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BAE Systems Starts Construction on New Shipbuilding Facility in Glasgow

BAE Systems Maritime has broken ground on a new shipbuilding facility at the Govan shipyard in Glasgow, Scotland. McLaughlin & Harvey is leading the construction work. The new facility will support the company’s development of five Type 26 frigates under a $5.09 billion contract the U.K. Ministry of Defence awarded in 2022. The ship build...

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BAE Systems Study Reveals Multidomain Integration as an Essential Information Battlespace Capability

A BAE Systems study found that achieving multidomain integration is a priority among defense and aerospace leaders to maintain superiority on the battlefield. This is as information warfare becomes more complex with the emergence of new technologies such as artificial intelligence. The study included a poll that involved up to 400 senior business and IT...

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France to Boost Ammo, Weapons Output to Replace Capabilities Shipped to Ukraine

French defense companies have increased their production of self-propelled guns, artillery shells, fighter jets and anti-air missiles, according to Minister of the Armed Forces Sébastien Lecornu. In a statement on social media Tuesday, the minister said the boosted ammunition and weapons output reflects France’s shift to a “war economy.” He added that the ramped-up production...

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Czech Military Eyes Embraer C-390 Millennium in Air Capability Buildup

The Czech Republic’s Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces is negotiating with the Brazilian firm Embraer for the possible purchase of two C-390 Millennium military transport aircraft. The potential deal follows the Czech government’s announcement in July that it is starting negotiations with the United States to buy 24 F-35 Lightning II fighter jets as...

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US Launches Emerging Technology Summit With Five Eyes Partners

Representatives from the Five Eyes intelligence partnership have traveled to Palo Alto, California, to launch the first-ever Emerging Technology and Securing Innovation Security Summit. The aim of the summit, hosted by the FBI, was to provide an avenue for business leaders, entrepreneurs, government officials and academics to discuss trends and threats related to emerging technologies such...

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Leonardo To Bring AW101, AW189 Helicopters to Seoul ADEX 2023

Leonardo will put its AW101 and AW189 helicopters on display at the six-day Seoul International Aerospace and Defence Exhibition, which kicks off Tuesday.  During the event, Leonardo will present aircraft features designed to better support the missions of South Korean civil and military forces and seek opportunities for enhanced partnerships with local defense industry players....

Poland Seeks Multirole Fighters for Air Superiority Wish List
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Poland Seeks Multirole Fighters for Air Superiority Wish List

The European consortium-made Eurofighter Typhoon and Boeing’s F-15EX Eagle II are the “only two options” for the air superiority that Poland seeks over Russian warplanes, Tomasz Smura, director of the research office at the Warsaw-based Casimir Pulaski Foundation, told Defense News. Smura, a resident fellow at the foundation who specializes in military technologies and U.S....

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DXC Wins Contract to Modernize Government Cloud Infrastructure in Northwest Spain

DXC Technology has secured a contract from the Spanish regional government of Galicia to modernize the community’s private and public cloud infrastructures. Under the agreement, the Virginia-based company will work closely with Xunta de Galicia to transform the autonomous region’s cloud platforms and solutions. According to Elías Castro, territorial director of DXC Technology Iberia in...

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MOU to Bolster NATO Allies’ Joint Purchases of Air Defense Equipment

Ten NATO defense ministers signed a memorandum of understanding on Wednesday to further develop the European Sky Shield Initiative. The initiative, launched in 2022 and spearheaded by Germany, enables the joint procurement of air and missile defense systems through efficient and cost-effective, interoperable, off-the-shelf solutions. The ESSI “shows the value of allies stepping up to...

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Astroscale Space Debris Removal Mission Passes Systems Requirements Review

The UK Space Agency has approved Astroscale UK’s space debris removal mission concept, called Clearing Outer Space Mission through Innovative Capture. COSMIC involves the development of a spacecraft with a robotic arm planned for deployment by 2026 to demonstrate rendezvous and proximity operations and the deorbit of two defunct British satellites. The concept underwent a...

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