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.
Swedish defence budget continues upward trajectory
24 September 2021
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.
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.
First steel for the future HMS
was cut at Babcock's Rosyth yard on 23 September.
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
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'.
In this episode we speak to Adam Hadley on understanding and countering terrorist use of the internet.
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