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U.S. and Israel Complete Flight Test Of Arrow-3 Missile Defense System

The U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and Israel Missile Defense Organization (IMDO) successfully completed a flight test of the Arrow-3 missile defense system Feb. 19, the agency said Feb. 19. Arrow-3 is designed to intercept ballistic missiles outside the atmosphere. The test had an Arrow-3 interceptor launched “and completed its mission” in central Israel. The […]

State Department Approves $1.2 Billion Apache Upgrade Deal With Netherlands

The State Department has approved three foreign military sales (FMS), including a $1.2 billion deal with the Netherlands for support to upgrade 28 AH-64D Block II Apache Attack Helicopters to the AH-64E configuration. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress of the proposed FMS on Feb. 20, which includes requests for 51 new engines, seventeen […]

State Department Approves $3.2 Billion Sale Of Patriot System To Sweden

The State Department approved a possible $3.2 billion Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to Sweden of four Patriot Configuration-3+ Modernized Fire Units on Feb. 20. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) delivered a required certification to Congress on Feb. 20. Sweden requested four Patriot Confoguration-3+ Modernized Fire Units including four AN/MPQ-65 radar sets, four AN/MSQ-132 engagement […]

State Department Approves $259 Million Deal With Kuwait For ISR Aircraft

The State Department has approved a possible $259 million deal with Kuwait for four King AIR 350ER ISR aircraft. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress on Feb. 21 of the foreign military sale (FMS). The Kuwaiti government requested the aircraft come with enhanced PT6A-67A engines, AN/AAQ-35 WESCAM MX-15HDi electro-optical & infrared imaging sensor […]

CSIS Says Costs Of Cybercrime Growing Globally

The cost to the global economy of cybercrimes has risen from an estimated $445 billion in 2014 to nearly $600 billion currently, according to a new study. The reasons for the benefit growth to cyber criminals include faster use of new technologies, more potential victims as online users increase, ease of criminal activity, and an […]

Army Hopes To Deploy Prototype Cyber Training Capabilities This Summer

Army officials are moving forward with the next phase of their project to develop a new high-fidelity network simulation testing environment for the Department of Defense’s Cyber Mission Forces, aiming to deploy prototype capabilities by July. The Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training & Instrumentation (PEO STRI) held their latest industry day for the Persistent […]

Proposed FY ’19 DoD Budget Looks To Improve Cyber Mission Force Capabilities, Network Protection Programs

Faced with growing adversarial cyber threats, Department of Defense officials are looking to improve the capabilities of its Cyber Mission Forces (CMF) and boost several network protection programs with its proposed fiscal year 2019 budget. The Pentagon’s $686 billion budget for the next fiscal year, released Feb. 12, includes appropriating funds to address new cyber […]

Empowered CIOs, Industry Partnerships Needed To Achieve Top DoD Information Priorities

Department of Defense officials are looking to new budget authorities for its chief information officers (CIO) and improved industry partnerships to meet its top information priorities for 2018, including pressing network management and communication needs. Brig. Gen. Kevin Kennedy, principal director the DoD deputy CIO, addressed the top priorities for his office over the next […]

Amid Heavy Operational Tempo, Lockheed Martin Awarded Extension For National Cyber Range

Lockheed Martin [LMT] has received a contract extension to continue supporting the Army’s National Cyber Range (NCR) because training demands nearly depleted the current contract ceiling. The Army’s Program Executive Office Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO-STRI) in Orlando received authorization of the Justification & Approval for the contract extension on Feb. 8. “The contract will maintain […]