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State of the art range tower delivers improved facilities for training troops

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A Challenger 2 tank firing. There is a large explosion and smoke coming from the end of the barrel. The day is sunny.

A new state of the art range tower at Castlemartin Range in Pembrokeshire will secure the future for the delivery of tri-service training at Castlemartin. Castlemartin Training Area is large enough for live-firing, tactical battlegroup-level exercises involving multiple Armoured Fighting …

Respect the Range: staying safe on the UK Defence Training Estate

A pair of soldiers in combat uniform are pictured kneeling in long grass, with weapons drawn.

Much of the Ministry of Defence (MOD) training estate is accessible to the public, offering exciting opportunities to explore and discover some of the most beautiful and unique rural areas in the UK.

Winners of Sanctuary Awards 2020 Announced

This week we hosted the first ever virtual Sanctuary Awards ceremony! The Sanctuary Awards have been showcasing outstanding sustainability and conservation efforts across the Ministry of Defence (MOD) estate since 1991, celebrating the achievements of teams and individuals in the …

Increasing training capabilities for the British Army Training Unit Kenya 

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Ambassador Dr Monica Juma and Ben Wallace MP stand on either side of a large sign marking the opening of Nyati Barracks, with two uniformed Kenyan soldiers and one uniformed British soldier behind them.

One of our major commitments at DIO is providing first-class facilities to support the training of our armed forces, both at home and overseas. One example is the work we’ve done with local contractors and our Overseas and Training Region colleagues to construct a new, £70-million headquarters …

Baby squirrels born on Ballykinler Training Area

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Alyn is a white man smiling at the camera. Behind him is some shrubbery and a green sign. He wears a blue shirt and tie with a navy gilet over the top.

I was pleased to hear about the birth of new red squirrel kittens on the Ballykinler Training Area. For the past five years Belfast Zoo has been working together with DIO as one of the organisations involved with the red squirrel breeding programme to protect and help red squirrels adapt to the wild across forests in Northern Ireland.

Upgrading the Defence Training Estate with carbon efficient accommodation

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Eight men stand, socially distanced, outside a single storey green building. The foreground is bare earth, unlandscaped, with a path leading to the building. Four of the men are wearing military camouflage uniform, the others are dressed in dark suits.

Personnel using Salisbury Plain and Nesscliff Training Areas are seeing the benefit of the early stage of a new programme to provide new carbon efficient accommodation on a number of sites. We are calling this £45m project the Net Carbon Accommodation Programme (NetCAP).

Respect the Range: accessing local training estates during lockdown

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A landscape image divided into two vertically down the middle. On the left is a beautiful landscape, which transitions on the right into a continuation of the same landscape, with a military helicopter and tanks. Overlaid text says "Calm to combat" and 'Respect the range".

MOD-owned land is home to some of the most beautiful and unique rural areas in the UK. Due to our ongoing conservation and partnerships with a variety of charities and specialist organisations, our land continues to offer exciting opportunities to …