Defence Secretary Penny Mordaunt will personally inspect preparations for the arrival of the new submarine hunting planes at RAF Lossiemouth next year.
The first personnel who will work on a new fleet of RAF planes that will be based in the north-east have arrived in the US to begin training.
A small Moray business which won military contracts handed over its first package to the Ministry of Defence yesterday.
The huge steel frame taking shape at RAF Lossiemouth reveals for the first time the scale of the operation underway.
RAF Lossiemouth is to house P-8 Poseidon aircraft come 2020 as part of the new Defence Arctic Strategy.