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Deals this week: Leidos, Northrop Grumman, Carestream Health 23 September 2016 The General Services Administration has awarded a contract worth $777m to Leidos in support of the Army Geospatial Center's (AGC) High-Resolution, 3-D (HR3D) Geospatial Information...

UK Dstl demonstrates wearable sensor technology capabilities 23 September 2016 The UK's Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) has successfully demonstrated the automatic threat detection capabilities of its wearable sensor technology, dismounted close...

Report: Taiwan continues to be an attractive destination for US defence exports 23 September 2016 Taiwan receives 98% of its defence equipment imports from the US, reveals a report by Strategic Defence Intelligence...

Saab conducts live-fire demonstration of Carl-Gustaf M4 weapon system 23 September 2016 Saab has successfully completed a live-firing demonstration of its new Carl-Gustaf M4 weapon system, during the British Army’s Close Combat Symposium at West Lavington,...

US Army conducts flight test of PAC-3 hit-to-kill interceptor 22 September 2016 Lockheed Martin's Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) missiles have successfully intercepted incoming targets during a US Army flight test at White Sands Missile Range, New...

UK to continue provide training support for Egyptian Armed Forces 22 September 2016 UK Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has said that British troops will continue to train the Egyptian Armed Forces (EAF) in counter-improvised explosive device (C-IED) and close...

US Senate votes in favour of $1.15bn arms sale to Saudi Arabia 22 September 2016 The US Senate voted in favour of a $1.15bn military arms sale to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, amid criticism raised over the Middle Eastern country's role in the Yemen...

New report on UK operations in Syria and Iraq calls for better strategy to fight ISIS 21 September 2016 A new Defence Committee report on UK military operations in Syria and Iraq has highlighted the need for a better strategy and transparency in the fight against...

Airbus launches new TACIP communications technology in UK 21 September 2016 Airbus Defence and Space has launched the next-generation version of its deployable communications technology in the...

DARPA seeks to develop new software-configurable camera sensors 20 September 2016 The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is set to develop a new camera sensor that can adapt the way it captures images based on its...

Egypt requests $70m sale of Sentinel AN/MPQ-64F1 radars from US 20 September 2016 The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of $70m potential sale of Sentinel AN/MPQ-64F1 radars to...

BAE to supply 32 upgraded M109A5+ self-propelled howitzers to Brazilian Army 20 September 2016 BAE Systems has received a contract to supply upgraded M109A5+ self-propelled howitzers to the Brazilian...

MBDA to produce new laser demonstrator for UK Armed Forces 19 September 2016 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) is finalising a £30m deal with MBDA UK for the production of a new laser...

Explosion in Manhattan, New York injures 29 people 19 September 2016 An explosion that occurred on Saturday in Manhattan, New York, US, has injured nearly 29 people, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has...

Leidos to support US Army's operations to counter narcoterrorism 19 September 2016 The US Army Space and Missile Defense Command has awarded a contract to Leidos to provide technical solutions for countering...

Spanish Army takes delivery of two NH90 helicopters from Airbus 16 September 2016 The Spanish Army has taken delivery of two Airbus NH90 tactical transport helicopters, as part of a deal to acquire 22 NH90s in...

DARPA seeks technologies for protection against low-flying UAS in cities 16 September 2016 The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is seeking research proposals on novel technologies that provide protection against low-flying unmanned aerial systems (UAS) in...

UK-led Venerable Gauntlet exercise commences in Sennelager, Germany 16 September 2016 Military personnel from the UK, Denmark, Germany, Spain and other Nato allies have commenced the Venerable Gauntlet exercise in Sennelager, Germany, according to the UK Ministry of Defence...

Deals this week: Visionary Products, BAE Systems, General Atomics 16 September 2016 The US Army has awarded a $165.15m-worth contract to Visionary Products Inc. for radiological detection...

Airbus and Hughes partner to serve tactical military communications requirements 15 September 2016 Global broadband satellite solutions provider Hughes Network Systems and Airbus Defence and Space have agreed to extend their partnership to serve tactical military communications...

UK Government funds landmine clearance work in Falkland Islands 15 September 2016 The UK Government has committed £20m for a new phase of clearing thousands of landmines from the Falkland...


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