The £4bn takeover of the FTSE 250 defence manufacturer Cobham is being resisted by a family shareholder, according to a report in The Times, amid fears about the 'hollowing out' of the UK's defence manufacturing base.
In a quiet suburb on the outskirts of Coventry you will find NP Aerospace, a defence company manufacturing bomb suits, armour plates, ballistic helmets and customised vehicles for the world’s armies and law enforcement agencies. Maddy White visited the site.
With economic uncertainty and unresolved Brexit issues on the horizon, it’s a troubling time for the UK’s aerospace industry. The Manufacturer sat down with Paul Everitt, chief executive of ADS, to discuss some of the key issues, and how we can choose the right path to ensure stability.
It's one of the toughest challenges in the UK economy - encouraging small companies to grow into the powerhouse-medium sized companies that are such a feature of successful industrial economies like Germany.
Cambridge-based Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group is flying high with flight-ready 3D printed production parts. Jonny Williamson visited the company to discuss how it achieved its success, and find out what the future holds.
Why would British outsourcing giant SERCO be looking to acquire the troubled Babcock engineering group? Well, the President’s vows to boost the US Navy’s fleet from 280 to 355 ships by 2034 might have something to do with it.
BAE Systems invests approximately £90m per year in education, skills and early careers activities in the UK. This year, its bases in Lancashire will offer apprentices opportunities to work on the company's Typhoon and F-35 projects.