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COVID-19 impact on RAF Display Teams in 2020

Posted 1 April 2020

Noting the restrictions currently in place on the UK population during the effort to combat the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Royal Air Force (RAF) has suspended all displays from its various teams and bands until further notice.

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Cobham and SRC complete T-6A Fleet ADS-B Out upgrade

Posted 31 March 2020

Cobham Aerospace Connectivity and Scientific Research Corporation (SRC) have realised the on time completion of ADS-B Out compliance for the US Government’s Joint Primary Aircraft Training System (JPATS) fleet of T-6A aircraft.

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Eurosatory 2020 is cancelled

Posted 27 March 2020

The organisers of the biennial international defence and security exhibition, Eurosatory - which was due to take place in Paris 8th-12th June - have announced that due to the deteriorating Covid-19 situation in France and around the world, they have regretfully

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BAE Systems awarded US Army contract for M109A7 SPH and M992A3s CAT

Posted 25 March 2020

The US Army has awarded BAE Systems a $339 million contract modification for the production of 48 vehicle sets of M109A7 Self-propelled Howitzer (SPH) and its companion, the M992A3 Carrier, Ammunition, Tracked

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Royal Navy rises to unprecedented challenge

Posted 25 March 2020

The Royal Navy is continuing its global operations – and stands ready to help at home – during the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic.

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COVID Support Force aiding public services

Posted 25 March 2020

On 18th March the Defence Secretary Ben Wallace announced new measures to enable armed forces personnel to support public services in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

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ABGI offers free support to companies looking to combat Covid-19

Posted 24 March 2020

UK innovation funding specialist, ABGI, has announced it is now offering free advice and support on R&D tax relief claims to companies investigating ways of combatting the coronavirus to meet the nation’s current

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Inzpire deliver electronic warfare training to European military

Posted 24 March 2020

UK-based Inzpire Limited has recently concluded the delivery of electronic warfare training to European military delegates in Estonia.

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Petards and 2CL Communications to assist COVID-19 Support Force

Posted 23 March 2020

Petards and 2CL Communications have today written to the Ministry of Defence (MoD) confirming the free of charge extension of their technical support helpdesk facilities to cover all UK armed forces' Professional

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MoD stands up COVID Support Force

Posted 23 March 2020

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) will put an additional 10,000 military personnel at a higher readiness and place Reserves on standby to support public services as part of a new 'COVID Support Force'.

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NAO report identifies MoD defence capabilities delivery challenges

Posted 23 March 2020

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is struggling to deliver key parts of the UK’s planned defence capabilities programme, according to a recently published National Audit Office (NAO) report, Defence capabilities –

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ADS creates Coronavirus COVID-19 Hub

Posted 20 March 2020

As the impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on business is constantly evolving in the UK and globally, ADS - the trade organisation representing the UK's aerospace, defence, security and space sectors - has created a Coronavirus COVID-19 Hub, which will

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Rolls-Royce creates engine controls capability in Indiana

Posted 20 March 2020

Rolls-Royce has created new engine controls capability near the campus of Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, to support the company’s US defence business, including the F130 engine competing for the US Air Force B-52

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Government calls on businesses to help provide NHS ventilators

Posted 20 March 2020

Earlier this week the UK Government called on businesses - including those in the aerospace and defence sectors - to support its response to the COVID-19 outbreak with the production and supply of ventilators and

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Lt Gen Richard Nugee to lead MoD's climate change policy

Posted 18 March 2020

A new review has been launched to spearhead initiatives within the Ministry of Defence (MoD) aimed tackling the challenges of climate change, which will be led by Lieutenant General Richard Nugee.

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Dstl report highlights implications for the military of future urbanisation

Posted 18 March 2020

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) has published a new report - Future Cities: Trends and Implications - examining global trends in city development and predicting how smart cities are

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BAE Systems awarded Lockheed Martin THAAD seekers contract

Posted 17 March 2020

BAE Systems has been awarded a contract from Lockheed Martin to design and manufacture next-generation infrared seekers for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) weapon system, providing critical targeting

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Sonardyne reveals latest seabed-to-shore subsea technologies

Posted 17 March 2020

Underwater technology provider Sonardyne International Ltd. has announced important new additions to its 2020 product line-up, all designed to play a role in delivering users’ data from the seabed to the shore.

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Quadrant Systems hones RAF Poseidon Aircrew Currency Simulator Training

Posted 17 March 2020

A year on from receiving the Ministry of Defence contract award for the supply of RAF Poseidon MRA Mk.1 Aircrew Currency Simulator Training and Engineering Refresher Courses, Quadrant Systems continues to

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Sonardyne creates new group to enhance marine tech capabilities

Posted 16 March 2020

The owners of marine technology specialist Sonardyne have formed a new parent company to increase the breadth and capabilities available to customers across the organisation’s growing family of independent

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Kaman delivers 80,000th rear fuselage packer to BAE Systems for F-35

Posted 16 March 2020

Kaman UK has delivered its 80,000th rear fuselage packer to BAE Systems for its F-35 manufacturing programme.

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Rockwood Composites secures Babcock Eurofighter decoy launch system contract

Posted 16 March 2020

Rockwood Composites has today secured an order for parts for 130 decoy launch systems for Babcock International’s Eurofighter towed decoy programme.

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Sonardyne International appoints Graham Brown as Managing Director

Posted 16 March 2020

Marine technology provider Sonardyne International Ltd. has announced Graham Brown as its new Managing Director.

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Dstl acquires autonomous ground vehicles from HORIBA MIRA and QinetiQ

Posted 16 March 2020

Autonomous delivery of vital supplies to the front-line with improved efficiency and reduced risk to life moves another step closer to reality as the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) announced

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JFD acquires Fathom Systems

Posted 16 March 2020

JFD today announced the acquisition of Fathom Systems, a leading provider of diver communications, gas analysis, diver monitoring and integrated diving control systems for Diving Support Vessels (DSVs).

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UK baseline profit rate for single source defence contracts increased

Posted 13 March 2020

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace today announced a rise in the baseline profit rate for single source defence contracts to 8.22%.

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Raytheon UK to fund new research projects with SMEs

Posted 12 March 2020

Raytheon UK will fund two new projects – from Nottingham Scientific Limited and Visual Management Systems – as part of its Small-to medium-sized enterprise Partnerships Advancing Raytheon knowledge (SpaRk) initiative.

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BAE Systems demos small form semiconductor tech capabilities

Posted 12 March 2020

BAE Systems has successfully demonstrated new, powerful small-form-factor semiconductor technology designed to sense radio frequency and communication signals in congested and contested battle environments in

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Marshall fuelled by 100% green electricity

Posted 11 March 2020

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group has switched to a 100% renewable electricity supply, as part of its ongoing commitment to reduce its environmental impact.

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DIO announces Nuclear Technical Support Provider framework suppliers

Posted 11 March 2020

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has announced the three suppliers selected to join the new Nuclear Technical Support Provider (NTSP) framework, which will provide specialist nuclear technical

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TÜV SÜD investment reduces manufacturers’ time to market

Posted 11 March 2020

TÜV SÜD has invested more than £300,000 in its environmental testing facilities, reducing test waiting times and time to market for aerospace and defence equipment manufacturers.

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Gardner Aerospace signs Armed Forces Covenant

Posted 11 March 2020

Manufacturer of aerospace parts, Gardner Aerospace - which employs Armed Forces personnel - has signed the Armed Forces Covenant.

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Dstl aims at explosive 3D printing

Posted 10 March 2020

A project at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) has created a new technique which could offer on-demand, 3D printed explosives at the front line.

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Horizon Technologies receives NATO member order for FlyingFish

Posted 10 March 2020

Horizon Technologies has received a £1.5 million order for its FlyingFish airborne SIGINT systems for use on a NATO country’s fixed-wing ISR aircraft.

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DASA seeks novel tech to counter homemade bombs

Posted 10 March 2020

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is launching a competition to rapidly develop novel technology and techniques to boost the UK’s life-saving counter homemade bomb capability.

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Exercise Autonomous Advance Force tests unmanned equipment in Norway

Posted 9 March 2020

'Groundbreaking' trials in Norway saw a collection of unmanned equipment tested in an operational setting for the first time, in a number of milestones for the Royal Navy's autonomous future.

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Gaming tech trialled in training UK Armed Forces

Posted 9 March 2020

Trials are set to begin for a new virtual reality training platform for the UK Armed Forces, built on the same gaming engine as Fortnite.

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DASA awards MSubs autonomous sub contract

Posted 9 March 2020

The first extra-large autonomous test submarine will be developed for the Royal Navy following a new contract awarded through the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) to Plymouth based MSubs Ltd.

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MBDA’s Sea Venom/ANL missile completes first qualification firing

Posted 6 March 2020

MBDA has successfully carried out the first qualification firing trial of the Sea Venom/ANL anti-ship missile at the DGA Essais de missiles (DGA EM) test site at Ile Du Levant on 20th February 2020, in another

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British Army highlighting latest RTR Developments at FAVWS2020

Posted 6 March 2020

Captain Tom Quant from the British Army's Royal Tank Regiment will be providing insights into the latest ‘RTR Developments for Urban Conflict - CR2 Streetfighter’, at the Future Armoured Vehicles Weapon Systems 2020

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Barum & Dewar awarded £7.9m MoD NSoIT(D) support contract

Posted 6 March 2020

UK based specialist packaging company, Barum & Dewar (B&D), has been awarded a UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) contract to design and deliver a wide range of specialist packaging solutions in support of the New Style of IT

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Peli unveils new deeper longer Air Cases

Posted 6 March 2020

Peli Products today launched four new longer and deeper cases in the re-engineered (up to 40% lighter) Peli Air Case line.

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Nasmyth appoints Nav Sandhu Head of Programme and Project Management

Posted 6 March 2020

Nasmyth Group have announced that Nav Sandhu has been appointed as Head of Programme and Project Management, effective immediately.

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MoD leads cross-Government review into UK’s defence and security industrial strategy

Posted 5 March 2020

A review that will revitalise the UK’s defence and security industrial sectors and improve productivity has been launched.

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DASA seeks innovative ideas to mitigate radar risk of windfarms

Posted 5 March 2020

New technology to ensure future windfarms will not affect the UK’s Air Defence radar system will be developed as part of a £2 million innovation competition launched today by the Defence and Security Accelerator

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Isotropic Systems licenses multibeam antenna tech to aero and defence integrators

Posted 4 March 2020

Isotropic Systems today announced it is licensing patented core components of its scalable, multibeam antennas to aeronautical and defence system integrators, to accelerate customised designs,

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BAE Systems helps provide US Army BONUS

Posted 4 March 2020

The US Army is buying additional advanced BONUS munitions manufactured by BAE Systems and Nexter of France.

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New CEO for Celestia UK

Posted 4 March 2020

Celestia UK has announced the appointment of a new CEO, Dr Mehul 'Micky' Mehta, who will be furthering its capability and reputation in the fields of Antenna, RF and Signal Processing technologies.

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Former MoD motor gliders go to Aerobility

Posted 4 March 2020

Motor gliders used to train thousands of RAF Air Cadets will get a new lease of life and bring joy to people with disabilities and injured ex-military personnel.

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Meggitt to supply V-22 Osprey composite ice protection components

Posted 4 March 2020

Meggitt has signed a five year contract with Bell Textron Inc for an estimated value of $73 million, to supply composite de-icing propeller rotor blankets, heated spinners, fairings and pendulums to the Bell Boeing

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BAE Systems secures US Navy AEGIS Combat System contract

Posted 3 March 2020

BAE Systems Inc. has been awarded a five-year $188.2 million contract to provide the US Navy’s AEGIS Technical Representative (AEGIS TECHREP) organisation with critical large-scale system engineering, integration and

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Dstl welcomes STEM Returners

Posted 3 March 2020

The Defence Science Technology Laboratory (Dstl) has harnessed the skills of ‘STEM Returners’ in its latest round of recruitment.

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BAE Systems awards Thales Dreadnought sonar contract

Posted 3 March 2020

BAE Systems Submarines, which is building four nuclear submarines for the Royal Navy, has awarded work worth around £330 million to Thales UK.

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Babcock celebrates UK engineering excellence on-board HMS Prince of Wales

Posted 2 March 2020

Babcock is today taking part in an event onboard HMS Prince of Wales, to celebrate the engineering achievement and national endeavours of those that contributed to the delivery of the Queen Elizabeth-class

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BAE Systems showcases advanced technologies onboard HMS Prince of Wales in Liverpool

Posted 2 March 2020

A series of cutting-edge BAE Systems technologies and innovations will be on show today as aircraft carrier HMS Prince of Wales docks in the North West of England for the first time, as part of a

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Avon Rubber awarded US Army body armour contract

Posted 2 March 2020

Wiltshire based Avon Rubber plc has been awarded a four year, dual source framework contract to supply the US Army with next generation Vital Torso Protection (VTP) X-Side Ballistic Insert (XSBI) body armour plates.

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Marshall signs C-130 cockpit trim panel contract with Lockheed Martin

Posted 2 March 2020

Marshall Advanced Composites has signed a £9.5 million five year contract with Lockheed Martin to manufacture and supply cockpit trim panels for its C-130J Super Hercules airlifter for the next five years.

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Babcock Team 31 awards supply chain contracts for Type 31 frigate programme

Posted 2 March 2020

Babcock Team 31, led by Babcock, has announced that the first round of supply chain contracts have been awarded on schedule to support the team as they deliver the Royal Navy’s Type 31 general purpose frigate

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Marshall signs contract with US for Kuwait Air Force KC-130J

Posted 28 February 2020

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group signed a multi-year contract with the United States Government last month, to support the Kuwait Air Force fleet of KC-130J tanker aircraft.

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Nova Systems awarded Norwegian NH90 support contract

Posted 27 February 2020

Nova Systems UK subsidiary, Nova Systems Norway, has been awarded a two-year framework contract worth £13 million (€15m) by the Norwegian Armed Forces to support the NH90 maritime helicopter programme.

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BAE Systems receives $113.5m US Marine Corps ACV contract

Posted 26 February 2020

BAE Systems has received a $113.5 million contract from the US Marine Corps for an additional 26 Amphibious Combat Vehicles (ACV) under the Low-Rate Initial Production (LRIP) phase of the programme.

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Tyron progresses in AWE 2020

Posted 26 February 2020

Tyron Runflat has progressed to the fourth stage of the British Army Warfighting Experiment (AWE) 2020, an event which acts as a capability spotlight to allow the army to explore emerging and innovative technologies that may be suitable for rapid exploitation to

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Babcock completes HMS Richmond PGMU embodiment

Posted 26 February 2020

Babcock International has completed the Power Generation and Machinery Controls Update (PGMU) embodiment for the Type 23 Class frigate, HMS Richmond, at Babcock’s Devonport Royal Dockyard.

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A&D manufacturers exploring Industry 4.0 to drive digital transformation

Posted 26 February 2020

IFS has released research which shows a large proportion of aerospace and defence (A&D) manufacturing decision-makers are actively considering integrating Industry 4.0 technologies to spearhead

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British-made Royal Navy helicopters displayed onboard HMS Prince of Wales

Posted 26 February 2020

Visitors to the aircraft carrier HMS Prince of Wales, which will dock in Liverpool to welcome members of the public from 29th February to 1st March, will be able to see advanced military helicopters built in

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Dstl offers veterans a second career

Posted 26 February 2020

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) is leading a new venture to offer second careers to military veterans.

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GKN Aerospace selected by FMV to support Gripen E RM16

Posted 25 February 2020

GKN Aerospace has been selected for the technical product support and MRO for the Gripen E RM16 Engines of the Swedish Air For

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Serco and Briggs renew partnership

Posted 24 February 2020

Serco and Briggs Marine have renewed their partnership, as they look to develop the Royal Navy’s next gen marine services.

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Demand for unmanned surface vehicles driven by non-lethal assignments

Posted 24 February 2020

A number of benefits relative to manned systems such as their low cost and long endurance are driving demand for unmanned surface vehicles (USVs), according to data and analytics company, GlobalData.

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UK and US research partnership strenghthened at Haslar

Posted 24 February 2020

The QinetiQ team at Haslar hosted visitors from UK MoD and the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Carderock, to build on years of cooperation between the Royal Navy, US Navy, QinetiQ, the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory

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JFD Australia to supply RAN sub rescue system

Posted 21 February 2020

JFD Australia, an undersea combat support systems partner of the Australian Defence Force, is to continue supplying its submarine rescue system to the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) for at least the next four years.

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P-8A Poseidon gets tech support from tlmNexus

Posted 21 February 2020

UK tech company tlmNexus will be supporting the Ministry of Defence’s Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S) P-8A Poseidon programme under the Airworthiness Issue Management System (AIMS) contract.

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Aerospace and defence professionals say project planning essential

Posted 21 February 2020

Good planning is the most important factor for preventing aerospace and defence projects from going over budget, according to new research by the Association for Project Management (APM).

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Royal Navy medics try new tech on return to Arctic

Posted 20 February 2020

A combination of new technologies is helping Royal Navy medics reinvent themselves in the frozen fjords of northern Norway.

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Hanwha Systems selects Cambridge Pixel’s SPx radar for Korean Navy programmes

Posted 19 February 2020

Cambridge Pixel has been selected by South Korean defence company Hanwha Systems, to supply its advanced SPx radar technology for installation on the Republic of Korea Navy’s fleet of Chamsuri II-class

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Strategic Command vision outlined at RUSI

Posted 19 February 2020

As he opened the inaugural Strategic Command Conference at the Royal United Service Institute (RUSI) in London yesterday - the first since UK Strategic Command transitioned from Joint Forces Command in December 2019 - the new Minister for the

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Skanska re-signs Armed Forces Covenant

Posted 18 February 2020

At Skanska UK's 80 Fenchurch Street project last Wednesday, Managing Director, Steve Holbrook and Major General Simon Brooks-Ward, re-signed the Armed Forces Covenant.

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AdaCore tools gain ISO 26262 and IEC 61508 qualification

Posted 18 February 2020

AdaCore today announced that three of its signature software development/verification tools for Ada, SPARK and C have been qualified under the ISO 26262 and IEC 61508 functional safety standards.

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Industry 4.0 research to drive Hunter class frigate manufacturing

Posted 18 February 2020

A $1.45 million grant from the Australian Government-funded Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (IMCRC), matched by industry funding from BAE Systems Australia, will help develop and pilot

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IFS partners with Dell's Boomi

Posted 18 February 2020

IFS today announced its new partnership with Dell Technologies business, Boomi, with the resulting technology stack combining enterprise resource management (ERP), enterprise asset management (EAM) and field service management (FSM) into a ‘digital

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Rolls-Royce breaks ground on Peterborough expansion in Canada

Posted 17 February 2020

Rolls-Royce welcomed Minister Maryam Monsef, MP for Peterborough-Kawartha, Dave Smith, Member of the Provincial Parliament and Peterborough Mayor Diane Therrien last Friday, to break ground on a new expansion to its

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Element climbs Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200

Posted 17 February 2020

Element Materials Technology (Element) has been listed in the Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 for the second time in a row, moving from 143rd to 54th position.

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School STEM show hits the road

Posted 17 February 2020

Opening the eyes of young people to the career possibilities of studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects, the annual BAE Systems schools roadshow has kicked-off at The Belvedere Academy in Liverpool.

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Filtronic launches Morpheus II E-band transceiver module

Posted 13 February 2020

Leeds based designer and manufacturer of RF, microwave and mmWave products for the wireless telecoms, mission-critical communications and defence applications markets, Filtronic plc, today announced the launch of Morpheus

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TMD takes share in Diamond Microwave

Posted 13 February 2020

As part of a strategic investment programme, West London based manufacturer of advanced equipment for the microwave industry, TMD Technologies Ltd (TMD), has taken a share in Diamond Microwave Ltd (DML), a specialist in high-power solid-state

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BAE Systems advanced analytics to detect WMD threats

Posted 13 February 2020

BAE Systems has received funding from the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) Defense Sciences Office to develop advanced analytics technology that will assist in the detection and deterrence of Weapons of Mass

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DMRC receives Royal visitors

Posted 12 February 2020

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall along with Prince Williams and the Duchess of Cambridge, met with patients and staff at Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre (DMRC) Stanford Hall.

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DIO awards new HQ contract to Kier

Posted 12 February 2020

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has awarded a £10.7 million contract to build the new DIO headquarters building, to Kier.

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MBDA’s MARTE ER missile on target in second test firing

Posted 12 February 2020

MBDA’s Marte ER anti-ship missile has completed its second firing carried out at the PISQ (Poligono Interforze del Salto di Quirra) test range in Sardinia.

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Visiongain sees potential in passive radar market

Posted 12 February 2020

According to new analysis by London headquartered Visiongain, the global passive radar market is projected to grow from US$2.32 billion in 2020 to US$4.31 billion by 2030, at a CAGR of 6.38% between 2020 and 2030.

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Hydraq QQ1000 to be unveiled at Oi2020

Posted 12 February 2020

An advanced digital hydrophone developed by Seiche in partnership QinetiQ - the Hydraq QQ1000 - is to be unveiled at Oi2020 (17th-19th March, London EXCEL) .

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NP Aerospace to supply armour for German Army’s WIESEL

Posted 11 February 2020

Coventry based NP Aerospace has been awarded a contract by FFG Flensburger Fahrzeugbau Gesellschaft mbH for the German Army’s WIESEL 1 Armoured Weapons Carrier (AWC) vehicle.

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Poseidon lands in the UK

Posted 11 February 2020

The RAF’s new submarine-hunting Poseidon Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) has touched down for the first time in the UK.

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DASA funding boosts military decarbonisation drive

Posted 11 February 2020

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) today announced £1 million funding for innovative technology to recycle waste aircraft oils and lubricants, saving the Armed Forces money in waste charges, whilst delivering

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Advanced 3D X-ray imaging centre gets Government backing

Posted 11 February 2020

A new advanced imaging centre will receive £81 million from the UK Government, housing super-bright lasers to produce state-of-the-art 3D X-rays in just 40 seconds.

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Gen Z aspires to save the world

Posted 11 February 2020

Young Brits want to follow in the footsteps of scientists such as David Attenborough and Brian Cox, according to new research which provides an insight into career aspirations for young people in the UK, with scientists the most admired, above musicians,

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WFEL to build Boxers for MoD

Posted 7 February 2020

Under the recently signed £2.3 billion contract between the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) and ARTEC - the Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) and Rheinmetall consortium - a significant portion of the manufacture of the 500 Boxer Armoured Vehicles for the Army’s

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JFD continues its investment programme in the Indian economy

Posted 7 February 2020

JFD has delivered a new £1 million contract to supply two sets of life-saving equipment to the Indian Navy, to further enhance the safety of submariners.

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EDP first Annual Review published

Posted 7 February 2020

In recognition of achieving Initial Operating Capability and to mark the first year anniversary of the Engineering Delivery Partner (EDP) service, the Aurora Engineering Partnership (in association with DE&S) has produced ‘Establishing the

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Thales to provide Royal Navy's Type 31 advanced mission systems

Posted 7 February 2020

As part of Babcock Team 31, Thales has been selected to deliver the digital heart of the UK’s next generation frigates.

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MBDA’s Marte ER anti-ship missile has completed its second firing carried out at the PISQ (Poligono Interforze del Salto di Quirra) test range in Sardinia.

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DASA awards MSubs autonomous sub contract

The first extra-large autonomous test submarine will be developed for the Royal Navy following a new contract awarded through the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) to Plymouth based MSubs Ltd.

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