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  • State Department OKs Potential $73M Sale of T-6 Aircraft Support Services to Argentina - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    State Department OKs Potential $73M Sale of T-6 Aircraft Support Services to Argentina

    The State Department has approved a potential $73 million foreign military sale, through which Argentina intends to purchase sustainment services and related equipment for the T-6 Texan II trainer aircraft. Kansas-based Textron would provide software and hardware modifications for the aircraft’s airframe and avionics to support the integration of external fuel tanks and training munitions, […] More

  • Sikorsky's Colombia-Based Black Hawk Support Facilities to Serve Other Latin American Clients - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Sikorsky’s Colombia-Based Black Hawk Support Facilities to Serve Other Latin American Clients

    Lockheed Martin‘s Sikorsky subsidiary has announced plans to offer depot-level maintenance and flight training services for Black Hawk customers in Latin America through facilities located in Colombia. Sikorsky intends to extend support services that Colombian armed forces and national police currently receive from the subsidiary to other clients across Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Mexico, Lockheed said Tuesday. A Melgar-based center […] More

  • IBM to Offer Free Consulting Services Via 'Smarter Cities' Challenge - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    IBM to Offer Free Consulting Services Via ‘Smarter Cities’ Challenge

    IBM has selected five municipalities across the world to receive pro bono consulting services from the company's teams of experts on issues related to public safety, immigration, economic development and affordable housing as part of the Smarter Cities Challenge program. The company picked San Jose, California; Busan, South Korea; San Isidro, Argentina; Yamagata City, Japan; […] More

  • Leonardo Receives AW169 Helicopter Order From Argentina - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Leonardo Receives AW169 Helicopter Order From Argentina

    Argentina’s national gendarmerie has ordered a twin-turbine helicopter from Leonardo  to support law enforcement and border patrol operations within the country. Leonardo said Thursday is scheduled to deliver an AgustaWestland AW169 unit in the second half of this year. Mauro Moretti, CEO and general manager of Leonardo, said the selection of the AW169 by the Argentine gendarmerie helps […] More

  • AM General Gets Humvee, Vehicle Parts Sales Contracts Worth $57M - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    AM General Gets Humvee, Vehicle Parts Sales Contracts Worth $57M

    AM General landed Humvee and vehicle parts sales contracts for a combined value of $57 million from Iraq, Serbia, Argentina and the U.S. National Guard and Reserve forces. The company said Monday the contracts add to a previously awarded $25 million M1151A1B1 HMMWV foreign military sales contract modification. Andy Hove, AM General president and CEO, said the […] More

  • Airbus, Perlan Project Team Move Engineless Aircraft to New Hangar in Nevada - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Airbus, Perlan Project Team Move Engineless Aircraft to New Hangar in Nevada

    Airbus‘ U.S. subsidiary and Perlan Project sponsor Dennis Tito have opened a new facility at the Minden-Tahoe Airport in Nevada to house the volunteer-run project ahead of a summer flight for the Perlan 2 glider. Airbus Group said Dec. 9 the new hangar will accommodate Perlan 2 before it departs for Argentina, where the engineless glider will work to soar toward […] More

  • State Dept Clears Argentina's $80M Bell Helicopter Purchase Request - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    State Dept Clears Argentina’s $80M Bell Helicopter Purchase Request

    Argentina’s request to buy $80 million in Bell 412EP helicopters built by the Textron subsidiary Bell has received clearance from the State Department. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Wednesday the proposed foreign military sale includes four Bell 412EPs, helicopter major components and spare parts, pilot and maintenance training and logistics support. DSCA said Argentina seeks to bolster its air mobility efforts […] More

  • Chris Marzilli: Argentine Desert-Based Researchers to Study Universe With General Dynamics Instruments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Chris Marzilli: Argentine Desert-Based Researchers to Study Universe With General Dynamics Instruments

    General Dynamics' SATCOM Technologies division has been awarded a contract to develop and install a radio-telescope antenna for a new observatory in Argentina. The 100-ton, 40-foot, submillimeter-wavelength radio telescope antenna is intended for the Large Latin American Millimeter Array observatory located in the Atacama Desert, General Dynamics said Wednesday. “These grand-scale scientific instruments, built by […] More

  • Telcordia to Establish JV with Telemark, Manage Mobile Number Portability in Argentina - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Telcordia to Establish JV with Telemark, Manage Mobile Number Portability in Argentina

    A consortium of all mobile operators in Argentina has selected Telcordia to manage mobile number portability in the country. The agreement includes a provision for Telemark and Telcordia to establish a joint venture company called Administradora de la Portabilidad Argentina S.A. Telcordia will be responsible for implementing carrier-grade MNP software solution to Argentina’s mobile service providers and provide training […] More

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    Argentinean Government Sites Used in Black Hat SEO Campaigns

    Numerous Argentinian government websites were recently compromised by hackers and used in black hat search engine optimization campaigns, according to Sunbelt Software. Security researchers said 12 government pages were involved in the spamming campaign, with some of them distributing malware as well. Also called spamdexing, black hat SEO is a technique used by cyber crooks […] More

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    Falklands Invaded…Again

    Over the weekend, Argentine hackers broke into the website of Falkland Islands’ Penguin News and placed an Argentine flag on the homepage. The hackers also posted a protesting note with bullet points claiming that the Falkland Islands should be part of Argentina, according to an article on The Register.co.uk. The hack also included an audio […] More

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