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Defence Secretary checks progress of first City Class Type 26 frigate

Posted 20 April 2018

The Secretary of State for Defence, Gavin Williamson MP, visited BAE Systems’ Clyde shipyards yesterday to gain an insight into the Company’s next generation digital ship design approach for the Type 26 frigates, before viewing the first fully constructed units of the first of class, GLASGOW.

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SEA supplying TLS to navies in South East Asia

Posted 20 April 2018

Cohort company SEA is supplying its Torpedo Launcher Systems (TLS) to three South East Asian navies that have signed up for a solution based on technology originally developed for the UK Royal Navy.

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Defence Secretary launches £132m Scots sub-hunting aircraft home

Posted 19 April 2018

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson cut the first turf on a £132 million facility for the UK’s new fleet of submarine hunting Poseidon Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) at RAF Lossiemouth today.

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Osprey wins MoD contract to deliver Military IFP to No.1 AIDU

Posted 19 April 2018

Osprey has competitively won a three-year contract with the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to deliver Military Instrument Flight Procedures (IFP) Maintenance and Safeguarding services to the No.1 Aeronautical

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RAF’s legendary Dambusters squadron reforms to fly F-35s

Posted 18 April 2018

The squadron immortalised by the Dambusters raid of World War II has been reformed to fly the UK’s new F-35 fighter jets, the Defence Secretary has announced.

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Cobham opens refuelling pod workshop at RAF Brize Norton

Posted 18 April 2018

Cobham has established a new off-wing repairs and modification workshop at RAF Brize Norton to support the A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport 'Voyager' aircraft.

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BAE Systems and Milrem LCM sign maintenance support contract for Estonian CV90s

Posted 18 April 2018

BAE Systems and Milrem LCM, an Estonian provider of combat vehicle life-cycle management, have signed a contract to support Estonia’s fleet of CV9035 Infantry Fighting Vehicles (IFVs).

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QinetiQ launch SyBard HA data diode

Posted 17 April 2018

QinetiQ have launched their new SyBard Highly Available (HA) Diode, a resilient and robust network device that connects two computer networks together in a strictly one-way manner, for fast and secure data transfer

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Martin-Baker wins KF-X ejection seat competition

Posted 13 April 2018

Martin-Baker has been awarded a contract to provide the escape system for the Republic of Koreas Air Force’s new fighter, KF-X.

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SDC awarded BPA by US DISA

Posted 13 April 2018

Provider of Inmarsat aeronautical satellite connectivity services to the US Military, Department of Defense (DoD), state and local agencies, Satcom Direct Communications (SDC), has been re-awarded a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) by the US Defense

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University of Cambridge wins Boeing 2017 Supplier of the Year Award for Innovation

Posted 12 April 2018

The University of Cambridge has been recognised by Boeing among the company's 2017 Supplier of the Year Award winners - which honours 13 companies for the high-quality products, services and value

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BAE Systems invests £10m in MISC upgrade

Posted 12 April 2018

BAE Systems has announced a £10 million investment programme to upgrade its Maritime Integration & Support Centre (MISC) in Portsmouth - a specialist facility providing vital support for Royal Navy warships whilst researching future

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F-35Bs prepare for UK debut by practising tanking

Posted 12 April 2018

Thousands of feet above the Eastern Seaboard of the USA, four British jets of tomorrow – F-35B Lightning II stealth fighters – take on fuel from an RAF tanker, in preparation for their impending arrival in the UK.

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British Army’s rifle set for upgrade

Posted 12 April 2018

The Ministry of Defence is upgrading the British Army’s standard combat rifle to ensure troops are equipped with the best possible battle-winning kit, Defence Minister Guto Bebb has announced.

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WFEL appoints Ian Anderton as Managing Director

Posted 11 April 2018

WFEL Ltd. has announced the appointment of Ian Anderton as Managing Director, succeeding Ian Wilson, who will shortly retire from the company.

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Cobham wins KF-X oxygen system contract

Posted 11 April 2018

Cobham has received a contract from Korean Aerospace Industries Ltd (KAI) to design and supply a pilot Oxygen System for the future KF-X, an advanced multirole fighter aircraft currently under development.

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QinetiQ selected for EMD Phase of US Army’s Common Robotic System programme

Posted 11 April 2018

QinetiQ Group's US business, QinetiQ North America, has been selected as one of two suppliers for the Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) phase of the US Department of Defense’s (DoD) Common

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Lockheed Martin and Cobham team on NGJ-LB for US Navy

Posted 11 April 2018

Lockheed Martin and Cobham are joining forces for the Next Generation Jammer Low Band (NGJ-LB) competition to replace the US Navy’s ALQ-99 tactical jamming system currently on the E/A-18 Growler aircraft.

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JFD delivers submarine rescue equipment to RAN

Posted 10 April 2018

JFD has delivered brand new submarine rescue equipment to the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) which means that, for the first time, the entire crew of an Australian submarine can be treated simultaneously.

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Cambridge Pixel's VSD selected for Middle Eastern Military Border and Maritime Security Programme

Posted 10 April 2018

Cambridge Pixel's Video Security Display (VSD) system has been selected as part of a military mobile protection programme in the Middle East, integrating multiple sensors (radar

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Leonardo to provide DAS for British Army's new Apache AH-64Es

Posted 10 April 2018

Leonardo has announced that it has been contracted by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to provide a defensive aids suite (DAS) for the British Army’s new fleet of Apache AH-64E helicopters.

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Additional Mk110s set to board US Navy LCS

Posted 10 April 2018

BAE Systems has been awarded a contract by General Dynamics to provide two additional Mk110 Naval Gun Systems for the Independence variant of the US Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship (LCS).

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BAE Systems launching India Supplier Summit

Posted 9 April 2018

Signalling its continued commitment to and focus on Make in India, BAE Systems will host its first ever India Supplier Summit on 5th April in New Delhi, being held ahead of DefExpo, the country’s biennial Land, Naval and Internal Homeland

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Cobham's VigilOX tested on F-18 and T-45

Posted 9 April 2018

Cobham's VigilOX pilot breathing sensor system has recently flown three test flights on US Navy F-18 and T-45 aircraft, as acknowledged by Rear Admiral Sara Joyner during the House Armed Services Committee Hearing in February, 2018.

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New Royal Navy operations hub opens in Gulf

Posted 9 April 2018

Britain has cemented its enhanced and permanent presence in the Gulf with the opening of the United Kingdom Naval Support Facility at a ceremony at Mina Salman port in Bahrain last week.

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UK defence sector seeks partnerships in India

Posted 6 April 2018

The UK’s defence sector is looking to grow participation in the important Indian defence market, as ADS steps up its engagement with India.

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Babcock floats-up fourth Irish Offshore Patrol Vessel at historic ceremony

Posted 6 April 2018

Babcock has marked a key milestone in the build programme for the delivery of a fourth Offshore Patrol Vessel for the Irish Naval Service as it successfully floated the 90 metre vessel currently under

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CAMM completes qualification trials from 3-cell ExLS launcher

Posted 5 April 2018

MBDA and Lockheed Martin have jointly completed qualification of MBDA’s Common Anti-air Modular Missile (CAMM) from Lockheed Martin’s Extensible Launching System (ExLS) 3-Cell Stand Alone Launcher following a series

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Leonardo supplies RAF with missile decoy for air combat missions

Posted 4 April 2018

Leonardo has begun deliveries of its new ‘BriteCloud’ decoy to the UK’s Royal Air Force for combat missions following the Ministry of Defence’s formal go-ahead for the new technology.

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BAE Systems' AMPV enters testing phase with US Army

Posted 4 April 2018

BAE Systems has delivered all of the AMPVs (Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicles) built under the Engineering and Manufacturing Design (EMD) phase to the US Army to begin the testing phase of the programme.

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Sophie Harker awarded prestigious Bee Beamont Award

Posted 3 April 2018

Lancashire based engineer Sophie Harker has picked up a prestigious award at a BAE Systems event celebrating engineering excellence.

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Rolls-Royce to supply 20 MTU engines for French Navy frigates

Posted 3 April 2018

Rolls-Royce has received its first order for the new sixteen-cylinder engines in its successful Series 8000 range, as French shipbuilder Naval Group has ordered a total of 20 MTU 16V 8000 M91L engines, each delivering up to

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Babcock highlighting naval support capabilities at SEA AIR SPACE

Posted 3 April 2018

Babcock International is to underline its special relationships in the USA and Canada, by featuring its international naval capability partner approach at SEA AIR SPACE at the Gaylord National Convention Centre,

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General Sir Nick Carter appointed Chief of the Defence Staff

Posted 28 March 2018

Her Majesty the Queen has approved the appointment of General Sir Nicholas Patrick Carter KCB CBE DSO ADC Gen to take over from Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach GBE KCB ADC DL as the next Chief of the Defence Staff this summer.

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Third Tide-Class Tanker arrives in Cornwall

Posted 28 March 2018

The arrival of RFA Tidesurge comes just weeks after her sister ship, RFA Tidespring, met up at sea with aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth for the first time.

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UK backs MBDA’s Brimstone missile to 2030 and beyond

Posted 27 March 2018

The United Kingdom has awarded MBDA a £400 million contract for the capability sustainment programme (CSP) of the advanced Brimstone air-to-surface missile, to extend its service life beyond 2030.

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Porton Down scientists on brink of titanium revolution

Posted 26 March 2018

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) in Porton Down has revolutionised the production of titanium by reducing the 40 stage process down to just two steps and potentially halving the cost.

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Plans for PTP redevelopment revealed

Posted 26 March 2018

QinetiQ and the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) are set to begin a £23 million redevelopment project at Portsdown Technology Park (PTP) that will create up to 100 jobs.

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BAE Systems, Cammell Laird and BMT to deliver extra Type 45 power

Posted 23 March 2018

The UK Ministry of Defence has appointed an alliance team led by BAE Systems to deliver its Type 45 Power Improvement Project (PIP).

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Bright young sparks rise to Royal Navy Engineering Challenge

Posted 23 March 2018

Youngsters from across the UK gathered at HMS Sultan, Gosport recently in order to compete in The Royal Navy Engineering Challenge - Exercise Clean Sweep to mark the Year of Engineering 2018.

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Gresham introduces 500W DC:DC converter for vehicle comms and security

Posted 22 March 2018

Gresham Power Electronics has introduced a 500W DC:DC converter for military and non-tactical vehicle mounted communications and security systems.

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Pioneering treatment could save limbs on the battlefield

Posted 20 March 2018

Biomedical engineers are pioneering a new technique for treating injured limbs which could reduce amputations after battlefield injuries

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Somerset engineering students attend STEM event at RNAS Yeovilton

Posted 20 March 2018

Colleges from Somerset recently attended a STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) event at Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton.

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SafeSkys awarded RAF contract in Scotland

Posted 20 March 2018

SafeSkys has been awarded the contract for provision of Airfield Wildlife Control Services for the Royal Air Force (RAF) in Scotland at RAF Lossiemouth, RLG Kinloss and RAF Leuchars.

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Defence Secretary announces £3.7m Ajax threat detection deal

Posted 19 March 2018

The Defence Secretary has announced a £3.7 million deal to equip the Army’s next generation armoured vehicle with the latest in automated threat warning systems.

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Babcock supporting small businesses with Innovation Zone

Posted 19 March 2018

Babcock International is offering start–ups and small businesses the unique opportunity to showcase their latest innovations in the Babcock Innovation Zone at the Undersea Defence Technology (UDT) conference and exhibition

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Jacksons Fencing secures defence assets at Portsmouth Naval Base

Posted 16 March 2018

Jacksons Fencing has installed high security solutions at Portsmouth Naval Base, including Princess Royal Jetty, the shared border with the historic HMS Warrior 1980, an iconic harrier jump jet display and the base’s

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Defence Secretary boosts Britain's chemical capability

Posted 15 March 2018

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced measures to maintain the UK’s world-leading chemical analysis and defence capability, as he warned of the intensifying threats the country faces in his first keynote speech in the

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Dstl works with Nottingham Trent Uni on yarn to safeguard troops hearing

Posted 15 March 2018

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) is supporting the Materials Research Exchange exhibition and conference (MRE), where among projects from industry and academia being presented there,

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Aish Technologies expands engineering capability

Posted 15 March 2018

Dorset-based advanced systems design and manufacturer Aish Technologies has announced it is to expand its engineering team, as a direct result of a number of recent major contract awards.

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Wincanton defence team maintains SC21 Gold

Posted 15 March 2018

Wincanton’s defence team, based in Bicester, has been re-awarded Gold in the 21st Century Supply Chains (SC21) programme at The Achieving Supply Chain Excellence event in Belfast.

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Dstl supports new science challenge in schools

Posted 15 March 2018

As the world marked International Women’s Day last week, staff at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) Porton Down organised an initiative to inspire girls to take up careers in science, technology, engineering and maths

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BAE Systems appoints Andrew Wolstenholme OBE, Managing Director, Maritime and Land UK

Posted 14 March 2018

BAE Systems has announced that Andrew Wolstenholme OBE will join BAE Systems plc from 24 May 2018, in a newly-created role on the Executive Committee as Group Managing Director, Maritime and Land

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Dstl launches 2018 Apprenticeship Scheme

Posted 14 March 2018

Cyber security, electrical engineering and project management are among a range of roles available at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) as it launches its 2018 apprenticeship recruitment campaign.

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New offshore patrol vessel named HMS Trent

Posted 13 March 2018

HMS Trent, the third of the Royal Navy’s five new Offshore Patrol Vessels, has been formally named at the Glasgow shipyard where she was built.

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CMS Strategic to deliver DSEI 2019 PR campaign

Posted 13 March 2018

CMS Strategic has been chosen to deliver the PR campaign for Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI), the biennial defence and security event which returns to ExCeL London on 10-13 September 2019.

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Saudi Arabia signs MoI for 48 Typhoons

Posted 9 March 2018

Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom signed Memorandum of Intent (MoI) to finalise discussions for the purchase of 48 Typhoon aircrafts.

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Peli introduces its first wireless rechargeable light

Posted 9 March 2018

Peli has introduced its first wireless rechargeable light - the new 7070R tactical torch - which features Artificial Intelligence, works with Bluetooth app and offers Dual Switch Technology.

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UK steps up cyber defence

Posted 9 March 2018

UK Cyber Defence is getting a boost, following the opening of a new Defence Cyber School at the Defence Academy, Shrivenham. Published 8 March 2018

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Defence Secretary praises female military personnel

Posted 8 March 2018

Gavin Williamson has praised servicewomen for the critical role they play in defending the country, as the armed forces marked International Women’s Day today.

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Inzpire supports Exercise RED FLAG

Posted 7 March 2018

Experts from Inzpire Limited’s Integrated Sensors and Systems (ISS) and Synthetic Training Divisions recently deployed to Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, to support Exercise RED FLAG 18-1.

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RPI launching new precision measuring devices

Posted 7 March 2018

Specialist developer and manufacturer of precision positioning devices for high accuracy rotary and angular inspection systems, RPI UK, is launching GeoSpin and QuadMatic rotary tables at Control (Stuttgart) on the 24th of April 2018.

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Milestone as first F-35B deploys to warship

Posted 7 March 2018

An F-35B has landed on the deck of the USS Wasp in a milestone year for the stealth fighter jet.

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WFEL completes first tranche of Australian Land 155 bridging delivery

Posted 6 March 2018

Under the Land 155 Enhanced Gap Crossing Capability Project, the Australian Defence Force (ADF) has taken delivery of the first scheduled tranche of WFEL’s rapidly-deployable military bridges, including Dry

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BAE Systems Australia to upgrade Australia's long-range radar network

Posted 6 March 2018

Australia's Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne and the Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne, have announced that BAE Systems Australia has been selected to upgrade Australia’s

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Dstl's Richard Hollins recognised for lifetime contribution to optronics

Posted 2 March 2018

Richard Hollins Senior Fellow, Cyber & Information Systems Department at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), has been recognised for his outstanding contribution to optronics.

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Defence Secretary names new warship HMS Cardiff

Posted 1 March 2018

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced the name of one of the new Royal Navy’s Type 26 warships as HMS Cardiff on St. David's Day.

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Aeromet announces acquisition of Stone Foundries

Posted 1 March 2018

Supplier of airframe and aero engine components, Aeromet International, has announced an agreement to acquire the business and assets of Stone Foundries Ltd from Langham Industries.

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Avon Protection to supply MoD with Liquid Decontamination Systems

Posted 1 March 2018

Avon Protection has been selected as the supplier to the UK MoD for their Liquid Decontamination Containment Systems, following an MoD competitive tender for the capture, transfer and containment of liquid waste

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TMD acquires G2 Engineering

Posted 1 March 2018

Hayes headquartered Technologies Limited (TMD) has announced the acquisition of G2 Engineering Limited, a small, specialist hi-tech microwave design and manufacturing company currently based in nearby Greenford, West London.

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Baines Simmons & Frazer-Nash Consultancy awarded four-year STEP contract

Posted 28 February 2018

Baines Simmons, part of the Air Partner group, has been awarded the contract for the Safety Training for Error Prevention (STEP) programme by the Ministry of Defence (MoD), in partnership with engineering

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Tom Bell appointed President and CEO Rolls-Royce North America

Posted 28 February 2018

Rolls-Royce today announced the appointment of Tom Bell as President and CEO of Rolls-Royce North America, a post he will hold alongside his current position as President – Defence.

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Babcock to develop Busan base

Posted 23 February 2018

Further strengthening its international reach and its presence in South Korea, Babcock International has announced that it is to open a facility in Busan, South Korea’s second largest city after its capital Seoul.

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QinetiQ brings autonomy expertise to European research programme

Posted 23 February 2018

QinetiQ is to play a pivotal role in OCEAN2020, the first research programme awarded by the European Defence Agency as part of its European Defence Fund initiative.

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48m patrol boat completes sea trials

Posted 22 February 2018

BMT has successfully completed sea trials for the first of two 48m patrol boats destined for the Qatar Coastguard.

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Getac revitalises X500 server and X500 notebook

Posted 22 February 2018

Manufacturers of mobile rugged devices, Getac, today announced significant updates to its X500 notebook and X500 server products, further strengthening its proposition for the defence industry.

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Britain set to launch Combat Air Strategy

Posted 21 February 2018

A Combat Air Strategy will be launched to ensure Britain maintains a world-leading combat air capability, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson announced in front of the defence select committee today.

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Rolls-Royce to supply propellers and mission bay tech for Royal Navy’s Type 26

Posted 21 February 2018

Rolls-Royce has signed two contracts with BAE Systems to supply low-noise propellers and mission bay handling technologies for the UK Royal Navy’s new Type 26 Global Combat Ship.

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Happy 100th Birthday Owen

Posted 19 February 2018 · 1 Comment

Industry veteran Owen Jolly is this month celebrating his 100th Birthday.

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MoD agrees £260m deal with the US Government to support RAF C-17s

Posted 17 February 2018

A £260 million agreement with the United States Government to support RAF C-17 heavy lift transport aircraft into the next decade, has been signed by the MoD, Defence Minister Guto Bebb announced today.

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BAE Systems’ semi-autonomous software capabilities flight tested

Posted 15 February 2018

During an 11-day flight test, the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) - in association with the US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) - successfully demonstrated capabilities for its Distributed

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MoD submits final Typhoon proposal to Belgium

Posted 14 February 2018

The UK Ministry of Defence has today submitted its final Eurofighter Typhoon offer to Belgium.

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BAE Systems to modernise USS Philippine Sea

Posted 14 February 2018

BAE Systems will modernise the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea at its Jacksonville, Florida, shipyard under a new US Navy contract.

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BOXARR and Deloitte formed alliance to map complex business systems

Posted 14 February 2018

Software company BOXARR and business advisory firm Deloitte, have formed an alliance to provide businesses and organisations with solutions to analyse and optimise their complex technical, operational and

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Plymouth DE&S engineering apprentices win top awards

Posted 13 February 2018

Future engineers from Plymouth employed by Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S), have scooped top awards at a ceremony attended by HRH The Prince of Wales.

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Inzpire to support new simulator facility

Posted 13 February 2018

Inzpire Limited have been sub-contracted by Lockheed Martin UK to provide aircrew instruction and technical support for the duration of a contract which will see Lockheed Martin UK provide a new simulator training facility at RAF Odiham.

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London City Airport returns to normal after WWII ordnance disposal

Posted 13 February 2018

London City Airport will be open as normal today, following the safe removal by the Royal Navy and Metropolitan Police, of a World War II (WWII) ordnance discovered in King George V Dock.

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Royal Navy bomb disposal deal with WWII device in Thames

Posted 12 February 2018

Royal Navy bomb disposal experts are working with the Metropolitan Police to safely remove a Second World War bomb found in the River Thames.

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BAE Systems to support US Navy SPAWAR threat detection

Posted 12 February 2018

The US Navy has selected BAE Systems to provide equipment and support services for Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic (SPAWAR).

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UKDSC and Axillium partner to develop CSIF

Posted 9 February 2018

Axillium Research has been awarded a new contract for a pilot project with the UK Defence Solutions Centre (UKDSC) - through ADS - to develop the Cross-Sector Innovation Framework (CSIF).

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BAE Systems to modernise head-up displays for UAE F-16s

Posted 9 February 2018

BAE Systems has been selected by Lockheed Martin to modernise head-up displays (HUD) on F-16 aircraft for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Armed Forces, replacing the fleet’s analog system with advanced digital technology.

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Improvements to Mare Harbour jetty in Falklands complete

Posted 8 February 2018

A state of the art jetty which will improve military capability in the Falkland Islands and improve life for personnel on the Islands has been completed by the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO).

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BAE Systems providing sustainment services to USAF

Posted 6 February 2018

Under a $37 million (£26.5m) contract, BAE Systems will continue providing the United States Air Force (USAF) with support services that manage obsolete parts for aircraft, weapon systems and a range of electronics and

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First Naval Air Squadron embarks in HMS Queen Elizabeth

Posted 6 February 2018

A Naval Air Squadron has embarked in the aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth for the first time - marking another first in the regeneration of the Royal Navy's carrier strike capability.

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DTC launches Special Role Radio

Posted 5 February 2018

Domo Tactical Communications (DTC) has announced the launch of its Special Role Radio (SRR).

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Airbus Defence & Space and Eurofighter provide Typhoon pilot’s perspective

Posted 5 February 2018

A new video gives viewers a pilot’s-eye view from the Eurofighter Typhoon's cockpit, providing a fly-along perspective with Spanish Air Force pilots operating from Morón Air Base on the outskirts of

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Baines Simmons wins two NATO contracts

Posted 5 February 2018

Baines Simmons, part of the Training & Consultancy division of global aviation services group Air Partner, has secured two separate contracts with NATO operating units, the Heavy Airlift Wing at Papa, Hungary and the AWACS unit (Airborne

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SEA to provide RNN upgraded portable DECKsim Virtual Reality Trainer

Posted 5 February 2018

The Royal Norwegian Navy (RNN) has become the first customer to order the upgraded portable DECKsim Virtual Reality Trainer to be delivered by Cohort plc company SEA.

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Cobham showcasing parachutist oxygen system at Singapore Airshow

Posted 5 February 2018

Cobham will be exhibiting at the Singapore Airshow 2018's trade days, 6-9 February at the Changi Exhibition Centre, in the UK Pavilion, highlighting its Oxygen System for Parachutists, with the PHANTOM Parachutist

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BAE Systems to modernise USS America and USS Cape St. George

Posted 2 February 2018

BAE Systems has received two US Navy contracts totalling $54.8 million, to modernise the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) and the guided missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG 71).

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Leonardo has announced that it has been contracted by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to provide a defensive aids suite (DAS) for the British Army’s new fleet of Apache AH-64E helicopters.

Defence Secretary launches £132m Scots sub-hunting aircraft home

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson cut the first turf on a £132 million facility for the UK’s new fleet of submarine hunting Poseidon Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) at RAF Lossiemouth today.

F-35Bs prepare for UK debut by practising tanking

Thousands of feet above the Eastern Seaboard of the USA, four British jets of tomorrow – F-35B Lightning II stealth fighters – take on fuel from an RAF tanker, in preparation for their impending arrival in the UK.

Cobham's VigilOX tested on F-18 and T-45

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Plans for PTP redevelopment revealed

QinetiQ and the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) are set to begin a £23 million redevelopment project at Portsdown Technology Park (PTP) that will create up to 100 jobs.

Rolls-Royce to supply 20 MTU engines for French Navy frigates

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