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BMT partners with DNV to advance Australian Landing Craft design

Defence

BMT partners with DNV to advance Australian Landing Craft design

24 April 2024

BMT has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with classification society DNV, primarily aimed at advancing BMT’s development of an Australian version of its CAIMEN Large Design for the future Landing Craft – Heavy (LC-H) programme, for the Australian Army.

DASA seeks novel testing and evaluation for defence

Defence

DASA seeks novel testing and evaluation for defence

24 April 2024

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) has launched a new Innovation Focus Area (IFA) called Unlocking the True Potential of Test and Evaluation for Defence, run on behalf of the Ministry of Defence (MoD).

UK set to increase defence spending to 2.5% by 2030

Defence

UK set to increase defence spending to 2.5% by 2030

24 April 2024

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has announced that the UK will increase defence spending to 2.5% by 2030.

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Issue 1, Vol. 14: ADVANCE March - May 2024

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Mitie Care & Custody awarded contract for UK’s first all-electric ‘green’ prison

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Mitie Care & Custody awarded contract for UK’s first all-electric ‘green’ prison

24 April 2024

Mitie Care & Custody has been awarded the contract to operate HMP Millsike, the UK’s first all-electric prison that will provide around 1,500 places. 

Viasat collaborates with uAvionix on seamless UAV comms

Aerospace

Viasat collaborates with uAvionix on seamless UAV comms

24 April 2024

Viasat has announced a collaboration with uAvionix, a provider of certified avionics for crewed and uncrewed aviation, with uAvionix joining Viasat’s Velaris Partner Network.

Lucideon expands with new offices in Japan

Aerospace

Lucideon expands with new offices in Japan

24 April 2024

Materials science and technology consultancy Lucideon is targeting international growth with expansion in the Japanese market.

Sixth Astute class submarine officially named Agamemnon

Defence Events

Sixth Astute class submarine officially named Agamemnon

23 April 2024

The Royal Navy’s latest Astute Class submarine has been officially named at BAE Systems’ Submarines site in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria. Agamemnon - named after the ancient Greek king - is the sixth of seven Astute submarines being built by the Company. She is due to be launched later this year, ahead of being commissioned into the Royal Navy.

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UK Fire and Rescue Service convoy to deliver equipment to Ukraine

Security

UK Fire and Rescue Service convoy to deliver equipment to Ukraine

23 April 2024

A convoy of life saving fire and rescue service equipment, coordinated by FIRE AID, will begin its journey to Ukraine today to deliver vital equipment to Ukrainian firefighters.

BMT SPARO project secures British Army funding

Defence

BMT SPARO project secures British Army funding

23 April 2024

In a major development for the BMT SPARO project, the British Army’s Futures Directorate has provided funding to build, supply and demonstrate the latest prototype for UK medics who took part in Project CONVERGENCE, the premier US Army experimentation exercise in March.

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The rise of low-carbon aircraft

Features

The rise of low-carbon aircraft

24 April 2024

Stephen Gifford, Chief Economist at the Faraday Institution, examines the potential of three technologies being developed for future low-carbon aviation.

Putting land equipment capability in the hands of military and defence personnel

Focus

Putting land equipment capability in the hands of military and defence personnel

13 March 2024

DVD2024 marks more than two-decades of the most significant exhibition for Defence industry, DE&S Delivery Teams, Army HQ and Defence community users of Land Equipment. Staged at UTAC Millbrook since 2003, DVD is a two-day event, which will take place on 18th and 19th September 2024.

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Defence

DIO helps underpin NATO’s largest exercise in decades

5 April 2024

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has been enabling and supporting Exercise Steadfast Defender 2024, NATO’s largest military exercise since the Cold War.

Defence Events

MoD Sanctuary Awards celebrate sustainability and conservation

21 March 2024

The 33rd annual Ministry of Defence (MoD) Sanctuary Awards held earlier this week, have recognised the outstanding sustainability and conservation efforts across the MoD in the past year.

Defence

NATO DIANA expands network

18 March 2024

NATO Defence Innovation Accelerator for the North Atlantic (DIANA) is significantly expanding its transatlantic network of accelerator sites and test centres - doubling in size to more than 200 affiliated sites - which includes five additional UK test centres.

Defence

MoD releases unseen DragonFire LDEW footage

11 March 2024

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) - along with its defence industry partners MBDA, Leonardo and Qinetiq - is publishing ‘never seen before’ declassified footage of the DragonFire Laser Directed Energy Weapon (LDEW) system, in action over the skies of the Hebrides.

Defence

British Army conducts Ajax subarctic trials

8 March 2024

The British Army’s new generation of armoured fighting vehicles, Ajax, has been put through its paces during cold weather trials in Tåme, Sweden.

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May 2024

13 - 15 May 2024
13 - 15 May 2024
21 - 23 May 2024
22 - 23 May 2024

June 2024

5 - 9 June 2024
12 - 13 June 2024
17 - 21 June 2024
25 - 26 June 2024

September 2024

October 2024

16 - 18 October 2024
22 - 26 October 2024
29 - 31 October 2024
30 - 31 October 2024

November 2024

18 - 20 November 2024

December 2024

3 - 5 December 2024

February 2025

17 - 21 February 2025

March 2025

25 - 30 March 2025

May 2025

6 - 8 May 2025
21 - 23 May 2025

June 2025

16 - 22 June 2025

September 2025

9 - 12 September 2025