Monday, 20 September 2021
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MoD to sell off more land at Devonport
Almost half the Ministry of Defence land at Devonport could be disposed of to private enterprise following Princess Yachts move into the South Yard.
Plymouth Herald

Downturn overshadows key air show
Aerospace and defence companies are gathering at the Paris air show this week in the midst of an economic crisis that is crippling the industry.
BBC News

EADS warns of tough two years for aero industry

EADS warned on the eve of the Paris air show that the next two years will become increasingly difficult for commercial aircraft makers, as airlines face rising losses and falling traffic.

Financial Times

UK supply chain programme exported to Australia

The Society of British Aerospace Companies (SBAC) has today (Monday) announced that its successful and still-growing supply chains for the twenty-first century (SC21) programme for the aerospace and defence industry has been adopted by Australia.

SBAC Press Release

Boeing Creates Unmanned Airborne Systems Division

Boeing today announced the formation of an Unmanned Airborne Systems (UAS) division within its defense and space business unit. The new division will lead the company's sustained pursuit and execution of UAS business and the transition of new products from research to production.

Boeing Press Release

Drayson Gets New Acquisition Reform Post

Minister of State for Strategic Defence Acquisition Reform is the title Lord Drayson has been given following his reappointment to a senior role at Britain's Ministry of Defence (MoD)

Defense News

Defence chiefs lack tools to do the job in war against Taliban in Afghanistan

British soldiers are dying at the rate of one every three days in southern Afghanistan. Whilst such levels of attrition may be sustainable by our armed forces, public opinion is less forgiving. Unease over the war in Afghanistan is increasing daily, especially when the butcher's bill is so high.

The Telegraph

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