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Raytheon Appoints Doug Stevenson as Europe/NATO Requirements, Capabilities VP

RTX business Raytheon has promoted Doug Stevenson to vice president for Europe and NATO requirements and capabilities. His responsibilities include facilitating business development and growth across Raytheon’s mission areas in the region; leading a team managing customer engagements and relationships with senior government and military leaders, U.S. European Command, and NATO headquarters and its agencies;...


Austal Drops Hanwha Ocean’s Acquisition Proposal

Austal, a global shipbuilding company and defense prime contractor based in Australia, has rejected a $2.82-per-share acquisition offer from Hanwha Ocean. According to Austal, it considered the proposal with its advisers and concluded that Hanwha may encounter difficulties securing regulatory approvals as part of the acquisition process. In a press release, Austal explained that the...


US, UK Sign Agreement to Collaborate on AI Safety Testing; Gina Raimondo Quoted

Artificial intelligence safety institutes in the United States and the United Kingdom will work together to develop tests designed to mitigate safety risks associated with AI models, systems and agents, including those related to national security. The partnership was established with the signing of a memorandum of agreement on Monday by U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina...


Royal Air Force Unveils Autonomous Collaborative Platforms Strategy

The U.K. Royal Air Force has released a new strategy aiming to speed up the adoption of disposable, attritable and survivable autonomous collaborative platforms. One goal of the RAF Autonomous Collaborative Platforms strategy is to integrate the three ACP tiers into the service’s force structure by 2030 and deploy them along with crewed platforms as...


Australia Passes Bill Eliminating Licensing Requirements for AUKUS Tech Transfers; Richard Marles Quoted

Australia has removed the requirement for the local defense industry to secure export licenses for delivering technology and information to the United Kingdom and the United States. The Australian Parliament on Wednesday passed the Defence Trade Controls Amendment Act 2024, which amends the Defence Trade Controls Act 2012, to reduce technology transfer, collaboration, research and...


Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace Appoints Lena Mariann Ulveraker as Naval Systems VP

Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace has promoted Lena Mariann Ulveraker to vice president for naval systems. Ulveraker, previously the Kongsberg business unit’s director for naval programs, announced the appointment in a LinkedIn post. The executive joined Kongsberg’s maritime business in January 2019 as a project manager for oil and gas delivery projects. She also held other...


NATO Procures $65M Carl-Gustaf M4 Weapons From Saab

The NATO Support and Procurement Agency has awarded Saab a $65.14 million order for Carl-Gustaf M4 multi-rocket shoulder-launched weapon systems.  The NSPA placed the order for four NATO member nations, with delivery expected to be completed by 2027. “We are honored that the NSPA once again has chosen our trusted, reliable and effective Carl-Gustaf system,”...


Ultra I&C’s New Cyber Centre of Excellence to Support UK CyberFirst Program; Richard Dingley Quoted

Ultra Intelligence & Communications has expanded its operations in the United Kingdom with the opening of a flagship facility in Maidenhead. The Cyber Centre of Excellence facility will provide jobs for 250 engineers and support the U.K. National Cyber Security Centre’s CyberFirst program designed to encourage talented students to build a careers in the cybersecurity...


GA-ASI Installs Updated Software on Predator Mission Trainer

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. has upgraded its Predator Mission Trainer simulator for its customers operating MQ-9A remotely piloted aircraft fleets. GA-ASI installed the latest version of operational flight program software developed with CAE-USA and automatic takeoff and landing capabilities into the PMT simulator for enhanced mission training. The PMT Plus software is designed to...


DHS, DG Connect Aligning Cyber Incident Reporting Processes; Robert Silvers Quoted

The Department of Homeland Security and the European Commission’s Directorate General for Communications, Networks, Content and Technology have agreed to collaborate on streamlining cyber incident reporting for victim organizations, particularly multinational companies. In a joint report, DHS and DG CONNECT assessed recommendations from the 2023 DHS Harmonization of Cyber Incident Reporting document and the incident...

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