Cobham has announced it has recently been awarded contracts by Lockheed Martin Space to supply a suite of space-rated life support and propulsion components for NASA's Orion deep space exploration spacecraft.
The first tenders for the new satellite navigation system are expected by the end of this year with the UK looking to collaborate with countries in the 'Five Eyes' intelligence alliance.
Skynet is a family of commercially managed military communications satellites operated on behalf of the Ministry of Defence, which provide strategic communication services to the British Armed Forces and UK allies.
The Defence Secretary has warned that Britain must be ready 'to deter and counter' threats that are emerging in space.
Royal Navy ships off the coast of Gibraltar have reportedly chased off Spanish boats illegally fishing in British waters for the third day in a row. Reports also suggest an alarming attitude in response to these events with a spokesperson saying: "This is nothing unusual, these things happen often."
BAE Systems have announced a new generation of space computer.
The United Kingdom connected to the Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) protected communications satellite system.