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UK Defence Exports Largest Increase In 5 Years

UK Defence Exports Largest Increase In 5 Years

New figures published today by UK Trade & Investment’s Defence and Security Organization (UKTI DSO) show that UK defence exports totaled £8.8 billion over the past year, a rise of 62% from 2011 in a global market that grew by […]


UK/US Trials Review F-35 Interoperability In A Simulated Maritime Scenario

UK/US Trials Review F-35 Interoperability In A Simulated Maritime Scenario

Working with Lockheed Martin and the UK Ministry of Defence, we have linked simulation facilities across five UK sites to create a common synthetic environment to evaluate F-35 interoperability with other UK military platforms. Linking Air and Maritime A recent […]


UK Army Chief Warns Against Further Cuts

UK Army Chief Warns Against Further Cuts

The head of the Army has warned that any gap between military resources and planned capabilities caused by spending cuts “could become quite dangerous, quite quickly”. Chief of the General Staff General Sir Peter Wall said imposing further efficiencies while […]


Former UK aircraft carrier towed to Turkey for scrap

Former UK aircraft carrier towed to Turkey for scrap

HMS Ark Royal, formerly Britain’s flagship aircraft carrier, sailed out of its home port on Monday to be scrapped in Turkey. Britain, which has always prided itself on its sea power, will have to do without the ability to launch […]


Israel is Top Global Exporter of Unmanned Aerial Systems

Israel is Top Global Exporter of Unmanned Aerial Systems

Israeli original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) have aggressively marketed these platforms, helping them become the top exporter of UAS platforms, globally. A recent Frost & Sullivan market insight, “Israeli Unmanned Aerial Systems,” finds that Israel’s UAS […]


In Brief: Outsourcing Defence Procurement

In Brief: Outsourcing Defence Procurement

The Defence Reform Bill announced in the Queen’s Speech in May 2013 will enable the Ministry of Defence to make radical changes to defence acquisition. The proposed reforms are significant. The Government wants to change Defence Equipment and Support, the […]


Role of Drones in Afghanistan

There was widespread coverage at the weekend of demonstrations outside RAF Waddington in Lincolnshire against the air base becoming the location for the control of the UK’s armed remotely-piloted Reaper aircraft (commonly known as drones) that operate in support of […]


United Kingdom to Buy Hellfire Missiles

United Kingdom to Buy Hellfire Missiles

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress April 16 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the United Kingdom for 500 AGM-114-N4/P4 HELLFIRE missiles. The estimated cost is $95 million. This program will directly contribute to the U.S. foreign and […]


Final Royal Navy Frigate Gets Sonar Upgrade

Final Royal Navy Frigate Gets Sonar Upgrade

Following an extensive refit, HMS Portland has become the final Royal Navy Type 23 frigate to be fitted with Thales UK’s Sonar 2087, a towed array sonar system that enables warships to hunt submarines at considerable distances and locate them […]


 
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