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US Air Force pivots service-level wargaming focus to the Arctic
by Pat Host 28 Jul 2021
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The US Air Force (USAF) is turning its Title 10 wargaming focus to the Arctic to better understand how great power competition against countries such as China and Russia...
Japan rejects foreign plans for next-generation fighter
by Kosuke Takahashi 10 Jun 2020
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The Japanese Ministry of Defense's (MoD's) Acquisition, Technology & Logistics Agency (ATLA) has confirmed to Jane’s that it plans to pursue a Japan-led development...
Avon Rubber to buy helmet maker Team Wendy
by Marc Selinger 24 Sep 2020
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UK-based Avon Rubber has agreed to acquire US firm Team Wendy, which makes military and first-responder helmets, the two companies announced on 9 September.
Draken buys Cobham aviation services business
by Marc Selinger 05 Oct 2020
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US-based aviation training provider Draken International has acquired Cobham Group’s Aviation Services UK business, according to Cobham.
BAE reports progress on absorbing ex-Raytheon businesses
by Marc Selinger 12 Nov 2020
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The integration of two former Raytheon Technologies businesses into BAE Systems’ Electronic Systems sector is “progressing well”, according to the UK-based defence...
Serco to buy consulting firm WBB
by Marc Selinger 17 Feb 2021
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UK-based government services provider Serco Group has agreed to purchase American consulting business Whitney, Bradley & Brown (WBB) for USD295 million to expand its...
JTACs go to sea to bring more firepower to the Gulf
by Jeremy Binnie 18 Aug 2020
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The US military is training joint terminal attack controllers (JTACs) who usually operate on land to direct air support from ships and aircraft, US Central Command...
RN evaluates AI decision aids as part of ‘ASD/FS-21'
by Richard Scott 01 Jun 2021
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Novel artificial intelligence (AI)-based tactical decision aids developed by Roke and CGI Defence in conjunction with the UK Defence Science and Research Laboratory...
Jacobs to buy PA Consulting
by Marc Selinger 02 Dec 2020
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US engineering firm Jacobs has agreed to acquire a majority stake in UK-based PA Consulting for GBP1.4 billion (USD1.8 billion), the two companies announced on 30...
GAO examines US Army and Marine Corps tactical vehicle accident causes
by Ashley Roque 16 Jul 2021
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“Serious accidents” involving the US Army and Marine Corps (USMC) tactical vehicles are not on a steady rise but service leaders need to take several steps to mitigate...
USMC details fielding plans for Amphibious Combat Vehicle
by Ashley Roque 29 Jun 2021
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The US Marine Corps (USMC) intends to continue purchasing two Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) variants next year and has detailed plans to field two additional variants...
KBR to buy intel and space firm Centauri
by Marc Selinger 20 Aug 2020
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KBR has agreed to acquire fellow US engineering company Centauri for about USD800 million in cash, expanding its presence in such fast-growing areas as intelligence and...
Lockheed Martin names new Sikorsky head
by Marc Selinger 19 Nov 2020
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Lockheed Martin has promoted longtime executive Paul Lemmo to president of its Sikorsky helicopter company, replacing Dan Schultz, who is retiring, the US defence...
First full-rate production order for BQM-177A target
by Richard Scott 30 Sep 2020
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Kratos has received a first full-rate production (FRP) contract for the US Navy's (USN’s) new BQM-177A Subsonic Aerial Target.
Mercury Systems ‘well-positioned' for acquisitions
by Marc Selinger 09 Nov 2020
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Mercury Systems is “well-positioned” to take advantage of an improving market for acquisitions, according to the top executive of the US-based defence electronics...
Boeing Defense, General Dynamics post Q1 gains
by Marc Selinger 29 Apr 2021
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Revenue at Boeing’s Defense, Space & Security (BDS) business jumped 19% to USD7.2 billion in the first quarter of 2021 driven by US Air Force orders for KC-46A tanker...
Cubic Corp to become private business
by Marc Selinger 09 Feb 2021
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American private equity firms Veritas Capital and Evergreen Coast Capital have agreed to acquire US-based Cubic Corporation in a USD2.8 billion deal that will convert...
Lockheed Martin to buy Aerojet Rocketdyne for USD4.4 billion
by Marc Selinger 22 Dec 2020
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Lockheed Martin has agreed to acquire rocket engine maker Aerojet Rocketdyne for USD4.4 billion, as the world’s largest defence contractor indicated it expects its work...
Syrian Kurds withdraw from Manbij
by Jeremy Binnie 10 Jun 2020
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