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GE Vernova to Supply Electric Propulsion Systems for Singaporean Vessels

ST Engineering Marine, a Singaporean shipbuilder, has awarded GE Vernova’s power conversion business a contract to deliver Ship’s Electric Grid electric propulsion systems for the Singapore Navy’s six new multirole combat vessels over the next 10 years. The MRCVs will replace the navy’s existing Victory-class missile corvettes, which have been operating since 1989. ST Engineering...


Australia Partners With Microsoft to Create Cyber Intelligence Sharing Platform

Australia has unveiled a collaborative effort between the Australian Signals Directorate and Microsoft to beef up the country’s cybersecurity. Under the partnership program, ASD connected its Cyber Threat Intelligence Sharing platform with Microsoft Sentinel, allowing the latter’s Australian users to immediately share cyberthreat information on the combined systems. According to ASD, the collaboration provides access...


US, Finland Sign MoU to Exchange Data, Best Practices on Cybersecurity

The United States and Finland have agreed to exchange cybersecurity information to strengthen both nations’ resilience against current and emerging threats.  On March 13, representatives from the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Finnish Ministry of Finance signed a cybersecurity cooperation memorandum of understanding.  “This partnership will help Treasury protect the financial sector from...


Charles Faulkner Joins QinetiQ US as Business Development VP for National, Global Security Solutions

QinetiQ US has appointed Charles Faulkner as vice president of business development for national and global security solutions. Faulkner, previously an account executive at ICF, where he played a role in expanding company operations in federal markets and providing clients with technology, governance and cybersecurity solutions, announced the appointment in a LinkedIn post. He brings...


Spire Global to Provide Data Support for EMSA’s Global Ship Tracking Mission

Spire Global has received two contracts from the European Maritime Safety Agency to provide satellite automatic identification system data services for ship tracking operations. Worth a total of $9.1 million, the agreements will run for four years and include the delivery of real-time and high-density backup SAT-AIS. According to John Lusk, general manager of maritime...


Boeing Secures $402M Deal to Sustain, Modernize Australia’s Fleet of Military Aircraft

The Australian government has awarded Boeing Defence Australia a $401.6 million contract for sustainment and modernization support of the country’s F/A-18F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler aircraft. The modification extends the two parties’ original agreement by another five years, guaranteeing support for the Royal Australian Air Force’s military aircraft through 2030. The extension is the...


UAE To Deliver, Operate Airlock Module for NASA’s Gateway Space Station

NASA will work with the United Arab Emirates’ Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre to develop an airlock module for the Gateway Space Station. The aerospace company will build, deploy and operate the Crew and Science Airlock module for the space station that will be launched to orbit the moon, according to an agreement announced on...


NATO Increases Military Budget to $2.2B to Better Address Security Challenges

NATO has announced a 12 percent increase in its 2024 military spending, setting a budget of $2.2 billion to support defense operations across the globe. NATO member states also agreed to allocate $480.1 million for the alliance’s civil budget next year, providing for an 18.2 percent hike to cover personnel, operating costs and program expenditures...


Jacobs Books Three-Year Contract to Support France’s Nuclear Power Reactor Development

Jacobs Solutions has received a contract to support a French startup project to develop an innovative nuclear power reactor. Under the three-year agreement, the U.S.-based company will deliver the necessary services to ensure that Naarea can safely advance its XAMR nuclear micro-generator technology. According to Jacobs, it will provide nuclear safety and engineering support for...

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