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NATO Names New Director For Cyber Center

NATO has named Col. Jaak Tarien, the former commander of the Estonian Air Force, as the new director of its Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCD COE), the organization announced August 14. Tarien will take over as CCD COE director in September and oversee NATO’s efforts to drive cyber security cooperation among its member […]

Lockheed Martin Receives $218 Million For First Delivery Of 18 HIMARS To Romania

Lockheed Martin [LMT] has received a $218 million deal to begin delivering 18 High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) launchers to Romania. The 18 M142 HIMARS launchers are the first of 54 total that Lockheed Martin will deliver under a $1.3 billion foreign military sale with Romania that the State Department originally approved in August 2017. […]

Germany Releases Final RFP To Lockheed For First 360-Degree, Networked Missile Defense System

Germany’s defense ministry on August 15 requested a final proposal from Lockheed Martin [LMT] on the first ever 360-degree, networked integrated air and missile defense system it is building to replace the country’s Patriot missile defense system. Lockheed received the second and final request for proposal (RFP) for the potentially multi-billion dollar TLVS following negotiations with the […]

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Army Updates EW Capability Requests For 2019 Cyber Quest

Army officials released an updated notice Thursday for the service’s 2019 Cyber Quest event calling on industry partners to demonstrate readily available tools to better detect electronic warfare (EW) attacks and improve jamming operations across the entire spectrum. The Army’s white papers request for its next EW war gaming event details near-term and midterm capability […]

Lockheed Martin announced a new joint venture to pursue the next generation Integrated Air and Missile Defense System, “TLVS,” for the German Bundeswehr. The joint venture is expected to become the prime contractor for the new system that will transform Germany’s defense capabilities. (PRNewsfoto/Lockheed Martin)

Germany Releases Final RFP To Lockheed For First 360-Degree, Networked Missile Defense System

Germany’s defense ministry on Wednesday requested a final proposal from Lockheed Martin [LMT] on the first ever 360-degree, networked integrated air and missile defense system it is building to replace the country’s Patriot missile defense system. Lockheed received the second and final request for proposal (RFP) for the potentially multi-billion dollar TLVS following negotiations with […]

Members of the 163d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron,163d Attack Wing, California Air National Guard, conduct a preflight check on the wing's MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft before a fire support mission, Aug. 1, 2018, at March Air Reserve Base, California. (U.S Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Michelle J. Ulber)

MQ-9 Helping California National Guard Fight Fires In Combat Zone-Like Conditions

Amidst heavy smoke, “fire tornadoes,” and combat-zone like conditions, the California Army National Guard (CANG) is relying on the MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle to relay critical video and thermal imaging data to fight back against the largest fire in the state’s history. Maj. Gen. Matthew Beevers, the CANG’s deputy adjutant general, told reporters Wednesday […]

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Marine Corps Releases RFI For New Lightweight Hard Armor Plates

The Marine Corps released a request for information (RFI) Tuesday to gauge industry’s ability to deliver lightweight hard armor plates needed to replace its Enhanced Small Arms Protective Insert (ESAPI), with an eventual contract award expected by the end of FY ‘19. Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) said its looking for industry partners who could […]

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Army Readying Contracts To Develop Autonomous Explosive Ordnance Disposal UGVs

The Army is planning imminent awards for upgraded unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) and robotic payloads needed to better counter unexploded ordnances (UXO). Army officials at a Tuesday event on explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) said five Other Transaction Authority (OTA) awards to begin developing new autonomous vehicles with enhanced robotic payloads could arrive this month. The […]

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BAE Systems To Leverage Flexera’s Management Tools On New Federal Cloud Solution

BAE Systems is partnering with software firm Flexera to leverage the company’s asset management capabilities on the cloud migration product its readying for potential federal and military customers. Under the partnership, announced Monday, Flexera will provide software licensing tools for federated secure cloud, a migration solution being jointly developed by BAE Systems and Dell Technologies  [DVMT]. […]

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Marine Corps Kicks Off Bug Bounty Program, Finds 75 Network Vulnerabilities

The Marine Corps is the latest service to kick off a bug bounty program to uncover vulnerabilities in its network, with hackers already discovering 75 security flaws at an event last Saturday. Hack the Marine Corps will run through August 26 and pay ethical hackers to find discover potential areas for cyber exploitation in the […]