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Idemia Joins European Consortium to Develop Quantum-Safe Data Protection Tech; Marc Bertin Quoted

Idemia Secure Transactions has joined a European consortium to design a technology that will protect sensitive data from potential quantum-enabled breaches. The Hyperform consortium, jointly supported by France and the European Union, will advance the region’s goal of creating a sovereign capability for post-quantum cryptography. According to Idemia Chief Technology Officer Marc Bertin, the collaborative...

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Ultra I&C Exhibits Mobile Communications Solutions for Canadian Armed Forces; Keith Blanchet Quoted

Ultra Intelligence & Communications showcased its mobile battlefield technologies during a field exercise conducted by the Canadian Armed Forces. The exercise, dubbed Hermes Forge, was intended to evaluate the Canadian military’s efforts to modernize and further secure its tactical network systems to meet evolving requirements. Ultra I&C said the event exhibited the speed, resilience and reliability...

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Rheinmetall MAN Secures Contract to Provide HX Vehicles for Swedish Armed Forces’ Archer Artillery System

Germany’s Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles will provide the Swedish Armed Forces with highly mobile, all-terrain military vehicles. The Rheinmetall and MAN Truck and Bus joint venture secured a $79.6 million contract from BAE Systems Bofors for 48 units of the HX cab chassis with protected cabins. Deliveries will begin in the third quarter of 2024....

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Mauritius to Adopt Thales’ National Identity Management System; Youzec Kurp Quoted

The Prime Minister’s Office of Mauritius has awarded a 10-year contract to a consortium led by the Paris-based global technology conglomerate Thales Group to develop a national identity system for the African island nation. The consortium, which includes Port Louis-headquartered company Harel Mallac Technologies, will provide end-to-end support to the project, from citizen registration to...

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Accenture Grows Italian Footprint With Intellera Acquisition; Mauro Macchi Quoted

Accenture has announced the completion of its purchase of Intellera Consulting, an Italian company that specializes in public sector consultancy services. The acquisition brings 1,400 professionals from Intellera, which has main offices in Rome and Milan, into Accenture’s workforce. The multidisciplinary services Intellera extends to its customers include facilitating organizational transformation and navigating access to...

Airbus to Build Monitoring Satellite for ESA’s Space Situational Awareness Program
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Airbus to Build Monitoring Satellite for ESA’s Space Situational Awareness Program

The European Space Agency has selected Airbus to lead an operational mission under the Space Situational Awareness Space Safety Programme involving the creation of Europe’s first 24/7 space weather satellite. The spacecraft, called Vigil, is expected to operate for seven and a half years providing space weather forecasters with data to predict harmful solar weather...

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Bombardier Defense Expands Asia-Pacific Business With New Australia Office; Steve Patrick Quoted

Bombardier Defense has opened a new office in Adelaide, Australia, a move that is expected to further expand the company’s footprint in the Asia Pacific. The new workspace at Lot Fourteen, an innovation hub in the South Australia region, will provide additional client support, allowing customers to explore and experience the company’s portfolio of aircraft,...

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UK Selects CGI as Emergency Services Mobile Communications Program’s Technology Delivery Partner

The United Kingdom has partnered with CGI to strengthen emergency communications across England, Scotland and Wales.  The U.K. government’s Home Office awarded the global IT and business consulting firm with a five-year contract valued at $59.6 million. The acquisition is part of the Emergency Services Mobile Communications Program, which aims to modernize the nation’s Emergency...

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UK Completes Flight Tests for Secure Quantum Navigation Technology

The United Kingdom demonstrated the security of advanced quantum-based navigation systems during recent commercial flight trials. Quantum technology firm Infleqtion, in partnership with BAE Systems and QinetiQ, completed the trials at the Ministry of Defence’s Boscombe Down site in England. The companies used the Tiqker optical atomic clock and an ultracold-atom-based quantum system on a...

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Airbus, Babcock to Provide Sustainment Support for France’s EC145 Helicopters

The French government has selected Airbus Helicopters and Babcock to support the Interior Ministry’s EC145 light utility aircraft fleet. Under the 12-year deal, the two companies will provide technical support, spare parts, logistics solutions, technical data management and software support to sustain the aircraft’s missions, mostly involving rescue operations, air medical transport and law enforcement....

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