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  • Rolls-Royce has been awarded a new contract by EDF Energy to help extend the lifetime of Dungeness B power station to 2028
  • Raytheon has been awarded a £70 million contract for the first phase of the Allied Systems for Geospatial-intelligence (ASG) programme
  • BAE Systems has been awarded a £112 million contract extension supporting the Royal Air Force's (RAF) Typhoon fleet.
  • An agreement signed by the UK and Ireland today (January 19th) will lead to greater cooperation between the two nations on defence matters
  • Infrastructure firm Balfour Beatty has been appointed as the sole contractor on a £1.5 billion civil engineering framework.
  • Countries in the Asia-Pacific region and the Middle East, along with Russia, have sanctioned naval modernisation and rearmament programmes in response to declining international relations.
  • The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has published its third annual equipment plan, detailing its spending over the next ten years.
  • The private consortium appointed to clean up the Sellafield nuclear waste facility has been stripped of its £9 billion contract.
  • UK officials are planning to improve ground-based defences in the Falkland Islands in response to Argentina's plans to upgrade its air force.
  • Five companies have been appointed by the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) to work on £250 million of construction projects in Scotland. Henry Brothers, Interserve, Miller, Lend Lease and a Kier-John Graham joint venture have been awarded contracts for the Framework for Capital Works Pr...
  • BAE Systems has completed the first full trial installation of MBDA's Brimstone missile onto a Typhoon aircraft. Six Brimstone missiles were fitted to the plane, with each wing carrying a launcher containing three of the weapons.
  • Roke Manor Research has been commissioned on behalf of the army to support the future development of land forces in the 2030-2040 timescale. An initial 18-month research programme will see the development of an overview of technologies that could be exploited to support the requirements for futu...
  • Britain is to establish its first permanent military base in the Middle East since withdrawing from the region in 1971. A range of ships, including destroyers and aircraft carriers, will be stationed at the Mina Salman Port in Bahrain, which already hosts four Royal Navy vessels. Bahrain is to ...
  • BAE Systems has secured a £1.5 million contract from the Ministry of Defence to design the engineering support solution for the Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers. This forms part of the wider 'Support Development Phase', which involves collaboration between BAE Systems Maritime Services an...
  • Security firm Petards has secured new contracts with the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and Bombardier. The MoD deal is worth £1 million and involves the provision of electronic countermeasures equipment which will form part of an integrated Defensive Aids Suite to be installed on Royal Navy Merlin M...
  • A member of parliament representing a constituency containing a large Defence Support Group (DSG) depot has called on the government to provide assurances that jobs at the facility will be secure following its takeover last month.
  • Commercial airline Flybe has secured a contract to maintain the RAF's latest military transport aircraft, the Atlas A400M.
  • The fifth and final Royal Air Force (RAF) Eurofighter Typhoon combat aircraft squadron is to enter service next month, completing the UK's Typhoon ...
  • Further progress has been made on the new nuclear plant at Moorside, Cumbria, after the Treasury agreed to provide financial security for private i...
  • An interim Nato rapid reaction force designed to deter threats such as Russian intervention in Ukraine is expected to be ready early next year