Tag Archives: UK

Andrew Naismith Named Managing Director of CAE’s UK Arm

Andrew Naismith, managing director of the aircrew training services business at CAE, has been named managing director of the aerospace technology manufacturer’s U.K. subsidiary. He will oversee CAE’s defense and security business operations in the U.K. in his new position, the company said Friday. Marc-Olivier Sabourin, vice president and general manager of CAE’s …

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Airbus, Thales Extend Military Flight Simulator Supply Partnership

Airbus has ordered an additional two flight training simulators from Thales for the AM400 military transport aircraft crewmen of the French and German air forces. Both simulators are designed to prepare A400M crews for missions such as in-flight refueling and low-level tactical operations, Thales said Tuesday. Thales has delivered A400M full flight simulators and a pair …

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Raytheon Unveils National Apprenticeship Center in England

Raytheon has inaugurated a national apprenticeship center in Doncaster, England, to primarily offer training programs for automotive technicians. The company said Friday its professional services subsidiary will use the center to provide learning services to employers and apprentices through classroom discussions, virtual training and site visits. “With a capacity of about 70 students, …

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UK Air Force Gets Third L3-Built SIGINT Aircraft

L3 Technologies has transferred the third and last RC-135V/W Rivet Joint signals intelligence aircraft to the U.K. air force. The RJ aircraft is designed to provide intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance support for global security missions as part of the U.S.-U.K. Airseeker program, L3 said said Wednesday. U.K. procured three KC-135R tankers for conversion …

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Lockheed, Elbit Systems Team Up to Pursue UK Navy EW Tech Modernization Program

Lockheed Martin has partnered with Elbit Systems‘ U.K. arm to develop a technology offering for the British navy’s electronic warfare modernization program. Both companies signed a teaming agreement to pursue the Maritime Electronic Warfare Program that seeks to update EW systems on Royal Navy destroyers, frigates, amphibious assault ships and the service branch’s future submarines, said Wednesday. …

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James Willis, Steve Fitz-Gerald to Join QinetiQ in Managing Director Roles

James Willis, currently head of defense and security at Vodafone UK, and Steve Fitz-Gerald, formerly CEO of Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group, will join QinetiQ as managing directors for two different business areas. QinetiQ said Tuesday both appointees will also serve on the company’s executive committee and report directly to CEO Steve Wadey. “James and Steve have proven …

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Thales Links Simulators of 2 UK Air Force Bases Under Self-Funded Project

Thales has connected flight simulators for Tornado aircraft at the British air force’s bases in Lossiemouth and Marham under a self-funded initiative. The company said Friday it provided the building, engineers, instructors, administration staff, classroom facilities and desktop training systems as well as two flight simulators at RAF Lossiemouth and one at RAF Marham under a private financial …

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Serco-Content Guru Alliance to Offer Contact Center Platform in Public Sector

Serco has partnered with Content Guru to provide a cloud-based multichannel contact center platform to government customers. The two companies will offer Content Guru’s storm communications integration platform to support contact between government agencies and citizens regardless of channel, Serco said Monday. Storm is designed to provide a single central system that integrates communications made …

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ThreatMetrix: 130M Fraud Attacks Detected in Q1 2017

A new ThreatMetrix report says the security company has uncovered 130 million fraudulent attacks from January to March and found that the volume of digital wallet transactions increased 80 percent on a year-over-year basis. ThreatMetrix said Thursday it evaluated cyber crimes that the ThreatMetrix Digital Identity Network detected during the first quarter of …

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BAE to Support Navy Submarine Weapon Systems; DeEtte Gray Comments

BAE Systems Inc. will help the U.S. Navy engineer and integrate weapons systems on board the military branch’s submarines as part of a potential five-year, $368 million contract awarded in October. The company said Wednesday it will also provide test engineering, information technology support and specialized test equipment to the Navy’s Strategic Systems Programs …

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