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U.S. Africa Command Building Drone Site In Central Niger

U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) says it is building an “operating location” for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in central Niger to enhance its collection of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) information on the continent. At Nigerien Air Base 201 in Agadez, U.S. military engineering squadrons and contractors are improving the runway and basic life-support facilities, AFRICOM […]

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Lockheed Martin Picks Rockwell Collins For Greek P-3 Orion Avionics Upgrade

Lockheed Martin [LMT] has selected Rockwell Collins [COL] to upgrade Greece’s Hellenic Navy P-3B Orion aircraft  avionics systems. Rockwell Collins’ Flight2 integrated avionics system will be used to bring the P-3s into compliance with upcoming mandates for unrestricted global airspace operations, Rockwell Collins said Monday. The Flight2 upgrade is expected to convert the aircraft’s flight deck […]

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BAE Teams With Cammell Laird For UK Type 31e Frigate Bid

Britain’s BAE Systems and commercial shipbuilder Cammell Laird have signed a teaming agreement as part of a bid to make the U.K.’s Type 31e frigate, BAE said Wednesday. The companies will partner with Cammell Laird acting as prime contractor to build the frigates while BAE provides warship design, engineering capability, and combat systems expertise. This is […]

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Leonardo’s NATO Cyber Defense System Reaches Full Operational Capability

NATO is prioritizing the security of its site-specific systems with the deployment of its proprietary cyber defense capability, built in partnership with Leonardo, to more than 65 alliance offices in 29 countries. Italy’s Leonardo and NATO’s Communication and Information (NCI) Agency first designed the NATO Computer Incident Response Capability (NCIRC) in 2014, which has now reached […]

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State Dept. OKs $2.4 Billion In F-16 Upgrades For Greece

The U.S. State Department has approved the possible sale of $2.4 billion worth of F-16 fighter jet upgrades to Greece. The Hellenic Air Force, which flies a mix of F-16s in the Block 30, Block 50, Block 52+ and Block 52+ Advanced configurations, would convert up to 123 aircraft to the F-16V configuration, the State […]

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BUSAN, Republic of Korea (Oct. 16 2017) Sailors assigned to the Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Chief (MCM 14) raise a training mine from the water during Multinational Mine Warfare Exercise. The exercise between the U.S., Republic of Korea and U.N. Command Sending States is designed to increase combined capabilities and readiness to respond to any contingency on the Korean peninsula. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jordan Crouch/Released)

International Mine Warfare Exercise Starts Off South Korea

The Multinational Mine Warfare Exercise (MN MIWEX) began Sunday off the coast of South Korea with U.S., South Korean, and United Nations Command (UNC) Sending State nations Canada and the Philippines. The exercise will have mine countermeasures ships, aircraft, and explosive ordnance personnel conduct a set of drills aimed at practicing procedures and tactics to […]

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KBR To Acquire Australian Defense Company

KBR, Inc. [KBR] on Monday said it has agreed to acquire Sigma Bravo Pty Ltd, an Australia-based company that provides information and communication technology services to the Australian Defence Force (ADF). Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Houston-based KBR said the pending acquisition marks its entry into classified work in Australia as well as […]

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State Department Approves $343 Million C-17 Support Deal With Kuwait

The State Department has approved a possible $343 million deal with Kuwait to continue a support contract for its two C-17 aircraft for another three years. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress on Oct. 12 of the foreign military sale (FMS), which includes supporting the C-17 Globemaster III Integrated Sustainment Program, providing logistical support, […]

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Harris Wins $133 Million Contract For U.S. And Australian F/A-18 Electronic Jammers

The U.S. Navy awarded Harris Corp. [HRS] a $133 million contract to provide 50 electronic countermeasure onboard jammers (OBJ) for the U.S. and Australia F/A-18 C/D/E/F Hornet and Super Hornet aircraft, the company said Monday. Harris is set to make and deliver specifically Lot 14 ALQ-214(V)4/5 Integrated Defensive Electronic Countermeasures (IDECM) jammers to the U.S. […]