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Singapore Signed Up Under U.S. Secure Freight Initiative

The United States and Singapore have agreed to cooperate on the Secure Freight Initiative, which is a Department of Homeland Security led effort at select foreign ports to scan U.S.-bound cargo for radiological materials, Customs and Border Protection said this week. The Port of Singapore is part of a second group of international ports under […]

Northrop Grumman, L-3 Partner On Navy’s EPX Solicitation

Northrop Grumman [NOC] has submitted a proposal with L-3 Communications [LLL] for the U.S. Navy’s EPX aircraft program that will provide a transformational, multi-intelligence capability delivering strike targeting information to the warfighter, Northrop Grumman said. The proposal was submitted in response to a broad agency announcement (BAA) issued in November that solicited bids to develop […]

Lockheed Martin To Provide AN/TPS-77 Radar To Latvia

Lockheed Martin [LMT] recently said it received a contract valued at $44 million from the Latvian National Armed Forces for two long-range AN/TPS-77 transportable air surveillance radar systems and options for long-term technical support. The contract included priced options for up to four additional TPS-77 radars for Estonia and Lithuania. In 2003, Lockheed Martin delivered […]

Base of National Security Support Aids McCain

By Jen DiMascio As the Republican primary nears the key early races in Iowa and New Hampshire, Sen. John McCain’s campaign is releasing endorsements that highlight the Arizona Republican’s military muscle and ties to the defense industry. While McCain’s bid for the Republican nomination started strong, his poll numbers dropped sharply in the spring, and […]

Morocco Spending $2.6 Billion For Aircraft, Equipment

Morocco is looking to spend upward of $2.4 billion for 24 F-16C/D Block 50/52 aircraft as well as associated equipment and services, according to the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA). Besides the 24 F-16s, which will be equipped with either the F100-PW-229 or F110-GE-129 increased performance engines and APG-68(C)9 radars, Morocco is seeking: five F100-PW- […]

Air Force Fields Communications Device For Air Strike Controllers On The Go

By Michael Sirak The Air Force is sending a lightweight wireless communications device to combat units next week for the first time that will allow its ground personnel who call in air strikes to have a live overhead image of the intended target and its surroundings when they are dismounted from their tactical vehicles and […]

Switzerland To Spend $535 Million On F/A-18C/D Upgrades

Switzerland is looking to spend $535 million for the sale of "Upgrade 25 Program" equipment to enhance survivability and communications connectivity and to extend the useful life of 33 Swiss Air Force (SAF) F/A-18C/D aircraft, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) reported. This phase of the F/A-18C/D "Upgrade 25 Program" will include: 20 AN/ASQ-228A(V) Advanced […]

Raytheon Gets Small Radiation Detection Award

The Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) has awarded Raytheon [RTN] a $2.9 million, six-month contract to begin developing a Stand-Off Radiation Detection System (SORDS), marking the second award for the company in the area of radiation detection systems. In 2006 Raytheon was one of three companies selected by DNDO, which is a branch of the […]

Army Receives Approval For 95 More Stryker NBC Reconnaissance Vehicles

By Ann Roosevelt The Army has received the green light for more General Dynamics’ [GD] Stryker Nuclear Biological Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicles (NBCRV), adding state-of-the-art capability for the service and the joint force. "This month, after careful consideration, the Department of Defense gave the authorization for 95 more Stryker NBCRV bringing the current authorized total to […]

Schwartz: Expanded Global Infrastructure Needed For North-To-South Transport

The U.S. military’s global transport network needs to grow from it’s current east-west orientation to a more robust en-route infrastructure that can move personnel and material more readily north to south as well, including into regions of growing interest such as Africa, the general overseeing this network said recently. "The truth is that our network […]