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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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Canada Names First Woman Defense Staff Chief

The Canadian Armed Forces has named Gen. Jennie Carignan as chief of defense staff, succeeding Gen. Wayne Eyre. She took command of the post at a Thursday ceremony, with dignitaries including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Governor General and CAF Commander in Chief Mary Simon looking on. According to National Defence Minister Bill Blair, CAF...

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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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Czech Republic to Purchase $138M Worth of Hellfire Missiles and Related Services

The United States has approved the Czech Republic’s request to purchase Hellfire missiles and advanced precision kill weapon systems. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Congress has been notified about the potential foreign military sale, estimated to cost $138.26 million. The decision was made after the Department of State determined that the acquisition would not harm...

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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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Lockheed Martin Australia Realigns R&D Lab’s Focus to Advanced Systems and Technologies

Lockheed Martin’s research operations center in Australia is now known as Advanced Systems and Technologies. The company said the transition from the old name — STELaRLab, short for Science, Technology, Engineering Leadership and Research Laboratory — will enable the facility to better meet the Australian Defence Force’s mission objective and capability development requirements. AST advances research 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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Planet Brings AI Technology to Maritime Domain Awareness Under New Contract

Planet Labs has received a contract to supply an international customer with an advanced maritime domain awareness solution for vessel detection and monitoring. Under the agreement, the San Franciso-based company will work with partner SynMax to deliver its artificial intelligence-enhanced PlanetScope data to the client. According to Planet, the unnamed defense customer also expanded its SkySat...

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