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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. Agamemnon - named after the ancient Greek king - is the sixth of seven Astute submarines being built by the Company. She is due to be launched later this year, ahead of being commissioned into the Royal Navy.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

DASA launches trace explosives detection competition

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DASA launches trace explosives detection competition

31 January 2024

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) has today launched a new Themed Competition called ‘Small, Lightweight, Trace Explosives Detector’.

New Farnborough International Space Show launched

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New Farnborough International Space Show launched

30 January 2024

Farnborough International has today announced the launch of Farnborough International Space Show, a new, annual UK space industry event, to pioneer the commercial space age.

Living Legends of Aviation Awards welcome new inductees

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Living Legends of Aviation Awards welcome new inductees

29 January 2024

The 21st Annual Living Legends of Aviation Awards have been held, honouring those who have made significant contributions to aviation/aerospace and welcoming the latest Living Legend inductees.

England

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England's first Newton Room opens in South Yorkshire

26 January 2024

South Yorkshire has become home to England’s first Newton Room, a permanent classroom with three table top flight simulators used to teach students various Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) concepts including aviation modules.

ALAKRAN VMIMS showcased at India Republic Day 2024

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ALAKRAN VMIMS showcased at India Republic Day 2024

26 January 2024

The Indian Army has showcased its new ALAKRAN Vehicle Mounted Infantry Mortar System (VMIMS) − locally developed under the ‘Made in India’ initiative by Mahindra and Milanion NTGS − at India’s 75th Republic Day parade in New Delhi.

Milanion sign MoU with Al Seer Marine for ‘Made in UAE’ UGVs

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Milanion sign MoU with Al Seer Marine for ‘Made in UAE’ UGVs

25 January 2024

Milanion, through its UAE entity, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with UAE-based Al Seer Marine to work on strategic opportunities within the local market for the development, promotion and sales of unmanned ground vehicles (UGV), aligning with local ‘Made in UAE’ manufacturing.

DE&S seeks industry support for Space Delivery Team

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DE&S seeks industry support for Space Delivery Team

25 January 2024

Defence Equipment & Support’s Space Delivery Team is inviting industry partners to demonstrate how they can support efforts to deliver Assured Alternative Position, Navigation & Timing (PNT) technologies to enable UK forces to effectively operate in GNSS denied or degraded environments across the world.

LEMO UK to introduce new product portfolio at Southern Manufacturing and Electronics Show

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LEMO UK to introduce new product portfolio at Southern Manufacturing and Electronics Show

23 January 2024

Worthing based LEMO UK will be introducing its new product portfolio at the upcoming Southern Manufacturing and Electronics Show, set to take place at the Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre, from the 6th to 8th of February.

BAE Systems showcasing advanced capabilities at World Defense Show

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BAE Systems showcasing advanced capabilities at World Defense Show

22 January 2024

BAE Systems will be introducing its advanced multidomain capabilities at the second World Defense Show, taking place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia next month, 4th - 8th February.

ODU Connectors returns to Southern Manufacturing and Electronics Show

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ODU Connectors returns to Southern Manufacturing and Electronics Show

22 January 2024

ODU-UK Ltd will be showcasing their latest military connectors at the Southern Manufacturing and Electronics Show, taking place at the Farnborough Exhibition Centre, 6th-8th February 2024.

Defence Hackathon develops real-world defence solutions

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Defence Hackathon develops real-world defence solutions

22 January 2024

Service Personnel from the Army, Navy, RAF and the Civil service have gathered at the Defence Hackathon to help develop and code solutions to key defence problems.

British Embassy Manila hosts cybersecurity symposium

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British Embassy Manila hosts cybersecurity symposium

18 January 2024

The British Embassy Manila this week hosted its first comprehensive cybersecurity event, illustrating its commitment to and support for cybersecurity resilience in the Philippines.

Work begins on new Normandy D-Day heritage centre

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Work begins on new Normandy D-Day heritage centre

17 January 2024

Construction of a new visitors’ pavilion to commemorate the D-Day landings has begun in Normandy, France.

Exercise Mudmaster advances driving and navigation skills

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Exercise Mudmaster advances driving and navigation skills

15 January 2024

Exercise Mudmaster, recently held by 154 (Scottish) Regiment Royal Logistic Corps and organised in collaboration with the British Army Motorsports Association (BAMA) and the Scottish Land Rover Owners Club (SLROC), has served to help advance driving skills whilst strengthening military-civilian collaboration

Glasgow Airport Jobs Fair 2024 lands next week

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Glasgow Airport Jobs Fair 2024 lands next week

12 January 2024

Glasgow Airport will host its annual jobs fair next week on Wednesday 17th January, with more than 500 roles up for grabs.

CAE

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CAE's CEO Marc Parent to be inducted as Living Legend of Aviation

12 January 2024

CAE President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Marc Parent will be inducted as a Living Legend of Aviation during the organisation's annual gala on 19th January 2024.

Easyfairs acquires Southern Manufacturing & Electronics

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Easyfairs acquires Southern Manufacturing & Electronics

11 January 2024

The world’s largest privately owned exhibition organiser, Easyfairs, today announced the acquisition of European Trade & Exhibition Services, organiser of Southern Manufacturing & Electronics, bolstering its already extensive engineering and manufacturing portfolio that incorporates Advanced Engineering as well as many other brands ...

ArtArmor heads to London

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ArtArmor heads to London

11 January 2024

A unique art exhibition showing armour that has saved the lives of Ukrainians is heading to London for the first time to the High Commission of Canada Gallery on Trafalgar Square from 19th to 31st January 2024.

Thales to showcase innovative capabilities at IAVC 2024

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Thales to showcase innovative capabilities at IAVC 2024

10 January 2024

Thales’ Land team will be showing their latest innovations at the International Armoured Vehicles Conference (IAVC) taking place later this month at London’s Twickenham Stadium, 22nd-25th January.

MARSS demos NiDAR in US and Saudi Arabia CUAS exercise

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MARSS demos NiDAR in US and Saudi Arabia CUAS exercise

9 January 2024

Defence technology expert, MARSS, has played a prominent role in a counter-unmanned aerial system (CUAS) exercise carried out by the US and Saudi Arabia.

Professor Suzie Imber to deliver keynote at Space-Comm Expo 2024

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Professor Suzie Imber to deliver keynote at Space-Comm Expo 2024

9 January 2024

Space-Comm Expo has announced the first wave of its keynote speakers, including space scientist and astronaut in training Professor Suzie Imber and the who’s who of industry CEOs, CTOs and founders from the likes of NATO, Space Florida and Thales Alenia Space.

Serco partners with NMRN on STEM programme

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Serco partners with NMRN on STEM programme

3 January 2024

Serco announced today that it is supporting the National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN) STEM programme, which will include sharing its expertise with young people at a number of STEM events.

West Lothian team crowned 2023 Quadcopter Challenge winners

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West Lothian team crowned 2023 Quadcopter Challenge winners

3 January 2024

A group of students from St Margaret’s Academy in Livingston, West Lothian, Scotland - ‘The Interceptors’ - emerged victorious at the 2023 RTX Quadcopter Final, held at the Royal Air Force College Cranwell.

Cranfield and ATAG launch GSAE

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Cranfield and ATAG launch GSAE

20 December 2023

In an effort to meet the need for urgent action on sustainable aviation, Cranfield and the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) have launched the Global Sustainable Aviation Exchange (GSAE).

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Dstl's VPG tests emerging tech used at AWE

20 December 2023

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) simulation capability, the Virtual Proving Ground (VPG), has enabled users to test emerging technologies during a recent Army Warfighting Experiment (AWE).

UK

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UK's first trade mission to Ukraine boosts defence industry cooperation

18 December 2023

UK and Ukrainian government officials, together with key stakeholders from UK and Ukrainian industry, have met to discuss trade links and opportunities for long-term defence industry cooperation, during the first UK Government-led trade mission to the country.

RAeS announces 2023 award winners

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RAeS announces 2023 award winners

15 December 2023

The Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) has announced the 2023 winners of the global aerospace community’s most prestigious and long-standing awards honouring achievement and innovation, who were celebrated at the Society’s Awards Ceremony, held in London yesterday evening.

Northumbria University safeguarding the health of astronauts

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Northumbria University safeguarding the health of astronauts

14 December 2023

Space health experts at Northumbria University have won a global competition that will enable them to explore blood flow restriction training among astronauts during spaceflight.

JFD Australia demos submarine rescue system at White Carillon

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JFD Australia demos submarine rescue system at White Carillon

14 December 2023

JFD Australia has successfully demonstrated its submarine rescue system during annual ocean exercises, White Carillon, off the coast of Perth, Western Australia.

Collins Aerospace in Kilkeel recognised for STEM commitment

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Collins Aerospace in Kilkeel recognised for STEM commitment

13 December 2023

Collins Aerospace in Kilkeel has been recognised for its ongoing commitment to STEM activities, receiving the award for Best Small to Medium Enterprise in the UK Space Agency funded, Space Inspiration Awards, which were held during this year’s UK Space Conference in Belfast last month.

DE&S, Dstl and British Army test new tech for future battlespace

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DE&S, Dstl and British Army test new tech for future battlespace

11 December 2023

The Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S) Future Capability Group has worked alongside the British Army, the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) and industry, to interrogate some of the latest technology as part of the Army Warfighting Experiment (AWE) 2023.

Babcock partners with Arqit on comms and control tech

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Babcock partners with Arqit on comms and control tech

7 December 2023

Babcock has developed a technology with the capability of controlling single or entire fleets of vehicles in a defence environment.

AI companies showcase defence capabilities at DAIC Connect

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AI companies showcase defence capabilities at DAIC Connect

7 December 2023

More than 70 AI companies have shared how their innovations can enhance defence’s current and future capabilities at the inaugural DAIC Connect industry event organised by the Defence AI Centre (DAIC).

UK schoolgirls secure victory as champions of NCSC cyber skills contest

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UK schoolgirls secure victory as champions of NCSC cyber skills contest

5 December 2023

Teams of schoolgirls from across the UK have been crowned cyber security champions, in a nationwide competition which put their cyber security skills to the test.

DE&S wins at Women In Defence Awards

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DE&S wins at Women In Defence Awards

5 December 2023

Women helping to underpin the activities of Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S) were recognised recently at the Women in Defence awards.

FANUC sees talent take gold at WorldSkills UK Industrial Robotics national finals

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FANUC sees talent take gold at WorldSkills UK Industrial Robotics national finals

5 December 2023

The winners of the 2023 WorldSkills UK Industrial Robotics competition, held in conjunction with FANUC UK, have been announced at an awards ceremony in Manchester.

Team Marshall brings home gold at WorldSkills UK

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Team Marshall brings home gold at WorldSkills UK

1 December 2023

Sam Forbes and Leo Tweed topped the national rankings at the 2023 WorldSkills UK finals last month, demonstrating once again that Marshall’s apprentices are among the best in the business.

Industry, academia and government break ground on COMPASS

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Industry, academia and government break ground on COMPASS

23 November 2023

The ground has been broken for the Composites at Speed and Scale (COMPASS) facility in Sheffield, which will house a groundbreaking research programme with Boeing at its centre and position South Yorkshire in the vanguard of UK aerospace manufacturing.

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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.

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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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