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06 Jul 22. UK Minister for Defence Procurement addresses DSEI audience in Parliament. With significant new military commitments pledged to NATO, and an increase in overall defence spending projected to reach 2.5% of GDP by the end of the decade, the UK has sent a clear signal of the importance it places on investing in vital capabilities like future combat air, while adapting to a more dangerous and competitive world.
This emphasis – set out at the NATO Madrid Summit – was echoed clearly last week by the Minister for Defence Procurement, Jeremy Quin MP, at his keynote address to the DSEI Parliamentary Reception. The reception provided an excellent opportunity for parliamentarians, defence contractors, members of the armed forces and defence media to hear more about the role that DSEI plays at the heart of the UK and global defence industry. Over 150 guests listened to speeches from DSEI spokesperson (Retd) Air Vice Marshal Gary Waterfall, the event’s sponsor Sarah Atherton MP and the Minister for Defence Procurement.
During his speech the Minister Jeremy Quin MP said: “I’m enormously proud that we hold the world’s leading defence and security event in the capital and proud that we have an event attended by tens of thousands and our allies from around the world. But I am proud most of all, of the immense opportunity it offers us, an opportunity to showcase the fantastic capabilities of more than 1,000 defence and security suppliers… The message we’re sending to our allies is that there has never been a better time to buy British.”
Grant Burgham, DSEI Event Director, commented: “DSEI offers a crucial opportunity to foster vital integration between the UK MOD, the Department for International Trade, defence suppliers and industry partners. We were delighted to host Minister Quin and his parliamentary colleagues in Parliament. The Minister’s words gave vital insight to the value that is placed on UK defence suppliers, especially at this time, and the impact that has had to NATO and across Europe.”
Held biennially, DSEI connects governments, national armed forces, industry thought leaders and the global defence and security supply chain on an unrivalled scale. The event is curated to consistently support both the prime contractors as well as small and medium-sized enterprises while, crucially, giving the UK exports a significant boost. On a rolling 10-year basis, the UK remains the second largest global defence exporter after the USA. DSEI will take place at ExCeL London 12-15 September 2023.
06 Jul 22. Forces News unveils new-look news show. The new programme is aimed at serving military personnel and will feature reports from Forces News’ defence journalists around the world. The British military news broadcasters Forces News are launching a new daily programme.
The re-launched Forces News is aimed at serving military personnel and is designed to keep them informed about developments which could impact them, their work or their families. It covers the latest in military news in bite-sized reports in The Download. The programme also brings together exciting videos from our defence reporters all over the world.
Expect to see the latest tech, tactics explained, operations, exercises, funny videos, award ceremonies and military events.
Forces News is part of BFBS, the broadcasting charity which provides the latest TV and radio to those serving abroad.
Lisa Mitchell, Director of Editorial, said: “This is military news for the British military. We’ll explain why deployments are happening and what’s next, what allies and enemies are up to and how the latest kit performs.
“The new Forces News is now faster to watch and on demand.”
Forces News continues to serve up the best of its content on digital platforms for those without access to the BFBS TV network.
Find us on YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok and Twitter.
The new Forces News show starts on 11 July on military-only channel BFBS Extra on BFBS TV.
Anyone can catch it on Forces.Net. (Source: https://www.forces.net/)
04 Jul 22. Air Vice-Marshal highlights Dstl’s unique contribution to supporting air power. The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory hosted an Air Systems Showcase demonstrating the impact of its research portfolio across UK military aviation.
Featuring a keynote address from Air Vice-Marshal Linc Taylor, Chief of Staff for Capability (Air), the Showcase brought together stakeholders including senior RAF leaders, Army and Royal Navy aviation specialists, industry representatives and Dstl scientists.
The event highlighted Dstl’s achievements and future plans over the 5 themes within Dstl’s Air Systems programme:
- air operational analysis and decision support
- air manoeuvre, maritime aviation, and air mobility (future aviation concepts; aviation in contested environments; support to Apache, Chinook, New Medium Helicopter)
- air information and enablers (air information advantage; counter-uncrewed air systems; aircrew systems research)
- combat air (support to Typhoon and F-35; future combat air systems (FCAS); CUTLASS air combat simulator; concepts and technologies; freedom of access and manoeuvre)
- air survivability (concepts, technologies, and analysis; air platform protection)
In addition to speaker presentations, military stakeholders had the chance to meet Dstl and industry representatives as well as viewing and experiencing some of the technology on display. The day also provided the opportunity to explore how Dstl and its industry partners could deepen their collaboration with military customers.
Air Vice-Marshal Linc Taylor said: When we bring scientific, technical and engineering advice alongside the experience of the war fighter about how we are going to employ either the analysis, the techniques or the technologies behind them, that synergy is far better than just the two organisations operating alone.”
Dstl brings a unique insight. It brings decision-quality evidence and world-class technology. (Source: https://www.gov.uk/)
DSEI 2023 – POWERING PROGRESS, DEFINING YOUR FUTURE
DSEI connects governments, national armed forces, industry thought leaders and the entire defence & security supply chain on a global scale. With a range of valuable opportunities for networking, a platform for business, access to relevant content & live-action demonstrations, the DSEI community can strengthen relationships, share knowledge and engage in the latest capabilities across the exhibition’s Aerospace, Land, Naval, Security & Joint Zones.