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Lockheed Martin Receives $212 Million Contract For PAC-3 Missile Support

Lockheed Martin Receives $212 Million Contract For PAC-3 Missile Support

Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] received a contract award recently totaling $212 million from the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command for Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) Maintenance & Surveillance services to U.S. and international PAC-3 customers from the Missile Support Center. Lockheed Martin is the prime contractor on the PAC-3 Missile Segment of the Patriot air defense system. These Maintenance and Surveillance services will begin immediately at Lockheed Martin facilities in the United States. The PAC-3 Missile...

17-07-2014 Defense Technology Magazine Breaking Industry News

TYPHOON Programme Spends More Than £650m With Uk Suppliers

TYPHOON Programme Spends More Than £650m With Uk Suppliers

More than £650m was spent with supply chain companies across the country last year by the team behind one of the world’s leading fighter aircraft Figures revealed by the Eurofighter Typhoon programme, which is flown by air forces across the globe including the RAF, show it spent £690m with supply chain companies during 2013. Its biggest spend came in the East Midlands where it spent £215m with electronic warfare experts, Selex, at its Luton site, and...

17-07-2014 Defense Technology Magazine Air Defense Industry News

BAE SYSTEMS Unveils Digital Striker II Helmet-Mounted Display System With Superior Tracking, Night …

BAE SYSTEMS Unveils Digital Striker II  Helmet-Mounted Display System With Superior Tracking, Night Vision Capabilities

BAE Systems today unveiled its Striker® II Helmet-Mounted Display (HMD), a fully digital solution that provides today’s combat pilot with exceptional night vision and target tracking technology, integrated within a visor-projected system. With decades of combat-proven experience, the new platform-agnostic Striker II HMD builds upon BAE Systems’ current Striker HMD, which has been successfully deployed on Eurofighter Typhoon and Gripen fleets. “As the industry transitions from analogue to digital display solutions, Striker II brings a superior, fully...

16-07-2014 Defense Technology Magazine Air Defense Industry News

Global Hawk Takes Part In NATO Exercise To Evaluate Joint Intelligence, Surveillance And Reconnaissa…

Global Hawk Takes Part In NATO Exercise To Evaluate Joint Intelligence, Surveillance And Reconnaissance Capability

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has participated in Unified Vision 2014 (UV14), NATO's largest trial of Joint Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (JISR) capability aimed at demonstrating and evaluating the Alliance's ability to coordinate and deploy crucial Allied ISR systems. During the 10-day trial, U.S. European Command, in close coordination with and in support of NATO flew the high altitude long endurance unmanned aerial system (UAS), Block 30 Global Hawk, in three successful full-day sorties from Ørland Main...

11-07-2014 Defense Technology Magazine Breaking Industry News

Defense Technology Magazine Moves Out Of Beta Testing - Deployed To Over 26 Global Data Centers

Defense Technology Magazine Moves Out Of Beta Testing - Deployed To Over 26 Global Data Centers

Defense Technology Magazine, a leading global digital intelligence provider, is excited to announce advancement from beta testing and deployment to over 26 worldwide data centers. Complimenting the brand capability DTM is utilizing next-generation computing technologies, coupled with enterprise-grade cloud infrastructure, to transmit information quicker, easier and further. David Bond, Program Director, Defense Technology Magazine commented, "The last 12 months have demonstrated that all around the world, there is a massive demand for intelligent defense industry information. We...

13-06-2014 Defense Technology Magazine Breaking Industry News

Northrop Grumman Delivers 150th Center Fuselage for F-35 Lightning II

Northrop Grumman Delivers 150th Center Fuselage for F-35 Lightning II

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has marked another significant production milestone for the F-35 Lightning II program by delivering its 150 th center fuselage to F-35 prime contractor Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT). The center fuselage is the core structure around which the aircraft is built. Designated AF-68, the center fuselage was delivered June 2. It is the 50 th such unit Northrop Grumman has delivered in the last 15 months. The company's first 100 center fuselages took...

12-06-2014 Defense Technology Magazine Air Defense Industry News

Successful Simultaneous Manned, Unmanned Helicopter Flight Tests Aboard the Littoral Combat Ship

Successful Simultaneous Manned, Unmanned Helicopter Flight Tests Aboard the Littoral Combat Ship

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) and the U.S. Navy successfully flew the unmanned MQ-8B Fire Scout simultaneously with the MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter for the first time. The capability demonstrates how a mix of aircraft can increase a ship commander's intelligence-gathering capabilities aboard the Littoral Combat Ship. The flight tests took place May 12, aboard the USS Freedom (LCS 1) off the coast of San Diego. Fire Scout complements the Sea Hawk because it can fly longer...

12-06-2014 Defense Technology Magazine Sea Defense

Northrop Grumman, Yamaha Motor, U.S.A., Collaborate On Unmanned Helicopter System

Northrop Grumman, Yamaha Motor, U.S.A., Collaborate On Unmanned Helicopter System

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) and Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., have agreed to work together to develop and market an innovative small, unmanned autonomous helicopter system. Called the Rotary Bat (R-Bat), the new system merges a proven airframe produced by Yamaha, with the latest autonomous control and intelligence-gathering technologies for use in urban environments for applications such as search and rescue, power line inspection and forest fire observation. "The R-Bat joins our existing Bat family of unmanned aircraft...

08-05-2014 Defense Technology Magazine Unmanned Systems

Thales Offers New Vision Of Targeting And Surveillance With SOPHIE Lite

Thales Offers New Vision Of Targeting And Surveillance With SOPHIE Lite

Thales UK today launched a new lightweight multifunction surveillance and target locator system, SOPHIE Lite. Weighing in at class-leading, fully-operational weight of only 1.6kg, SOPHIE Lite can be deployed in a variety of operational scenarios by both military and civil users. The new ultra-compact system has a fully-integrated suite of sensors, including an uncooled thermal imager, TV/Near Infra-Red (NIR) sensor, high-performance eyesafe laser rangefinder, digital compass and GPS. Operational roles for SOPHIE Lite include force protection...

10-09-2013 Defense Technology Magazine Land Defense

Next-Generation CAE GESI Command And Staff Training System Now In-Service At German Army Combat Simu…

Next-Generation CAE GESI Command And Staff Training System Now In-Service At German Army Combat Simulation Center

CAE have announced that Germany's Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) has accepted as ready-for-training the latest generation CAE GESI command and staff training system. The next-generation CAE GESI constructive simulation system is now being used at the German Army Combat Simulation Center located in Wildflecken. The CAE GESI constructive simulation software is a sophisticated synthetic environment that allows commanders to train command and control procedures under realistic conditions. The CAE...

12-08-2013 Defense Technology Magazine Training Education

Libya Security & Defence Summit 2013; Assessing issues facing the New Libya

Libya Security & Defence Summit 2013; Assessing issues facing the New Libya

IRN, global summit organiser and Oliver Kinross are proud to announce the 5th event in the Libya series in collaboration with the Libyan Government, ‘Libya Security & Defence Summit 2013’ which is set to take place 24-25 October in London, United Kingdom. Security in Libya has been a main concern for international investors as well as locals. Events such as prisoners escaping, appointment of new chief; the focus has been on security and defence matters. There...

10-08-2013 Defense Technology Magazine Events Conferences Exhibitions

Sectra’s new security solution for smartphones protects users against eavesdropping

Sectra’s new security solution for smartphones protects users against eavesdropping

The security authority in the Netherlands has approved Sectra (Link)’s new solution for secure communications with smartphones. The solution, which is known as Panthon (Link) 3, has been approved for secure calls and secure text messaging at the Restricted classification level for smartphone using the Android operating system. Using today’s technology, it is relatively easy to eavesdrop on telephone calls and messages, which entails a security threat for individuals, organizations and nations. This has been a...

08-08-2013 Defense Technology Magazine Mobile Wireless Technology News

North America Diminishing in Importance for the Global Fixed-wing Military Aircraft Market, Notes Fr…

North America Diminishing in Importance for the Global Fixed-wing Military Aircraft Market, Notes Frost & Sullivan

Budgetary pressures in North America and Europe are significantly affecting both new aircraft production numbers and delivery revenue on a global basis. Asia-Pacific and other regions provide some lift to the market, but it is small at this point. Frost & Sullivan's recent Aerospace and Defense (www.defense.frost.com) research finds that the global market for military fixed-wing aircraft earned revenues of $77.29 billion in 2012 and estimates this to decrease to $65.67 billion in 2017. North America...

04-08-2013 Defense Technology Magazine Breaking Industry News

Foreign Secretary William Hague Visits GCHQ And Underlines Critical Role It Plays In Protecting UK C…

Foreign Secretary William Hague Visits GCHQ And Underlines Critical Role It Plays In Protecting UK Citizens

Foreign Secretary William Hague paid a routine visit to GCHQ on Thursday 1 August in his capacity as Secretary of State responsible for the Intelligence and Security agency. During the visit he was briefed on cyber security and intelligence operations, and met some of GCHQ’s apprentices. He also addressed staff. During the visit he said "It’s easy to forget that a safe and secure Olympics didn’t happen last year by accident. Our intelligence, security and law...

04-08-2013 Defense Technology Magazine Breaking Industry News

Defence Partnership Tackles Cyber Security Risks

Defence Partnership Tackles Cyber Security Risks

The Defence Cyber Protection Partnership (DCPP) aims to meet the emerging threat to the UK defence supply chain by increasing awareness of cyber risks, sharing threat intelligence, and defining risk-driven approaches to applying cyber security standards. Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology, Philip Dunne, said "I’m absolutely delighted by the level of commitment shown by the participating companies in helping us to build our national resilience against cyber attack, and I look forward to more...

04-08-2013 Defense Technology Magazine Cyber Defense

Fixmo and BlackBerry Partner to Bring Sentinel Device Integrity and Tamper Detection Solution to Bla…

Fixmo, a leading provider of mobile security and risk management solutions, and BlackBerry® (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB) today announced plans to bring the Fixmo Sentinel device integrity verification and tamper detection solution to the BlackBerry® 10 platform. Fixmo Sentinel is used today throughout the U.S. Federal Government to meet the Security Technical Implementation Guidelines (STIGs) for mobile device deployments. Today’s announcement expands on a collaborative effort between Fixmo and BlackBerry that began in 2009. Developed under...

04-08-2013 Defense Technology Magazine Mobile Wireless Technology News

ManTech Announces Financial Results for Second Quarter of 2013

ManTech International Corporation, a leading provider of innovative technologies and solutions for mission-critical national security programs, have announced financial results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2013, which ended June 30, 2013. "Our cyber, intelligence and other critical technology businesses are thriving, and our control of indirect costs is driving competitiveness and profitability," said ManTech Chairman and Chief Executive Officer George J. Pedersen. "ManTech is managing the business well through this difficult current environment. Even...

03-08-2013 Defense Technology Magazine Company Results

Israel is Top Global Exporter of Unmanned Aerial Systems

Israel is Top Global Exporter of Unmanned Aerial Systems

UK top importer of UAS platforms from Israeli manufacturers, while strong trading relationships exist in India, Brazil and several small African countries. Israeli original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) have aggressively marketed these platforms, helping them become the top exporter of UAS platforms, globally. A recent market insight published by the global consulting and research firm Frost & Sullivan (www.defense.frost.com), on Israeli Unmanned Aerial Systems, finds that Israel's UAS export revenue totaled $4.62...

28-05-2013 Defense Technology Magazine Unmanned Systems

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Lockheed Martin Receives $212 Million Contract For PAC-3 Missile Support

Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] received a contract award recently totaling $212 million from the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command for Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) Maintenance & Surveillance services to U.S. and international PAC-3 customers from the Missile Support Center. Lockheed Martin is the prime contractor on the PAC-3 Missile Segment of the Patriot air defense system. These Maintenance and Surveillance services will begin immediately at Lockheed Martin facilities in the United States. The PAC-3 Missile...

17-07-2014 Defense Technology Magazine Breaking Industry News

Lockheed Martin Opens Space Technology Office In United Kingdom

Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] is opening a space technology office in Great Britain to explore partnership opportunities with UK businesses and universities to support the UK’s goal of maintaining and growing its national capabilities in space. Forming part of Lockheed Martin’s expanding business footprint in the UK, the office will be based at the UK Space Gateway in Harwell Oxford. For more than 50 years Lockheed Martin has led the way in the development of spacecraft...

17-07-2014 Defense Technology Magazine Space Defense News

TYPHOON Programme Spends More Than £650m With Uk Suppliers

More than £650m was spent with supply chain companies across the country last year by the team behind one of the world’s leading fighter aircraft Figures revealed by the Eurofighter Typhoon programme, which is flown by air forces across the globe including the RAF, show it spent £690m with supply chain companies during 2013. Its biggest spend came in the East Midlands where it spent £215m with electronic warfare experts, Selex, at its Luton site, and...

17-07-2014 Defense Technology Magazine Air Defense Industry News

Calian Wins Renewal of DND Training Contract

Calian Technologies Ltd. (TSX:CTY) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a renewal contract valued at $17.6M by the Department of National Defence (DND) for the provision of professional services for course design, course management, and course delivery of training to military personnel as well as administrative support to the Canadian Forces School of Aerospace Technology and Engineering (CFSATE) in Borden, Ontario. The renewal contract starts in August 2014 and will run at current...

17-07-2014 Defense Technology Magazine Training Education

ASL Aviation Group Signs Letter Of Intent To Procure Lockheed Martin LM-100J Freighters

ASL Aviation Group signed a Letter of Intent with Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] to order up to 10 LM-100J commercial freighters during a ceremony here today. The LM-100J is the civil-certified version of Lockheed Martin’s proven C-130J Super Hercules and is an updated version of the L-100 (or L-382) cargo aircraft. Safair — an ASL associated company based in South Africa — currently operates one of the world’s largest L-100 fleets. “We’ve long relied on our L-100s...

16-07-2014 Defense Technology Magazine Air Defense Industry News

BAE SYSTEMS Unveils Digital Striker II Helmet-Mounted Display System With Superior Tracking, Night …

BAE Systems today unveiled its Striker® II Helmet-Mounted Display (HMD), a fully digital solution that provides today’s combat pilot with exceptional night vision and target tracking technology, integrated within a visor-projected system. With decades of combat-proven experience, the new platform-agnostic Striker II HMD builds upon BAE Systems’ current Striker HMD, which has been successfully deployed on Eurofighter Typhoon and Gripen fleets. “As the industry transitions from analogue to digital display solutions, Striker II brings a superior, fully...

16-07-2014 Defense Technology Magazine Air Defense Industry News

Senate Intelligence Committee Approves Cybersecurity Bill

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Vice Chairman Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) announced committee approval of the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, a bill to improve the nation’s cybersecurity. The vote was 12-3. The legislation, authored by Feinstein and Chambliss, expands information shared about cybersecurity threats and defensive mechanisms between the government and companies and within the private sector in order to combat the rapid increase in attacks on computer systems that have resulted in the...

14-07-2014 Defense Technology Magazine Cyber Defense

Symantec Launches Initiative To Close Cybersecurity Workforce Gap

Symantec has announced the launch of a first-of-its-kind program, the Symantec Cyber Career Connection (SC3), to address the global workforce gap in cybersecurity and provide new career opportunities for young adults who may not be college-bound. The program was announced as a Commitment to Action at the Clinton Global Initiative America meeting by Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton and Symantec’s executive director of the program, Aled Miles. A pilot of the program will start in August in...

14-07-2014 Defense Technology Magazine Cyber Defense

DOD Plans To Deliver F-35’s 5th Gen Capability At 4th Gen Cost By 2019

The Department of Defense has announced an agreement aimed at reducing the price of an F-35 Lightning II 5th generation fighter to the equivalent of today’s 4th generation fighters by the end of the decade. Designated “The Blueprint for Affordability,” the DoD and F-35 industry partners – Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and BAE Systems signed an agreement to implement cost reduction initiatives to lower the production costs of F-35 aircraft. The agreement is built upon the...

14-07-2014 Defense Technology Magazine Air Defense Industry News

Northrop Grumman Names Mark A. Caylor, Stephen C. Movius To New Leadership Positions

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) announced today that it has named Mark A. Caylor, corporate vice president, president of Enterprise Services and chief strategy officer, and Stephen C. Movius, corporate vice president and treasurer. Caylor's position is effective immediately and he will continue to report to Wes Bush, chairman, chief executive officer and president. Movius' position is effective Aug. 1 and he continues to report to James F. Palmer, corporate vice president and chief financial officer (CFO). "Mark...

13-07-2014 Defense Technology Magazine Executive Appointments Movements

MUOS Satellite Enters Final Testing Preparing For January Launch

Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has successfully completed environmental testing of the U.S. Navy’s third Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite. It recently cleared thermal vacuum trials, which validate performance in simulated space conditions, and the satellite is now in final check out. “We are committed to quality, and our rigorous environmental testing regimen ensures this system is ready for the harsh environments of space,” said Iris Bombelyn, vice president of Narrowband Communications at Lockheed Martin. “It’s important...

13-07-2014 Defense Technology Magazine Satellite Communications

Aegis Combat System’s Newest Baseline Demonstrates Over The Horizon CapabilityIn Series Of 3 Tests

The Lockheed Martin and U.S. Navy team’s [NYSE: LMT] Baseline 9 Aegis Combat System recently completed multiple exercises including the longest-range engagement ever tested with a Standard Missile-6 (SM-6). This is the first major series of tests for the integrated air and missile defense (IAMD)-equipped USS John Paul Jones (DDG-53), and highlights the system’s accuracy in identifying and destroying threats from beyond the radar horizon. The first of three Naval Integrated Fire Control-Counter Air (NIFC-CA) exercises...

12-07-2014 Defense Technology Magazine Sea Defense

Global Hawk Takes Part In NATO Exercise To Evaluate Joint Intelligence, Surveillance And Reconnaissa…

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has participated in Unified Vision 2014 (UV14), NATO's largest trial of Joint Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (JISR) capability aimed at demonstrating and evaluating the Alliance's ability to coordinate and deploy crucial Allied ISR systems. During the 10-day trial, U.S. European Command, in close coordination with and in support of NATO flew the high altitude long endurance unmanned aerial system (UAS), Block 30 Global Hawk, in three successful full-day sorties from Ørland Main...

11-07-2014 Defense Technology Magazine Breaking Industry News

Target Missile Intercepted Over the Pacific Ocean During Missile Defense Exercise

The Missile Defense Agency, U.S. Air Force 30th Space Wing, the Joint Functional Component Command, Integrated Missile Defense, U.S. Northern Command and the U.S. Navy completed an integrated exercise of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) element of the nation’s Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS). During the test today, a long-range ground-based interceptor launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, intercepted an intermediate-range ballistic missile target launched from the U.S. Army’s Reagan Test Site on Kwajalein Atoll...

23-06-2014 Defense Technology Magazine Breaking Industry News

Northrop Grumman Directs Target Engagement In Successful Missile Defense Intercept Test

Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE: NOC) advanced battle management and launch control capabilities successfully performed in today's intercept test of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system. Northrop Grumman is a strategic partner of The Boeing Company for the GMD program that provides the nation's only defense against long-range ballistic missiles.  "Our systems serve a pivotal role in effectively delivering weapons on target," said Dan Verwiel, vice president of air and missile defense systems, Northrop Grumman Information Systems...

23-06-2014 Defense Technology Magazine Breaking Industry News

Boeing-led Missile Defense Team Achieves Intercept in Flight Test

In a complex test over the Pacific Ocean, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency and an industry team led by Boeing [NYSE: BA] intercepted and destroyed a target in flight using the Ground-Based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system. This was a successful test using an enhanced version of the Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle (EKV), a device attached to the intercept booster, that flew on its own, hit and destroyed the target. "Today's test demonstrated the system's performance under an expanded...

22-06-2014 Defense Technology Magazine Breaking Industry News

Defense Technology Magazine Moves Out Of Beta Testing - Deployed To Over 26 Global Data Centers

Defense Technology Magazine, a leading global digital intelligence provider, is excited to announce advancement from beta testing and deployment to over 26 worldwide data centers. Complimenting the brand capability DTM is utilizing next-generation computing technologies, coupled with enterprise-grade cloud infrastructure, to transmit information quicker, easier and further. David Bond, Program Director, Defense Technology Magazine commented, "The last 12 months have demonstrated that all around the world, there is a massive demand for intelligent defense industry information. We...

13-06-2014 Defense Technology Magazine Breaking Industry News

Wargames to Improve Understanding of Ballistic Missile Defense Complexity

The U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) have successfully completed multiple sessions of a missile defense wargame for the second annual Ronald Reagan Missile Defense Forum recently concluded at Fort Belvoir. Wargames are often used to demonstrate future ballistic missile defense system (BMDS) capabilities to the warfighting communities, allowing them to develop concepts of operations and tactics in advance of MDA's future capability delivery. Forum participants engaged in a wargame that used...

13-06-2014 Defense Technology Magazine Breaking Industry News

Global Hawk Again Recognized for Exemplary Sustainment Excellence

For the second year in a row, the U.S. Air Force awarded the prestigious Dr. James G. Roche Sustainment Excellence Award for superior performance in aircraft maintenance and logistics readiness to the U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk high altitude, long endurance unmanned aircraft program produced by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC). The Sustainment Excellence Award is named for Dr. James G. Roche, the 20th Secretary of the Air Force. He served in the Air Force's top...

13-06-2014 Defense Technology Magazine Unmanned Systems

Northrop Grumman Delivers 150th Center Fuselage for F-35 Lightning II

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has marked another significant production milestone for the F-35 Lightning II program by delivering its 150 th center fuselage to F-35 prime contractor Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT). The center fuselage is the core structure around which the aircraft is built. Designated AF-68, the center fuselage was delivered June 2. It is the 50 th such unit Northrop Grumman has delivered in the last 15 months. The company's first 100 center fuselages took...

12-06-2014 Defense Technology Magazine Air Defense Industry News