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Leonardo’s airborne software-defined radio selected by Boeing for NATO’s AWACS fleet

Posted 14 April 2021

Leonardo has been contracted by Boeing to provide its new software-defined radio, the ‘SWave Airborne SDR SRT-800’ for NATO’s fleet of E-3A Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft.

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Babcock awarded MoD Phalanx CIWS in-service support contract

Posted 14 April 2021

Babcock International has been awarded a two year contract with the Ministry of Defence MoD, for continuation of in-service support to the Phalanx Close-in Weapon System (CIWS).

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BAE Systems reveals ‘Partner 2 Win’ Supplier of the Year award winners

Posted 14 April 2021

Fourteen BAE Systems suppliers are being recognised for best-in-class performance in 2020.

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Atkins appoints John Batterbee to lead new Applied Technology Practice

Posted 13 April 2021

Atkins has appointed John Batterbee to lead its new Applied Technology Practice, which has been formed in response to a growing demand for digital and technology capabilities across Atkins’ markets.

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Dstl creates new unit at NICD

Posted 12 April 2021

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) is creating a new unit based at the National Innovation Centre for Data (NICD) in Newcastle.

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Survitec completes £270m refinancing

Posted 12 April 2021

Global safety solutions provider, Survitec, announced today that it has completed a £270 million refinancing with funds managed or advised by the Credit Group of Ares Management Corporation (Ares), a global alternative investment manager.

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BAE Systems creates roles to support Typhoon squadrons in Scotland

Posted 9 April 2021

New roles have been created to provide support to the four Royal Air Force Typhoon squadrons operating out of RAF Lossiemouth in Scotland, thanks to an upgraded maintenance role led by BAE Systems.

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Babcock and BAE Systems awarded MCG contract extension

Posted 9 April 2021

Babcock International and BAE Systems, have been awarded a five year contract extension by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to continue in-service support to the Royal Navy’s 4.5 Mk8 Medium Calibre Gun (MCG).

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Kelvin Hughes SharpEye radar delivered to Polish Navy

Posted 8 April 2021

Hensoldt UK has supplied Kelvin Hughes Mk11 X Band SharpEye navigation radars to two Polish Navy Kormoran II-class minehunters.

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Baines Simmons partners with New Zealand Defence Force on virtual training

Posted 8 April 2021

Aviation regulations, compliance and safety management specialist, Baines Simmons, has partnered with the New Zealand Defence Force to provide a bespoke virtual training programme, covering topics

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BAE Systems to support international F-16 fleet

Posted 8 April 2021

BAE Systems has received an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity contract from the US Air Force (USAF) with a value of up to $600 million to supply the international fleet of F-16 aircraft with support equipment, across more than 25

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TP Group enters collaboration agreement with Collins Aerospace

Posted 8 April 2021

Reading headquartered TP Group announced today that it has entered into a two-year agreement with Collins Aerospace Mission Systems to collaborate on joint power and atmosphere management opportunities for the global

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BAE Systems secures two DARPA WARP awards

Posted 7 April 2021

BAE Systems will design mechanisms for the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) that protect emerging wideband receivers from interference (enabling their use in contested and congested environments), following two contract

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British Army to launch defence’s first photovoltaic solar farm

Posted 7 April 2021

To support the UK Government’s commitment to meeting Net Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050, the British Army will launch defence’s first photovoltaic solar farm at the Defence School of Transport (DST), Leconfield.

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BAE Systems and USAF flight test SABER

Posted 7 April 2021

BAE Systems and the US Air Force (USAF) have successfully flight tested BAE Systems' advanced Small Adaptive Bank of Electronic Resources (SABER) technology, paving the way for a critical software upgrade to the EC-37B Compass Call, a

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British Army's upgraded logistic workhorse rolled out

Posted 7 April 2021

A major upgrade to a backbone vehicle of the British Army’s logistic operations has reached its milestone target and is rolling out its final batch of a new and improved fleet.

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UK and Qatar expand air defence cooperation

Posted 6 April 2021

UK Defence Secretary Ben Wallace and HE Dr Khalid Bin Mohammad Al-Attiyah, Minister of State for Defence and Deputy Prime Minister of the State of Qatar have announced an expansion of the relationship between each nation’s air force.

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Brookhouse Aerospace completes MBO from Kaman Corporation

Posted 6 April 2021

Brookhouse Aerospace Limited has announced the completion of a Management Buy Out (MBO) from Kaman Corporation on 3rd February 2021, led by Christopher Morris, Group CEO and Matthew Rossiter, Group CFO.

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Cambridge Pixel to support US Navy air traffic control upgrade

Posted 6 April 2021

Cambridge Pixel is supplying its HPx-250 PMC radar interface cards and SPx radar and IFF plot extraction software to the Naval Air Warfare Centre for the United States Navy’s AN/SYY-1 Shipboard Air Traffic Control

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BAE Systems secures Future Maritime Support Programme contracts

Posted 6 April 2021

BAE Systems will retain its key role supporting the Royal Navy at Portsmouth Naval Base, with the Company securing two contracts as part of the Ministry of Defence’s (MoD) Future Maritime Support Programme (FMSP)

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MoD publishes roadmap for greener future

Posted 1 April 2021

The Ministry of Defence has published its roadmap to becoming more resilient and sustainable in the face of the immense challenge of global climate change.

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Sentinel R1 withdrawal sees RAF bid farewell to V (AC) Squadron

Posted 1 April 2021

The Royal Air Force (RAF) have today officially disbanded V (Army Cooperation) Squadron, following the withdrawal of the Sentinel R1 aircraft from RAF service.

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BAE Systems awarded $21m CMWS MoD contract

Posted 1 April 2021

BAE Systems has received a $21 million contract from the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence to support the Common Missile Warning System (CMWS) over the next four-and-a-half years.

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BAE Systems wins $42.5m US Navy landing systems integration support contract

Posted 31 March 2021

BAE Systems has been awarded a four-year $42.5 million task order by the US Navy to provide shore-based landing systems integration (LSI) support services for instrument carrier and instrument landing

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Esri UK partners with heliguy on drone defence solution

Posted 30 March 2021

Esri UK today announced a new partnership with drone specialists heliguy to complete its end-to-end drone solution for the defence industry.

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ADF and Inmarsat sign sat comms contract extension

Posted 30 March 2021

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) and Inmarsat have agreed to a AUS$221 million contract extension to 2027 for the provision of commercial satellite communications airtime services and managed hardware.

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DASA seeks windfarm mitigation tech for UK air defence

Posted 29 March 2021

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) has announced Phase 2 of the competition Windfarm Mitigation for UK Air Defence, offering up to £3.6 million for technologies that mitigate radar risk of offshore windfarms.

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BAE Systems' flight control tech to dive with Dreadnought

Posted 29 March 2021

Engineers at BAE Systems' Electronic Systems business in Rochester, are taking decades of flight controls expertise underwater, adapting systems which are usually used in fly-by-wire aircraft and applying them to

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Lynx helicopter marks 50 years since maiden flight

Posted 29 March 2021

Fifty years ago on 21st March 1971, a bright yellow Lynx prototype (XW835) took off from Yeovil.

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Leonardo and CAE to support IFTS

Posted 29 March 2021

Leonardo and CAE today announced the two companies have created a joint venture called Leonardo CAE Advanced Jet Training Srl to support the operations of the International Flight Training School (IFTS) in Italy.

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Britten-Norman to deliver major upgrade for Malta Armed Forces' Islander aircraft

Posted 25 March 2021

A new agreement has just been signed between the Maltese Government and Britten-Norman that will lead to a significant mid-life update for Armed Forces Malta’s Islander aircraft.

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Babcock awarded seven year pump equipment contract for HM Ships and Submarines

Posted 25 March 2021

Babcock International, the Aerospace and Defence Company, has secured a seven-year, c. £50 million contract with the Ministry of Defence (MoD) for the repair and maintenance of Sea Water Systems

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Harwin unveils new horizontal backshells

Posted 24 March 2021

In order to provide comprehensive EMI/RFI protection across both horizontal and vertical planes, Harwin has made further additions to its metal backshell shielding options, inroducing backshells for its horizontal Datamate J-Tek connectors

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UK space commanders address future of military in space

Posted 24 March 2021

The Freeman Air and Space Institute, in the School of Security Studies, King's College London, in partnership with Airbus, hosted the first ever in conversation event between the UK’s leading space commanders.

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Ultra awarded £31m follow-on Sonobuoy capability contract by MoD

Posted 23 March 2021

Ultra Maritime announces that its Sonobuoy Systems business has been awarded a further, three-year contract, worth £31 million, with the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD).

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MADG plans for early withdrawal of RAF’s C-130Js

Posted 23 March 2021

Following confirmation of an early withdrawal of the RAF’s 14-strong C-130J fleet, Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group (MADG) is confident it can reduce the number of potential job losses by working with the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to

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Government publishes Defence in a Competitive Age

Posted 22 March 2021

Today the UK Government published Defence in a Competitive Age which outlines defence’s contribution to the overarching objectives set out in the Government’s Integrated Review.

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Vulcan’s GTH has crucial role to play in aviation industry’s recovery

Posted 22 March 2021

A groundbreaking Green Technology Hub (GTH), planned to form part of Vulcan XH558’s new future home in South Yorkshire, will have a crucial role to play in the long term survival of the civil aviation industry.

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Babcock LSC to save British Army millions

Posted 19 March 2021

Defence Digital has announced the signing of a five year, £150 million Logistics Support Contract (LSC) with Babcock International Group, which considerably cuts costs for the Army, saving around £50 million on the previous

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BAE Systems welcomes first Kickstart recruits

Posted 18 March 2021

At the beginning of last week BAE Systems' welcomed its first intakes of Kickstart recruits to its UK businesses.

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Leonardo Helicopters UK delivers 10th 'SAR Queen' to Norway

Posted 18 March 2021

Despite the challenges posed by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, Leonardo has successfully delivered the tenth AW101 All-Weather Search and Rescue (AWSAR) helicopter to the Norwegian Ministry of Justice and Public

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Smiths Detection equips NATO with vehicle scanning tech

Posted 18 March 2021

Smiths Detection has successfully completed the delivery and installation of a mobile high-energy inspection system trailer, the HCVM XT, at the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) in Capellen, Luxembourg.

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Serco wins rebid at Goose Bay in Canada worth up to £870m

Posted 17 March 2021

Serco has been awarded a contract to provide support services at the 5 Wing Canadian Forces Base in Goose Bay, Canada.

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Green tech at heart of Vulcan Experience

Posted 17 March 2021

A Green Technology Hub will be at the heart of the new Vulcan Experience, giving young people an insight into how scientists and engineers are tackling the climate change challenge.

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UK Government publishes Integrated Review of Defence, Development and Foreign Policy

Posted 16 March 2021

Today the UK Government published its Integrated Review of Defence, Development and Foreign Policy.

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Ultra invests in Nova Scotia based Canadian sonar centre

Posted 16 March 2021

Following the recent announcements by Ultra of contract awards for the Hull Mounted Sonar (HMS) and Variable Depth Sonar (VDS) subsystems on the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) programme, the Ultra Group has confirmed a

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Aeralis selects j2 Universal Tool-Kit

Posted 16 March 2021

British military jet developer Aeralis, has selected the j2 Universal Tool-Kit as a key component of its digital engineering process, using its simulation capabilities to perform digital test and evaluation from the outset of the programme,

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NP Aerospace re-engineers British Army Ridgbacks and Mastiffs for Mali deployment

Posted 16 March 2021

NP Aerospace has re-engineered the Ridgback and Mastiff platforms for an Urgent Capability Requirement (UCR) in Mali, Africa, under the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) Protected Mobility Engineering

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HMS Queen Elizabeth prepares for first operational deployment

Posted 16 March 2021

The Royal Navy’s Fleet Flagship, HMS Queen Elizabeth, has arrived in Glen Mallan, Scotland, as part of final preparations before her first operational deployment.

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Survitec to help protect RAF and Royal Navy personnel

Posted 15 March 2021

Birkenhead based Survitec Group will provide the Royal Air Force (RAF) with life-saving kit under a new £25-million, five-year contract, that will also support 50 UK jobs.

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Serco awarded $600m IDIQ contract to provide US Navy technology support

Posted 12 March 2021

Serco Inc. announced today that it has been awarded a re-compete contract with the US Navy to maintain hardware, software, and firmware in support of the Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection (AT/FP) Ashore

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BAE Systems appoints Shelly O’Neill Stoneman to lead US Government relations

Posted 11 March 2021

BAE Systems has named Shelly O’Neill Stoneman to become the Senior Vice President for US Government Relations, effective 17th April 2021.

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Cobham wins NAVAIR contract for T-45 oxygen concentrator

Posted 9 March 2021

Cobham Mission Systems announced today that it has been awarded a new contract from the US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) for production and delivery of two lots of GGU-25 oxygen concentrators.

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Thales UK to give Aeralis training & simulation support

Posted 9 March 2021

British military jet developer, Aeralis, has entered into a Teaming Agreement with Thales in the UK to develop innovative philosophies, processes, devices and systems, to operate the transformational Aeralis platforms.

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DIO delivers British Army facility in Kenya

Posted 9 March 2021

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has delivered a new headquarters and training facility at Laikipia Air Base East in Kenya for the British Army Training Unit Kenya (BATUK).

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More STEM subjects for women seen as key to unlocking defence innovation

Posted 8 March 2021

The latest instalment of the DSEI Defence Leaders Webinars has centred the building and retention of a diverse and talented workforce and was hosted by Air Vice Marshal (Retd.) Gary Waterfall, Senior Defence

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BMT to conduct industry studies for US Navy T-ARC(X)

Posted 8 March 2021

BMT has been awarded a prime contract to conduct industry studies for the US Navy’s T-ARC(X) cable ship replacement programme.

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EWS announces strategic leadership appointments

Posted 8 March 2021

Lincolnshire based strategic consultancy EWS Ltd. has confirmed a number of key leadership appointments that will maximise team talent and strengthen its global position going forwards.

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Royal Marines trial virtual reality kit

Posted 5 March 2021

Royal Marines have trialled the use of virtual reality technology to sharpen combat tactics and techniques.

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BAE Systems acquires PPM

Posted 4 March 2021

Pulse Power and Measurement Limited (PPM) and BAE Systems have today announced that BAE Systems has acquired Shrivenham based PPM, an independent developer and manufacturer of high-end electronics.

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Raytheon Anschütz UK office moves to new location

Posted 4 March 2021

Raytheon Anschütz has confirmed the move of its Portsmouth-based UK team to the new National Maritime Systems Centre, located at Portsdown Technology Park.

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SEA awarded South American TLS contract

Posted 4 March 2021

SEA has been appointed to supply its Torpedo Launcher System (TLS) to a multi-ship programme in South America, with the contract following the adoption of the system by the UK Royal Navy and other leading international navies, in regions including

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Belfast firm secures £98m air defence missile contract

Posted 4 March 2021

A £98.4 million contract with Thales UK - supporting 119 jobs - has been extended to maintain Short-Range Air Defence (SHORAD) for the British Army and Royal Marines.

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Babcock awarded MoD tactical comms contract

Posted 4 March 2021

Babcock International has secured a five year, £150 million Logistic Support Contract (LSC) for the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD).

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BAE Systems begins EW system production for USAF F-15s

Posted 3 March 2021

BAE Systems has received a $58 million contract from Boeing to start Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) of the F-15 Eagle Passive Active Warning and Survivability System (EPAWSS) for the US Air Force (USAF).

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SEA-KIT selects Cambridge Pixel to enhance USV ops

Posted 3 March 2021

Cambridge Pixel is supplying its SPx Server technology and Maritime Display Framework (MDF) software to Essex based SEA-KIT to enhance the operation of its Uncrewed Surface Vessels (USVs).

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Rolls-Royce secures UK MoD funding for tech to support naval autonomy

Posted 1 March 2021

Rolls-Royce has been awarded funding by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to further develop and demonstrate the Artificial Chief Engineer technology - an autonomous machinery control system which allows naval

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Horizon Technologies secures FlyingFish order at IDEX 2021

Posted 26 February 2021

Horizon Aerospace Technologies Division has received an order for a FlyingFish FF3/S Sat Phone geolocation system (and ancillary items) from a UAE prime contractor yesterday at IDEX 2021 in Abu Dhabi, for use on a surveillance

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Raytheon UK's Landshield foils jammers

Posted 25 February 2021

Raytheon UK’s next-gen GPS anti-jamming system, Landshield, has been developed to not only provide alerts on the presence of interfering signals and data in real time but also nullifies the effects of a whole range of hostile jammers.

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UK and Australia to accelerate advanced materials integration

Posted 25 February 2021

The UK and Australian governments are funding innovative proposals to integrate advanced materials into military platforms such as armoured vehicles.

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ADS appoints Kevin Craven as Interim Chief Executive

Posted 24 February 2021

ADS Chief Executive Paul Everitt will be stepping down at the end of March and will be succeeded by Kevin Craven as Interim Chief Executive.

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Leonardo’s drink-can-sized decoy launched from GA-ASI MQ-9

Posted 23 February 2021

Leonardo and General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) are working together to bring the protection offered by Leonardo’s BriteCloud expendable active decoy to operators of the MQ-9 remotely-piloted aircraft

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BAE Systems delivers first ACV-C to US Marines for testing

Posted 22 February 2021

BAE Systems has handed over the first of a new variant of the Amphibious Combat Vehicle to the US Marine Corps for testing, the Command variant (ACV-C).

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Pearson Engineering releases Threat-Sense and Threat-Pathway

Posted 19 February 2021

With a focus on organic and scalable battlefield mobility, Pearson Engineering has released its latest product developments Threat-Sense and Threat-Pathway.

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Serco awarded RAF glider fleet contract

Posted 19 February 2021

Serco’s Defence business has been awarded a contract to provide all the spare parts for the RAF’s Grob Viking TMk1 glider fleet.

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BAE Systems receives Norwegian Army order for 20 CV90s

Posted 19 February 2021

BAE Systems has received an order from the Norwegian Army for 12 engineering and eight multi-carrier variants of the CV90 Infantry Fighting Vehicle to increase the combat power of its existing fleet.

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Ultra awarded Canadian Surface Combatant subcontract for Hull-Mounted Sonar

Posted 18 February 2021

Ultra has secured a contract award to commence work on the S2150-C Hull-Mounted Sonar (HMS) system for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) programme.

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BAE Systems developing advanced military GPS receivers and chips

Posted 18 February 2021

BAE Systems has received a $247 million contract from the US Space Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center to design and manufacture an advanced military GPS receiver and next-generation semiconductor.

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RAF selects Aeralis to design advanced modular aircraft

Posted 17 February 2021

British military jet developer Aeralis has agreed a three-year contract with the Royal Air Force’s Rapid Capabilities Office (RCO) for research and development into a new modular approach to the design and development of future

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Hamworthy Pumps wins Babcock Type 31 contract

Posted 17 February 2021

As a subcontractor for Babcock International Group, Hamworthy Pumps will supply the pump solutions for five highly specialised Type 31 military vessels.

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Dstl hosting Searchlight webinars for land systems

Posted 17 February 2021

The latest opportunities for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and new suppliers to engage with the defence industry have been announced by Dstl (Defence Science and Technology Laboratory).

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Serco set to acquire WBB

Posted 16 February 2021

Serco Group plc has agreed to acquire Whitney, Bradley & Brown Inc (WBB), a provider of advisory, engineering and technical services to the US Military, for $295 million, from an affiliate of H.I.G. Capital.

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BAE Systems providing US Marine Corps additional ACVs

Posted 12 February 2021

BAE Systems has received a $184 million contract option from the US Marine Corps for more Amphibious Combat Vehicles (ACVs) under full-rate production.

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InfraStrata acquires Burntisland Fabrication

Posted 12 February 2021

Strategic infrastructure projects and physical asset lifecycle management company and owner of the Harland & Wolff shipyards, InfraStrata plc, has acquired the assets of the Scottish-based offshore energy fabrication company,

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Systematic launches latest mounted C2 solution

Posted 11 February 2021

Systematic has evolved its mounted command-and-control (C2) capability with the development of SitaWare Frontline 3.0, which builds on an operationally proven solution and furthers commanders’ ability to dominate the battlespace.

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Cranfield partners with Translucidus

Posted 11 February 2021

Cranfield Defence and Security Services Ltd, part of Cranfield University, has formed a partnership with ADS Member Translucidus, which includes offering the Beyond Language introductory training as part of their portfolio of short courses.

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Dstl invites applications for 2021 apprenticeships

Posted 10 February 2021

Each year the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) opens its doors to invite a new batch of apprentices to join its world-class experts in delivering cutting edge science and technology.

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Carbon efficient accommodation for British Army marks start of NetCAP

Posted 10 February 2021

Soldiers using Salisbury Plain and Nesscliff Training Areas are the first to benefit from new carbon efficient accommodation, delivered as part of the £45-million Net Carbon Accommodation Programme

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Blighter targets US defence and security market with JGW Group

Posted 10 February 2021

Blighter Surveillance Systems has appointed consulting firm JGW Group as its US in-country strategic partner to support the company’s expansion into the US defence and security market.

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BAE Systems naval guns selected for Belgian and Dutch navies

Posted 10 February 2021

BAE Systems has been selected to supply 12 Bofors 40 Mk4 naval guns to the Belgian and Dutch navies as part of the Mine Counter Measures Vessels (MCMV) programme.

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QinetiQ run weapons testing sites accredited by UKAS

Posted 9 February 2021

UKAS, the national accreditation body for the United Kingdom, has accredited four sites - Ministry Of Defence (MoD) Shoeburyness, MoD Boscombe Down, QinetiQ Farnborough and QinetiQ Haslar - with the ISO17025 standard for test and

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New edge AI computing platform reaches UK

Posted 9 February 2021

Embedded systems specialist Recab UK is now supporting engineers to develop more sophisticated embedded computing projects with the availability of Diamond Systems’ Floyd GPGPU products.

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Nasmyth Group appoints Tony Sexton as Group Sales Director

Posted 9 February 2021

Nasmyth Group has today announced the appointment of Tony Sexton as Group Sales Director.

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Sonardyne releases enhanced SPRINT-Nav

Posted 9 February 2021

Marine technology specialist Sonardyne has released a new high altitude variant of its market leading hybrid navigator SPRINT-Nav to allow uncrewed surface vessels (USVs) and underwater vehicles to extend their operational envelope.

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Leonardo and O2 to demo defence and security benefits of 5G private networks

Posted 8 February 2021

Leonardo’s Edinburgh based Innovation and Technology Incubator Centre has announced that it will partner with O2 (Telefónica UK) to investigate several innovative applications of private 5G

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Isotropic Systems secures over $40m in funding

Posted 8 February 2021

Developer of transformational broadband terminal technologies, Isotropic Systems, has fully secured funding of over $40 million, providing the necessary capital required to develop its game-changing multi-beam antennas.

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Elaghmore acquires Formaplex

Posted 8 February 2021

UK Private Equity fund Elaghmore has announced the acquisition of Formaplex, an integrated manufacturer and supplier of lightweight component solutions to the global automotive, motorsport, aerospace, medical and defence markets.

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Cobham Mission Systems to be acquired by Eaton

Posted 5 February 2021

Power management company Eaton has signed an agreement to acquire Cobham Mission Systems, a manufacturer of air-to-air refueling systems, environmental systems and actuation primarily for defence markets.

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DIO awards contract to clear unexploded ordnance from Mappleton Beach

Posted 5 February 2021

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has awarded a £1.5 million contract to Brimstone Site Investigation Ltd to remove unexploded ordnance (UXO) from Mappleton Beach, Yorkshire, at former air

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HMS Tamar conducts drone trial

Posted 4 February 2021

Drones could play a key role in tracking drug runners and smugglers after successful trials with the Navy’s newest class of ships in the Channel.

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Serco set to acquire WBB

Serco Group plc has agreed to acquire Whitney, Bradley & Brown Inc (WBB), a provider of advisory, engineering and technical services to the US Military, for $295 million, from an affiliate of H.I.G. Capital.

RAF selects Aeralis to design advanced modular aircraft

British military jet developer Aeralis has agreed a three-year contract with the Royal Air Force’s Rapid Capabilities Office (RCO) for research and development into a new modular approach to the design and development of future

DASA seeks windfarm mitigation tech for UK air defence

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) has announced Phase 2 of the competition Windfarm Mitigation for UK Air Defence, offering up to £3.6 million for technologies that mitigate radar risk of offshore windfarms.

BAE Systems appoints Shelly O’Neill Stoneman to lead US Government relations

BAE Systems has named Shelly O’Neill Stoneman to become the Senior Vice President for US Government Relations, effective 17th April 2021.

Babcock awarded MoD tactical comms contract

Babcock International has secured a five year, £150 million Logistic Support Contract (LSC) for the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD).

Ultra invests in Nova Scotia based Canadian sonar centre

Following the recent announcements by Ultra of contract awards for the Hull Mounted Sonar (HMS) and Variable Depth Sonar (VDS) subsystems on the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) programme, the Ultra Group has confirmed a significant

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