Category: UK MoD

TSA: $13.3M to GD to Integrate Airport Screening

TSA: $13.3M to GD to Integrate Airport Screening

 The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA) awarded General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems a $4.7 million contract for the first year of a multi-year award for Phase II of the Security...

Era will provide a Nationwide Wide Area Multilateration solution in the Republic of Tajikistan

Era will provide a Nationwide Wide Area Multilateration solution in the Republic of Tajikistan

Era a.s., a subsidiary of SRA International, Inc., today announced that Tajikaeronavigation, the Republic of Tajikistan’s air navigation service provider (ANSP), has selected Era to provide a nationwide wide area multilateration (WAM) solution in...

TSA: New Checked Baggage Screening Systems at Rochester International Airport

TSA: New Checked Baggage Screening Systems at Rochester International Airport

In-line baggage handling systems use state-of-the-art technology to screen baggage for explosives quickly while streamlining the ticketing and boarding process. This eliminates the need for passengers to walk checked baggage to a screening location...

DHS, vendors unveil open source intrusion detection engine

DHS, vendors unveil open source intrusion detection engine

The Open Information Security Foundation (OISF), a group funded by the U.S Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and several security vendors, this week released an open source engine built to detect and prevent network...

Virus Attacks Siemens Plant-Control Systems

Virus Attacks Siemens Plant-Control Systems

Computer hackers have designed a virus that targets industrial control systems built by German engineering giant Siemens AG, activating a kind of malicious software that analysts say represents a growing corporate-espionage threat. The virus,...

EADS is keen to make defense acquisitions in the U.S.

EADS is keen to make defense acquisitions in the U.S.

EADS is keen to make “reasonable” acquisitions in the field of defense security and services in the U.S. over the next few years, Chief Executive Louis Gallois said over the weekend. The U.S. has...

Smuggling Attempt Thwarted on Calif. Coast

A collaborative effort between the Border Patrol and the Oceanside Harbor, Calif., police department prevented a maritime smuggling attempt early Friday morning as 22 foreign nationals who illegally entered the country at sea were...

FAA Pressed To Allow Drone Flights in non Segregated Air Space

FAA Pressed To Allow Drone Flights in non Segregated Air Space

  Unmanned aircraft have proved their usefulness and reliability in the war zones of Afghanistan and Iraq. Now the pressure’s on to allow them in the skies over the United States. The Federal Aviation...

Border Patrol at 19,000 Feet Along Texas Border

Border Patrol at 19,000 Feet Along Texas Border

A Predator UAV climbed into the early morning Arizona sky June 1 and headed east to conduct the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s first surveillance flight along the U.S.-Mexican border in Texas. Cruising at...

3,000 Laptops Stolen From Mil Contractor

Thieves allegedly took an estimated 3,000 laptop computers from the Florida warehouse of a military contractor, police said. The thieves arrived by car at iGov Technologies in Tampa, a contractor for the top secret...

Turkish minister reveals purchase of 27 attack helicopters

Turkish minister reveals purchase of 27 attack helicopters

Today’s Zaman (Turkey) Defense Minister Vecdi Gönül has said that, in addition to an earlier decision to buy nine Italian AgustaWestland-made A129 attack helicopters, Turkey has also decided to lease nine A129s to meet...

White House To Streamline Arms Export License Process

White House To Streamline Arms Export License Process

U.S. President Barack Obama plans to send Congress legislation this year to create a single agency to issue arms export licenses, the chief of the National Security Council said June 30. The new agency...

New agency will house export rules

New agency will house export rules

National Security Adviser James Jones on Wednesday announced the creation of a new and independent agency that will merge all export licensing activities under a board of directors reporting to the president. The move,...

Pentagon: high-tech intelligence tools more than big guns and heavy armor

Pentagon: high-tech intelligence tools more than big guns and heavy armor

Boeing has agreed to acquire Argon ST for USD775 million in a deal value that exceeds previous estimates for the C4ISR specialist, reflecting strong rival bidding from Boeing’s peers. This acquisition reflect a shift...

Military Video Surveillance Systems Market $7.7bn in 2010

Military Video Surveillance Systems Market $7.7bn in 2010

Full-Motion Video for ISR’ reveals one of the new emerging technologies to come out of the growth in ground and airborne surveillance and in particular the increase in UAV deployment. Assessed is that worldwide...

In Europe, U.S. Allies Target Defense Budgets

In Europe, U.S. Allies Target Defense Budgets

European governments’ budget-slashing efforts are expected to cut deep into the Continent’s defense spending, widening the gulf between U.S. and European military capabilities. Governments in France, Germany, Spain and Italy, in rolling out recent...

Finmeccanica update: Board of directors designates senior managers of group companies

Finmeccanica SpA’s board of directors has approved the designation of the following senior managers at its subsidiaries: • Giuseppe Giordo, currently Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Alenia North America and Deputy General Manager...

SWIM SUIT prototype delivered

SWIM SUIT prototype delivered

SWIM-SUIT, which has a value of 12 million Euros, relied on a contribution of about 50% from the European Commission. The project, born within the 6 Framework programme of the European Union, represents one...

U.S. Signs 2nd-Stage U.S.-EU Aviation Agreement

Cynthia Stroum, the US Ambassador to Luxembourg and Susan Kurland, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs, along with representatives of the European Union (EU) and its 27 member...