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European Commission Okays Northrop Grumman Acquisition Of Orbital ATK

The European Commission has approved Northrop Grumman’s [NOC] pending $7.8 billion acquisition of Orbital ATK [OA], moving the deal one step closer to completion.Northrop Grumman said it is still awaiting the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to complete its review of the deal, which was announced last September. The company expects the acquisition to close in the first half…

Latvian Ministry Of Defence Purchases New Spike Missiles For $134.3 Million

The Latvian Ministry of Defence (MoD) purchased a new delivery of Spike anti-tank missiles on Feb. 12 for $134.3 million.EuroSpike GmbH will produce a variety of the fourth and fifth generation electro-optical Spike missile systems for the Latvia MoD, designed to improve its military’s high-precision and high-lethality capabilities.Spike missile systems are developed by Israeli defense company Rafael…

White House Blames Russian Military For NotPetya Global Cyber Attack

After months of conducting its due diligence, the U.S. government on Feb. 15 attributed Russia’s military with a cyber-attack last summer that masqueraded as ransomware but in reality was meant to wipe clean infected computers worldwide and ended up costing companies and organizations billions of dollars in damage.The White House press office issued a statement…