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Elbit Lands $135M Deal to Build Ammo Factory for International Client

Israel’s Elbit Systems has secured a $135 million contract to build an artillery ammunition factory for an unnamed customer. According to the company, the agreement requires its technical knowledge and ammunition production experience to establish the factory, which the Haifa-based organization will construct and operate. The deal, to be performed over a two-year period, includes...


Google to Improve Connectivity in South Pacific With Two Upcoming Subsea Cables

Google is installing two new transpacific subsea cables in the Pacific Ocean as part of the South Pacific Connect initiative.  The first cable, named Honomoana after the Polynesian word for “link” and “ocean,” will connect French Polynesia to the United States and Australia. Meanwhile, Tabua, named after a sacred Fijian whale’s tooth, will serve communities in...


German Air Force Exploring Use of Passive Radar Tech in Air Defense

Germany is testing a passive radar technology for possible deployment in air defense systems, according to Lt. Gen. Ingo Gerhartz, commander of the German Air Force. The experiment aims to determine if the capability can provide an early warning for upcoming threats, Gerhartz told Defense News. According to the publication, the service is testing Hensoldt’s...


Multiple European Organizations Launch Modular, Multirole Patrol Corvette Development Project

The Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation and Naviris have signed a contract to commence development of the European Patrol Corvette, the first phase of the Modular, Multirole Patrol Corvette program. The naval vessel development project, supported by the European Commission through the European Defence Fund, will develop and produce corvette fleets for militaries and police in the...


South Korea’s Hanwha Aerospace to Develop Actuation Systems for Vertical Aerospace’s VX4 Aircraft

South Korea’s Hanwha Aerospace has signed an agreement with Vertical Aerospace to deliver the electro-mechanical actuation systems for the latter’s VX4 electric aircraft. Finalized at the recently concluded Seoul International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition 2023, the expanded deal requires Hanwha to design, test, manufacture and supply the electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft’s tilt and...


Leonardo Seeking Key European Defense Industry Alliances, New CEO Says

The new CEO of Italian defense and electronics firm Leonardo, Roberto Cingolani, said the company is “working on some alliances that should create European hubs in fundamental defense sectors.” According to a Defense News report, the CEO’s strategy, which he unveiled in a speech before a defense committee in the Italian Parliament, calls for a...


DCSA Identifies Electronics, Software, C4 as Most Targeted US Technologies in New Report

Foreign entities continue to target U.S. government partners to access classified technologies.  According to the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency, electronics, software, and command, control, communication and computers are the top three most targeted Industrial Base Technologies in 2022. DCSA published the most recent version of its Targeting U.S. Technologies report, which provides information on...


Terran Orbital Secures ESA Contract to Develop Nanosatellite for Space Servicing Missions

Terran Orbital subsidiary Tyvak International has received a $4.7 million contract to develop a nanosatellite for the European Space Agency’s mission operations on the Space Rider uncrewed robotic laboratory. Under the deal, the company will partner with the Polytechnic University of Turin, the University of Padova and StellarProject to build the spacecraft, which will be...


DOD Publishes Final Rule Outlining Conditions for Naval Vessel Repair in Foreign Shipyards

The Department of Defense will allow the repair of naval vessels in shipyards outside the United States and Guam if the conditions under the amended Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement are met. DOD’s Defense Acquisition Regulations System published the DFARS amendment in the Federal Register on Wednesday. Current acquisition regulations restrict the construction and repair...


New AWS European Sovereign Cloud Offering to Address Strict EU Rules

Amazon Web Services announced on Wednesday that it will roll out an independent AWS European Sovereign Cloud to help companies and the public sector meet the European Union’s strict regulations. The new European offering, which will be located in Europe and operate out of the continent, will feature security, availability and performance similar to existing...

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