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Saab Receives Order From FMV For Technical System Support

Swedish defense and security company Saab on Nov. 26 said it received an approximately $16 million order from the country’s Defense Materiel Administration (FMV) to provide technical system support to the Swedish Armed Forces during 2014. The order is a further option under an earlier agreement signed in June 2012 with FMV for performance-based support and maintenance […]

Northrop Grumman To Supply More Radars To Royal Thai Air Force

Northrop Grumman [NOC] on Nov. 25 said it has been selected by the Royal Thai Air Force to supply additional AN/TPS-78 air defense and surveillance radar systems.  Under the contract, Northrop Grumman will begin supplying equipment to the Royal Thai Air Force in 2015. The company will also provide training, spares and logistics support. "With this […]

Canada Committed To Replacing Vehicle Fleets Despite Budget Cuts

Though the Canadian military is seeking a billion dollars in cost savings of its own, it is committed to buying the equipment it needs to remain relevant and interoperable with the U.S. military, Gen. Tom Lawson, chief of the defence staff for the Canadian Armed Forces, told an audience on Nov. 26 at a Center […]

Rockwell Collins Completes Sale Of Kaiser Optical

Rockwell Collins [COL] on Nov. 29 said it has completed the sale of its optical systems business, Kaiser Optical Systems, to Switzerland’s Endress+Hauser. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Rockwell Collins shed the optical systems business to focus on its growth opportunities in its addressed markets. Kaiser Optical Systems was acquired by Rockwell Collins in 2000 […]

Cyber Insurance Maturing But Gaps Remain For Intellectual Property

With litigation on the rise, the range of coverage options for cyber insurance has expanded. Yet experts believe a gap remains for covering intellectual property (IP) loss or theft. "If you lose some of that IP, it could have massive ramifications. Right now we’re not at the point of being able to get that type […]

General Dynamics To Prepare For Stryker ECP Upgrade

The Army TACOM Contracting Command recently awarded General Dynamics [GD] a $28 million contract for research, development and testing in preparation for the Stryker Engineering Change Proposal (ECP) upgrade program. Stryker Vehicle     Photo: General Dynamics The Stryker ECP upgrade program is an engineering-development effort focused on integrating a group of system improvements into […]

U.N. Deploys Drones For First Time In Peacekeeping Mission

The United Nations force in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) deployed two drones on Dec. 3 to monitor borders, marking the first time unmanned systems have been used in an international peacekeeping mission, the world body said.  The drones were launched in a northern area of the African country to watch the borders with […]

TSA R&D Strategy Includes Six Goals, 25 Priority Investment Areas

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has established six research and development (R&D) goals to guide technology investments for transportation security, including several or more priority areas within each goal. The six goals were outlined in July by the DHS Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) as the finishing touches […]

Akamai To Acquire Cloud-Based Security Provider Prolexic Technologies

Cloud services provider Akamai Technologies, Inc. [AKAM] has agreed to acquire Prolexic Technologies in a $370 million cash deal that would boost is security solutions capabilities and add new customers, particularly in the financial sector. Akamai said the acquisition, if factored into 2013 results, would double the size of its security business by adding about […]

Tech Developments

Smiths Detection Introduces New Vehicle Screening Systems Smiths Detection has launched two new screening systems, an ultra compact mobile system for vehicle checkpoints and a light vehicle screener for busy traffic checkpoints. The mobile HCVM e35 is suited for space constrained areas such as cities, ports, borders, airports and sporting events. The system can screen […]