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Mitie Care & Custody awarded contract for UK’s first all-electric ‘green’ prison

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Mitie Care & Custody awarded contract for UK’s first all-electric ‘green’ prison

24 April 2024

Mitie Care & Custody has been awarded the contract to operate HMP Millsike, the UK’s first all-electric prison that will provide around 1,500 places. 

UK Fire and Rescue Service convoy to deliver equipment to Ukraine

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UK Fire and Rescue Service convoy to deliver equipment to Ukraine

23 April 2024

A convoy of life saving fire and rescue service equipment, coordinated by FIRE AID, will begin its journey to Ukraine today to deliver vital equipment to Ukrainian firefighters.

NCSC appoints Richard Horne as new CEO

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NCSC appoints Richard Horne as new CEO

23 April 2024

Richard Horne has been appointed as the new CEO of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and GCHQ Board member.

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Smith Myers' ARTEMIS selected by Nova Systems for Coast Guard SAR contract

23 April 2024

Smith Myers' ARTEMIS Mobile Phone Location and Communications system has been selected by Nova Systems for integration into its airborne mission system SAR (search and rescue) contract for a European Coast Guard.

DSIT bolsters its leadership team

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DSIT bolsters its leadership team

23 April 2024

The UK's Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT) today announced the appointment of leading experts to oversee its work to transform the UK into a science and technology superpower.

UNICC selects Element for secure comms

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UNICC selects Element for secure comms

22 April 2024

United Nations International Computing Centre (UNICC) has selected Element as its secure communications platform, following a competitive tender process.

Roke opens Gloucester office

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Roke opens Gloucester office

19 April 2024

Romsey headquartered technology company Roke, has today officially opened its new bespoke office space in Gloucester, as it focuses on further expansion, innovation and technological growth in the area and for the UK.

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CCL Solutions appoints Seamus O’Reilly as Technical Director, Cyber Services

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CCL Solutions appoints Seamus O’Reilly as Technical Director, Cyber Services

18 April 2024

Digital forensics and cyber security specialist CCL Solutions Group has announced the appointment of Seamus O’Reilly as its new Technical Director, Cyber Services.

Met leads infiltration of fraud platform used by criminals worldwide

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Met leads infiltration of fraud platform used by criminals worldwide

18 April 2024

A website used by more than 2,000 criminals to defraud victims worldwide has been infiltrated in the Met’s latest joint operation to tackle large-scale online fraud.

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Bridewell research reveals UK CNI ransomware risks

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Bridewell research reveals UK CNI ransomware risks

17 April 2024

Three-in-ten UK-based critical national infrastructure (CNI) organisations (30%) that have fallen victim to a ransomware attack have risked legal repercussions by paying a ransom.

Goldilock and CR14 to support CNI testing under NATO DIANA

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Goldilock and CR14 to support CNI testing under NATO DIANA

17 April 2024

British cybersecurity startup Goldilock, has partnered with CR14, a cyber defence organisation established by the Estonian ministry of defence and the host of NATO’s operative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE), to conduct testing activities with the aim of increasing the resilience of critical national infrastructure (CNI).

ODU Connectors introduces MINI-SNAP Super Shorty

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ODU Connectors introduces MINI-SNAP Super Shorty

16 April 2024

ODU Connectors has introduced its MINI-SNAP Super Shorty, designed to provide a compact solution for large electrical engineering challenges.

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.

Axillium supports development of HMGCC Co-Creation Operating Model

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Axillium supports development of HMGCC Co-Creation Operating Model

16 April 2024

For the past 18 months, Axillium has been working with the HMGCC Co-Creation core team to support the development of the Co-Creation Operating Model and associated toolkits, which will enable research and development between HMGCC customers, SMEs and non-traditional suppliers to be delivered at pace on unique and difficult operational technology ...

WEC to build Europe’s largest subcontract heavy machining and nuclear fabrication facility

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WEC to build Europe’s largest subcontract heavy machining and nuclear fabrication facility

16 April 2024

WEC Group has announced the start of construction on a new state-of-the-art, 60,000 sq. ft heavy machining and nuclear fabrication facility in Walker Park, Blackburn.

MAG selects Veovo

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MAG selects Veovo's flow management tech

16 April 2024

Whilst Manchester Airport continues to see high passenger volumes, its operator, Manchester Airports Group (MAG) – which also owns London Stansted and East Midlands airports – is taking steps to keep queue times to a minimum and ensure consistently smooth arrival, departure and transfer experiences.

London City Airport scanners reduce queue times

Aerospace Security

London City Airport scanners reduce queue times

15 April 2024

Advanced security scanners have reduced queue times for passengers at London City Airport (LCY) by 50% on average since they were introduced a year ago.

BAE Systems to deliver intelligence and advisory services with Topaz Intelligence

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BAE Systems to deliver intelligence and advisory services with Topaz Intelligence

12 April 2024

BAE Systems has added Topaz Intelligence, LLC to its Modeling & Simulation Solutions (M&SS) portfolio to provide intelligence-as-a-service to drive agile decision making for users.

Darktrace launches ActiveAI Security Platform

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Darktrace launches ActiveAI Security Platform

11 April 2024

Darktrace has introduced the Darktrace ActiveAI Security Platform, which includes its existing best-in-class security products supplemented by a set of new industry-first innovations and features, including for email and operational technology (OT).

JFD demos NSRS ops at Rescuex West 24

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JFD demos NSRS ops at Rescuex West 24

11 April 2024

JFD Limited has once again successfully completed the mobilisation of critical components of the NATO Submarine Rescue System (NSRS), this time during the Rescuex West 24 exercise in Scottish waters.

Alcon provides Graelion braking system

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Alcon provides Graelion braking system

10 April 2024

Tamworth based brake and clutch company, Alcon Components Ltd, has been selected by Italian specialist vehicle company, Tekne, to deliver a bespoke braking solution for their Graelion off-road multipurpose vehicle.

Border Force bolsters general aviation security measures

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Border Force bolsters general aviation security measures

9 April 2024

Pilots, owners and operators of private aircraft will now be liable for fines of up to £10,000 if they do not provide the UK Border Force with advance passenger information online before they depart to or from the UK, under new regulations to strengthen border security.

Airports given time to install advanced security tech

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Airports given time to install advanced security tech

4 April 2024

Some UK airports are to be given more time to install security technology that could spell an end to tiny toiletries, with serious financial penalties planned for those who fail to meet the new deadlines.

Manchester Airport highlights luggage security rules

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Manchester Airport highlights luggage security rules

4 April 2024

Manchester Airport is urging passengers travelling during the school holidays to make sure they know hand luggage rules, after scissors, blow torches and two packs of darts were among almost 400 items confiscated in just one morning.

Smiths Detection appoints Jerome de Chassey as President

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Smiths Detection appoints Jerome de Chassey as President

4 April 2024

Smiths Detection has appointed Jerome de Chassey as President, Smiths Detection and he will also join the Smiths Group Executive Committee, whilst Roland Carter, previously President of Smiths Detection, has been appointed CEO of Smiths Group.

NPAS sees increase in essential engineering requirements

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NPAS sees increase in essential engineering requirements

3 April 2024

Whilst availability of National Police Air Service (NPAS) aircraft in the month of February was 69.2% - due to an increase in essential engineering requirements - average availability for the year was higher than the previous year, at 71.4%.

Campaign Catapult teams up with Clare Lampitt

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Campaign Catapult teams up with Clare Lampitt

3 April 2024

Campaign Catapult – operating in the Uncrewed Aerial Systems (UAS) robotics and sensors markets – has teamed up with UK-based cyber, defence and physical security comms specialist Clare Lampitt.

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.

SEA-KIT secures UMS certification for Fugro Blue Essence

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SEA-KIT secures UMS certification for Fugro Blue Essence

2 April 2024

Essex based Uncrewed Surface Vessel (USV) designer and builder, SEA-KIT International, has been awarded an Unmanned Marine Systems (UMS) certificate by Lloyd’s Register (LR), for its latest 12 metre SEA-KIT X-Class USV, Fugro Blue Essence.

Kraken and Auterion partner on autonomous security boat capabilities

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Kraken and Auterion partner on autonomous security boat capabilities

2 April 2024

Kraken and Auterion have announced a strategic partnership to exponentially develop autonomous capabilities in the high-performance littoral security boat sector.

Serco hands back HMP Kilmarnock to the Scottish Prison Service

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Serco hands back HMP Kilmarnock to the Scottish Prison Service

26 March 2024

After 25 years of running the most cost-effective prison in Scotland, Serco is saying farewell to HMP Kilmarnock and handing it back to the Scottish Prison Service.

C3IA Solutions strengthens commitment to British Armed Forces

Defence Security

C3IA Solutions strengthens commitment to British Armed Forces

26 March 2024

Dorset cyber security company C3IA Solutions has re-signed the Armed Forces Covenant in a ceremony at Blandford Camp.

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.

HENSOLDT UK gains Manta NEO X Type Approval

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HENSOLDT UK gains Manta NEO X Type Approval

22 March 2024

Sensor solutions provider HENSOLDT UK announces the successful completion of Type Approval for its latest Manta NEO X band radar system, designed specifically for the commercial shipping market.

New SIA non-executive director appointed

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New SIA non-executive director appointed

19 March 2024

The UK Minister for Safeguarding has appointed a new non-executive director to the Board of the Security Industry Authority (SIA), the regulator of the UK’s private security industry.

AI leaves 87% of UK organisations vulnerable to cyberattacks

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AI leaves 87% of UK organisations vulnerable to cyberattacks

18 March 2024

According to a new report released today by Microsoft in collaboration with Dr Chris Brauer at Goldsmiths, University of London, 87% of UK organisations are vulnerable to cyberattacks in the age of AI.

UK Future of Flight Action Plan launched

Aerospace Security

UK Future of Flight Action Plan launched

18 March 2024

Flying taxis, crime-fighting drones and critical 999 care deliveries could all be a reality by 2030 thanks to the UK Government and industry’s joint Future of Flight Action Plan, announced by the Department for Transport (DfT) today.

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. 

US DoD awards University of Birmingham a Concussion research contract

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US DoD awards University of Birmingham a Concussion research contract

11 March 2024

University of Birmingham experts will lead a major research programme involving hundreds of people across the UK which aims to transform the way concussion is identified and managed, supported by a US Department of Defense (DoD) contract.

UK-based security researchers recognised

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UK-based security researchers recognised

8 March 2024

The UK's national Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) recently hosted a small number of those who have helped make UK government services more secure and resilient.

DASA launches SPAA

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DASA launches SPAA

8 March 2024

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) has launched a new Themed Competition called Sample Preservation, Analysis and Attribution (SPAA), run on behalf of the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) and the US Department of Defense (DoD).

Darktrace appoints David Smith as Chief People Officer

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Darktrace appoints David Smith as Chief People Officer

8 March 2024

Darktrace has announced the appointment of David Smith as Chief People Officer (CPO), who will be joining the executive management team on 15th April 2024 and reporting to CEO Poppy Gustafsson.

Serco enhances maternity and paternity leave

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Serco enhances maternity and paternity leave

8 March 2024

On International Women’s Day Serco has announced that it has extended its maternity and paternity leave benefits, aligning with its commitment to fostering a diverse and supportive workplace for all.

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.

Diamond Systems introduces the P50 Fire extinguisher

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Diamond Systems introduces the P50 Fire extinguisher

7 March 2024

Belfast based Diamond Systems has introduced the P50 fire extinguisher to the Northern Ireland market.

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.

Thales in the UK launches second STEM Returners programme

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Thales in the UK launches second STEM Returners programme

6 March 2024

Global technology company Thales in the UK has teamed up with STEM Returners for a second time to continue their drive to help engineers return to work after a career break.

ODU addresses defence industry supply chain risk

Defence Security

ODU addresses defence industry supply chain risk

6 March 2024

ODU has developed a risk mitigation strategy to reduce risk and support the planning and integration of connection solutions in supply chain systems.

Triage tech collaboration set to save lives

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Triage tech collaboration set to save lives

5 March 2024

A collaboration between Dorset-headquartered cyber-security company C3IA Solutions and Birmingham-based telemedicine pioneers Black Space Technology, have collaborated to create an instant triage system for casualties on battlefields or in disaster zones.

CyberFirst Girls scoop prizes

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CyberFirst Girls scoop prizes

4 March 2024

Winning teams from across the UK have been recognised for their success in the CyberFirst Girls Competition at an awards ceremony hosted at the University of Oxford’s Robotics Institute.

Getac launches AI-ready fully rugged tablet

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Getac launches AI-ready fully rugged tablet

4 March 2024

Getac has launched its AI-ready ZX80, an eight-inch fully rugged tablet, powered by the versatile Android operating system.

New laws to crack down on online prison content

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New laws to crack down on online prison content

4 March 2024

New UK laws will see harmful content filmed inside prisons removed from social media platforms more quickly – shielding victims from further trauma and protecting prison security.

DASA launches MEDTI Demonstrator

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DASA launches MEDTI Demonstrator

27 February 2024

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) has launched a new Themed Competition called Mobile Evidential Drug Testing Instrument (MEDTI) Demonstrator, looking for innovations that can enhance the testing of drug drivers.

HENSOLDT partners with Smith Myers to enhance EuroNav 7

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HENSOLDT partners with Smith Myers to enhance EuroNav 7

26 February 2024

Sensor solutions provider HENSOLDT has announced that its EuroNav 7 mission system for critical airborne applications is now enhanced with the integration of Smith Myers’ award-winning ARTEMIS Mobile Phone Detection, Location and Communication System.

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).

Investigation disrupts world’s most harmful cyber crime group

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Investigation disrupts world’s most harmful cyber crime group

21 February 2024

The UK's National Crime Agency (NCA) yesterday revealed details of an international disruption campaign targeting LockBit, the world’s most harmful cyber crime group.

Spectra Group invests in advanced 3D printing

Defence Security

Spectra Group invests in advanced 3D printing

21 February 2024

Defence and security communication systems manufacturer, Spectra Group, has invested in Stratasys 3D printing technology to upgrade their product development and production processes.

Karen Findlay appointed BTP Assistant Chief Constable

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Karen Findlay appointed BTP Assistant Chief Constable

21 February 2024

The British Transport Police Authority (BTPA) have appointed Karen Findlay LVO KPM as Assistant Chief Constable at the British Transport Police (BTP).

Drumgrange partners with STEM Returners

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Drumgrange partners with STEM Returners

20 February 2024

Drumgrange has formed a new partnership with STEM Returners to support engineers return to work after a career break.

MAG and HALO to receive UK funding

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MAG and HALO to receive UK funding

20 February 2024

The UK Government has today announced £17 million new funding for British demining organisations, the Mines Advisory Group (MAG) and The HALO Trust (HALO), to help clear mines and educate communities about the associated risks in eight countries - Angola, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Laos, Myanmar, Somalia, South Sudan and Zimbabwe.

BT to recruit 500+ apprentices and graduates

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BT to recruit 500+ apprentices and graduates

19 February 2024

BT Group plans to recruit more than 500 apprentices and graduates for its September 2024 intake, across areas such as software engineering, customer service, applied research, data analytics and cyber security, to support the UK’s fast-growing digital sectors.

ACC Vicki Evans  appointed Met DAC and counter-terrorism SNC

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ACC Vicki Evans appointed Met DAC and counter-terrorism SNC

16 February 2024

Assistant Chief Constable (ACC) Vicki Evans of Cambridgeshire Constabulary has been appointed as the new Senior National Coordinator (SNC) for Counter Terrorism Policing.

Darktrace End of Year Threat Report reveals shifting threats

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Darktrace End of Year Threat Report reveals shifting threats

16 February 2024

Cambridge based Darktrace has released its 2023 End of Year Threat Report, identifying the key threats and attack methods facing businesses observed across the past six months.

Goldilock signs Made in America deal with Patriot Tools

Defence Security

Goldilock signs Made in America deal with Patriot Tools

15 February 2024

Goldilock - British builder of the multipatented cyber kill-switch, Drawbridge - has signed a US development and production deal with bespoke machine manufacturer Patriot Tools, LLC using its 'measurably secure' production methods for critical infrastructure.

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Avon Protection's C50 and MP-PAPR selected by Swedish Police

15 February 2024

Avon Protection has announced that its strategic partner Promoteq received a seven-year contract from the Swedish Police Authority for its C50 protective mask and MP-PAPR Multi-Position Powered Air Purifying Respirator.

Adarga’s AI-driven Vantage software selected by 14 North

Defence Security

Adarga’s AI-driven Vantage software selected by 14 North

14 February 2024

Intelligence firm 14 North has selected Adarga’s AI-driven Vantage software to boost its team’s research capabilities as it delivers vital geopolitical risk analysis to a growing global customer base.

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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.

ADS appoints David Lockwood as President

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ADS appoints David Lockwood as President

12 February 2024

ADS, the UK trade association for the aerospace, defence, security and space sectors, has today announced the appointment of David Lockwood, CEO of Babcock, as their new President.

DE&S exploits AI to drive efficiencies

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DE&S exploits AI to drive efficiencies

12 February 2024

DE&S has embraced artificial intelligence (AI) to drive efficiencies in cyber and security compliance across the organisation.

First ever joint recruitment campaign for nuclear sector

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First ever joint recruitment campaign for nuclear sector

12 February 2024

The UK’s nuclear sector is launching its first ever sector-wide initiative to attract and recruit people over the next two decades into the civil and defence nuclear workforce, as it enters a new era of government-backed expansion.

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.

ODU invests in global expansion

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ODU invests in global expansion

7 February 2024

This year ODU is planning three major investments to increase its global capacity and capabilities, in Germany, Romania and Mexico.

Smiths Detection to help develop METEOR vapour screening tech

Security

Smiths Detection to help develop METEOR vapour screening tech

5 February 2024

Smiths Detection has been selected to take part in an EU Horizon programme to develop a maritime customs border control screening system (METEOR) to deliver portable screening technology for cross border containers.

Met welcomes apprentices

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Met welcomes apprentices

5 February 2024

In National Apprenticeship Week, the Met is calling for people to join as a police officer

Sellafield Ltd launches new degree apprenticeship

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Sellafield Ltd launches new degree apprenticeship

5 February 2024

Applications are open for Sellafield Ltd’s new Digital and Technology Solutions degree apprenticeship, which starts in September this year and is designed to help the organisation plug the information and communications technology (ICT) skills shortage, by helping the organisation ‘grow its own’.

MARSS to manage RADiRguard integration

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MARSS to manage RADiRguard integration

5 February 2024

MARSS will deliver and commission up to 40 of its RADiRguard high security surveillance units for a critical infrastructure site in the Middle East, as part of a contract valued at $5.5 million.

Darktrace and Garland Technology collaborate to secure operational environments

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Darktrace and Garland Technology collaborate to secure operational environments

2 February 2024

Darktrace and Garland Technology are collaborating to help businesses protect complex industrial environments.

BAE Systems acquires Malloy Aeronautics

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BAE Systems acquires Malloy Aeronautics

2 February 2024

BAE Systems has acquired Malloy Aeronautics which specialises in innovative heavy lift drone and aeronautical technologies.

Serco acquires Climatize

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Serco acquires Climatize

2 February 2024

Serco has acquired multiaward winning sustainability and engineering consultancy Climatize, in a move that will further strengthen the firm’s end-to-end capabilities in the Middle East to empower governments and businesses to achieve their Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) goals and impact a better future.

Axon acquires Fusus

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Axon acquires Fusus

1 February 2024

Axon announced today that it has acquired Fusus, a provider of real-time crime centre (RTCC) technology.

Allen-Vanguard to supply SCORPION ECM to NATO ally

Defence Security

Allen-Vanguard to supply SCORPION ECM to NATO ally

1 February 2024

Allen-Vanguard, a provider of customised solutions for defeating Radio Frequency (RF) based terrorist and extremist threats, has won a significant contract to supply 68 SCORPION Electronic Counter Measure (ECM) systems, accessories and spares to a NATO ally.

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.

Serco awarded USAF NexGen IT development contract

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Serco awarded USAF NexGen IT development contract

1 February 2024

Serco Inc. has been awarded a follow-on contract to deliver the largest implementation of the IBM TRIRIGA software application in the world, to enable data-driven decisions for the US Air Force (USAF) Program Executive Office (PEO) Business Enterprise Systems (BES), Maintenance and Installation Systems Division (GBM).

SIA releases research on public trust in private security

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SIA releases research on public trust in private security

31 January 2024

Today the Security Industry Authority (SIA) has released new research on public trust and confidence in the private security industry, carried out by BMG Research.

Online Safety Act takes effect

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Online Safety Act takes effect

31 January 2024

Abusers, trolls and predators online now face a fleet of tough new jailable offences from today as offences for ‘cyberflashing’, sending death threats and ‘epilepsy-trolling’ are written into the statute book after the Online Safety Act gained Royal Assent.

SubSea Craft appoints Camilla Martin as CEO

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SubSea Craft appoints Camilla Martin as CEO

30 January 2024

Portsmouth based advanced maritime technology company, SubSea Craft (SSC), has today announced the appointment of Camilla Martin – previously the company’s CFO – as Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Kraken appoints Mark Exeter as COO

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Kraken appoints Mark Exeter as COO

30 January 2024

Kraken Technology Group has announced the appointment of Mark Exeter as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO).

EASA and IATA aim at countering threat from GNSS jamming

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EASA and IATA aim at countering threat from GNSS jamming

29 January 2024

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) have announced the conclusions of a workshop jointly hosted at EASA’s headquarters to combat incidents of GNSS spoofing and jamming.

CATAGEN led consortium wins CMDC

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CATAGEN led consortium wins CMDC

29 January 2024

CATAGEN have been successful in a consortium application to the Clean Maritime Demonstrator Competition (CMDC), supported by UK Department for Transport and delivered by Innovate UK

Axon launches Body Workforce to protect frontline workers

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Axon launches Body Workforce to protect frontline workers

26 January 2024

Axon has launched a new generation of body cameras designed for frontline workers.

Bristol seeks Managed Service Provider for IT Support Services

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Bristol seeks Managed Service Provider for IT Support Services

26 January 2024

Bristol Airport is seeking to find a supplier on provision of a Managed Service Provider for IT Support Services for the Airport.

BeaverFit supports Police Scotland’s operational fitness

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BeaverFit supports Police Scotland’s operational fitness

26 January 2024

BeaverFit has designed a 20ft Container Gym to support Police Scotland’s CopStrong programme.

Dogs use Kromek detectors to find radiation on Ukraine’s battlefields

Defence Security

Dogs use Kromek detectors to find radiation on Ukraine’s battlefields

25 January 2024

Dogs carrying Kromek radiation detectors the size of a mobile phone, have been dispatched to Ukraine to provide troops with early warning of a nuclear disaster.

New anti-drone restrictions to combat prison smuggling

Aerospace Security

New anti-drone restrictions to combat prison smuggling

25 January 2024

Criminal gangs who try to fly phones, drugs and weapons into prisons using drones face finding themselves there instead under tough new restrictions coming into force today.

Kromek to deliver D3M detectors for EU Stockpile

Defence Security

Kromek to deliver D3M detectors for EU Stockpile

25 January 2024

Kromek Group has received an order in excess of £1.4 million to supply D3M detectors and associated networkable solutions, for use in EU stockpile.

Airport guidance to help passengers with non-visible disabilities

Aerospace Security

Airport guidance to help passengers with non-visible disabilities

24 January 2024

ACI EUROPE today launched the first ever guidance globally for airports assisting passengers with non-visible disabilities.

Spectra Group launches GENSS

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Spectra Group launches GENSS

24 January 2024

Kingstone based provider of secure voice, data and satellite comms systems, Spectra Group (UK) Ltd, has today launched its advanced tactical radio communications solution, GENSS.

NCSC warns global ransomware threat expected to rise with AI

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NCSC warns global ransomware threat expected to rise with AI

24 January 2024

In a new report published today, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has warned that over the next two years Artificial Intelligence (AI) is expected to increase the global ransomware threat.

Smiths Detection to supply 3D X-ray tech to Fukuoka Airport

Aerospace Security

Smiths Detection to supply 3D X-ray tech to Fukuoka Airport

24 January 2024

Smiths Detection today announced that it will supply Fukuoka International Airport Co. Ltd with 12 HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX X-ray scanners and 12 automatic tray return systems, the iLane A20.

Guidelines to help businesses resist cyber attacks

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Guidelines to help businesses resist cyber attacks

23 January 2024

A draft Code of Practice on cyber security governance published today will help directors and senior leaders shore up their defences from cyber threats, as the UK Government launches a new call for views from business leaders.

Serco selected as a CHAMP2 operational partner

Defence Security

Serco selected as a CHAMP2 operational partner

22 January 2024

Serco has been chosen to be an operational partner in the innovative £8 million Clean Hybrid Alternative Marine Propulsion 2 (CHAMP2) project.

Royal Navy’s Sea Viper to take on ballistic threats

Defence Security

Royal Navy’s Sea Viper to take on ballistic threats

22 January 2024

MBDA has received three contracts worth around £400 million to boost and sustain the Sea Viper principal area air defence system of the Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyers.

Bureau Veritas awarded UKAS accreditations for energy and engineering

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Bureau Veritas awarded UKAS accreditations for energy and engineering

22 January 2024

Bureau Veritas has been awarded two new accreditations by the UK Accreditation Service (UKAS) to deliver services on behalf of its energy and engineering technical service business units, ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015 and ISO/IEC 17065:2012.

NCSC forms Cyber League

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NCSC forms Cyber League

19 January 2024

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has established Cyber League, a new community of NCSC and industry experts brought together to address cyber threats made against the UK.

Serco joins the NFCC

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Serco joins the NFCC

19 January 2024

The UK's National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) has welcomed Serco Middle East as one of its first international members since expanding its membership to include organisations beyond UK Fire and Rescue Services in October 2023.

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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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