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DDI for Fri. March 2, 2018, Vol. 20, Issue 8

Lockheed Martin Wins BAE Subcontract To Supply VLS To UK’s New Type 26 Frigates

BAE Systems awarded Lockheed Martin [LMT] a contract for an undisclosed sum to supply the MK 41 Vertical Launching System (VLS) for the UK Royal Navy’s new Type 26 frigates.BAE is the prime contractor for Britain’s new Type 26 Global Combat Ship (GCS) frigates. The VLS is capable of launching anti-air, anti-submarine, surface-to-surface, and strike-length missiles.BAE is initially…

Canada Reveals Eligible Suppliers For F-18 Replacement Fighters

The Canadian government on Feb. 22 released the five eligible suppliers that will be allowed to submit proposals to replace the government’s aging CF-18 fighter fleet.The government’s Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) listed Airbus Defense and Space with the UK, Boeing [BA], France’s Dassault, Lockheed Martin [LMT] and Sweden’s Saab. Suppliers were named by aircraft manufacturers and foreign government partners invited into…

State Department, DoD Launch $40 Million Initiative For Countering Foreign Election Interference

The State Department and Department of Defense have announced a new $40 million initiative to improve offensive responses or countering disinformation campaigns ahead of anticipated Russian interference in the 2018 midterm elections.DoD will transfer funds to the State Department’s Global Engagement Center (GEC) to work on building capabilities to deter election interference and fund joint…

Rogers: No Orders From White House For Cyber Command To Address Russian Election Interference

The head of U.S. Cyber Command told lawmakers Feb. 27 he has not received authority from the White House or the Secretary of Defense to carry out operations to disrupt future Russian cyber attacks on U.S. elections.Adm. Mike Rogers, who also leads the National Security Agency, informed members of the Senate of the Senate Armed…