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  • Lockheed, Israel Launch Country's First F-35A Jet - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed, Israel Launch Country’s First F-35A Jet

    Lockheed Martin and Israel have launched the country’s first F-35A fighter jet at a ceremony with at least 400 people in attendance such as company executives and Israel and U.S. government officials. The conventional-takeoff-and-landing jet’s stealth technology, fused sensor information, network-enabled operations and sustainment support functions are designed to help Israel face threats such as missiles and defended airspace, Lockheed said Wednesday. […] More

  • Denmark's Govt Issues $3B Lockheed F-35 Purchase Recommendation - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Denmark’s Govt Issues $3B Lockheed F-35 Purchase Recommendation

    Denmark’s government has issued a recommendation for the military to purchase $3 billion in Lockheed Martin-built F-35 fighter jets to replace the country’s legacy F-16 jets that are slated for retirement, Defense News reported Wednesday. Lara Seligman and Gerard O'Dwyer write that Denmark’s legislature will debate the blueprint for close to a month before the country arrives at a final decision. […] More

  • Technavio: Directed Energy Weapons Market Predicted to Grow 29% by 2020 - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Technavio: Directed Energy Weapons Market Predicted to Grow 29% by 2020

    A Technavio report forecasts a compound annual growth rate of 29 percent for the directed-energy weapons market by 2020 due to the continuous demand for DEW systems and equipment in law enforcement. The report published April 2016 by Research and Markets states that demand for non-lethal weapons is a primary driver in the market, with the U.S., Russia, Israel and Japan expected […] More

  • Report: US Foreign Military Sales Hit $29B in First Half of FY 2016 - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Report: US Foreign Military Sales Hit $29B in First Half of FY 2016

    Guggenheim Securities has found that foreign military sales of U.S.-built platforms and weapon systems amounted to $29 billion after six months of the government’s 2016 fiscal year, Defense News reported Friday. Aaron Mehta writes the investment banking and capital markets company said in its report obtained by Defense News that Lockheed Martin is the largest beneficiary of FMS deals for the first half of fiscal […] More

  • Lockheed Begins Final Assembly of Israel's 1st F-35 Jet - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed Begins Final Assembly of Israel’s 1st F-35 Jet

    Lockheed Martin has kicked off a process to align the four structural components of an F-35 variant for the Israeli air force at the company’s electronic mate and assembly station in Fort Worth, Texas. The company said Sunday it is scheduled to complete assembly on Israel’s first F-35A conventional takeoff and landing aircraft in June and deliver the […] More

  • MDA, Israel Demo Raytheon-Rafael 'David's Sling' Air Defense System - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    MDA, Israel Demo Raytheon-Rafael ‘David’s Sling’ Air Defense System

    The U.S. Missile Defense Agency and the Israel Missile Defense Organization have conducted a fourth and final interception test of the David’s Sling Weapon System built by a Raytheon–Rafael team. MDA said Monday the platform launched a Stunner interceptor to engage several threat representative targets in real time during the demonstration at a test range in southern Israel. Raytheon […] More

  • Defense News: Lockheed's F-35 Subcontracts With Israeli Firms Hit $770M - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Defense News: Lockheed's F-35 Subcontracts With Israeli Firms Hit $770M

    Lockheed Martin has awarded approximately $770 million worth of contracts to Israel-based companies to perform work related to Israel’s purchase of F-35 fighter aircraft, Defense News reported Sunday. Barbara Opall-Rome writes Israel’s defense ministry announced that Elbit Systems and Israel Aerospace Industries were among the Israeli firms that received the largest share of contract work […] More

  • Dirk van der Vaart on His Agenda for GardaWorld's US Arm and Security Sector Trends - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Dirk van der Vaart on His Agenda for GardaWorld’s US Arm and Security Sector Trends

    Dirk van der Vaart took the role of president in April at GardaWorld Government Services — the U.S. subsidiary of global security services contractor Garda World. The 20-year defense and security market veteran’s background includes executive roles at GLOBAL Integrated Security and Raytheon, as well as service in the Coast Guard Reserve and intelligence community. ExecutiveBiz recently spoke […] More

  • Israel Orders $310M of General Dynamics Namer APC Production Kits - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Israel Orders $310M of General Dynamics Namer APC Production Kits

    General Dynamics will provide production kits for the Namer (Leopard) heavy armored personnel carriers to Israel’s defense ministry under a six-year, $310 million contract funded through U.S. military assistance, Defense News reported Tuesday. Barbara Opall-Rome writes that General Dynamics’ land systems business will then assemble and install Namer components and subsystems at a facility in Tel Hashomer, Israel. The contract adds […] More

  • DRS Teams with Israel's Beth-El, Rada on CBRN Defense, AESA Radar Tech - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    DRS Teams with Israel’s Beth-El, Rada on CBRN Defense, AESA Radar Tech

    Finmeccanica-owned DRS Technologies has teamed with Beth-El Industries, and Israeli supplier of environmental threat protection systems, to develop an air filtration product for U.S. military use. Under the terms of the deal, the two companies will create new offerings to utilize Arlington, Virginia-based DRS’ chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense systems and Beth-El filtration technology, DRS said Tuesday. […] More

  • Joshua Shani: Lockheed Joins Cyber Initiative in Israel to Support Local ICT Partnerships - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Joshua Shani: Lockheed Joins Cyber Initiative in Israel to Support Local ICT Partnerships

    Lockheed Martin has partnered with BGN Technologies, EMC and Jerusalem Venture Partners under Israel’s CyberSpark Industry Initiative, which aims to bolster public-private partnerships in the country as well as international industry collaboration. Lockheed said Monday the nonprofit initiative works to coordinate defense forces, government agencies and academia in Israel for joint cyber industry activities through its cyber center at the Advanced Technologies Park in Beer-Sheva. […] More

  • Microsoft, Akamai to Back Israeli Cybersecurity Startup Accelerator - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Microsoft, Akamai to Back Israeli Cybersecurity Startup Accelerator

    Microsoft and Akamai Technologies will work with venture capital firm Jerusalem Venture Partners to construct an accelerator in Israel that will focus on helping startup cybersecurity firms in the country. Participants will receive professional sessions and active mentoring from JVP, who will invest in $1 million in one of the cybersecurity startups at the program’s end, Microsoft said Tuesday. “Tech […] More

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