Fairbanks Morse buys naval supplier Hunt Valve

by Marc Selinger

US naval engine builder Fairbanks Morse Defense (FMD) has expanded its portfolio by acquiring Hunt Valve Company, which makes valves and actuators for defence and industrial markets, FMD announced on 13 September.

“Our core customers value quality, reliability, and convenience, and the addition of Hunt Valve to the Fairbanks Morse Defense brand allows us to enhance the customer experience by offering a wider range of aftermarket support services through a single vendor,” FMD CEO George Whittier said.


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Swedish defence budget continues upward trajectory

by Ana-Roxana Popescu

Sweden's Finance Ministry submitted the country's 2022 budget bill to parliament on 20 September, allocating SEK76.77 billion (USD8.6 billion) to defence and crisis preparedness for 2022, a nominal increase of 7.6% or 6.2% in real terms compared with 2021. The defence budget reached 1.45% of GDP, the highest level since 2005, after fluctuating between 1.1% and 1.3% during the decade to 2020.


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Update: AFA 2021: Kendall supports continuing advanced engine development despite proposed budget cuts

by Pat Host

The US Air Force's (USAF's) new Secretary Frank Kendall endorses continuing the service's Adaptive Engine Transition Program (AETP) despite the USAF's fiscal year (FY) 2022 budget request calling for drastic cuts to the effort.


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First steel cut on Type 31 frigate programme

by Richard Scott

First steel for the future HMS Venturer was cut at Babcock's Rosyth yard on 23 September. (Babcock)

Babcock has cut steel on the first of five new Type 31 Inspiration-class general-purpose frigates on order for the UK Royal Navy (RN).

A ceremonial cut for the first-of-class – to be named HMS Venturer – was performed at the company's Rosyth yard on 23 September. The event also saw the new assembly hall on site named as ‘The Venturer Building'.


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