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FRANCE : Erys Group caught up in investigation into private security arms breaches in New Caledonia

Intelligence Online - Wed, 15/09/2021 - 08:00
France's national private security council, the CNAPS, intends to ensure that the regulations governing the activities of security agents are respected
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Lockheed Martin Wins $2B F-35 Deal | IAI Unveiled REX MK II | Belarus Interested in Russian Weapons

Defense Industry Daily - Wed, 15/09/2021 - 06:00
Americas

Lockheed Martin won a $2 billion contract, which provides logistics support, to include ground maintenance activities, action request resolution, depot activities, automatic logistics information system operations and maintenance, reliability and maintainability, supply chain management, pilot training, maintainer training, and training system sustainment in support of delivered F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter air systems for the Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Foreign Military Sales customers and non-US Department of Defense participants. Work will take place in Texas, Florida, South Carolina and the UK. Estimated completion will be in December 2021.

Crowley Government Services won a $192.4 million deal for services and related contractor-owned, contractor-operated fuel storage facilities with capabilities to receive, store, protect and ship aviation grade JP-5 turbine fuel and commercial grade Jet A-1 fuel. This was a competitive acquisition with five responses received. Work will take place in Florida and Australia. Estimated completion date is September 12, 2025.

Middle East & Africa

Contrack Watts won a $26.9 million deal for design and construction of a non-permanent modular billeting facility at Prince Sultan Air Base. Work will take place in Saudi Arabia. Estimated completion date is September 11, 2023. Bids were solicited via the internet with six received.

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has unveiled a multi-mission unmanned land vehicle REX MK II to aid and protect ground forces in the field of battle. The multi-mission REX MK II is a hybrid electric platform with all wheel drive and has the ability to carry a load of 1.3 tons. It is intended to support infantry ground forces in various stages of fighting. This includes providing logistical assistance to troops by carrying munition supplies, critical medical equipment, water, and food, as well as evacuating injured personnel on stretchers.

Europe

Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko revealed that plans are being formulated to purchase more than $1 billion worth of weapons from Russia. He added that potential supplies of S-400 missile systems to the country are being discussed.

Asia-Pacific

Elbit Systems has won contracts valued $56 million to supply Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) capabilities to the Navy of a country in Asia-Pacific. The contracts will be performed over a 12-month period. Elbit Systems will provide the Seagull USVs (Unmanned Surface Vessels) configured to perform ASW missions and the Towed Reelable Active Passive Sonar (TRAPS) systems.

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Watch: IAI Unveils REX MK II Multi-Mission Unmanned Land Vehicle…

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Two F-117 Stealth Jets Have Just Deployed To Fresno Airport, California

The Aviationist Blog - Tue, 14/09/2021 - 15:36

The two F-117 Nighthawk jets, arrived at Fresno Airport, where they are guests of the 144th Fighter Wing. On Sept. 13, 2021, two F-117 Nighthawk stealth jets made a surprise visit to Fresno Yosemite International [...]

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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES/RUSSIA : Mohamed bin Zayed's right-hand man heads to Moscow

Intelligence Online - Tue, 14/09/2021 - 08:00
According to our sources, Khaldoon Al Mubarak, the all-powerful boss of Abu Dhabi's sovereign wealth fund Mubadala, is due to visit Moscow at the end of the month. As well as a handful of Kremlin officials, the Emirati entrepreneur and
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ISRAEL/FRANCE : Firm headed by ex-Mossad boss seeks certification from France's cybersecurity agency

Intelligence Online - Tue, 14/09/2021 - 08:00
Cyber security company XM Cyber, which is chaired by former Mossad director Tamir Pardo, is seeking security certification from the French
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FRANCE/NETHERLANDS/TURKMENISTAN : Turkmenistan gas spat comes back to haunt BNP in New York

Intelligence Online - Tue, 14/09/2021 - 08:00
Turkmenistan's state-owned gas company Turkmengas has begun a discovery proceeding, after a New York court approved its application on 24
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JAPAN/RUSSIA : Russia uses intelligence archives to gain diplomatic advantage over Japan

Intelligence Online - Tue, 14/09/2021 - 08:00
The FSB's central archive service unveiled declassified records of the trial of 12 Japanese World War II soldiers at the
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UNITED STATES : Bahaa Hariri appoints Washington lobbyist CT Group

Intelligence Online - Tue, 14/09/2021 - 08:00
Bahaa Hariri is increasingly positioning himself as the successor to his late father Rafic Hariri, particularly via his outspokenly critical
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PAKISTAN/AFGHANISTAN : Pakistan's ISI steers establishment of Taliban security and intelligence apparatus

Intelligence Online - Tue, 14/09/2021 - 08:00
Faiz Hameed, the powerful head of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI, IO, 27/01/21), visited Kabul on 4 September, accompanied by top
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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES/RUSSIA : Mohamed bin Zayed's right-hand man heads to Moscow

Intelligence Online - Tue, 14/09/2021 - 08:00
According to our sources, Khaldoon Al Mubarak, the all-powerful boss of Abu Dhabi's sovereign wealth fund Mubadala, is due to visit Moscow at the end of the month. As well as a handful of Kremlin officials, the Emirati entrepreneur and
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ISRAEL/FRANCE : Firm headed by ex-Mossad boss seeks certification from France's cybersecurity agency

Intelligence Online - Tue, 14/09/2021 - 08:00
Cyber security company XM Cyber, which is chaired by former Mossad director Tamir Pardo, is seeking security certification from the French
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FRANCE/NETHERLANDS/TURKMENISTAN : Turkmenistan gas spat comes back to haunt BNP in New York

Intelligence Online - Tue, 14/09/2021 - 08:00
Turkmenistan's state-owned gas company Turkmengas has begun a discovery proceeding, after a New York court approved its application on 24
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JAPAN/RUSSIA : Russia uses intelligence archives to gain diplomatic advantage over Japan

Intelligence Online - Tue, 14/09/2021 - 08:00
The FSB's central archive service unveiled declassified records of the trial of 12 Japanese World War II soldiers at the
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UNITED STATES : Bahaa Hariri appoints Washington lobbyist CT Group

Intelligence Online - Tue, 14/09/2021 - 08:00
Bahaa Hariri is increasingly positioning himself as the successor to his late father Rafic Hariri, particularly via his outspokenly critical
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PAKISTAN/AFGHANISTAN : Pakistan's ISI steers establishment of Taliban security and intelligence apparatus

Intelligence Online - Tue, 14/09/2021 - 08:00
Faiz Hameed, the powerful head of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI, IO, 27/01/21), visited Kabul on 4 September, accompanied by top
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BAE To Provide IFF Spares For Hawkeye | Greece Orders More Rafales | North Korea Tested Cruise Missiles

Defense Industry Daily - Tue, 14/09/2021 - 06:00
Americas

The US Marine Corps has acquired its first MQ-9 unmanned air vehicle (UAV) and assigned it to VMU-1. The transfer took place at MCAS Yuma, Arizona on August 30 and the aircraft is currently operated by the contractor.

The US Navy has awarded BAE Systems a $26 million contract for Identification Friend-or-Foe (IFF) spares for the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft. Under the contract, BAE Systems will provide Beamforming Networks (BFNs), an integral part of antenna control for the AN/APX-122A IFF Interrogator system, onboard the carrier-capable tactical aircraft.

Middle East & Africa

During the last few weeks, the US has removed its most advanced air defense system, the Terminal High Altitude Air Defense (THAAD) system, as well as Patriot missile batteries from Saudi Arabia. Spokesmen for the Pentagon and the Saudi Defense Ministry confirmed the removal of the air defense systems. According to AP, images taken on Friday by satellite imagery company Planet Labs showed that the area of the air base where the systems were previously located is now empty, and there is no activity of any kind.

Europe

Greece has ordered six more Rafale fighters, bring the total number ordered to 24. The announcement was made by French Defense Minister Florence Parly. It is said that the fighters ordered are the F3R variant.

Ukrainian Zorya-Mashproekt Gas Turbine Research and Development Complex, a state-owned enterprise inked a contract with India’s Goa Shipyard Limited for supply of two latest generation M7H2 engines to power warships of the country’s Navy. The turbo-power units are to be installed in new multi-purpose frigates, which will soon be built at the Indian shipyard.

Asia-Pacific

North Korea’s state-run media disclosed that the country has tested a new type of long-range cruise missile on September 11 and 12. Information from North Korea says the new weapon can fly for more than two hours and a range of over 1,500 km.

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Watch: How Do Tomahawk Cruise Missile Work?

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The Royal Navy Is Operating Crewed And Uncrewed Aircraft From The HMS Prince Of Wales Aircraft Carrier

The Aviationist Blog - Mon, 13/09/2021 - 15:24

The aircraft carrier is testing the Banshee target drone as a training, testing and evaluation method for simulating airborne targets at sea ahead of the participation to Exercise Joint Warrior. The HMS Prince of Wales [...]

The post The Royal Navy Is Operating Crewed And Uncrewed Aircraft From The HMS Prince Of Wales Aircraft Carrier appeared first on The Aviationist.

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YEMEN/TURKEY : Ankara plans deployment of Syrian proxies in Yemen

Intelligence Online - Mon, 13/09/2021 - 08:00
As Turkey continues to establish its presence in Yemen (IO, 10/06/20), its intelligence service, the MIT, which is in charge of these operations, is now recruting and deploying Syrian proxies in the country, while maintaining close contact with the Al
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UNITED STATES : Pentagon seeks fake news automated detection grail

Intelligence Online - Mon, 13/09/2021 - 08:00
The Pentagon's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) awarded the "automatic detection" part of its Influence Campaign Awareness and Sensemaking
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EUROPE/CHINA : CCUI eyed Italy for years before buying Alpi Aviation

Intelligence Online - Mon, 13/09/2021 - 08:00
One of the two Chinese companies involved the acquisition of a 75% stake in the Italian drone company Alpi Aviation,
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