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MBDA Secures Deal to Support Europe’s $152M Hypersonic Interceptor Program

MBDA has signed an agreement with the Organization for Joint Armament Cooperation to provide research and development support for the $152 million Hypersonic Defense Interceptor System program. The deal launches a three-year concept phase to explore and create an effective counter-hypersonic and anti-ballistic concept to address emerging and complex threats. Under the agreement, MBDA will...

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US Army Infrared Aircraft Survivability System Gaining Interest From Foreign Militaries

The U.S. Army intends to sell the Common Infrared Countermeasures system to international allies and partners.  According to Col. Brock Zimmerman, program manager for aircraft survivability equipment at the Army, countries have expressed interest in acquiring the CIRCM system.  All the service needs to begin offering the technology to foreign militaries is approval from the appropriate...

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GE Vernova to Supply Electric Propulsion Systems for Singaporean Vessels

ST Engineering Marine, a Singaporean shipbuilder, has awarded GE Vernova’s power conversion business a contract to deliver Ship’s Electric Grid electric propulsion systems for the Singapore Navy’s six new multirole combat vessels over the next 10 years. The MRCVs will replace the navy’s existing Victory-class missile corvettes, which have been operating since 1989. ST Engineering...

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Spire Global to Provide Data Support for EMSA’s Global Ship Tracking Mission

Spire Global has received two contracts from the European Maritime Safety Agency to provide satellite automatic identification system data services for ship tracking operations. Worth a total of $9.1 million, the agreements will run for four years and include the delivery of real-time and high-density backup SAT-AIS. According to John Lusk, general manager of maritime...

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Boeing Secures $402M Deal to Sustain, Modernize Australia’s Fleet of Military Aircraft

The Australian government has awarded Boeing Defence Australia a $401.6 million contract for sustainment and modernization support of the country’s F/A-18F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler aircraft. The modification extends the two parties’ original agreement by another five years, guaranteeing support for the Royal Australian Air Force’s military aircraft through 2030. The extension is the...

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IBM to Provide NATO With Enhanced Cybersecurity Visibility, Asset Management Capability

IBM has secured a contract from the NATO Communications and Information Agency to strengthen the cyber resilience of the alliance’s enterprise networks. Under the agreement, a customized asset, configuration, patching and vulnerability management service will be developed and delivered to the organization starting in January 2024, according to IBM. IBM Consulting Chief Operating Officer Mohamad...

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RAF Wing Commander Completes Course to Qualify as E-7 Wedgetail Operator

The Royal Air Force’s Wing Commander Sarah McDonnell recently completed a qualifying course in Australia to operate the E-7 Wedgetail. Administered by the Royal Australian Air Force and Boeing Australia under the RAF’s E-7 Wedgetail AEW1 Programme, the course provided class-based instruction and simulator training to McDonnell and allowed her to fly Australia’s E-7A. The...

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