Category: UK MoD

DRS: 10 M$ for 71 MSTAR Man Portable Radars

DRS Sustainment Systems will deliver the Marine Corps 71 man portable surveillance target and acquisition radars (MSTAR), under a $9.7 million awarded by the U.S. Navy. The MSTAR is a component of the Ground-Based...

US Cyber Command Is Operational

U.S. Cyber Command, a subordinate unit of U.S. Strategic Command, is in its initial operating capability. The command is expected to be fully operational by October, according to Air Force Lt. Col. Rene White. Army Gen....

Obama names John Pistole Transportation Security Acency (TSA) chief

US President Barack Obama nominated FBI counter-terrorism expert John Pistole to head the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), which oversees airport security measures. Pistole represents Obama’s third attempt to fill the crucial post, after two...

Experts group presents report on new Strategic Concept for NATO (doc to download)

Experts group presents report on new Strategic Concept for NATO (doc to download)

On 17 May, the Group of Experts appointed by Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen to lay the groundwork for a New Strategic Concept for NATO presented its analysis and recommendations to the North Atlantic Council...

$1 Million for New Checked Baggage Screening System at Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport

$1 Million for New Checked Baggage Screening System at Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced an award of approximately $1 million to Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport (AZO) for the construction of a new in-line baggage handling system designed to enhance TSA’s efforts...

$20.3 Million for New Checked Baggage Screening System at General Mitchell International Airport

$20.3 Million for New Checked Baggage Screening System at General Mitchell International Airport

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced an award of approximately $20.3 million to General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) for the construction of a new in-line baggage handling system designed to enhance TSA’s efforts...

TSA’s job is to scan only for explosives, not weapons

TSA’s job is to scan only for explosives, not weapons

Guns found in US professor’s luggage by Egypt customs  Police in Egypt have arrested an Egyptian-American academic discovered to have several weapons in his luggage as he arrived on a flight from the New...

Anti-piracy efforts treat symptom, not disease

Navies can intercept Somali pirate skiffs and foil hijackings but fighting waves of attacks at sea will not solve the problem, which is rooted in instability on land in Somalia, naval leaders say. Anti-piracy...

New UK National Security Council Established

The inaugural meeting of a National Security Council, which will discuss the situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan, will be chaired by Prime Minister David Cameron today, Wednesday 12 May 2010.The National Security Council (NSC)...

AgustaWestland Will Bid on New Marine One

AgustaWestland (AW) told that the company is still in the hunt for the U.S. VXX Presidential helicopter replacement program, commonly known as Marine One. Pier Francesco Guarguaglini, the chairman and CEO of AW parent...

Terrorism cell used to fund Islamic network dismantled

Five people were arrested in Italy, Britain and France as part of an investigation into the funding of a network of Islamic terrorism. This was announced in The Hague, Eurojust, the European body for...

SELEX Galileo shows latest UAS and soldier technology to Jordan’s Armed Forces at SOFEX 2010

  SELEX Galileo, a Finmeccanica Company, is building on established partnerships with Jordanian industry at the Special Operations Forces Exhibition (SOFEX) 2010, and is demonstrating how the Company can support the growth of capabilities...

Little Progress Made On Afghan Surveillance Effort

Nine months after the Army’s U.S. Central Command formally declared that there was an “urgent need” for sophisticated electronic surveillance systems to be installed throughout Afghanistan to protect U.S. forward operating bases, little has...

DRS Defense Technical Services: 100 M$ for U.S. Customs and Border Protection License Plate Readers.

DRS Technical Services Inc., a DRS Defense Solutions company, announced today that its Maritime & Security Solutions business unit was awarded a fixed price, indefinite- delivery indefinite-quantity contract worth up to $100 million to...

Russian marines free tanker, capture pirates

Russian marines free tanker, capture pirates

Russian marines stormed a hijacked Russian oil tanker in the Gulf of Aden in a daring early morning raid, killing one of the Somali pirates aboard and capturing another 10. The oil tanker’s crew...

Naval Surface Warfare Center: 37 M$ to SAIC

Naval Surface Warfare Center: 37 M$ to SAIC

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) today announced it has been awarded a task order by the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) – Crane Division to provide technical and training support to the U.S. Navy Surface...

Airport scanners still in storage

Airport scanners still in storage

President Barack Obama’s 2009 stimulus plan included $25 million for airport screening machines capable of detecting explosives like those carried by the Christmas Day bomber. But more than a year after passage of the...

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND CRISIS MANAGEMENT: THE FIVE LESSONS

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND CRISIS MANAGEMENT: THE FIVE LESSONS

“Emergency Preparedness and Crisis Management” is part of a series of Workshops titled “Share Best Practices across the Atlantic” organized by SELEX SI. The 3rd Workshop guest speaker, the Hon Michael Chertoff, former Secretary...

NATO Contract to SELEX Sistemi Integrati

NATO Contract to SELEX Sistemi Integrati

SELEX Sistemi Integrati has received a Contract of 15 M€ for the integration of about 230 Sensors on new implemented Air Command and Control (ACCS) Sites, hosted by eleven NATO Nations: Netherlands, Spain, Turkey,...