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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 […]


Cost of UK Aircraft Carriers Passes £6 billion

Cost of UK Aircraft Carriers Passes £6 billion

The price tag for the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carriers is set to top more than £6 billion as the Government prepares to announce further cost overruns, according to reports. Defence Secretary Philip Hammond is expected to announce the projected […]


Britain may hire hackers for cyber-defence

Britain may hire hackers for cyber-defence

Britain may recruit convicted computer hackers to a new military unit dedicated to combating cyber-attacks, Defence Secretary Philip Hammond said. Hammond announced plans last month to recruit hundreds of computer experts to work as military reservists for at least 19 […]


UK MoD Orders More Starstreak Missiles

UK MoD Orders More Starstreak Missiles

The Ministry of Defence is to buy 200 extra missiles as part of a multi-million-pound deal announced today by the Prime Minister. Starstreak, built by Thales at their plant in Belfast, forms part of the UK’s ground-based air defence capability, […]


New Scotland Analysis Paper on UK Defence

New Scotland Analysis Paper on UK Defence

The Scotland analysis paper on Defence, published today, highlights the extent to which an independent Scotland benefits from the £34 billion annual UK defence budget, one of the largest in the world. The complex and integrated nature of the UK’s […]


RAF and French Air Force Spearhead Major Military Exercise

RAF and French Air Force Spearhead Major Military Exercise

RAF Top Guns will team up with their French counterparts to spearhead a major military exercise which starts on Sunday. (6 October) The 11-day event will see aircraft from Britain, France, the United States, Canada and Germany being hosted at […]


Northrop Delivers Platform Management System for UK Royal Navy’s Astute Submarine

Northrop Delivers Platform Management System for UK Royal Navy’s Astute Submarine

Northrop Grumman has supplied the final batch of Platform Management System (PMS) hardware for the Royal Navy’s Astute-class series’ boat 5 submarine. Under a performance partnering arrangement, Northrop Grumman’s Sperry Marine business unit supplied the PMS to BAE Systems Maritime-Submarines […]


 
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