Boeing Wins Contract for Harpoon/SLAM-ER Missile Support for US Navy, 22 FMS...

December 18, 2017 @ 11:34 AM

Boeing is being awarded $10.3 million contract for the procurement of Harpoon/SLAM-ER missile system and Harpoon launch systems follow-on integrated logistics and engineering services support for the United States Navy and various foreign military sales (FMS) customers

Airbus Perlan Glider Reaches New Heights, Searching Evidence On Climate Change

August 3, 2017 @ 05:08 PM

The Airbus Perlan Mission II glider has attained its highest ever altitude, rising to 32,500 feet during test flights in southern Argentina. Now in its second season of testing near the Patagonian city of El Calafate, the Perlan 2 team is focusing to eclipse the current world gliding altitude record of...

Hackers Hit Organizations Worldwide Using US Security Agency Software Tool

May 13, 2017 @ 01:09 PM

Hackers using software tools developed by US National Security Agency have made cyber attacks Friday on many countries, disrupting global shipper FedEx, Britains health system and freezing computers at Russias Interior Ministry. Transmitted via email, the malicious software locked British hospitals out of their computer systems and demanded ransom before users...

Thailand Hardsells Martial Law to Tourists

October 16, 2014 @ 10:12 AM

The Thai Tourism Authority has come up with a new campaign, ‘Enjoy Thailand 24 Hours to encourage foreigners to visit the country, Bernama News Agency reported Today. Tourists can travel all over Thailand 24 hours with their safety ensured at all times, Thai Tourism Authority governor, Thawatchai Arunyik was quoted as...

Is F-35 Heading For Global Fighter Aircraft Domination?

September 25, 2014 @ 02:59 PM

The success of Lockheed Martins F-35 fighter in South Korea and its acceptance by several NATO partners could make it the worlds dominant warplane in the coming years. The fifth generation stealth warplane looks set to grab market share from rival 4

Rosoboronexport Seeks To Develop Ties With African Countries

September 17, 2014 @ 01:59 PM

Rosoboronexport, a subsidiary of the Rostec State Corporation, will present items of military equipment highly popular in armies, navies and air forces of African states at the Africa Aerospace and Defence 2014 exhibition in Pretoria, South Africa. "We come to this exhibition in the Republic of South Africa for the seventh time and consider it as the most important venue for the promotion of weapons and military equipment to the African continent, especially to sub-Saharan countries

US, UK Arms Companies To Benefit From NATO “Spearhead” Force.

September 6, 2014 @ 10:50 AM

Arms companies from the US and UK could benefit from a NATOs proposal to create a rapid response force. Britain pledged to commit 1,000 troops to the NATO “Spearhead” force

Brazil, Sweden Agree On Military Aeronautics Cooperation

September 3, 2014 @ 02:48 PM

Brazil and Sweden defense ministries signed a Technical Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation in the Field of Military Aeronautics Tuesday, according to a statement made by the Brazilian Ministry of Defense. The document signed by Chief of Joint Staff of the Armed Forces (EMCFA), General Jose Carlos De Nardi, and Deputy Minister of Defence of Sweden, Carl von der Esch seeks to strengthen cooperation between Brazil and Sweden

Developing Countries Fighter Aircraft Challenge Western Military Planes

June 25, 2014 @ 02:40 PM

The sky high cost of fighter aircraft acquisition is forcing developing countries to embark on their own programs in the process challenging the price and performance of American and European fighters. Turkey, South Korea, India, China and Pakistan claim to beat out western aircraft on cost

Chinese Military Spent 7 Years Hacking US Aerospace Industry, Cyber Firm Says

June 10, 2014 @ 02:59 PM

A group of hackers supposedly affiliated with the Chinese military has spent years infiltrating the American aerospace industry and US trading partners in the space industry, a US cybersecurity company CrowdStrike said Monday. Officials from CrowdStrike accused the Shanghai-based unit 61486 of the Peoples Liberation Army 12th bureau of attacking American and other western networks in cyber-assaults that date back at least as far as to 2007, according to reports

Chile’s Defense Procurement Could Be Hit By Copper Trade

March 25, 2014 @ 01:41 PM

A proposal to delink the copper trade from defense procurement in Chile may upset calculations of defense companies who consider the South American country a potential gold mine for contracts. The new legislation which aims at doing away with a law that requires the copper industry to fund military procurement has been criticized for lacking coherent vision

Leidos Wins R&D Contract To Combat Weapons Of Mass Destruction

March 7, 2014 @ 12:35 PM

Leidos has been awarded a prime contract by the U.S