Ministry of Defence

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Ministry of Defence

A department of the British government responsible for national defense and management of the British Armed Forces. It advises the government on defense policy coordinates the actions of the Royal Navy, the British Army, and the Royal Air Force. It was created in 1964, but traces its origins to the interwar period.
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D-VEX will be acquired and deployed by the Australian Department of Defence in the forthcoming North West Shelf Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) surveillance trials scheduled for September 2006.
WASHINGTON & CANBERRA, Australia -- Mediaware, one of the world's leading developers of digital video exploitation systems and solutions for the defense and broadcast sectors, announced today that it has been awarded a contract by the Australian Department of Defence for its D-VEX Digital Video Exploitation System.
The satellite, launched June 11 from the Spaceport at Kourou, French Guiana, was handed over to Optus and the Australian Department of Defence for operational service on July 18.
For the Australian Department of Defence, the satellite's Ka-band payload provides high-data-rate broadcast coverage for video, and voice and data communications.
CAMBRIDGE, England -- nCipher plc (LSE:NCH), a leading provider of cryptographic IT security solutions, today announced that the Irish Department of Defence has selected its SecureDB(TM) database encryption solution to protect military personnel records and sensitive inventory information.
The Irish Department of Defence is one of the Irish Government Departments primarily concerned with ensuring the secure and stable environment necessary for economic growth and development.

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