Tag Archives: U.K. Defense Ministry

UK Govt Taps Leonardo-Thales Team to Demo IR Threat Warning & Countermeasure System

A partnership of Leonardo and Thales has received a contract from the U.K. defence ministry to demonstrate their combined missile threat warning and protection system in early 2018. The joint platform is currently under development to integrate Thales’ Elix-IR threat warner with Leonardo’s Miysis directed infrared countermeasure system, Leonardo said Wednesday. …

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Report: UK Shortlists BAE, Rheinmetall for Battle Tank Modernization Assessment Phase

The U.K. defense ministry has chosen separate teams led by BAE Systems and Rheinmetall Landsysteme as “preferred bidders” for the assessment phase of a program to modernize the British army’s main battle tanks, Defense News reported Wednesday. Andrew Chuter writes the U.K. defense ministry aims to finalize two contracts by the end of the …

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L-3 Awarded UK Joint Remote Viewing Terminal Supply Contract; Michael Strianese Comments

L-3 Communications has received a potential $23.2 million contract from the U.K. ministry of defense to provide a joint common remote viewing terminal for a new British military communications program. UK MOD will adopt the remote viewing terminal to consolidate its intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance platforms with strike capabilities and maritime platforms, L-3 …

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Leonardo-Finmeccanica to Supply UK Air Force With Missile Decoy System

Leonardo-Finmeccanica has received a $3.3 million contract from the U.K. defense ministry to produce a miniature decoy system that will work to help the British air force guard aircraft against missile threats. The Royal Air Force will adopt Leonardo-Finmeccanica’s BriteCloud system to disrupt radar-guided adversarial air-to-air and surface-to-air missile systems, MoD said Friday. RAF …

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KBR Lands Operational Support Contract With UK Defense Ministry; Andrew Barrie Comments

KBR has received a four-year contract to continue to provide operational support services for the U.K. defense ministry. The contract covers engineering, logistics, project management, project delivery and supply chain management assistance to the U.K. Permanent Joint Headquarters in support of military training, planning and operations, KBR said Tuesday. Andrew Barrie, …

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MBDA, Boeing Eyes Brimstone Missile/Apache Helicopter Integration Under UK Defense Contract

MBDA and Boeing have partnered to study the potential integration of MBDA’s Brimstone air-to-surface missile with Boeing’s AH-64E Apache helicopter under a U.K. defense ministry contract, Flightglobal reported Friday. Beth Stevenson writes MBDA U.K. Managing Director David Armstrong said the one-year contract requires a live test fire by the third quarter of 2016. The …

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Report: UK Defense Ministry Eyes Extension of MBDA’s ‘SPEAR’ Missile Tech Contract

A committee of the U.K. Ministry Defense is considering extending the agency’s contract with MBDA for continued work on a new air-launched missile technology for the British military, Defense News reported Thursday. Andrew Chuter writes MoD seeks permission from the agency’s investment approvals committee to move to the next phase of the agency’s Selective Precision Effects at Range Capability 3 program. The program is …

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Beechcraft to Produce Military Training Aircraft for UK Defense Ministry; Russ Bartlett Comments

Beechcraft Defense Company has been selected to manufacture military training aircraft for the U.K. defense ministry under a contract with Affinity Flying Training Services. The Textron subsidiary will produce 10 Beechcraft T-6C Texan II aircraft to replace the Shorts Tucano T1 aircraft under the U.K. MoD’s military flying training system program, …

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