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Jonathan Lyle marks retirement from Dstl with charity walk

Posted 21 July 2017

Jonathan Lyle, Chief Executive of the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) at Porton Down, will be marking his retirement after seven years at the organisation with a walk for charity.

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Defence Secretary reveals name of Royal Navy's first Type 26 as manufacture begins

Posted 20 July 2017

The Defence Secretary has revealed HMS Glasgow will be the name of the first of eight City class Type 26 frigates as he cut her first piece of steel at Govan shipyard in Scotland today.

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Eurosam, Aselsan and Roketsan launch strategic missile cooperation

Posted 20 July 2017

The heads of Eurosam, Aselsan and Roketsan – respectively Michel Vigneras, Faik Eken and Selçuk Yasar – signed a Heads of Agreement (HoA) in Ankara (on 14 July), under the aegis of the Turkish Undersecretariat

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Inzpire to develop training for MoD Protector programme

Posted 19 July 2017

Lincoln-based Inzpire Limited has been awarded a contract to provide subject matter expertise to support the development of training for the RAF's future ISR asset, the Protector Remotely Piloted Air System.

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HMS Albion completes trials following £90m revamp

Posted 19 July 2017

After a £90 million revamp in her home base which took more than two years and saw 110 major changes and improvements carried out, the assault ship HMS Albion left Devonport to complete four weeks of sea trials.

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MoD awards £120m air power support contracts

Posted 18 July 2017

The UK Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon has announced two contracts worth almost £120 million, to improve RAF training for fast jet pilots and make sure the Hercules C-130J aircraft can continue supporting UK Armed Forces

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Stars boost Flying Start in BA safety video

Posted 18 July 2017

A team of celebrities including Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rowan Atkinson, Rob Brydon, Sir Ian McKellen, Warwick Davis, Thandie Newton and Gordon Ramsay, have made appearances in a new British Airways pre-flight safety video, which launches in

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Hesco launches Terrablock security barriers

Posted 18 July 2017

Manufacturer of defensive barriers and body armour, Hesco, is launching a new range of surface-mounted security barriers, Hesco Terrablock.

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BAE Systems deploys Semarchy's xDM platform

Posted 18 July 2017

BAE Systems has deployed Semarchy's xDM platform to harness the enormous amount of operational and engineering data the business relies upon.

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Gowling WLG launches Digital Risk Calculator

Posted 18 July 2017

External cyber security remains the biggest worry for European businesses, according to Gowling WLG's Digital Risk Calculator, which launches today.

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ODU Connectors marks introduction of new business model

Posted 17 July 2017

To improve their service to UK customers, ODU UK Ltd has introduced a new business model for 2017 and restructured to give a focus at the front-end, whilst at the same time shortening their supply chain, with direct-ship and customer

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Typhoon E-Scan radar flight trials commence

Posted 17 July 2017

Flight trials of the E-Scan radar have begun following the successful completion of ground tests using a UK Eurofighter Typhoon test aircraft, clearing the path towards full integration of the radar.

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DIO receives RoSPA Gold award for commitment to safety

Posted 17 July 2017

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) was recognised recently for its commitment to accident and ill health prevention with the highly prestigious Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Gold Achievement

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Geopolitical factors drive maritime surveillance aircraft market

Posted 17 July 2017

According to new research by industry analysts Frost & Sullivan, the global airborne maritime surveillance market is growing, with geopolitical uncertainties and obsolete aircraft fleets driving requirements

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BAE Systems to deliver UK's first maritime autonomous systems testing service

Posted 17 July 2017

The Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has awarded BAE Systems a grant of £457,000 to design and deliver the UK's first dedicated autonomous systems testing service.

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Eurofighter Typhoon completes live firing of Brimstone missile

Posted 17 July 2017

The first live firing of MBDA's Brimstone air-to-surface missile from a Eurofighter Typhoon has been successfully completed as part of ongoing development work to significantly upgrade the capability of the aircraft.

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Farnborough breaks June record

Posted 17 July 2017

Farnborough International today announced that record bookings were made for next year's Farnborough International Airshow 2018 during the month of June 2017, with participation already tracking way above previous editions of the Airshow, which has been

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RIAT celebrates USAF's 70th anniversary

Posted 17 July 2017

The Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT), which took place over three days (July 14-16), attracted a record 160,000 people who came to join the airshow's celebration of the USAF's 70th anniversary and enjoy flying demonstrations by some of the

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Inmarsat gets behind Team Rubicon on emergency response

Posted 14 July 2017

Inmarsat is partnering with Team Rubicon UK, a military veteran-led disaster response NGO, to enhance its capabilities by providing satellite communications equipment and extra manpower in the form of volunteers.

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Cobham and Draken partner on MoD's ASDOT

Posted 14 July 2017

Cobham Special Mission (Cobham) today announced that it has signed a Teaming Agreement with Draken International for jointly developing solutions for the delivery of operational readiness training under the UK MoD's Air Support to Defence

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BA Captain flies aircraft spanning a century

Posted 13 July 2017

During a normal working week Captain Scott Butler can be found at the controls of a modern British Airways Embraer jet at London City Airport.

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Defence Secretary announces £40m investment in Typhoon defence system

Posted 13 July 2017

The Defence Secretary, Sir Michael Fallon, has announced an investment of £40 million to improve the defence of the Typhoon sustaining over 100 British jobs.

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UK's Maritime Patrol Aircraft squadrons revealed

Posted 13 July 2017

The Defence Secretary has announced the numbers of the UK's two new Maritime Patrol Aircraft squadrons and the first commanding officer.

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MoD DIPR expands the role of Ploughshare

Posted 13 July 2017

The Ministry of Defence's Intellectual Property Rights group (DIPR) has signed an agreement with Ploughshare Innovations, expanding Ploughshare's role to provide technology transfer services across the wider MoD.

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DSEI to launch Innovation Hub

Posted 13 July 2017

The organisers of Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) exhibition are launching an 'Innovation Hub' for disruptive technologies at this year's event, which takes place at ExCeL, London in September.

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BAE Systems awards 14 companies Type 26 GCS contracts

Posted 13 July 2017

BAE Systems has awarded manufacturing equipment contracts to a further 14 companies for the Type 26 Global Combat Ship (GCS), helping to support around 550 jobs jobs across the UK maritime industry and bringing the total investment

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Cobham fuels students' interest in engineering

Posted 13 July 2017

Following the countrywide success of National Women in Engineering Day last month, female pupils from two local Dorset Schools were invited to visit Cobham Mission Systems' world class engineering facility on 4th July to learn about career

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BAE Systems to provide EW suite for SOCOM C-130s

Posted 13 July 2017

The US Special Operations Command (SOCOM) has selected BAE Systems to provide new electronic warfare (EW) systems for its fleet of AC/MC-130J aircraft. BAE Systems will upgrade the aircraft's survivability equipment with the

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Parliamentarians celebrate UK apprentices at House of Commons reception

Posted 12 July 2017

A hundred apprentices from some of Britain's leading aerospace, defence, security and space companies attended the ADS Parliamentary Reception in the House of Commons on Tuesday.

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WEC apprentices shoot for the stars

Posted 11 July 2017

WEC Group's engineering apprentices have put their new fabrication and machining skills to the test in order to manufacture major parts for a research space rocket.

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Lockheed Martin awarded F-35 modification contract

Posted 11 July 2017

Lockheed Martin Corp, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $5,577,714,486 modification to a previously awarded F-35 Lightning II low-rate initial production (LRIP) Lot 11 advance acquisition

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BMT secures Customer Friend role with DSA

Posted 11 July 2017

BMT Asset Performance (BMT), supported by sister company BMT Defence Services, subsidiaries of BMT Group Ltd, will act as 'Customer Friend' to the Defence Safety Authority (DSA) on a three-year contract.

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MBDA MMP programme receives AAT – Ingénieur Général Chanson Award

Posted 10 July 2017

On 27 June, the 44th French Association of Land Armaments (Association de l'Armement Terrestre or AAT) Ingénieur Général Chanson award was presented by DGA (Direction

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HMS Scimitar completes ASRP

Posted 10 July 2017

The Naval Base dockyard in Gibraltar has regained its symmetry as HMS Scimitar is now back in her old berth, having since late April been on dry land for her Annual Survey and Refit Period (ASRP) - a six-week programme of repair and refurbishment.

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EID signs €7.5 radio systems contract with Portuguese MoD

Posted 10 July 2017

Cohort company EID has finalised and signed a €7.5 million contract with the Portuguese Ministry of Defence (Portuguese MoD) to provide software-defined digital multiband, multirole and multimode tactical PRC-525 radio

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Identity of F-35B training squadron revealed

Posted 7 July 2017

The squadron which will train future Royal Air Force and Royal Navy F-35B Lightning pilots at RAF Marham has been announced as 207 Squadron.

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Bright young sparks visit HMS Sultan for engineering master class

Posted 7 July 2017

A group of bright young sparks from across the UK visited HMS Sultan recently for a Science and Engineering master class with the Smallpeice Trust.

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Martin-Baker Australia and Pilatus sign MRO deal

Posted 6 July 2017

Martin-Baker Australia and Pilatus Aircraft have today signed a Letter of Intent for Martin-Baker Australia to provide Ejection Seat Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul for the Royal Australian Air Force PC-21 aircraft.

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Royal Navy's Reserve Hub gets go ahead in Wales

Posted 6 July 2017

A brand new bespoke facility for the Royal Navy's Reserve Forces has been granted planning permission by Cardiff Council.

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Chances of hypersonic travel heat up with new materials discovery

Posted 6 July 2017

Researchers at The University of Manchester in collaboration with Central South University (CSU), China, have created a new kind of ceramic coating that could revolutionise hypersonic travel for air, space and

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HMG Paints partners with AGM on Graphene coatings

Posted 5 July 2017

HMG Paints has partnered with Applied Graphene Materials (AGM) to develop and commercialise Graphene containing coatings for a variety of industries.

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Peli-Hardigg to showcase bespoke rugged military equipment at DSEI

Posted 5 July 2017

Peli-Hardigg will be presenting its military and aerospace approved reusable plastic cases at DSEI, which is taking place at London's Excel, 12-15 September 2017.

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Embraer delivers first Phenom 100 for UKMFTS

Posted 5 July 2017

Embraer delivered the first Phenom 100 business jet to Affinity Flight Training Services yesterday, which has been selected to provide Multi-Engine Pilot Training to UK Armed Forces as part of the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence´s

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QinetiQ invests £16.8m in upgrading MoD Hebrides air range

Posted 4 July 2017

As part of a joint investment programme, UK MoD and QinetiQ have agreed to invest £16.8m in two new BAE Systems tracking radars - to be installed on St Kilda - and upgrade two existing radars at MoD Hebrides.

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MBDA's Sea Venom/ANL completes first firing

Posted 4 July 2017

MBDA's Sea Venom/ANL anti-ship missile has successfully completed its first firing at the Île du Levant test range in France.

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Pilot makes history with first landing on HMS Queen Elizabeth

Posted 4 July 2017

A Merlin helicopter has landed on HMS Queen Elizabeth's enormous flight deck - the first aircraft to ever touch down on Britain's biggest warship.

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SNC-Lavalin completes Atkins acquisition

Posted 3 July 2017

SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. has completed its acquisition of WS Atkins plc (Atkins), which is the UK's largest engineering and design consultancy with a wealth of expertise in various sectors, including aerospace, aviation, defence and security.

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Strategic defence partnerships supporting UK capability

Posted 3 July 2017

Defence's contribution to the UK economy was on show today as Defence Minister Harriett Baldwin visited the south west to hear how Ministry of Defence (MoD) research and industrial partnerships are supporting UK jobs, exports and

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BAE Systems to build Type 26 Global Combat Ship

Posted 3 July 2017

BAE Systems has been awarded a contract by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) worth c£3.7 billion to manufacture the first three ships for the Type 26 Global Combat Ship programme, with steel being cut on the first ship in Glasgow in the

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Verotec chosen by Lockheed Martin for Multi Scout SV project

Posted 29 June 2017

Verotec - based in Curdridge, Hampshire - has been selected by Lockheed Martin to provide custom 19” 6U 600 mm deep rack cases to house part of the ISAR system in the AJAX next generation armoured fighting vehicles developed for

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BAE Systems and Leonardo collaborate on precision-guided munitions

Posted 29 June 2017

BAE Systems and Leonardo have announced an initiative to pursue collaborations on new precision-guided solutions that will offer US and allied military forces a range of low-risk, cost effective, advanced

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Type 23 frigates escort HMS Queen Elizabeth on maiden sea voyage

Posted 29 June 2017

Two Royal Navy frigates have joined HMS Queen Elizabeth to secure the seas around the giant aircraft carrier as she embarks on her maiden sea trials.

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OCS receives UTC Aerospace Systems contract extension

Posted 29 June 2017

Family owned total facilities management provider OCS, based in Crawley, Surrey, has been awarded a five-year (2+2+1), multi-service contract by UTC Aerospace Systems company, for its Goodrich Actuations Systems'

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Kelvin Hughes acquired by Hensoldt

Posted 29 June 2017

Kelvin Hughes announced today that it is to be acquired by Hensoldt (formerly Airbus Defence Electronics) as a result of an agreement by its owners ECI Partners to sell its investment in the company.

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Dstl draws more women into engineering

Posted 29 June 2017

Across the UK women make up less than 10% of the engineering workforce but Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) is bucking this national trend, with more than double that figure of female engineers and scientists.

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Defence Secretary announces £48m Apache training contract

Posted 28 June 2017

Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon today announced a six-year £48 million Apache helicopter training contract at the annual Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) Land Warfare Conference.

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Gaming tech and F1 set to transform future cockpit development and military training

Posted 27 June 2017

Some of the latest gaming technologies, including commercially available interactive headsets and gloves, are being used in conjunction with advanced military aircraft simulators and F1

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JSK completes first manufacturing contract for Royal Canadian Navy

Posted 27 June 2017

JSK Naval Support - the joint venture between Canada's Kaycom Inc. and the UK's Cohort plc company SEA - has completed its first manufacturing contract for Canada's Department of National Defense with the supply of 66

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BAE Systems graduate named one of UK's top 50 women engineers

Posted 27 June 2017

A BAE Systems graduate who was instrumental in designing the first engineering badge for the Girlguides has been named one of the country's leading female engineers in The Daily Telegraph's Top 50 Women in Engineering 2017

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Cobham delivers inhalation gas sensor for pilot oxygen system

Posted 27 June 2017

Cobham has delivered the first Inhalation Gas Sensor to the US Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine in support of the Aircrew Mounted Physiologic Sensing System (AMPSS 2.6) programme.

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UK's flagship HMS Queen Elizabeth takes to sea for the first time

Posted 26 June 2017

History was made today as HMS Queen Elizabeth, the first QE Class aircraft carrier, set sail from Rosyth to commence first stage sea trials off the north-east of Scotland.

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Beechcraft T-6C gains EASA certification

Posted 26 June 2017

Textron Aviation Defense LLC. announced today that the Beechcraft T-6C military trainer has achieved basic certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), supporting future configuration certification and delivery of 10

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Dr Sam Healy honoured by the Queen

Posted 26 June 2017

Dr Sam Healy, Group Corporate Responsibility Director, QinetiQ, has been honoured with a British Empire Medal (BEM) in the Queen's Birthday 2017 Honours list for services to Apprenticeships and Graduate Programmes in the Defence Industry.

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Cobham introduces Virtual Refuelling

Posted 26 June 2017

Cobham has introduced Virtual Refuelling, a new simulation solution which can uniquely demonstrate accurate real-time hose and drogue behaviour in a synthetic Air-to-Air Refuelling (AAR) environment.

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Old meets new at Air Tattoo

Posted 26 June 2017

The Royal International Air Tattoo's celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of the United States Air Force at RAF Fairford on 14-16 July will feature a special 'then and now' formation of American fighter aircraft, as a North American P-51D Mustang from the

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Hydro partners with IMCA Electronics

Posted 26 June 2017

Aberdeen-headquartered subsea cable and connector specialist Hydro Group plc increases its global presences as it announces its partnership with Turkish firm, IMCA Electronics.

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Leonardo and Hensoldt to upgrade over 350 UK air, land and sea platforms

Posted 26 June 2017

Leonardo has signed a £290 million contract with the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) which will see Leonardo and Hensoldt, working together as 'Team Skytale', to upgrade the IFF (Identification Friend or

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UK industry receives £13bn boost from Paris Air Show orders

Posted 24 June 2017

ADS Chief Executive Paul Everitt and Business Minister Richard Harrington welcomed a boost to the UK economy of around £13 billion from aircraft orders and commitments announced at the Paris Air Show this week.

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First Typhoons delivered to RAFO

Posted 23 June 2017

The arrival of the first Typhoon aircraft, part of a batch of 12 of the combat jets scheduled to be delivered to the Sultanate of Oman, was marked with a ceremony, held on 21 June 2017 in the presence of the Commander of the Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) - Air

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£135m infrastructure contract marks milestone in UK F35 programme

Posted 22 June 2017

The Defence Secretary announced that the Ministry of Defence has awarded a £135 million contract to support the new fast jets at RAF Marham.

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EW Europe highlights technology advances

Posted 22 June 2017

The electronic warfare community gathered in numbers at the recent AOC EW Europe 2017, which took place from 6-8 June in London, where examples of significant advances in technology highlighted a need for national forces to consider new equipment

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Defence Minister focuses on investment in Scottish expertise

Posted 22 June 2017

UK investment, innovation and support for Scottish jobs and skills were the focus for Defence Minister Harriett Baldwin today, when she visited two leading employers to meet small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and

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Alcon launches brake upgrade kits for armoured vehicles

Posted 21 June 2017

Midlands-based Alcon Components Ltd., have launched brake upgrade kits for defence and security armoured variants of Ford's F550 and Chevrolet's Suburban HD.

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Paris Air Show: Liberty to advance into aerospace

Posted 21 June 2017

British producer of speciality steels, Liberty, aims to put the aerospace market at the heart of its drive for worldwide growth over the coming years, its new chief executive told industry leaders during this week's Paris Air Show.

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Secretary of State for Defence to deliver DSEI 2017 keynote speech

Posted 21 June 2017

The Secretary of State for Defence, the Rt Hon Sir Michael Fallon MP, has confirmed his attendance at Defence and Security Equipment International 2017 (DSEI) and will deliver a keynote speech during the exhibition,

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Paris Air Show: FIL launches 2018 Farnborough show

Posted 20 June 2017

At the Paris Airshow today, organisers of the Farnborough International Airshow (FIA) - Farnborough International Limited (FIL) - detailed their plans for next year's show, which will take place from 16th – 22nd July 2018 at the

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Paris Air Show: MBDA presents NCES

Posted 20 June 2017

MBDA has presented NCES (Network-Centric Engagement Solutions) at the Paris Air Show, a new network-centric ground based air defence architecture based on the latest real-time data exchange protocols.

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Paris Air Show: MBDA introduces SmartGlider

Posted 20 June 2017

MBDA introduced the new SmartGlider family of guided weapons at the Paris Air Show, which is designed to counter anti-access strategies and other emerging battlespace threats.

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Rolls-Royce and Aviall to support AE defence engines

Posted 20 June 2017

Rolls-Royce and Aviall have reached a new parts sales and distribution agreement, initially worth $3 billion at list prices, to support the global fleet of AE defence engines.

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Inmarsat and Thales conclude testing System 21 modem over Global Xpress

Posted 20 June 2017

In May 2017, Inmarsat and Thales executed a series of tests that successfully demonstrated communications using Thales' System 21 on Inmarsat's Global Xpress (GX) high-capacity steerable antennas,

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Rolls-Royce opens Defence Service Delivery Centre at RAF Lossiemouth

Posted 19 June 2017

Rolls-Royce has opened its latest Defence Service Delivery Centre in the UK, located at RAF Lossiemouth in Scotland, to support the resident fleet of Typhoon combat aircraft.

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RAFA awards flying scholarships to six cadets

Posted 19 June 2017

Six air cadets have won flying tuition worth a total of £8,000 thanks to the Royal Air Forces Association (RAFA).

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Rolls-Royce extends DoD support with US Marine Corp contract

Posted 19 June 2017

Rolls-Royce has been awarded a new contract to provide engineering and logistics support for US Marine Corps KC-130J aircraft, bringing the company's total of Department of Defense (DoD) aftermarket contracts in the past

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Royal Navy minehunter set for early return to operations

Posted 19 June 2017

HMS Brocklesby has begun her sea trials programme, reaching another significant milestone in her upkeep period – four months earlier than usual.

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Queens's Birthday honour for Dstl CEO

Posted 19 June 2017

Jonathan Lyle, Chief Executive of the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) at Porton Down in Wiltshire has been made a Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB).

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GKN Aerospace and ORNL join forces on additive manufacturing

Posted 19 June 2017

GKN Aerospace and the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have signed a five-year research agreement focused on additive manufacturing.

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Royal Marines' new battlefield helicopter tries its hand over the ocean

Posted 16 June 2017

The new wings of the Royal Marines - the Wildcat AH1 - have been dipping their toe in the water for the first time, supporting the biggest naval war games of the year.

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Amey appoints Amanda Fisher to lead FM, Defence and Justice businesses

Posted 15 June 2017

Public service provider Amey, today announced the appointment of Amanda Fisher as Managing Director of its FM, Defence and Justice Business, effective August 2017.

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ADS encourages Government to refresh Brexit strategy

Posted 14 June 2017

The industry association representing the UK's aerospace, defence, security and space sectors, ADS, has today said that the Government must refresh its Brexit strategy and reach out to a wider community to build consensus for its

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Boeing streamlines Defense and Space Unit

Posted 14 June 2017

Boeing has announced that it is taking the next step in making its Defense, Space & Security (BDS) unit more globally competitive by eliminating a layer of executive oversight.

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QinetiQ to host UAS Challenge 2017 at Snowdonia Aerospace Centre

Posted 14 June 2017

QinetiQ will provide Snowdonia Aerospace Centre as the venue for this year's Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Challenge, organised by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).

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BAE Systems awarded US Navy APKWS contract

Posted 13 June 2017

The US Navy has awarded BAE Systems a $180.5 million contract to continue producing Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) laser-guided rockets to meet the growing US and international demand for the systems.

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Baines Simmons wins RAFO consultancy contract

Posted 13 June 2017

Air Partner's aviation safety consultancy company Baines Simmons has been awarded a contract to provide aviation safety consultancy services to the Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO).

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G7 Aerospace joins IFS Partner Network

Posted 13 June 2017

IFS has announced that G7 Aerospace Sdn Bhd, a leading enterprise solutions provider to the A&D sector in Malaysia, has joined the IFS Partner Network.

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Paragon showcasing latest manufacturing tech at DSEI

Posted 12 June 2017

Darlington-based rapid prototyping bureau, Paragon Rapid Technologies, will be showcasing its growing in-house capabilities to the defence and security sectors, as it returns to the industry's flagship event, DSEI, in

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Boeing triples UK supply chain direct spending to £2.1bn

Posted 12 June 2017

Boeing today reports that its direct spending with UK suppliers has tripled over the last six years to £2.1 billion, supporting an estimated 16,500 jobs in the tier one UK supply chain, a rise of 80% over the same period.

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Advanced Hawk makes first flight

Posted 8 June 2017

A concept of a future variant of BAE Systems' highly successful Hawk aircraft has flown for the first time at the Company's military aircraft facility in Warton, Lancashire.

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Peli introduces +1000 Lumens Compact Light

Posted 8 June 2017

Peli Products has introduced the rechargeable Peli 3310R and 3310R-RA (rightangle) LED torches with powerful performance bringing up to +1000 lumens to Peli's ultra-compact lights range.

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Airbus plans for Paris Air Show 2017

Posted 7 June 2017

At the Paris Air Show, which runs from 19th to 25th June 2017, Airbus will be showcasing its wide range of innovative technologies, products and services, including their commercial and military aircraft to helicopters and space systems.

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BAE Systems' tech supporting Land Rover BAR in Bermuda

Posted 7 June 2017

As Land Rover BAR battle it out in the semi-finals of the 35th America's Cup in Bermuda, BAE Systems adapted cutting-edge bone conductor technology has been providing Sir Ben Ainslie and the boys with a little extra help.

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BAE Systems to provide EW suite for SOCOM C-130s

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As Land Rover BAR battle it out in the semi-finals of the 35th America's Cup in Bermuda, BAE Systems adapted cutting-edge bone conductor technology has been providing Sir Ben Ainslie and the boys with a little extra help.

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Public service provider Amey, today announced the appointment of Amanda Fisher as Managing Director of its FM, Defence and Justice Business, effective August 2017.

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