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DDI for Fri. July 21, 2017, Vol. 19, Issue 28.

Army Accelerates Network Integration Into New BAE-Built Armored Troop Carrier

Under a $15 million modification to the contract it holds to build the Army’s new Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV) BAE Systems will accelerate integration of communications gear into the platform.The company was awarded a $15 million contract increase in early July to modify the AMPV platform integration design to “accommodate evolving Army network hardware and software required…

U.S. Leads NATO In Dueling Military Exercise Opposite Russia In Eastern Europe

In concert with NATO allies and partner nations, the U.S. military is in the midst of a massive exercise in Europe designed to practice moving massive troops formations and equipment across the Continent in the event of a Russian invasion.A total 23 nations are participating in Sabre Guardian, as the exercise is called, during the…

BAE Wins $4.6 Million DARPA Contract To Improve Submarine Tracking

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) awarded BAE Systems a $4.6 million contract for a program to allow submarines to detect other submarines at longer distances, the company said on July 18.The contract covers the Mobile Offboard Clandestine Communications and Approach (MOCCA) program which aims to reach a breakthrough capability for extended range submarine detection and…

Bossert Says Trump, Putin Considered Discussions On Cyber Norms

White House Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert on July 14 said that at the G20 Summit earlier in July, President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin “broached” the idea of continuing “a dialogue” regarding normal behavior in cyber space.Trump’s top adviser on homeland security and cyber security matters, told media the two leaders discussed…

U.S., Russia Commit To Further New START Commission Meetings

Senior U.S. and Russian diplomats on July 17 pledged the nations to additional meetings of the Bilateral Consultative Commission for the bilateral New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START), the State Department said July 18.U.S. Undersecretary of State Thomas Shannon Jr. and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov “committed to holding future New START Bilateral Consultative…

Australia Expands Global Satellite Investment With Northrop Grumman Contract

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) is expanding its global satellite investment with a $175 million contract to Northrop Grumman [NOC] to provide network management capability for Australia’s participation in the Wideband Global Satellite Communications (WGS) system.Northrop Grumman announced on July 10 it will provide its Satellite Communications Operations and Planning Element (SCOPE) integration tools, alongside ViaSat’s [VSAT] dual-band…

Cubic Corp. Acquires UK Antenna Manufacturer

Cubic Corp. [CUB] is expanding its tactical communications and training capabilities for clients with the acquisition of British antenna manufacturer Deltenna Ltd. in a deal finalized on July 18.Deltenna will provide its radio and antenna commercial solutions to build on Cubic’s ability to deliver high-capacity data networks and critical communications tools. Since 2002, the Chippenham, United Kingdom-based Deltenna…