Tag Archives: U.K. Ministry of Defense

UK Defense Ministry Awards BAE $1.8B Nuclear Submarine Construction Contract

BAE Systems has received a potential $1.79 billion contract from the U.K.’s defense ministry to design and build a nuclear-powered attack submarine for the British navy. BAE said Wednesday that Agamemnon will be the sixth of seven Astute-class submarines to be constructed at a company facility in Cumbria, England. Each Astute-class submarine is powered by a nuclear reactor and designed to launch …

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Leonardo Awarded $330M UK Military Helicopter Support Contract

Leonardo has secured a potential five-year, $330 million contract from the U.K.’s ministry of defense to provide training and support services for 62 AW159 Wildcat helicopters of the British army and navy. The company said Monday that work on the Wildcat Integrated Support and Training contract will begin April 1 and covers aircraft safety management, …

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UK Air Force Considers MBDA Brimstone Missiles for General Atomics’ Certifiable Predator B

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 16, 2016 — The U.K. air force has expressed plans to equip its General Atomics-built Certifiable Predator B unmanned aircraft systems with MBDA‘s Brimstone precision strike missiles, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. MBDA said Dec. 8 it will partner with the Defense Department, the U.K ministry of defense and General Atomics’ …

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BAE Chosen for $245M UK Combat Ship Fires System Contract

BAE Systems has received $245 million contract from the U.K.’s ministry of defense for the acquisition of a gun system to be integrated on the country’s global combat ship fleet. BAE said Thursday it will provide three Maritime Indirect Fires System integrated gunnery systems that includes a 62-caliber Mk 45 Mod 4 Naval Gun System as …

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BAE to Enter Potential 10-Year $3B Partnership for UK Typhoon Fleet Support

BAE Systems will sign a potential 10-year, $2.8 billion agreement with the U.K.’s ministry of defense to support the country’s Typhoon fleet in partnership with the U.K. air force and Leonardo-Finmeccanica. BAE Systems said Tuesday the formal Typhoon Total Availability Enterprise agreement will establish a single program to consolidate contracts with suppliers across Europe and build …

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The U.K. Interested in Procurement of Maritime Surveillance Aircraft

The U.K. defense ministry is considering procurement of maritime patrol aircraft when the department conducts a strategic defense review in 2015, Reuters reported Thursday. Sarah Young and Andrea Shalal write the U.K. military’s need for maritime surveillance aircraft could open up a multi-billion dollar competition among MSA manufacturers. Robin Southwell, Airbus …

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