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DDI for Fri. August 11, 2017, Vol. 19, Issue 31.

Australia Looks To Boost Role In Space

The Australian government has tapped a group of experts to study how the nation's space industry could grab a greater share of the global market.The nine-person group, led by Megan Clark, former chief executive of an Australian scientific research agency, began its review in July and is scheduled to finish it in March.“The Australian government…

J.F. Lehman Acquires Rugged Electronic Systems Supplier Aish Technologies

The private equity firm J.F. Lehman & Company on Aug. 3 said its portfolio company AGI Holdings has acquired United Kingdom-based Aish Technologies Limited, a provider of electronic equipment used in harsh environments.Terms of the deal were not disclosed.Aish makes ruggedized display systems, cathodic protection systems, and other subsystems for the U.K. and U.S. navies, and for other global…

Osprey Operations Ongoing As Recovery Of Downed MV-22 Continues Off Australia

The Marine Corps MV-22 Ospreys stationed on Okinawa remained operational Aug.7 as U.S. and Australian navy vessels attempted to recover wreckage of a downed tiltrotor off the east coast of Australia.On Aug. 5, an Osprey clipped the edge of the USS Green Bay while trying to land on the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock. The aircraft – which…

State Department Approves Harpoon Missile Sale To Thailand

The Pentagon on Aug. 10 said the State Department has okayed a potential $24.9 million foreign military sale of Boeing [BA]-built RGM-84L Harpoon Block II ship-launched missiles to Thailand.The pending sales includes six missiles, including one exercise missile, as well as related containers, spares, support and test equipment.The Pentagon’s Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said that the…