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M&As this week: TransDigm Group, Court Square Capital Partners, Stellar Capital Partners 27 May 2016 TransDigm Group has agreed to purchase ILC Holdings from Behrman Capital for...

Jacobs Engineering to provide enterprise IT support services to US Army 27 May 2016 Jacobs Engineering has been contracted to provide enterprise IT support services to the US Army Programme Executive Office Missiles and Space (PEO...

Report: Asymmetric threats to bolster demand for ballistic protection systems 27 May 2016 Evolving threat scenarios worldwide are driving military forces to adopt sophisticated ballistic protection technologies for troops operating in high-threat environments, according to a report...

Deals this week: KEYW, Lockheed Martin, Navistar Defense 27 May 2016 KEYW Holding Corporation has secured a five-year, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract worth $460m from the US Cyber Command to help support cyber...

Milrem's TheMIS unmanned vehicle completes military tests in Estonia 27 May 2016 Estonian defence equipment firm Milrem's autonomous ground vehicle, TheMIS, has successfully completed the first set of military...

US Army selects Battelle to develop vaccines for biological and chemical threats 26 May 2016 The US Army Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense has chosen Battelle to develop vaccines and therapeutics for biological and chemical...

CITT rules in favour of Oshkosh Defense over MSVS SMP contract award decision 26 May 2016 Oshkosh Defense has won the legal conflict over a medium support vehicle system (MSVS) standard military pattern (SMP) contract award decision by the Canadian Department of National...

Amnesty calls for investigation over use of UK cluster bomb in Yemen 26 May 2016 Amnesty International has called for an immediate investigation into allegations that the Saudi Arabia-led coalition has used UK-manufactured cluster bombs in...

PZL-Swidnik presents W-3PL Gluszec helicopter at AIR FAIR 2016 in Poland 25 May 2016 PZL-Świdnik has presented its W-3PL Głuszec helicopter at the 10th edition of AIR FAIR, which took place this...

Northrop Grumman wins position on $7.2bn contract for ATSP4 contracting programme 25 May 2016 Northrop Grumman has secured a position on a $7.2bn engineering services contract to support Defense Microelectronics Activity's (DMEA) Advanced Technology Support Program IV...

Thales to deliver Catherine thermal imaging cameras for Indian Army 25 May 2016 Thales has secured a contract from Beltech to deliver Catherine thermal imaging cameras for the Indian Army's T90 battle...

US Army concludes network integration evaluation exercise 24 May 2016 The US Army has successfully concluded the 11th field evaluation exercise, network integration evaluation (NIE) 16.2, at Fort Bliss, Texas,...

Obama lifts arms ban on Vietnam 24 May 2016 US President Barack Obama has fully lifted the ban on the sale of lethal weapons to...

Rosoboronexport to deliver Mi-28NE and Ka-52 helicopters to undisclosed customer 24 May 2016 Russian arms exporter Rosoboronexport will deliver dual-control Mi-28NE helicopters and the Ka-52 attack helicopters to an undisclosed foreign customer this...

Canada deploys aircraft and additional trainers to support fight against ISIS 23 May 2016 The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) have deployed aircraft and additional trainers to support Iraqi security forces in the fight against...

Ceradyne wins $92.7m contract to supply body armour plates for US military 23 May 2016 3M subsidiary Ceradyne has secured a contract from the Defense Logistics Agency to supply body armour plates for the US Armed...

Polaris Defense launches turbo-charged military vehicle MRZR-D 23 May 2016 Polaris Defense has expanded the MRZR range of military off-road vehicles with MRZR-D, a new turbo-charged diesel...

US and allied soldiers start Exercise Hunter in Lithuania 20 May 2016 Military personnel from the US, Canada, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland have started Exercise Hunter, a joint military exercise, in Pabrade,...

Meggitt Training Systems to upgrade US Army's small-arms trainers 20 May 2016 Meggitt Training Systems has been selected to upgrade the US Army Program Executive Office for Simulation and Training's (PEO STRI) small-arms trainer...

Deals this week: BAE Systems, Boeing, ManTech International 20 May 2016 BAE Systems and Fujitsu have entered a collaboration to develop a cyber threat intelligence (CTI) sharing system, which allows the companies to exchange CTI information...

Thales to set up new cyber training and testing facility in Netherlands 20 May 2016 Thales has been contracted to build a cyber-security training and testing facility for Defence Cyber Command (DCC), a department of the Dutch Ministry of...