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NATO To Announce Nearly $1 Billion In New Defense Work, Cyber Agreements At Berlin Conference

NATO is set to preview nearly $1 billion in new contract opportunities and sign four bilateral cyber threat information sharing agreements with international industry partners at its upcoming defense conference in Berlin the week of May 21. Officials at NITEC 18, organized by NATO’s Communication and Information (NCI) Agency, will provide an overview of the […]

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GAO Finds Ballooning Foreign Military Sales Admin Costs

A new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report found Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program administrative account balances have ballooned over the past decade by an order of magnitude due to insufficient management controls. The office found that the administrative account for FMS in the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), which manages FMS, grew from $391 million […]

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State Department Approves $1.4 Billion C-130J, KC-130J Aircraft Deal With Germany

The State Department has approved a possible $1.4 billion deal with Germany for three C-130J and three KC-130J aircraft. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress of the potential foreign military sale on Friday. Germany has requested the Lockheed Martin [LMT] C-130Js and KC-130Js come equipped with Rolls Royce AE-2100D turboprop engines and Link-16 […]

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NATO Completes World’s Largest Cyber Exercise Testing Critical Infrastructure

NATO completed the world’s largest cyber exercise Friday, with officials building in more complex tests to assess member nations’ ability to defend and share information on threats directed at critical infrastructure. The Locked Shield exercise in Estonia, organized by NATO’s Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCD COE), featured 22 member nation teams and industry […]

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Airbus Successfully Tests MUM-T Capability With Its H-145M Helicopter, Schiebel’s S-100 UAS

Airbus Helicopters has successfully completed manned/unmanned teaming (MUM-T) capability tests with its H-145M helicopter and Austrian defense company Schiebel’s S-100 unmanned air system (UAS), the company said April 24. The tests between the H145 and Schiebel’s CAMCOPTER S-100 UAS is the first MUM-T test for European helicopters to demonstrate the highest level of interoperability, LOI […]

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State Department Approves Deals With Netherlands For F-16 Support, Munitions Kits

The State Department has approved a $110 million deal with the Netherlands for continued F-16 training and weapons support, and a $70 million delivery of precision guided munitions kits. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress of the foreign military sales (FMS) on Tuesday. Under the F-16 training deal, the Netherlands will continue its […]

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State Department Approves $1.2 Billion Deal With Mexico For MH-60 Helicopters

The State Department has approved a possible $1.2 billion deal with Mexico for eight MH-60 Multi-Mission helicopters. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress of the potential sale Wednesday. Mexico has requested the MH-60s to be equipped with T-700 GE 401-C engines, APS-153 Multi-Mode radars, Airborne Low Frequency Systems, AN/APX-123 Identification Friend or Foe transponders […]

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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 […]

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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 […]