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    Cisco Completes $475M Purchase of Mobility Company Intucell

    Cisco has completed its purchase of Ra'anana, Israel-based Intucell for approximately $475 million in cash and retention-based incentives, according to a company statement. Intucell employees will join Cisco's service provider mobility group. This acquisition is expected to add a critical network intelligence layer to the spectrum, coverage and capacity of global service providers and the […] More

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    Boeing Helping Build Israel Missile Defense Interceptors; Jim Chilton Comments

    Boeing and Israel Aerospace Industries have developed a new interceptor missile intending to help update Israel’s national ballistic missile defense system. Along with helping build the Arrow 3 missile, Boeing provides several interceptor components for the in-service Arrow 2 with IAI acting as prime contractor for the Arrow program, Boeing said Monday. IAI is responsible […] More

  • Northrop Subsidiary Wins Israel Trainer Subcontract; Marco Clochiatti Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Northrop Subsidiary Wins Israel Trainer Subcontract; Marco Clochiatti Comments

    A Northrop Grumman subsidiary has won a subcontract from Alenia Aermacchi to provide a fighter training system for trainer aircraft in Israel, Northrop announced Wednesday. Northrop’s Italy-based navigation systems subsidiary will provide the LISA-200 Attitude Heading Reference System for the M-346, continuing its five years of experience as a supplier for that program. “This award builds […] More

  • Israeli AF Personnel Visit Lockheed F-35 Facility - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Israeli AF Personnel Visit Lockheed F-35 Facility

    Members of Israel’s Air Force have visited Lockheed Martin‘s facility in Fort Worth, TX, according to a Flightglobal article. The visit was part of the service’s preparations for the initial batch of 20 F-35A joint strike fighters which are to receive Israeli-made electronic warfare systems. Israel’s experts are now manufacturing the fifth-generation stealth fighter to accept the equipment which […] More

  • Israel to Upgrade Iron Dome Missile Defenses with $205M Backing from U.S. - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Israel to Upgrade Iron Dome Missile Defenses with $205M Backing from U.S.

    The Israeli Defence Ministry announced last Sunday it will upgrade their Iron Dome missile interceptor system, reports Allyn Fisher-Ila for Reuters.   The announcement says a series of successful tests of the system prompted the ministry to add a fifth set of rockets. According to Reuters, it utilizes small radar-guided missiles to eliminate Katyusha-style rockets within 5 km […] More

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    Trojan Horse Virus Targeting Govt, Infrastructure Personnel In Iran, Israel

    Seculert and Kasperksy Lab found a Trojan horse virus is infecting computers and stealing data from high-profile individuals in Israel, Iran and other countries in the Middle East. According to CNN Security Clearance,Seculert Chief Technology Officer Aviv Raff said that whoever coded the still-active virus was fluent in Farsi and that some of the stolen […] More

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    Report: Iran Oil Organizations Suffer Stuxnet-Like Attack

    Reports surfaced Monday that Iran’s main oil terminal and the oil ministry suffered a cyber attack by a virus similar to the Stuxnet worm, Reuters reports.  The virus was detected inside the control systems of Kharg Island, which handles Iran’s crude oil exports, the report said. The state oil company company reported that the terminal […] More

  • Contractors Benefiting from Spike in Foreign Military Sales - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Contractors Benefiting from Spike in Foreign Military Sales

    The U.S. government has been pursuing a large amount of foreign military sales deals recently. In the last few weeks alone, the government announced deals involving large contracting firms such as Raytheon, Boeing and Lockheed Martin. Under the Arms Export Control Act, the U.S. sells defense services abroad when the president believes the sale will […] More

  • DRS to Support Installation of Army Command, Control IT Infrastructure - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    DRS to Support Installation of Army Command, Control IT Infrastructure

    DRS Technologies’ technical services subsidiary has won a $6.3 million time and materials contract with the U.S. Army Contracting Command, the Pentagon has announced. The firm will support the installation of information technology infrastructure for command and control capabilities. Support will include engineering services. The Pentagon said contract work will take place in Afghanistan, Kuwait, Qatar, Israel, Korea, […] More

  • Israel Stands Up Cyber Command - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Israel Stands Up Cyber Command

    Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu yesterday announced the stand up of a cyber command to protect the nation against cyber attacks on digital infrastructure and to boost the competitiveness of local industries specializing in high-tech security, Reuters reports. The new National Cybernetic Taskforce will have access to a budget of “hundreds of millions of shekels” […] More

  • US Firms Eye Israel's 'Silicon Wadis' for Tech Investments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    US Firms Eye Israel's 'Silicon Wadis' for Tech Investments

    Fueled by venture-capital investment in industries like  communications, IT and green technology, Israel’s high-tech industry has in recent years become a worldwide leader, and more U.S. companies are eyeing the Middle Eastern nation for prospective investments. Israel’s technology sector, which has been expanding at a 10-20 percent clip since 2003, has played an important part […] More

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