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US Eyes Military Sustainment Centers in Five Indo-Pacific Allied Countries; Christopher Lowman Quoted

The U.S. Department of Defense is looking to start working with five Indo-Pacific allies on building military maintenance, repair and overhaul capabilities under a regional framework that it plans to develop and launch across its overseas commands.  Christopher Lowman, assistant secretary of defense for sustainment, said in a Pentagon briefing Thursday that the regional sustainment...

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Silentium Ships First Batch of Sensors for Australia’s Air Battle Management System; Warren McDonald Quoted

Silentium Defence, a spinoff from Defence Australia, has delivered the first batch of passive radar systems for AIR6500, Australia’s Joint Air Battle Management System. Lockheed Martin Australia, which will build AIR6500, confirmed receiving the Maverick Fortress 3D sensors. Warren McDonald, the company’s chief executive in Australia and New Zealand, said the Adelaide-based deep-technology startup made...

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US, UK Extend Air, Space Security Partnership; Gen. David Allvin Quoted

The United States and the United Kingdom have signed a joint statement declaring their continued commitment to protecting air and space security.  Gen. Chance Saltzman, chief of space operations at the U.S. Space Force and Wash100 awardee, signed the “Shared Vision Statement on Combined and Space Power in the 21st Century” with Air Chief Marshal...

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IBM to Support USAID Initiative to Strengthen Cybersecurity in European, Eurasian Countries; Alice Fakir Quoted

IBM has secured a contract from the U.S. Agency for International Development to provide cybersecurity support in European and Eurasian countries.  The deal includes a $26 million in initial funding to support the agency’s Cybersecurity Protection and Response program, which helps strengthen cybersecurity across government and critical infrastructure and bolster information sharing in Europe and...

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BAE Systems Selects Partner to Power CV90 Programs Transmission Needs; Tommy Gustafsson-Rask Quoted

BAE Systems has tapped Allison Transmission to supply the Allison 4040 MX propulsion technology for the CV90 infantry fighting vehicle programs. With a track record of providing crew and passenger protection, CV90, designed and manufactured in Sweden, is used by armed forces around the world, including Denmark, the Netherlands and Switzerland. In May, Sweden ordered...

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Spain to Improve Air Defense Capabilities With Lockheed Martin PAC-3 Missile Acquisition

Lockheed Martin has received a new order from Spain for Patriot Advanced Capability-3 Missile Segment Enhancement missiles. According to Lockheed, with over 90 successful flight tests, the PAC-3 family of missiles defends against adversary systems through direct body-to-body contact, making the missiles more destructive compared to blast-fragmentation mechanisms. The deal, which comes after reaching an...

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Slovakia Air Force Base Gets New Aircraft Arresting System for F-16s

The U.S. Air Force 435th Air Ground Operations Wing worked with the Slovak Air Force to install a new Barrier Arresting Kit-12 system at the Malacky Air Base for the fleet of F-16 Fighting Falcons operated by U.S. Air Forces in Europe–Air Forces Africa. Martin Vojtasovic, the Slovakian state defense secretary, said the strategic introduction of...

New AI Cooperation Agreement Aims to Boost US-Singapore Defense Alliance
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New AI Cooperation Agreement Aims to Boost US-Singapore Defense Alliance

The U.S. Department of Defense and the Singapore Ministry of Defence have established a framework for technical collaboration on data analytics and artificial intelligence under a newly released statement of intent.  The SOI — signed on Monday by Radha Iyengar Plumb, DOD’s chief digital and AI officer, and Brig. Gen. Yew Chee Leung, Singapore Ministry...

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Indopacom Chief Broaches Possibility of Nuclear-Powered Submarines in SKorea

The newly appointed commander of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command said South Korea may acquire nuclear-powered submarines in the future amid increasing tension with neighboring North Korea. In an interview with South Korean reporters on Thursday, Adm. Samuel Paparo said the possibility of introducing SSNs in the region depends on the result of its operational analysis. “From...

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Croatia Buys More Black Hawks Through US Security Assistance Program

Lockheed Martin said Croatia has acquired eight more UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters through the U.S. Foreign Military Sales program. The order follows an earlier purchase of six units of the Sikorsky-built aircraft, bringing Croatia’s fleet of the twin-engine platform to 12. The agreement will also provide the Croatian Army with aircraft, organizational equipment, spare and...

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