The first A400M Full Flight Simulator (FFS) designed and built by Thales for Airbus Military received European Aviation Safety Agency's qualification for training on the 7 June at Airbus Military International Training Centre in Seville.
Eurofighter GmbH has signed a Meteor weapon system integration contract with NETMA to facilitate and secure integration of MBDA's Meteor Beyond Visual Range Missile system on the Typhoon.
General Dynamics and the Specialist Vehicle (SV) industry team have successfully completed cold-weather trials on the Mobile Test Rig (MTR), achieving another key derisking test in advance of the prototype stage and ensuring the
Rolls-Royce has completed two key milestone deliveries for the F-35 Lightning II programme, as production matures for the LiftSystem, the only technology in the world capable of providing vertical-lift for 5th-generation
The headquarters of British forces deployed in Afghanistan is set to move from Lashkar Gah to Camp Bastion this summer, the Defence Secretary has announced during a visit to see British troops in the country.
When a youth was reported shining a green laser at commercial aircraft operating at Southampton International Airport, a team of officers from Hampshire Constabulary utilised its Surface-to-Air Missile Position Ranking and Analysis
The first RAF fast jet students to graduate under the United Kingdom Military Flying Training System (UKMFTS) have been formally recognised by Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshall Sir Stephen Dalton, in a ceremony at RAF Valley.
Soldiers using a military training area in Wales are to benefit from more comfortable and energy-efficient accommodation.
BAE Systems announced today that Sir Roger Carr will join the Board as a non-executive director and chairman designate on 1 October 2013 and will succeed Dick Olver as chairman in the first quarter 2014, following a transition period
The head of the British Army has spoken with troops in Helmand Province during a visit to Afghanistan.
At the Paris Air Show this month GKN Aerospace will focus on the expanding technological capabilities that are driving company growth.
New proposals could save taxpayers hundreds of millions of pounds by changing the rules which govern how MoD contracts are awarded.
The BAE Systems built Aft Island of the Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier was yesterday loaded onto a sea-going barge ahead of its journey from the company's Scotstoun site to Rosyth.
Pupils from 16 schools from across Hampshire, Dorset and the Isle of Wight took part in the 'QinetiQ Schools' Powerboat Challenge' on 7 June at QinetiQ's world-class ocean basin facility at Haslar, Gosport.
Morgan Advanced Materials - which specialises in the design and manufacture of innovative material solutions for a wide range of applications - has launched a new, specialist composites and
EUROJET - the European consortium behind the EJ200 engine project - has celebrated the delivery of its 1,000th EJ200 production engine.
An F-35A conventional takeoff and landing (CTOL) aircraft completed the first in-flight missile launch of an AIM-120 C5 AAVI (AMRAAM Air Vehicle Instrumented).
Sandown class mine hunter HMS Penzance has left Babcock's Rosyth dockyard with enhanced operational capability, sustainability and habitability standards, following a successful six month Support Period (Docking) (SP(D)) by
Eurocopter UK's role in maintaining the United Kingdom's military helicopter capabilities has been further expanded with the award of a three-year support contract for the fleet of 24 Royal Air Force
Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group has won a study phase contract - worth €1.25m - with the Direction Générale de l'Armement (DGA) procurement agency for an upgrade of the French Air Force's fleet of C-130H aircraft.
Colchester-based Lifesaver Systems have launched the latest addition to the Lifesaver family, the Lifesaver cube, which has been developed for humanitarian crises and natural disasters.
Poole-based Chemring EOD has appointed Tim Jones as head of sales.
The British Army has taken delivery of Terrier, its newest and most advanced engineering vehicle.
In their first-ever meeting dedicated to cyber defence held yesterday, NATO Defence Ministers agreed that the Alliance's cyber-defence capability should be fully operational by the autumn, extending protection to all the networks owned and
Chemring Group's US subsidiary, Non-Intrusive Inspection Technology, Inc. (NIITEK), has been awarded a further delivery order worth $76 million to provide spares for the Husky Mounted Detection System (HMDS) for the US Army.
BAE Systems Hägglunds and Polish national defence company, Polish Defence Holding (formerly the Bumar Group), have joined forces to offer new tracked armoured combat vehicles for a
Chemring Group plc today announced the appointment of Andy Hamment as a non-executive director.
Squadron Leader Jim Schofield has become the first Royal Air Force (RAF) pilot to complete a vertical landing of a Lockheed Martin F-35B short takeoff and vertical landing (STOVL) Lightning II.
Britain's fleet of Merlin HC3 helicopters have carried out their final operations in Afghanistan, after nearly four years of providing continuous support to British forces on the front line.
QinetiQ's Training and Simulation Services (TSS) Division has been awarded the highly prestigious Chief of Defence Materiel recognition for its innovative approach to delivery as a member of the Distributed Synthetic Air Land Training (DSALT) Team.
Work has been completed on schedule in preparation for the installation by Babcock of a first of class state-of-the-art Membrane Bio-Reactor (MBR) on HMS Ocean.
Airbus Military has launched a new series of its best-selling C295 medium transport and surveillance aircraft – the C295W.
A multi-million pound contract to maintain the eyes and ears of the Royal Navy's ships and submarines will sustain 530 defence jobs across the UK.
Selex ES, a Finmeccanica company, has completed deliveries of the Praetorian electronic warfare self protection system for Tranche 2 Eurofighter Typhoons.
Simulation training specialist NSC is to help hone the skills of senior commanders in Kuwait's Armed Forces for a further three years.
Sunderland-based Caspian Learning has helped develop the NATO Maritime Interdiction Operational Training Centre's new first-of-kind virtual training simulation, which was unveiled at ITEC in Rome today.
QinetiQ has been awarded a four year contract for the management of the Weapons Science and Technology Centre (WSTC) by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), a trading fund of the MoD which maximises the impact of science and technology
Thales UK has marked one year of successful operations for the Fully Integrated Communications System (FICS) onboard the Type 45 Destroyer, the Royal Navy's most advanced class of surface ship.
CAE announced today at the International Training and Education Conference (ITEC), Europe's leading showcase for military simulation and training, that the Royal Navy's Lynx Mk8 full-mission simulator located at
Simulation experts from NSC have answered a call-to-arms to provide the UK's Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) with a synthetic environment in which to explore means of improving maritime marksmanship.
A small team of UK military personnel are learning all about the fifth-generation stealth aircraft, the F-35 Lightning II multi-role Joint Strike Fighter, at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida, USA.
A Lockheed Martin F-35B Short Takeoff/Vertical Landing (STOVL) Lightning II test aircraft recently completed the first-ever Vertical Take Off (VTO).
A Service of Commemoration and Thanksgiving took place at Lincoln Cathedral on Friday May 17 to remember and honour the lives of those who served in No:617 Squadron, better known as the 'Dambusters', on the 70th anniversary of
The Tornado Joint Equipment Safety Management (ESM) team recently received a CDM commendation from Bernard Gray, the four-star Chief of Defence Materiel (CDM), to recognise the development and implementation of the new Tornado Safety Management System (SMS).
Edison Investment Research, a leading international investment research firm, has announced the initiation of full coverage of Rolls-Royce (LSE: RR).
The Royal Air Force aerobatic team, The RAF Red Arrows, were today awarded their public display authority (PDA) for 2013 by chief of the air staff, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Dalton.
The Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport - CILT (UK), an independent professional body for individuals involved in logistics, supply chains and all transport, has revealed the results of its board elections.
Helyx SIS Ltd and Snowflake Software have successfully won a programme of work to provide specialist Aeronautical Open Standards consultancy to the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) Defence Science and
Speaking at a Royal United Services Institute meeting yesterday, Dunne insisted the F-35 was 'Great for Britain', saying that the jet will not only give British forces the best available fighter but is creating tens of
The worldwide community of Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules operators recently surpassed a landmark one million flight hours milestone, logging this time through numerous combat, special operations and humanitarian
The Public Accounts Committee has published its report into the MoD Equipment Plan and Major Projects Report 2012.
Rolls-Royce has announced its support for the BLOODHOUND Project with an international education initiative focused on a 1,000 mph World Land Speed Record attempt, as its EJ200 (Typhoon) jet engine is set to propel the car
Eurofighter PR and Communications has today launched the Eurofighter Typhoon Amateur Photography Competition 2013.
QinetiQ's new on-board email management tool, PRIME, has been successfully tested by The UK Royal Navy Command as part of a project focused on improving the Royal Navy's email management capabilities and bandwidth.
The simultaneous announcement in Canada and the UK of a new partnership to provide survival simulators, trainers and training for the specialised helicopter, aircraft, small boat offshore, and
Tactical military-bridging specialist WFEL has recently exhibited at IDEF in Istanbul as it looks for new opportunities with the Turkish military.
At this week's European Armoured Fighting Vehicle (AFV) Symposium at the Defence Academy of the UK in Shrivenham (15-16 May), Dr Sandy Wilson, director, General Dynamics UK, will give the opening keynote speech, highlighting the
BAE Systems Australia has announced a reduction of 100 positions - primarily in South Australia - by the end of the year.
Rolls-Royce has been awarded a $35 million contract extension for repair and overhaul of T56 engines on US Navy aircraft.
Three Royal Navy warships are in London to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic.
BAE Systems and Iveco Defence Vehicles have successfully completed 12 days of rigorous wheeled amphibious vehicle evaluation as part of the US Marine Corps' Marine Personnel Carrier (MPC) Continued Systems Demonstration and Studies
The latest defence report from Visiongain - Global Armoured Vehicles Market 2013-2023 - finds stable demand for military armoured vehicles and forecasts that global spending on armoured vehicles will amount to £8.10bn
New ISTAR (Intelligence, Surveillance and Target Acquisition) imagery ground control stations are to enter service with two Middle East armed forces in the next 12 months following
Soldiers of 1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers (1RRF) have handed over control of Check Point (CP) Abpashak East to the Afghan security forces.
Babcock has won a five year contract from the UK Ministry of Defence to provide through-life engineering support for the Royal Navy's ocean survey vessel HMS Scott, following a successful competitive bid process.
Thirty senior Ministry of Defence (MoD) figures recently attended a Land Forces Event, hosted by Roke and Chemring EOD.
BAE Systems' Project Control Foundation Scheme continues to go from strength to strength since its inception six years ago and the company's efforts last year to further enhance the scheme by
AmSafe Bridport Ltd has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with FNSS Savunma Sistemleri A.S. (Defense Systems Inc.) to cooperate on business development activities related to the Tarian vehicle armour system on FNSS armoured vehicle
Northrop Grumman Corporation today announced that it will appoint Andrew Tyler chief executive for the United Kingdom and Europe, effective 1 July 2013.
SCS today announced that it has won a 12-month extension to its training support contract for the UK Ministry of Defence's Joint Forces Command (JFC).
Following comment in recent days about the extent to which industry supports the Ministry of Defence (MoD) in its proposals to reform the defence acquisition process - with the specific aim of introducing greater
EasyJet has announced its sponsorship of the annual Victory Day London event, which commemorates the efforts of the Soviet Union and Allies in the Second World War.
The 2013 UKCeB Excellence Awards were announced at Defence Information 2013 (DI'13) - held recently at the Defence Academy, Shrivenham - with the accolade of UKCeB Excellence Award Winner 2013 accolade going to a Babcock-led team.
A new iPhone app has been launched to provide serving Armed Forces personnel with mental health support and information.
A newly refurbished XL629Lightning aircraft has been unveiled as the gate guardian at MoD Boscombe Down.
On 19 and 20 June, DVD2013 will again bring together industry and defence in the land equipment sector at Millbrook Proving Ground to develop ideas and generate an increased understanding of the dynamic defence environment and will focus on the shift
According to a new paper released by the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) today, the UK is approaching a decision point where a significant strategic reorientation of its defence and security towards the Gulf is both
Northrop Grumman Corporation has launched CUTLASS, its latest generation unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) - designed, developed and manufactured by Northrop Grumman in the UK - expanding its range of industry-leading capabilities in
As part of BAE Systems' annual 'Take Your Sons and Daughters to Work Day' young students were given a special tour of the BAE Systems sites at Portsmouth Naval Base and Broad Oak Business Park, followed by shadowing of their family members as they went
The final assessment phase in a programme that could lead to the overhaul of MoD's equipment and support management commences today.
The University of Glasgow has received funding to create a world-leading sensor and imaging systems centre, which will offer major benefits to the Scottish economy.
Despite the global economic instability, military offsets markets present strong dynamics, fuelled by significant defence procurement programmes in Asia-Pacific (APAC) and the Middle East.
BAE Systems has received a $28.7 million contract to upgrade 11 M88A1 Medium Recovery vehicles to the M88A2 Heavy Equipment Recovery Combat Utility Lift Evacuation System (HERCULES) configuration, for use by the US Army.
Students from a number of local schools enjoyed a day at QinetiQ's Headquarters in Farnborough last week, helping to inspire the next generation of engineers, scientists and technologists.
Chemring Group PLC announced today that its US subsidiary, Non-Intrusive Inspection Technology, Inc. (NIITEK), has been awarded a further delivery order worth $24 million to provide spares for the Husky Mounted Detection System (HMDS) for the
Located at Imjin Barracks in Gloucestershire, home of NATO's Headquarters Allied Rapid Reaction Corps (HQ ARRC), the aircraft, an early 1950s' Meteor, was lifted by a Chinook helicopter and moved to its new home at the Jet Age Museum,
Babcock has been awarded an Excellence Award by the UK Council for Electronic Business (UKCeB) for its contribution to secure collaboration across Team Defence, working with the Ministry of
Alberto Gutierrez is to succeed Enzo Casolini as the chief executive officer (CEO) of Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug GmbH.
QinetiQ Commerce Decisions, a leading provider of software and services to support through-life procurement and delivery processes, has signed a corporate licence agreement with the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) for the use
Rolls-Royce has today announced that it has reached agreement to sell its shareholding and interest in the RTM322 helicopter engine programme to Turbomeca (a Safran company).
Two apprentices from QinetiQ's Apprentice Training School at MoD in Boscombe Down recently had the opportunity to talk about their training and careers with the Defence Minister, Philip Dunne MP.
The Royal Navy's return to Glasgow after an absence of 20 years has been celebrated at HMS Dalriada.
BMT Defence Services Ltd (BMT) has been recognised with the honour of a Queen's Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category.
Deployable CT Scanners in service with three international armed forces including the UK have led to Land Systems, part of Cambridge based Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group, being awarded the Queen's Award
BAE Systems Regional Aircraft has delivered on time and on budget two BAe 146-200QC (quick change) aircraft that have been converted from commercial to military configuration for use by the Royal Air Force.