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India Awards Boeing $251 Million Contract For P-8 Poseidon Training

The Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) approved a $251 million contract to Boeing Global Services [BA] to procure the P-8I Training Solution, including a 10-year comprehensive maintenance service, the government said Jan. 4. The P-8I is India’s variant of the Boeing P-8A Poseidon, which the U.S. Navy uses as a long-range maritime patrol and reconnaissance missions with […]

Navy Looking At Saab For Interim Anti-Sub Training

Sweden’s Saab announced Jan. 8 it will demonstrate its AUV62-AT anti-submarine warfare (ASW) training system for the U.S. Navy as the service looks into an interim solution to replace its aging ASW target. The announcement came ahead of the Surface Navy Association’s annual symposium. The Navy has been using the MK 30 Mod 1 ASW target for […]

The Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (ASB(I) 15) conducts an operational demonstration of the Office of Naval Research (ONR)-sponsored Laser Weapon System (LaWS) while deployed to the Arabian Gulf. Photo: U.S. Navy.

Next Navy Amphib Will Feature Laser Weapon Demo, Chosen As Flagship For RIMPAC 2018

The Navy’s newest San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock, the USS Portland (LPD-27), is planned to test a new laser demonstrator as early as this fall and will also serve as the flagship in the 2018 Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise, an official said today. The Portland, built by Huntington Ingalls Industries [HII] Ingalls Shipbuilding, […]

Northrop Grumman $255 Million Contract For Three More MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft

The Naval Sir Systems Command (NAVAIR) awarded Northrop Grumman [NOC] a $255 million modification to produce three Lot 3 low-rate initial production (LRIP) MQ-4C Triton unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) on Dec. 28. The Triton is planned to be the Navy’s unmanned maritime surveillance aircraft. Northrop Grumman delivered the first operational Triton in November at the U.S. Navy’s […]

Northrop Focusing On Data Analytics To Improve Post Delivery Logistics For ISR Capabilities

With modernization and upgrades of military ISR capabilities receiving increased focus, Northrop Grumman [NOC] is placing an emphasis on data analytics to improve the post-delivery logistics process with its customers. Northrop Grumman officials are working with military partners to devise metrics aimed at better predicting the mission effectiveness of its software defined systems and unmanned aircraft, including […]

Air Force Nearing Completion Of ISR Plan

The U.S. Air Force, which is writing a report on how it hopes to improve its intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities in the coming years, plans to finish the document in “early spring,” a key general said Jan. 4. The “Next Generation ISR Dominance Flight Plan” will be “pretty comprehensive,” addressing “all things for ISR […]

Army Cyber-Electromagnetic Spectrum Program Needs Industry Engagement, Training Center Testing

The Army is seeking further engagement with industry and more opportunities to test new equipment at combat training centers as it moves ahead with its pilot program to integrate cyber and electromagnetic capabilities. The cyber electromagnetic activities (CEMA) initiative aims to improve training environments for offensive kits and cyber resilient capabilities to combat rapidly changing […]

SOCOM Chief: Offensive Cyber Hindered By Slow Acquisition, Outdated Policy

Offensive cyber operations could be a powerful weapon for U.S. Special Operations Command and the conventional services, but its potential is hindered by outdated policy and sluggish acquisition, according to SOCOM chief Gen. Raymond “Tony” Thomas. “We have the technology. We just have to embrace it as an essential weapon in our arsenal,” he said […]

Sweden steps up cyber defence measures

Sweden steps up cyber defence measures

The growing undercurrent of risk linked to the increase in cyber terrorism threats is changing both the character and direction of Swedens national security policy and associated defence apparatus. In particular, Swedens government and national security leaders are pursuing a more aggressive, … Read More at Computerweekly