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Boeing's E-7 ‘Wedgetail’ to provide UK's AEW&C capability

Posted 22 March 2019

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has signed a $1.98 billion (£1.51 billion) deal to purchase five E-7 Wedgetail aircraft, to replace the UK's current E-3D Sentry aircraft and provide the Royal Air Force (RAF) with the means to ensure continued delivery of the UK’s Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) capability.

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Royal Navy’s new OPV named HMS Tamar

Posted 21 March 2019

HMS Tamar – which is part of a five-strong Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV) contract with BAE Systems worth a combined £635 million – was formally named in Glasgow today.

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Serco awarded Belgian Ministry of Defence FM services contract

Posted 21 March 2019

The Belgian subsidiary of the international services company Serco has been awarded the contract by the Belgian Ministry of Defence to provide an integrated range of Facilities Management (FM) services on the Heverlee

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Supply chain digitisation to be tested on F-35

Posted 21 March 2019

BAE Systems Australia and the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC) will bring Industry 4.0 to reality through participation in the world’s biggest defence programme, the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.

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Inmarsat and Orbit unveil aviation terminal

Posted 21 March 2019

Orbit Communication Systems and Inmarsat Government have announced a long-term agreement to offer end-users a new modular, multi-role aviation terminal, optimised for use over Inmarsat’s Global Xpress (GX) high-throughput wideband

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Neil Johnson appointed Chairman of QinetiQ

Posted 21 March 2019

QinetiQ Group plc today announced the appointment of Neil Johnson as an independent Non-executive Director to the QinetiQ Board with effect from 2nd April 2019, assuming the role of Chairman when Mark Elliott retires from the QinetiQ Board at the

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Dstl specialists trial virtual reality collaboration

Posted 21 March 2019

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) has held its first-ever virtual reality (VR) collaboration – with staff based at different Dstl sites meeting in cyber-space to collaborate on building a virtual aircraft

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DIO demolition work begins at RAF Lakenheath

Posted 21 March 2019

Demolition work has started at RAF Lakenheath as part of a Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) project to prepare the base for the arrival of two squadrons of US F-35s.

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MBDA's Brimstone 3 completes first extreme weather trial

Posted 21 March 2019

MBDA's Brimstone 3 ultra-high precision missile system has successfully achieved a major milestone by completing its first firing trial at the Vidsel Trials range in Sweden.

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ADS hosts UK Government launch of next-gen air power collaboration

Posted 20 March 2019

Companies from across the UK defence sector come together yesterday in an event hosted by ADS in Farnborough, providing the first opportunity for suppliers to engage with the Government and Team Tempest partners over

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Anglo-French FC/ASW missile programme passes Key Review

Posted 20 March 2019

Two years into the FC/ASW (Future Cruise/Anti-Ship Weapon) Concept Phase, MBDA has successfully completed its Key Review of the programme, jointly conducted with Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) and the Direction

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Serco supporting USAFE at three UK sites

Posted 20 March 2019

Serco has been awarded a contract by the United States Air Force - Europe (USAFE) to continue to deliver transportation and supply services across three UK sites, at RAF Alconbury, RAF Molesworth and RAF Croughton.

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Babcock to develop composite test facility with University of Edinburgh

Posted 19 March 2019

A £2.4 million state of the art engineering composite test centre is being developed in Scotland as part of a new industrial partnership between the University of Edinburgh (UoE) and Babcock

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Meteor and Spear integration onto UK F-35s begins

Posted 18 March 2019

A team of BAE Systems, Lockheed Martin and MBDA engineers enhancing the capability of the UK’s fleet of F-35 Lightning aircraft by commencing work on the integration of next-generation weapons.

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QinetiQ wins US Army CRS(I) contract

Posted 15 March 2019

QinetiQ North America (QNA) today announced that it has won the competition for the US Army’s Common Robotic System-Individual (CRS(I)) programme.

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Anna Keeling appointed Managing Director of Boeing Defence UK

Posted 15 March 2019

Boeing has appointed Anna Keeling as Managing Director of Boeing Defence UK (BDUK).

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Defence Secretary sets out Defence Prosperity Programme

Posted 14 March 2019

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has reaffirmed his commitment to growing Defence’s contribution to UK economic growth, setting out a new package of measures to drive productivity and innovation in the sector.

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Babcock completed HMS Penzance refit in Fife

Posted 13 March 2019

Babcock International has successfully completed the refit of HMS Penzance minehunter vessel at Babcock’s Rosyth site in Fife.

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BAE Systems signs new agreement with TWI

Posted 13 March 2019

BAE Systems has signed a new agreement with The Welding Institute (TWI), designed to drive innovation, skills and training across UK industry.

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Defence Secretary boosts battlefield apps funding

Posted 11 March 2019

Digital apps are set to redefine the battlefield as the Defence Secretary announced a £30 million boost to fast-track agile software development technology.

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British Army robotics receive £66m boost

Posted 8 March 2019

The Defence Secretary has committed £66 million of defence’s new multi-million-pound Transformation Fund to fast-track military robotic projects onto the battlefield this year.

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Williams sets out new approach to carbon composites

Posted 8 March 2019

Williams Advanced Engineering has published a White Paper to showcase its proprietary, patent-pending innovations in carbon composites and the benefits they offer to the automotive industry and beyond, developing a pair of

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Arktis unveils new FPG detector

Posted 7 March 2019

Radiation detection specialist, Arktis Radiations Detectors, has developed a new flat panel gamma (FPG) detector which is set to improve significantly the capability for detecting radioactive sources in a variety of applications.

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BAE Systems completes RAAF Hawk upgrade

Posted 7 March 2019

The Hawk fleet of the Royal Australian Air Force(RAAF) is now among the most capable in the world, following a major capability upgrade undertaken by BAE Systems Australia.

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Rolls-Royce wins propulsion contract for Malta Patrol Vessel

Posted 6 March 2019

Rolls-Royce has secured a contract with Italian shipbuilder Cantiere Navale Vittoria for the supply of a marine propulsion package to a new Offshore Patrol Vessel under construction for the Armed Forces of Malta (AFM).

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Winners of RAF National Apprenticeship Awards 2019 revealed

Posted 5 March 2019

The winners of the RAF National Apprenticeship Awards 2019 have been announced in advance of the annual ceremony at RAF Wittering on 21st March 2019.

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BAE Systems advances F-35 EW systems

Posted 5 March 2019

BAE Systems has reached a critical programme milestone with the successful insertion of new technology into its electronic warfare (EW) systems for the global fleet of fifth-generation F-35 Lightning II fighter aircraft.

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RAF and Royal Navy come together with BAE Systems on School's Roadshow

Posted 4 March 2019

BAE Systems, the Royal Air Force (RAF) and the Royal Navy have come together for the 14th annual Schools Roadshow, with the aim of opening the eyes of young people to the broad and diverse range of careers

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Defence Secretary adds £11m for chemical defences

Posted 4 March 2019

A year on from the Salisbury Novichok poisoning, the Defence Secretary has allocated £11 million of additional funding to bolster the UK’s response to chemical attacks.

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UKDSC appoints Dr Llyr Jones as Executive Director Strategy

Posted 1 March 2019

The UK Defence Solutions Centre (UKDSC) has announced that Dr Llyr Jones will join the UKDSC as Executive Director Strategy on Monday 4th March 2019.

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Babcock supports Apprenticeship Week

Posted 1 March 2019

Babcock International is supporting Apprenticeship Week across the UK (4th-8th March), as the company gears up to recruit its 2019 intake across its marine sector.

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GIGN select modular rifle stock

Posted 28 February 2019

The company behind a versatile rifle stock called the FRAMM have confirmed that the elite French police tactical unit, the GIGN, have selected the modular stock for their H&K G36 and HK-UMP rifles.

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Defence Secretary announces plan for key military sites

Posted 28 February 2019

The Ministry of Defence has published an update to the Defence Estate Optimisation Programme today, setting new information for 33 military sites across the UK.

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Babcock wins Royal Navy hydraulic supply contract

Posted 28 February 2019

Babcock International has been awarded a five year contract by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to supply hydraulic equipment on-board the Royal Navy’s surface ships and submarines.

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BAE Systems selected by US Navy under IDIQ contract

Posted 28 February 2019

The US Navy has selected BAE Systems to compete for future cyber engineering task orders awarded under a seven and a half-year, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract.

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DASA aims at neutralising small UAS threats

Posted 27 February 2019

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is calling for solutions aimed at addressing the increasing unmanned air systems (UAS) threat to the defence and security of the UK both at home and abroad.

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SeeByte appoints Robert Johnson as Business Development Manager

Posted 27 February 2019

Provider of software solutions for unmanned maritime systems, SeeByte, has appointed Robert Johnson as Business Development Manager for Defence, effective immediately.

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BAE Systems extends RAAF Hawk support

Posted 27 February 2019

BAE Systems Australia today welcomed a two-year contract, worth $245 million, to continue sustaining the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Hawk Mk127 Lead-In Fighter fleet.

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Teddington launches next-gen control panel tech

Posted 27 February 2019

St Austell based engineering specialist Teddington has unveiled its next-generation control panel technology designed for ultra-long-life products and critical systems.

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MoD Sealand to be defence innovation hotbed

Posted 26 February 2019

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), which develops cutting-edge science and technology to keep the UK safe from harm, has opened an office within the Defence Electronics and Components Agency (DECA) in MoD Sealand in North

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Survitec completes NAVDEX/IDEX displays

Posted 26 February 2019

Safety equipment manufacturer and supplier Survitec has demonstrated a range of maritime defence equipment, including boats and PPE, having completed a series of live waterborne displays at the NAVDEX/IDEX event, which took place last week in Abu

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Marshall's containerised units selected by DALO

Posted 26 February 2019

Deployable Office and Stores facilities provided by Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group, have been selected by the Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation (DALO) for the Danish Armed Forces, following the award of a

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QinetiQ completes EIS acquisition

Posted 26 February 2019

QinetiQ Group plc (QinetiQ) has completed its acquisition of EIS Aircraft Operations (now QinetiQ GmbH), helping accelerate the Group's international growth and airborne training services capabilities.

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Thales continues recruitment drive

Posted 26 February 2019

Since 2016, Thales has hired 5,000 to 6,000 people a year and in 2019 the company’s recruitment drive continues apace, with 5,500 new jobs created worldwide.

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Osprey win Project MARSHALL support contract

Posted 26 February 2019

Osprey has been chosen to support acceptance and commissioning activities associated with the Ministry of Defence’s (MoD) Project MARSHALL.

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BAE Systems delivers Austrian Armed Forces' first BvS10s

Posted 26 February 2019

BAE Systems has delivered the first four BvS10 all-terrain vehicles to the Austrian Armed Forces, providing the service with an ideal vehicle for operations in challenging terrains like mountains and snow.

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Defence Secretary announces £235m submarine nuclear propulsion deal

Posted 26 February 2019

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has awarded a £235m contract to Rolls-Royce to support nuclear propulsion systems and revealed the name of the third Dreadnought submarine to be HMS Warspite.

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BAE Systems promotes STEM careers at Avalon 2019

Posted 25 February 2019

Under the watchful eye of some of the brightest minds at BAE Systems Australia, Victorian school students will this week learn how to make rockets and code robots at the Avalon International Air Show, inspiring them to consider future

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T1 trainer makes first flight at RAF Valley

Posted 22 February 2019

The first flight of the Texan T1 training aircraft has been completed at RAF Valley.

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PTC and IFS partner on field service management for A&D

Posted 22 February 2019

IFS and PTC today announced they have entered into a definitive agreement for a strategic collaboration expected to increase value for customers who differentiate their brand on service excellence and asset readiness across

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RAF Engineer becomes first UK female military three-star Commander

Posted 21 February 2019

The RAF has today announced that it has appointed its first ever female three-star officer. Sue Gray, a Royal Air Force engineer, has been promoted to the rank of Air Marshal, making her the most senior female military

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NSC extends JSCSC service

Posted 21 February 2019

Simulation, training and consultancy specialist NSC is to stretch its unbroken service to the UK Defence Academy’s Joint Services Command and Staff College (JSCSC) beyond the 21-year mark.

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DSEI launches Manufacturing Hub

Posted 20 February 2019

Defence & Security Equipment International (DSEI) 2019 will for the first time host a Manufacturing Hub to highlight the vital contribution that tier 2, tier 3 and tier 4 manufacturers make to the UK defence industry.

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Sir Christopher Coville joins SecureCloud+

Posted 20 February 2019

Provider of next-generation secure information systems to government and defence, SecureCloud+, has announced that Sir Christopher Coville has joined the Company as Senior Defence Advisor.

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BAE Systems awarded AMPV contract by US Army

Posted 20 February 2019

The US Army has awarded BAE Systems two contract modifications worth up to $575 million for the low-rate initial production of the Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV).

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HMS Kent trains with emergency services

Posted 20 February 2019

Sailors from HMS Kent and the emergency services showed how they could work together in the event of an explosion in the county.

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Frazer-Nash opens Middlesbrough office

Posted 18 February 2019

As part of its continuing plan for growth, systems and engineering technology company Frazer-Nash Consultancy, has officially opened its new Middlesbrough office.

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BAS brings astronomy data to Dstl

Posted 18 February 2019

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) has partnered with Basingstoke Astronomical Society (BAS) to track space debris.

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Government stakeholders endorse DASA’s Get the Ship in Shape competition

Posted 18 February 2019

Government stakeholder teams from across the Ministry of Defence (MoD) have gathered in Portsmouth to discuss the future programme for the Get the Ship in Shape competition organised by the Defence and

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Dstl launches ‘SME Searchlight’

Posted 18 February 2019

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) has launched a new initiative called ‘SME Searchlight’ to encourage small and medium sized enterprises to work with them in Defence science.

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Survitec launches range of military inflatable boats

Posted 18 February 2019

Survitec has introduced a new GPM range of military inflatable boats capable of adaptable single point inflation and a range of innovative solutions.

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Link Microtek provides QinetiQ with secure wireless comms

Posted 18 February 2019

Engineers at a QinetiQ naval-communications test and evaluation facility at Portsdown in Hampshire are reaping significant benefits from the recent installation of an Azdec optical MLC (mobile local communications) system

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Lord Henley visits MoD Boscombe Down

Posted 18 February 2019

Lord Henley, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), together with Baroness Scott, recently paid a visit to MoD Boscombe Down.

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MBDA unveils SPIMM

Posted 18 February 2019

At Navdex 2019, MBDA will be presenting the SPIMM (Self-Protection Integrated Mistral Module), an all-in-one air defence module based on the SIMBAD-RC system and designed to equip ships of all types, particularly those without a combat system (such as supply ships).

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Marlow Ropes to introduce Fast Rope Descender at IDEX

Posted 14 February 2019

Marlow Ropes will be introducing the latest innovation in its pioneering Marlow Ropes Tactical Defence range - the Fast Rope Descender - at IDEX (International Defence Expo) in Abu Dhabi, from 17-21 February.

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PPM Systems secures second European order for SAS 260 antennas

Posted 14 February 2019

Shrivenham-based PPM Systems has received a second order for SAS 260 antennas, for a European naval wideband electronic surveillance application.

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BAE Systems to modernise HSAAP

Posted 14 February 2019

BAE Systems has received a $74.7 million US Army contract to design, construct and commission a new facility at the Holston Army Ammunition Plant (HSAAP), in Kingsport, Tennessee, that will improve production efficiency and modernise energetics

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NATO extends cyber defence partnership with Leonardo

Posted 13 February 2019

Leonardo has signed an 18-month contract with NATO's NCI Agency to continue providing cyber-incident detection and management capabilities.

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Dstl announce swarming drone hackathon

Posted 13 February 2019

In a unique partnership between the UK and the US, the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) in collaboration with the Wright Brothers Institute (WBI), are inviting individuals and teams from

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Red Arrows' North American displays revealed

Posted 13 February 2019

A list of locations where people can see the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team display during a major tour of North America has been released.

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ADS Defence & Aerospace Technology Roadshow celebrates 12 years

Posted 13 February 2019

The ADS Defence & Aerospace Technology Roadshow, run in collaboration with Dream Marketing, is a unique mobile exhibition which is home to 24 stands visiting major Primes across the UK on a two-week tour.

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BAE Systems awarded F-35 MRO&U contract

Posted 12 February 2019

BAE Systems has been awarded a contract from the F-35 Joint Program Office, to carry out Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul & Upgrade (MRO&U) services for F-35 avionics and aircraft components, for the European, Asia-Pacific and global fleet,

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Defence Secretary sets out Global Britain defence vision

Posted 12 February 2019

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has outlined the global role of the UK’s Armed Forces and defence industry after leaving the European Union and beyond in a speech at RUSI yesterday.

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BAE Systems to modernise USS Bulkeley

Posted 12 February 2019

BAE Systems has received a $114.5 million contract from the US Navy to perform maintenance and modernization of the guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) in its Norfolk shipyard.

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BAE Systems Type 26 variant awarded Canadian Surface Combatant contract

Posted 8 February 2019

BAE Systems’ Type 26 Global Combat Ship has been chosen as the design for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC), with the contract awarded today to Lockheed Martin Canada by Irving Shipbuilding.

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RAF to host capability innovation day

Posted 8 February 2019

On behalf of the Royal Air Force (RAF), the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is inviting those involved in defence, industry and academia, to attend an Air Command Innovation day taking place at High Wycombe on 28th February 2019.

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RAF Junior Rank Scholarship takes flight

Posted 7 February 2019

Two hundred members of the RAF Junior Ranks have applied for one of 30 flying scholarships funded by the RAF Charitable Trust and operated by the RAF Flying Clubs’ Association (RAFFCA).

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Thales and University of Southampton enter research partnership

Posted 7 February 2019

Thales and the University of Southampton have announced a research partnership on autonomous marine systems, which is part of a strategic approach to the application of artificial intelligence to maritime

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InSite Technical Services purchases its own premises

Posted 6 February 2019

Pembrokeshire-based technical consultancy InSite Technical Services has completed the purchase of new premises at 1 Cleddau Bridge, Pembroke Dock.

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QinetiQ awarded US Army TALON IDIQ contract

Posted 6 February 2019

QinetiQ North America (QNA) has been awarded a $90 million Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract to support the overall sustainment actions of the Tactical Adaptable Light Ordnance Neutralization (TALON) family of

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Belcan acquires Sitec

Posted 5 February 2019

Supplier of engineering, supply chain, technical recruiting and information technology services to the aerospace, defence, automotive, industrial and government services markets, Belcan LLC, today announced the acquisition of Sitec Design Ltd. and Sitec

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BAE Systems expands New Hampshire operations

Posted 5 February 2019

BAE Systems is expanding operations into Manchester, New Hampshire, USA, as part of a series of strategic investments in its facilities and workforce to prepare for continuing and projected business growth.

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Defence Minister visits Imperial College Translation and Innovation Hub

Posted 5 February 2019

The Minister for Defence Procurement has been learning about Imperial College’s £2 billion White City Campus and how it offers new opportunities for defence and security innovation.

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WFEL receives Armed Forces Covenant Award

Posted 5 February 2019

UK military bridge manufacturer, WFEL, has been awarded the Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Bronze Award, which acknowledges WFEL’s support to defence and the wider Armed Forces community.

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Cobham awarded NATO EW training pods contract

Posted 5 February 2019

Cobham has secured a contract to supply Electronic Warfare (EW) training pods for NATO, worth over £50 million, as part of the NATO Joint Electronic Warfare Core Staff (JEWCS) capability package.

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BAE Systems Australia doubles up

Posted 5 February 2019

Eighty-three graduates started work this week at BAE Systems Australia – double the number employed by the company in 2018.

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High-G jet training takes off at RAF Cranwell

Posted 4 February 2019

The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier, opened the High-G training and test facility at RAF Cranwell in Lincolnshire today.

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Survitec to unveil CBR suits at IDEX

Posted 4 February 2019

London headquartered safety equipment manufacturer and supplier Survitec, will introduce two new protective suits for chemical, biological and radioactive (CBR) environments at IDEX, which takes place in Abu Dhabi from 17th to 21st February.

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Denmark chooses Marshall's advanced containerised comms

Posted 4 February 2019

The Danish Ministry of Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation (DALO) has selected Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group, after a competitive international tender, to provide advanced communications and networking

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Babcock awarded Royal Navy configuration contract by MoD

Posted 4 February 2019

Babcock International has been awarded a configuration management contract by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) for the Royal Navy (RN) and the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) surface ship fleet.

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British Army tests new virtual reality training

Posted 4 February 2019

The British Army has awarded software developer Bohemia Interactive Simulations (BiSim) a £1 million contract to explore how virtual reality can be integrated into soldier training.

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RAF selects SecureCloud+ for Team Tempest

Posted 4 February 2019

The Royal Air Force (RAF) has contracted SecureCloud+ to deliver network collaboration services for Team Tempest.

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Supacat hosts off road drive day for Motorsport Endeavour

Posted 1 February 2019

Some 60 injured soldiers and their partners, coping with both physical injuries and mental health issues, had the chance to take the controls of advanced special forces vehicles at an event on 24 January organised by Motorsport

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Babcock completes Estonian minehunter upgrade at Rosyth

Posted 1 February 2019

Babcock International has successfully completed the installation of a capability upgrade on the first of three Estonian Navy minehunter vessels scheduled to be undertaken at Babcock’s Rosyth facilities in Fife.

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Marshall Aerospace and Defence produces first fuel tanks for UK's P-8A Poseidons

Posted 31 January 2019

Defence Minister Stuart Andrew has announced that the first fuel tanks supporting the UK’s new fleet of P-8A Poseidon submarine hunting aircraft have rolled off the line in Cambridge at Marshall

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Defence Minister opens first green energy powered military airbase

Posted 31 January 2019

RAF Marham, the home of the UK’s F-35 multirole combat jets, is set to become the first military airbase to be powered by green electricity.

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Validair secures funding from Midlands Engine Investment Fund

Posted 31 January 2019

Malvern-based SME Validair Monitoring Solutions Limited has secured over £150k in funding from the Midlands Engine Investment Fund, which will support the company’s growth across the UK due to escalating demand

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GKN Fokker and Lockheed Martin collaborating on F-35

Posted 31 January 2019

At the roll-out of the first operational Dutch F-35 in Fort Worth, Texas, USA, GKN Fokker and Lockheed Martin Aeronautics confirmed - via a protocol document - the continuation of GKN Fokker’s efforts on manufacturing Flaperons,

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GKN Aerospace to provide Pratt & Whitney with F135 components

Posted 30 January 2019

GKN Fokker announced today at the roll-out ceremony for the first Dutch F-35 that it has signed an agreement with Pratt & Whitney for the initial production of advanced composite parts for the F135 engine, which powers

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UK businesses urged to register for continued Horizon 2020 funding

Posted 30 January 2019

The UK Government is urging businesses benefitting from Horizon 2020 research funding, to register their details on an online portal, so they can continue to receive funding if the UK leaves the EU with no deal.

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Winners of RAF National Apprenticeship Awards 2019 revealed

The winners of the RAF National Apprenticeship Awards 2019 have been announced in advance of the annual ceremony at RAF Wittering on 21st March 2019.

NSC extends JSCSC service

Simulation, training and consultancy specialist NSC is to stretch its unbroken service to the UK Defence Academy’s Joint Services Command and Staff College (JSCSC) beyond the 21-year mark.

BAE Systems signs new agreement with TWI

BAE Systems has signed a new agreement with The Welding Institute (TWI), designed to drive innovation, skills and training across UK industry.

BAE Systems promotes STEM careers at Avalon 2019

Under the watchful eye of some of the brightest minds at BAE Systems Australia, Victorian school students will this week learn how to make rockets and code robots at the Avalon International Air Show, inspiring them to consider future

Williams sets out new approach to carbon composites

Williams Advanced Engineering has published a White Paper to showcase its proprietary, patent-pending innovations in carbon composites and the benefits they offer to the automotive industry and beyond, developing a pair of

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