Archive: International

U.S. Joint Forces Command Works Toward Capabilities For Preventing Destabilization

By Ann Roosevelt The U.S. Joint Forces Command (JFCOM) is moving toward solutions to prevent destabilization around the world by developing the desired capabilities to help the United States build partnership capacity, an official said. "The work we’re doing now–fleshing out, is transitioning from the big ideas to a set of capabilities created in the […]

General Dynamics Canada Achieves CMMI Level 5

General Dynamics [GD] Canada Jan. 21 announced it has achieved Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Level 5, the highest rating available from the Software Engineering Institute (SEI). The company’s announcement follows recent completion of rigorous and independent evaluation of the company’s Ottawa and Calgary operations. As a result, General Dynamics Canada joins a select group […]

DoE Nonproliferation Program Funding GNEP, Iraq Projects–GAO

By George Lobsenz Congressional auditors have found "serious" problems with an Energy Department nonproliferation program to redirect Soviet-era weapons scientists into commercial employment, saying DoE has overstated its accomplishments, paid salaries to Russian scientists who have no weapons expertise and funneled program money to its Global Nuclear Energy Partnership initiative and projects in Iraq and […]

Australia Accepts First MRH-90 Helicopters

The first two Australian Defence Force MRH-90 Multi Role helicopters (MRH) last month were accepted into service, Hon. Greg Combet MP, Parliamentary Secretary for Defence Procurement, said. Acquired under Project AIR 9000, a total of 46 MRH 90s will ultimately replace the Navy’s Sea King and Army’s Black Hawk fleets in the coming years. "The […]

Next CJTF HOA Command Group Trains At JFCOM

By Ann Roosevelt U.S. Joint Forces Command (JFCOM) recently conducted a mission rehearsal exercise (MRX) for the next commander and staff for the Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa (CJTF HOA). The Defense Department created CJTF HOA in 2002 and some 1,800 personnel in Djibouti execute the mission to prevent conflict, promote regional stability […]

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Japan Progresses In Improving PAC-3 Missile Defense System Tests Of System Set, To Occur In United States At White Sands Japan is moving to improve its missile defense system that could guard central Tokyo against incoming lower-level weapons, and is preparing for a test of the Patriot Advanced Capability-3, or PAC-3, missile defense system. As […]

Pentagon Presses Case For European GMD System; Czechs May Be Given Contractor Work

Gates Meets With Polish Counterpart Klich; Poland May Gain U.S. Air Defense Aid U.S. Argues The System Would Benefit Europe U.S. military leaders are urging Poland to approve U.S. plans to construct a ballistic missile defense system that would include interceptor missiles and ground silos in Poland, and an agreement is emerging between the Czech […]

Cobham To Further Expand U.S. Business With SPARTA Acquisition

Britain’s Cobham plc this week said it has agreed to acquire SPARTA, Inc., for a net price of $416 million in cash, expanding its business base in the United States, particularly in the intelligence and missile defense markets. Cobham said that its U.S. sales for the past year, if SPARTA is included, are $1.4 billion. […]

Lockheed Martin Gains $40.4 Million Contract Change For Aegis Work On Japanese Ship

The Missile Defense Agency gave Lockheed Martin [LMT] a $40.4 million contract change to provide ballistic missile defense (BMD) capability to a Japanese Aegis-equipped destroyer, the JS Myoko, the company said recently. This would be the third of four Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force destroyers to receive the upgrade. The JS Kongo already has been […]

Australia Accepts First MRH-90 Helicopters

The first two Australian Defence Force MRH-90 Multi Role helicopters (MRH) last month were accepted into service, Hon. Greg Combet MP, Parliamentary Secretary for Defence Procurement, said. Acquired under Project AIR 9000, a total of 46 MRH 90s will ultimately replace the Navy’s Sea King and Army’s Black Hawk fleets in the coming years. “The […]