Tag Archives: Britain

MBDA-Led Consortium to Demo Laser Capacity for UK Military

The U.K. military has selected MBDA to demonstrate a capacity to field laser-directed weapons that can potentially urge the country’s navy and other services to utilize similar systems, Defense News reported Sunday. Andrew Chuter writes MBDA leads a bid team called UK Dragonfire that includes BAE Systems, Leonardo-Finmeccanica, Marshall Defense and Aerospace and Qinetiq to develop a solid …

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Airbus Secures Potential $728M Subcontract to Support UK Military Training Program

The Lockheed Martin–Babcock International joint venture Ascent Flight Training has awarded a potential 17-year, $728 million subcontract to Airbus for service as the primary aircraft service provider for a U.K. military training initiative. Airbus will manufacturer and deliver rotorcraft with an integrated support system over 18 months with an intended start date for training in April 2018, …

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SGO Becomes 1st US Firm to Obtain PSC.1-2012 Mgmt Systems Certification

Sterling Global Operations is a stability operations company that offers global services to the public and private sector in munitions response; logistics; communications; life support services; risk management; and security. SGO has announced it is the first American company to receive the worldwide certification ANSI/ASIS PSC.1-2012, an international standard for quality management systems at private …

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Report: Cyber Crime Costs UK $44 Million Every Year

British government estimates say cyber crime costs the nation more than £27 billion, roughly $43.5 billion a year, with industry experiencing the biggest economical loss. A report by the Office of Cyber Security and Information Assurance and BAE Systems-owned Detica released today concluded web crime is an expanding, widespread problem, …

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Foreign Cyber Spies Target British Defense Official

A senior British defense official was targeted by a spear phishing attack that attempted to steal military secrets, The Register reports. The plan was uncovered last year when the official became suspicious of an email she received from a contact she had met at a conference. The official showed the …

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British Ministry of Defense at Risk for Cyber Attack

The British Ministry of Defense is vulnerable to cyber attacks because of data loss and week information infrastructure, according to the MoD’s accounting officer. In a report submitted to Parliament, Bill Jeffrey says while the department is making headway on cybersecurity, the risks from attacks in cyberspace are still a …

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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 …

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Cyber Scammers Beware, the British are Coming

The British government has launched a counter cyber scam team and plans to invest 4.3 million pounds within the next three years to combat cyber scams. Online scams, usually initiated via email, currently hit 3 million victims in the UK per year for a total loss of 3.5 billion pounds, …

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Britain's Conservatives Attack Labour Government over Cyber

Late last week, David Cameron, head of the Conservative Party in the UK, outlined his parties plans to handle national security issues. The plans highlight the central role that cyber security now plays in any national security discussions. In the report, the Conservatives say “the reliance of developed societies and …

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