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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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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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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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Germany Places Order for Rheinmetall Practice Rockets

The German Armed Forces has ordered unguided 70 mm practice rockets from Rheinmetall under a potential $109.42 million framework contract. An initial order worth a mid-double-digit million euro was placed in the second quarter, with deliveries expected to be completed in the coming months and serial production to commence between 2025 and 2029. The practice...

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Nikon Sees Growing Demand for Its Metal 3D Printing, Legacy Chipmaking Capabilities

Nikon, witnessing a surge in its businesses, is looking to market its metal 3D printers to the U.S. defense and aerospace market. In an interview with Bloomberg TV on Wednesday, Muneaki Tokunari, president and chief financial officer at Nikon, said the Japanese optics and imaging firm is “betting on many things,” one of which is...

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Slovakia Air Force Base Gets New Aircraft Arresting System for F-16s

The U.S. Air Force 435th Air Ground Operations Wing worked with the Slovak Air Force to install a new Barrier Arresting Kit-12 system at the Malacky Air Base for the fleet of F-16 Fighting Falcons operated by U.S. Air Forces in Europe–Air Forces Africa. Martin Vojtasovic, the Slovakian state defense secretary, said the strategic introduction of...

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US, Saudi Arabia Sign Deal to Deepen Partnership in Space Exploration

The United States and Saudi Arabia have agreed to deepen their collaboration in space exploration and civil aeronautics, with the two sides finalizing a framework agreement to facilitate and strengthen a mutually beneficial partnership, NASA announced Tuesday. The bilateral pact underscores the significance of the Artemis Accords, which supports the transparent, safe and responsible exploration...

New AI Cooperation Agreement Aims to Boost US-Singapore Defense Alliance
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New AI Cooperation Agreement Aims to Boost US-Singapore Defense Alliance

The U.S. Department of Defense and the Singapore Ministry of Defence have established a framework for technical collaboration on data analytics and artificial intelligence under a newly released statement of intent.  The SOI — signed on Monday by Radha Iyengar Plumb, DOD’s chief digital and AI officer, and Brig. Gen. Yew Chee Leung, Singapore Ministry...

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