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CNAS’ Susanna Blume Assesses Possible Return to Sequestration

Susanna Blume, a senior fellow in the defense program at the Center for a New American Security, has said U.S. defense spending is likely to drop if Republicans retain control of the Senate and Democrats win a House majority in the midterm elections. Blume wrote in an article published Monday …

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BlackBerry’s Paul Battaglia: Derived Credentials Could Help Agencies Protect Mobile Devices

Paul Battaglia, vice president of government sales at BlackBerry (NYSE: BB), has said agencies should protect mobile devices from hackers and adversaries and one way to do that is through the use of derived credentials. Battaglia wrote that such an approach could help agencies verify the identity of government officials …

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IAP Adds John Campbell, Hawk Carlisle, Mike Rogers to Board; Terry DeRosa Comments

IAP Worldwide Services has named John Campbell, a retired U.S. Army general; Herbert “Hawk” Carlisle, a retired U.S. Air Force general; and Mike Rogers, former congressman; to its board of directors. IAP CEO Terry DeRosa said in a statement Campbell, Carlisle and Rogers bring to the board insight, business acumen, …

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State Dept OKs $180M in F-16 Training Support, Precision Guided Kit Requests From Netherlands

The State Department has approved two foreign military sales agreements worth approximately $180 million combined for the Dutch government to buy from the U.S. government M1156 precision guided kits as well as defense services and articles in support of its air force’s F-16 training unit. The Netherlands requested to purchase …

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State Dept Clears $1.3B Sale of Self-Propelled Howitzer Structures to Saudi Arabia

The State Department has approved a potential $1.3 billion foreign military sale of 155mm M109A5/A6 medium self-propelled howitzer structures and associated equipment to Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia asked to buy 180 M109A5/A6 self-propelled howitzer structures from the U.S. government for conversion into 177 155mm M109A6 Paladin medium self-propelled howitzer systems, …

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State Dept OKs Germany’s $2.5B Request for Northrop MQ-4C Triton Drones

The State Department has given Germany the green light to procure four Northrop Grumman-built (NYSE: NOC) MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft systems from the U.S. government through a potential $2.5 billion foreign military sales agreement. Northrop and Airbus’ defense and space business will serve as prime contractors in the proposed FMS …

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State Dept Approves Potential $1.3B Chinook Helicopter Sale to Spain

The State Department has approved Spain’s request to purchase CH-47F Chinook cargo helicopters and related equipment under a potential $1.3 billion foreign military sales agreement. Boeing (NYSE: BA) will serve as prime contractor of the possible sale, which covers 17 Chinooks with customer-unique modifications, 21 AN/AAR-57A(V)8 common missile warning systems and 42 embedded global …

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State Dept OKs $1.08B in TOW 2B Missile, Maintenance Requests From Saudi Arabia

The State Department has approved Saudi Arabia’s request to buy TOW 2B missiles, repair parts and spares for combat vehicles and maintenance support services for its fleet of helicopters under three foreign military sales agreements worth approximately $1.08 billion combined. Saudi Arabia requested to procure Raytheon-built (NYSE: RTN) TOW 2B missiles …

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Raytheon Named Prime in Qatar’s $197M FMS Request for Air Operation Center Upgrades

The State Department has named Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) as prime contractor on a potential $197 million foreign military sale of equipment and services to modernize the Qatari air force’s Air Operation Center. The proposed deal covers one Multifunctional Information Distribution System-Low Volume Terminal, Global Positioning System Selective Availability Anti-Spoofing Module chips and Simple Key Loaders, …

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State Dept OKs $270M in Raytheon-Built Sidewinder Missile Sale to UAE

The State Department has given the United Arab Emirates the green light to buy Raytheon-built (NYSE: RTN) AIM-9X-2 Sidewinder Block II missiles, related components and services from the U.S. government under a potential $270.4 million foreign military sales agreement. Raytheon’s missile systems business will be the prime contractor in the proposed sale that seeks to …

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