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Adarga acquires J2X Solutions

Defence Security

Adarga acquires J2X Solutions

13 June 2024

London headquartered AI software specialist Adarga, today announced the acquisition of US strategic risk intelligence firm, J2X Solutions.

G3 Systems refurbs British Army’s TCDA

Defence Security

G3 Systems refurbs British Army’s TCDA

13 June 2024

G3 Systems has announced a rolling refurbishment programme, contracted by the UK MoD’s Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) agency, to extend the working life of their operationally proven and highly acclaimed Tactical Containerised Dog Accommodation (TCDA) for use by 1st Military Working Dogs (MWD) Regiment, based at St Georges Barracks, North ...

Airports criticise Government over liquids restrictions announcement

Aerospace Security

Airports criticise Government over liquids restrictions announcement

13 June 2024

Over the weekend, the UK's Department for Transport (DfT) announced that from 00:01 on Sunday 9th June 2024, 100ml restrictions on liquids will temporarily be reintroduced at UK airports.

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Base Materials boosts subsea buoyancy options

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Base Materials boosts subsea buoyancy options

12 June 2024

Leicester headquartered Base Materials has launched a new buoyancy repair and refurbishment service providing remotely operated vehicle (ROV) owners and operators with a more sustainable alternative to purchasing new buoyancy modules.

Kromek presenting D5 RIID at Eurosatory 2024

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Kromek presenting D5 RIID at Eurosatory 2024

12 June 2024

Sedgefield based radiation and biological detection company Kromek, will focus on the latest evolution of its D5 RIID at Eurosatory next week (17th-21st June), which can now be mounted onto any unattended UGV platform.

Hughes Europe expands into defence and government sectors

Defence Security Space

Hughes Europe expands into defence and government sectors

12 June 2024

Hughes Europe has announced its strategic expansion into the military, defence and government sectors across pan-European nations, with launch of Konnect VHTS Services in collaboration with Telespazio.

Bristol Airport seeks security services

Aerospace Security

Bristol Airport seeks security services

12 June 2024

Bristol Airport is inviting expressions of interests from potential partners to take part in a two-stage tendering process for the provision of its security services at the Airport.

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Cognizant acquires Belcan

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Cognizant acquires Belcan

11 June 2024

Digital engineering and data specialist Cognizant, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Belcan, LLC, supplier of Engineering Research & Development (ER&D) services, for approximately $1.3 billion in cash and stock, subject to customary adjustments.

Getac to present latest tech innovations at Eurosatory

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Getac to present latest tech innovations at Eurosatory

10 June 2024

Telford based manufacturer of rugged technology for the defence and security sectors, Getac, will be presenting its latest technology innovations at Eurosatory 2024, from 17th to 21st June at the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre, France.

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Police Scotland rolls out VB400 body cameras

Defence Security

Police Scotland rolls out VB400 body cameras

6 June 2024

Police Scotland will deploy 10,500 Motorola Solutions VB400 body cameras to frontline police officers across the country, it was announced today.

Bridgepoint invests in MyDefence

Defence Security

Bridgepoint invests in MyDefence

6 June 2024

Bridgepoint has become the new majority shareholder of MyDefence, a provider of counter unmanned aerial systems, known as C-UAS or counter drone technology.

Supacat showcasing HMT platform at Eurosatory

Defence Security Events

Supacat showcasing HMT platform at Eurosatory

5 June 2024

Supacat will be showcasing the HMT Mk2 equipped with the Exsel Mast and Dedrone C-UAS technology, installed tactical computer software enabling battlefield communications by Leonardo DRS and integrated Remote Weapons Station (RWS) from Kongsberg, at Eurosatory in Paris (17th - 21st June).

Farnborough Airport completes security upgrade

Aerospace Security

Farnborough Airport completes security upgrade

4 June 2024

Following the amendment to the UK Government’s Aviation Security Regulations on 1st June Farnborough Airport has announced the completion of its £3 million security screening upgrade.

Bristol Airport invests £11.5m in security scanners

Aerospace Security

Bristol Airport invests £11.5m in security scanners

31 May 2024

Bristol Airport has invested £11.5 million in next generation security scanners, enabling all customers travelling through security the ability to keep mobile phones, laptops and liquids in their hand luggage.

DASA Security Showcase focuses on security innovation

Defence Security Events

DASA Security Showcase focuses on security innovation

29 May 2024

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) turned the spotlight on over 40 security innovations at the DASA Security Showcase, focusing on solutions which ranged from cyber defence and drone systems to enhancing crowd safety using AI.

Naimuri joins UK Police Industry Charter

Security

Naimuri joins UK Police Industry Charter

29 May 2024

Software development and data intelligence solutions company Naimuri, has signed up to the Police Industry Charter to formalise its commitment to the standards, best practices and principles for collaboration set out for UK policing and the technology industry.

LockBit leader unmasked and sanctioned

Security

LockBit leader unmasked and sanctioned

29 May 2024

A leader of what was once the world’s most harmful cyber crime group has been unmasked and sanctioned by the UK, US and Australia, following a National Crime Agency-led international disruption campaign.

Birmingham Airport provides update on liquid restrictions

Aerospace Security

Birmingham Airport provides update on liquid restrictions

28 May 2024

In 2018 all UK airports were advised of new Government legislation for the introduction of new security screening technology.

Heather Baily’s term as SIA Chair extended

Security

Heather Baily’s term as SIA Chair extended

28 May 2024

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) has announced that Heather Baily QPM is continuing in her role as Chair.

Smith Myers selected for RCAF CMLU project

Aerospace Defence Security

Smith Myers selected for RCAF CMLU project

28 May 2024

Smith Myers has been selected to be integrated on the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) Cormorant Search and Rescue Helicopter Mid-Life Upgrade (CMLU) Project.

HMP Lowdham Grange contract to transition to public sector control

Security

HMP Lowdham Grange contract to transition to public sector control

23 May 2024

His Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) and Sodexo have agreed, in principle, terms to enable HMP Lowdham Grange in Nottinghamshire to be brought under public sector control, the Prisons Minister announced yesterday.

Jane Hunt MP introduced to 3DX-RAY AI innovation

Security

Jane Hunt MP introduced to 3DX-RAY AI innovation

20 May 2024

Provider of x-ray imaging systems for security and industrial inspection, 3DX-RAY Ltd, recently welcomed Jane Hunt MP to its Barrow Upon Soar facilty, where she saw how the company has integrated AI machine learning into its Axis-CXi mail screening X-ray system.

New Secure School set to reduce crime

Security

New Secure School set to reduce crime

17 May 2024

Serious young offenders are to be turned away from gangs and knife crime through rigorous education and training at the UK’s first Secure School.

Babcock signs UK Nuclear Skills Charter

Defence Security

Babcock signs UK Nuclear Skills Charter

16 May 2024

Babcock has reinforced its commitment to securing the critical nuclear skills the UK needs to deliver national security and energy resilience.

Dstl leads on UKMFC

Defence Security

Dstl leads on UKMFC

16 May 2024

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) is leading on the creation of the United Kingdom Microbial Forensics Consortium (UKMFC).

New tech to combat criminal gangs in Albania and UK

Security

New tech to combat criminal gangs in Albania and UK

16 May 2024

A sophisticated network of UK-funded cameras worth £1.6 million has been installed on the Albania-Kosovo border to tackle illegal migration and criminal gangs.

Protection of AI models against cyber attacks enhanced

Security Events

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.

Un-jammable quantum tech takes flight

Aerospace Defence Security Space

Un-jammable quantum tech takes flight

14 May 2024

In a commercial world-first, quantum navigation technology developed in the UK, supported through UKRI funding, has been successfully tested in flight.

Babcock to support French Government

Aerospace Security

Babcock to support French Government's H145-C2s

13 May 2024

Babcock France and Airbus Helicopters have been awarded a new contract to support the EC145 fleet of the Direction Générale de la Sécurité Civile and the Gendarmerie Nationale.

Police Scotland to host 62nd annual National Police Dog Trials

Security Events

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.

BCB to build Firedragon factory in Ukraine

Defence Security

BCB to build Firedragon factory in Ukraine

13 May 2024

BCB International Ltd have won a UK Government grant that will allow for the implementation of the FireDragon Fuel for Ukraine (FFU) project.

Kromek launches new generation RayMon detector

Defence Security

Kromek launches new generation RayMon detector

9 May 2024

Kromek, the Sedgefield Co. Durham based designer and manufacturer of radiological and biological detectors, Kromek, today launches its new generation RayMon detector.

Serco provides cadet training berths to Trinity House

Defence Security

Serco provides cadet training berths to Trinity House

9 May 2024

Serco has established a training partnership with the Corporation of Trinity House, whereby Officer Cadets supported under Trinity House’s Merchant Navy Scholarship Scheme (MNSS) will be provided with training berths aboard some of Serco’s vessels.

CCL supports Jacobs on MoD cyber security

Defence Security

CCL supports Jacobs on MoD cyber security

9 May 2024

Digital forensics and cyber security specialist CCL Solutions has been confirmed as a delivery partner to Jacobs – the recently announced prime supplier of advanced cyber security solutions to the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD).

Cyber Security Stars named in ‘Skills Olympics’ line-up

Security

Cyber Security Stars named in ‘Skills Olympics’ line-up

9 May 2024

Two cyber security technicians are following in the footsteps of our sporting Olympic stars, as they prepare to represent the UK at WorldSkills Lyon 2024, known as the ‘skills Olympics’.

Salt Communications graduate from NCSC For Startups programme

Security

Salt Communications graduate from NCSC For Startups programme

8 May 2024

Salt Communications have announced their graduation from the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) for Startups Programme.

Zelim’s ZOE deployed for first time in oil & gas sector

Security

Zelim’s ZOE deployed for first time in oil & gas sector

8 May 2024

Edinburgh based Zelim’s intelligent detection and tracking solution, ZOE, has been deployed for the first time in the oil and gas sector.

Serco awarded contract to manage HMP Ashfield

Security

Serco awarded contract to manage HMP Ashfield

7 May 2024

Serco has been awarded a £200 million, 10 year contract to manage HMP Ashfield in South Gloucestershire following a competitive procurement process.

Scale AI selects UK for its first European HQ

Security

Scale AI selects UK for its first European HQ

7 May 2024

Data infrastructure company for artificial intelligence (AI), Scale AI, has selected London as the location for its first European headquarters, reinforcing the company’s mission to accelerate the development of AI globally.

British businesses celebrated in The King’s Awards for Enterprise

Aerospace Defence Security Space Events

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.

Babcock secures MAAC contract

Aerospace Security

Babcock secures MAAC contract

2 May 2024

Babcock International Group (Babcock) has secured a new contract with Midlands Air Ambulance Charity (MAAC) that will add long term resilience to the charity’s pre-hospital emergency care flight operations.

ODU to demo battery applications at Battery Cells & Systems Expo

Aerospace Defence Security Space Events

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.

UK connector orders up 10% in Q1

Aerospace Defence Security Space

UK connector orders up 10% in Q1

2 May 2024

The Interconnect Technology Suppliers Association (ITSA) has released its first quarter report for 2024, which reveals ITSA members have seen overall growth of 10% in connector orders, with some segments outperforming expectations, such as military and commercial which are up by 30%.

Roke appoints Raj Dedi as Futures Director

Defence Security

Roke appoints Raj Dedi as Futures Director

30 April 2024

Roke has appointed Raj Dedi as Futures Director, with immediate effect.

Met

Security

Met's Live Facial Recognition tech guided by data

30 April 2024

In line with A New Met for London, the Met's use of Live Facial Recognition (LFR) camera technology is guided by data, its deployments available to the public and its success outperforming predictions.

Bristol Airport to host Spring Careers Fair

Aerospace Security Events

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.

Securitas UK mitigates spontaneous combustion with Axis

Security

Securitas UK mitigates spontaneous combustion with Axis

29 April 2024

Securitas UK has announced a new solution in partnership with Axis Communications, to mitigate one of the biggest risk factors for spontaneous combustion, combining a series of thermal temperature cameras, optical cameras, IoT sensors and offsite monitoring.

BSI updates SAPIENT standard

Defence Security

BSI updates SAPIENT standard

26 April 2024

Sensing for Asset Protection with Integrated Electronic Networked Technology (SAPIENT) was developed by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) and first published as a British Standards Institute (BSI) standard in July 2023.

New powers to seize criminal cryptoassets go live

Security

New powers to seize criminal cryptoassets go live

26 April 2024

Greater powers for the National Crime Agency (NCA) and police to seize, freeze and destroy cryptoassets used by criminals have come into force today.

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

Security Events

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.

Most dangerous electronic items passengers take on planes revealed

Aerospace Security

Most dangerous electronic items passengers take on planes revealed

26 April 2024

The number of lithium battery fires on planes continues to rise but the personal electronic items which cause the most problems can now be revealed.

AST Networks acquires Reygar

Security

AST Networks acquires Reygar

25 April 2024

AST Networks has expanded its ecosystem further through the acquisition of Reygar Ltd, an award-winning provider of fully integrated performance monitoring and control solutions for crewed and uncrewed vessels, to form AST Reygar.

PPM Systems enables 5x increase in detection range

Defence Security Events

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.

Kromek receives US nuclear security contract

Defence Security

Kromek receives US nuclear security contract

25 April 2024

Kromek Group plc has been awarded a contract, worth up to $2.9 million, from a US federal entity for the provision of nuclear security products.

Review to shape next phase of The Alan Turing Institute

Defence Security

Review to shape next phase of The Alan Turing Institute

25 April 2024

A new review outlining the impact and value of The Alan Turing Institute, the UK’s national institute for data science and AI, has been published.

Report sees AI as key to national security decision making

Defence Security

Report sees AI as key to national security decision making

25 April 2024

A new report from The Alan Turing Institute has outlined the importance of AI to support strategic decision-making on national security.

CCL, Trellis Data and Cairn Advisory partner on AI powered solution

Security

CCL, Trellis Data and Cairn Advisory partner on AI powered solution

25 April 2024

CCL Solutions Group and Trellis Data have announced a partnership forged by Cairn Advisory, to combine Trellis Data’s AI-powered solutions with CCL's scalable device extraction and analysis platform, so users can enjoy faster evidence-gathering, self-defined business rules and information sharing/analysis, automatically powered by AI.

KPMG joins drive to recruit prison leavers

Security

KPMG joins drive to recruit prison leavers

24 April 2024

Britain's biggest businesses are being urged by the government to recruit prison leavers as part of a national campaign, supported by KPMG UK, to reduce reoffending and grow the economy.

PA Consulting launches Secure Futures report

Defence Security Space

PA Consulting launches Secure Futures report

24 April 2024

PA Consulting has announced the launch of its Secure Futures report, part of its Secure Futures series providing insights and events emphasising the importance of collaboration in delivering a secure future.

UK government plan to save 38 million hours of police time

Security

UK government plan to save 38 million hours of police time

24 April 2024

Thirty-eight million hours of police time could be saved under a plan supported by the UK government, as the drive continues to free up officers’ time so they can focus on keeping our streets safe.

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

Security

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. 

IceMOS honoured in Made in the UK, Sold to the World Awards

Aerospace Defence Security Space

IceMOS honoured in Made in the UK, Sold to the World Awards

23 April 2024

Semiconductor technology firm, IceMOS Technology Corporation is among the 2024 winners of the UK Government’s Department for Business and Trade’s (DBT) Made in the UK, Sold to the World Awards announced today.

UK Fire and Rescue Service convoy to deliver equipment to Ukraine

Security

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

Security

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.

Smith Myers

Aerospace Security

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

Security

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

Security

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

Aerospace Defence Security

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.

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

Security

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

Security

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.

Bridewell research reveals UK CNI ransomware risks

Aerospace Security

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

Defence Security

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

Aerospace Defence Security Space

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

Aerospace Security Events

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

Defence Security

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

Aerospace Defence Security

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

Aerospace Security

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

Defence Security

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

Security

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

Defence Security

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

Defence Security

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

Aerospace Security

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

Aerospace Security

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

Aerospace Security

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

Security

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

Aerospace Security

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

Defence Security

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

Defence Security Events

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

Security

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

Defence Security

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

Security

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

Defence Security Events

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

Security

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

Security

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

Security

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

Security Events

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

Defence Security

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

Security

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

Defence Security

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

Security

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

Security

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

Defence Security Events

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.

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Manchester Airport link bridge lifted into place

4 June 2024

A timelapse video shows the moment that a colossal 216-ton, two-storey link bridge is delicately manoeuvred into place at Manchester Airport’s Terminal Two, as work continues apace on a £1.3 billion programme to transform and modernise the terminal.

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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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