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British MOD seek privatization of military logistics

Recommended by the SDSR as a cost saving measure, the sale will also gives DSG access to the investment required to grow and transform the services it provides to the armed forces.

The ‘Dambusters’ will be the first British unit to receive the...

The Royal Air Force has announced that 617 Squadron, the famous ‘Dambusters’, will be the first operational squadron using F-35B Lightning II aircraft. According...

British Study Determines F-35C Would be More Economical Option Despite Costly...

The classified MOD report leaked by the Daily Telegraph casts shadows on the capability of the F-35B to meet the requirements set by the military. The documents stated that in order to fulfill the entire mission requirements met by 97 F-35C, MOD will have to buy 136 F-35B STOVL ‘jump jets’, at an extra cost of £2.4 billion. Nevertheless, British Prime Minister David Cameron is expected to support shifting back to the STOVL variant.

Sea Ceptor to Upgrade Royal Navy vessels defense against supersonic anti-ship...

Sea Ceptor
MBDA was awarded a £483 five-year MOD contract to develop the Sea Ceptor, a new naval air defense system for the British Royal Navy Type 23 frigates. As part of the 'Future Local Area Air Defence System' (FLAADS), Sea Ceptor will replace the current Vertical Launch SeaWolf by 2016.

Update: Decision Time for MMRCA

The long process of the selection of the future 126 Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (M-MRCA) for the Indian Air Force is reaching a crucial milestone today, with the planned opening of the two offers, submitted by the European consortium EADS offering the Eurofighter Typhoon and French company Dassault offering the Rafale. The request for proposal (RFP) for the acquisition worth over US$10 billion was originally issued in 2007.

Supacat Matures a Production Version of SPV400 to Addres International Demand...

Despite the LPPV setback Supacat continued to develop the SPV400 light protected patrol vehicle to meet international demand for this new class of vehicle in military and non-military markets.

British MOD Introduces a Helmet Display for Landing in Brownout Conditions

The British Ministry of defence (MOD) Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), in conjunction with industry partners, today showcased the development of world leading...

Tarian QuickShield Offres Ad-Hoc Armor Repair

QuickShield, a textile-based, lightweight net designed to stop rocket-propelled grenade threats (RPG) from penetrating vehicle armor. QuickShield is applied as a 'band aid’, enabling armored vehicle crews to rapidly replace damaged bar (slat) armor on military vehicles in the field.

New JV Set Up To Offer Advanced Trainers for the Israel...

Elbit Systems and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) are launching a joint venture aimed at acquiring, operating and maintaining advanced training aircraft for the israel Air Force. The companies are considering the financial requirements for this substantial undertaking; considering the substantial value of the program, raising capital in a public offering could be considered.

BAE Systems to lead Industry Team Supporting British Training Aircraft

BAE Systems will lead a team comprising Gama Group Limited, Babcock Aerospace Limited and Pilatus Aircraft Limited, positioned to supporting training aircraft for the...

MBDA Tests a Novel Penetrating Warhead

The European missile group MBDA has completed a second successful test of a new aerial weapon designed to penetrate deep buried bunkers. The recent...

Update: QinetiQ’s Zephyr solar powered unmanned aircraft soars to new world...

Above: Ground in Arizona, as part demonstrating the solar powered drone's capability to fly a two week mission. Photo: QinetiQ [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejXaAwsIDoI&fs=1&hl=en_US] Zephyr, the solar-powered, high...

Update: Israel MOD Formally Orders the F-35A Stealth Fighters

Israel will be the first country to receive the F-35 through the United States government’s Foreign Military Sales process. beginning in 2015. In August 2010...

TARANIS UCAV Demonstrator Vehicle Rollout

Photo above: Taranis was unveiled July 12, 2010 in a formal ceremony held at the anechoic test chamber at Warton. Photo: MOD The British Ministry...
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