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ISRAEL : Cyber firm Rayzone makes defensive shift as Toka gets offensive

Intelligence Online - Thu, 02/09/2021 - 08:00
Israeli cyberintelligence firm Rayzone is scheduled to give several presentations at ISS World Europe in Prague on 7-9 December including one on its cybersecurity branch Rayzsecurity. The division is positioning itself on the cyber capacities building for States, offering to
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FRANCE : Nexa hands French tools over to Elektron after indictment

Intelligence Online - Thu, 02/09/2021 - 08:00
Since their indictment in late June, Nexa Technologies executives Stéphane Salies and Olivier Bohbot used the French summer months to
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FRANCE/RUSSIA : Rosatom and Gazprom talk hydrogen in Paris

Intelligence Online - Thu, 02/09/2021 - 08:00
Africa Intelligence understands that the first Franco-Russian hydrogen forum is due to take place on 2 December, on the same
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EUROPE/CHINA : Hangzhou Dianzi University helps lead Beijing's hunt for European AI expertise

Intelligence Online - Thu, 02/09/2021 - 08:00
Austria is launching a joint artificial intelligence research facility with China, even as partnerships between Chinese and Western research institutions
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UNITED KINGDOM : G3 suits up before taking on New York

Intelligence Online - Thu, 02/09/2021 - 08:00
After putting its books back in order, Nick Alcock and Michael Bevan, the co-directors of British intelligence consultancy Good Governance Group
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EUROPE : Norwegian state funds turn to UK private investigators

Intelligence Online - Thu, 02/09/2021 - 08:00
Announcing the results of its latest tender on 20 August, Norway's central bank Norges Bank will be calling on, in addition
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Sikorsky Won $48M For Hawkeye Low Rate Initial Production | Nigerian A-29 Inducted Into Service | Saab Announced New Combat Boat 90 Generation

Defense Industry Daily - Thu, 02/09/2021 - 06:00
Americas

Sikorsky won a $48 million deal, which procures eight spare part and management and delivery of parts in support of the CH-53K low rate initial production configuration aircraft. The CH-53K can be fielded from amphibious assault ships for the transportation of personnel and equipment. Work will take place in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Washington, UK, Canada, California and North Carolina. Estimated completion will be in December, 2026.

Rockwell Collins Simulation and Training Solution won a $17.6 million modification, which procures initial spare parts and aircraft common equipment to support the E-2D Hawkeye Integrated Training Systems flight, tactics, and maintenance devices.The E-2D Advanced Hawkeye features a state-of-the-art radar with a two-generation leap in capability. Work will take place in Virginia, Japan and California. Work is expected to be finished by March 2024.

Middle East & Africa

Nigeria has inducted its A-29 attack aircraft into service at Kainji Air Base on August 31. The induction ceremony was hosted by Nigerian Minister of Defence Bashir Salihi Magashi.Gen. Jeff Harrigian, US Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa commander, represented the US Department of Defense.

Europe

Saab announced that it will be demonstrating a new generation of the Combat Boat 90 (CB90) fast assault craft for the first time outside of Sweden. It will be shown from 14-17 September at the DSEI exhibition in London, where visitors will have the opportunity to go aboard to learn more about its new capabilities.

Asia-Pacific

South Korea’s Defense Ministry has submitted its budget request for next year and one of the items on the shopping list is a Counter rocket, artillery, and mortar (C-RAM) system. The military is also requesting $9 million for the development of micro-satellites. $392 million out of the $42.4 billion is for the KF-X fighter program.

Japan’s Defense Ministry is seeking a record $50 billion for its budget next year, this represents a 2.6 percent increase from the previous year. Nearly $78 million will be spent on research into high-powered microwave weapons to defeat unmanned aircraft. $35 million will goes into research for hypersonic weapons. Expenses for research and development will add up to nearly $3 billion.

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Iran unveils Borhan system, Alborz 3-D radar

Globalsecurity.org - Thu, 02/09/2021 - 02:18
Borhan system and Alborz 3-D radar were unveiled in the presence of Air Defense Force Commander Brigadier General Alireza Sabahi on Wednesday.
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Kyrgyz Interior Ministry Admits Wiretapping Of Activists' Phones

Globalsecurity.org - Thu, 02/09/2021 - 02:18
Kyrgyzstan's Interior Ministry, under pressure from several activists, has admitted that the phones of "some people" were wiretapped for one month early this year.
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Armenia Claims Soldier Killed By Azerbaijani Sniper Near Border

Globalsecurity.org - Thu, 02/09/2021 - 02:17
Yerevan has accused Azerbaijani snipers of opening fire on Armenian military positions near the border, the latest in a series of deadly incidents between the two neighbors since they fought a six-week war over the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region last year.
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UK announces £500,000 fund to support UNDP to respond to last year's Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

Globalsecurity.org - Thu, 02/09/2021 - 02:17
The UK has provided half a million pounds to help clear landmines in and around Nagorno-Karabakh, to make the area safe, prevent injuries and save lives.
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Afghanistan crisis: Food supply for millions could run out this month

Globalsecurity.org - Thu, 02/09/2021 - 02:17
Food stocks in Afghanistan could run out as soon as this month, a senior UN official warned on Wednesday, urging the international community to step up support for the country.
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Fighting Breaks Out Between Taliban, Panjshiri Resistance After Failed Talks

Globalsecurity.org - Thu, 02/09/2021 - 02:17
Heavy fighting has started between Taliban fighters and anti-Taliban resistance forces based in the Panjshir valley after talks between the two sides failed to resolve their differences. A resistance spokesman claims a Taliban offensive was repulsed with the Taliban suffering heavy losses.
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Complicated Jihadist Dynamics Pose Challenge for the Taliban

Globalsecurity.org - Thu, 02/09/2021 - 02:17
Buoyed by the West's withdrawal from Afghanistan, Taliban commanders say they are confident they can defeat the Islamic State terror affiliate, which claimed responsibility for last month's suicide bombing at Kabul airport, killing more than a dozen U.S. military personnel and at least 170 Afghans.
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Uyghurs From Afghanistan Fear Deportation to China

Globalsecurity.org - Thu, 02/09/2021 - 02:16
As many as 2,000 ethnic Uyghurs born or living in Afghanistan have been placed in jeopardy by the Taliban takeover, with many fearing they will be deported China to join an estimated 1 million fellow Uyghurs in Xinjiang internment camps.
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UN Study: Weather Disasters Increased Fivefold in Last 50 Years

Globalsecurity.org - Thu, 02/09/2021 - 02:16
A new report released Wednesday by the United Nations indicates extreme weather events have increased fivefold over the past 50 years, while the number of fatalities related to those events has dropped.
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Afghan Central Banker Tells Reuters Limited Access To Reserves Should Be Allowed

Globalsecurity.org - Thu, 02/09/2021 - 02:16
A senior board member of Afghanistan's central bank has told Reuters that the U.S. Treasury and the International Monetary Fund should take steps to provide the Taliban-led government limited access to the country's reserves as the country lurches toward a possible economic disaster.
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EU Parliament President Chides Bloc For Failing To Accept Afghan Refugees

Globalsecurity.org - Thu, 02/09/2021 - 02:15
The president of the European Parliament, David Sassoli, on September 1 criticized EU members' failure to "live up to its values" by responding to the Afghan crisis by taking in significant numbers of Afghans fleeing the country.
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Russian-Led Military Group Struggles To Find Its Role - And Relevance - Amid Taliban Takeover

Globalsecurity.org - Thu, 02/09/2021 - 02:15
In early July, with the United States on the verge of moving up the deadline to quit Afghanistan and end its longest war, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was asked if Moscow might one day have to send its own troops back. He pointed to a Central Asian state that shares a lengthy, and very porous border, with Afghanistan.
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Afghan Resistance Fighters In Panjshir Battle Taliban As Thousands Head To Borders

Globalsecurity.org - Thu, 02/09/2021 - 02:15
More clashes have been reported between the Taliban and resistance forces in an area northeast of Kabul where the militants have yet to seize power, as thousands of people looking to flee the country continue to head to Afghanistan's borders after the withdrawal of U.S. forces put an end to a massive airlift.
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