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Tom Dunlop

Tom has spent the last 13 years working in the defence industry, specifically military and commercial shipbuilding. His work has taken him around Europe and the Far East, he is currently based in Scotland.

India purchases 56 Airbus C295 aircraft

India has formalised the acquisition of 56 Airbus C295 aircraft to replace the Indian Air Force legacy AVRO fleet.

Boeing awarded $757m contract to build P-8s for Germany

Boeing has won a contract valued approximately $757 million to build five P-8A Poseidon Maritime Patrol Aircraft for Germany.

Leonardo and Northrop Grumman team for VTOL work

Leonardo and Northrop Grumman Corporation have announced their intention to jointly pursue opportunities in the Vertical Take-Off and Landing drone domain.

Naval drone to ‘deliver next-generation coastal security’

A new uncrewed marine platform is available for use in intelligence gathering and threat detection.

MQ-25 drone conducts first air-to-air refueling with F-35C

The U.S. Navy's MQ-25 will be the first operational carrier-based unmanned aircraft.

Leonardo trial ‘high-tech protection’ for military vehicles

Leonardo has launched a new modular defence system for vehicles such as tanks and armoured personnel carriers.

UK looking at unmanned armoured vehicles

The unmanned armoured vehicles could be used for resupply, casualty evacuation, reconnaissance, weapons platforms, decoys and communication nodes. 

Frigate HMS Portland ready after extensive refit

The Type 23’s overhaul was completed by Babcock International and now the warship "looks toward front-line operations once more", say the Royal Navy.

UK awards thermal sensor system contract

The initial order includes the delivery of 500 units in support of the 'Sniper In-Line Low Light System'.

Airbus trials high speed satcom through helicopter blades

Interference for satcoms caused by rotor blades has long been a challenge for terminal designers and manufacturers.