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DDI for Fri. May 4, 2018, Vol. 20, Issue 18

State Department Approves $911 Million AH-1Z Helicopter Deal With Bahrain

The State Department has approved a possible $911 million deal with Bahrain for 12 AH-1Z attack helicopters.The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress of the potential foreign military sale (FMS) on April 27.Bahrain has requested the AH-1Z helicopters come equipped with 26 T-700 GE 401C engines, 14 AGM-114 Hellfire Missiles and 56 Advance Precision Kill…

Britain's Royal Navy Uses Saab Open Systems In Latest Information Warfare Exercise

Britain’s Royal Navy implemented two of Saab’s combat management systems in its latest information warfare exercise as the country’s Ministry of Defense looks employ a greater use of open architecture on its ships.Saab’s 9LV Combat Management System (CMS) and TactiCall Integrated Communication System (ICS) were used in the Royal Navy’s second Information Warrior ‘18 event…

NATO Completes World’s Largest Cyber Exercise Testing Critical Infrastructure

NATO completed the world’s largest cyber exercise on April 27, with officials building in more complex tests to assess member nations’ ability to defend and share information on threats directed at critical infrastructure.The Locked Shield exercise in Estonia, organized by NATO’s Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCD COE), featured 22 member nation teams and…