THAAD Successfully Intercepts Target in Missile Defense Test

The U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA), the Ballistic Missile Defense System Operational Test Agency, and U.S. Army soldiers of the 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade from Fort Bliss, Texas, conducted an intercept test today of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) element of the nation’s ballistic missile defense system.
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Homeland Security & Defense Business Council Gains Four New Members

The Homeland Security & Defense Business Council (Council) announced that four new companies joined its membership organization in the first quarter of 2017. The Council’s newest members, Blue Canopy Group, LLC; CACI International Inc; E3 Federal Solutions, LLC; and SureID, Inc.; all provide product, technology or service solutions to the government.
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DoD Night Vision Devices Market Falls due to Procurement Program Completions and Budget Cuts

Frost & Sullivan: Uncertain requirements for next generation warfare slows the market but significant opportunities exist in foreign military sales. Though the night vision device market continues to innovate, budget cuts are stifling research and development (R&D), and procurement of advanced image intensification (I2), infrared (IR)/thermal, and fused night vision technologies. The completion of large procurement programs and only a few significant new start programs will cause the funding for night vision devices to decline by a compound annual growth rate of 8.20 percent between 2013 and 2018. New analysis from Frost & Sullivan’s US DoD Night Vision Devices Market…
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Biggest Ever Defence Contract Signed

On 10 July 2014, Stephen Wells, Aurecon’s Chief Business Development Officer and Rosemary Peavey, Company Secretary, attended a formal ceremony hosted by the Department of Defence where they signed Aurecon’s largest defence contract to date. This contract is part of a tranche of services packages that will provide support to Defence bases across the country, initially involving the award of contracts to five individual businesses: Aurecon Australia Pty Ltd, UGL Services Pty Ltd, Transfield Services, Veolia Environmental Services Pty Ltd and Wilson Security. “These contracts will provide key services for Defence bases — everything from routine maintenance and security to…
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CBRN Defence Market Forecast 2014-2024

A decade of robust investment in the CBRN defence market has been primarily driven by the enduring threat of a CBRN terrorist attack. In addition, even as budgets in North America and Europe come under pressure, CBRN defence spending remains an attractive opportunity for leading defence and homeland security contractors. Visiongain's new report examines how emerging market spending and the threat of CBRN attacks underscore an optimistic outlook for a market that will reach $8.71bn in 2014. Visiongain's report CBRN Defence Market Forecast 2014-2024: Leading Companies for Chemical, Biological, Radiological & Nuclear Detection Equipment offers one of the most detailed…
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UK Defence Equipment Market Report 2014

One of the main issues, for equipment suppliers, has been the year-on-year reductions in defence spending defined as departmental expenditure limits (DEL) minus inflation from the 2010/2011 financial year onwards, including the most recent 7.8% fall in 2012/2013. Furthermore, in a bid to end cost overruns, and project delays and failures, defence procurement in the UK has been subject to recent reform. From April 2014, a refreshed bespoke trading entity' the Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) organisation was launched, allowing the business greater operational freedoms, in line with more commercial enterprises, to attract and incentivise private-sector talent in defence equipment…
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Heavy Maintenance Segment Dominates The Military Support In Service Market Finds Frost & Sullivan

The heavy maintenance segment has the highest potential for revenue generation among military support in services, as the defence sector is evolving into a support in service (SIS) oriented market. Expensive cost of new combat platforms purchase, along with budget pressures, is compelling the defence sector to extend the lifecycles of military platforms far beyond the original average of 30 years. This translates to substantial revenues for military SIS providers. Additionally, as older platforms require heavier, more intensive, and expensive maintenance, most original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) will experience higher revenues from maintenance and retrofit contracts. New analysis from Frost &…
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New Multi-Million-Pound Missiles Secure 300 UK Jobs

The Royal Navy's new Wildcat helicopters are to be fitted with £90 million missiles thanks to a contract that will sustain 300 UK jobs. The next-generation precision future anti-surface guided weapon (FASGW) (heavy) and FASGW (light) missiles will be integrated, tested and installed on 28 Wildcat helicopters by 2020. Capable of targeting small boats, fast attack craft and targets on land, each airframe is able to carry up to 20 missiles. The FASGW programme has protected over 300 jobs across the United Kingdom and will sustain a number of additional jobs at AgustaWestland’s plant in Yeovil, Somerset, which employs over…
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British Army Celebrates New division In Germany

Soldiers from 1st (UK) Armoured Division paraded at Hammersmith Barracks in Herford, Germany, to mark their renaming as 1st (UK) Division. While the change in title, dropping the word ‘armoured’, might seem slight to some, in fact, the redesignation, as it is known, has huge significance. As part of the changes being implemented under Army 2020 the name-change reflects the fact that over the coming year the division will move from an armoured to a light infantry role and will be at the heart of the British Army’s Adaptable Force. This Adaptable Force (AF) will provide a division of regular…
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