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  • MOD direct expenditure with Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in the UK was just under £1.4 billion in 2022/23.
  • Off the back of growing global tensions and amidst the wars in Ukraine and Gaza, military spending amongst NATO members has driven a significant increase in global defence spend, hitting $2.2 trillion ...
  • Defence spending with UK industry by the Ministry of Defence has topped £25 billion for the first time, official statistics have revealed. Official breakdowns show increases in almost all areas and na ...
  • South Korea's LIG Nex1 secures a $3.2 billion contract to supply Saudi Arabia with 10 batteries of the Cheongung M-SAM II mid-range surface-to-air missile defence system, capable of countering ballist ...
  • Opening doors for industry to collaborate with Defence on AI development for the strategic advantage of our Armed Forces.
  • This competitive funding programme is designed to maximise benefits to SMEs and to support and encourage industrial investment into the aerospace sector and its supply chain, through the funding of in ...
  • Following negotiations throughout 2023, the US has now approved a $23 billion deal to sell F-16s to Turkey. The deal is one of several approved fighter deals this past week, bringing the total to $37 ...
  • The demonstrator (pictured) aims to develop the involvement of 'critical technologies' in the extra-large unmanned underwater vehicle (XLUUV) for the French Navy. Large unmanned combat submarines are ...
  • US approves F-35 sale to Greece

    05 Feb 2024 The Defense Post
    Athens welcomed the decision by the US to allow the sale of F-35s to the Hellenic Air Force. This sale is worth approximately $8.6 billion and is said to represent the strength behind US-Greek relatio ...
  • The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) has placed a new contract through the Aurora Engineering Delivery Partnership (EDP) for a programme targeted to improve the survivability and prote ...
  • Following the invasion of Ukraine, and amid the rising geopolitical tensions across the world - fears of an attack on NATO in coming years are heightened. "We hear threats from the Kremlin almost ever ...
  • During a trial at the MOD’s Hebrides Range, the DragonFire laser directed energy weapon (LDEW) system achieved the UK’s first high-power firing of a laser weapon against aerial targets. The range of D ...
  • France buys 42 Rafales in $5.5 billion order

    22 Jan 2024 Breaking Defense
    Following previous orders in 1993, 1999, 2004, 2009 and 2021, France will be ordering 42 Rafales from Dassault aviation to boost the French Air and Space Force. According to Breaking Defense, a dozen ...
  • US DOD releases first Defense Industrial Strategy

    22 Jan 2024 US DOD/ Joseph Clark
    The Defense Department today released its first strategy for ensuring that the US defence industrial base meets the demands of a challenging national security landscape well into the future. The 59-pa ...
  • UK critical imports and supply chains strategy

    22 Jan 2024 UK Department for Business and Trade
    The events of recent years have severely disrupted the global supply chains which we rely on for our critical imports. In a rapidly changing world the UK needs to adapt to these challenges and seize o ...
  • The South Korean Defence Ministry has released its defence plan for the period 2024-2028. The plan includes an increased budget to help boost capabilities in the face of increased threats from North K ...
  • Guidance: Transforming Public Procurement Knowledge

    14 Dec 2023 UK Government Commercial Function
    The UK Government's Commercial Function has released their 'Knowledge Drops', giving an overview of the Procurement Act of 2023. The document features information for contracting authorities, supplier ...
  • The UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) has awarded a contract to combat training specialist company 4GD to integrate ChatGPT language models into its SimStriker robotic targets. This enhancement will allow ...
  • As the US, UK and Australia continue to pursue pillar 1 submarine capabilities, pillar 2's focus on emerging and disruptive secondary capabilities is gaining attention. In recent months more potential ...
  • While the invention's military applications remain unclear, it originated as a civilian project with industry-academia collaboration and the potential for military interest in the future. Pilots can e ...
  • BAE Systems subsidiary in York has been awarded a $36.4 million contract by the US Army to enhance evacuation systems for vehicles and heavy combat equipment. The project is expected to take two years ...
  • UK defence export statistics 2022

    04 Dec 2023 UK Government
    This statistical release presents information and trends on UK defence exports over the period from 2013 to 2022.  The scope of the statistics is the value of export contracts to overseas Ministries o ...
  • SOUTHCOM is looking for industry partners to test advanced ISR equipment and technologies. These technologies should be able to operate in challenging environments and should be powered by renewable e ...
  • Autumn Statement 2023

    27 Nov 2023 UK Government
    In January 2023 the Prime Minister set out three economic priorities: to halve inflation, grow the economy and reduce debt. Consumer Prices Index (CPI) inflation has now more than halved from a peak o ...

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