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£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 […]


UK and France Agree Closer Defence Cooperation

UK and France Agree Closer Defence Cooperation

The UK and France have agreed to strengthen defence cooperation following a Summit at RAF Brize Norton today. A communiqué signed by the Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Francois Hollande sets out plans for closer ties between the […]


UK, France tighten defence ties with drone and missile projects

UK, France tighten defence ties with drone and missile projects

Britain and France brought their defence cooperation closer on Friday, announcing joint projects to build combat drones and unmanned anti-mine vehicles. British Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Francois Hollande struck a series of deals in a one-day summit […]


Indonesia Orders ForceShield Integrated Air Defence System and Starstreak Missiles

Indonesia Orders ForceShield Integrated Air Defence System and Starstreak Missiles

Thales UK today announced that it has signed a contract worth over £100 million with the Indonesian Ministry of Defence for ForceSHIELD, Thales’s integrated Advanced Air Defence system. In addition to the supply of STARStreak short-range air defence missiles, the […]


3D Printed Parts Fly for First Time In UK Fighter Jets

3D Printed Parts Fly for First Time In UK Fighter Jets

BAE Systems has revealed that 3D printed components created by its engineers have flown for the first time on-board Tornado fighter jets, paving the way for using 3D printed parts in other military kit. The 3D metal parts were successfully […]


Historic British shipyard shut as defence cuts bite

Historic British shipyard shut as defence cuts bite

BAE Systems will axe 1,775 shipbuilding jobs and close the historic Portsmouth yard in Britain as government austerity hits demand, the British maker of military equipment said on Wednesday. The yard in Portsmouth, on England’s south coast, will be closed […]


New Offshore Patrol Vessels for Royal Navy

New Offshore Patrol Vessels for Royal Navy

MOD plans to commission 3 new ocean-going offshore patrol vessels for the Royal Navy. The new ships will be built by BAE Systems at their shipyards on the Clyde in a deal that will sustain jobs in the UK’s warship-building […]


 
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