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Northrop Grumman Partners With Andoya Space to Offer MQ-4C for Norwegian Defense; Jane Bishop Quoted

Northrop Grumman will offer its MQ-4C Triton unmanned aerial system to support Norway’s defense capabilities under a memorandum of understanding with Norwegian company Andoya Space.  According to the defense contractor, the collaboration will leverage Triton’s advanced intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities to cover the nation’s defense priorities. Jane Bishop, Northrop Grumman vice president and general...

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UK Selects Sharon Nesmith as New Defence Staff Vice Chief

U.K. Defense Secretary Grant Shapps has confirmed the appointment of Gen. Sharon Nesmith as vice chief of the defense staff and aide-de-camp to the British king. Nesmith, currently serving as the British Army’s deputy chief of the general staff, will take on the role from Gen. Gwyn Jenkins beginning in June. She held other leadership...

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Israeli-Made Heron UAV for Luftwaffe Takes First Flight in Germany

An unmanned aerial vehicle developed and produced in Israel and designed with Germany’s military requirements in mind took its maiden flight in German air space on Wednesday, with senior officials of the German Armed Forces present.  Airbus, one of the contractors for the German Heron TP drone, said the remotely powered aircraft system was developed...

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US, Canada Defense Leaders Discuss Efforts to Improve Regional Security

Top defense officials from the United States and Canada discussed ongoing investments, priorities, policies and efforts to address security challenges in the Arctic and North American regions in a meeting at the Pentagon on Monday. Canadian Minister of National Defence Bill Blair informed U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin III about Canada’s renewed vision for...

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UK Reviewing Additional Actions Against China After Spy Arrests

The United Kingdom is considering increasing background checks on individuals working for the Chinese government and could add China to a new registration scheme that aims to crack down on foreign political influence activities, Deputy Prime Minister Oliver Dowden said in a statement. The official’s remarks were in response to reports that the Metropolitan Police...

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