Francisco Partners to acquire Forcepoint from Raytheon Technologies

Forcepoint and Francisco Partners, announced recently that Francisco Partners has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Forcepoint from Raytheon Technologies. “We have followed Forcepoint for years and have a deep appreciation for its outstanding portfolio of innovative security products,” said Brian Decker, Partner at Francisco Partners. “Security is an increasingly important strategic investment area forRead More

First advanced commercial space-based environmental & near-space monitoring system to be launched by Thales Alenia Space

Thales Alenia Space, the Joint Venture between Thales (67 %) and Leonardo (33 %), signed the first phase of a contract with NorthStar Earth and Space Inc., the Canadian space-based information services company, to start the development and production of the first three smallsat satellites that are part of the world’s first and most advancedRead More

BAE Systems unveils high-definition uncooled thermal sensor

BAE Systems has unveiled its full high-definition thermal camera core, Athena 1920, which combines exceptional infrared image clarity with a wide field of view. The compact, light, and low-power thermal camera core delivers superior imagery and uncompromising performance, and is ideal for long-range and demanding applications, including security, surveillance, and targeting systems. “Our thermal coreRead More

US Army, Northrop Grumman, install missile early warning system in Korea

The US Army and Northrop Grumman Corporation have deployed enhanced Joint Tactical Ground Station (JTAGS) capabilities in South Korea, advancing battlespace awareness and missile defense in the region. This deployment marks the completion of phase one of the JTAGS modernization program. The system was first fielded in tactical shelters in 1997 to provide in-theater missileRead More

First C295 aircraft lands in Canadian Forces Base Comox in Canada

The first Airbus C295 aircraft, purchased by the Government of Canada for the Royal Canadian Air Force’s (RCAF) Fixed Wing Search and Rescue Aircraft Replacement (FWSAR) project, has arrived at 19 Wing, Canadian Forces Base Comox, in British Columbia, Canada. The aircraft, designated CC-295 for the Canadian customer, landed at its home base on SeptemberRead More

Derco to be Pratt &Whitney’s 3rd party distributor

Derco, recently announced its agreement to be Pratt & Whitney’s sole and exclusive third party distributor to support the F100-PW-220/229 engine system. This agreement builds on Derco’s longstanding relationship with Pratt & Whitney and will result in increased material availability for F100 customers worldwide. The Pratt & Whitney F100 engine powers the F-16 fighter aircraftRead More

US AFCEC awards KBR base operations contract worth $93.6 million

Global services and solutions company KBR, (the merged businesses of Kellogg and Brown & Root) has been awarded a $93.6 million contract from the U.S. Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC) for base operations services at the Prince Sultan Air Base (PSAB) in Saudi Arabia. KBR will be providing resources to support the base andRead More

Saab delivers surveillance system to the UAE

Saab recently delivered the second GlobalEye Swing Role Surveillance System to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This follows Saab’s delivery of the first GlobalEye aircraft in April 2020 to the UAE, which has ordered three GlobalEye aircraft. The initial contract was signed in late 2015. “Completing the second GlobalEye delivery in five months is aRead More

Belgium acquires advanced UAVs with General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

Belgium’s acquisition of MQ-9B SkyGuardian unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) has been advanced, with General Atomics Aeronautical Systems receiving a contract worth almost $189 million. Announced via the US Department of Defense (DoD) in August, the Foreign Military Sales program deal covers four air vehicles and two ground control stations (GCS), plus spare parts and supportRead More

Lockheed Martin to build small satellite mesh network

The Space Development Agency (SDA) awarded a Tranche 0 contract of the Space Transport Layer to Lockheed Martin to demonstrate a mesh network of 10 small satellites that links terrestrial warfighting domains to space sensors – all launching in just two years. The $187.5-million contract for Transport Layer’s Tranche 0 is an initial test andRead More