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22 February 2024
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Babcock awarded five year Royal Navy equipment information configuration contract
Babcock International, the defence company, has been awarded a configuration management contract for the Royal Navy and the Royal Fleet Auxiliary surface ship fleet.

Babcock and Supcat launch production on Jackal 3 for the British Army
Babcock International Group (Babcock), the defence company and Supacat, a defence vehicle engineering company have officially launched production of 70 High Mobility Transporter (HMT) Jackal 3s for the British Army.

New allies in the north
In response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Finland and Sweden both applied to join Nato in May 2022. Over a year later, the confl ict still rages – and Finland has offi cially become the 31st member of the alliance, with Sweden widely expected to follow suit soon. But beyond the strong political signals such moves send, what will Nato membership actually mean for the Helsinki and Stockholm governments? And what can these robustly independent nations offer their new allies in Brussels? Andrea Valentino talks to a range of experts to learn more, along the way wondering how different Nato membership will be in practice for two countries with long histories of outside collaboration.

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