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DDI for Fri. September 29, 2017, Vol. 19, Issue 37.

In One Month, AM General Banks Half-Billion In Humvee Orders

Less than a month after signing a $2.2 billion requirements contract to sell Humvees to allied militaries, AM General announced it has already filled more than a quarter of those potential orders.The company on Aug. 28 announced deals with Afghanistan, Iraq, Ukraine, Jordan, Slovenia, Bahrain, Columbia, Bosnia and Kenya totaling $550 million. Vehicles provided under the new…

Leonardo’s First Brazilian Super Lynx Helicopter Completes First Flight

Italy’s Leonardo on Sept. 28 announced the first successful flight of the first of eight planned upgraded Super Lynx Mk21B helicopters for the Brazilian navy.The helicopter was flown at the company’s Yeovil facility in southwest England. Leonardo noted in a statement that the upgraded rotorcraft will provide Brazil’s naval aviation with a "significant improvement in its capabilities,…

A-29 Aircraft Sale To Nigeria Clears Hill

A controversial proposal to sell 12 A-29 Super Tucano light-attack aircraft to Nigeria is moving ahead after Congress took no action to block it.The U.S. State Department formally notified Capitol Hill of the potential deal Aug. 2, saying the $593 million transaction, including weapons, training, spare parts and support equipment, would help Nigeria fight terrorist groups…

Australia To Create Space Agency

Australia's government has decided to form a national space agency to coordinate and lead the country’s space activities, which are scattered across many agencies.Michaelia Cash, Australia’s acting minister for industry, innovation and science, said Sept. 23 that the new agency will help the nation's space companies grab a greater share of the global market.“The global…

Ransomware Remains Greatest International Cyber Threat, Europol Says

Ransomware remains the greatest cyber-dependent crime facing the international community, with world leaders urged to take action against a threat that has resulted in breaches affecting over 2 billion European Union (EU) citizen records in the last twelve months, according a new Europol report.The EU policing agency released its 2017 Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment report on…