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Pratt & Whitney Canada Woos Military Customers With New Engine Overhaul Solutions

Pratt & Whitney Canada, an RTX business, has launched new add-ons to its P&WCSMART engine overhaul program, specifically for military users of Bell 212 and Bell 412 helicopters with mature PT6T-3 or PT6T-6 Twinpac engines.  According to Irene Makris, Pratt & Whitney Canada vice president of customer service, the new additions to the P&WCSMART portfolio...

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Textron Systems To Test F-35 Block IV Capabilities Under $50M Lockheed Martin Deal

Textron Systems has secured a $50 million purchase order from Lockheed Martin to test the F-35 Lightning II aircraft capabilities using its Advanced Architecture Phase Amplitude and Time Simulator system. Under the award, the company will support the modernization of existing Norway-Italy Reprogramming Lab equipment. By deploying the A2PATS system, Textron will provide an enhanced...

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AUKUS Could Involve More Countries in Efforts to Integrate Emerging Technologies Into Military

Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States are mulling the possibility of welcoming the contributions of other countries in Pillar 2 of their AUKUS security partnership. AUKUS has two lines of effort: Pillar 1 is focused on aiding Australia to acquire nuclear-powered submarines while Pillar 2 will explore the integration of emerging technologies in military...

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Elbit to Equip Canada’s New Refueling Planes With Missile Shield

Airbus Defense and Space has awarded Elbit Systems a five-year contract for the installation of Direct Infrared Counter Measures and Infrared Missile Warning Systems on Canada’s Airbus A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport refueling aircraft. Elbit did not disclose the value of the contract it announced Monday but noted that the missile protection systems have been...

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Babcock International, Hanwha Aerospace Team Up to Develop New Offerings for Government Customers

Babcock International and South Korean company Hanwha Aerospace have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on new products and services for land, air and sea domains, with an initial focus on conventional submarines.  The MOU was signed during South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol’s recent visit to the United Kingdom.  Under the agreement, Hanwha...

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Accenture Seals Deal for Acquisition of New Zealand’s Solnet

Global professional services company Accenture has completed its acquisition of Solnet, a New Zealand IT services provider. The Accenture press release on the latest acquisition did not disclose the terms of the acquisition but noted that it adds over 100 cloud technology professionals to Accenture New Zealand, which maintains offices in Auckland and Wellington. Solnet,...

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Idemia Showcases Biometric System at Redstone Arsenal

Redstone Arsenal hosted a recent demonstration of Idemia National Security Solutions’ new biometric access control technology, ID2Access, for the U.S. Army and the Department of Defense. The pilot project, awarded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Engineer Research and Development Center, includes testing remote enrollment capabilities. This allows the facility to verify visitors’ identities...

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HII Pegasus to Support Five Eyes Mission Partner Environment Capabilities

HII will be providing a crucial tool for the Five Eyes intelligence alliance through new work awarded under the Analytical and Technical Services contract, according to Grant Hagen, president of the Cyber, Electronic Warfare and Space business under HII’s Mission Technologies division. The three-year task order, named Pegasus, aims to enhance information-sharing within the alliance,...

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Bipartisan Bill Seeks to Drive AI Advancement Among Five Eyes Allies

Reps. Mike Gallagher, R-Wis., and Ro Khanna, D-Calif., have filed the Five AIs Act directing the Secretary of Defense to form a working group for the development of artificial intelligence within the Five Eyes intelligence alliance.  According to a press release from Gallagher’s office issued on Tuesday, the proposed legislation will enable the United States,...

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Canada To Establish Regional Office of NATO Tech Accelerator Program in Halifax

Bill Blair, minister of Canada’s Department of National Defence, has announced an initial investment of about $19 million to open the North American regional office for the NATO Defence Innovation Accelerator for the North Atlantic in Halifax. The upcoming facility will open in 2024. Blair made the announcement during his keynote address at the 15th...

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