Ministry of Defence orders £228m of super missiles to protect the Falklands as Argentina strengthens its air force

  • MoD could be set to order £228million super missiles to protect Falklands
  • They would replace ageing Rapier missile batteries stationed on the island
  • New missiles would be able to travel at 1,000 metres per second
  • Comes after reports Argentina is looking to strengthen its air force
  • MoD say they remain vigilant and committed to the Falkland Islands

The Ministry of Defence are to order £228million of super missiles to protect the Falklands as Argentina seeks to bolster its air force, it has been reported.

The British territory in the South Atlantic is currently protected by ageing Rapier missile batteries.

Last month, it was reported that Argentina was looking to strengthen its air force by leasing attack jets from Russia. Continue reading

Falkland Islanders vote on staying British today

In a move instigated by residents themselves, 1,672 eligible voters are being asked whether they want the Falklands to remain an internally self-governing British overseas territory.

The result, due overnight on Monday, is not in doubt – but the scale of the “yes” vote will be closely watched as a sign of the Falklanders’ strength of feeling.

However predictable the result, the “yes” campaign has been carried out with enthusiasm.

Homes and shops are festooned with posters and flags, both the British Union Jack and the deep blue Falklands standard which includes the Union Jack and a crest with a sheep in the middle. Continue reading