar period.
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The Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies will host in August a one-week ''senior executive course'' in which officers from Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense and China's People's Liberation Army will interact in an official capacity, the official said, declining further comment.
Kim, director of the International Policy Division of South Korea's Ministry of National Defense, offers a new model within which to analyze the tension between North and South Korea that has persisted for over half a century.
October 2005, the Defense Institute of Security Assistance Management (DISAM) successfully returned to Romania more than nine years after initially introducing United States Security Assistance Programs to the country's Ministry of National Defense in 1996.
An official of Greece's Ministry of National Defense said the pilot could not be seen in the cockpit just before the crash.
The airport was used in its early days as an emergency landing strip for the Ministry of National Defense," Mayor Jim Gordon says.
That is about to change, as the Republic of China (ROC, or Taiwan) Ministry of National Defense has awarded BAE SYSTEMS Flight Simulation and Training (Tampa, FL) a $29-million contract to design and manufacture a C-130H full flight simulator and a C-130H multi-media flight-training device.
Hickok, was the creation of the Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (SSM), a semi-autonomous agency under the auspices of the Ministry of National Defense, created as a result of Act 3238 and funded primarily by the luxury taxes.
Providing Polish Ministry of National Defense with Falcon III([R]) multiband and Falcon II([R]) high-frequency manpack systems.
China will not launch a military attack against Taiwan but continue its present policy of the carrot and the stick, said Lin Chung-pin, a former deputy minister at the Ministry of National Defense and the Mainland Affairs Council.
This conference is the second event organized by the Lithuanian Ministry of National Defense together with the Atlantic Council, one of the most significant institutions in the field of political analysis in the USA, in order to present Lithuania's development of air defense capabilities and discuss further plans for the security situation in the Baltic region and in the context of the whole of Europe.
The Ministry of National Defense announced over the weekend an ambitious plan to reduce the number of generals and admirals drastically by 60 or 70 to around 360 from the present 430.
BEIJING -- A training course for UN peacekeeping officers organized by China's Ministry of National Defense (MND) started in Beijing Monday.

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