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The British Ministry of Defence (MoD) is facing criticism over the way it is procuring new ships to back up the Royal Navy’s giant aircraft carriers (and in its invitation to foreign firms to bid for a contract to build …
The European Commission has published guidance on co-operative procurement within defence and security. It will help member states apply the Defence Procurement Directive consistently and make use of the co-operation possibilities it offers, facilitating their participation in collaborative defence projects under the …
Government agencies are increasingly turning to augmented and virtual reality technologies to transform the way government works and delivers services. Whether reviewing the designs of complex equipment for defense programs, practicing coordination of jumps from planes, or therapeutics to …
The UK Ministry of Defence is to buy five new surveillance (E-7 early warning radar) planes from the US aircraft manufacturer Boeing in a deal worth almost $2bn. The deal is also expected to provide opportunities for British suppliers in …
The public procurement watchdog for Latvia, IUB, has halted a defence ministry contract worth about €181 million ($206 million) to buy four-wheel-drive armoured vehicles from Finland’s Sisu Auto after two bidders, AM General from the United States and South Africa’s Paramount Group, …
OMB hopes a new strategy will accelerate cloud adoption, GSA aims to streamline acquisition for feds, and much more. This is Public Spend Forum’s Weekly Roundup for July 13, 2018. How Machine Learning Could Help Make Sense …
In more defence news this week, Forces Network, explains that the UK Ministry of Defence is facing a £2.9bn gap in its programme to maintain and renew the country’s Trident nuclear deterrent. The National Audit Office (NAO) has said that …
The UK Ministry of Defence has released a new Joint Concept Note on Human and Machine Teaming which proposes keeping “a register of security-cleared UK nationals” with artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics expertise. The document outlines what the MoD …
The UK secretary of state for business has sought a series of binding commitments before he will authorise the proposed acquisition of GKN (part of the business supplies UK defence sector) by turnaround specialist Melrose, which is worth £8.1bn.
President Vladimir Putin has signed Russia’s new state arms procurement programme for 2018-2028. Last November, the Deputy Defence Minister said the new state arms programme would spend 19 trillion rubles (325 billion US dollars) on military equipment procurement and one …