£122m contract sees UK’s fleet of Airbus H145s expanded with six procured for overseas duties
Defence Equipment & Support
by DES Comms
3d ago
Published 18 April 2024 Defence Equipment & Support has awarded a £122m contract for six Airbus H145 helicopters to provide aviation support for UK troops in Brunei and the island of Cyprus. In November 2023 the MOD announced its intention to procure the Airbus H145s through [...] The post £122m contract sees UK’s fleet of Airbus H145s expanded with six procured for overseas duties appeared first on Defence Equipment & Support ..read more
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Secretary of State praises the work of DE&S on visit to Abbey Wood
Defence Equipment & Support
by DES Comms
5d ago
Published 15 April 2024 Secretary of State for Defence Grant Shapps used his visit to DE&S as an opportunity to highlight our work supplying kit to Ukraine as well as underscoring how the new defence procurement model will deliver equipment to our Armed Forces quicker than [...] The post Secretary of State praises the work of DE&S on visit to Abbey Wood appeared first on Defence Equipment & Support ..read more
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“Think of the Gateway as a Formula 1 pitlane”
Defence Equipment & Support
by Colin Pearson
1w ago
Published 11 April 2024 As the MOD’s Integrated Procurement Model goes live, Paul Marshall, Director General Gateway, explains how DE&S’ new front door is already delivering benefits to the Armed Forces and how the two fit together. Paul Marshall, Director General Gateway [...] The post “Think of the Gateway as a Formula 1 pitlane” appeared first on Defence Equipment & Support ..read more
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Mine hunting mothership RFA Stirling Castle welcomed into Royal Navy
Defence Equipment & Support
by Administrator
1w ago
Published 11 April 2024 A mothership to host a suite of cutting-edge remotely-operated and autonomous systems to keep UK waters safe has been welcomed into the Royal Navy. Royal Fleet Auxiliary’s Stirling Castle was procured at pace by DE&S’ for the Royal Navy’s Mine Hunting Capability [...] The post Mine hunting mothership RFA Stirling Castle welcomed into Royal Navy appeared first on Defence Equipment & Support ..read more
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E-7 facilities continue to take shape at RAF Lossiemouth
Defence Equipment & Support
by DES Comms
1w ago
Published 11 April 2024 More than 550 tonnes of steel have been supplied by a company local to RAF Lossiemouth as facilities for supporting the UK’s E-7 Wedgetail fleet continue to take shape. DE&S placed a £83 million contract in March 2023 with Boeing Defence UK [...] The post E-7 facilities continue to take shape at RAF Lossiemouth appeared first on Defence Equipment & Support ..read more
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New support contract award for Merlin helicopter engines
Defence Equipment & Support
by DES Comms
2w ago
Published 03 April 2024 Availability of the Royal Navy’s fleet of 55 Merlin helicopters is set to increase thanks to a new engine support contract award which runs through to 2030. Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S) has placed a £241m, six-year contract with Safran Helicopter Engines [...] The post New support contract award for Merlin helicopter engines appeared first on Defence Equipment & Support ..read more
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SME Open Day at Abbey Wood a resounding success
Defence Equipment & Support
by DES Comms
3w ago
Published 27 March 2024 We opened our doors for our first Small and Medium-sized Enterprise (SME) Open Day at Abbey Wood on Wednesday 20 March, and we are delighted to see the positive impact it has already made for hundreds of attendees. Our procurement teams, [...] The post SME Open Day at Abbey Wood a resounding success appeared first on Defence Equipment & Support ..read more
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Standing up the Gateway
Defence Equipment & Support
by Administrator
1M ago
Published 22 March 2024 The first part of the new DE&S operating model is now in place marking a major step toward implementing our future ways of working. Designed to support UK Defence in setting up new programmes for success from the start, the Gateway provides, [...] The post Standing up the Gateway appeared first on Defence Equipment & Support ..read more
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DE&S revved up and ready to work with McLaren Racing to drive innovation
Defence Equipment & Support
by Administrator
1M ago
Published 16 March 2024 DE&S’ Future Capability Innovation team will collaborate with McLaren Racing to apply motorsport innovation, insights and a high-performance mindset into projects across DE&S and the wider MOD. McLaren’s Accelerator arm has a team of highly-skilled practitioners who have acquired a wealth of [...] The post DE&S revved up and ready to work with McLaren Racing to drive innovation appeared first on Defence Equipment & Support ..read more
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New Chinook helicopter order with US will go ahead
Defence Equipment & Support
by Administrator
1M ago
Published 14 March 2024 The UK’s heavy-lift helicopter capability will be bolstered by the purchase by DE&S of 14 extended-range Chinooks H-47(ER), which will pump an estimated £151 million into the economy. The new helicopters will significantly enhance the UK's strategic mobility with their ability to [...] The post New Chinook helicopter order with US will go ahead appeared first on Defence Equipment & Support ..read more
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