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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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Major order from Her Majesty’s Armed Forces: Rheinmetall modernizing the UK’s main battle tank Challenger 2 fleet – order volume is around €770 million

 Rheinmetall has won a pioneering land forces order of pan-European and NATO-wide significance. The British Ministry of Defence has contracted with the Düsseldorf-based technology group to modernize the British Army’s main battle tank fleet. In all, 148 Challenger 2 main battle tanks will be upgraded with the 120mm smoothbore main …

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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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