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NATO Briefs Industry On Over $817 Million In Air And Missile Defense Opportunities

The NATO Communications and Information (NCI) Agency on Nov. 13 briefed North American and European industry on over $817 million in upcoming air and missile defense program business opportunities in 2018 and later, the alliance said.The NCI Agency said that projected requirements for the next decade could further “significantly increase” that initial estimate.These opportunities are…

Saab, Raytheon Team To Improve Army Shoulder-Fired Weapons

In addition to an urgent-need procurement of more than 1,000 recoilless rifles, the Army has tasked industry with developing new ammunition for the weapons.The Army’s project manager for crew served weapons is overseeing the purchase of 1,111 M3E1 Carl Gustaf recoilless rifles made by Swedish firm Saab. The $40 million procurement is being made under an urgent…

General Atomics Acquires U.S.-Based Operation Of Surrey Satellite Technology

General Atomics (GA) on Nov. 13 said it has acquired the majority of assets of the Colorado-based operation of Britain’s Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. (SSTL) to support the growth plans of its Electromagnetic Systems Group (EMS) in the development and delivery of small satellite and advanced payload systems.Terms of the deal were not disclosed. SSTL is…

State Department Approves $170 Million AMRAAM Deal With Norway

The State Department has approved a possible $170 million deal with Norway for the sale of 60 advanced medium-range air-to-air missiles (AMRAAMs). The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress on Nov. 14 of the foreign military sale (FMS), which includes Raytheon’s [RTN] AIM-120 C-7 missiles, as well as 4 AMRAAM guidance section spares.“The proposed sale…

Singapore Commissions Two Littoral Mission Vessels

The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) commissioned two Independence-class Littoral Mission Vessels (LMVs) at Changi Naval Base on Nov. 14.The LMVs were developed by the RSN, the Defence Science and Technology Agency, and Singapore’s ST Engineering. The Singapore Defense Ministry said the commissioning of the RSS Sovereignty and RSS Unity is a “significant milestone” in the Navy’s transformation to strengthen capabilities.These…

U.S. Three-Carrier Group Conducted Training With Japan And South Korea Navies

The U.S. Navy held two separate international training exercises with Japan and South Korea on Nov. 12 while conducting rare coordinated operations with three U.S. carrier strike groups in the Western Pacific.The week of Nov. 5, the U.S. Navy announced the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76), USS Nimitz (CVN-68) and USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) were conducting coordinated operations to demonstrate its ability…

Kaspersky Products On Systems Of 15 Percent Of Federal Civilian Agencies, DHS Official Says

Preliminary findings of a mandatory review of federal computer networks for the presence of a Russian-made anti-virus software that may actually pose an information security risk show that the products are on computer systems of about 15 percent of civilian agencies, a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) official disclosed on Nov. 14.So far, 94 percent…