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Chinese cyber troops targeted Indian Telcos, gov’t agencies in last 6 months, US research firm says
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Chinese cyber troops targeted Indian Telcos, gov’t agencies in last 6 months, US research firm says

The year 2020 re-configured the dynamics of the Indo-China relationship in the wake of the Galwan Valley clash. Both India and China lost soldiers in hand-to-hand fighting there as territorial tensions mounted along the border. Citing national security-related cyber espionage concerns, India went on to ban over 250 Chinese mobile apps. A suspected cyber unit...

Elbit US subsidiary awarded $29M in orders to upgrade US Army pilots night vision systems
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Elbit US subsidiary awarded $29M in orders to upgrade US Army pilots night vision systems

Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESLT, TASE: ESLT) (“Elbit Systems”) announced today that its U.S. subsidiary, Elbit Systems of America, LLC (“Elbit Systems of America”), recently was awarded two orders with an aggregate value of approximately $29 million by the U.S. Army’s Program Executive Office (PEO) Soldier under an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity (ID/IQ) contract issued in 2020....

Saab, Raytheon demonstrate new 84 mm Guided Modular Munition
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Saab, Raytheon demonstrate new 84 mm Guided Modular Munition

Saab Dynamics and Raytheon Missile Systems, in association with the US Army, have conducted the first live firings of the new 84 mm Guided Multipurpose Munition (GMM) all-up round using the Carl-Gustaf M4 recoilless rifle and an adaptation of the AT4 disposable launcher. Conducted at the US Army’s Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona, from 3–5 November...

S-400 SAMs knocked out in simulated strikes during big army-led exercise in Africa
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S-400 SAMs knocked out in simulated strikes during big army-led exercise in Africa

Simulated strikes on a pair of Russian-made S-400 surface-to-air missile batteries were part of the still ongoing U.S. Army-led Africa Lion 2021 exercise that is taking place in various countries in North and West Africa. This comes as the Russian government continues to actively market export variants of the S-400, even to smaller countries, and amid persistent concerns within the U.S. military about the...

Pentagon Budget 2022: US Space Force expanding M-Code GPS capability
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Pentagon Budget 2022: US Space Force expanding M-Code GPS capability

The US Space Force (USSF) is eyeing fiscal year (FY) 2022 as the window for service officials to make large strides in the development and integration of Military Code (M-Code)-enabled global positioning system (GPS) capabilities into fixed-wing and maritime surface warfare combatants. Space force acquisition officials requested USD434.1 million for Military GPS User Equipment (MGUE)...

Lockheed Martin to build up to 139 F-35s this year
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Lockheed Martin to build up to 139 F-35s this year

Lockheed Martin and the F-35 Joint Program Office are expected to need a six-month stop-gap contract before inking a deal for sustainment through 2023, company officials say. To include latest expectations on cost reduction. FORT WORTH: Lockheed Martin and DoD’s F-35 Joint Program Office are likely to sign a six month stop-gap sustainment contract to provide...

U.S. Navy receives first TH-73A training helicopter
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U.S. Navy receives first TH-73A training helicopter

Italian state-controlled defense company Leonardo announced that it has delivered the first TH-73A training helicopter to the United States Navy. The U.S. Navy received first of a contracted 68 TH–73A training helicopters on 10 June. The total requirement is for 130 aircraft with delivery to continue through the calendar year 2024. The ceremony was attended by Vice Admiral...

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