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Dstl supports new COVID-19 decision-making tool

Posted 3 December 2021

A new interactive graphic developed by UK researchers including Dstl will help people decide what to do in everyday situations to protect themselves and others.

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UK Military deployed in Scotland to aid Storm Arwen response

Posted 3 December 2021

Following an urgent request for assistance, the military has been deployed to the Grampian region of Scotland to support the response to Storm Arwen.

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Defence organisations concerned over inability to support disconnected ops

Posted 3 December 2021

IFS has shared research revealing that military operators and defence in-service support providers consider disconnected operations a priority to effectively assist missions that take place with

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Tampa Microwave terminals approved for Inmarsat GX use

Posted 2 December 2021

Tampa Microwave’s 1.3, 0.95 and 0.65-metre portable VSAT terminals have received full type approval for use over Inmarsat’s Global Xpress (GX) network for commercial and military Ka-band.

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Belfast welcomes RAF Regional Innovation Node

Posted 2 December 2021

Representatives from across Northern Ireland’s industry, academia, innovation and cyber sectors, attended an RAF event at Hillsborough Castle - hosted by Air Officer Northern Ireland, Air Marshal Sean Reynolds and the Secretary of State

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Jankel achieves PTA with Belgium MoD and starts LTTV production

Posted 2 December 2021

Jankel has successfully passed the Belgium MOD’s (BeMOD) Preliminary Technical Acceptance (PTA) project milestone with their new Light Tactical Transport Vehicle (LTTV) and is now entering into high volume

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Serco begins RAF Brize Norton specialist support

Posted 1 December 2021

Serco has today started its new three year £40 million contract to provide specialist support services at RAF Brize Norton.

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BAE Systems demos FireNet transceiver capability for rotary aircraft

Posted 1 December 2021

BAE Systems has completed a capability demonstration of its FireNet software-defined communication transceiver, which displayed the system’s additional channel capabilities for rotary wing aircraft –

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DIO awards delivery partner contracts for USVF sites

Posted 1 December 2021

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has recently awarded three new contracts to support infrastructure upgrades at UK armed forces bases used by the United States Visiting Forces (USVF).

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Advanced Acoustic Concepts selects Sonardyne for underwater target tracking

Posted 30 November 2021

Undersea weapon, sensors and integrated systems specialist Advanced Acoustic Concepts has chosen underwater positioning technology from maritime technology company Sonardyne to work for the US

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Leonardo UK and STEM Returners launch electronics engineering jobs scheme

Posted 30 November 2021

Aerospace engineering firm Leonardo is teaming up with STEM Returners to further their commitment to improving diversity and inclusion across the industry.

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Babcock recruitment drive marks completion of new Rosyth assembly hall

Posted 30 November 2021

Babcock has unveiled plans to recruit 500 workers for its Type 31 frigate programme as the build of its new state-of-the-art assembly hall - The Venturer Building - is completed at its Rosyth site.

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G3 Systems improves conditions for working canines

Posted 29 November 2021

Specially constructed deployable dog kennels have been designed by G3 Systems Ltd to improve the living conditions for military and law enforcement working dogs.

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CAE delivers Medallion MR e-Series to BAE Systems for RAF TFST

Posted 29 November 2021

The first two CAE Medallion MR e-Series visual display systems are being installed at RAF Coningsby, where prime contractor BAE Systems will integrate them as part of the Typhoon Future Synthetic Training (TFST)

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BAE Systems transfers complex warship design capability to Australia

Posted 29 November 2021

More than two million digital artefacts and 90,000 documents are being transferred from the UK’s Type 26 frigate programme in Scotland to Adelaide’s Osborne Naval Shipyard for the construction of the Hunter class

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British Army unveils Future Soldier

Posted 26 November 2021

The British Army has unveiled ‘Future Soldier’, its most radical transformation programme in over 20 years.

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MBDA delivers 1,000th MMP missile to the French Ministry

Posted 26 November 2021

Following authorisation from the Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA), the French procurement agency, MBDA has completed the delivery of a batch of MMP (Missile Moyenne Portée / medium range missile)

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UK Defence Secretary and Qatari Defence Minister unveil Joint Hawk Squadron at RAF Leeming

Posted 24 November 2021

UK Defence Secretary, Ben Wallace MP and the Qatari Minister of State for Defence, His Excellency Dr Khalid bin Mohamed Al Attiyah, have unveiled a new Joint Hawk Training Squadron during a

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FIA 2022 to host inaugural Aerospace Global Forum

Posted 24 November 2021

The 2022 Farnborough International Airshow (FIA) - taking place 18th-22nd July 2022 - will be unveiling a new revolutionary global initiative – the inaugural Aerospace Global Forum.

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Maxon introduces new motors for robotic drives

Posted 24 November 2021

Drive specialist maxon is introducing a new frameless BLDC motor with matching encoder for dynamic applications alongside a new series of ECX flat motors for a wide range of robotics applications.

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UK CSG21's HMS Queen Elizabeth hosts NATO delegation

Posted 24 November 2021

HMS Queen Elizabeth has welcomed 30 NATO Ambassadors in one of the final events of the Carrier Strike Group 21 (CSG21) deployment.

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JFD Australia appoints Cathy Falkiner as Managing Director

Posted 24 November 2021

Therovider of the Royal Australian Navy submarine rescue system, JFD Australia, has announced the appointment of Ms Cathy Falkiner as its new Managing Director, effective immediately.

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UK and Poland collaborate on multibillion pound Polish air defence systems

Posted 24 November 2021

A landmark agreement has been reached between Defence Secretary Ben Wallace and Polish Defence Minister Mariusz Blaszczak to cooperate on Poland’s future air defence system.

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BAE Systems selected by US Army for National Cyber Range Complex contract

Posted 24 November 2021

The US Army has selected BAE Systems to serve as a prime contractor on Lot 1 of the 10-year, $2.4 billion National Cyber Range Complex Event Planning, Operations and Support hybrid contract.

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UK Boxer secures HaLO Vehicle Egress Lighting Systems supply

Posted 23 November 2021

In a further sub-contract award, as part of the UK Boxer Mechanised Infantry Vehicle Programme for the British Army, KMW and WFEL have signed a contract with AeroGlow International for the supply of the latest HaLO Vehicle

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Serco support for US military veterans recognised

Posted 23 November 2021

Serco Inc. has capped off the year with two new recognitions for the Company’s continued support for US military veterans.

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HENSOLDT delivers latest IFF tech to Bulgarian Forces

Posted 23 November 2021

Sensor solutions specialist HENSOLDT will be bringing its latest-technology capabilities in Identification-Friend-or-Foe (IFF) into the upcoming IFF modernisation programme of the Bulgarian armed forces.

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DASA launches Royal Navy fleet hybrid power Market Exploration

Posted 22 November 2021

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) has launched a new Market Exploration called Hybridisation of the Naval Fleet, which aims to identify hybrid powertrain technologies for Royal Navy (RN) and Royal Fleet

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Dubai Airshow: Horizon and Airborne Technologies to produce BlackFish SCAR-Pods

Posted 22 November 2021

Reading based Horizon Technologies and Airborne Technologies GmbH, based in Austria, have agreed to work together on the design of surveillance pods specifically geared towards the ISR market to

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Marshall Aerospace welcomes Austrian Ambassador

Posted 19 November 2021

Marshall Aerospace recently hosted a visit by Dr Michael Zimmermann, the Ambassador of the Republic of Austria to the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland, at their Cambridge Airport site.

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First families policy roundtable held at Army Headquarters

Posted 19 November 2021

The first in a new series of meetings has taken place at Army Headquarters in Andover, Hampshire, aimed at improving understanding of the issues affecting the families of British Army personnel and how they can best be resolved.

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RAF wins Guinness World Record for first flight powered by synthetic fuel

Posted 17 November 2021

The RAF and Zero Petroleum have won a Guinness World Record for the world’s first successful flight using only 100% synthetic fuel.

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Dubai Airshow: Rolls-Royce Trent 700 to power two more UAE MRTTs

Posted 17 November 2021

The Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engine is set to power a further two Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft for the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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Royal Navy 700X NAS conduct drone training on HMS Mersey

Posted 17 November 2021

The Royal Navy has expanded its fleet of remotely-piloted drones – the far-seeing eyes of navy warships – with new training, personnel and 12 aircraft.

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NCSC publishes Annual Review

Posted 17 November 2021

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) - a part of GCHQ and the UK’s technical authority for cyber security - has published its Annual Review, which outlines its efforts to protect the UK over the past 12 months, support for 777 cyber incidents, attacks on

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Trials conducted on first HPB-1900 for the Royal Navy Gibraltar Squadron

Posted 16 November 2021

Marine Specialised Technology Group (MST) and its design partner BMT, announced today that HMS Cutlass, the first of two high speed patrol vessels (HPB-1900s) being built for the Royal Navy Gibraltar

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RAF Odiham runway upgrades completed

Posted 16 November 2021

In December 2020, the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) awarded a £2.9 million contract for runway works and a £2.6 million contract for the lighting works at RAF Odiham in Hampshire, to Amey Highways, which has now been

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DASA funding for Scottish innovation reaches £10m

Posted 16 November 2021

Over 60 innovators based in Scotland have reached a key milestone, receiving over £10 million in Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) funding for defence and security related projects, enabling them to take their ideas to the

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BAE Systems accredited as a Living Wage Employer

Posted 15 November 2021

As Living Wage Week begins, BAE Systems has confirmed it has been formally accredited as a Living Wage Employer by the Living Wage Foundation, joining nearly 9,000 accredited employers across the country.

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Smiths Detection to supply RPMs across the US to DHS CWMD

Posted 15 November 2021

Smiths Detection has been awarded a contract by the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office (CWMD) to provide 110 radiation portal monitors (RPM).

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AMETEK EIP expands aerospace and defence activities across Europe

Posted 15 November 2021

AMETEK Engineered Interconnect and Packaging (EIP) has recently started the expansion of sales and customer service activities for its interconnect and packaging products into Europe.

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Airbus delivering secure milsatcoms to UK’s Carrier Strike Group

Posted 15 November 2021

Airbus is delivering the primary satellite communications to the UK Carrier Strike Group 2021 (CSG21) which set sail in late May 2021 until the end of the year on its inaugural maritime deployment.

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First of its kind sustainability apprenticeship

Posted 12 November 2021

BAE Systems is launching a new Masters-level sustainability apprenticeship, developed by Cranfield University, as the company steps up its efforts to reduce its carbon footprint.

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Inmarsat acquired by Viasat

Posted 12 November 2021

Viasat Inc. and Inmarsat have entered into a definitive agreement under which Viasat will acquire Inmarsat in a transaction valued at $7.3 billion, comprised of $850.0 million in cash, approximately 46.36 million shares of Viasat common stock valued at $3.1

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ADS backs Vulcan to the Sky Trust's Green Technology Hub

Posted 11 November 2021

ADS has got behind the Green Technology Hub plans of the Vulcan to the Sky Trust (VTST), as the charity's appeal now has less than eight weeks to secure funds for a dedicated new facility to house its Avro Vulcan XH558.

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Atkins and Faithful+Gould awarded Clear Assured Gold Standard for ED&I

Posted 11 November 2021

Atkins and Faithful+Gould – both part of the SNC-Lavalin Group – have continued their Clear Assured progress by achieving Gold Standard accreditation for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (ED&I).

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Northrop Grumman funds JET expansion

Posted 11 November 2021

Northrop Grumman Corporation will fund a significant expansion of the inspiring work of the Jon Egging Trust (JET), which supports young people across the UK from vulnerable backgrounds who are at risk of dropping out of education.

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Blu Wireless launches 360° Tactical Vehicle Node

Posted 10 November 2021

Bristol based Blu Wireless has announced the launch of a new 360° Tactical Vehicle Node, providing a mmWave mobile mesh platform which offers a balance of feature rich, independently configurable and high-performance building

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National Composites Centre launches UK's first composites technology forum for defence

Posted 10 November 2021

The National Composites Centre (NCC) is today launching the Composites Technology Forum for UK Defence, bringing together large industry primes, academia and SMEs to share knowledge,

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MBDA opens permanent office in Brussels

Posted 10 November 2021

MBDA inaugurated its new permanent office in Brussels yesterday, strengthening its multinational presence close to the institutions of the European Union (EU) and NATO to better support their initiatives towards more European defence

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DE&S award £100m maritime EW contract

Posted 9 November 2021

Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) have awarded a £100 million contract to a Babcock-led partnership with Elbit Systems UK and QinetiQ, to deliver advanced electronic warfare (EW) systems to the Royal Navy.

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Enterprise Florida hosts Florida's first FDI virtual event

Posted 9 November 2021

Enterprise Florida will host Select Florida Expo 2021, Florida's first ever virtual event focused on attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) to the state.

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UK Operational Award given to EWS by Association of Old Crows

Posted 9 November 2021

Veteran-owned business EWS has received the Association of Old Crows United Kingdom Electronic Warfare Operational Award in special recognition of the outstanding work the company has been carrying out in Somalia since

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BAE Systems welcomes first Royal Navy sailors on HMS Glasgow

Posted 9 November 2021

The Royal Navy sailors who will bring to life the first of the UK’s next-generation warships, HMS Glasgow, have been given a warm welcome as they arrived at BAE Systems’ Glasgow shipyards.

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Telecomms projects focus on Armed Forces interoperability

Posted 9 November 2021

A multinational joint venture that is developing secure European Software Defined Radio (SDR) technology - a4ESSOR S.A.S (Alliance for ESSOR) - has signed a procurement contract with the European intergovernmental

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Lincad awarded Thales UK contract for SquadNet batteries

Posted 9 November 2021

Lincad has been awarded a new contract with Thales UK to supply its SquadNet batteries for the company’s networking soldier radios.

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Marshall engineers receive first class honours from University of Suffolk

Posted 8 November 2021

Associate System Engineers Ben Craske and Katrina Youlton from Marshall and previous graduates from the company’s Apprenticeship Scheme, recently received first class honours from The University of

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RBSL teams up with STEM Returners

Posted 8 November 2021

Telford headquartered Rheinmetall BAE Systems Land (RBSL) has teamed up with STEM Returners to help engineers get back into work after a career break.

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Affinity receives MoD contract to operate additional training aircraft

Posted 8 November 2021

Affinity Flying Training Services Ltd (Affinity) has received a circa £65 million contract from the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) for the operation of four additional Texan T-6C aircraft over a 12-year

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Elbit Systems UK to provide British Army advanced training systems capabilities

Posted 8 November 2021

Elbit Systems UK has been selected to deliver the Interim Combined Arms Virtual Simulation (Deployable) ICAVS(D), a pathfinder project for the British Army’s Collective Training Transformation

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QinetiQ demos Banshee Jet80+ as ‘Red Air’ from a British carrier

Posted 5 November 2021

QinetiQ has launched its Banshee Jet80+ from the deck of the Royal Navy’s HMS Prince of Wales aircraft carrier for the first-time off UK waters.

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DIO and Landmarc win PFM Award

Posted 5 November 2021

Landmarc Support Services (Landmarc) and the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) have won the ‘Partners in Expert Services – Large Estates’ category at the Premises and Facilities Management (PFM) Awards, for the management and operation of the

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Dstl leads CUE2021

Posted 5 November 2021

Scientists at Dstl have led a unique urban military experiment, known as the Contested Urban Environment exercise (CUE2021).

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Raytheon UK awarded £110m RAF Shadow fleet upgrade contract

Posted 5 November 2021

The RAF’s Shadow surveillance aircraft fleet is to be increased and upgraded with the latest advanced defensive technology.

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HMS Queen Elizabeth exceeds on grey water treatment compliance standard

Posted 5 November 2021

HMS Queen Elizabeth, which entered service into the Royal Navy in December 2017, has gone above and beyond statutory compliance, with extra commitment to environmental protection demonstrated by installing a

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Sonardyne and Wavefront demonstrate obstacle avoidance capability on UK’s test XLUUV

Posted 4 November 2021

Underwater obstacle avoidance technology from maritime defence technology companies, Sonardyne and Wavefront, has been successfully demonstrated on board an extra-large, uncrewed,

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Filtronic welcomes Jonathan Neale as Non-Executive Chairman

Posted 3 November 2021

Designer and manufacturer of RF-to-mmWave components and subsystems, Filtronic plc, today announced that further to Reg Gott's retirement at the AGM on 28th October 2021, it has appointed Jonathan Neale as Non-Executive

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Babcock shows support for COP26 goals

Posted 2 November 2021

Babcock is highlighting its support of the COP26 climate change summit goals with a message showing its commitment to setting ambitious science-based targets in line with 1.5oC limit to global warming and delivering net zero carbon emissions by 2040.

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BAE Systems locks local Australian companies into Hunter Frigate project

Posted 2 November 2021

BAE Systems Maritime Australia announced that businesses in New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia will deliver products into the prototyping phase of the Hunter Class Frigate Programme, the nation's

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Dstl grasps telexistence potential to reduce risk to personnel

Posted 2 November 2021

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) has demonstrated innovative telexistence concepts that could give military personnel, emergency services, or humanitarian workers the capability to undertake

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G3 Systems support Royal Engineers' DEW training

Posted 1 November 2021

The G3 Systems training team have recently been deployed to work alongside the Royal Engineers, helping them to refamiliarise themselves with the Deployable Engineering Workshop (DEW).

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Serco and GHD partner to reshape the Defence Estate

Posted 1 November 2021

Serco Australia and GHD have come together combining innovation in design and service delivery to address 21st century operational, environmental and societal drivers in the defence industry.

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Rolls-Royce opens new facility to support US Navy programmes

Posted 29 October 2021

Rolls-Royce has completed an $11 million investment in its flagship US Naval Defense campus with the opening of a new high-tech manufacturing, repair and test facility.

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US Navy selects BAE Systems' 57mm Mk 110 for Constellation-class frigates

Posted 29 October 2021

BAE Systems has received a $26 million contract to equip the US Navy’s Constellation class frigates with the fully-automatic 57mm Mk 110 naval gun.

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BAE Systems awarded US Navy SSP support contract

Posted 28 October 2021

BAE Systems, Inc. has been awarded a $478 million, five-year Systems Engineering and Integration Support Services contract to continue supporting the US Navy Strategic Systems Programs (SSP) office.

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UK MoD host international AI Defence partnership forum

Posted 28 October 2021

The UK Ministry of Defence hosted the fourth AI Partnership for Defence (AI PfD) dialogue, becoming the first nation outside the US to host the forum which brings together like-minded defence partners to discuss respective

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BAE Systems offers new career opportunities for Australian Veterans

Posted 27 October 2021

BAE Systems Australia and technology training company WithYouWithMe (WYWM) have signed an agreement to re-train and upskill a squad of 10 veterans into Information Technology roles within the defence and security

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Element commits to net zero following top ESG rating

Posted 27 October 2021

Element Materials Technology (Element) has set out its environmental ambition, committing to science-based targets and net zero emissions across its entire global business by 2035, following the achievement of the highest ESG

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DASA recognised as Investor in Innovation

Posted 26 October 2021

DASA has been benchmarked and accredited by the Institute of Innovation and Knowledge Exchange (IKE Institute) - the UK’s professional body for innovators - achieving the Investor in Innovations standard aligned to the ISO 56002 international

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BMT named as an MCF3 supplier

Posted 26 October 2021

Multi-disciplinary engineering, management and technology consultancy, BMT, has been named as a supplier on the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Management Consultancy Framework 3 (MCF3).

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Can wearable tech data improve soldiers' wellbeing?

Posted 25 October 2021

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is seeking demonstrations to show how data gathered from wearable technology can enhance health and wellbeing in soldiers

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Chief of Defence Staff officially opens DIO head office at DMS Whittington

Posted 25 October 2021

The Chief of Defence Staff visited DMS Whittington, was in Staffordshire last week, to officially open the new head office of the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO).

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UK forges closer defence and security partnership with India

Posted 25 October 2021

Foreign Secretary Liz Truss has been forging stronger UK security and defence links with India on her trip to the country over the weekend, as she visited HMS Queen Elizabeth in Mumbai.

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Serco secures $33m US Space Force surveillance systems contract

Posted 25 October 2021

Serco Inc. has been awarded the new Space Fence Operations and Maintenance contract by the United States Space Force Space Operations Command (SpOC).

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BAE Systems welcomes Nottingham University as strategic academic partner

Posted 22 October 2021

The University of Nottingham and BAE Systems have formalised a strategic partnership which will see the organisations collaborate on developing new and innovative digital manufacturing technologies.

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Techmodal to be Royal Navy's Digital Service Partner for Data Science

Posted 22 October 2021

Bristol based applied data science business, Techmodal, has won a two year contract worth up to £8.3 million to become the Royal Navy's Digital Service Programme Partner for Data Science to deliver a

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BAE Systems and SNC to provide USAF with advanced SIGINT tech

Posted 21 October 2021

The US Air Force (USAF) has awarded the BAE Systems-Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) team a contract to provide a prototype design for the next-generation open architecture signals intelligence (SIGINT) technology under

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Babcock completes sale of Frazer-Nash

Posted 21 October 2021

Babcock International Group plc has announced the completion of the sale of its wholly owned subsidiary Frazer-Nash Consultancy Limited.

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UK manufacturing key to domestic and global ambitions

Posted 20 October 2021

Today, five trade associations - ABPI, ADS, CIA, FDF and the SMMT - together representing sectors with nearly 800,000 employees, annual turnover of £338.2 billion and £166 billion in exports, have published a joint

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Brookhouse Aerospace awarded JOSCAR accreditation

Posted 20 October 2021

Lancashire based engineering and manufacturing business, Brookhouse Aerospace, has been awarded JOSCAR Registration.

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Roke launches PERCEIVE Multi-Role

Posted 20 October 2021

Romsey based Roke has launched PERCEIVE Multi-Role (MR), the next generation of MR Electronic Warfare (EW) sensor, which - built on 50 years of EW solutions heritage, including the award-winning RESOLVE tactical EW Support system and the LOCATE Strategic

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DIO completes safer DM Kineton entrance

Posted 19 October 2021

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has completed construction on a new and safer entrance at DM Kineton.

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Tom Adamson joins DASA as Innovation Partner for Wales

Posted 19 October 2021

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) has welcomed Tom Adamson to its team as their new Innovation Partner for Wales.

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US and UK research labs collaborate on autonomy and AI

Posted 19 October 2021

Integrated artificial intelligence technologies to support the armed forces are being developed as part of an international partnership agreement.

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Airbus Zephyr Solar HAPS completes 2021 summer test flights

Posted 19 October 2021

The Airbus Zephyr Solar High Altitude Platform System (HAPS) has completed a successful 2021 test flight campaign in the United States.

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Improbable to provide MoD with NGCN Digital Twin

Posted 18 October 2021

Improbable Defence and National Security (Improbable) has been selected by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to create a Next-Generation Communications Network (NGCN) Digital Twin of its global digital and IT infrastructure.

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Admiral Sir Tony Radakin KCB ADC appointed new Chief of the Defence Staff

Posted 18 October 2021

Her Majesty the Queen has approved the appointment of Admiral Sir Tony Radakin KCB ADC to take over from General Sir Nicholas Carter GCB CBE DSO ADC Gen as the next Chief of the Defence Staff.

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Babcock showcasing innovative tech solutions at AWE 21

Posted 18 October 2021

Babcock is showcasing the innovative technological solutions needed for an ever changing digital landscape to help drive collective training transformation and improve outcomes at one of the biggest defence events of the year –

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TT Electronics secures contract to support RBSL on Boxer programme

Posted 12 October 2021

TT Electronics today announced that they have been awarded a contract to support the UK MoD’s Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV) programme, with the joint award from Rheinmetall BAE Systems Land (RBSL) and

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UK Minister for Defence Procurement starts Skynet 6A satellite production at Airbus

Posted 11 October 2021

Jeremy Quin MP, the UK’s Minister for Defence Procurement, visited Airbus in Stevenage today and pushed the button to start production of the first panel skin for the UK MOD’s next generation

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