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US Collaborates With Italy in Fight Against Foreign State Disinformation

The United States has bared plans to boost its cooperation with Italy to neutralize foreign state disinformation and propaganda. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Italian Vice President of the Council of Ministers Antonio Tajani formalized the agreement by signing a memorandum of understanding on the sidelines of the G7 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Capri,...

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Rheinmetall Signs Agreement to Build Ammunition Factory in Lithuania

Rheinmetall intends to build a 155 mm ammunition factory in Lithuania to support the country’s security partnership with Germany. On Tuesday, Maximilian Froch, coordinator for strategic program management at Rheinmetall, signed a memorandum of understanding with Lithuanian Minister of Economy and Innovations Ausrine Armonaite and Minister of National Defense Laurynas Kasciunas to begin the processes...

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Northrop Grumman Taps L3Harris Support on Triton Uncrewed Aircraft for Australian Air Force

Northrop Grumman Australia said L3Harris will collaborate in its project to supply the MQ-4C Triton multi-intelligence uncrewed aircraft to the Royal Australian Air Force. Northrop Grumman will provide four Tritons to the RAAF, with the Australian government awarding the company a contract for another unit in September. Under an interim sustainment support contract, L3Harris will...

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US, Allies Publish Joint Guidance on AI System Cybersecurity

Agencies in the United States, New Zealand, Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom have issued joint cybersecurity guidance to protect artificial intelligence systems from cyberthreats. The document describes how cyber actors often combine AI and traditional IT infiltration techniques to enable complex cyberattacks that surpass layers of defenses and provides best practices based on the...

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US Grants Samsung $6.4B to Manufacture Semiconductors in Central Texas

The United States government is awarding up to $6.4 billion in direct funding to Samsung. On Monday, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo visited the company’s new semiconductor manufacturing facility in Taylor, Texas, where she announced the investment. “We’re saying for the first time ever, Samsung can conduct in the United States of America core...

Iraq Secures US Approval for Proposed $140M Aircraft Contractor Logistics Support
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Iraq Secures US Approval for Proposed $140M Aircraft Contractor Logistics Support

The United States has approved the Iraqi government’s request for aircraft contractor logistics support worth $140 million. Under the proposed foreign military sale, Baghdad will receive aircraft sustainment services for its C-172 and AC/RC-208 fleet. The requirements include technical and proficiency training for Iraqi maintainers and aircrews, spare and repair components, engineering and technical services,...

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11 Companies Face US Export Restrictions for Supporting Adversarial Activities; Matthew Axelrod Quoted

The Bureau of Industry and Security has imposed export restrictions on 11 entities in China, Russia and the United Arab Emirates for acquiring U.S. products to support Chinese military modernization efforts and produce Shahed-series unmanned aerial vehicles. The organizations were added to the Department of Commerce’s Entity List, including Linkzol Technology, Xi’an Like Innovative Information...

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US Treasury Seeks to Enhance Foreign Investment Committee’s Compliance, Enforcement Powers

The Department of the Treasury has proposed boosting the authorities of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, which reviews foreign investment in U.S. businesses for national security concerns. In a proposed rulemaking notice released on Thursday, the department said the changes would help CFIUS accomplish its national security mission while supporting the...

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Saudi Arabia Looks to Improve Surveillance Capability With $101M Proposed FMS

The United States has cleared a potential $101.1 million sale of multifunctional information distribution systems to Saudi Arabia. The Department of State approved Wednesday Riyadh’s latest request to purchase 50 MIDS-low volume terminal Block Upgrade 2 terminals and 100 MIDS-LVT BU2 retrofit kits. According to the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, the new order will be...

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US, Japan Universities to Advance Development of Responsible AI

The United States and Japan have announced a research partnership agreement to advance artificial intelligence capabilities. Top officials from the two countries sealed the AI teaming plan with a signing ceremony at the U.S. Department of Commerce Research Library in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday. According to Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo, the latest collaborative effort reflects...

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