in Defence

Babcock appoints Paul Armstrong to lead its Marine sector

Posted 4 December 2023

Babcock International Group (Babcock) has appointed Paul Armstrong to lead its Marine sector, delivering a number of critical UK and international defence programmes, including the UK’s Type 31 frigates for the Royal Navy.

Above: Babcock’s Arrowhead 140 frigate.
Courtesy Babcock

With a career that started in shipbuilding in Barrow-in-Furness, Paul brings a wealth of wide-ranging industry experience to grow and develop one of Babcock’s core business sectors. Joining Babcock from Draken International, the aviation defence business where he was CEO responsible for operations in the UK, US and overseas territories, Paul holds an MA in Corporate Governance and Commercial Law and Chartered Status with the ICSA.  

Welcoming Paul to his new role, Babcock International CEO, David Lockwood, said: “Now more than ever, what we do at Babcock matters, and I am delighted that Paul will lead our Marine business into its next era. Paul’s experience and first-class track record of successfully delivering programmes and transformation in the aerospace and defence industries, along with a deep understanding of the markets we support, comes at a time when defence and security has never been more important to our customers and the communities we jointly serve.”

Babcock Marine CEO, Paul Armstrong, said: “It is a really important time to be joining Babcock and leading our Marine team. There are many global challenges and the programmes we are delivering are both nationally and internationally critical to creating a safe and secure environment for many communities across the globe.

“From designing and building the Type 31 frigates in the UK and missile assemblies for the UK and US future submarine programmes, to supporting the UK’s Royal Navy Type 23 and amphibious fleets, international platforms and commercial marine vessels, the work our teams do is hugely impressive and I’m very much looking forward to strengthening and growing this business together.”



Other Stories
Latest News

Airbus and LCI to develop AAM ecosystems

Airbus and LCI have announced a collaboration agreement to jointly develop ecosystems for Advanced Air Mobility (AAM).

Bristow signs AW189 Framework Agreement with Leonardo

Leonardo and Bristow Group have announced a new framework agreement, including firm orders for 10 AW189 super medium helicopters plus 10 options.

UK Defence Secretary Grant Shapps visits RAF Valley

The UK's Secretary of State for Defence Grant Shapps visited RAF Valley recently to see the results of £775 million invested in state-of-the-art equipment to train the next generation of pilots.

Ascent continues UK military aircrew training upgrade

Ascent Flight Training and Lockheed Martin recently demonstrated two advanced prototype Texan Virtual Reality Trainers – part of a range of simulators joining the training programme at RAF Valley.

Leonardo and Sloane enhance partnership in UK and Ireland

Leonardo and Sloane have announced a major reinforcement of their collaboration in the UK and Ireland commercial helicopter market at Heli-Expo 2024, with the signing of Preliminary Sales Contracts for nine AW09 next-generation

IATA releases 2023 Safety Report

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released its 2023 Annual Safety Report for global aviation, highlighting the continued progress made on aviation safety, with several 2023 parameters showing

ODU SK0104300422
See us at
Space Comm Expo BTDVD BT