Category: UK MoD

Thales caught in all too familiar French political trap

Thales caught in all too familiar French political trap

The EADS story is all too familiar. For years, the European aerospace and defence group has been hamstrung by its French and German political masters. But these days it seems that the French government...

Equatorial Guinea Maritime Security: 250 M$ potential value to L-3 Communications

Equatorial Guinea Maritime Security: 250 M$ potential value to L-3 Communications

L-3 Communications announced that its MPRI division has been awarded a $58 million firm-fixed-price task order with the government of Equatorial Guinea to establish a Maritime Security Enhancement Program (MSEP). This task order is the...

EUROSAM bids for Turkish Air Defence System

EUROSAM bids for Turkish Air Defence System

Turkey’s defence procurement office removed MBDA from a blacklist last month after an international legal dispute between the Ankara government and the French missile maker ended amicably. One immediate effect: Eurosam, whose shareholders include MBDA,...

Border Patrol Agents Intercept Migrants After Landing by Boat in Florida

Border Patrol Agents Intercept Migrants After Landing by Boat in Florida

On Feb. 22, at approximately 7:15 a.m., Border Patrol agents from the West Palm Beach Station responded to a call from the Martin County Sheriff’s Office which reported a landing of migrants in the...

EU ministers to explore common defence strategy

EU ministers to explore common defence strategy

EU defence ministers, meeting in Spain, will consider increased military ties authorised by the bloc’s Lisbon Treaty, but with EU diplomatic chief Catherine Ashton notable by her absence. The two-day meeting will not be...

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009: 3550 M$ assigned

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009: 3550 M$ assigned

DHS      GSA      CPB      TSA      ICE      USCG      FEMA 405        850       420     1000       20        240          615 The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) is an effort to jumpstart our economy, create or save millions...

Thales Stock Tumbles After Surprise 2009 Loss

Thales Stock Tumbles After Surprise 2009 Loss

Shares in Thales fell sharply Feb. 19 after the French systems company posted an unexpected 2009 net loss of 128 million euros ($173 million), halved its dividend and issued a gloomy outlook for orders....

100215 US DHS ST Directorate

100215 US DHS ST Directorate

Science and Technology Directorate The Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate is the primary research and development arm of the Department of Homeland Security. Mission The S&T Directorate’s mission is to improve homeland security by providing...

Navy Shifts Focus To Lower-end Threats

Navy Shifts Focus To Lower-end Threats

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead has signed off on the Navy’s “Vision for Confronting Irregular Challenges.” The Navy will buy ships and aircraft that provide “broadened” and “balanced” capabilities to deal with...