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Nigeria inducts Super Tucanos

Jane's Defense News - Wed, 01/09/2021 - 10:37
Nigeria inducted the first of 12 Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC)-Embraer A-29 Super Tucano light-attack turboprops on 31 August, US Africa Command announced.
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Army 2021: ZALA Aero develops naval version of KUB-UAV

Jane's Defense News - Wed, 01/09/2021 - 10:37
ZALA Aero, a subsidiary of Rostec's Kalashnikov Group, unveiled a full-scale mock-up of the new naval version of its KUB-UAV loitering munition at the Army 2021 defence...
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UNITED KINGDOM : UK's counter state threats bill worries investigators and lobbyists alike

Intelligence Online - Wed, 01/09/2021 - 08:00
All eyes from the corporate intelligence and influence sector have been on a consultation run by the Home Office's Homeland Security department (formerly the Office for Security and Counter Terrorism). As part of the Counter State Threats Bill, whose first
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EUROPE : Tekever and CLS strengthen their presence in EU maritime surveillance

Intelligence Online - Wed, 01/09/2021 - 08:00
The success of the REACT consortium, composed of Portuguese drone manufacturer Tekever and French geolocation company (GEOINT) company CLS (Collecte Localisation
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LEBANON : Russia's Stroytransgaz harries US energy rescue plan for Lebanon

Intelligence Online - Wed, 01/09/2021 - 08:00
With Lebanon on the brink of an electricity disaster (IO, 24/08/21) and Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah's announcement on 19 August that
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RUSSIA/QATAR : Qatar's special forces train in Moscow for next year's football World Cup

Intelligence Online - Wed, 01/09/2021 - 08:00
In between visits to the International Military-Technical Forum "Army 2021", which took place in the Moscow region from 22 to
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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES/TURKEY : Intelligence action behind Turkey-UAE rapprochement

Intelligence Online - Wed, 01/09/2021 - 08:00
Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan's unprecedented meeting with the UAE national security advisor Tahnoon bin Zayed Al Nahyan in Ankara on 18 August can
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UKRAINE : The Kolomoisky clan takes its ease on the Swiss Riviera as Privatbank's US lawsuit is put on hold

Intelligence Online - Wed, 01/09/2021 - 08:00
On 23 August, a New York court suggesed to pause the legal action brought by Privatbank against its two former owners, Igor
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EaglePicher To Provide Impulse Cartridge For B-2 Bomber | Iraq Wants To Buy T129s | Fincantieri Interested To Aquire Leonardo Naval Gun Business

Defense Industry Daily - Wed, 01/09/2021 - 06:00
Americas

EaglePicher Technologies won a $12 million deal for the BBU-63/B Impulse Cartridge for the B-2 bomber. The B-2 is a low-observable, strategic, long-range, heavy bomber capable of penetrating sophisticated and dense air-defense shields. Work will take place in Missouri. Estimated completion date is September 30, 2026.

The US Navy has sent its third and final ship Zumwalt Class destroyer off to sea trials, its maker, General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, announced. The USS Lyndon B. Johnson, christened in April 2019, left the Bath Iron Works shipyard on Friday and is expected to be commissioned by the Navy in 2023, after its combat systems are fully installed and activated.

Middle East & Africa

Iraq’s Defense Minister Jumma Inad Sadoon has indicated that his country intends to buy 12 T129 attack helicopters from Turkey. Sadoon also revealed that a consensus has been reached with Turkey with regards to the purchase of the Bayraktar TB2 unmanned air vehicle (UAV). He held discussions with Turkish defense officials during the visit to International Defense Industry Fair (IDEF 2021) last week.

Europe

Italian shipyard Fincantieri is holding early talks with Italy’s Leonardo to acquire its naval gun manufacturing operation, formerly known as Oto Melara. The deal, if concluded, would see Fincantieri take charge of the production of the Leonardo-built 76mm and 127mm naval cannons which it mounts on its warships and which have also been widely exported around the world.

BAE Systems recently unveiled its ultra-small MicroGRAM-M GPS receiver compatible with M-Code signals that are resistant to jamming and spoofing. About the size of a postage stamp, MicroGRAM-M is the world’s smallest, lightest, and most power-efficient M-Code embedded GPS receiver – delivering assured positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) for size-constrained and other micro-applications.

Asia-Pacific

Future joint military exercises led by the US Space Force could include South Korea’s air force in order to help reinforce the latter’s space defense capabilities. Gen. Park In-ho of the Republic of Korea Air Force (RoKAF), and U.S. Space Force Gen. John W. Raymond reached an agreement on Aug. 27 when Park visited Peterson Air Force Base. A joint consultative body on space policy will be set up and both sides will also share information on space surveillance.

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The Ugly Truth About Addictive Games

Military-Today.com - Wed, 01/09/2021 - 05:45

The Ugly Truck About Addictive Games
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New Military Moms: How to Support Your Recruit During Basic Training

Military-Today.com - Wed, 01/09/2021 - 05:15

New Military Moms: How to Support Your Recruit During Basic Training
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Are Military Personnel More at Risk of Problem Gambling

Military-Today.com - Tue, 31/08/2021 - 21:30

Are Military Personnel More at Risk of Problem Gambling
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NATO MMU receives fifth MRTT

Jane's Defense News - Tue, 31/08/2021 - 17:28
The Multinational Multirole Tanker Transport Unit (MMU) received its fifth Airbus A330 MultiRole Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft on 31 August.
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UKRAINE/UNITED STATES : Max Polyakov, the man behind Ukraine-US space cooperation

Intelligence Online - Tue, 31/08/2021 - 08:00
The celebrations of Ukraine's 30 years of independence on 24 August will be embodied by the launch in December of the remote sensing satellite Sich 2-1, renamed Sich 2-30 for the occasion. This satellite, developed by Yuzhnoye State Design Office
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ISRAEL : Cognyte takes over Verint's cryptocurrency investigation business

Intelligence Online - Tue, 31/08/2021 - 08:00
Cognyte, a spin-off from Israel's Verint group which specialises in cyber intelligence, will make a presentation on the deanonymization of cryptocurrency
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AFGHANISTAN : MTN wants out of Afghan chaos after Syrian blister

Intelligence Online - Tue, 31/08/2021 - 08:00
Having only just managed to drag itself away from the troubles in Syria on 12 August (IO, 16/03/21), South African telecommunications
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HONGKONG/CHINA : Hong Kong police still rocky after Choi scandal

Intelligence Online - Tue, 31/08/2021 - 08:00
Months after being caught up in a police investigation that revealed his visits to a massage parlour, Frederic Choi Chin-pang,
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RUSSIA : The battle over the Golubovich family's "Yukos" art collection to stay before the London courts

Intelligence Online - Tue, 31/08/2021 - 08:00
The divorce between former Yukos executive Alexey Golubovich, who now heads Arbat Capital, and Olga Mirimskaya, head of Russian agri-food
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FRANCE : With Pasinetti gone, Thales ushers in security and intelligence reforms

Intelligence Online - Tue, 31/08/2021 - 08:00
Towards the end of July, at the Thales headquarters in the Paris suburb of Courbevoie (Hauts-de-Seine), a sober leaving party
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Frank E. Petersen Jr. Completed Builder’s Trials | Norway To Deploy Poseidon For Surveillance In The Arctic | Taiwan To Purchase New Warplanes

Defense Industry Daily - Tue, 31/08/2021 - 06:00
Americas

Raytheon Missiles and Defense won a $77.1 million contract modification for Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) Production Lot 35 Captive Air Training Missiles (CATM) and CATM guidance sections. This Captive Air Training Missile is an inert store that is captive carried on the aircraft and simulates the AIM-120 AMRAAM missile for training purposes. Work will take place in Arizona. Estimated completion date is April 30, 2024.

According to Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division, the US Navy’s guided missile destroyer Frank E. Petersen Jr. (DDG 121) completed builder’s trials. The Arleigh Burke Class destroyer spent three days in the Gulf of Mexico testing the ship’s combat system, which included firing a missile.

Middle East & Africa

Israel Shipyards announced the signing of an agreement for the detailed design phase for the construction of the Reshef Class Vessel for the Israeli Navy. The agreement was signed with the Ministry of Defense as a final step before the ship’s production phase. During this phase, Israel Shipyards will present an engineering plan, adapted to the needs of the Navy.

Bryan 77 Construction JV won a $9.2 million task order for repair of the Scorpion Gate at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. The task order also contains one unexercised option, which if exercised, would increase cumulative task order value to $9.3 million. The work to be performed provides for the repair and replacement of the Scorpion Gate at Camp Lemonnier to meet current anti-terrorism force protection requirements. The project consists of demolition of six existing structures, construction of a new pedestrian screening building, five prefabricated guardhouses, and re-configuration of the gate access. The contractor is to provide all labor, supervision, engineering, materials, equipment, tools, parts, supplies and transportation to perform all work described in the request for proposal. The option, if exercised, provides for the relocation of an existing guard tower. Work will take place in Djibouti, Africa. Estimated completion will be by February 2023.

Europe

Norway plans to deploy the P-8A Poseidon reconnaissance aircraft in the Arctic in 2022. According to Defense News, this represents a major advance in the country’s long-term efforts to enhance defense capabilities and readiness in the region. The Department of Defense unveiled the schedule on August 13, after it had already approved Ivins Air Station as the home base for its future Boeing-built fleet. The Royal Norwegian Air Force has ordered five P-8A Poseidons to replace its in-service fleet of six Lockheed Martin P-3C/N Orion maritime patrol aircraft and two Dassault Falcon 20 special mission aircraft. The P-3 Orions service operates from Andoya Air Force Station, which is located 190 miles inside the Arctic Circle.

Asia-Pacific

According to Reuters, Taiwan will allocate $1.4 billion to purchase new warplanes next year to bolster the island’s defense capabilities amid increasing pressure from China. The money is part of the $16.8 billion defense budget for 2022 approved by Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen’s cabinet on Thursday. It is the country’s greatest defense expenditure to date.

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