Tag Archives: Belgium

Accenture Helps Politico Create Global AI Forum

Politico has selected Accenture to be the founding partner of a global artificial intelligence forum that aims to educate business and government leaders on the impact and use of AI technology. Accenture said Thursday the program will involve a series of AI summits and roundtable discussions across Europe and U.S., with the first summit …

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Thales Alenia Space Deploys ‘Collaborative’ Robots to Aid Satellite Production

Thales Alenia Space has begun to operate company-developed “collaborative” robots to support satellite production efforts alongside human employees at two separate facilities. The company said Wednesday its Collaborative Robot Addressed To Operative Solutions platform is currently deployed at a plant in L’Aquila, Italy, while the Saphir robot is located at a facility in …

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Northrop, Atlas Elektronik Showcase Unmanned Mine Hunting Tech

Northrop Grumman and Atlas Elektronik‘s U.K. subsidiary have jointly demonstrated an unmanned mine hunting system during the Belgian Defense Technology and Industry Day trials in Zeebrugge, Belgium. Northrop said Monday its AQS-24B mine hunting sensor was integrated with Atlas Elektronik UK‘s ARCIMS unmanned surface vessel during the tests. Alan Lytle, vice president of undersea systems …

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Report: Belgium Issues F-16 Fighter Aircraft Replacement RFPs

Belgium has kicked off a search for new multirole fighter aircraft that will replace the Belgian air force’s fleet of Lockheed Martin-built F-16 planes, IHS Jane’s 360 reported Monday. Gareth Jennings writes Belgium requested proposals from multiple international defense organizations for the Eurofighter Typhoon, Lockheed’s F-35A, Boeing‘s F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, Dassault Aviation‘s Rafale and Saab‘s Gripen E. Belgium …

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Lockheed Chief Marillyn Hewson Offers 3 Ideas to Maintain NATO’s Tech Edge

Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson has said NATO and industry partners can maintain their technological edge through sustained investment, interoperability and talent development. Hewson said Wednesday at the NATO-Industry forum in Brussels alliance members should provide consistent and sustained defense spending to support operational readiness and the industry’s research and development efforts. She added alliance members’ pledges to allocate 2 percent …

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Microsoft Opens Transparency Center in Brazil to Support Latin American Governments

Microsoft has unveiled a transparency center in Brazil to promote safe computing and address security needs of governments in Latin America. The company said Wednesday the Brazil location adds to previously established Microsoft Transparency Centers in Washington, Belgium and Singapore. Microsoft added the centers support the company’s Government Security Program which gives participating government agencies …

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Atlantic CommTech to Update Air Force’s Weapon Security, Alarm Comm Systems

Atlantic CommTech Corp. has won a $36.5 million contract to help the U.S. Air Force modernize the service branch’s Weapon Storage and Security System and Alarm Communication and Display. The Defense Department said Friday the company will perform sustainment upgrades to the WS3 cryptographic platform that works to encrypt the system’s alarm data. ACT-Corp will also …

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NATO Taps MCR Global for Program Mgmt, Technical Support Contract; Paul Marston Comments

MCR Global has received a potential four-year, $8.1 million contract to provide technical support and program management services to NATO's Supreme Allied Command Transformation and Allied Command Operations. The contract has a base term of two years and two option years and covers program management support for NATO's communications platforms and …

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Unisys-Led Consortium Wins eu-LISA IT Support Contracts; Mark Forman Comments

A Unisys-led consortium in Belgium has received two four-year contracts worth $53 million combined to support the European Agency for the Operational Management of Large-Scale IT Systems in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice. The company said Thursday its Consortium U2 subsidiary and partner Uni Systems will provide IT services in support of eu-LISA’s border management, asylum …

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Elbit Systems Arm to Provide Soldier Systems for Benelux Soldier Modernization Effort

A subsidiary of Elbit Systems will support the Smart Vest joint soldier modernization program of Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg under a five-year, $150 million prime contract with the Dutch defense ministry. The company said Thursday Elbit Systems Land and C4I will supply digital soldier systems that work to bolster safety, survivability, effectiveness …

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