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Hensoldt Creates Multi-Domain Solutions Unit Under New Operational Setup; Oliver Dorre Quoted

Germany-based defense contractor Hensoldt has announced an organizational streamlining, which calls for establishing a multi-domain solutions division integrating the capabilities of its newly acquired company, system integrator ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik. The company completed the ESG transaction in April. The new division will merge ESG with Hensoldt’s spectrum dominance and airborne solutions divisions to serve...

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BAE Systems to Demo Airborne Combat Simulation on RAF Hawk Training Aircraft

BAE Systems will hold an in-flight demonstration of the Advanced Tactical Augmented Reality Systems on a Hawk TMk2 training aircraft of the U.K. Royal Air Force in 2024.  ATARS offers synthetic training for fighter pilots to track and engage virtual foes programmed for combat and other hostile activities. The platform’s systems, developed by U.S. technology...

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US Eyes Military Sustainment Centers in Five Indo-Pacific Allied Countries; Christopher Lowman Quoted

The U.S. Department of Defense is looking to start working with five Indo-Pacific allies on building military maintenance, repair and overhaul capabilities under a regional framework that it plans to develop and launch across its overseas commands.  Christopher Lowman, assistant secretary of defense for sustainment, said in a Pentagon briefing Thursday that the regional sustainment...

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LeoLabs Joins UK’s Tyche Space-Based Reconnaissance Program; Tony Frazier Quoted

The U.K. Space Command will utilize LeoLabs’ space situational awareness services for its low Earth orbit research and development satellite, Tyche, scheduled for a summer launch. According to a LeoLabs announcement, the 150-kilogram demo spacecraft is part of the U.K.’s ISTARI program on a LEO constellation for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. LeoLabs CEO Tony Frazier,...

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Canberra Orders 15 Additional Bushmaster PMVs From Thales Australia; Pat Conroy Quoted

Canberra has ordered an additional 15 Bushmaster protected mobility vehicles worth $30 million from Thales Australia, specifically fitted for the command and control capabilities of the Australian Army’s High Mobility Artillery Rocket System.  According to the government, it has already invested over $135 million in 93 Bushmasters manufactured at Thales’ facility in Bendigo, contributing to...

New AI Cooperation Agreement Aims to Boost US-Singapore Defense Alliance
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New AI Cooperation Agreement Aims to Boost US-Singapore Defense Alliance

The U.S. Department of Defense and the Singapore Ministry of Defence have established a framework for technical collaboration on data analytics and artificial intelligence under a newly released statement of intent.  The SOI — signed on Monday by Radha Iyengar Plumb, DOD’s chief digital and AI officer, and Brig. Gen. Yew Chee Leung, Singapore Ministry...

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Helsing Poised to Boost AI Defense R&D With $490M New Funding

Helsing, a Berlin-based defense company focused on creating artificial intelligence-based military solutions and components, has secured over $490 million from a Series C financing round it initiated to raise funds for product research and development. U.S.-based venture capital firm General Catalyst led the funding round, with Elad Gil, Accel, Saab, Lightspeed, Plural and Greenoaks as...

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IBM Buys SiXworks for $150M to Grow UK Public Sector Business

IBM expanded its market presence in the public sector with its acquisition of U.K. defense consultancy company SiXworks. The multinational technology firm said in a blog post on Tuesday that SiXworks’ digital, cyber and defense cloud capabilities complement its existing U.K. offerings on cybersecurity, data and artificial intelligence. IBM purchased SiXworks from London-based private equity...

Northrop Grumman, Mitsubishi Electric Extend Collaboration With Mission Solutions MOU; Kenn Todorov Quoted
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Northrop Grumman, Mitsubishi Electric Extend Collaboration With Mission Solutions MOU; Kenn Todorov Quoted

Northrop Grumman and Mitsubishi Electric are planning to jointly pursue industrial co-production opportunities for various strategic mission solutions in the United States and Japan. The cooperation, provided in a memorandum of understanding that Northrop announced on Wednesday, extends to partnership in logistics and sustainment of key military capabilities such as electronic warfare, radar, underwater sensors and...

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US-Led Partnership Moves to Unplug Social Media-Based Russian Disinformation Campaign

U.S. law enforcers have seized two domain names and issued search warrants on 968 accounts allegedly created on the social media platform X by Russian actors as an artificial intelligence-powered bot farm for a global disinformation campaign. According to a statement from the Department of Justice on the cases’ affidavits opened on Tuesday, the bot...

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