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UK and France Strengthen Defence Co-Operation

UK and France Strengthen Defence Co-Operation

Defence co-operation between the UK and France has been strengthened following agreements signed at the Farnborough Air Show today, 15 July. Philip Hammond and Jean-Yves Le Drian agreed to bolster co-operation relating to the acquisition and support of military equipment […]


Royal Air Force Typhoons Intercept Multiple Russian Aircraft

Royal Air Force Typhoons Intercept Multiple Russian Aircraft

RAF Typhoons were yesterday (Tuesday 17 June) scrambled to intercept multiple Russian aircraft as part of NATO’s ongoing mission to police Baltic airspace. The Typhoon aircraft, from 3 (Fighter) Squadron, were launched after four separate groups of aircraft were detected […]


Lockheed Demonstrates Javelin Firing From Turret in UK Test

Lockheed Demonstrates Javelin Firing From Turret in UK Test

Lockheed Martin recently demonstrated the successful firing of a Javelin missile from a turret at the Cranfield Ordnance Test and Evaluation Centre (COTEC) near Wiltshire, England. The turret was designed and built as a joint project between Lockheed Martin U.K. […]


Ceremony Marks End of UK Task Force Helmand

Ceremony Marks End of UK Task Force Helmand

After eight years of front line military operations involving tens of thousands of British Servicemen and women, the UK’s military headquarters in Helmand was disbanded yesterday. In the latest stage of the ongoing drawdown of UK operations in Afghanistan, the […]


Britain, France sign anti-ship missile deal

Britain, France sign anti-ship missile deal

Britain and France will develop new anti-ship missiles in a 500-million project that stems from a major defence cooperation agreement, Britain’s Ministry of Defence said Thursday. The multi-national group MBDA has been awarded the contract to produce the helicopter-mounted missiles, […]


MBDA to Develop FASGW(H) / ANL, NexGen Anglo-French Anti-Ship Missile

MBDA to Develop FASGW(H) / ANL, NexGen Anglo-French Anti-Ship Missile

MBDA welcomes the signature of the Demonstration and Manufacture contract for the FASGW(H) / ANL (Future Anti Surface Guided Weapon (Heavy)/ Anti Navire Léger) missile on 27th March 2014. This jointly funded Anglo-French contract, valued at more than £500 million […]


£300M Facilities Investment Will Transform UK Submarine Industry

£300M Facilities Investment Will Transform UK Submarine Industry

More than £300M will be invested in the BAE Systems Barrow-in-Furness site, in a major redevelopment that will transform its submarine building capabilities. The eight-year program, which will employ approximately 850 contractors at its peak, includes both new build facilities […]


UK to Upgrade Apache Helicopter Fire Control

UK to Upgrade Apache Helicopter Fire Control

LONGBOW International, a joint venture of Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman, received a $96 million contract in 2013 from AgustaWestland to support LONGBOW Fire Control Radars on U.K. Apache AH Mk.1 aircraft. The five-year contract includes engineering services, integrated logistics […]


UK’s ‘most-advanced’ aircraft makes succesful test flights

UK’s ‘most-advanced’ aircraft makes succesful test flights

An unmanned drone said to be the most technologically advanced aircraft ever built in Britain has made its first successful test flights, military chiefs announced on Wednesday. The 185 million ($302 million, 223 million euros) top-secret Taranis craft, named after […]


 
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