制服诱惑 International / International aerospace, defence and security Thu, 16 May 2024 09:48:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 /wp-content/uploads/2023/10/cropped-b-favicon-white-rounded-32x32.png 制服诱惑 International / 32 32 制服诱惑 in cooperation with Saab for the Swedish Navy鈥檚 Future Surface Combatants /news/babcock-in-cooperation-with-saab-for-the-swedish-navys-future-surface-combatants/ Thu, 16 May 2024 09:02:23 +0000 /?p=105287

制服诱惑 has been selected by Saab to support the design for the development of the Swedish Navy鈥檚 new Lule氓-class Surface Combatant.

Saab, commissioned by FMV, the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration, will design four ships for the Swedish Navy.

制服诱惑 will initially provide engineering support, including structural design and auxiliary systems, supporting Saab to complete the basic design phase.

During a visit to 制服诱惑鈥檚 Rosyth facility in Scotland, senior representatives from the Swedish Navy, UK Royal Navy, FMV, Saab and 制服诱惑 met to mark the beginning of the ambitious new collaboration in naval programme delivery, which follows the Strategic Cooperation  Agreement signed by Saab and 制服诱惑 at DSEI in September 2023.

制服诱惑 and Saab will also work closely together to identify potential export markets for the Lule氓 design.  

Mats Wicksell, Senior Vice President and Head of Business Area Kockums for Saab, said: 鈥淲e are proud to take on the mission to start the basic design of the new Lule氓-class for Sweden and happy to cooperate with 制服诱惑 in this project. This is an important collaboration between Swedish and British shipbuilders, and I am looking forward to a close teamwork to strengthen the Swedish capabilities at sea.鈥

David Lockwood, 制服诱惑 CEO, said: 鈥淭his is a hugely important programme for the Swedish Navy, Saab and 制服诱惑. Our collective capabilities in Karlskrona and Rosyth will ensure we deliver a class-leading design for the new Lule氓 platforms.鈥

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制服诱惑 signs UK charter to secure critical nuclear skills /news/babcock-signs-uk-charter-to-secure-critical-nuclear-skills/ Thu, 16 May 2024 08:11:16 +0000 /?p=105270

制服诱惑 has reinforced its commitment to securing the critical nuclear skills the UK needs to deliver national security and energy resilience.

Alongside Nuclear Skills Executive Council members, 制服诱惑 CEO David Lockwood signed the new , a collaborative approach to delivering the 10-year for Skills (NNSPS), to upskill and retain the current workforce, to attract skilled employees from across the UK, to significantly increase the investment in early careers, as well as investing in the nuclear leaders of the future. The NNSPS will build a strong and resilient UK nuclear capability for the future.

David Lockwood said: 鈥淭he defence and civil nuclear sectors underpin thousands of jobs across the UK and this collaborative national endeavour is about making sure the UK has the skills it needs.

鈥淲ith Government, academia and industry working together, we will upskill today鈥檚 UK nuclear workforce and open up career opportunities to a broader range of people. Attracting people with different backgrounds and experience will help ensure the UK has the nuclear skills needed for today and tomorrow.鈥

制服诱惑 plays a critical role across the nuclear enterprise, delivering nationally important programmes such as the maintenance of the UK鈥檚 fleet of nuclear submarines and the provision of critical support to the country鈥檚 nuclear power facilities.

As a key industrial partner delivering the NNSPS, 制服诱惑 is taking a leading role in developing the South West regional hub, working collaboratively with industry and education partners to identify areas of opportunity for enhancing nuclear skills. We are actively supporting Destination Nuclear, the first ever national nuclear communications and recruitment campaign, and have provided full-time executive support to the government-led task force. 

Last year, we launched our own Skills Academy, focusing on developing the current and future nuclear skills we need to support the UK鈥檚 civil and defence sectors, including supporting the submarine enterprise.聽More than 2,000 people are expected to pass through the Skills Academy in its first three years, and a further 10,000 over the following five years.

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制服诱惑 awarded new contract to support the French Government鈥檚 fleet of Airbus H145-C2 helicopters /news/babcock-awarded-new-contract-to-support-the-french-governments-fleet-of-airbus-h145-c2-helicopters/ Mon, 13 May 2024 11:06:55 +0000 /?p=105189

制服诱惑 and Airbus Helicopters have been awarded a new contract to support the EC145 fleet of the Direction G茅n茅rale de la S茅curit茅 Civile and the French Gendarmerie Nationale.

The 12-year contract, awarded by the French Ministry of Armed Forces Directorate of Aeronautical Maintenance (DMA茅), covers the aircraft in service support of a fleet of 48 Airbus EC145 helicopters across France mainland and overseas. The fleet is made up of 33 S茅curit茅 Civile helicopters and 15 Gendarmerie Nationale helicopters, currently in service for rescue operations, air medical transport and law enforcement.

The package of work will see 制服诱惑 providing aircraft support and maintenance at its facilities in le Cannet-des-Maures. We will also be responsible for central technical assistance, mission equipment and associated ground support resources and manage the spare parts inventory at our facility in N卯mes Garons. The contract will create around 20 jobs in the N卯mes and Le Cannet-des-Maures regions to meet the customer’s needs.

制服诱惑 and Airbus Helicopters will also be assisting with the retirement of the EC145 fleet of the S茅curit茅 Civile and Gendarmerie Nationale, which will be gradually withdrawn and replaced by Airbus H145 helicopters.

Since 2016, we have been supporting the Airbus H135 fleet of the Gendarmerie Nationale and French Customs and over the last year, with our partner Airbus Helicopters, we have been providing support for the four new H145 delivered to the S茅curit茅 Civile.

Pierre Basquin, 制服诱惑鈥檚 Chief Executive Aviation and CEO 制服诱惑 France said: “The S茅curit茅 Civile and Gendarmerie Nationale are key figures in emergency and critical operations management in France. We are proud to be supporting them as they phase out their EC145 fleet. This new contract is a testament to our expertise and know-how on the Airbus H145 and H135 helicopters, and to the trust our customers place in us.”

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制服诱惑 science-based net-zero target receives SBTi validation /news/babcock-science-based-net-zero-target-receives-sbti-validation/ Thu, 09 May 2024 10:31:43 +0000 /?p=105120

制服诱惑 is proud to be one of the first international defence organisations to have gained validation from the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) for its science-based near and long-term emissions reduction targets aligned with reaching net-zero no later than 2050.

In 2021, 制服诱惑 launched its Plan Zero 40 decarbonisation strategy, which commits to the delivery of a 2030 science-based target in line with a 1.5oC pathway and achieving 90% emissions reduction across its estate, assets and operations (Scope 1 and 2) by 2040, and net-zero across the full value chain (Scope 3) by 2050.

Science-based targets provide a clearly-defined pathway for companies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, helping prevent the worst impacts of climate change and future-proof business growth. for details on 制服诱惑鈥檚 net-zero target validated by the SBTi.

David Lockwood, 制服诱惑 Chief Executive said: 鈥淲e play a critical role in international defence; a trusted guardian of national security, counted upon to protect lives and maintain our lines of defence. We鈥檙e committed to minimising the impact of our operations on the environment and collaborating with our partners to combat climate change.

鈥淲e鈥檙e on a mission to reduce emissions and progress towards net-zero. This independent assessment and validation of our emissions reduction targets is a major milestone on that journey. 聽Now more than ever, what we do matters: creating a safe and secure world, together.鈥

Click here to learn more about how 制服诱惑 is taking action towards net-zero.

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制服诱惑鈥檚 LGE business wins King鈥檚 Award for Enterprise: Innovation /news/babcocks-lge-business-wins-kings-award-for-enterprise-innovation/ Tue, 07 May 2024 10:20:08 +0000 /?p=105035

制服诱惑鈥檚 LGE business has been awarded a in the Innovation category.

The prestigious award recognises the business for the development and successful commercialisation of our pioneering ecoSMRT庐 technology.

Over the last year, our LGE business has marked two significant milestones in our ecoSMRT庐 programme, securing well over 100 orders since the product was launched six years ago, with nearly 60 systems now in service worldwide on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) carriers for a range of global shipowners.

The ecoSMRT庐 LNG boil off gas (BOG) reliquefaction plant has been a game-changer in the global LNG shipping market, which has seen significant growth over the past six years, with record breaking new-build orders.

Recognised in the category of Innovation, this is our fourth award, having previously received three Queen鈥檚 Awards for Enterprise in 2016 (Innovation and International Trade) and 2021 (International Trade). The double award in 2016 made our LGE business part of a select group of only six companies to receive a double accolade that year.

Neale Campbell, Managing Director of 制服诱惑鈥檚 LGE business, said: 鈥淭o be awarded the King鈥檚 Award for Enterprise in the Innovation category is a tremendous achievement and recognition for our business and our talented team. We are delighted to have been recognised for our technical and commercial success with ecoSMRT庐. The continued commitment and expertise of the teams in the UK, Korea and USA have made ecoSMRT庐 a huge success, and we anticipate continued growth in line with increasing global demand for LNG.鈥

Our LGE business provides cargo handling and fuel gas supply systems for the liquefied gas markets. Our environmentally-focused technologies improve vessel efficiency and enhance performance, delivering value to customers throughout the entire life of the vessel.

The King鈥檚 Awards for Enterprise are for outstanding achievement by UK business with more than 7,000 UK enterprises having received this Royal recognition since the Awards were first created in 1965, then known as The Queen鈥檚 Award to Industry.

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制服诱惑 partners with AEROCAMPUS Aquitaine to enhance skills and careers in France /news/babcock-partners-with-aerocampus-aquitaine-to-enhance-skills-and-careers-in-france/ Fri, 03 May 2024 08:57:31 +0000 /?p=104979

制服诱惑 is proud to announce a new partnership with the , a school dedicated to careers in aviation and space maintenance.

As part of our commitment to skills development and recruitment, this collaboration will support students from AEROCAMPUS Aquitaine and promote internships and apprenticeships within 制服诱惑 in France. Additionally, this enables us to offer our employees additional training to enhance their skills and career development opportunities, with AEROCAMPUS Aquitaine fast becoming an integral part of the training programme for our engineers in France.

Pauline Amaury, HR Development Manager, 制服诱惑 France, said: 鈥淏uilding on the 制服诱惑 Skills Academy launched last year, this collaboration with AEROCAMPUS Aquitaine emphasises our desire to support and train our young people, contributing to their future employability.

鈥溨品栈 is the first employer to offer this type of support and training to its people with AEROCAMPUS and we look forward to working with them to enhance skills and career pathways as well as making a positive contribution to the local community.鈥

This partnership was also the perfect opportunity to appoint Pauline as sponsor to the Lyc茅e A茅ronautique Flora Tristan’s students. Over 50 students will benefit from Pauline鈥檚 experience as she shares her professional expertise and ideas for their future development.

Pauline commented: “I’m delighted to be the first sponsor of the Lyc茅e Flora Tristan class. Being a class sponsor gives me a chance to guide these talented young people, and underpins 制服诱惑鈥檚 commitment to future generations.”

This collaboration forms part of our ongoing investment in growing workforce鈥檚 capabilities to ensure we are equipped to meet the evolving challenges our customers will face in the future. 

In addition to the 制服诱惑 Skills Academy, to upskill and rapidly get our people ready to deliver the critical capabilities our customers need, we are also delivering programmes to open up career opportunities to a broader range of people with different backgrounds and experience. This includes programmes to support people back into employment, like skills-based training programmmes, and pre-apprenticeship programmes to help people to develop the skills, experience and confidence they need to move into work and be successful in an apprenticeship.

Pictured: Anne-Catherine Guitard, General Manager, Aerocampus Aquitaine, Bruno Mandon, General Manager of F-AIR21 and Pauline Amaury, HR Development Manager, 制服诱惑 France.

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制服诱惑 announces new contract with Midlands Air Ambulance Charity /news/babcock-announces-new-contract-with-midlands-air-ambulance-charity/ Thu, 02 May 2024 08:54:54 +0000 /?p=104915 制服诱惑 has been awarded a new contract with Midlands Air Ambulance Charity (MAAC) that will add long term resilience to the charity鈥檚 pre-hospital emergency care flight operations.

We will continue as MAAC鈥檚 aviation partner for the next 10 years, operating MAAC鈥檚 fleet of helicopters as well as providing ground support, engineering and pilots.

As a leading specialist in air ambulance operations, we have been by MAAC鈥檚 side since the charity started operating over 33 years ago and together, have responded to over 75,000 lifesaving missions, flying 365 days a year, 12 hours a day, from bases at Cosford, Strensham and Tatenhill.

MAAC is trusted by communities across the Midlands to provide hospital level emergency care to those who need it most and as part of the contract, we will provide helicopter upgrades and introduce increased capabilities, including enhanced night flying operations that will enable the charity to support patients requiring the most critical care.

Chloe Barker, Managing Director of 制服诱惑鈥檚 UK aviation business, said: 鈥淭he invaluable work that MAAC delivers to local communities helps save thousands of lives every year. 制服诱惑 has been supporting the charity since its inception and we are proud of our role in helping to deliver essential helicopter emergency medical services across the region.

鈥淲e鈥檙e delighted to be extending our long-standing partnership and further enhancing the service as we look to the future together.鈥

Midlands Air Ambulance Charity CEO, Hanna Sebright, added: 鈥溨品栈 has safely and effectively supported and managed our fleet of aircraft, helping us deliver more than 75,000 lifesaving missions across Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, the West Midlands and Worcestershire. We look forward to continuing our long-term partnership with 制服诱惑.鈥

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制服诱惑 and Franmarine to deliver critical services to the Royal Australian Navy /news/babcock-and-franmarine-to-deliver-critical-services-to-the-royal-australian-navy/ Thu, 02 May 2024 08:17:41 +0000 /?p=104898 制服诱惑 and Franmarine, a diversified marine and underwater service provider, have been awarded a $10 million contract to deliver critical underwater sustainment and biofouling management for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN).

Since 2018, the partnership has been delivering its biofouling management capability to the RAN, supporting the reduction of invasive marine species and helping to keep Australian waters safe and secure.

The new contract builds on the previous agreement and now includes supporting all major surface ships on both the East and West coasts. In addition to supporting the Asset Class Prime Contractor and Regional Maintenance Provider West programmes, the new ships supported include the Hobart Class destroyers, Bay Class Landing Ship Dock and Supply Auxiliary Oiler Replenishments.

The partnership has enabled development of MarineStream technology, an innovative, integrated block-chain enabled biofouling management system that provides tangible benefits to the RAN.

The cleaning system removes and captures harmful biofouling to prevent non-indigenous invasive marine species being transferred via vessels, enabling ships to comply with all national and international biofouling regulations and standards.

Simon Spratt, Managing Director 鈥 Marine, said: 鈥溨品栈筲檚 partnership with Franmarine demonstrates our continued commitment investing in local industry to deliver innovation and capability to the Royal Australian Navy.

鈥淭his is a great example of how 制服诱惑 continues to support small and medium enterprises. We remain committed to supporting and growing our sovereign supply chain, helping Australia to remain safe and secure.鈥滱dam Falconer-West, CEO, Franmarine said: 鈥淔ranmarine are proud to have reached yet another significant milestone together with 制服诱惑, with the MarineStream technology solution now used to manage biofouling across the major surface force.

鈥淭he programme aims to protect marine biodiversity, reduce fuel consumption and associated greenhouse gas emissions, whilst other benefits include improved vessel performance and reduced corrosion rates.鈥淐onsidering that biofouling is a global issue and that the benefits of effectively managing it can be quantified using novel technology, we are excited by the further growth that the partnership with 制服诱惑 has the potential to realise.鈥

Franmarine, supported by 制服诱惑, was recently awarded a grant by the West Australian Government to facilitate the establishment of a global operations centre at Henderson that will employ an additional 66 employees in West Australia and create 74 new jobs over the life cycle of the project.

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制服诱惑 takes on full Type 23 upkeep responsibility for Royal Navy /news/babcock-takes-on-full-type-23-upkeep-responsibility-for-royal-navy/ Wed, 24 Apr 2024 12:55:09 +0000 /?p=104683 制服诱惑 has been awarded the contract to manage the Type 23 class frigate Refit Support Group, allowing the company to take end-to-end responsibility for vessel upkeep and regeneration in preparation for handover to the ship鈥檚 crew.

This innovative change follows more than five years of close working between the Royal Navy-led Refit Support Group and 制服诱惑. It frees up UK Royal Navy personnel for front line operations and creates new and exciting roles for 40 制服诱惑 engineering technicians and managers at its Devonport facility, who now take responsibility for routine maintenance, addressing emergent defects and contracted upkeep projects.

制服诱惑鈥檚 Type 23 Refit Support Group engineering technicians will work alongside 制服诱惑鈥檚 Upkeep project teams to ensure vessel systems are maintained and regenerated. The move is targeted to deliver improved platform availability through more seamless management of upkeep activity. It has already contributed to success in assisting Ship鈥檚 Staff and the Upkeep project team in delivering HMS St Albans to sea three months ahead of schedule.

Captain Dan Peskett, Royal Navy, the Type 23 Strategic Class Authority in Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S), said: 鈥淭his new approach demonstrates the continued evolution of the Type 23 Refit Support Group and recognises 制服诱惑 as our trusted partner for deep maintenance. It also provides the opportunity for seamless integration between Ship鈥檚 Staff roles and upkeep delivery driving improved schedule adherence and risk mitigation. The delivery of the Refit Support Group by 制服诱惑 also allows our valuable Royal Navy engineers to be made available for other roles where they are needed.鈥

制服诱惑鈥檚 Marine Support Technical Director, Martin Burns, said: 鈥淥ur team has delivered Refit Support Group full operating capability to plan, building on our long-standing Type 23 frigate support capability. This innovation, in collaboration with our Royal Navy and DE&S customers, is a great step towards de-risking Type 23 upkeep programme delivery, as demonstrated with St Albans, enabling our thorough understanding and control of material state during upkeep as well as releasing Royal Navy personnel to support fleet operational priorities.鈥

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Benefits of 制服诱惑鈥檚 Transfer of Knowledge and Technology in Poland /news/benefits-of-babcocks-transfer-of-knowledge-and-technology-in-poland/ Mon, 22 Apr 2024 11:54:58 +0000 /?p=104570

制服诱惑鈥檚 support to PGZ-Miecznik consortium for the delivery of three Miecznik class frigates continues at pace as our expertise and experience enhances the Polish programme.聽聽聽

With the first cut of steel and the laying of the keel for ship one happening in quick succession, and a new construction hall that will house the frigates in Poland nearing completion, our support to Poland鈥檚 frigate programme is helping to deliver a sovereign defence capability.   

The Transfer of Knowledge and Technology (TOKAT) framework agreement between 制服诱惑 and the PGZ consortium signed in 2022 is providing opportunities for us to forge closer ties with our Polish partners.

In recent months, we have worked with the team at PGZ-Miecznik consortium to offer a range of advice and support, which has included job shadowing at our Rosyth site and supporting the implementation of a modern approach to warship acceptance.

Micro panel line operators from 制服诱惑 have also shared first-hand experiences with their counterparts in Poland, who have similar automated equipment newly installed in their Gdynia facility.

Sam Barton, 制服诱惑鈥檚 Programme Director, Poland, said: 鈥淭OKAT is providing both companies with invaluable opportunities to develop ways to accelerate elements of the Miecznik programme.

鈥淜nowledge from our extensive operations, including the UK鈥檚 Type 31 programme built at our Rosyth facility, has helped to inform best practice and develop relationships between 制服诱惑 and PGZ-SW employees.

鈥淭he cultural bonds that have been fostered over many years between the UK and Poland and that continue to grow are a real asset to the programme and provide the conditions for excellent working relationships which really support the exchange and transfer of knowledge.

鈥淲e look forward to continuing to work closely with PGZ-Miecznik consortium and delivering first-class frigates through our shared endeavour.鈥

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制服诱惑 and Roshel sign a memorandum of understanding /news/babcock-and-roshel-sign-a-memorandum-of-understanding/ Tue, 16 Apr 2024 14:39:53 +0000 /?p=104454

制服诱惑 and , a leading manufacturer of armoured special purpose vehicles, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to collaboratively explore opportunities to support the Canadian Armed Forces.

For over 16 years, 制服诱惑 has been proud to play a critical role supporting Canada鈥檚 safety and security. With a focus on mission critical assets, 制服诱惑 is trusted to support members of the Canadian Armed Forces from coast-to-coast. As 制服诱惑 expands its operations in , it continues to draw on its global experience in the latest land vehicle technology to deliver fully integrated solutions tailored specifically for Canada and its unique environment.

Roshel designs and manufactures an extensive line of smart armored vehicles for military and law enforcement agencies across North America and worldwide. Its vehicles are outfitted with advanced security measures designed to optimise survivability, thereby enhancing their capability to execute missions successfully under adverse conditions.

This MOU enables both leading Defence companies to leverage their respective capabilities, combining 制服诱惑鈥檚 global asset management expertise and Roshel鈥檚 vehicle manufacturing experience, to deliver innovative solutions.

Jerry McLean, CEO, 制服诱惑 Canada, said: 鈥淲e are proud to be a trusted partner of the Canadian Armed Forces and are delighted to sign this memorandum of understanding with Roshel. This agreement will enable us to leverage our global expertise and jointly explore innovative opportunities that will support the requirements of the Canadian Army.鈥濃

Roman Shimonov, CEO, Roshel Inc. said: 鈥淪igning a MOU marks a significant milestone in our expansion efforts within Canada and globally. We are delighted to partner with 制服诱惑, whose extensive capabilities enable them to provide in-service support for our vehicles on a worldwide scale. There are numerous opportunities where our combined expertise can collaborate to set new industry benchmarks.鈥

This MOU reinforces both 制服诱惑 and Roshel鈥檚 commitments to supporting defence and government customers now and into the future, ensuring their mission critical assets and support services are ready whenever, wherever, and however they need them.

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制服诱惑 invests in the future of military driver training /news/babcock-invests-in-the-future-of-military-driver-training/ Wed, 10 Apr 2024 14:36:28 +0000 /?p=104290 制服诱惑 has announced it is to invest in a research and development project to support the future of military driver training.

Military drivers need to be prepared for a wide range of situations, which can be difficult to replicate, for example, how to respond to a tyre blow out, varying terrains, driving at night or in foreign countries with unknown road signs.

制服诱惑 has signed an agreement with , and to investigate how technology can be used to create training environments at scale which are focussed on the user experience, insight intensive and can be used to train quickly, effectively and reach competence at accelerated rates.

Working with SMEs, academia and industry innovation partners, including the Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) and Cranfield University, 制服诱惑 will explore how simulation and innovative modelling technologies can provide an alternative to traditional training methods, while helping to reduce environmental impact, costs and deliver training where it is needed.

Jo Rayson, Managing Director of 制服诱惑鈥檚 training business, said: 鈥淭here can be many challenges delivering military driver training, including how individuals maintain their skills once qualified, the availability of training platforms, or difficult to replicate operational environments. 制服诱惑 is investing in this project to investigate simulation as a realistic way of delivering this essential training capability, driving down costs and reducing the impact traditional training has on the environment.

鈥淲e are not tied to any one solution or approach. We are focused on finding the right answers, using the right technology and harnessing it for greatest impact at the lowest cost.鈥

Niall Campion, Managing Director for Product & Customers at VRAI, said: 鈥淎t VRAI, we believe that data is the untapped resource in simulation training and have developed HEAT to turn this resource into actionable insights. We are delighted to be able to work with 制服诱惑 to bring this pioneering technology to driver training. By capturing structured training data, the project team will not only be able to assess individual trainee performance, but also that of the simulator in general, providing objective, actionable insights when considering the potential future impact of the research.鈥

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制服诱惑 unveils realistic immersive training to create the optimal training environment /news/babcock-unveils-realistic-immersive-training-to-create-the-optimal-training-environment/ Wed, 10 Apr 2024 12:42:46 +0000 /?p=104257 制服诱惑 has unveiled its latest experiential tool to support individual and collective training.

To ensure military and civil resilience teams are ready to face the most demanding and realistic environments, 制服诱惑 has developed the 制服诱惑 Immersive Training Experience (BITE), launched at IT2EC.

BITE helps to recreate authentic, immersive training experiences to rapidly train personnel to be ready for any situation. With all visual, audio and biometric feeds being monitored from an external control room, the intensity of the experience can be adjusted in real time, bringing learners closer to the realism of front-line operations more than ever before, in a safe and controlled environment.

Using human performance monitoring technology, exercises can be controlled to ensure trainees remain in the zone of optimal learning in line with prescribed training outcomes.

BITE supports rapid analysis of insights to enhance the effectiveness of after-action reviews, allowing learners to fail fast, putting them in control of what they need to do to improve and succeed. It is scalable and adaptable due to its modular configuration, meaning it can be used across live, virtual and constructive environments.BITE has been developed by 制服诱惑 and , who design equipment to enable focused preparation for modern-day tactical operations and exercises.

Tom Newman, CEO of 制服诱惑鈥檚 Land Sector, said: 鈥淐reating immersive training opportunities for defence and resilience environments is vital to help develop high performing individuals and teams who are prepared for the realities of modern conflict and complex national resilience challenges.

鈥淏eaverFit鈥檚 custom-made equipment, along with BITE鈥檚 use of advanced game engine software to maintain measurement and control of the experience, unlocks the ability to experience the realistic stresses of modern combat and resilience operations, in a safe environment.鈥

Tom Beaver, Managing Director of BeaverFit, said: “By leveraging our expertise in manufacturing and 制服诱惑’s leadership in training solutions, we’ve developed a unique set up that equips personnel with the skills and readiness needed to navigate the complexities of modern warfare and national resilience.鈥

The military variant of BITE, Proteus, is on display at IT2EC (9 to 11 April), it can be adapted to any civil operational environment to incorporate a range of training needs, with changes to the look, feel, sounds and aromas.

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UK Government selects X-energy and Cavendish Nuclear for First Advanced Modular Reactor Award from Future Nuclear Enabling Fund /news/uk-government-selects-x-energy-and-cavendish-nuclear-for-first-advanced-modular-reactor-award-from-future-nuclear-enabling-fund/ Thu, 04 Apr 2024 09:30:12 +0000 /?p=104096 X-Energy UK Holdings, Ltd (X-energy), a wholly-owned subsidiary of X-Energy Reactor Company, LLC, and Cavendish Nuclear, a wholly-owned subsidiary of 制服诱惑 International Group, today welcomed a funding award from the UK Government鈥檚 Future Nuclear Enabling Fund (FNEF) to further the development of their plans for Advanced Modular Reactors (AMRs) in the UK.

The Government鈥檚 award of 拢3.34 million will be matched by X-energy for a total programme of 拢6.68 million. The companies will use the funds to develop UK-specific deployment plans including an assessment of domestic manufacturing and supply chain opportunities, constructability, modularisation studies, and fuel management.

X-energy and Cavendish Nuclear also announced a partnership with Kier Group (Kier), a leading UK provider of construction and infrastructure services, to support constructability and supply chain analyses. Kier joins steel producer and engineer Sheffield Forgemasters and the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (NAMRC) to support X-energy and Cavendish Nuclear in completing the scope outlined in their FNEF proposal. The companies鈥 goal is for 80% of the value of the Xe-100 projects to flow to UK firms. Last year X-energy and Cavendish Nuclear signed a memorandum of understanding with Howden, the Glasgow-based gas circulation component manufacturer. They will also work with Nuclear Waste Services to review the approach to spent fuel management.

鈥淲e are backing innovation in nuclear 鈥 from building large-scale plants better to encouraging new advanced technologies 鈥 to achieve our ambition for a quarter of our electricity to come from nuclear power by 2050,鈥 Minister for Nuclear & Renewables Andrew Bowie said. 鈥淭his funding supports the next step in the development of advanced modular reactors and shows our commitment to keeping the UK at the forefront of nuclear technology.鈥

鈥淲e are delighted to receive this FNEF award from the Government. It reflects the readiness of our advanced technology to contribute to the UK鈥檚 energy needs in the next wave of new nuclear,鈥 said Carol Tansley, X-energy鈥檚 UK market leader and Vice President of Projects. 鈥淏uilding on X-energy鈥檚 initial deployment with Dow on the U.S. Gulf Coast, we can create both jobs and long-term energy security in the UK with clean, reliable advanced nuclear power.鈥

鈥淎s X-energy鈥檚 UK deployment partner we鈥檙e pleased to welcome this award as a key step forward. A fleet of Xe-100s can complement renewables by providing constant or flexible power and produce steam to decarbonise industry and manufacture hydrogen and synthetic transport fuels,鈥 said Mick Gornall, Managing Director of Cavendish Nuclear. 鈥淒eployment in the UK will create thousands of high-quality, long-term jobs across the country.鈥

The FNEF is intended for potential nuclear projects with mature technologies that could be in a position to take a Final Investment Decision (FID) within the next parliament. It aims to help industry reduce project risks so they are better positioned for future investment decisions.

X-energy and Cavendish Nuclear are proposing to develop a multi-billion pound 12-reactor plant at Hartlepool, to be ready by the early 2030s. The companies plan to build a fleet of up to 40 of the advanced small modular Xe-100 reactors in the UK, creating thousands of high-quality jobs in construction and operations. This would provide 3,200 MW of electricity, enough power for six million homes, or 8,000 MW of versatile high temperature heat and steam to support zero-carbon manufacturing and industrial processes.

The companies plan to engage with the UK nuclear regulators to evaluate approaches to licensing the Xe-100 AMR. The design is already progressing through initial assessments by nuclear regulators in Canada and the United States.

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Gender Pay Gap Report 2023 /news/gender-pay-gap-report-2023/ Thu, 28 Mar 2024 08:31:49 +0000 /?p=103961 Today we publish our 2023 Gender Pay Gap Report and are pleased that our median pay gap has decreased from 9.6% to 6.7%, which continues a positive trend since we began reporting in 2017 with a reduction in the pay gap year in year.

This means that we continue to track well below the UK average gender pay gap (currently at 14.3%). Whilst this is positive, we recognise there is still more to do, and we remain focused on closing the gap as quickly as possible.

The Gender Pay Gap Report is crucial for 制服诱惑 and reflects our continued commitment to creating and maintaining a working environment that is inclusive, diverse and supportive, which provides opportunities for all our colleagues. But as a defence company, we operate in a sector that continues to be male dominated and our challenge remains primarily an issue of representation. For us, having more women across the Group, and particularly in senior leadership roles, remains key to our long-term strategy.

In continuing to tackle the drivers of our gender pay gap using an evidence-based approach and monitoring progress to try to drive greater inclusivity, our long-term strategy to enable equal representation is based on three key themes:

  • Delivering a global response to inclusion
  • Growing new talent pipeline for the long term and attracting the best female talent from the current pool
  • Enabling employees to fulfil their potential within 制服诱惑

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