Archive: International

Dockstavarvet's Combat Boat 90 H aluminum fast assault craft can carry 20 soldiers and cargo at speeds more than 20 knots. Photo: Dockstavarvet

Saab Acquiring Two Swedish Shipyards

Sweden’s Saab on Thursday said it is acquiring two compatriot shipyards, one a producer of small combat and patrol boats and the other a ship repair yard, in a deal aimed at enhancing its naval product offerings. Terms of the acquisitions, which are expected to close on Dec. 29, were not disclosed. The two businesses […]

Sea Ceptor salvo firing trial using the Common Anti-air Modular Missile (CAMM) onboard the HMS Argyll. (Photo: MBDA)

Sea Ceptor Finishes British Firing Trials

The British Royal Navy successfully completed qualification firings of the Sea Ceptor air defense system, the last First of Class firing trials for the new system, builder MBDA said Wednesday. The Royal Navy and MBDA are developing the Sea Ceptor to provide air defense for the upcoming Type 26 Global Combat Ship (GCS) frigate and […]

An F-16V. (Lockheed Martin photo)

State Department Approves $200 Million Deal With Poland For F-16 Follow-On Support

The State Department has approved a possible $200 million deal with Poland for follow-on support to sustain its fleet of F-16 aircraft. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress on Wednesday of the foreign military sale (FMS) for aircraft maintenance and upgrades, as well as engine support. “This proposed sale will support the foreign […]

Thomas Bossert, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism. Photo: Atlantic Council.

Blaming North Korea For WannaCry, White House Wants Greater Cooperation With Industry

The Trump administration on Tuesday publicly attributed a global ransomware attack earlier this year to the North Korean government, saying the release of the WannaCry malware demonstrates the need for the government and industry to further enhance their collaboration to better secure the U.S. and its critical infrastructures from cyber threats. In addition to the […]


Kaspersky Files Appeal To DHS Ban In Federal Court

Moscow-based software company Kaspersky Lab filed an appeal in federal court Monday challenging the Department of Homeland Security’s directive for federal agencies to remove its products from their networks. Kaspersky’s lawsuit asserts a lack of due process in banning its products from government use and refutes DHS’ allegations of the company’s ties to Kremlin intelligence […]

Gemalto offers customers a wide variety of document security features. Image: Gemalto

Thales To Acquire Gemalto In Acceleration Of Digital Security Strategy

France’s Thales on Sunday said it has agreed to acquire Gemalto, a provider of a range of digital security solutions and capabilities, in a $5.7 billion deal to accelerate its strategy around digital technologies and data security. Thales beat out France-based Atos, a European information technology services provider, which previously made an unsolicited $5.1 billion […]

The Australian Navy’s HMAS Hobart (DDG-39) air warfare destroyer. (Photo: Royal Australian Navy)

Raytheon Completes Testing For Australian CEC Navy Sensor Net

Raytheon [RTN] finished the design, development, and testing of its Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC) system and is ready for U.S. Navy certification to use in international installation, the company said Wednesday. This sensor netting system distributes sensor-derived information to all CEC units. The CEC has been use on U.S. ships since the 1990s and is […]

A Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey aircraft assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 162, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, lands aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge on Sept. 3, 2017 in preparation to support hurricane relief efforts. (Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Juan A. Soto-Delgado.)

GAO: DoD Needs Better Tracking Of Climate Change Costs To Bases, Operations

The Defense Department knows its overseas bases are vulnerable to the effects of climate change, but it does not track the estimated cost of those impacts, according to the Government Accountability Office (GAO). Climate change could disrupt training, testing and operations at various overseas installations in areas susceptible to sea level rise and inclement weather, […]

An Afghan flag flies over an observation post, Pekha Valley, Achin District, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, Oct. 19, 2017. (U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Matthew DeVirgilio)

U.S. Forces In Afghanistan To Get More ISR Support

American forces in Afghanistan expect to receive more intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) assets as the winding down of combat in Iraq and Syria frees up those systems for other uses, a U.S. general said Dec. 12. “As those assets become available and come to us, we’ll, of course, be able to leverage them and […]

F/A-18 Hornet
Photo: Boeing

Canada Unveils CF-18 Fighter Replacement Competition, Confirms Using Australian Jets In Interim

The Canadian government announced on Tuesday it is launching a competition to replace Canada’s CF-18 fighter jet fleet and will acquire 18 Australian jets in the interim. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) said it will purchase 88 advanced fighter aircraft in “an open and transparent competition to permanently replace” the existing fleet of 76 […]