Tag Archives: Finland

State Dept OKs $70M Vertical Launching System Sale to Finland

The State Department has cleared Finland’s request to purchase shipborne vertical launching systems, equipment and support services under a potential $70 million foreign military sales deal. Finland asked to buy four Mk 41 Baseline VII strike-length VLS units, spares, handling and test equipment, operator manuals and technical documentation from the U.S. government, the Defense …

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Rolls-Royce Opens Autonomous Ship Tech R&D Facility

Rolls-Royce has opened a facility in Finland to research and develop autonomous technology for shipping operations. The company said Thursday it aims to conduct R&D projects in the areas of autonomous navigation, land-based control and artificial intelligence at the new center. The facility includes a Remote and Autonomous Experience Space designed as a venue …

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Lithuania Awards $127M Contract for Support on Raytheon/Kongsberg-Produced Air Defense System

Kongsberg‘s defense and aerospace business has secured an estimated $126.8 million contract from Lithuania’s defense ministry for the delivery of an air defense system that the company jointly developed with Raytheon. The contract covers the delivery of additional equipment, training and integrated logistics support as well as services to refurbish and …

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Accenture Survey: 73% of Govt Technology Leaders Cite Security, Privacy as Potential Emerging Tech Advantages

Seventy-three percent of 774 government technology leaders who responded to a global survey by Accenture said they believe the use of emerging technology can help public agencies secure data and protect privacy. Accenture said Wednesday it surveyed government technology leaders from nine countries about emerging technologies such as analytics, predictive modeling, internet …

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CAE Updates Austrian Army’s Command and Staff Training Platform

CAE has installed an updated version of the company’s command and staff training system at a military educational facility located in Weitra, Austria. The company said Tuesday it implemented the GESI constructive simulation system at Austria’s national defense academy and delivered a third-party communications system to Austria’s Theresian military academy for integration with GESI. Wolfgang Kralicek, head of …

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Accenture Report: 70% of Govt Agencies Eye Emerging Technologies

An Accenture survey says 70 percent of government agencies evaluate the potential of “emerging” technologies such as advanced analytics, Internet of Things, intelligent process automation, video analytics, biometrics, machine learning and natural language processing. Accenture said Tuesday the “Emerging Technologies in Public Service” report explores the adoption of emerging technologies in health, social services, justice, revenue, border …

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Report: Raytheon Plans to Market New Medium-Range Missile to International Clients

Raytheon has expressed plans to sell its new medium-range air-to-air missile to a number of international customers, DoD Buzz reported Wednesday. The AIM-120 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile – Extended Range integrates the Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile‘s rocket motor in effort to increase range and altitude, Brendan McGarry writes. Raytheon developed AMRAAM-ER in collaboration with Norway’s Kongsberg …

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Finland Picks L-3 Division to Supply Infrared Imaging Tools for Airbus-Built H215 Choppers

An L-3 Communications division has secured an order from an agency in Finland to supply infrared imaging tools for installation onboard Airbus Group-built H215 helicopters. L-3 WESCAM will integrate its MX-15 electro-optical and infrared imaging systems with Finnish Border Guard’s H215 aircraft designed for use in search-and-rescue and maritime border patrol …

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