Archive: International

Canada Gives Lockheed Martin $1.4 Billion Order For 17 C-130J Transports

Canada gave Lockheed Martin [LMT] a $1.4 billion order for 17 of the C-130J Super Hercules airlifters and other items, according to the company. The new C-130J generates much greater operational efficiency than the older C-130s, such as Canada’s E and H model, by flying farther, faster, with more payload and higher reliability, Lockheed Martin […]

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

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 real world to […]

Verified Identity Pass Selected As RT Services Provider For Dulles, Reagan Airports

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority yesterday selected Verified Identity Pass to be the Registered Traveler (RT) Service Provider for both Dulles International and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airports, further boosting the company’s dominant position in the fledgling domestic market for airport trusted traveler programs. Recently, Verified Identity’s Clear RT brand was selected by the Oakland, […]

SOCOM Signs Contract With BAE For CV-22 Gun

BAE Systems will develop an interim all-quadrant defensive weapon system for the Air Force’s CV-22 Osprey aircraft, the company reported. The $491,000 contract awarded earlier this month by the U.S. Special Operations Command calls for rapid development, installation, testing, and qualification of a weapon capability that provides defensive fire protection to all quadrants of the […]

Lockheed’s PAC-3 MSE Baseline Interceptor For MEADS Program

Under a $66 million contract, MEADS International will incorporate the Lockheed Martin [LMT] PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) Missile as the basic interceptor for the U.S., German and Italian Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) program. The NATO Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) Management Agency awarded the contract to MI, which consists of MBDA […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]