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August 28, 2014

Nato 2% target

Nato 2% target

Ahead of the NATO Summit being held in the UK next week, the PM has written to the other NATO leaders setting […]

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August 21, 2014

40 Years of the Hawk

40 Years of the Hawk

Today marks 40 years since the BAE Systems Hawk achieved its first flight – starting a British aerospace and UK export success story. First developed […]

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July 30, 2014

“An example of good industrial policy” (via @stianwestlake)

“An example of good industrial policy” (via @stianwestlake)

Stian Westlake at nesta flags up the driver-less cars test bed announced today as “an example of good industrial policy“. What does Stian […]

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July 23, 2014

Defence export controls – getting the facts right

Defence export controls – getting the facts right

So the Committees on Arms Export Controls (CAEC) has kicked up a bit of a fuss today about ‘arms’ exports to Russia. […]

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May 20, 2014

What could a Modi Government mean for UK business?

What could a Modi Government mean for UK business?

Since his overwhelming election on 16th May, there has been a lot of focus on what a Nahendra Modi Government could mean […]

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May 14, 2014

Countdown to Farnborough: 1955 & the Vulcan Barrel-Roll

Countdown to Farnborough: 1955 & the Vulcan Barrel-Roll

With today seeing the official media launch of the 2014 Farnborough International Airshow, ADS will provide our own weekly countdown to the […]

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April 8, 2014

Improving your cyber security – the government’s ‘Cyber Essentials’ scheme

Improving your cyber security – the government’s ‘Cyber Essentials’ scheme

This week, the government launched a ‘Cyber Essentials’ scheme. As previously noted, this scheme is the next stage on from the ’10 Steps to […]

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April 4, 2014

Aerospace, defence & space helping to boost UK productivity

Aerospace, defence & space helping to boost UK productivity

The Office of National Statistics (ONS) has released some more detail in how productivity has changed since 2008 across the main sectors […]

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April 2, 2014

New Government Security Classification Scheme goes live

New Government Security Classification Scheme goes live

Today, the new Government Security Classification Scheme (GSC) goes live.  As a result, the whole of government will be changing the way […]

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March 31, 2014

Defence most at risk from new Spending Cuts?

Defence most at risk from new Spending Cuts?

The FT leader this morning highlights the need for clarity around the next wave (ie post-election) spending cuts. The FT’s key concern […]

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February 27, 2014

Improving basic cyber security – the government’s draft standard

Improving basic cyber security – the government’s draft standard

The government intends to develop a ‘cyber hygiene profile’ (standard) to improve basic cyber security in organisations in any economic sector. The profile will: […]

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February 14, 2014

Defence Surveillance Technology Used to Help Tackle UK Floods

Defence Surveillance Technology Used to Help Tackle UK Floods

The RAF’s Sentinel R1 surveillance aircraft has been in action over UK skies this week,  assisting the work of the Environment Agency, […]

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February 7, 2014

Red Flag Showcases Best of British

Red Flag Showcases Best of British

Over the next few weeks, the Royal Air Force will continue to take part in the international ‘Red Flag’ exercises over the […]

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December 11, 2013

Round-up of GOCO media coverage

Round-up of GOCO media coverage

There was plenty of coverage in today’s papers on the MOD’s shift in plans for reforming defence procurement (ADS’ own view was […]

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