Defence

Brazil buys BAE’s patrol vessels and acquires ship-building IP

Posted on 3 Jan 2012 by

The Brazilian Navy will buy three ocean patrol vessels from BAE Systems, originally built for the Government of Trinidad and Tobago, for £133m.

The contract covers ancillary support services and contains a manufacturing licence to enable further vessels of the same class to be constructed in Br…

Faun Trackway ships £18m order to Turkey

Posted on 14 Dec 2011 by

The aviation solutions provider has completed an £18m deal with the Turkish military for its portable roadway products.

Faun Trackway, the defence division of Llangefni-based Faun-Zoeller,  won the bid in partnership with vehicle manufacturer Iveco, which supplied the Trakker 8×8 t…

Young Professionals in Defence networking forum launched by ADS

Posted on 6 Dec 2011 by

The aerospace and defence trade body creates a new networking body for young professionals in the defence industry to meet and share best practice

A best practice sharing network for young people working in the defence sector was launched by trade association ADS on Monday evening.

The ADS Young Pr…

Who’s heading where in manufacturing?

Posted on 23 Nov 2011 by

UK APPOINTMENTS

The Board of Directors of Tata Sons unanimously recommended Mr. Cyrus P. Mistry as deputy chairman. He will work with Mr. Ratan N. Tata over the next year and take over from him when Mr. Tata retires in December 2012. This is as per the unanimous recommendation of the Selection Committ…

Export strategy: Details of the CBI’s plans to boost exports

Posted on 21 Nov 2011 by

A new report by the CBI and Ernst & Young asks the Government to reform its exports strategy so that companies, especially SMEs, can capitalise on new export markets more effectively than they are currently doing.

‘Winning overseas: boosting business export performance’ urges the Gover…

IMechE reveals finalists for Manufacturing Excellence Awards 2012

Posted on 18 Nov 2011 by

The finalists for The Institution of Mechanical Engineers Manufacturing Excellence (MX) Awards have been announced.

The final shortlist of the IMechE’s MX Awards reveal some familiar manufacturing high achievers, as well as some new entries to the awards programme.

Entries from across the s…

New £1m engineering prize revealed

Posted on 17 Nov 2011 by

The Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering was launched today, with leaders from all the main political parties in attendance to praise the new award.

The £1 million prize will be awarded every two years in the name of Her Majesty the Queen. It will go to an individual or team of up to three people, of an…

Cable pledges to slash red tape for apprenticeships

Posted on 16 Nov 2011 by

The Government has announced new measures to increase the uptake and effectiveness of apprenticeships, which includes cutting red tape to help companies acquire apprentices more quickly.

 

Business Secretary Vince Cable introduced the measures as figures released today show youth unem…