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White House Releases New Policy For Expanding International Weapons, UAS Sales

The White House is looking to open up the defense industrial base to more global deals with a new set of arms transfer policies focused on allowing direct sales between U.S. companies and foreign governments and less regulations on the export of unmanned aerial systems (UAS). The Trump administration announced new reforms Thursday to the […]

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Russia Targeting US, UK Industry In Global Network Attack Campaign

Russian government actors routinely targeted federal agencies and companies in the U.S. and United Kingdom using compromised network devices to disrupt industry functions and steal intellectual property, according to a Department of Homeland Security alert released Monday. DHS, along with the FBI and the U.K.’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), warn U.S. and British businesses […]


L3 Introduces Next-Generation Of Its Iver Autonomous Underwater Vehicle

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md.–L3 Technologies [LLL] on Monday introduced the newest generation of its Iver family of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), the Iver4-PW, which more than doubles the range of the existing systems while adding more capability. L3 is planning to offer multiple variants of the Iver4-PW, which can range at least 40 nautical miles or […]

The Triton arriving at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md. Sept. 18, 2014. Photo: U.S. Navy

Triton On Track For Early Operational Capability This Year, Navy Official Says

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md.–The Navy’s new unmanned aircraft system (UAS) for broad area maritime surveillance will achieve early operational capability later this year on schedule at a forward operating base in Guam, a service official said on Monday. The early operating capability will consist of two aircraft with a baseline sensor capability and the initial operating […]

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State Department Approves $1.3 Billion Howitzer Deal With Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia has completed a new $1.3 billion artillery deal after the State Department approved the purchase of 155mm M109A5/A6 Medium Self-Propelled Howitzer structures to be converted to the updated M109A6 Paladin Howitzer systems. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress of the foreign military sale on Thursday. The Saudi government purchased 180 M109A5/A6 […]

The MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system approaches the runway at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., after completing its inaugural cross-country flight from California. The Navy will conduct Triton flight tests at Patuxent River in preparation for an operational deployment in 2017. (U.S. Navy photo by Kelly Schindler)

Germany Purchases Four MQ-4C Triton UAS For $2.5 Billion

The State Department has approved a possible $2.5 billion deal with Germany for Northrop Grumman’s [NOC] MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress of the potential foreign military sale on Wednesday. Germany has requested to purchased four MQ-4C Triton UAS, which will be modified versions of the Navy’s Triton […]

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State Department Approves $148 Million Ammunition Deal With Australia

The State Department has approved a possible $148 million deal with Australia for explosive howitzer ammunition. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress of the potential foreign military sale on Wednesday. Australia has requested to purchase 2,504 rounds of Insensitive Munitions Explosive (IMX)-101 ammunition, which are to be used on M795 howitzer munition projectiles. […]

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Report: U.S. Industry Improving Cyber Attack Detection, Facing New Threats From Iranian Groups

U.S. industry is improving its ability to internally discover and mitigate cyber attacks directed at their networks, but new threats from Iranian actors may pose new challenges for the defense and aerospace sector, according to a new report. Cyber security company FireEye’s [FEYE] Mandiant group released its annual cyber trends report Wednesday, and named three […]

R. Andrew Hove, president and CEO of AM General. Photo: AM General

AM General Chief Touts Global Market For Aiding Company’s Success

AM General, the automotive manufacturer best known for building the Humvee multipurpose vehicle for the U.S. military, is finding tremendous success overseas, a key ingredient to its competitiveness, Andy Hove, the company’s president and CEO, said on Wednesday. Hove said AM General has the largest installed base of military vehicles globally, with more than 260,000 […]


State Department Approves $500 Million MQ-9 Support Deal With U.K.

The State Department has approved a possible $500 million deal for General Atomics Aeronautical Systems and MAG Aerospace to continue providing support services for the United Kingdom’s MQ-9 Reaper UAV program. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress of the foreign military sale (FMS) on April 4. “The proposed sale is required to maintain […]