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Marshall signs MoU with Bluespace at BSDA

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Marshall signs MoU with Bluespace at BSDA

23 May 2024

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

Farnborough International partners with The Future Business

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Farnborough International partners with The Future Business

23 May 2024

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

FANUC to showcase advanced automation solutions at FIA2024

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FANUC to showcase advanced automation solutions at FIA2024

23 May 2024

Factory automation specialist FANUC UK will showcase a suite of next-generation automation solutions at the Farnborough International Airshow (FIA2024), 22nd-26th July, which is aimed at enabling higher rate aircraft and aerospace manufacturing.

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Forcys and SH Defence sign MoU at CNE

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Forcys and SH Defence sign MoU at CNE

23 May 2024

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

Babcock promotes future skills at its Festival of Engineering

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Babcock promotes future skills at its Festival of Engineering

22 May 2024

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

Stansted Airport partners with London Stadium

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Stansted Airport partners with London Stadium

22 May 2024

London Stadium has today announced a new multiyear partnership with London Stansted Airport, part of the Manchester Airports Group (MAG).

SALMO salvaged WWI ship bell returned to US Navy

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SALMO salvaged WWI ship bell returned to US Navy

21 May 2024

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

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Thompson showcasing seating advances at AIX

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Thompson showcasing seating advances at AIX

20 May 2024

Thompson Aero Seating is bringing a mix of inspiration and innovation to AIX 2024 as it continues to invest in its evolving premium seating range.

The Exact Group expands its capabilities

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The Exact Group expands its capabilities

20 May 2024

Newry-based precision engineering and specialised finishing company, The Exact Group, has invested over £300k to expand its capabilities in the aerospace sector, including becoming a certified applicator of ceramic coating, Cerakote.

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Protection of AI models against cyber attacks enhanced

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Protection of AI models against cyber attacks enhanced

15 May 2024

New measures, anticipated to establish a global benchmark for enhancing the protection of AI models against hacking and sabotage, were unveiled today by the UK government.

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

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

14 May 2024

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

UK-built warships to strengthen Royal Marines special ops

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UK-built warships to strengthen Royal Marines special ops

14 May 2024

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

NI companies to highlight region

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NI companies to highlight region's aerospace and supply chain at AIX

13 May 2024

Three Northern Ireland based companies are set to highlight supply chain excellence and the value of Northern Ireland’s thriving aerospace manufacturing sector to the global market, at this year’s Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX), which takes place in Hamburg from 28th to 30th May.

Police Scotland to host 62nd annual National Police Dog Trials

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Police Scotland to host 62nd annual National Police Dog Trials

13 May 2024

Police Scotland will host the 62nd annual National Police Dog Trials from Monday 20th to Thursday 23rd May.

Airbus to unveil Agnet Turnaround at CCW 2024

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Airbus to unveil Agnet Turnaround at CCW 2024

13 May 2024

Airbus will officially unveil its Agnet Turnaround solution, a new smart and secure collaborative platform to address and overcome challenges in the aviation industry, at Critical Communications World (CCW) 2024, taking place in Dubai 14th-16th May.

UK Defence Secretary tours Scottish shipyards

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UK Defence Secretary tours Scottish shipyards

10 May 2024

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

Pioneers of Tomorrow invited to Farnborough International Airshow

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Pioneers of Tomorrow invited to Farnborough International Airshow

9 May 2024

The next generation of leaders are invited to experience the world of aerospace, engineering and STEM at Farnborough International Airshow’s Pioneers of Tomorrow, a dedicated day to inspire, engage and recruit the industry’s future workforce.

Barnbrook sets new sights on airshow

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Barnbrook sets new sights on airshow

8 May 2024

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

Space sustainability conference advances £1.8m for tech innovation

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Space sustainability conference advances £1.8m for tech innovation

8 May 2024

New funding from the UK Space Agency is backing technologies to help satellites measure our changing shorelines, estimate levels of biomass, predict weather forecasting and manufacture medicines in space.

British businesses celebrated in The King’s Awards for Enterprise

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British businesses celebrated in The King’s Awards for Enterprise

6 May 2024

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

Penny Mordaunt MP explores Subsea Craft

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Penny Mordaunt MP explores Subsea Craft's autonomous capabilities

3 May 2024

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

Parker to showcase defence solutions at Eurosatory 2024

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Parker to showcase defence solutions at Eurosatory 2024

3 May 2024

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

Spectra Group brings GENSS to US at SOF 2024

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Spectra Group brings GENSS to US at SOF 2024

2 May 2024

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

Overwatch launches its drone tech into US at SOF 2024

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Overwatch launches its drone tech into US at SOF 2024

2 May 2024

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

Army Flying Museum takes delivery of Apache AH Mk.1

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Army Flying Museum takes delivery of Apache AH Mk.1

2 May 2024

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

ODU to demo battery applications at Battery Cells & Systems Expo

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ODU to demo battery applications at Battery Cells & Systems Expo

2 May 2024

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

Altair to support Manta Aircraft’s ANN

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Altair to support Manta Aircraft’s ANN

2 May 2024

Altair is to provide strategic support for Manta Aircraft’s innovative long-range hybrid-electric eV/STOL (vertical and short take off and landing) platform 'ANN', following the signing of an agreement during the DriftX Event in Abu Dhabi.

Veteran naval aircraft head to Falklands

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Veteran naval aircraft head to Falklands

1 May 2024

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

Advanced Engineering UK to return to NEC in October

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Advanced Engineering UK to return to NEC in October

1 May 2024

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

NetJets secures multiyear partnership with The R&A

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NetJets secures multiyear partnership with The R&A

30 April 2024

NetJets has announced its exclusive partnership with The R&A as its Official Private Jet Provider for The Open, golf’s original Championship.

Strategic Command, USSSOCOM and SOFWERX host IF15

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Strategic Command, USSSOCOM and SOFWERX host IF15

30 April 2024

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

Bristol Airport to host Spring Careers Fair

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Bristol Airport to host Spring Careers Fair

30 April 2024

More than one hundred jobs from over a dozen employers are on offer as Bristol Airport holds its Spring Careers Fair for prospective candidates Monday 13th May.

Agreement signed to advance UK and US defence innovation

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Agreement signed to advance UK and US defence innovation

26 April 2024

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

NCA and European Police Chiefs call for public protection across tech platforms

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NCA and European Police Chiefs call for public protection across tech platforms

26 April 2024

The Director General of the National Crime Agency (NCA) General Graeme Biggar and European Police Chiefs, are calling for industry and governments to take urgent action to ensure public safety across technology platforms.

Jet Zero Council advance hydrogen aviation discussions at Cranfield

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Jet Zero Council advance hydrogen aviation discussions at Cranfield

26 April 2024

The Jet Zero Council met at Cranfield University last week to discuss steps towards sustainable aviation with a special focus on hydrogen.

PPM Systems enables 5x increase in detection range

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PPM Systems enables 5x increase in detection range

25 April 2024

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

British Army’s Challenger 3 conducts live firings

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British Army’s Challenger 3 conducts live firings

25 April 2024

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

BAE Systems breaks ground on Maple Grove facility

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BAE Systems breaks ground on Maple Grove facility

25 April 2024

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

Muirhead unveils neurodiverse-friendly aircraft seat covers

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Muirhead unveils neurodiverse-friendly aircraft seat covers

23 April 2024

Scottish supplier of high-performance leather to airlines and seat manufacturers, Muirhead, has today unveiled its pioneering vision for neurodiverse-friendly aircraft seat covers.

Sixth Astute class submarine officially named Agamemnon

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Sixth Astute class submarine officially named Agamemnon

23 April 2024

The Royal Navy’s latest Astute Class submarine has been officially named at BAE Systems’ Submarines site in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria.

Strategic Command heralds new era of training at IT²EC

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Strategic Command heralds new era of training at IT²EC

18 April 2024

At this year's IT²EC, experts from across Strategic Command showcased how it is 'Sharpening Defence’s Edge' and highlighted the role of its Defence Cyber Academy in ushering in a new era of training, educating and reskilling cyber specialists.

DE&S welcomes Secretary of State for Defence to Abbey Wood

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DE&S welcomes Secretary of State for Defence to Abbey Wood

17 April 2024

Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S) welcomed Secretary of State for Defence Grant Shapps to Abbey Wood earlier this week, where he took the opportunity to highlight its work supplying kit to Ukraine, as well as underscoring how the new defence procurement model will deliver equipment to British Armed Forces quicker than ever before.

Mine hunting mothership RFA Stirling Castle welcomed into Royal Navy

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Mine hunting mothership RFA Stirling Castle welcomed into Royal Navy

17 April 2024

A mothership to host a suite of cutting-edge remotely-operated and autonomous systems to keep UK waters safe has been welcomed into the Royal Navy.

Air bp launches myairbp

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Air bp launches myairbp

16 April 2024

Air bp has today launched its new customer portal for general aviation, myairbp.

Smiths Detection launch advanced SDX 10060 XDi X-ray diffraction scanner

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Smiths Detection launch advanced SDX 10060 XDi X-ray diffraction scanner

16 April 2024

Smiths Detection has today launched the SDX 10060 XDi, a ground-breaking X-ray scanner powered by diffraction technology.

Gatwick and Croydon Council sign Economic Growth Charter

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Gatwick and Croydon Council sign Economic Growth Charter

15 April 2024

Croydon Council and London Gatwick have signed an Economic Growth Charter to help drive future economic growth, boost skills and create new jobs for residents.

The Princess Royal visits HMS Venturer in Rosyth

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The Princess Royal visits HMS Venturer in Rosyth

12 April 2024

As Sponsor of the Royal Navy’s newest frigate, Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal has visited HMS Venturer in Rosyth.

Viasat opens International Business HQ in London

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Viasat opens International Business HQ in London

11 April 2024

Viasat today officially opened its highly advanced International Business Headquarters in London.

AIX 2024 showcasing connectivity and eco-friendly solutions

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AIX 2024 showcasing connectivity and eco-friendly solutions

11 April 2024

Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX) at Hamburg Messe, Germany, 28th-30th May 2024, is bringing together airlines and cabin interiors professionals across the global supply chain to shape future cabin concepts, highlighting connectivity and eco-friendly solutions.

ATI marks 10-year anniversary

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ATI marks 10-year anniversary

11 April 2024

Industry Minister Alan Mak joined UK aerospace industry leaders at an event to mark the 10-year anniversary of the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI), a joint government-industry funded organisation that drives world-class research in sustainable aviation.

Babcock reveals BITE at IT2EC

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Babcock reveals BITE at IT2EC

10 April 2024

Babcock has unveiled its latest experiential tool - Babcock Immersive Training Experience (BITE) - at IT2EC, designed to support individual and collective training and ensure military and civil resilience teams are ready to face the most demanding and realistic environments.

UK and Ukraine sign new defence pact

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UK and Ukraine sign new defence pact

10 April 2024

The UK and Ukraine have signed a new defence agreement to encourage cooperation on defence and industrial issues.

Farsound attending MRO Americas in Chicago

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Farsound attending MRO Americas in Chicago

9 April 2024

Farsound's Americas team is showcasing the company's suite of specialised logistics, supply chain services and aero-engine parts products today at MRO Americas in Chicago, taking place 9th-11th April.

HMG Paints to give coatings tech advice at DVD2024

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HMG Paints to give coatings tech advice at DVD2024

9 April 2024

HMG Paints today announced its participation in the upcoming DVD2024 Show, scheduled to take place 18th - 19th September 2024 at UTAC Millbrook in Bedfordshire.

Hadean and 4C Strategies to showcase collective training system at IT2EC 2024

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Hadean and 4C Strategies to showcase collective training system at IT2EC 2024

8 April 2024

Spatial computing company, Hadean and 4C Strategies, a provider of training readiness and organisational resilience solutions, are set to demonstrate an integration of systems for collective training at IT2EC 2024 in London.

GCHQ Director and US cyber chief confirmed to speak at CYBERUK 2024

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GCHQ Director and US cyber chief confirmed to speak at CYBERUK 2024

5 April 2024

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) – a part of GCHQ – which will host the UK flagship cyber conference CYBERUK 2024 being held at the ICC Birmingham 13th–15th May 2024, has confirmed the event's speaker lineup.

Portsmouth engineers support UK

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Portsmouth engineers support UK's 80th anniversary of D-Day commemorations

4 April 2024

A Portsmouth-based engineer has designed the UK’s principal D-Day beacon that will be manufactured and lit in the city as part of the nation’s commemorations of the 80th anniversary of D-Day on 6th June.

Evolve Dynamics partners with Criterion Solutions

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Evolve Dynamics partners with Criterion Solutions

2 April 2024

Evolve Dynamics has signed a new partnership agreement with Criterion Solutions to take industry-leading uncrewed systems technology into the markets of Australia and New Zealand.

DE&S hosts inaugural SME Open Day at Abbey Wood

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DE&S hosts inaugural SME Open Day at Abbey Wood

2 April 2024

Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S) has hosted its inaugural Small and Medium-sized Enterprise (SME) Open Day at Abbey Wood, providing details of opportunities within forthcoming defence projects.

VSI HQ in Bristol officially opened

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VSI HQ in Bristol officially opened

2 April 2024

Rheinmetall House in Bristol, UK, the newly acquired Vehicle Systems International (VSI) headquarters, has been officially opened by Andy Start, CEO of Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S).

Leonardo secures presence at Bahrain International Airshow

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Leonardo secures presence at Bahrain International Airshow

26 March 2024

Italian aerospace, defence and security firm, Leonardo has secured its presence at the Bahrain International Airshow for the seventh year.

Ultra I&C opens Cyber Centre of Excellence in Maidenhead

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Ultra I&C opens Cyber Centre of Excellence in Maidenhead

22 March 2024

Ultra Intelligence & Communications (Ultra I&C) has celebrated the official opening of its flagship facility in Maidenhead, UK, marking a major milestone in the company’s ongoing expansion and development.

MoD Sanctuary Awards celebrate sustainability and conservation

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MoD Sanctuary Awards celebrate sustainability and conservation

21 March 2024

The 33rd annual Ministry of Defence (MoD) Sanctuary Awards held earlier this week, have recognised the outstanding sustainability and conservation efforts across the MoD in the past year.

Foremost to showcase products for defence at DPRTE 2024

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Foremost to showcase products for defence at DPRTE 2024

21 March 2024

Engineering-led Essex based importer and specialist distributor of electromechanical components and solutions, Foremost Electronics, is advancing its engagement with the defence market by showcasing its increasing range of products for defence applications at DPRTE 2024.

Muirhead to unveil metal-free leather tech at AIX 2024

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Muirhead to unveil metal-free leather tech at AIX 2024

20 March 2024

Scottish based aviation leather supplier Muirhead is set to unveil its chrome and heavy metal-free FreeTAN tanning solution with free FR technology at Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX) 2024, being held at Hamburg Messe, 28th-30th May.

NATS and partners recognised at annual Air Traffic Management Awards

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NATS and partners recognised at annual Air Traffic Management Awards

20 March 2024

NATS was crowned a winner at the prestigious Air Traffic Management Awards in Geneva yesterday, overcoming competition from highly deserving projects from around the world.

Police Industry Charter launched

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Police Industry Charter launched

15 March 2024

The inaugural Police Industry Charter was launched at Security and Policing on Wednesday 13th of March 2024 by senior leaders in policing, government and industry. 

ODU to showcase AMC range at DPRTE 2024

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ODU to showcase AMC range at DPRTE 2024

14 March 2024

ODU will be showcasing their latest military connector technology solutions at DPRTE - being held 27th March 2024 at the Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre - including their Advanced Military Connector (AMC) range.

Lockheed Martin UK supports British Army tech demo

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Lockheed Martin UK supports British Army tech demo

13 March 2024

Lockheed Martin has showcased UK sovereign technologies developed by British engineers in support of the British Army’s participation in Project Convergence, an event held over the last few weeks to demonstrate next-generation deterrence technologies to an international audience in the United States.

Compass points the way towards decarbonisation

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Compass points the way towards decarbonisation

13 March 2024

Chertsey based Compass Group - a specialist in providing food and support services to various sectors including defence - launched its first transition plan at a climate summit it hosted in London last month, showing what it takes to decarbonise its multibillion-pound business.

Sustainable Aviation launches new manifesto

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Sustainable Aviation launches new manifesto

11 March 2024

Today Sustainable Aviation (SA) launches a new manifesto outlining the aviation industry’s commitment to achieving net zero and minimising the impact of noise, while maximising the economic benefits that aviation delivers across the nations and regions of the UK.

Local pupils hear from women in aviation at Manchester Airport

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Local pupils hear from women in aviation at Manchester Airport

11 March 2024

Pupils from a school in Didsbury enjoyed a day at Manchester Airport on Friday, learning about careers in aviation from female airport colleagues, as part of International Women’s Day.

NATS to reveal integrated airspace blueprint at CANSO Airspace World

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NATS to reveal integrated airspace blueprint at CANSO Airspace World

7 March 2024

A vision for truly integrated airspace will headline the industry-leading products and solutions being showcased by NATS at CANSO Airspace World in Geneva on 19th – 21st March.

Marshall to display deployable infrastructure at CEL

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Marshall to display deployable infrastructure at CEL

7 March 2024

Cambridge based Marshall will be participating in the three-day Combat Engineering and Logistics Conference (CEL) in Warsaw, Poland, that opens on 12th March.

Kromek to demo radiological detection range at Security & Policing

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Kromek to demo radiological detection range at Security & Policing

7 March 2024

Sedgefield Co. Durham based Kromek, will be demonstrating its range of radiological detection products at the UK Government’s annual Security and Policing event on 12th-14th March at the Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre.

UK youngsters gain STEM career insights at Space Camp

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UK youngsters gain STEM career insights at Space Camp

6 March 2024

Lockheed Martin has joined forces with the National Space Academy and Viasat to host dozens of young people at a week-long Space Camp at the University of Sunderland.

Thompson and ADS host NI aerospace industry summit

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Thompson and ADS host NI aerospace industry summit

6 March 2024

Thompson Aero Seating yesterday hosted a prestigious aerospace industry event at its facilities in Banbridge, Northern Ireland, in conjunction with ADS NI, with Invest Northern Ireland providing the guest speaker.

Electric Aviation Symposium takes off in Warwick

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Electric Aviation Symposium takes off in Warwick

6 March 2024

An event focused on the future of electric aviation - The Electric Aviation Symposium - took place last week in Warwick, bringing together key stakeholders from across the aviation ecosystem.

Zygo to showcase optical solutions at Space-Comm 2024

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Zygo to showcase optical solutions at Space-Comm 2024

29 February 2024

Zygo Corporation has announced that it will be showcasing its extensive range of products and services at this year’s Space-Comm Expo, 6th-7th March, being held next week at the Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre, including 3D optical metrology instruments, optical parts and components.

Bristow signs framework contract with Airbus for up to 15 H135s

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Bristow signs framework contract with Airbus for up to 15 H135s

29 February 2024

Airbus Helicopters and Bristow Group announced a framework contract for up to 15 H135 helicopters (five firm orders, plus 10 options) during this year’s HAI Heli-Expo.

Leonardo and Sloane enhance partnership in UK and Ireland

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Leonardo and Sloane enhance partnership in UK and Ireland

28 February 2024

Leonardo and Sloane have announced a major reinforcement of their collaboration in the UK and Ireland commercial helicopter market at Heli-Expo 2024, with the signing of Preliminary Sales Contracts for nine AW09 next-generation single engine aircraft and new orders for two AW109 Grand New and two AW109 Trekker light twins at Heli-Expo 2024.

Portsmouth to host UK’s 80th anniversary of D-Day commemorations

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Portsmouth to host UK’s 80th anniversary of D-Day commemorations

27 February 2024

Portsmouth will host a major national commemorative event to mark the 80th anniversary of D-Day, in June 2024.

FIL launches Farnborough International Space Show

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FIL launches Farnborough International Space Show

27 February 2024

Farnborough International Ltd (FIL) today announced the official launch of Farnborough International Space Show, a new annual UK space industry event taking place from next year (19th-20th March 2025) at the Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre, which will connect the global space community across industry, defence, ...

Gatwick supports local employment as 350 jobseekers attend jobs fair

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Gatwick supports local employment as 350 jobseekers attend jobs fair

26 February 2024

London Gatwick, in partnership with the Department for Work and Pensions and Jobcentre Plus, welcomed more than 350 job seekers to promote the jobs and careers on offer throughout the airport.

Avon Protection launches EXOSKIN-S1 CBRN protective suit

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Avon Protection launches EXOSKIN-S1 CBRN protective suit

26 February 2024

Avon Protection today launched its new EXOSKIN-S1 CBRN protective suit - a pivotal addition to its range of CBRN protective wear - at ENFORCE TAC 2024, being held at the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg, Germany (26th-28th February).

Airbus to establish Sustainable Aviation Hub in Singapore

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Airbus to establish Sustainable Aviation Hub in Singapore

21 February 2024

Airbus has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) to facilitate the establishment of a Sustainable Aviation Hub with a specific focus on technology, research and innovation.

Syensqo to enter sustainable mobility and tech collaborations at JEC 2024

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Syensqo to enter sustainable mobility and tech collaborations at JEC 2024

20 February 2024

Syensqo, previously part of Solvay group, has announced that it will be showcasing new advances and entering sustainable mobility and technology collaborations, at JEC 2024, taking place in Paris next month (5th-7th March).

SSRO consultation to help defence contractors meet reporting obligations

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SSRO consultation to help defence contractors meet reporting obligations

19 February 2024

The Single Source Regulations Office (SSRO) has released a consultation that explains forthcoming changes to its reporting guidance and to the Defence Contract Analysis and Reporting System (DefCARS).

UK Minister for Defence Procurement views investment at RAF Valley

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UK Minister for Defence Procurement views investment at RAF Valley

16 February 2024

The Minister for Defence Procurement James Cartlidge has visited RAF Valley on the island of Anglesey in North Wales, to see the results of investment into fighter jet training.

RTX to showcase its latest tech at Singapore Airshow

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RTX to showcase its latest tech at Singapore Airshow

16 February 2024

RTX is set to feature its latest commercial and defence technologies at the Singapore Airshow taking place 19th-24th February.

Wayland Additive to showcase Calibur3 capabilities at AMADS

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Wayland Additive to showcase Calibur3 capabilities at AMADS

15 February 2024

Wayland Additive, an OEM of next generation eBeam metal additive manufacturing (AM) systems, will showcase its Calibur3 capabilities at AMADS (AM for Aerospace, Defence & Space), being held in Ashton Gate Stadium, Bristol, 27th and 28th February.

FANUC UK seeks Britain’s best young robotics talent

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FANUC UK seeks Britain’s best young robotics talent

15 February 2024

As part of its ongoing drive to encourage more young people to begin a career in automation and engineering, FANUC UK is inviting the country’s brightest young minds to take part in the WorldSkills UK Industrial Robotics competition.

UK-Ukraine TechExchange launched

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UK-Ukraine TechExchange launched

15 February 2024

The UK-Ukraine TechExchange has been launched, the first non-profit startup support programme of its kind specialising in DefenceTech and AgriTech collaboration between the UK and Ukraine.

Aerobility’s Armchair Airshow returns as Aerobility Live

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Aerobility’s Armchair Airshow returns as Aerobility Live

14 February 2024

The Armchair Airshow - launched four years ago when pandemic restrictions banned public events to give aviation fans behind the scenes insights from their living rooms - is returning on Saturday 15th June as a live event, Aerobility Live.

Red Arrows reveal 60th Diamond Season plans

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Red Arrows reveal 60th Diamond Season plans

14 February 2024

Sixty seasons of dynamic displays inspiring millions of people will be celebrated by the Red Arrows in 2024.

Smiths Detection

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Smiths Detection's advanced X-ray helps secure NFL Super Bowl

12 February 2024

Smiths Detection supplied its high-energy X-ray screening systems to help secure the NFL Super Bowl attended by 68,000 people on Sunday 11th February 2024, at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Smith Myers and AWAS partner on ARTEMIS retrofits

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Smith Myers and AWAS partner on ARTEMIS retrofits

12 February 2024

Smith Myers and AgustaWestland Aviation Services (AWAS) have formed a partnership to bring Smith Myers award-winning ARTEMIS mobile phone detection, location and communication systems to existing Leonardo helicopter users in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Regions.

Glasgow Airport hydrogen hub to support zero-emission flight by 2027

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Glasgow Airport hydrogen hub to support zero-emission flight by 2027

12 February 2024

The Glasgow Airport Hydrogen Innovation Hub summit held last Thursday (8th February) revealed that the infrastructure needed to support zero-emission flight could be in place as early as 2027.

Strategic Command shares wargaming expertise

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Strategic Command shares wargaming expertise

7 February 2024

Strategic Command’s Defence Experimentation and Wargaming Hub in Hampshire, recently hosted a visit from the Hybrid Centre of Excellence, Finland, providing valuable insights into wargaming solutions.

Affinity supports Apprenticeships Parliamentary Fair

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Affinity supports Apprenticeships Parliamentary Fair

7 February 2024

Affinity Flying Training Services (Affinity) participated in the annual Apprenticeships Parliamentary Fair yesterday, coinciding with National Apprenticeship Week.

WDS2024: BAE Systems and BIAS extend partnership

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WDS2024: BAE Systems and BIAS extend partnership

6 February 2024

BAE Systems has confirmed its participation in the biennial Bahrain International Airshow (BIAS), being held again at the Sakhir Airbase Bahrain, 13th-15th November 2024.

UK and KSA to develop advanced defence capabilities

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UK and KSA to develop advanced defence capabilities

6 February 2024

The defence relationship between the UK and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has deepened, after the Defence Secretary and Minister for Defence Procurement met their counterparts in Riyadh, where they agreed to progress work on creating a partnership to develop advanced new defence capabilities.

Milanion NTGS and Avibras join forces

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Milanion NTGS and Avibras join forces

5 February 2024

Milanion NTGS and Avibras Indústria Aeroespacial have joined forces to develop and manufacture advanced defence equipment, offering important capabilities and innovative solutions to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) and the region.

AERALIS showcasing its air systems at WDS

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AERALIS showcasing its air systems at WDS

5 February 2024

Bristol based air system company, AERALIS, is showcasing its capabilities at the World Defense Show (WDS) in Riyadh, 4th-8th February 2024.

ADS launches its 2024 Manifesto

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ADS launches its 2024 Manifesto

1 February 2024

ADS - the association representing the UK's aerospace, defence, security and space sectors - this week launched its manifesto for 2024, setting out its recommendations for the next government to secure UK advantage.

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DIO helps underpin NATO’s largest exercise in decades

5 April 2024

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has been enabling and supporting Exercise Steadfast Defender 2024, NATO’s largest military exercise since the Cold War.

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MoD Sanctuary Awards celebrate sustainability and conservation

21 March 2024

The 33rd annual Ministry of Defence (MoD) Sanctuary Awards held earlier this week, have recognised the outstanding sustainability and conservation efforts across the MoD in the past year.

Defence

NATO DIANA expands network

18 March 2024

NATO Defence Innovation Accelerator for the North Atlantic (DIANA) is significantly expanding its transatlantic network of accelerator sites and test centres - doubling in size to more than 200 affiliated sites - which includes five additional UK test centres.

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MoD releases unseen DragonFire LDEW footage

11 March 2024

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) - along with its defence industry partners MBDA, Leonardo and Qinetiq - is publishing ‘never seen before’ declassified footage of the DragonFire Laser Directed Energy Weapon (LDEW) system, in action over the skies of the Hebrides.

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British Army conducts Ajax subarctic trials

8 March 2024

The British Army’s new generation of armoured fighting vehicles, Ajax, has been put through its paces during cold weather trials in Tåme, Sweden.

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