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Dragonfire proving trials underway

Dragonfire proving trials underway

Dragonfire, the UK’s Laser Directed Energy Programme (LDEW) led by MBDA, has successfully begun a series of trials to prove the accuracy and power of the novel laser weapon. The first of these trials recently conducted by the Dragonfire consortium – a joint industry and UK MOD collaboration between MBDA, …

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Leonardo digital electronics factories go live across the UK

Leonardo has launched a new data-driven approach to design and manufacturing at its electronics sites across the UK, with a new ‘common data environment’ going live, initially at sites in Edinburgh, Luton, Basildon and Southampton. The change will speed up development and cut costs as the company’s scientists and engineers …

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UK and France advance future cruise / anti-ship weapon project

The United Kingdom and France have confirmed the launch of the preparation works for the Future Cruise / Anti-Ship Weapon (FC/ASW) programme, after the signature today of a government agreement and associated contracts by the French Direction générale de l’armement (DGA) and the British Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S).  Eric …

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GA-ASI SeaGuardian Flies First Approved Point-to-Point UAS Flight in UK

The UK’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) for the first time approved a point-to-point domestic flight of an unmanned aircraft that utilized the UK’s airways structure when General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) flew its MQ-9B SeaGuardian® Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) from Lincolnshire, England to Moray, Scotland on Sept. 12, 2021. …

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Leonardo and UK Industry Team Trial New High-tech Protection for Armed Forces Vehicles

Leonardo and UK Industry Team Trial New High-tech Protection for Armed Forces Vehicles

Leonardo, leading a cross-UK team of science and technology experts, has successfully trialled a high-tech new protection system approach for Army vehicles such as tanks and armoured personnel carriers. Called MIPS (Modular Integration Protection System), the new approach brings together layers of electronic and physical protection technologies to equip vehicle …

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British C-17 and Chinook fleets to be upgraded

The RAF will be boosted by an investment of almost £400 million to enhance the capabilities of two of its vital assets – the C-17 Globemaster aircraft and the CH-47 Chinook helicopter.  The UK’s C-17 fleet – which recently played a key role in the UK’s evacuation from Afghanistan – …

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