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Charles Faulkner Joins QinetiQ US as Business Development VP for National, Global Security Solutions

QinetiQ US has appointed Charles Faulkner as vice president of business development for national and global security solutions. Faulkner, previously an account executive at ICF, where he played a role in expanding company operations in federal markets and providing clients with technology, governance and cybersecurity solutions, announced the appointment in a LinkedIn post. He brings...

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Inspector General Presses Pentagon on Sustainment Plan for US Weapons in Ukraine

The Office of Inspector General within the Department of Defense has urged the agency to implement a sustainment plan for each of the weapon and air defense systems it provided to Ukraine.  In support of Ukraine’s fight against Russian attacks, the United States has supplied the European country with Bradley, Stryker and Abrams armored weapon...

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Leonardo Tests Aviation Solutions for Low-Emissions Aircraft Research Program

Leonardo has completed an in-flight technological demonstration in Italy for European Clean Sky 2, a European Union-supported research program to develop low-emissions aircraft. The company provided its C-27J Spartan aircraft as a test bed to validate aviation solutions designed to enhance aircraft performance and reduce fuel consumption. As the program’s innovation and sustainability coordinator, Leonardo...

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Australia Confirms $7B Investment in Enhanced Lethality Surface Combatant Fleet Development

The Australian government will invest $7.28 billion over the next decade to develop the Royal Australian Navy’s enhanced lethality surface combatant fleet. The fleet includes three upgraded Hobart-class air warfare destroyers and six Hunter-class frigates. According to Defense News, BAE Systems Australia, the prime contractor for the anti-submarine frigate program, has already begun its prototyping...

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DOD Publishes Final Rule Outlining Conditions for Naval Vessel Repair in Foreign Shipyards

The Department of Defense will allow the repair of naval vessels in shipyards outside the United States and Guam if the conditions under the amended Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement are met. DOD’s Defense Acquisition Regulations System published the DFARS amendment in the Federal Register on Wednesday. Current acquisition regulations restrict the construction and repair...

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Lockheed Martin Receives C-130J-30 Order From Philippine Defense Department

Lockheed Martin will deliver three new C-130J-30 Super Hercules aircraft to the Philippines in 2026. The Philippine Department of National Defense ordered the aircraft to support the air force’s tactical airlift missions across the Indo-Pacific. Rod McLean, vice president and general manager of Lockheed Martin’s air mobility and maritime missions business, said Super Hercules will...

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BAE Systems Starts Construction on New Shipbuilding Facility in Glasgow

BAE Systems Maritime has broken ground on a new shipbuilding facility at the Govan shipyard in Glasgow, Scotland. McLaughlin & Harvey is leading the construction work. The new facility will support the company’s development of five Type 26 frigates under a $5.09 billion contract the U.K. Ministry of Defence awarded in 2022. The ship build...

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BAE Systems Study Reveals Multidomain Integration as an Essential Information Battlespace Capability

A BAE Systems study found that achieving multidomain integration is a priority among defense and aerospace leaders to maintain superiority on the battlefield. This is as information warfare becomes more complex with the emergence of new technologies such as artificial intelligence. The study included a poll that involved up to 400 senior business and IT...

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Leonardo To Bring AW101, AW189 Helicopters to Seoul ADEX 2023

Leonardo will put its AW101 and AW189 helicopters on display at the six-day Seoul International Aerospace and Defence Exhibition, which kicks off Tuesday.  During the event, Leonardo will present aircraft features designed to better support the missions of South Korean civil and military forces and seek opportunities for enhanced partnerships with local defense industry players....

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South Korean Authorities Raise Security, Economic Concerns Over Private Sector Work With Taiwan

South Korean authorities said marine engineering company SI Innotec’s $12 million contract to supply equipment to a Taiwanese shipbuilder posed a national security threat because it might trigger economic sanctions from its top trading partner, China, which claims Taiwan as its territory. According to a Feb. 17, 2022, police affidavit obtained by Reuters, SI Innotec’s...

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