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Kongsberg NanoAvionics Appoints Atle Wollo as New CEO

Kongsberg NanoAvionics has named Atle Wollo as its new CEO, replacing Zilvinas Kvedaravicius, who assumed the role on an interim basis after former CEO Vytenis Buzas stepped down in October 2023. Wollo most recently served as senior vice president of special programs at Kongsberg’s defense and aerospace division. He also held other leadership roles at...


Rheinmetall-Ukraine Joint Venture Establishes Maintenance, Repair Center for German-Made Systems; Armin Papperger Quoted

Rheinmetall Ukrainian Defense Industry, Rheinmetall’s joint venture with state-owned Ukrainian Defense Industry JSC, has opened its first service center to speed up the maintenance and repair of German military equipment on Ukrainian soil. The new facility has begun servicing Marder infantry fighting vehicles, with plans to repair Leopard 1 and Leopard 2 main battle tanks...


General Dynamics, Marshall Canada to Deliver Logistics Vehicles to Canadian Armed Forces

The Canadian government has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada and its partner Marshall Canada two contracts worth $1.88 billion to deliver light and heavy logistics vehicles and support services to the Canadian Armed Forces. Under the Logistics Vehicle Modernization project, the companies will supply more than 1,000 light trucks, 500 heavy trucks, and armored protection...

Zahra Bahrololoumi, U.K. and Ireland CEO, Salesforce

Salesforce’s New UK Center to Promote Collaboration on Harnessing AI; Zahra Bahrololoumi Quoted

Salesforce has established its first artificial intelligence center in London. According to Zahra Bahrololoumi, U.K. and Ireland CEO at Salesforce, the company chose London to emphasize its commitment to working closely with its partners and customers in a fast-growing region for AI.  “AI has the potential to drive major growth for U.K. businesses, with the...


ExoAnalytic Solutions Acquiring 3S Northumbria to Provide Enhanced SSA Services

ExoAnalytic Solutions is acquiring 3S Northumbria, a British startup specializing in space technology and data integration and providing solutions for space situational awareness. The acquisition is expected to improve ExoAnalytic’s data sharing and operational coordination capabilities and expand its SSA service portfolio and presence in the United Kingdom and other European countries. According to Douglas...


Airbus, Avincis to Explore eVTOL Operation Opportunities in Europe

Airbus and Avincis have agreed to collaborate on developing advanced air mobility and explore potential applications of electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft in Europe. Avincis, a European aviation services provider, has already established an operational network that supports emergency medical services, search and rescue, and firefighting, among other missions. The company operates a fleet...


Bombardier Aircraft Outfitted With SIGINT System for German Armed Forces

The first of three Bombardier Global 6000 aircraft equipped with the modified Persistent German Airborne Surveillance System will soon undergo ground testing and flight demonstration. Under a partnership with Hensoldt, Bombardier Defense and Lufthansa Technik Defense are tasked with providing the foundational modification work package and integrating the PEGASUS signal intelligence system into the aircraft,...


HII Appoints Executives to Facilitate Efforts Supporting AUKUS Goals

HII Mission Technologies has appointed Tim Brown as vice president of operations for HII Nuclear Australia. In the said role, Brown will lead HII’s efforts supporting Pillar 1 of the trilateral security partnership for the Indo-Pacific region between Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The AUKUS Pillar 1 initiative focuses on helping Australia...


Treasury Department Designates Iranian Entities, Executive Involved in Drone Parts Procurement; Brian Nelson Quoted

The Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control has sanctioned four Iranian entities and an executive for enabling the production of components for Iran‘s unmanned aerial vehicle program. Brian Nelson, undersecretary of the treasury for terrorism and financial intelligence, said the restrictive measures, including blocking of assets, aim to “disrupt Iran’s production and...

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