Maritime Defence & Security News

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19 May 2022

Sir Ben Ainslie CBE - After Dinner Speaker at SMI Annual Dinner

This year, we are very pleased to welcome Sir Ben Ainslie CBE as our after dinner speaker.

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16 May 2022

Babcock Begins Major Regeneration of Devonport Facility

Babcock International Group (Babcock), the defence, security and aerospace company, has started a series of major infrastructure projects at Devonport in Plymouth. Over the next 10 years Babcock will develop state of-the-art facilities to meet the evolving requirements of the UK’s Royal Navy.

10 May 2022

INDOPACIFIC 2022: BMT to offer updated ELLIDA™ multirole logistics ship for SEA2200

BMT, a leading international multi-disciplinary engineering and ship design consultancy, will offer an updated concept design from its ELLIDA™

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21 April 2022

Royal Navy Industry Engagement Seabed Warfare Seminar

The Royal Navy, in collaboration with SAAB, will host a Seabed Warfare seminar at Action Stations in the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard on 19 May 2022.

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23 March 2022

UK Shipbuilding Taskforce Launched to Boost Skills and Jobs

The Department for Education (DfE) is calling on experts from the shipbuilding industry to apply to become a member of the first UK Shipbuilding Skills Taskforce.

22 March 2022

Defence sector supports thousands of UK jobs and businesses

A new economic report published earlier this week outlines the huge value of the defence sector to UK jobs, businesses and exports.

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10 March 2022

Society of Maritime Industries welcomes 'huge step forward' as shipbuilding strategy releases

The Society of Maritime Industries is welcoming the publication of the National Shipbuilding Strategy refresh today by the Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Merseyside.  

3 February 2022

DIT Webinar: R&D and Service Opportunity for Subsea Pipeline Retrieval In Brazil

The UK Department for International Trade (DIT) is pleased to invite you to join us in the webinar: R&D and Service Opportunity for Subsea Pipeline Retrieval In Brazil. This event is a partnership with Petrobras and the Net Zero Technology Center.

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21 December 2021

Maritime Operating Concept Industry Engagement Event

The MOD has issued a public notice for a face to face event which is an ‘introduction for Industry to the new Maritime Operating Concept key themes’. The event will be held on 28th January at ‘Action Stations’ in Portsmouth Dockyard.

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14 December 2021

“We’re going to need a bigger Navy”

A House of Commons Defence Committee Report on their inquiry into The Navy: Purpose and Procurement, has concluded that the number of major surface combatants in the Royal Navy will need to double to cope with the more complex threat and changing nature of warfare.

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Marine Autonomy Challenge (MAChallenge)

This exciting challenge is open to teams of students studying at UK universities. The first phase involves a video submission and the finals take place in November this year. Each qualifying team will be provided with an industry simulator to enable them to build the autonomous behaviours required to achieve a series of challenges.

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