Event Announcements

DPRTE Engage Online 2020 launches pre-event planner

August 07, 2020

Defence Procurement, Research, Technology and Exportability (DPRTE) Engage 2020 has launched its pre-event planner ahead of the highly anticipated online event taking place on 3rd September. The DPRTE Engage pre-event planner [...]

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DPRTE Engage partner Dstl demonstrates science supporting UK police

August 07, 2020

DPRTE Engage official event partner, the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, (Dstl) has showcased a selection of the vital work it is doing on behalf the Home Office. The Home Secretary, [...]

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DPRTE Engage: QinetiQ examines how Coronavirus demonstrates the impact of greater Armed Forces agility

August 06, 2020

Writing for Defence Online, William Blamey, Managing Director of QinetiQ LTPA, highlights how the COVID-19 pandemic demonstrates the value of greater Armed  Forces agility. QinetiQ are official event partners at DPRTE [...]

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DPRTE Engage partner BAE Systems completes purchase of military GPS business

August 05, 2020

DPRTE Engage official event partner, BAE Systems, has completed its acquisition of the Collins Aerospace Military Global Positioning System (GPS) business from Raytheon Technologies Corporation. This asset purchase provided BAE Systems [...]

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DPRTE Engage: Babcock Team 31 completes whole ship preliminary design review

August 04, 2020

DPRTE Engage Partner, Babcock International's Team 31, has successfully completed its Whole Ship Preliminary Design Review (WSPDR) marking the end of the Engineering functional design phase. The review undertaken by Babcock [...]

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Defence Minister Jeremy Quin is latest name to confirm DPRTE Engage 2020

July 29, 2020

The Defence Procurement Minister, Jeremy Quin, is the latest leading name in defence to be confirmed as a keynote speaker at Defence Procurement, Research, Technology & Exportability (DPRTE) Engage 2020. Mr [...]

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DPRTE Engage partners play key role as launch International Space Pitch Day launched

July 30, 2020

DPRTE Engage Online partners, DASA and Dstl, are to play a key role in delivering International Space Pitch Day. Start-up technology companies and inventors will be given the opportunity to pitch [...]

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DPRTE news: Supply chain contracts support £1bn on Type 26 programme

July 29, 2020

DPRTE Engage Online partner, BAE Systems, has awarded a further five contracts to suppliers worth more than £100 million, as progress on the Type 26 frigate programme continues apace at [...]

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DPRTE Engage partner DE&S takes control of Poseidon fleet home

July 28, 2020

Facilities to house the Poseidon MRA Mk1 fleet have been handed over to DPRTE Engage partner, Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S), marking a major milestone in the Poseidon programme. DE&S, the [...]

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DPRTE Engage partner DIO redeveloping Northern Ammunition Jetty in Glen Mallan

July 27, 2020

DPRTE Engage partner,Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO), is investing £64-million in a redevelopment of the Northern Ammunition Jetty in Glen Mallan to support the Royal Navy’s surface fleet. The jetty is used [...]

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DPRTE Engage partner Dstl exceeds spend target with SMEs

July 24, 2020

DPRTE Engage Online 2020 partner, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), has exceeded its 2019/20 procurement spend target with Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). In 2019 Dstl highlighted its commitment to [...]

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DPRTE Engage partner BAE Systems submits proposal for US Army’s CATV program

July 23, 2020

DPRTE Engage Online partner,BAE Systems, has submitted a proposal to the US Army for the delivery of two prototype vehicles for the Cold Weather All-Terrain Vehicle (CATV) program. BAE Systems is [...]

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DPRTE partner Airbus secures MOD communications satellite contract

DPRTE partner Airbus secures MOD communications satellite contract

July 22, 2020

The Defence Secretary, Ben Wallace, has confirmed that DPRTE Engage Online event partner, Airbus, has been awarded a contract worth £500 million for a new military communications satellite is set [...]

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DPRTE Engage partner DIO to oversee new funding for improvements to troops' accommodation

July 21, 2020

The Defence Secretary Ben Wallace and Chancellor Rishi Sunak have announced that thousands of UK Armed Forces families across the UK will have their housing and accommodation improved and renovated [...]

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DPRTE Engage Partner Serco to support helicopters at RNAS Yeovilton and Culdrose

DPRTE Engage Partner Serco to support helicopters at RNAS Yeovilton and Culdrose

July 17, 2020

DPRTE Engage partner, Serco, has been awarded a £20 million contract to provide Aircraft Engineering Support and Airfield Services (AESAS) at Royal Naval Air Stations (RNAS) Yeovilton and Culdrose. The contract [...]

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DPRTE partner BAE Systems to provide transparency and trust in machine learning

July 16, 2020

DPRTE Engage partner, BAE Systems, recently delivered software to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) as part of a contract under the agency’s Competency-Aware Machine Learning (CAML) program. The delivery [...]

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DPRTE partner BAE Systems reveals 'factory of the future'

July 14, 2020

DPRTE Engage partner, BAE Systems, have revealed a new intelligent, smart factory that the Company envisage will increase productivity and revolutionise combat aircraft production in the UK. A first-of-its-kind industry 4.0 [...]

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DPRTE partner Dstl forecasts future quantum landscape for UK defence and security

July 10, 2020

The UK’s emerging Artificial Intelligence (AI) capabilities could achieve a decisive step-change by adopting current and near-term quantum technologies. According to a research paper published by the Defence Science and Technology [...]

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DPRTE Engage partner Airbus has French SPATIONAV contract renewed

July 09, 2020

The French authorities have renewed the maintenance contract of the French Coastal Surveillance System, SPATIONAV, building on an over 20 year collaboration between the French Navy and Airbus for safer [...]

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Babcock appoints David Lockwood as new Chief Executive

July 07, 2020

Babcock International Group PLC (Babcock) has announced the appointment of David Lockwood as CEO, succeeding Archie Bethel, who earlier this year announced his intention to retire. David will join the Company [...]

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MOD delivers 10,000 items of critical medical equipment to NHS

MOD delivers 10,000 items of critical medical equipment to NHS

July 06, 2020

The Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) Logistics Delivery Operating Centre at MOD Donnington have coordinated the delivery of over 10,000 pieces of critical medical equipment. More than 10,000 items of critical [...]

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DPRTE partner DE&S negotiate 10 billion PPE items for NHS workers

July 01, 2020

Over the last 12 weeks a dedicated team fronted by MOD experts have negotiated contracts for more than 10 billion items of PPE for NHS workers in the battle against [...]

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DPRTE partner Dstl release research on stability of COVID-19 in the air

July 01, 2020

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) has published a research paper on the stability of the COVID-19 virus in the air through the Emerging Microbes and Infections journal. The paper [...]

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DPRTE partner QinetiQ: Bringing to life the value of SMEs

June 29, 2020

DPRTE Engage Online 2020 official Prime Partner, QinetiQ, examines the crucial role that SMEs play in the defence industry supply chain. SMEs are vital to the global economy, according to the [...]

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DPRTE partner DIO awards £20m contract for Typhoon infrastructure at RAF Lossiemouth

June 23, 2020

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has awarded a contract worth £20-million to Galliford Try for work which will house Number IX Squadron in facilities that are fit for purpose. Their re-role [...]

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DPRTE partner BAE Systems sells inflatable boats for new coast guard ships

June 23, 2020

BAE Systems are to sell six Pacific 24 Rigid Inflatable Boats to Austal for new Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard Ships. The Rigid Inflatable Boats (RIBs), built and customised in BAE [...]

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DPRTE partner BAE Systems presses ahead with plans to recruit 800 apprentices

June 18, 2020

DPRTE partner, BAE Systems, are moving forward with the recruitment of a record number of apprentices, despite the Covid-19 pandemic. More than 9,000 people across the UK applied for the 800 [...]

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Time to engage: DPRTE 2020 is going live and online

June 16, 2020

Defence Procurement, Research, Technology & Exportability (DPRTE) 2020 has announced that this year’s event will be delivered as a live, online interactive experience taking place from the scheduled date of [...]

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DPRTE 2020 webinar explores wealth of opportunities to work with DIO

June 12, 2020

DPRTE 2020 & PASS have hosted a live webinar held in conjunction with Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) entitled Building the Defence Estates Infrastructure & Connecting Opportunities. The webinar saw Nick Wilkinson, [...]

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DPRTE partner Rolls-Royce to become net zero carbon by 2030

June 10, 2020

Rolls-Royce has signed up for the UN Race to Zero campaign in the run up to COP26 with an aim to play a leading role in pioneering a resilient, inclusive, [...]

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DIO hosts new infrastructure pavilion at DPRTE 2020

June 10, 2020

A new zone at the UK’s leading defence procurement and supply chain exhibition will offer opportunities for contractors to meet and work with the UK MOD’s infrastructure organisation. DIO is to [...]

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DPRTE partner DIO completes essential improvements at RNAS Yeovilton

June 05, 2020

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has completed and handed over to the Royal Navy a project at Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton. The project included work to improve essential access [...]

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DPRTE 2020 and DIO to present live webinar on infrastructure opportunities

June 03, 2020

DPRTE 2020 & PASS are to present a live webinar held in conjunction with Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) entitled Building the Defence Estates Infrastructure & Connecting Opportunities. In this free webinar, [...]

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DPRTE partner Rolls-Royce wins contract for MTU propulsion systems

June 02, 2020

Rolls-Royce is to supply complete MTU propulsion systems for five new Type 31 general-purpose frigates for the Royal Navy. In total, the order comprises of 40 engines and generator sets to [...]

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DPRTE partner news: Construction starts on DIO’s new Whittington headquarters

June 01, 2020

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) and Kier have marked the start of construction work to create a new headquarters at the Defence Medical Services (DMS) Whittington site with a turf-cutting [...]

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DPRTE partner DASA to oversee new funding for defence innovation priorities

May 29, 2020

£1m of Defence Innovation funding has been set aside for civil sector support for the Ministry of Defence’s (MOD) innovation priorities. Industry and academia are being urged to submit their ideas [...]

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DPRTE partner BAE Systems awarded £350m contract for MOD decision support

May 28, 2020

DPRTE partner, BAE Systems, has been announced as the preferred supplier for a major new framework contract with the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD). The Analysis for Science & Technology Research [...]

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The DPRTE 2020 Live Keynote Arena will host some of the leading and most influential speakers from across the defence procurement and supply chain marketplace. Attendees at Defence Procurement, Research, Technology & Exportability (DPRTE) 2020 which will take place at Farnborough International Exhibition Centre on 3 September, will have an invaluable opportunity to hear directly from those personnel who are actively engaged in both setting and delivering the direction of the UK’s defence procurement and supply chain strategy. Chairing the Live Keynote Arena this year once again will be DPRTE regular – Commercial Strategies Ltd CEO and former Ministry of Defence Commercial Director Les Mosco. The opening keynote address will be delivered by Andrew Forzani, Chief Commercial Officer at the MOD. Rob Solly, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) Division Head, Defence and Security Analysis will then discuss the agency’s role in exploiting technical innovation in contributing to defence and security of the UK. There will then follow what promises to be a lively and engaging roundtable discussion with Fayola-Maria Jack, Head of Defence Commercial, Air and Jonathon Pollock, Navy Command Deputy Director Commercial from the Front Line Commands. Next up will be Claire Kober OBE, Managing Director at Pinnacle Homes, taking a look at the topic of Championing new perspectives to support the military community. Air Commodore Rich Withnall Medical Director at UK Defence Medical Services will then talk about innovation in defence medical supplies. The area will then hear from Ruth Todd, Commercial Director at the Submarine Delivery Agency as she takes a look at diversity in the SDA’s supply chain. Ker Anderson, Head of Network (London & SE) at Vodafone will then give some key insight on the subject of the Future of Network Innovation & Agile Delivery. Bringing the keynotes to a close will be Colonel Tim Collins OBE, who will deliver a motivational speech focusing on leadership and team building. Colonel Collins delivered the infamous speech to British troops of the 1st Royal Irish Battle Group on the eve of battle in March 2003, with his words making him an overnight hero with world leaders and infantrymen globally. Do not miss out on this unique opportunity to hear from a range of the most important speakers within defence procurement today. Book your place today and join over 1,500 key decision makers at this hugely important one-day event – https://www.dprte.co.uk/book-now/

Hear from the defence industry's key players at DPRTE 2020

May 26, 2020

The DPRTE 2020 Live Keynote Arena will host some of the leading and most influential speakers from across the defence procurement and supply chain marketplace. Attendees at Defence Procurement, Research, Technology [...]

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DPRTE partner Dstl pioneers future submarine command space

May 21, 2020

Analysis undertaken by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) is informing the design of command space in future submarines to optimise information flow. The Command space in future submarines could [...]

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Introducing new tender alerts service ‘Supply2Defence’

May 20, 2020

BiP Solutions is pleased to announce the launch of its new tender alerts service. Supply2Defence is the latest addition to the Supply2 family, focusing on opportunities within the Defence, Security and Emergency [...]

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Top buying organisations set for DPRTE 2020

May 13, 2020

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to engage with the defence industry’s big decision makers at Defence Procurement, Research, Technology & Exportability (DPRTE) 2020 taking place at Farnborough International Exhibition [...]

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Coronavirus precautions on the Defence Training Estate

May 11, 2020

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has worked with industry partner, Landmarc Support Services, to help soldiers using the Defence Training Estate to protect themselves in the fight against Coronavirus. The Training [...]

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