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Latvian Ministry Of Defence Purchases New Spike Missiles For $134.3 Million

The Latvian Ministry of Defence (MoD) purchased a new delivery of Spike anti-tank missiles on Feb. 12 for $134.3 million. EuroSpike GmbH will produce a variety of the fourth and fifth generation electro-optical Spike missile systems for the Latvia MoD, designed to improve its military’s high-precision and high-lethality capabilities. Spike missile systems are developed by […]

Orbital ATK's Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile, or AARGM, will be a new capability for Northrop Grumman. Photo: Orbital ATK

European Commission Okays Northrop Grumman Acquisition Of Orbital ATK

The European Commission has approved Northrop Grumman’s [NOC] pending $7.8 billion acquisition of Orbital ATK [OA], moving the deal one step closer to completion. Northrop Grumman said it is still awaiting the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to complete its review of the deal, which was announced last September. The company expects the acquisition to close […]

Northrop Grumman's Joint Threat Emitter. Photo: Northrop Grumman.

Saudi Arabia Awards Northrop Grumman $75 Million For Joint Threat Emitter Support

Saudi Arabia has awarded Northrop Grumman [NOC] a $75 million deal to deliver support services for the company’s Joint Threat Emitter (JTE) electronic warfare threat simulator. Under the deal, announced Thursday, Northrop Grumman will provide further support for the multi-threat, mobile simulator, which is used to train military personnel to counter EW attacks. “Highly advanced […]

Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-Pa.).

House Passes Bill To Improve Cyber Security Cooperation With Ukraine

The House passed a bill late Wednesday to improve cyber security cooperation with Ukraine, after the bill’s sponsor urged the White House to consider the international partnership as a critical step for assessing future election and infrastructure cyber threats. Lawmakers overwhelmingly approved the bipartisan Ukraine Cybersecurity Cooperation Act, which calls on the State Department to […]

The CH-53K King Stallion arrives at Naval Air Station, Patuxent River on June 30, 2017.  Photo courtesy U.S. Navy. (PRNewsfoto/Lockheed Martin)

Lockheed Martin Sikorsky Pairs With Rheinmetall for German Helo Competition

Lockheed Martin [LMT] said Tuesday its Sikorsky division has signed a strategic teaming agreement with Germany’s Rheinmetall to bid the CH-53K helicopter for the German Air Force helicopter competition, where it is battling against the Boeing [BA] CH-47. Rheinmetall is the lead teammate in its bid, Sikorsky said. “With Rheinmetall as the strategic partner for […]

A Harpoon Block II + missile on the wing on an F/A-18 aircraft before a test launch in 2016. (Photo: Boeing)

State Department Okays $735 Million In Naval Missiles To Finland

The State Department approved two possible Foreign Military Sales (FMS) to Finland for Harpoon Block II and Evolved SeaSparrow Missiles (ESSM) naval missiles worth $735 million total. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress of both approvals on Monday. The first and larger sale covers $622 million for 100 RGM-84Q-4 Harpoon Block II Plus […]

An MK 15 Baseline 2 Phalanx close-in weapon system (CIWS). Photo: U.S. Navy

Raytheon Wins $574 Million Canadian Contract To Upgrade Naval Defense Systems

The Canadian Ministry of National Defence announced last Friday it awarded Raytheon [RTN] a $574 million contract to upgrade and support 21 Close-In Weapons Systems (CIWS) for the Royal Canadian Navy. The CIWS is a rapid-fire radar-guided gun system that protects naval vessels against close in threats like missiles, aircraft, and small ships. It is currently installed […]

House Science, Space and Technology Committee Chairman Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas).

House Science Chairman Threatens Subpoena For Kaspersky Ban Documents

The chairman of a House science panel informed the Department of Homeland Security he may issue a subpoena for documents related to the department’s Kaspersky Lab software ban if officials skip another deadline. House Science, Space, and Technology Committee (SSTC) Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) sent a letter Thursday to DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen reiterating his […]

The future NISAR satellite. Photo: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Astro Aerospace Completes Review Of Radar Antenna Reflector For Future NASA-ISRO Satellite

Northrop Grumman’s [NOC] Astro Aerospace successfully completed a critical design review of its AstroMesh radar antenna reflector for use on a future satellite project between NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Northrop Grumman said on Monday. Astro Aerospace will now begin the build phase of its radar antenna reflector […]

C-17. Photo: Air Force.

Qatari Military Eyes Unmanned Systems

Qatar’s military, which has acquired a host of manned weapon systems from the United States and other countries in recent years, wants to add unmanned technology to its arsenal. Khalid bin Mohammad Al Attiyah, Qatar’s defense minister, said at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C., Jan. 29 that unmanned systems “are the future” and that […]