Maritime Defence & Security News

Cancellation of the TAP Funding - Request for Reinstating or Replacing
14 July 2021

Cancellation of the TAP Funding - Request for Reinstating or Replacing

The Department for International Trade (DIT) have announced that they are cancelling their Tradeshow Access Programme (TAP). SMI have joined with Maritime UK and British Marine to campaign to stop or amend this change.

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24 June 2021

Supercharging science: an open letter from Dstl chief executive

Science lab urges best minds in industry, academia, engineering, science, and technology to work with UK specialists to combat future threats.

Lockheed Martin Names New Leader For Fighter Program
18 May 2021

Lockheed Martin Names New Leader For Fighter Program

Today Lockheed Martin announced OJ Sanchez as the new vice president and general manager for Aeronautics Integrated Fighter Group (IFG), succeeding Bridget Lauderdale who was recently named vice president and general manager for the F-35 Lightning II Program. In this new role, Sanchez is...

SeeByte’s ATR supports Royal Danish Navy and Polish Navy onboard Kraken Robotics’ KATFISH™
11 May 2021

SeeByte’s ATR supports Royal Danish Navy and Polish Navy onboard Kraken Robotics’ KATFISH™

SeeByte, the global leader in developing smart software solutions for unmanned maritime systems, is pleased to announce they have partnered with Kraken Robotic Systems Inc (“Kraken”), a world leader in Synthetic Aperture Sonar or SAS, a revolutionary underwater imaging technology. to integrate their Automatic Target Recognition (ATR) System onto the Kraken KATFISH™ Towed Synthetic Aperture Sonar (SAS).

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5 May 2021

Babcock Completes Engineering Package for Diamond Mining Ship MV !Gariep

Babcock, the international aerospace, defence and security company, with a leading naval business, has completed a programme of critical integration engineering and detailed design work on the De Beers Marine Namibia (DBMN) diamond mining ship MV !Gariep from its state of the art engineering hub...

A&P Falmouth Dazzles with Paint Work for HMS Tamar
30 April 2021

A&P Falmouth Dazzles with Paint Work for HMS Tamar

A&P Falmouth has applied a stunning paint scheme to a Royal Navy warship for the first time. The new Truro affiliated patrol ship HMS Tamar will start operations with a 'dazzle camouflage' paint scheme which comprises various shades of black, white and grey in strange and jarring shapes.

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28 April 2021

Belgian Navy renew SeeByte’s C2 software for AUV fleet and Mine Warfare School

SeeByte’s SeeTrack v4 Multi-Domain Command and Control system will continue to support the Belgian Navy’s fleet of autonomous underwater vehicles, and provide training for the Belgian and Netherlands Naval Mine Warfare school, EGUERMIN. The most updated version of SeeTrack v4...

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27 April 2021

Type 31 Programme Completes Whole Ship Critical Design Review

Babcock's Team 31 has successfully completed its Whole Ship Critical Design Review (WSCDR) which is a key indicator of the compliance, maturity and engineering risk in proceeding into production as we mature the 3D CAD model. The WSCDR was held virtually over a period of ten days and comprised...

Routine Ferry Dockings Keep A&P Group on Schedule
26 April 2021

Routine Ferry Dockings Keep A&P Group on Schedule

2020 and the first quarter of 2021 have been characterised by a large volume of routine ferry dockings for A&P Group, the leading provider of ship repair, conversion and marine services in the UK. Recent projects have included vessels covered by A&P’s commercial partnership...

Babcock play key role in Spanish S-80 first in class submarine rollout
23 April 2021

Babcock play key role in Spanish S-80 first in class submarine rollout

Babcock International, the Aerospace, Defence and Security Company, has supported the delivery of a significant milestone for the Armada Española (Spanish Navy), with its customer Navantia unveiling the first in class S-80 submarine in Cartagena Spain. The S-80 programme is the first...

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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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