Archive: International

Thomas Bossert, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism. Photo: Atlantic Council.

Bossert Says Trump, Putin Considered Discussions On Cyber Norms

White House Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert on Friday said that at the G20 Summit earlier this month, President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin “broached” the idea of continuing “a dialogue” regarding normal behavior in cyber space. Trump’s top adviser on homeland security and cyber security matters, told media the two leaders discussed […]

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MDA, DigitalGlobe Re-file Merger Plans With CFIUS

Canada’s MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates (MDA) and DigitalGlobe, Inc. [DGI], which is being acquired by MDA, on Wednesday, said they have withdrawn and re-filed their voluntary notice to a United States committee that reviews proposed mergers for national security implications. The companies expect the acquisition to close during the third quarter of 2017. Shareholders of […]

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State Dept. Approves $3.9 Billion Deal With Romania; Other Deals

The State Department has approved several new foreign military sales (FMS) with Australia, the Netherlands, and a possible $3.9 billion deal with Romania for seven Patriot air defense systems. Congress was notified of the potential deal on Monday for the 7 Patriot Configuration-3+ Modernized Fire Units, which would consist of 7 AN/MPQ-65 radar sets, 7 […]

Patriot air and missile defense system.

U.S. Deploys Patriot To Lithuania During NATO Exercise

The United States military deployed a Raytheon [RTN] Patriot air and missile defense system to Lithuania for the first time during a NATO exercise, the Lithuanian defense ministry said Tuesday. The Patriot is set to operate in a single pool with Lithuanian and other NATO ally air defense systems during Exercise Tobruq Legacy 2017, an […]

Oshkosh's JLTV offering, the Light Combat Tactical All-Terrain Vehicle (L-ATV). Photo: Oshkosh Corporation.

State Dept. Approves $1 Billion JLTV Deal With UK

The State Department has approved a possible $1 billion foreign military sale (FMS) for the delivery of 2,747 Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTV) to the United Kingdom, a deal that would be the first international sale of the new light trucks if approved by Congress. Congress was notified of the potential deal on Monday, which […]

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White House Adviser Says Cyber Deterrence Begins By Partnering With Allies

Creating a foundation for cyber security deterrence begins by partnering with countries that think alike, a White House official said on Tuesday. “We’re going to be working with like-minded countries to start to enforce the norms that we’ve talked about that do exist,” Rob Joyce, special assistant to the president and Cyber Coordinator at the […]

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Australian DoD Opens Office In France To Begin Designing New Submarine Fleet

The Australian Department of Defence officially began its largest defense investment project in its history on Sunday with the opening of a submarine design office in Cherbourg, France, as part of the $38 billion project to deliver 12 new submarines to the Royal Australian Navy. French contractor Naval Group, who will serve as the international […]

Vanderlande's Optosecurity business unit introduced remote screening to the connector facility at Brussels Airport in 2015. Photo: Vanderlande

Vanderlande Acquires Optosecurity, Strengthening Airport Automation Efforts

Baggage handling system provider Vanderlande has acquired Canadian software firm Optosecurity in a deal that strengthens its ability to provide customers with integrated passenger screening processes at airports. Terms of the deal, which closed in late June, were not disclosed. Netherlands-based Vanderlande is known for its automated baggage handling systems, typically used for checked bags […]

The United Nations conference to negotiate a legally-binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination, continues its work through July 7. United Nations photo.

Nuclear-Weapon States Knock U.N. Nuke Ban Treaty

Several nuclear-weapon states vowed not to support or sign a new nuclear weapon ban treaty after it was adopted by a United Nations conference last Friday. The U.N. conference on Friday adopted its final text of the legally binding global nuclear weapons ban following months of negotiations, with 122 nations voting in favor, the Netherlands […]

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. Photo by Lockheed Martin.

U.K. Expects Defense Trade With U.S. To Be Two-Way Street

The United Kingdom’s defense ministry, which is acquiring several major weapon systems from the United States, is closely monitoring those deals to ensure its own companies receive a “sufficient share” of the work as suppliers, according to a key British official. The U.K. is making a “huge investment” in American hardware, including 138 Lockheed Martin […]