All UK Ministry of Defence articles

  • LTPA Alpha Jet Hawk - Qinetiq
    News

    Qinetiq awarded £1 billion for UK military test and evaluation services

    2016-12-02T14:30:42Z

    Qinetiq has been awarded £1 billion ($1.26 billion) from the UK Ministry of Defence to modernise the test and evaluation services it provides at three sites across the UK.

  • RAF Typhoon Dubai 2015 - BillyPix
    News

    FARNBOROUGH: BAE wins 10-year Typhoon support deal

    2016-07-15T11:54:53Z

    BAE Systems has been awarded a new support deal for the Royal Air Force’s Eurofighter Typhoon fleet, that will for the first time allow cost savings achieved under the programme to be ploughed back into capability enhancement.

  • Zephyr 8 stress test - Airbus Defence & Space
    News

    UK discloses Zephyr-suited payload investment

    2016-04-21T13:13:12Z

    The UK government’s Centre for Defence Excellence (CDE) is supporting the development airborne payload projects, which will seemingly be adapted for use on its new Airbus Defence & Space Zephyr high-altitude pseudo satellite (HAPS).

  • Russian UAV - Russian advanced projects agency
    News

    Russia looks to develop advanced rotary-wing UAV test bed

    2016-04-15T16:15:32Z

    Russia’s advanced research projects agency is launching a programme for the development of a rotary-winged unmanned air vehicle testbed, which will be used by government agencies to assess advanced robotic technologies for the military.

  • Iraqi CH-4 - Iraqi MoD
    News

    Western defence technology edge challenged by proliferation

    2016-02-10T10:11:23Z

    More needs to be done by the West to address an ever-increasing imbalance of military power towards nations benefiting from new low barriers of entry to advanced missile and unmanned technology, new analysis has revealed.

  • Zephyr 8 stress test - Airbus Defence & Space
    News

    UK contract for Zephyr HAPS imminent

    2016-02-04T14:07:21Z

    The UK Ministry of Defence is close to signing a contract with Airbus Defence & Space for the manufacture and testing of two Zephyr 8 high-altitude pseudo satellites (HAPS).

  • Neuron UCAV - Alenia
    News

    UK predicts more stealthy and stand-off ops by 2035

    2015-12-16T16:02:06Z

    Future British military operations will require more stand-off or remotely-operated weapons to counter a spread of advanced technologies among its enemies that will make today's conflicts appear "relatively simple" by comparison, according to a Ministry of Defence research paper.

  • Harop - IAI
    News

    Software regulation challenges UCAV proliferation control

    2015-11-13T12:46:50Z

    The introduction of international laws for a future generation of unmanned combat air vehicles hinges on the regulation of software, which can effectively be used to turn a regular aerial system into an autonomous weapon.

  • MD4-200 VTOL UAV - Rex Features
    News

    DfT takes UAV discussion on military and civil UAVs to the public

    2015-10-23T10:42:08Z

    A Department for Transport-led team is about to launch a series of public dialogues that will help inform the government on how the British population views the operation of civil and military unmanned air vehicles in UK airspace.

  • Watchkeeper - Thales
    News

    CAA claims Watchkeeper controlled airspace flight was isolated event

    2015-10-21T12:20:05Z

    The recent flight of a Thales Watchkeeper in controlled airspace in Wales was simply “a one-off”, and a lot more work must be done before unmanned systems of its size can routinely fly through national airspace, the UK Civil Aviation Authority says.

  • Watchkeeper - Thales
    News

    Watchkeeper carries out sortie in controlled airspace

    2015-10-15T16:08:58Z

    Thales’s Watchkeeper unmanned air vehicle has been successfully flown in controlled airspace under the jurisdiction of air traffic control for the first time, completing a 1h sortie in Wales on 30 September.

  • Black Hornet - UK MoD
    News

    MAA prepares update to unmanned operations guidelines

    2015-10-15T15:56:28Z

    ​The UK’s Military Aviation Authority is preparing the release of an updated version of its regulations on unmanned air vehicles, which will draw on feedback from the first document that was released in January this year.

  • Taranis - BAE Systems
    News

    Taranis to enter third testing phase

    2015-10-08T10:34:48Z

    ​The UK’s BAE Systems Taranis unmanned combat air vehicle demonstrator will carry out a third phase of flight tests towards the end of the year, the Ministry of Defence has revealed.

  • RAF Reaper - Crown Copyright
    News

    MoD reveals Reaper derivative will be chosen for Protector

    2015-10-07T17:39:35Z

    The UK Ministry of Defence has confirmed that the unmanned air vehicle that it plans to acquire under its recently-announced Protector effort will be a derivative of the General Atomics Aeronautical Systems MQ-9 Reaper that the Royal Air Force operates.

  • Analysis

    ANALYSIS: Royal Navy opens doors for UAV ops discussions

    2015-10-02T11:18:00Z

    ​In an effort to progress in its understanding of unmanned air vehicle operations, the Royal Navy held a maritime unmanned air systems awareness conference at RNAS Culdrose – home of the 700 Xperimental (700X) naval air squadron that operates the Insitu ScanEagle UAV – on 24 and 25 September.

  • Plextek UAV comms antenna - Beth Stevenson
    News

    DSEI: Plextek develops new tech for UK urban UAV ops

    2015-09-21T11:26:06Z

    Plextek Consulting is well under way in its work for the UK government to develop a number of technologies that will allow unmanned aerial vehicles to operate in urban environments.

  • News

    PARIS: Thales to deliver new ATC radar to UK MoD

    2015-06-15T15:15:00Z

    ​Thales has unveiled a new air traffic control radar that it will deliver to the UK Ministry of Defence for its Marshall modernisation programme.

  • Typhoon with common launcher illustration - BAE Sy
    News

    BAE to study common weapon launcher for Typhoon

    2015-06-01T12:14:54Z

    Under a UK Ministry of Defence-sponsored feasibility study, BAE Systems has been contracted to research the possibility of adding a common weapon launcher on to the Eurofighter Typhoon.

  • AUDS anti-UAV system - Blighter
    News

    British SMEs develop system to counter UAVs

    2015-05-19T10:02:55Z

    ​A consortium of three British companies has developed a counter-unmanned air vehicle defence system to tackle what is considers to be the “growing threat of malicious UAVs”.

  • Airlander 10 - HAV - FS
    News

    Airlander receives environmentally-friendly transport funding

    2015-04-08T05:23:17Z

    ​Furthering its campaign to raise the required funds to bring its Airlander 10 airship to flight, Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV) has received a €2.5 million ($2.7 million) EU grant that is awarded to environmentally-friendly transport projects.