Category: Ministry of Defence

News story: First UK satellite launch in summer 2022

The first satellite launch from the UK will take place this summer as Prometheus-2 takes off from Spaceport Cornwall in Newquay, the Defence Procurement Minister, Jeremy Quin has announced today. Built by In-Space Missions Ltd, based in Hampshire, and designed with Airbus Defence and Space, Prometheus-2 is a collaboration between the UK Ministry of Defence and international partners, including the...

Announcement of new Director appointed to the Secretary of State’s Office for Net Assessment and Challenge (SONAC)

Using research, analysis and external think tanks, this new unit will become the main bulwark of critical thinking for the Ministry of Defence, ensuring that the UK’s Defensive capabilities are at peak performance. The work of SONAC will include extensive wargaming and red teaming, informed by Defence Intelligence, to ensure strategies are tested by independent and diverse voices before they...

MOD awards £155m contract to provide crucial services to UK Armed Forces in Gibraltar

The £155 million contract, which will provide maintenance work, repairs, servicing, and hard facilities management to the MOD’s estate in Gibraltar, has been awarded to Mitie by the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO). It is expected to directly sustain around 200 jobs in Gibraltar. This is the first contract to be awarded under DIO’s new Overseas Prime Contracts (OPC) programme, which...

Press release: MOD awards £155m contract to provide crucial services to UK Armed Forces in Gibraltar

The £155 million contract, which will provide maintenance work, repairs, servicing, and hard facilities management to the MOD’s estate in Gibraltar, has been awarded to Mitie by the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO). It is expected to directly sustain around 200 jobs in Gibraltar. This is the first contract to be awarded under DIO’s new Overseas Prime Contracts (OPC) programme, which...