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Israeli Company Smartshooter Establishes Subsidiary to Support Australian Defense Needs

Israeli Company Smartshooter Establishes Subsidiary to Support Australian Defense Needs

Smartshooter subsidiary Smash Australia has received interest from Australia’s army and special operations command for its products designed to counter ground targets and small unmanned aircraft systems. The subsidiary showcased its products at the Army Robotics eXposition in Perth, on invitation by QinetiQ, which has integrated Smartshooter’s Smash Hopper remote-controlled weapon station into the Talon...

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General Atomics to Provide MQ-9A Logistics Support to UK

The U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center has awarded General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. a $25.4 million sole-source, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide the U.K. Royal Air Force with logistics support for MQ-9A unmanned aerial vehicles and a ground control station. Work includes deploying a field service representative and conducting repairs and technical support tasks...

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Teledyne Secures $31M Kongsberg Deal to Provide Counter-UAS for Ukraine

Teledyne FLIR Defense has received a $31 million contract from Norway’s Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace to deliver the Cerberus XL mobile counter-unmanned aerial system for Ukraine’s use. Under the agreement, Teledyne will also provide software, spares and training support for the counter-UAS solution. In a statement, JihFen Lei, executive vice president and general manager of...


Israel’s Oron Spy Plane Enters Flight Testing Phase

Israel’s new spy aircraft is now ready to undergo flight testing, to be facilitated by the Israeli Air Force and Israel Aerospace Industries, following the completion of intelligence systems integration, i24NEWS reported. The Oron aircraft is a Gulfstream G550 business jet equipped with sensors and data collection equipment to serve as an intelligence plane for...


US Authorizes Netherlands, Denmark to Send Fighter Jets to Ukraine

The Netherlands and Denmark will supply Ukraine with F-16 fighter jets to enhance the country’s combat capabilities against the ongoing Russian military aggression.  American and European officials have confirmed that the U.S. authorized the F-16 donations but noted that Ukrainian pilots should first undergo six to eight months of training prior before the aircraft are...

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NSA Head Wants Section 702 of Surveillance Act Reauthorized

Army Gen. Paul Nakasone, chief of the National Security Agency, said Section 702, which is described in the intelligence community as one of the “crown jewels” of American spying, should be reauthorized. According to Nakasone, a seven-time Wash100 Award winner, Section 702 is the “most important authority” the IC uses daily. It saves lives and...

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New Security Center in Australia Provides More Data Access to US Allies

The United States has established a new mission partner environment in Australia, allowing allied countries to have access to all information they need to conduct operations in various domains.  The Combined Joint Network Operations Security Center enabled sharing of communications, targeting and other data among military personnel from 13 Indo-Pacific countries that participated in the...

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Turkish Aerospace Industries to Supply Indonesia With 12 Anka Drones

The Indonesian Ministry of Defense has awarded Turkish Aerospace Industries a contract for 12 Anka drone units for Indonesia’s air force, army and navy forces.  The medium-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle can reach altitudes of up to 29,000 feet and offers up to 30 hours of flight time. The delivery of the reconnaissance drones, expected...

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Report: Pakistan to Join Turkey’s Next-Generation Fighter Jet Program

Pakistan might follow Azerbaijan’s decision to join Turkey’s fifth-generation fighter jet program named Kaan. At a recent event, Celal Sami Tufekci, deputy defense minister of Turkey, said defense officials will meet with their Pakistani counterparts in the coming weeks to discuss the official participation of the South Asian country. The Pakistani government has yet to...


Washington Approves Finland’s Purchase of US-Israeli Missile System

The U.S. government has approved Finland’s purchase of the “David’s Sling” missile system that the United States jointly developed with Israel, the Israeli Ministry of Defense announced Wednesday. The Finnish purchase is worth approximately $346.75 million, with Israel as the seller under the procurement agreement. The U.S. Missile Defense Agency and Israel’s Missile Defense Organization...

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