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  • CAE Completes Helicopter Simulator Upgrade for German Navy - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    CAE Completes Helicopter Simulator Upgrade for German Navy

    CAE has completed a one-year modernization effort on the German navy’s Sea King MK41 helicopter simulator, which has re-entered service at the Nordholz Naval Airbase in Germany. The company said Tuesday it carried out a series of updates on the Sea King simulator such as the addition of a CAE Medallion-6000 image generator with Common Database architecture; […] More

  • Saab to Provide EW Self-Protection, Countermeasures Tech to German Air Force - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Saab to Provide EW Self-Protection, Countermeasures Tech to German Air Force

    NATO’s Eurofighter 2000 and Tornado aircraft management agency has ordered electronic warfare self-protection and countermeasure systems from Saab on behalf of Germany’s air force. Saab said April 11 it will manufacture 29 units of the BOZ-101 EC self-protection and countermeasure system for the German air force at the company’s facilities in Jarfalla, Sweden and Centurion, South Africa. The BOZ wing-mounted pod […] More

  • Reuters: MBDA, Lockheed Plan JV to Manage MEADS Deal with Germany - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Reuters: MBDA, Lockheed Plan JV to Manage MEADS Deal with Germany

    MBDA plans to establish a joint venture with Lockheed Martin to oversee a missile defense program in Germany after the country’s defense ministry voiced concerns about MBDA’s capacity to execute the project independently, Reuters reported Thursday. Andrea Shalal writes both companies are in talks with the German defense ministry regarding their planned JV and the ministry does not expect to finalize a contract with […] More

  • Report: Germany to Purchase Northrop-Built Triton UAVs from US Navy - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Report: Germany to Purchase Northrop-Built Triton UAVs from US Navy

    Germany plans to buy three Northrop Grumman-built Triton unmanned aerial vehicles from the U.S. Navy for use in signal intelligence operations of its armed forces, Defense News reported Wednesday. The inspector general with Germany“™s armed forces Bundeswehr said the country“™s military aims to procure the first Triton UAV in 2025 and the other two drones by […] More

  • MEADS Team Pursues Dev't of Turkey's 1st Air & Missile Defense System - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    MEADS Team Pursues Dev’t of Turkey’s 1st Air & Missile Defense System

    MEADS International, a joint venture between MBDA‘s German and Italian units and Lockheed Martin, has proposed a customized partnership with Turkey to develop the country“™s first long-range air and missile defense system, Defense News reported Wednesday. Burak Ege Bekdil writes MEADS representatives have visited Turkey in previous months for preliminary talks and anticipate formal contract negotiations […] More

  • Former SPAWAR Europe Director Jim Condon Named Principal at Deep Water Point's German Office - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Former SPAWAR Europe Director Jim Condon Named Principal at Deep Water Point’s German Office

    Jim Condon, former vice president for business development at TRICON Defense International and a former director at the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command Europe, has been appointed as a principal for Deep Water Point‘s new office in Germany. Deep Water Point said Wednesday Condon will work to boost visibility of Europe-based activities for U.S.-owned and European […] More

  • CAE Updates Austrian Army's Command and Staff Training Platform - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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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 section training equipment and simulation […] More

  • Airbus Gets H215 Rotorcraft Order From German Police; Wolfgang Schoder Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Airbus Gets H215 Rotorcraft Order From German Police; Wolfgang Schoder Comments

    Airbus‘ helicopters business has received a purchase order for three H215 multi-role rotorcraft from the German federal police through Germany’s federal ministry of interior. The company will deliver the helicopters in early 2019 and the German federal police will use the aircraft to perform maritime emergency and police missions, Airbus said Wednesday. The twin-engine rotorcraft is part […] More

  • Accenture Report: 70% of Govt Agencies Eye Emerging Technologies - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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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 services, social security and administrative […] More

  • Wes Kremer: Raytheon Could Update Germany“™s Patriot Missile Defense System Within a Year - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Wes Kremer: Raytheon Could Update Germany“™s Patriot Missile Defense System Within a Year

    A Raytheon official has said the company could perform updates to Germany“™s Patriot missile defense system within a year and for less than the estimated budget for the development of the Medium Extended Air Defense System, Reuters reported Friday. Lockheed Martin built the MEADS system with MBDA, Andrea Shalal and Sabine Siebold write. “They refer to us as […] More

  • Raytheon-NCSA Study: Election-Related Threats Fueling Interest in Cyber Careers - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Raytheon-NCSA Study: Election-Related Threats Fueling Interest in Cyber Careers

    A study commissioned by Raytheon and the National Cyber Security Alliance indicates cyber threats against the U.S. presidential election have helped boost interest in cybersecurity careers among young adults. Raytheon said Wednesday Zogby Analytics conducted the “Securing Our Future: Closing the Cybersecurity Talent Gap” survey which involves 3,779 respondents aged 18 to 26 from the U.S. and worldwide. “Millennials see […] More

  • Josh Walden: Intel Unveils Commercial Drone System for North American Markets - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Josh Walden: Intel Unveils Commercial Drone System for North American Markets

    Intel has rolled out a commercial-grade unmanned aerial vehicle system for North American markets during the 2016 INTERGEO drone conference in Hamburg, Germany. Josh Walden, senior vice president and general manager of Intel’s new technology group, wrote in an editorial published Tuesday that the Intel Falcon 8+ system consists of the company’s Falcon 8+ UAV, Cockpit mobile ground station and Powerpack battery. He added the drone is also […] More

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