Tag Archives: UK

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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GA-ASI to Deliver 13 Additional Protector RPAS to UK MoD

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has exercised the clause in its contract with General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) to manufacture and deliver 13 additional Protector RG Mk1 Remotely Piloted Air Systems (RPAS) that had previously been identified as options. The initial contract order was for three Protector RPAS, …

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UK: £1.4 Billion modernized Chinook fleet

The order for the new aircraft signals the commitment made in the recent Defence Command Paper to invest over £85-billion on military equipment over the next four years to reform and renew our Armed Forces. Proven in battle and operated in every major conflict since the Falklands War, the Chinook …

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