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Hanwha Systems, LIG Nex1 secure contacts for South Korea's ANASIS-II

Jane's Defense News - Thu, 16/09/2021 - 17:05
Hanwha Systems and LIG Nex1 announced on 15 September that they have secured contracts from South Korea's Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) linked to...
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DSEI 2021: BAE Systems and Malloy Aeronautics unveil T-650 all-electric UAS

Jane's Defense News - Thu, 16/09/2021 - 15:19
BAE Systems unveiled the T-650 all-electric heavy lift unmanned aircraft system (UAS) at the 2021 DSEI exhibition held from 14 to 17 September in London.
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South Korea aims to launch indigenous solid-propellant space-launch vehicle by 2023

Jane's Defense News - Thu, 16/09/2021 - 14:55
South Korea plans to develop and start operating a new space launch vehicle by 2024 from its Naro Space Center in Goheung County, the Ministry of National Defense (MND)...
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EDA’s Technology Foresight Exercise delivers first results

EDA News - Thu, 16/09/2021 - 14:47

First preliminary results of EDA’s Technology Foresight Exercise 2021 are now available in our website: details of the innovative methodology applied, the so-called ‘Futures Narratives’ and some key trends and developments likely to occur in the future. In the meantime, the final analysis of the exercise findings is still underway with the objective to be completed by the end of this year. 

The methodology applied and activities developed throughout 2021 were designed to support the central objective of EDA’s Technology Foresight Exercise: the identification of new technologies, weak signals and innovative trends to support the R&T and capability planning processes and inform future defence policies and programmes of the EU and its Member States. To achieve that, the exercise looked up to 20 years into the future, to provide a strategic vision of the possible impact those new technologies will have on defence in 2040 and beyond.

From Future Narratives to Divergent Thinking to Convergent Thinking 

The exercise stretched over 2021, with successive sessions that brought together different experts, know-how and foresight creativity. Thanks to the wide variety of ideas provided by a multidisciplinary group of foresight experts, so-called ‘Futures Tellers’, multiple possible futures were described in the Futures Narratives. Initially created as food-for-thought to spark the initial discussions among the participating experts, the narratives were meant to widen our vision and imagination about what could be possible towards 2040+, and also what kind of challenges this would entail. Descriptions of the Futures Narratives are now available on EDA’s dedicated website on the Technology Foresight activities.

Based on these narratives, other experts then engaged into a ‘Divergent Thinking’ process with the aim of narrowing down what the afore-mentioned narratives could potentially mean for security and defence in the future.  As a result, a set of 14 key challenges and developments has been identified, providing a general and high-level a vision of the future in 2040. A summary of the Divergent Thinking results are also available on the exercise website.

Final analysis still ongoing

The security and defence-related trends identified in the Divergent Thinking process are currently being analysed and converged into clusters (‘Convergent Thinking’ process) with the aim to deduct from them hints about potential disruptive technologies and innovations that will be needed in the future to cope with those developments. A report about the final outcome of the whole foresight exercise is due to be published before the end of this year. 

Next steps

The exercise findings will eventually:  

  • provide a high-level, long-term vision on multiple possible futures with defence relevance, with a special focus of the impact of emerging disruptive technologies;
  • inform the 2022 review of the EU’s Capability Development Plan (CDP), in particular the CDP’s Strand B (long term);
  • produce an input for future updates of the other EDA prioritisation tools such as the Overarching Strategic Research Agenda (OSRA) or the Key Strategic Activities (KSAs), as well as the preparative work for the EU’s Strategic Compass.
Methodology

The exercise was based on a new EDA technology foresight methodology which combines different existing methods and processes, along with best practices and lessons learned from the wider EDA community of foresight practitioners. To facilitate outside-the-box thinking, the methodology foresaw different activities, which were taken place along 2021, involving experts from different international organisations, Ministries of Defence, as, as well as from non-governmental bodies, academia, industry, and civil society. 

 

 

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Those Sharp Looking Red-tailed P-3C Orions You See Flying Around the Florida Skies

The Aviationist Blog - Thu, 16/09/2021 - 13:34

We visit MHD Rockland and ESG Aerosystems Inc. Training Platforms. I’ve lived in Florida for over twenty years. I’ve been from corner to corner, edge-to-edge. I once counted 168 alligators along the side of the [...]

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EUROPE : ANSSI and BSI pave the way for European cyber certification

Intelligence Online - Thu, 16/09/2021 - 08:00
According to information gathered by Africa Intelligence, the French and German cyber security agencies, the Agence Nationale de la Sécurité des Systèmes d'Information (ANSSI) and the Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik (BSI), recently agreed informally to extend recognition of
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FRANCE : Nuances Technologies in pole position to win prison anti-drone contract

Intelligence Online - Thu, 16/09/2021 - 08:00
The French Ministry of Justice has selected four finalists for its call for tenders to equip the country's prisons with
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UNITED STATES : GEOINT startup Theia's disgruntled supplier starts legal action

Intelligence Online - Thu, 16/09/2021 - 08:00
A regular supplier to the Pentagon, SRC Inc, a not for profit company affiliated to the University of Syracuse, New
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FRANCE : French senators look to foreign government commissions as part of review into Chinese influence at universities

Intelligence Online - Thu, 16/09/2021 - 08:00
A French Senate working committee on foreign influence in academia heard testimony on 7 September from James Paterson, chair of
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RUSSIA : How the Kremlin is relying on patriotic tech geeks to kickstart e-voting

Intelligence Online - Thu, 16/09/2021 - 08:00
Ahead of the 17-19 September elections for all 450 seats in the Duma, the Kremlin has been experimenting with remote
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UNITED KINGDOM : Oxford overtakes Cambridge at Hakluyt

Intelligence Online - Thu, 16/09/2021 - 08:00
When he founded Hakluyt, Christopher James, a former Special Air Service (SAS) officer who went on to join the Secret
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EUROPE : ANSSI and BSI pave the way for European cyber certification

Intelligence Online - Thu, 16/09/2021 - 08:00
According to information gathered by Africa Intelligence, the French and German cyber security agencies, the Agence Nationale de la Sécurité des Systèmes d'Information (ANSSI) and the Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik (BSI), recently agreed informally to extend recognition of
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FRANCE : Nuances Technologies in pole position to win prison anti-drone contract

Intelligence Online - Thu, 16/09/2021 - 08:00
The French Ministry of Justice has selected four finalists for its call for tenders to equip the country's prisons with
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UNITED STATES : GEOINT startup Theia's disgruntled supplier starts legal action

Intelligence Online - Thu, 16/09/2021 - 08:00
A regular supplier to the Pentagon, SRC Inc, a not for profit company affiliated to the University of Syracuse, New
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FRANCE : French senators look to foreign government commissions as part of review into Chinese influence at universities

Intelligence Online - Thu, 16/09/2021 - 08:00
A French Senate working committee on foreign influence in academia heard testimony on 7 September from James Paterson, chair of
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RUSSIA : How the Kremlin is relying on patriotic tech geeks to kickstart e-voting

Intelligence Online - Thu, 16/09/2021 - 08:00
Ahead of the 17-19 September elections for all 450 seats in the Duma, the Kremlin has been experimenting with remote
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UNITED KINGDOM : Oxford overtakes Cambridge at Hakluyt

Intelligence Online - Thu, 16/09/2021 - 08:00
When he founded Hakluyt, Christopher James, a former Special Air Service (SAS) officer who went on to join the Secret
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NG To Support ALQ-218 Modification | Greece To Deploy Patriot Units To Saudi Arabia | BAE Systems Won Typhoon Training Deal

Defense Industry Daily - Thu, 16/09/2021 - 06:00
Americas

Alliant Techsystems won a $41.2 million deal, which procures low rate initial production Lot One of the AGM-88G Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile – Extended Range (AARGM-ER). This contract provides for the production and delivery of 16 AGM-88G AARGM-ER All Up Rounds, six AGM-88G AARGM-ER Captive Air Training Missiles, four Common Munitions BIT Reprogramming Equipment Plus interface devices, initial spares, and required supplies and support. Work will take place in California and West Virginia. Estimated completion will be in March 2024.

Northrop Grumman won a $12.9 million contract modification, which provides for the retrofit of Airborne Electronic Attack Weapons Replacement Assembly with 100 production kits required for the modification of ALQ-218 avionics in support of EA-18G upgrades, to include 64 kits for the Navy, and 36 kits for the government of Australia. Work will take place in Connecticut and New York. Estimated completion will be in November 2023.

Middle East & Africa

The Greek defense ministry held a send off ceremony for the soldiers who are heading to Saudi Arabia to operate a Patriot air defense missile system. The ceremony was held at Tanagra air base.

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is integrating Barak MX interceptors on the Navy’s Sa’ar 6 corvettes. IAI’s Barak MX interceptors along with IAI’s complete naval combat suite will provide advanced defense systems to the Sa’ar 6 corvettes. The systems will be used to protect Israel’s exclusive economic zone and strategic facilities that face diversified threats in the marine arena. The Barak MX system was chosen after it was demonstrated to meet the operational requirements and future challenges faced by the Israeli Navy.

Europe

The UK Ministry of Defense awarded BAE Systems contracts valued at more than $305 million to deliver advanced synthetic training for pilots training to fly the Typhoon jet. Under the Typhoon Future Synthetic Training (TFST) contracts, BAE Systems is leading work to deliver ten simulators, together with training facilities at RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire and RAF Lossiemouth in Moray. The new training environments will be linked together providing an integrated environment for pilots to train and carry out complex combined training exercises using real world mission software and tactics.

Asia-Pacific

India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) signed an agreement with Rolls-Royce for Make-in-India Adour engine parts to support the latter’s international defence customer base. India’s Jaguar aircraft are powered by two Adour MK 804 / MK 811 Engines. MK 811 Engines are manufactured from 1981 under license from RR/TM [Rolls Royce Turbomeca].

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US, UK, Australia launch new security partnership with nuclear-submarine development plan

Jane's Defense News - Thu, 16/09/2021 - 02:35
Leaders from the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia detailed a new security partnership on 15 September called AUKUS, for which the first initiative will be to...
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This Video Provides The Most Detailed View To The Officially Retired (But Still Flying) F-117s So Far

The Aviationist Blog - Wed, 15/09/2021 - 22:56

Check out this cool clip showing F-117s operations at Fresno Airport, California. No, the one you can find below is not a video filmed some time in the past, when the F-117 Nighthawks were still [...]

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