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Rheinmetall Electronics UK partners with Lightspace Technologies

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Rheinmetall Electronics UK partners with Lightspace Technologies

13 June 2024

Rheinmetall Electronics UK has signed a partnership agreement with Lightspace Technologies, Latvia to advance and produce Augmented Reality Systems using Multi-focal technology for use in XR and AR applications for the military market.

Adarga acquires J2X Solutions

Defence Security

Adarga acquires J2X Solutions

13 June 2024

London headquartered AI software specialist Adarga, today announced the acquisition of US strategic risk intelligence firm, J2X Solutions.

G3 Systems refurbs British Army’s TCDA

Defence Security

G3 Systems refurbs British Army’s TCDA

13 June 2024

G3 Systems has announced a rolling refurbishment programme, contracted by the UK MoD’s Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) agency, to extend the working life of their operationally proven and highly acclaimed Tactical Containerised Dog Accommodation (TCDA) for use by 1st Military Working Dogs (MWD) Regiment, based at St Georges Barracks, North ...

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Spectra Group to introduce GENSS at Eurosatory 2024

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Spectra Group to introduce GENSS at Eurosatory 2024

13 June 2024

Following the initial concept launch in January 2024, Spectra Group, a specialist provider of secure voice, data and satellite communications systems, is introducing their next generation tactical radio GENSS to European markets at Eurosatory, following the successful completion of pre-production trials.

BAE Systems to present CV90MkIV and Beowolf at Eurosatory

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BAE Systems to present CV90MkIV and Beowolf at Eurosatory

13 June 2024

BAE Systems is introducing its CV90MkIV variant with a new turret and showcasing its hyper-mobile all-terrain vehicle Beowulf, at Eurosatory next week (17th-21st June).

Base Materials boosts subsea buoyancy options

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Base Materials boosts subsea buoyancy options

12 June 2024

Leicester headquartered Base Materials has launched a new buoyancy repair and refurbishment service providing remotely operated vehicle (ROV) owners and operators with a more sustainable alternative to purchasing new buoyancy modules.

Kromek presenting D5 RIID at Eurosatory 2024

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Kromek presenting D5 RIID at Eurosatory 2024

12 June 2024

Sedgefield based radiation and biological detection company Kromek, will focus on the latest evolution of its D5 RIID at Eurosatory next week (17th-21st June), which can now be mounted onto any unattended UGV platform.

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How Marshall kept the Dakotas flying above Normandy

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How Marshall kept the Dakotas flying above Normandy

12 June 2024

Late in the afternoon on 8th June 1944, three aircraft arrived in Cambridge with minimal advance notice, each bearing scars from one of the most consequential military operations in recorded history.

Hughes Europe expands into defence and government sectors

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Hughes Europe expands into defence and government sectors

12 June 2024

Hughes Europe has announced its strategic expansion into the military, defence and government sectors across pan-European nations, with launch of Konnect VHTS Services in collaboration with Telespazio.

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Rolls-Royce providing power and propulsion for Polish Navy frigates

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Rolls-Royce providing power and propulsion for Polish Navy frigates

12 June 2024

The mtu propulsion engines and four marine gensets for the propulsion and power supply of the first of three new Miecznik multipurpose frigates for the Polish Navy are currently being built at Rolls-Royce in Friedrichshafen, Germany.

Cognizant acquires Belcan

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Cognizant acquires Belcan

11 June 2024

Digital engineering and data specialist Cognizant, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Belcan, LLC, supplier of Engineering Research & Development (ER&D) services, for approximately $1.3 billion in cash and stock, subject to customary adjustments.

World Aero celebrates 25 years

Aerospace Defence

World Aero celebrates 25 years

10 June 2024

Aircraft wheel and brake maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) provider based in West Sussex near Gatwick Airport, World Aero, is this year commemorating its 25th anniversary.

Getac to present latest tech innovations at Eurosatory

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Getac to present latest tech innovations at Eurosatory

10 June 2024

Telford based manufacturer of rugged technology for the defence and security sectors, Getac, will be presenting its latest technology innovations at Eurosatory 2024, from 17th to 21st June at the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre, France.

NP Aerospace acquires Jankel Armouring assets

Defence

NP Aerospace acquires Jankel Armouring assets

10 June 2024

Coventry based global vehicle integrator and armour manufacturer, NP Aerospace, has today announced the acquisition of certain assets of Jankel Armouring Limited – in administration.

The Winston Churchill Centre for Education and Learning opens on 80th Anniversary of D-Day

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The Winston Churchill Centre for Education and Learning opens on 80th Anniversary of D-Day

7 June 2024

Their Majesties The King and The Queen officially opened ‘The Winston Churchill Centre for Education and Learning’ at the site of the British Normandy Memorial on 6th June 2024, the 80th anniversary of D-Day.

Police Scotland rolls out VB400 body cameras

Defence Security

Police Scotland rolls out VB400 body cameras

6 June 2024

Police Scotland will deploy 10,500 Motorola Solutions VB400 body cameras to frontline police officers across the country, it was announced today.

Bridgepoint invests in MyDefence

Defence Security

Bridgepoint invests in MyDefence

6 June 2024

Bridgepoint has become the new majority shareholder of MyDefence, a provider of counter unmanned aerial systems, known as C-UAS or counter drone technology.

GKN Aerospace to double F-35 canopy production capacity

Defence

GKN Aerospace to double F-35 canopy production capacity

6 June 2024

GKN Aerospace today announced plans to double the F-35 canopy production capacity of its Garden Grove, California, US site

Airframe Designs takes 3D scanning to new levels

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Airframe Designs takes 3D scanning to new levels

6 June 2024

Aerospace specialist Airframe Designs is helping to solve major challenges for its customers by offering new levels of 3D scanning as it expands its services.

BAE Systems

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BAE Systems' EW pods to protect US Navy's P-8As

6 June 2024

BAE Systems has received an $95 million contract from the US Navy for advanced countermeasure electronic warfare (EW) pods to protect the P-8A Poseidon Multi-Mission Maritime Aircraft from missiles and other threats.

Supacat showcasing HMT platform at Eurosatory

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Supacat showcasing HMT platform at Eurosatory

5 June 2024

Supacat will be showcasing the HMT Mk2 equipped with the Exsel Mast and Dedrone C-UAS technology, installed tactical computer software enabling battlefield communications by Leonardo DRS and integrated Remote Weapons Station (RWS) from Kongsberg, at Eurosatory in Paris (17th - 21st June).

Eurofighter and NETMA sign Typhoon enhancement contract

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Eurofighter and NETMA sign Typhoon enhancement contract

5 June 2024

Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug GmbH and NETMA (the NATO Eurofighter & Tornado Management Agency) have agreed the contract to develop the next capability enhancement package for the Eurofighter Typhoon.

UK and Latvia launch drones for Ukraine industry competition

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UK and Latvia launch drones for Ukraine industry competition

4 June 2024

In February, the UK and Latvia announced that they would lead the new Drone Capability Coalition, designed to rapidly supply Ukraine with tens of thousands of first person view (FPV) drones and have now opened the bidding for companies to supply them.

JVAT awarded place on MoD Hypersonics Framework

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JVAT awarded place on MoD Hypersonics Framework

31 May 2024

Management consultancy JVAT has been awarded a place on the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) Hypersonic Technologies & Capability Development Framework (HTCDF).

UK Prime Minister visits Supacat

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UK Prime Minister visits Supacat

31 May 2024

On Wednesday 29th May 2024, Nick Ames, CEO of Supacat and Simon Jupp, Conservative Candidate for East Devon, welcomed Prime Minister Rishi Sunak to the Supacat Head Office.

Babcock and Hobson Industries partner on British Army vehicle solutions

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Babcock and Hobson Industries partner on British Army vehicle solutions

30 May 2024

Babcock and Hobson Industries have signed an agreement to work together with the aim to resolve obsolescence in military Land Rovers.

Marshall and Power Team awarded Canada’s LVM contract

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Marshall and Power Team awarded Canada’s LVM contract

30 May 2024

Canada's Department of National Defence has formally awarded the Logistics Vehicle Modernization (LVM) contract to the Power Team, a consortium led by General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada (GDLS-Canada) and Marshall Canada.

DASA Security Showcase focuses on security innovation

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DASA Security Showcase focuses on security innovation

29 May 2024

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) turned the spotlight on over 40 security innovations at the DASA Security Showcase, focusing on solutions which ranged from cyber defence and drone systems to enhancing crowd safety using AI.

SLA construction for British Army begins at RMAS

Defence

SLA construction for British Army begins at RMAS

29 May 2024

A major construction project is underway to deliver modern, sustainable Single Living Accommodation (SLA) for British Army personnel at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS).

Lane Electronics receives Gold Tier Supplier award from BAE Systems

Defence

Lane Electronics receives Gold Tier Supplier award from BAE Systems

28 May 2024

Horsham headquartered Lane Electronics today announced it has been presented with a prestigious Gold Tier Award for exceptional performance and contributions to supply chain success for BAE Systems, Inc.’s Electronic Systems sector in 2023.

Smith Myers selected for RCAF CMLU project

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Smith Myers selected for RCAF CMLU project

28 May 2024

Smith Myers has been selected to be integrated on the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) Cormorant Search and Rescue Helicopter Mid-Life Upgrade (CMLU) Project.

DIO and British Army open Buller Conference Centre at Aldershot Garrison

Defence

DIO and British Army open Buller Conference Centre at Aldershot Garrison

24 May 2024

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) through the Defence Estate Optimisation (DEO) Army Programme, has converted a disused Junior Ranks bar at St Omer Barracks in Aldershot into a modern conference centre.

Babcock bolsters support to Ukraine

Defence

Babcock bolsters support to Ukraine's military

24 May 2024

Babcock is strengthening its continued commitment to Ukraine’s military by establishing an in-country engineering facility that will deliver engineering support including repair and overhaul for Ukraine’s military vehicles.

Harland & Wolff hosts Northern Ireland Affairs Committee

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Harland & Wolff hosts Northern Ireland Affairs Committee

24 May 2024

This week, Harland & Wolff hosted the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee as part of its inquiry into defence spending levels across the UK.

Marshall signs MoU with Bluespace at BSDA

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Marshall signs MoU with Bluespace at BSDA

23 May 2024

Marshall today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Romanian manufacturer, Bluespace Technology at the Black Sea Defense & Aerospace International Exhibition (BSDA) taking place in Bucharest, Romania, for the design, development and integration of electromagnetic shielding and TEMPEST capabilities within containerised solutions.

Farnborough International partners with The Future Business

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Farnborough International partners with The Future Business

23 May 2024

Farnborough International has partnered with The Future Business to offer a series of career events across its portfolio to inspire the next generation of aerospace, defence and space pioneers.

Unison Ltd launches new website

Aerospace Defence

Unison Ltd launches new website

23 May 2024

Scarborough based manufacturer of tube bending machines and the inventor of ultra-precise all-electric tube manipulation, Unison Ltd, has launched a brand-new website that has been specially created to better reflect its considerable product offering.

Forcys and SH Defence sign MoU at CNE

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Forcys and SH Defence sign MoU at CNE

23 May 2024

Forcys and SH Defence signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore the integration of Forcys’ advanced solutions into SH Defence’s Cube Modular Mission Capability system, during the Combined Naval Event (CNE) in Farnborough.

MBDA signs with OCCAR to enhance Italian air defence

Defence

MBDA signs with OCCAR to enhance Italian air defence

23 May 2024

MBDA has signed a contract amendment with OCCAR (the organisation for joint armament cooperation) to increase the technical capabilities of the Italian air defence systems based on CAMM-ER for the Italian Army and Italian Air Force, namely Grifo and MAADS (Medium Advanced Air Defence System).

Babcock promotes future skills at its Festival of Engineering

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Babcock promotes future skills at its Festival of Engineering

22 May 2024

Babcock has welcomed more than 300 local primary school pupils to its annual Festival of Engineering at Rosyth to help them explore the kinds of skills they will need for a career in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM).

GE Aerospace to hire over 900 engineers

Aerospace Defence

GE Aerospace to hire over 900 engineers

22 May 2024

GE Aerospace plans to hire more than 900 engineers in 2024, reflecting its continued focus on innovation to support current aircraft engine programmes and develop new flight technologies.

Marshall to build C2 shelters for Swedish Armed Forces

Defence

Marshall to build C2 shelters for Swedish Armed Forces

22 May 2024

Marshall has secured a contract valued at over £100 million to design and produce an extensive suite of command and control (C2) shelters, modular workspaces and ancillary equipment for the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV).

BAE Systems signs CV90s contract with Sweden

Defence

BAE Systems signs CV90s contract with Sweden

21 May 2024

BAE Systems has signed a contract with the Swedish Defense Materiel Administration, FMV, for new CV9035 MkIIIC combat vehicles, as well as associated integrated logistic support.

SALMO salvaged WWI ship bell returned to US Navy

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SALMO salvaged WWI ship bell returned to US Navy

21 May 2024

A ship’s bell recovered from the seabed by Defence Equipment & Support’s Salvage and Marine Operations (SALMO) team has been returned to the US Navy.

Radio wave weapon being developed for UK armed forces

Defence

Radio wave weapon being developed for UK armed forces

17 May 2024

A new game-changing weapon that uses radio waves to disable enemy electronics and take down multiple drones at once is under development for the UK’s armed forces.

UK Government supports 30,000 forces families to buy own home

Defence

UK Government supports 30,000 forces families to buy own home

17 May 2024

In the 10 years since the Forces Help To Buy scheme launched, over 30,000 families have so far benefitted from government support, with more than £450 million in interest free loans issued to service personnel to help them get onto the property ladder.

Babcock selected by Saab for Swedish Navy’s Luleå-class ships

Defence

Babcock selected by Saab for Swedish Navy’s Luleå-class ships

16 May 2024

Babcock International Group has been selected by Saab to support the design for the development of the Swedish Navy’s new Luleå-class Surface Combatant.

Babcock signs UK Nuclear Skills Charter

Defence Security

Babcock signs UK Nuclear Skills Charter

16 May 2024

Babcock has reinforced its commitment to securing the critical nuclear skills the UK needs to deliver national security and energy resilience.

Dstl leads on UKMFC

Defence Security

Dstl leads on UKMFC

16 May 2024

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) is leading on the creation of the United Kingdom Microbial Forensics Consortium (UKMFC).

BAE Systems to develop next-gen airborne decoy countermeasure

Defence

BAE Systems to develop next-gen airborne decoy countermeasure

16 May 2024

BAE Systems has been selected by the US Navy to develop Dual Band Decoy (DBD), one of the most advanced radio frequency (RF) countermeasures in the world.

James Gray appointed Raytheon UK Chief Executive and Managing Director

Aerospace Defence

James Gray appointed Raytheon UK Chief Executive and Managing Director

15 May 2024

Raytheon UK, part of RTX’s Raytheon business, has today announced the appointment of James Gray as its new Chief Executive and Managing Director, effective 1st June 2024.

Boeing opens UK defence HQ in Bristol

Defence

Boeing opens UK defence HQ in Bristol

15 May 2024

Boeing has expanded its presence in Bristol with a new 40,000-square foot office, continuing its long-standing presence in the UK’s South West region.

HM King Charles III unveils Apache AH Mk.1 at Army Flying Museum

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HM King Charles III unveils Apache AH Mk.1 at Army Flying Museum

14 May 2024

Yesterday His Majesty King Charles III visited the Army Flying Museum to unveil a plaque to commemorate the new Apache AH Mk.1 exhibit and met with serving members of the Army Air Corps, their families and veterans, along with members of the Museum team.

Un-jammable quantum tech takes flight

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Un-jammable quantum tech takes flight

14 May 2024

In a commercial world-first, quantum navigation technology developed in the UK, supported through UKRI funding, has been successfully tested in flight.

UK-built warships to strengthen Royal Marines special ops

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UK-built warships to strengthen Royal Marines special ops

14 May 2024

Defence Secretary Grant Shapps announced today that six new warships will be built in the UK to strengthen Royal Marines special operations.

HSS Hire launches HSS ProService

Defence

HSS Hire launches HSS ProService

14 May 2024

Today, HSS Hire has announced the launch of HSS ProService, an extension of its business designed to reshape the way defence businesses buy and hire equipment and materials.

Calian completes acquisition of Mabway

Defence

Calian completes acquisition of Mabway

14 May 2024

Calian Group Ltd., a diverse products and services company, providing healthcare, communications, learning and cybersecurity solutions, has agreed to acquire UK based Mabway for up to CAD$41M (£24m).

DE&S to award contracts on £1bn HTCDF

Defence

DE&S to award contracts on £1bn HTCDF

13 May 2024

Britain’s development of a sovereign hypersonic strike capability is taking a giant leap forward, as 90 organisations from industry and academia secure a place on a £1 billion transformational Hypersonic Technologies & Capability Development Framework (HTCDF) agreement set up to rapidly progress advanced hypersonic missile capabilities.

UK Armed Forces and families provided 1,000+ refurbished homes

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UK Armed Forces and families provided 1,000+ refurbished homes

13 May 2024

Over a thousand properties have been brought back into use for the Armed Forces and their families thanks to a £400 million investment in military accommodation.

BCB to build Firedragon factory in Ukraine

Defence Security

BCB to build Firedragon factory in Ukraine

13 May 2024

BCB International Ltd have won a UK Government grant that will allow for the implementation of the FireDragon Fuel for Ukraine (FFU) project.

UK Defence Secretary tours Scottish shipyards

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UK Defence Secretary tours Scottish shipyards

10 May 2024

The UK Defence Secretary Grant Shapps MP met with apprentices, engineers and key industry leaders yesterday during a visit to key Scottish shipyards, which play a crucial role in the Navy’s shipbuilding pipeline and the UK’s security.

DE&S procures EOD robots from L3 Harris for British Army

Defence

DE&S procures EOD robots from L3 Harris for British Army

10 May 2024

New high-tech Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Remote Controlled Vehicles are to provide greater protection for soldiers and the public under a new deal negotiated by DE&S on behalf of the British Army with Tewkesbury based L3 Harris Technologies.

Solus Power and QinetiQ collaborate on electrified battlespace solutions

Defence

Solus Power and QinetiQ collaborate on electrified battlespace solutions

10 May 2024

Electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions pioneer, Solus Power, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with global defence and security company, QinetiQ, to revolutionise and support the evolving electrified military landscape.

Novatech and Babcock team up on military driver training

Defence

Novatech and Babcock team up on military driver training

9 May 2024

Portsmouth based IT firm Novatech, has joined forces with Babcock International Group (Babcock) to spearhead advances in military driver training through state-of-the-art simulation technology.

Kromek launches new generation RayMon detector

Defence Security

Kromek launches new generation RayMon detector

9 May 2024

Kromek, the Sedgefield Co. Durham based designer and manufacturer of radiological and biological detectors, Kromek, today launches its new generation RayMon detector.

Serco provides cadet training berths to Trinity House

Defence Security

Serco provides cadet training berths to Trinity House

9 May 2024

Serco has established a training partnership with the Corporation of Trinity House, whereby Officer Cadets supported under Trinity House’s Merchant Navy Scholarship Scheme (MNSS) will be provided with training berths aboard some of Serco’s vessels.

CCL supports Jacobs on MoD cyber security

Defence Security

CCL supports Jacobs on MoD cyber security

9 May 2024

Digital forensics and cyber security specialist CCL Solutions has been confirmed as a delivery partner to Jacobs – the recently announced prime supplier of advanced cyber security solutions to the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD).

Avon wins MoD CBRN respirator contract

Defence

Avon wins MoD CBRN respirator contract

9 May 2024

Avon Protection has won the tender for the continued supply of the General Service Respirator (GSR) and associated in service support for the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD), providing all branches of the UK’s armed forces with CBRN respirators, supplied from Avon’s Melksham facility in Wiltshire.

Marshall to help simplify USAF logistics

Defence

Marshall to help simplify USAF logistics

9 May 2024

Marshall has secured a contract to design, build and demonstrate a containerised system to simplify logistics and accelerate deployment of aircraft and personnel for the United States Air Force (USAF).

Elbit Systems to supply Crossbow to GDELS

Defence

Elbit Systems to supply Crossbow to GDELS

8 May 2024

Elbit Systems Ltd. announced today that it was awarded a contract worth approximately $53 million to supply the Crossbow Unmanned Turreted 120mm Soft Recoil Mortar Systems to General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS) for the installation on Pandur 6x6 APC wheeled armoured vehicle for a European customer.

Barnbrook sets new sights on airshow

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Barnbrook sets new sights on airshow

8 May 2024

Fareham based aerospace engineering solutions firm Barnbrook Systems, is set to showcase innovations for global markets at the Farnborough International Airshow (FIA2024), taking place 22nd-26th July.

British businesses celebrated in The King’s Awards for Enterprise

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British businesses celebrated in The King’s Awards for Enterprise

6 May 2024

The 252 recipients of The King’s Awards for Enterprise have been announced today, celebrating the achievements of UK businesses.

Penny Mordaunt MP explores Subsea Craft

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Penny Mordaunt MP explores Subsea Craft's autonomous capabilities

3 May 2024

British provider of advanced maritime technology, Subsea Craft (SSC), last week welcomed Penny Mordaunt, Member of Parliament for Portsmouth North, to tour their facilities at The Camber Portsmouth, where she gained insights into their new autonomous capabilities.

Kraken and BlueHalo partner to advance autonomous maritime ops

Defence

Kraken and BlueHalo partner to advance autonomous maritime ops

3 May 2024

BlueHalo and the Kraken Technology Group, today announced a strategic partnership to integrate BlueHalo’s cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI/ML)-backed autonomous mission systems into Kraken’s littoral security platforms to develop next-generation uncrewed surface vehicles (USV) and uncrewed ...

BAE Systems to repair USS Carter Hall

Defence

BAE Systems to repair USS Carter Hall

3 May 2024

BAE Systems has received a $87.2 million contract from the US Navy for repair work aboard the dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50).

SNC to upgrade Royal Navy

Defence

SNC to upgrade Royal Navy's digital tech

3 May 2024

Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S) have awarded Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) – Mission Systems UK, a two-year contract (with an optional further two years) to upgrade the Royal Navy's current digital technology systems, used on high-risk operations around the globe.

Parker to showcase defence solutions at Eurosatory 2024

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Parker to showcase defence solutions at Eurosatory 2024

3 May 2024

Parker Hannifin will showcase over 100 years of engineering expertise in rugged and reliable solutions for military applications at Eurosatory 2024, at the Paris Nord Villepinte exhibition centre in Paris, France from 17th to 21st June 2024.

Spectra Group brings GENSS to US at SOF 2024

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Spectra Group brings GENSS to US at SOF 2024

2 May 2024

Spectra Group, a specialist provider of secure voice, data and satellite communications systems, is showcasing its next generation of tactical radio communications GENSS (pronounced genesis /jĕn′ĭ-sĭs) at SOF Week 2024, from 6th-10th May 2024, at the Tampa Convention Centre.

Forcys appoints Dr Ioseba Tena as Managing Director

Defence

Forcys appoints Dr Ioseba Tena as Managing Director

2 May 2024

Forcys has appointed Dr Ioseba (Joe) Tena as Managing Director - who takes up the role with immediate effect - and Peter Hodgkinson as Non-Executive Director.

Overwatch launches its drone tech into US at SOF 2024

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Overwatch launches its drone tech into US at SOF 2024

2 May 2024

Overwatch Group, a UK-based end-to-end design and manufacture company specialising in advanced unmanned system and munitions technologies, are launching their unique drone technology into the US market at SOF 2024.

HENSOLDT UK to equip RFA

Defence

HENSOLDT UK to equip RFA's new FSS ships

2 May 2024

Sensor solutions provider HENSOLDT UK has been selected by Navantia UK to provide key systems to the UK Royal Fleet Auxiliary’s (RFA) three new Fleet Solid Support (FSS) ships.

Army Flying Museum takes delivery of Apache AH Mk.1

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Army Flying Museum takes delivery of Apache AH Mk.1

2 May 2024

The Army Flying Museum at Middle Wallop, Hampshire have announced that they will soon have an Apache AH Mk.1 attack helicopter on permanent display, making it the only place in the UK that the public can see this formidable aircraft.

Airframe Designs invests in advanced data planning system

Aerospace Defence

Airframe Designs invests in advanced data planning system

2 May 2024

Blackpool based aerospace specialist Airframe Designs, is streamlining its operations by investing in an advanced data planning system.

ODU to demo battery applications at Battery Cells & Systems Expo

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ODU to demo battery applications at Battery Cells & Systems Expo

2 May 2024

ODU Connectors will be demonstrating products specifically designed for battery applications, such as its ODU-MAC Power Connector for high-current and high-voltage, at the Battery Cells & Systems Expo, taking place at the NEC, 15th-16th May.

UK connector orders up 10% in Q1

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UK connector orders up 10% in Q1

2 May 2024

The Interconnect Technology Suppliers Association (ITSA) has released its first quarter report for 2024, which reveals ITSA members have seen overall growth of 10% in connector orders, with some segments outperforming expectations, such as military and commercial which are up by 30%.

Veteran naval aircraft head to Falklands

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Veteran naval aircraft head to Falklands

1 May 2024

Two iconic Royal Navy aircraft are making an 8,000-mile journey to become centrepieces of a recently expanded museum in the Falklands.

Advanced Engineering UK to return to NEC in October

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Advanced Engineering UK to return to NEC in October

1 May 2024

Advanced Engineering UK will be returning to the NEC, Birmingham on 30th and 31st October, showcasing more innovation from the manufacturing and engineering industry.

Marshall Middle East appoints Rob Bricker as Business Development Director

Defence

Marshall Middle East appoints Rob Bricker as Business Development Director

1 May 2024

Marshall Middle East has appointed Rob Bricker to the newly created role of Business Development Director, reporting to Managing Director Chris Walton.

JEDHub reports on growth of defence

Defence

JEDHub reports on growth of defence's contribution to UK economy

30 April 2024

The Joint Economic Data Hub (JEDHub) report published today shows growth in defence sector employment, recruitment and revenue.

Roke appoints Raj Dedi as Futures Director

Defence Security

Roke appoints Raj Dedi as Futures Director

30 April 2024

Roke has appointed Raj Dedi as Futures Director, with immediate effect.

Strategic Command, USSSOCOM and SOFWERX host IF15

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Strategic Command, USSSOCOM and SOFWERX host IF15

30 April 2024

This month, Strategic Command, in partnership with US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) and SOFWERX, hosted the 15th Innovation Foundry event (IF15) in London.

Ansys and BAE Systems advance US DoD digital engineering

Defence

Ansys and BAE Systems advance US DoD digital engineering

29 April 2024

Ansys has partnered with BAE Systems, Inc., to advance the adoption of digital engineering and MBSE across the US Department of Defense (DoD).

Airbus launches Pléiades Neo Next programme

Defence Space

Airbus launches Pléiades Neo Next programme

29 April 2024

Airbus has launched the Pléiades Neo Next programme to expand its very high resolution Earth observation constellation.

DESA disposes of RFA Diligence for recycling in Turkey

Defence

DESA disposes of RFA Diligence for recycling in Turkey

29 April 2024

RFA Diligence, a Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship previously involved in the Falklands and Gulf conflicts, has arrived in Turkey after being sold for recycling by the Defence Equipment Sales Authority (DESA).

Agreement signed to advance UK and US defence innovation

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Agreement signed to advance UK and US defence innovation

26 April 2024

At the Strategic Command Conference 2024, Doug Beck, Director of the US Defense Innovation Unit and General Jim Hockenhull, Commander of UK Strategic Command, signed an agreement to place liaisons officers in each nation’s defence innovation hubs.

BSI updates SAPIENT standard

Defence Security

BSI updates SAPIENT standard

26 April 2024

Sensing for Asset Protection with Integrated Electronic Networked Technology (SAPIENT) was developed by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) and first published as a British Standards Institute (BSI) standard in July 2023.

QinetiQ integrates Net-Zero into supply chain contracts

Defence

QinetiQ integrates Net-Zero into supply chain contracts

26 April 2024

QinetiQ has committed to becoming a Net-Zero company by 2050 and added a Net-Zero Clause to its UK supplier agreements.

RTX to modernise electronics unit for missile development

Defence

RTX to modernise electronics unit for missile development

26 April 2024

RTX's Raytheon business has been awarded a $344 million contract for the development of two missile variants – the SM-2 Block IIICU and SM-6 Block IU – which will be based on a common guidance section, where the electronics and software that guide a missile to its target are housed.

PPM Systems enables 5x increase in detection range

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PPM Systems enables 5x increase in detection range

25 April 2024

Swindon based PPM Systems are increasing observational antenna radius by solving signal distribution limitations.

DE&S advances to next gen fires platform

Defence

DE&S advances to next gen fires platform

25 April 2024

A significant milestone in the modernisation of the British Army’s artillery has been agreed following a landmark defence agreement between the United Kingdom and Germany.

British Army’s Challenger 3 conducts live firings

Defence Events

British Army’s Challenger 3 conducts live firings

25 April 2024

Live firings of the British Army’s highly lethal future tank – the Challenger 3 - have taken place in Germany this week, witnessed by UK Defence Procurement Minister, James Cartlidge.

QinetiQ achieves UK’s first aircraft and autonomous drone teaming

Defence

QinetiQ achieves UK’s first aircraft and autonomous drone teaming

25 April 2024

QinetiQ has successfully trialled the UK’s first Crewed-Uncrewed-Teaming demonstration between a crewed aircraft and an autonomous jet drone.

Kromek receives US nuclear security contract

Defence Security

Kromek receives US nuclear security contract

25 April 2024

Kromek Group plc has been awarded a contract, worth up to $2.9 million, from a US federal entity for the provision of nuclear security products.

Babcock to manage Type 23 for Royal Navy

Defence

Babcock to manage Type 23 for Royal Navy

25 April 2024

Babcock International Group has been awarded the contract to manage the Type 23 class frigate Refit Support Group, allowing the company to take end-to-end responsibility for vessel upkeep and regeneration in preparation for handover to the ship’s crew.

BAE Systems breaks ground on Maple Grove facility

Defence Events

BAE Systems breaks ground on Maple Grove facility

25 April 2024

BAE Systems’ Combat Mission Systems (CMS) business is marking the start of construction on its new 236,000-square-foot facility in Maple Grove, Minnesota.

Videos

Aerospace

Manchester Airport link bridge lifted into place

4 June 2024

A timelapse video shows the moment that a colossal 216-ton, two-storey link bridge is delicately manoeuvred into place at Manchester Airport’s Terminal Two, as work continues apace on a £1.3 billion programme to transform and modernise the terminal.

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.

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