Tag Archives: UK

UK and Qatar expand defence partnership

The new agreement builds on existing the partnership signed in October 2020. As part of the agreement, RAF Teeming in North Yorkshire will become the British base for the new UK-Qatar joint Hawk training squadron, utilizing Qatar’s recently acquired fleet of nine Hawk T2 variant aircraft. The decision to base …

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Thales in the UK to support AERALIS in development of training & simulation for an Advanced Modular Aircraft

 AERALIS, the British military jet developer, has entered into a Teaming Agreement with Thales in the UK to develop innovative philosophies, processes, devices & systems to operate the transformational AERALIS platforms. The development from Thales will take place alongside AERALIS’ contract with the RAF’s Rapid Capabilities Office to deliver research …

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UK orders production of MBDA’s SPEAR mini-cruise missile

SPEAR mini-cruise missile

MBDA has received a contract valued at £550 million for production of the SPEAR missile system from the UK Ministry of Defence. SPEAR (known in UK service as SPEAR3) is a first-of-class network enabled miniature cruise missile. SPEAR will be the main medium-to-long-range strike weapon of the UK F-35 combat aircraft, …

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Second Joint RAF & Qatari Air Force Squadron Intended for UK

The joint Royal Air Force & Qatar Emiri Air Force (QEAF) Typhoon squadron was officially opened yesterday at RAF Coningsby. Defence Secretary Ben Wallace hosted his Qatari counterpart as they opened 12 Squadron and signed a Statement of Intent to establish an additional joint squadron. The UK has offered to …

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General Dynamics Electric Boat Wins $215M for US and UK Submarine Program

General Dynamics is awarded a $215,655,632 modification to previously awarded contract N00024-19-C-2125 for engineering, technical, design agent and planning yard support for operational strategic and attack submarines. This contract combines purchases for the Navy (42%); and the country of Great Britain (58%), under the Foreign Military Sales program. Work will …

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BAE Systems Acquires UK Tech Firm, Techmodal

BAE Systems announced acquisition of Techmodal, a UK-based data consultancy and digital services company, on Wednesday. Techmodal, which is based in Bristol and has approximately 120 employees and 30 associates, has a number of long term contracts with the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) in support of the UK’s armed …

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Gathering Storm: BAE Systems selects Collins Aerospace to provide next-gen actuation for UK Tempest technology demonstration program

Collins Aerospace Systems, a unit of Raytheon Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), today announced it has been awarded a contract by BAE Systems to provide advanced actuation capabilities including for the U.K.’s Tempest next generation combat air system project. Collins Aerospace will support the program from its Actuation Systems facility in …

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Boeing awarded contract in support of the British Army AH-64E Apache attack helicopters

Formerly known as AH-64D Block III, in 2012, it was redesignated as AH-64E Guardian to represent its increased capabilities.The AH-64E features improved digital connectivity, the Joint Tactical Information Distribution System, more powerful T700-GE-701D engines with upgraded face gear transmission to accommodate more power, capability to control unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), …

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