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The Armored Group Acquires German Vehicle Armoring Companies

The Armored Group (TAG) two German-based vehicle armoring companies in a deal it says complements its current capabilities, expand its production footprint internationally and its market share in Europe. Terms of the deals were not disclosed. TAG, which is based in Phoenix, armors a range of vehicles types for law enforcement and federal agencies, and […]

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UK Air Force To Launch First Small Satellite In December

The Royal Air Force (RAF) is joining the small-satellite wave and intends to launch its first such spacecraft in late December, an RAF official said Oct. 27. The RAF satellite, Carbonite-2, will be equipped with an electro-optical camera to provide full-motion video, said Air Vice-Marshal “Rocky” Rochelle, the RAF’s chief of staff for capability and […]

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Lockheed Martin And Navantia Renew Surface Vessel Collaboration In MoA

Lockheed Martin [LMT] and Spain’s Navantia signed a memorandum of Agreement (MoA) renewing their partnership supplying surface vessels, Lockheed said Thursday. The companies first started to collaborate 20 years ago by building and delivering the Aegis Combat System to Spain in the F-100 frigate. Lockheed highlighted the F-100 was the first frigate to incorporate Aegis […]

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U.S. Buys Six More A-29 Light-Attack Planes For Afghanistan

The Afghan Air Force, which has 20 A-29 Super Tucano light-attack planes, will receive six more through a recently announced U.S. Air Force purchase. “The order of these six A-29s is part of the Afghan Air Force modernization plan that is a [U.S. secretary of defense]-approved initiative to grow the Afghan Air Force into a […]

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Panel Holds Kaspersky Hearing, Seeks More Accountability From Federal Agencies On Software Use

A House subcommittee discussed placing greater pressure on federal agencies to take accountability for the software hosted on its networks and their risk assessment of the cyber supply chain, as it focused on the recent ban of Russian software company Kaspersky Lab’s products from federal networks during a Wednesday hearing. Following directives from the White […]

Guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG-63) steams in formation with Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy ships ROKS Munmu the Great (DDH-976), ROKS Kang Won (DD-922) and ROKS Yang Manchun (DDH-973) during Maritime Counter Special Operations Force Exercise (MCSOFEX) 2017 on Oct. 18. (Photo: U.S. Navy)

U.S., Japan, South Korean Navies Conduct Exercise, Three Carrier Groups In Seventh Fleet

The U.S., Japan, and South Korean navies conducted a trilateral link exercise (LINKEX) early this week to promote missile defense communications and operations, the Navy said Tuesday. The exercise employed tactical data link systems to exchange track data between the participating ships. This allows participants to “enhance tactical capabilities, increase self-defense, and strengthen partnerships and […]

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U.S. Africa Command Building Drone Site In Central Niger

U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) says it is building an “operating location” for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in central Niger to enhance its collection of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) information on the continent. At Nigerien Air Base 201 in Agadez, U.S. military engineering squadrons and contractors are improving the runway and basic life-support facilities, AFRICOM […]

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Lockheed Martin Picks Rockwell Collins For Greek P-3 Orion Avionics Upgrade

Lockheed Martin [LMT] has selected Rockwell Collins [COL] to upgrade Greece’s Hellenic Navy P-3B Orion aircraft  avionics systems. Rockwell Collins’ Flight2 integrated avionics system will be used to bring the P-3s into compliance with upcoming mandates for unrestricted global airspace operations, Rockwell Collins said Monday. The Flight2 upgrade is expected to convert the aircraft’s flight deck […]

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BAE Teams With Cammell Laird For UK Type 31e Frigate Bid

Britain’s BAE Systems and commercial shipbuilder Cammell Laird have signed a teaming agreement as part of a bid to make the U.K.’s Type 31e frigate, BAE said Wednesday. The companies will partner with Cammell Laird acting as prime contractor to build the frigates while BAE provides warship design, engineering capability, and combat systems expertise. This is […]