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Future Defence Infrastructure Services Programme

DIO worked with Crown Commercial Service on new frameworks for facilities management contracts across our estate. This new way of working for DIO enables access to a more diverse supplier base & better value for money by leveraging government buying power.

Work begins on £23 million upgrade to Northolt runway

Work has started on resurfacing the runway at RAF Northolt, which will extend the life of the runway by 10-15 years.

The airfield works are expected to take around six months with the runway being closed for renovation from until autumn 2019.

Information Warrior 2019

Information Warrior is a Royal Navy-led exercise to ensure key information is delivered quickly to the front line.

Dry Ice Energy

QinetiQ's Digital Resilience

Saab and Damen offer to build submarines for the Royal Dutch Navy

Saab and Damen offer to build submarines for the Royal Dutch Navy, to replace the Walrus class, in balanced cooperation between the Netherlands and Sweden. This is what the project would look like – and how it would benefit the naval industry of the Netherlands.

Goodbye HMS Duncan, welcome home HMS Argyll

Here is the latest update from across the Naval Service.

Department of the Navy's Road to F-35 Initial Operational Capability

Watch the major milestones that led to the Department of the Navy’s F-35C Initial Operational Capability declaration.

Global Hawk achieves historic first

For the first time, Northrop Grumman’s RQ-4 Global Hawk autonomous aircraft system has landed during an airshow. This autonomous system has been supporting the U.S. and its allies for nearly two decades around the world. The Block 40 aircraft arrived after a 13-hour, 3,075 nautical mile journey from Andersen Air Force Base.

Successful first launch for Marte ER missile

MBDA’s Marte ER anti-ship missile has completed its first firing, successfully passing a major phase in its development.

The Marte ER missile flew for more than 100 km on a planned trajectory that included several waypoints and sea skimming flight, successfully testing all flying phases.