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  • General Atomics Updates Remotely Piloted Aircraft Receivers for European Satellite Constellation Navigation - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    General Atomics Updates Remotely Piloted Aircraft Receivers for European Satellite Constellation Navigation

    A General Atomics business has added a provision to the navigation receiver of a baseline remotely piloted aircraft to support connections with the European Union and the European Space Agency’s Galileo satellite constellation. The baseline MQ-9B initially used a triplex navigation platform compatible with the U.S. global positioning system and was updated to allow constellation […] More

  • Airbus Establishes 10,000 Laser Connections in Earth Observation Satellite Network - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Airbus Establishes 10,000 Laser Connections in Earth Observation Satellite Network

    Airbus has connected 10,000 lasers in a satellite network made to facilitate large amounts of observation data. The SpaceDataHighway system collects data from low-orbit satellites and transmits at a speed of 1.8 gigabits per second with a total relay of 40 terabytes daily, the company said Friday. The system’s Munich-based mission operation center conducts satellite activities 24 […] More

  • Accenture Helps Politico Create Global AI Forum - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    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 scheduled for March 19 and […] More

  • PKI Tech Vendor to Adopt Thales-Built Hardware Security Modules - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    PKI Tech Vendor to Adopt Thales-Built Hardware Security Modules

    Microsec, a public key infrastructure supplier in Hungary, has selected Thales to provide hardware security modules for integration with the former’s mobile identification technology. Thales said Thursday Microsec will adopt the nShield modules to help the Hungarian vendor secure its PassBy[ME] application and comply with the European Union’s regulation for electronic identification and trust services. NShield uses encryption, digital signing […] More

  • Saab to Support EU-Funded Unmanned Maritime Tech Research Project - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Saab to Support EU-Funded Unmanned Maritime Tech Research Project

    Saab has been selected to join a European Union-funded research project that seeks to demonstrate the use of unmanned systems to increase situational awareness in naval environments. The OCEAN2020 project will include two live demonstrations slated to occur off the Italian Mediterranean coast sometime in 2019 and in the Baltic Sea during 2020, Saab said Tuesday. Saab will […] More

  • EU Picks Leonardo-Led Team for Maritime Surveillance Tech Research Program - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    EU Picks Leonardo-Led Team for Maritime Surveillance Tech Research Program

    A Leonardo-led team has won a contract from the European Union’s defense agency to conduct research on maritime surveillance technologies. Leonardo said Friday it will carry out the OCEAN2020 research initiative alongside 42 partners from 15 European countries. OCEAN2020 will also involve the integration of unmanned vehicles in naval surveillance and interdiction missions. The integration effort will […] More

  • CompTIA Board: AI, User Experience Optimization Among Tech Trends for 2018 - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    CompTIA Board: AI, User Experience Optimization Among Tech Trends for 2018

    CompTIA's board of directors has outlined six technology trends to watch in 2018 and those include the increased adoption of artificial intelligence platforms and optimization of user experience through the use of technology. CompTIA said Thursday its recent poll showed that one in four businesses adopts AI in task automation, workflows and machine learning and […] More

  • EU Agency Taps Janus for Risk Mgmt & Security Support - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    EU Agency Taps Janus for Risk Mgmt & Security Support

    A European Union organization has selected Janus Global Operations to provide risk management and security services in support of efforts to boost maritime civilian law enforcement in Somalia. JGO said Wednesday it will deliver security management, regional daily incident alerts, security risk assessment analysis, close protection teams and hostile environment awareness training to the EU Regional Maritime […] More

  • BAE, Goriziane Group Enter Armored Vehicle Marketing Partnership - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    BAE, Goriziane Group Enter Armored Vehicle Marketing Partnership

    BAE Systems and Goriziane Group SpA have signed a partnership agreement to market and sell the BvS10 armored all-terrain vehicle platform. BvS10 vehicles are designed to provide full amphibious capacity for littoral operations in remote areas and currently in service with multiple European Union and NATO member countries, BAE said Monday. Italy-based Goriziane also provides support to BvS10’s predecessor model BV206. […] More

  • BAE Picks Deloitte as New Auditor - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    BAE Picks Deloitte as New Auditor

    BAE Systems has selected Deloitte to succeed KPMG as the British defense contractor’s auditor following a formal tender process led by BAE’s audit committee. Deloitte’s proposed appointment as auditor is subject to approval by BAE shareholders at the latter’s annual general meeting in May 2018, BAE said Friday. If approved, Deloitte will serve as auditor for the financial year ending Dec. 31, […] More

  • CNAS Program Aims to Examine US-Europe Security Relations - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    CNAS Program Aims to Examine US-Europe Security Relations

    The Center for a New American Security has launched a program that aims to study mutual security efforts between the U.S. and Europe. Neal Urwitz, CNAS director of external relations, wrote in an article published Monday that the Transatlantic Security program will be led by Julianne Smith, a CNAS senior fellow and former national security adviser to former vice president […] More

  • Airbus Subsidiary Offers SatCom Services to Support EU Military Training Missions in Somalia - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Airbus Subsidiary Offers SatCom Services to Support EU Military Training Missions in Somalia

    Airbus‘ defense and space business has delivered satellite communications systems to support military training missions of the European Union in Somalia including the Sahel Niger and Sahel Mali EU capacity building and civilian missions. The company said Thursday it leads the missions on behalf of the EU to support government efforts to boost stability and response to security issues that impact […] More

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