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Babcock-UGL JV Lands $157M Australian Frigate Maintenance Support Contract

A Babcock–UGL joint venture has secured a potential five-year, $156.7 million contract to help maintain the Australian navy’s Anzac-class frigates, Shephard Media reported Thursday. Naval Ship Management will provide engineering services for eight Australian frigates beginning this month in support of the Warship Asset Management Agreement program. WAMA is a collaborative effort of the Commonwealth …

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Aircraft Carrier Alliance-Built HMS Queen Elizabeth Reaches UK Homeport

A U.K. aircraft carrier built by a BAE Systems–Babcock–Thales Group alliance has arrived at its homeport in Portsmouth, England for the first time. The British defense ministry said Wednesday sailors and a flypast from the Fleet Air Arm welcomed the Aircraft Carrier Alliance-built HMS Queen Elizabeth ship that will support F-35 trial flights beginning …

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BAE Systems Seeks Australian SMEs to Support Type 26 Global Combat Ship Production

An estimated 150 small and medium-size Australian enterprises will offer their products and services in a meeting with BAE Systems and 20 of its suppliers as the SMEs seek to participate in the Australian navy’s Type 26 Global Combat Ship maritime defense project. BAE said Monday it currently works to mature the design for the ships under …

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MBDA-Led Consortium to Demo Laser Capacity for UK Military

The U.K. military has selected MBDA to demonstrate a capacity to field laser-directed weapons that can potentially urge the country’s navy and other services to utilize similar systems, Defense News reported Sunday. Andrew Chuter writes MBDA leads a bid team called UK Dragonfire that includes BAE Systems, Leonardo-Finmeccanica, Marshall Defense and Aerospace and Qinetiq to develop a solid …

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Report: Babcock to Include Raytheon Tech in Laser Directed-Energy Weapon Offering for U.K.

  Babcock‘s proposed system for the British defense science and technology laboratory’s Laser Directed Energy Weapon Capability Demonstrator program will incorporate the Raytheon-built Phalanx air defense technology, Flightglobal reported Thursday. Beth Stevenson writes the LDEW-CD competition seeks a 20-millimeter laser-equipped Gatling machine gun designed to counter potential airborne threats, including unmanned aircraft systems, to naval ships. …

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Report: BAE, Babcock, Kawasaki, Mitsubishi Eye Partnership for Australian Submarine Program

BAE Systems and Babcock International want to join a Mitsubishi Heavy Industries–Kawasaki Heavy Industries alliance in pursuit of a $50 billion contract to build submarines for the Australian military, Defense World reported Friday. The two British defense contractors maintain operations in Australia. Defense World quoted a Japanese defense official as …

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BDP Top Bidder for Scotland Nuclear Decommissioning Project

The United Kingdom Nuclear Decommissioning Authority has named the joint venture between Babcock, CH2M HILL and URS,  “Babcock Dounreay Partnership” (BDP), a preferred bidder in the acquisition process of Dounreay Site Restoration Limited, the largest nuclear decommissioning project in Scotland. The formal contract will be awarded on April 2,2012, according to CH2M HILL. …

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