Tag Archives: UK

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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Defence Minister launches breakthrough fuel line

The UK Defence Procurement Minister, Guto Bebb MP, has launched the new production line for a breakthrough fuel called ‘FireDragon’ that British soldiers use to heat their combat rations and warm their drinks. 164 year old Cardiff-based survival equipment manufacturers, BCB International Ltd, have developed the world’s first solid bio-ethanol …

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UK backs MBDA’s Brimstone missile to 2030 and beyond

The United Kingdom has awarded MBDA a £400 million contract for the capability sustainment programme (CSP) of the advanced Brimstone air-to-surface missile, to extend its service life beyond 2030. Under the CSP effort, MBDA will manufacture new Brimstone missiles for the UK Armed Forces in order to replenish the country’s …

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