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Lockheed Martin UK Developed a Submarine-Launched UAV

OUTRIDER, a miniature, expendable drone launched from submarines while underwater at periscope depth was unveiled today by Lockheed Martin. The drone was developed in the UK and is being evaluated by potential customers.

Royal Navy Set to Test the DragonFire Laser Weapon by 2019

A new laser weapon demonstrator being built for the UK Ministry of Defence has been unveiled today by the UK Dragonfire consortium at DSEI 2017 in London. Known as the Laser Directed Energy Weapon (LDEW) the weapon offers a range of different engagement solutions depending on the tactical scenario, these include tracking, deterring, dazzling the sensors of a potential threat, up to damaging or destroying it.

2017 is the Year of the Royal Navy

2017 represents a turnaround year for the British Royal Navy. After years of budget cuts that resulted in diminishing the size and risk of...

Spearfish Heavyweight Torpedo

The Spearfish heavyweight torpedo used with all classes of Royal Navy submarines is undergoing a comprehensive upgrade, improving the propulsion, homing, tactical systems and warhead. The fleet will begin receiving the improved torpedoes by 2020 and complete the upgrade in four years and prepare the weapon to challenge future threats.

Type 26 Global Combat Ship

BAE Systems was awarded £3.7 billion to build the first three Type-26 boats. Work on the first frigate, HMS Glasgow, began in July 2017. According to schedule, the Glasgow will be commissioned in 2021 and the 8th of this class is expected to enter service in the mid-2030s.

Robot Mounted GroundEye Sensor Set to Combat Hidden IEDs

Raytheon UK and Estonian UGV developer Milrem unveiled at Eurosatory an IED detection platform based in Raytheon UK GroundEye sensor system, integrated on the THeMIS unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) developed by Milrem.

New Brimstone Demonstrates Enhanced CAS Responsiveness

MBDA's Brimstone air-to-surface missile has passed an operational evaluation by the Royal Air Force (RAF) that confirmed the performance of the weapon’s latest technical enhancements. These include a new warhead and propulsion system conforming to insensitive munitions (IM) standard and more robust airframe, improving the weapon's G loading and maneuverability.

Virtus Lightens the Load for British Combat Troops

Source Tactical Gear this month began deliveries of the new Virtus 'Scalable Tactical Vest' (STV) to the UK Ministry of Defense (MOD), under a new multi-annual contract awarded earlier in 2015. Under the contract the Israeli company will deliver 14,000 Virtus soldier combat suite kits this year, to be followed by annual deliveries of about 10,000 kits through 2017.

Thales Expands Watchkeeper, Offering WK-X for Export

Thales is introducing an export variant of its Watchkeeper Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), originally developed for the UK. The first export contract being pursued by the company is Poland, seeking a UAV solution for its military forces.

Turreted Ajax Unveiled at DSEI

London, U.K. – General Dynamics UK has today unveiled the turreted AJAX prototype platform (formerly known as SCOUT SV) at DSEI 2015. The company displayed...

Skynet Constellation Expands to Cover the Asia-Pacific

Airbus Defence and Space announced this week that it is moving the SkyNet 5A military satellite to the Asia Pacific region to extend its coverage in this area. The move will provide worldwide coverage for the first time.

Cyber Intelligence Report – July 15, 2015

In this edition: | Israel-US to Cooperate on Cybersecurity | Israel Police, Defense Ministry mulled buying spyware, Hacking Team leak reveals | Cyber security company SafeBreach raises $4m | FBI disapproves encryption of commercial products | US Senate bill would make social media report 'terrorist activity' | New hacking spyware systems for Russian intelligence agencies | UAE and US launch center for anti-IS online propaganda in Abu Dhabi | Draft of Chinese cybersecurity law | Australia's first Cyber Security Summit with business leaders | German-owned Patriot missiles stationed in Turkey briefly taken over by hackers | UK intelligence agencies used hacking to counter Northern Ireland terrorism | ​Germany launches new National Cyber Security Policy

Cyber Intelligence Report – July 1, 2015

In this edition: IDF to establish new cyber command | Israeli regulator directs banks to focus on cyber security management | Europe’s largest cyber-tech firm to set up innovation center in Israel | US admonish China for online attack | Anti-LGBT site hacked and painted with gay flag’s colors | Cyber-attack on Canadian government websites | Russia fosters domestic software for national computer | Iran and Saudi Arabia heading toward cyber war? | New China law to boost cyber security | Singapore Defence Minister: Non-combat troops can help in cyber defence | UK Ministry of Defense counter thousands of daily cyber-attacks | Europol Cyber Crime Center EC3 is countering the Islamic State propaganda | Hackers targeted Polish airline LOT, grounded 1,400 passengers

The Eyes of the Future RN Carrier Strike Force

The British MOD is set to select soon the future Airborne Early Warning (AEW) system to be deployed on the future Royal Navy (RN) Queen Elizabeth II aircraft carriers. Thales UK and Lockheed Martin submitted final offers for the Crowsnest AEW solutions last month, competing for the £500 million ($761 million) contract.
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