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Babcock opens new facility to support key MoD contract

Posted 22 January 2019

Babcock International has opened a new office in Portsmouth in support of its critical five year Marine Systems Support Partner (MSSP) contract with the UK’s Ministry of Defence (MoD).

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No fee but still too much confusion for EU workers

Posted 22 January 2019

Although the UK Prime Minister Theresa May scrapped the £65 fee that EU citizens would have had to pay to secure EU Settled Status in the UK after Brexit, according to the Freight Transport Association (FTA) we are still no clearer on

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Cambridge Pixel's IFF radar processors support SAAF SSR upgrade

Posted 22 January 2019

Cambridge Pixel is supplying its IFF (identification friend or foe) secondary radar processing and plot extraction technology to Tellumat, as part of an upgrade of Secondary Surveillance Radars (SSR) for the South

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MoD's Abbey Wood welcomes future engineers

Posted 22 January 2019

School children from across Bristol got to see state-of-the-art body armour and robots at first hand when they were welcomed inside the doors of the Ministry of Defence’s procurement organisation Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S),

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Rubb awarded £9.5m MoD contract

Posted 22 January 2019

North East manufacturing company Rubb Buildings Ltd, has been awarded a new two-year contract with the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD), valued at £9.5 million.

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Rheinmetall and BAE Systems create UK based RBSL

Posted 21 January 2019

Rheinmetall and BAE Systems today announced that they have signed an agreement to create a joint UK based military vehicle design, manufacturing and support business, called Rheinmetall BAE Systems Land (RBSL).

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Eurofighter consortium appoints Kurt Rossner Chairman of Supervisory Board

Posted 21 January 2019

The shareholder representatives of Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug GmbH consortium have appointed Kurt Rossner from Airbus Defence & Space GmbH as the Chairman of the Supervisory Board with effect from 1st

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Three Babcock sites gain international OH&S standard

Posted 18 January 2019

A team of Babcock Defence Systems Technology (DST) graduates have supported three of the company’s sites, one in Bristol and two in Leicester to achieve an international standard for their occupational health and safety (OH&S)

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MoD awards Leonardo £293m Apache support contract

Posted 18 January 2019

Leonardo (UK) has been awarded a contract by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to provide the Apache AH Mk.1 Attack Helicopter fleet with comprehensive support and maintenance services.

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British Equestrian teams to benefit from fighter jet tech

Posted 17 January 2019

Britain’s elite equestrian teams will benefit from sensor technologies normally used to manage cockpit conditions for fighter pilots to improve their competitive performance.

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Teddington Systems celebrates 90 years in business

Posted 17 January 2019

Cornwall-based engineering and manufacturing specialist Teddington Systems is celebrating 90 years in business and is still going strong.

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ADS responds to rejection of Withdrawal Agreement

Posted 17 January 2019

Following Tuesday’s vote in Parliament on whether to accept the Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration negotiated by the Government, ADS has responded to the deal being rejected.

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AEB offers traders free Brexit Tool Kit

Posted 16 January 2019

Provider of software for global trade and logistics, AEB, is offering a free Brexit Tool Kit containing everything traders need to know to bring their global trade and customs processes up to speed – including relevant government links, customs

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DASA launch competition to track personnel on HMS Queen Elizabeth

Posted 16 January 2019

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) has launched a competition looking for innovative solutions to account for and track personnel aboard the UK Aircraft Carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth.

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BAE Systems to enhance US Navy's connectivity

Posted 16 January 2019

BAE Systems will assist the US Navy in maintaining and operating multiple electronic, communication and computing platforms under a five-year, $79.8 million contract.

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ODU introducing new products at Southern Manufacturing & Electronics Expo

Posted 14 January 2019

ODU Connectors will once again be exhibiting at the Southern Manufacturing and Electronics Expo at the Farnborough Exhibition Centre (5th-7th February) and will be introducing several new products.

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AD Engineering manufactures machinery investment

Posted 14 January 2019

Kent-based AD Engineering has invested in new advanced machinery and improved its operations, after securing a five-figure funding injection from NatWest.

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Smiths Detection selected by US DoD to develop next gen chemical detector

Posted 14 January 2019

Smiths Detection (SDI) has been selected by the US Department of Defense’s (DoD) Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense (JPEO-CBRND)’s Joint Project

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Dstl opens latest apprenticeship opportunities

Posted 11 January 2019

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) has a number of new apprenticeship vacancies and is now launching the application process for its latest openings.

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Defence Secretary sets sights on next century of British air power

Posted 11 January 2019

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson revealed yesterday that Britain’s combat air power has reached new heights whilst speaking in a brand-new hangar displaying one-hundred years of fighter jets.

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Babcock seeks STEM returners for Devonport career programme

Posted 11 January 2019

Babcock International is looking for qualified engineers looking to return to work after career breaks.

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Royal Marines rehearse chemical attack response

Posted 11 January 2019

Royal Marines are ready to respond immediately if there’s ever a repeat of the Novichok attack on British soil after honing their chemical warfare skills.

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Babcock awarded HMS Queen Elizabeth dry-dock maintenance contract

Posted 10 January 2019

A Scottish dockyard has been awarded a contract to carry out the first planned dry-dock maintenance of Britain’s largest warship, HMS Queen Elizabeth, Defence Minister Stuart Andrew has announced.

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Porvair introduces Sinterflo FMC

Posted 10 January 2019

Porvair Filtration Group has addede Sinterflo FMC, a fibre mesh composite for filter elements, to its range of Sinterflo products.

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MBDA demos Mistral missile against FIACs

Posted 9 January 2019

At the end of 2018, MBDA successfully demonstrated the use of the Mistral missile against fast boats such as FIACs (Fast Inshore Attack Craft).

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UK aerospace industry urges approval of Withdrawal Agreement

Posted 9 January 2019

Companies from the UK aerospace industry are urging MPs to approve the Withdrawal Agreement negotiated between the UK Government and the European Union (EU), as Parliament restarts debates over it on Wednesday.

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Marshall appoints Patrick Wood as Chief Technical Officer and Programme Director

Posted 8 January 2019

Patrick Wood joined Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group today in the newly created role of Chief Technical Officer and Programme Management Director.

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A400M Atlas completes first beach landing trials with military crew

Posted 8 January 2019

Members of 206 Squadron, supported by LXX Squadron Engineers based at RAF Brize Norton, have been practicing their skills during beach landing trials of the Royal Air Force (RAF) A400M Atlas in South Wales.

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BAE Systems to provide essential mission system support to QE Class carriers

Posted 7 January 2019

BAE Systems will provide essential mission system support to the UK Royal Navy’s largest ever warships, HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales, as part of an updated integration services agreement.

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BAE Systems to supply Swedish Navy two 40 Mk4 Naval Guns

Posted 7 January 2019

On Friday, 21 December 2018, FMV and BAE Systems Bofors AB signed an agreement for the acquisition of two new 40mm MK 4 pieces for the Swedish Navy.

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Innovate UK KTP helps Qioptiq win £82m MoD contract

Posted 3 January 2019

An Innovate UK Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) has helped Qioptiq secure its largest ever contract, ensuring UK armed forces can access night vision equipment.

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ODU revealing new products at BVE

Posted 3 January 2019

Connector systems specialists, ODU, will be presenting several new products at the Broadcast & Video Expo (BVE) at the Excel Centre London 26th-28th February.

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Raytheon UK signs MoD contract to support RAF's Shadows

Posted 3 January 2019

Raytheon UK today signed a £250 million contract with the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to provide 11 years of support and sustainment services to the Shadow aircraft fleet flown by the Royal Air Force (RAF).

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BAE Systems to modernise USS Shoup

Posted 3 January 2019

BAE Systems has received a $78.8 million contract from the US Navy for the maintenance and modernisation of USS Shoup (DDG 86), an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer (DDG).

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Radar engineer Professor Hugh Griffiths receives OBE

Posted 2 January 2019

Professor Hugh Griffiths, a world authority in the field of radar research and the leading UK radar engineer of his generation, has received an OBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours for his services to the engineering profession.

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BAE Systems to recruit 700 apprentices in 2019

Posted 2 January 2019

BAE Systems plans to recruit nearly 700 apprentices across its UK business during 2019, which represents a 30% increase on last year.

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Senior DIT DSO Press Officer Adam Thomas receives MBE

Posted 2 January 2019

Adam Thomas – Senior Press Officer and Spokesman, Defence and Security Organisation (DSO) Events Team, Department for International Trade (DIT) – has been awarded an MBE for services to UK Defence and Security Industry, in the

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Scarborough to be affiliated with HMS Duncan

Posted 2 January 2019

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced that HMS Duncan will be affiliated with the seaside town of Scarborough, just months after it was selected to host national Armed Forces Day in 2020.

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Royal Navy minehunter leaves Portsmouth Naval Base ship hall

Posted 21 December 2018

BAE Systems teams have returned HMS Chiddingfold to the water following what has been the most extensive package of work ever carried out to the plastic hulls of any Hunt Class mine countermeasure vessels.

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Christmas presence brings joy for BAE Systems supplier

Posted 20 December 2018

Last Christmas the hopes and dreams of the 50-strong Burgess Marine team at Portsmouth Naval Base were nearly sunk after an unpaid invoice for a superyacht left the business foundering.

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Marshall to support RNAF C-130H fleet

Posted 20 December 2018

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group this morning secured a 14-year contract with the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNAF) to sustain its C-130H fleet through to its out of service date.

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JFD delivers second sub rescue system to Indian Navy

Posted 20 December 2018

JFD has successfully delivered the second of two Third Generation submarine rescue systems to the Indian Navy.

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Copernicus Technology delivers RAF Poseidon Visual Recognition Training

Posted 19 December 2018

Moray-based Copernicus Technology Ltd, which has won two Ministry of Defence (MoD) contracts in support of RAF Poseidon Maritime Patrol Aircraft that will be based at RAF Lossiemouth, yesterday officially

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DASA launches injury prevention competition

Posted 19 December 2018

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) - which is celebrating its second anniversary - is launching a £1 million competition to help prevent injury in service personnel.

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Cobham welcomes UK Secretary of State for Defence

Posted 19 December 2018

UK Secretary of State for Defence, Gavin Williamson, recently visited hte Wimborne site of Cobham plc, where he viewed several key projects, whilst meeting some of the Wimborne-based Cobham apprentices and graduate trainees.

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Eric Born appointed Serco Non-Executive Director

Posted 19 December 2018

Serco Group plc announced that Eric Born has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director of Serco and a member of the Audit and Corporate Responsibility Committees with effect from 1 January 2019.

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Cobham selected as prime contractor for US Navy’s SeaPort-NxG

Posted 19 December 2018

Cobham's Advanced Electronic Solutions (CAES) has been awarded a SeaPort Next Generation (SeaPort-NxG) prime contract to provide engineering and programme management support services to the United States Navy and

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BAE Systems awarded US Army EMD MPF contract

Posted 18 December 2018

The US Army has awarded BAE Systems a contract worth up to $376 million for the Engineering, Manufacturing and Development (EMD) phase of the Mobile Protected Firepower (MPF) programme and rapid prototyping effort with low-rate initial

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Dstl tackles tech skills shortage

Posted 18 December 2018

Dstl has been running a 12-week STEM returners programme aimed at giving experienced science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) professionals the confidence to step back in to their careers after taking time away.

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MBDA’s Sea Venom-ANL marks milestone

Posted 17 December 2018

MBDA’s Sea Venom-ANL anti-ship missile has successfully conducted a further firing trial, passing a significant new milestone for the Anglo-French co-operation programme.

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BAE Systems' ASC Shipbuilding awarded Australian frigate contract

Posted 17 December 2018

BAE Systems Australia’s new subsidiary ASC Shipbuilding has been awarded a contract by the Australian Government that provides the framework for the design and build of nine Hunter Class frigates for the Royal

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WYG becomes first DIO ISO 44001 certified contractor

Posted 14 December 2018

Award-winning professional services firm WYG has achieved ISO 44001 certification for its work on the Army Basing Programme (ABP) for the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO).

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Blighter appoints S-Connect as Korean manufacturing partner

Posted 13 December 2018

Blighter Surveillance Systems Ltd is targeting further expansion into Korea with the appointment of S-Connect, in Seoul, as its local manufacturing partner.

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BAE Systems to integrate US Navy's critical comms

Posted 13 December 2018

The US Navy has brought in BAE Systems to integrate and sustain critical communications systems for its military vehicles and command centres.

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Cobham contributes to Exercise Autonomous Warrior

Posted 12 December 2018

During November and December, Cobham have been taking part in the Army Warfighting Experiment codenamed Exercise Autonomous Warrior.

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Three shipbuilders shortlisted to build new Type 31e warships in UK

Posted 12 December 2018

In Portsmouth on Monday, Defence Minister Stuart Andrew announced that three shipbuilding teams have been awarded multi-million-pound contracts to push ahead with plans to build five new Type 31e warships in the UK

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Cobham gains DLA QML Q/Q+ qualification for UT32M0R500 Arm Cortex-M0+ 32-bit processor

Posted 12 December 2018

Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions (Cobham) has received Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Qualified Manufacturer’s List (QML) Q and Q+ qualification for the UT32M0R500 Arm Cortex-M0+

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BAE Systems Australia welcomes F-35s to Williamtown

Posted 10 December 2018

BAE Systems Australia today congratulated the Royal Australian Air Force and Lockheed Martin on the arrival of the first two F-35 Joint Strike Fighters to Williamtown, NSW.

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HMS Queen Elizabeth returns from fighter jet trials

Posted 10 December 2018

Royal Navy aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, sailed back into Portsmouth today, after successful completion of initial fast jet trials in America, marking a new era in UK Carrier Strike capability.

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Typhoons launch with Meteor missile

Posted 10 December 2018

RAF Typhoons launched from RAF Lossiemouth this morning for the first time with the Meteor Air-to-Air missile in defence of UK airspace during a Quick Reaction Alert (QRA) mission.

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QinetiQ extends combat system support to QE Class carriers

Posted 7 December 2018

QinetiQ has confirmed Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers have been added to the Naval Combat Systems Integration Support Service (NCSISS) it provides in partnership with BAE Systems - and in collaboration with Defence

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Metal matrix composites deliver electric motor rotors weight savings

Posted 7 December 2018

Engineers seeking to significantly improve the efficiency and performance of electric motors could benefit from using aluminium matrix composites (AMCs), according to research from the Innovate UK ‘Make it

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Marshall to supply military containers to Dutch Armed Forces

Posted 7 December 2018

The next generation of containers for the Dutch Armed Forces is to be supplied by Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group following the award of a contract worth in excess of £100 million by the Dutch Defence Materiel

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Babcock completes HMS Scott overhaul

Posted 6 December 2018

Babcock International has completed a significant work package – including an engine replacement – on Royal Navy ocean survey vessel, HMS Scott.

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Lockheed Martin licenses IFS to service US Army assets

Posted 6 December 2018

Enterprise applications company, IFS, has signed a contract with Lockheed Martin for 2,600 user licences of IFS Applications modules for supply chain management, warehouse management, purchasing and other functionality.

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BAE Systems' £25m submarine academy opens in Cumbria

Posted 6 December 2018

BAE Systems' Academy for Skills and Knowledge (ASK), at its Submarines site in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, was officially opened today by the Secretary of State for Defence, Gavin Williamson.

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BAE Systems and Williams enter tech sharing partnership

Posted 5 December 2018

A new partnership agreement between BAE Systems, Williams Grand Prix Engineering Ltd and Williams Advanced Engineering Ltd, will see technology, expertise and skills shared between the technology-led engineering businesses

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BAE Systems shares future tech insights with Kuwait Uni students

Posted 5 December 2018

Students at Kuwait University have learnt more about how disruptive technologies are shaping the future global aerospace and defence industry.

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JFD and RAN complete Black Carillon subrescue exercise

Posted 5 December 2018

JFD has successfully completed the Black Carillon 2018 submarine rescue exercise with the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), demonstrating the highest standards in submarine rescue safety.

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DSA Director General to speak at Defence Aviation Safety Conference

Posted 5 December 2018

Conference organisers SMi Group have revealed a list of key speakers for the Defence Aviation Safety Conference in London, 29-30 April 2019, including Lieutenant General Richard Felton CBE, Director General of the

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Defence Secretary highlights importance of UK-US defence partnership

Posted 4 December 2018

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson was a panellist at the Reagan National Defense Forum, at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in California, where he discussed the importance of allies working collectively

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BAE Systems apprentice wins at Asian Apprentice Awards

Posted 4 December 2018

A talented young apprentice from BAE Systems has won a prestigious award at this year’s Asian Apprentice Awards in the Engineering and Manufacturing category.

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Cranfield seeks ADS Members' insights

Posted 4 December 2018

Cranfield Defence and Security has launched a survey to gain insights from ADS Members that will contribute to ensuring its education and training courses maintain their relevance for industry.

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AEB releases new study on digitising customs ops

Posted 3 December 2018

According to a new study 'Clear the track for Digital Customs Management' published by software company AEB in cooperation with the DHBW University in Stuttgart, Germany, a majority of companies have digitised - or plan to digitise - their

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New military chiefs appointed

Posted 3 December 2018

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has confirmed the new appointments of Vice Chief of the Defence Staff, First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff, Chief of the Air Staff and Commander Joint Forces Command.

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BAE Systems' shipside tower to support RAN fleet sustainment

Posted 3 December 2018

A new multi-level shipside support tower has been opened at BAE Systems Henderson facility by the Australian Minister for Defence Industry Steven Ciobo, which will provide fleet sustainment support for the Royal

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TBW Global partnering with specialist training companies

Posted 3 December 2018

Global defence and contingent workforce company, TBW Global is strengthening its operational training platform by forming new strategic partnerships with specialist training companies.

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Small businesses behind Defence’s biggest projects recognised

Posted 1 December 2018

From fighter jets to training veterans, thousands of small businesses across the UK are helping to keep Britain safe through their vital services to Defence, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said today as he marked Small

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BAE Systems undocks first upgraded Anzac Class frigate

Posted 30 November 2018

BAE Systems Australia today undocked HMAS Arunta at its Henderson facility, the first Anzac class frigate to receive a full Anzac Mid Life Capability Assurance Program (AMCAP) upgrade.

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JFD delivers submarine rescue system to Indian Navy

Posted 30 November 2018

JFD has successfully completed air transportability trials for the first of two Third Generation submarine rescue systems being delivered to the Indian Navy.

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Rat Island excavation wins MoD heritage award

Posted 30 November 2018

The team involved in excavating and analysing 19th century burials from Rat Island in Gosport harbour has won the prestigious MoD Sanctuary Award for Best Heritage Project 2017.

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BAE Systems wins twice at National Apprenticeship Awards

Posted 29 November 2018

BAE Systems has won the Macro Employer of the Year Award and the Recruitment Excellence Award at the National Apprenticeship Awards in London, recognising the Company’s dedication to delivering high-quality apprenticeships.

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Thales launches NUADA at I/ITSEC 2018

Posted 29 November 2018

Thales this week launched its multiple simulation training system, NUADA, at I/ITSEC 2018, Orlando, Florida, 26-30 November.

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BGF invests £2.75m in Walker Precision Engineering

Posted 29 November 2018

Walker Precision Engineering, which makes high-precision components for the defence and space sectors, has secured a further £2.75 million investment from BGF to support its business expansion in the UK and Europe.

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Canada’s Armed Forces take delivery of first Marshall loadbeds

Posted 28 November 2018

Canada’s Armed Forces have taken delivery of the first Mack Defense Kerax trucks for the Medium Support Vehicle System (MSVS) Standard Military Pattern (SMP) Program, which are fitted with loadbeds designed and produced

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Serco apprentice at RAF Brize Norton first in England to complete new qualification

Posted 28 November 2018

Serco’s Brook Bloomfield has become the first apprentice to ever complete the new ‘Aviation Ground Operative Standard’ in England - passing his training with a distinction.

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Report reveals Hunter Class Frigate contribution to Australian GDP

Posted 28 November 2018

BAE Systems Australia released a report by BIS Oxford Economics yesterday, that shows that at its peak in 2028, the Hunter Class Frigate Programme will contribute more than 6,300 jobs and just under $1 billion in Gross

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BAE Systems awarded DARPA RFMLS contract

Posted 28 November 2018

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded BAE Systems a contract valued at $9.2 million for its Radio Frequency Machine Learning System (RFMLS) programme.

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UTC completes acquisition of Rockwell Collins

Posted 27 November 2018

United Technologies Corp. (UTC) has announced the completion of its acquisition of Rockwell Collins and the company's intention to separate its commercial businesses, Otis and Carrier (formerly CCS), into independent entities, whilst

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BAE Systems apprentice wins gold at WorldSkills competition

Posted 27 November 2018

Jack Bateson, an engineering apprentice with BAE Systems' Air has won the gold medal in the Mechanical Engineering: CAD (Computer Aided Design) skill category at WorldSkills UK LIVE, hosted at the Birmingham NEC, taking him

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CAE launches Rise

Posted 26 November 2018

Today at the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference (I/ITSEC), the world’s largest military training and simulation event, CAE announced the launch of CAE Rise for the defence market.

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Dstl wins against commercial teams in IET Awards

Posted 26 November 2018

A team at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) has received an award for their work in cybersecurity, with the Dstl Cyber Card Game winning the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) award in the cyber security

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HMS Sheffield revealed as new warship

Posted 26 November 2018

Defence Minister Stuart Andrew has named the fifth ship in the city-class of Type 26 frigate as HMS Sheffield.

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Maj Gen (Retd) Robert Talbot Rice CBE appointed non-Executive Director of SC Group

Posted 26 November 2018

Major General (Retd) Robert Talbot Rice CBE has been appointed a non-Executive Director of SC Group, the UK headquartered engineering services company.

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HORIBA MIRA's Atlas UGV wins DGP Innovation Challenge

Posted 26 November 2018

Advanced automotive engineering, research, development and testing solutions provider, HORIBA MIRA, has secured a further £845,000 in funding from the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and UK Defence Growth Partnership (DGP), to

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Barbara Bergmeier appointed Airbus Defence and Space's Head of Operations

Posted 26 November 2018

Airbus Defence and Space has appointed Barbara Bergmeier, 50, as Head of Operations and Member of the Executive Committee, effective 1 December 2018.

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Rolls-Royce to supply MTU generator sets for UK Type 45s

Posted 26 November 2018

Rolls-Royce is to supply 18 MTU Series 4000 diesel generator sets to BAE Systems as part of the Power Improvement Project (PIP) to increase the resilience of the power and propulsion system in all six Type 45 destroyers.

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F-35s conclude HMS Queen Elizabeth flight trials

Posted 22 November 2018

F-35 Lightning stealth fighters have left HMS Queen Elizabeth after eight weeks flying on and off the 65,000-tonne warship, helping to write the ‘operator’s manual’ so the jets can fly from her deck on front-line operations.

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New Chinook simulators ready for training

Posted 22 November 2018

A new, purpose built facility replicating real-life operations for Chinook helicopter crews with the very latest technology, was officially opened yesterday.

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MBDA’s MMP endorsed by EU

Posted 22 November 2018

EU Defence ministers have endorsed on 19 November the EU BLOS (Beyond Line Of Sight) project amongst a list of 17 defence projects aiming at being implemented in the frame of Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO).

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BAE Systems undocks first upgraded Anzac Class frigate

BAE Systems Australia today undocked HMAS Arunta at its Henderson facility, the first Anzac class frigate to receive a full Anzac Mid Life Capability Assurance Program (AMCAP) upgrade.

Radar engineer Professor Hugh Griffiths receives OBE

Professor Hugh Griffiths, a world authority in the field of radar research and the leading UK radar engineer of his generation, has received an OBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours for his services to the engineering profession.

HMS Sheffield revealed as new warship

Defence Minister Stuart Andrew has named the fifth ship in the city-class of Type 26 frigate as HMS Sheffield.

Raytheon UK signs MoD contract to support RAF's Shadows

Raytheon UK today signed a £250 million contract with the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to provide 11 years of support and sustainment services to the Shadow aircraft fleet flown by the Royal Air Force (RAF).

BAE Systems apprentice wins gold at WorldSkills competition

Jack Bateson, an engineering apprentice with BAE Systems' Air has won the gold medal in the Mechanical Engineering: CAD (Computer Aided Design) skill category at WorldSkills UK LIVE, hosted at the Birmingham NEC, taking him one step

Rubb awarded £9.5m MoD contract

North East manufacturing company Rubb Buildings Ltd, has been awarded a new two-year contract with the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD), valued at £9.5 million.

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