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Raytheon, Cyber Security Firm Partner For Government, Critical Infrastructure Markets

Raytheon [RTN] and the cyber security firm Virsec have formed an alliance to provide cyber security solutions to government and critical infrastructure markets. Raytheon on Monday said the partnership combines California-based Virsec’s Trusted Execution security platform with Raytheon’s expertise in defending cyber networks. “Critical infrastructure, from the electrical grid to transportation, is under assault, and […]

Peraton CEO Stu Shea. Photo: Peraton

Peraton Acquires Small Communications Firm Strategic Resources International

Peraton on Monday said it has acquired Strategic Resources International (SRI) in a deal that complements its communications capabilities. The deal is the first for Peraton, which is the former information technology business of Harris Corp. [HRS] that sold to Veritas Capital last year. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. SRI, which is based […]


Boeing Venture Arm Invests In 3D Printing Startup Morf3D

Boeing [BA] on Monday said its venture arm HorizonX has invested in the additive engineering and manufacturing firm Morf3D, which makes components for aerospace applications. The investment in Morf3D is the first by Boeing HorizonX in a 3D printing company. Boeing said that Morf3D, which was founded in 2015, has provided the company with 3D-printed […]

Defense Watch: HASC Markups, WH Cyber Report, Navy Review

Markups Begin. Congressional markups of the fiscal year 2019 defense authorization bill begin at the House Armed Services Committee on April 26. The committee’s six subcommittees will take up the legislation, starting with readiness at 9 a.m., emerging threats and capabilities at 10 a.m., military personnel at 11 a.m., tactical air and land forces at […]

Cubic President and CEO Bradley Feldmann. Photo: Cubic Corp.

Valiant Integrated Services Acquiring Cubic’s Defense Services Business

Cubic Corp. [CUB] on Thursday said it is selling its defense services business to a pure play federal services company, Valiant Integrated Services, for $135 million in cash, allowing it to sharpen its focus on its core transportation and defense businesses. The deal is expected to close within 45 days and includes $3 million in […]

A General Atomics Predator. Photo: General Atomics

CBP Awards General Atomics $276 Million For Predator O&M Services

General Atomics has received a potential $275.9 million contract to provide operational and maintenance (O&M) services to Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) fleet of nine MQ-9 Predator B drones that the agency operates in support of border and maritime security missions. General Atomics’ Aeronautical Systems business began supplying the Predator unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to […]

Wicker Expects Schultz To Be Confirmed As Next Coast Guard Commandant

At the conclusion of a Senate hearing on Tuesday to consider the nomination of Vice Adm. Karl Schultz to be the next Commandant of the Coast Guard, Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) who chaired the confirmation hearing, said he expects the Schultz to be confirmed. “I think it’s safe to say that the prospects of your […]

Connected Aircraft Open New Cyber Threat Vectors To Commercial Aviation, Thales USA Chief Warns

As commercial aircraft increasingly become connected to the larger Internet of Things, the potential for safety risks also rise, the head of Thales’ business operations in the U.S. said on April 11. There have already been hacks of aircraft and aviation-related systems, including inflight entertainment systems, data communications between pilots and ground-based controllers, and airline […]