Tag Archives: Middle East

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch on Inmarsat’s Global Xpress 5 Satellite

Inmarsat is seeking to meet increased U.S. military and commercial demand for more bandwidth in the Middle East and Europe with its Global Xpress 5 communications satellite, C4ISRNET reported Thursday. “GX5, adding to that mix, looks at an area where we’ve got increased and significant demand. It is a very, very dense environment for commercial as well as military," said Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president of government strategy and policy at Inmarsat Government.

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Symantec: ‘Seedworm’ Cyber Espionage Group Uses Backdoor to Launch Attacks on Agencies, Telecoms

Symantec has found that a new cyber espionage group called Seedworm has started launch cyber attacks on dozens of government agencies, telecommunications, multinational organizations, oil and gas firms and other institutions worldwide since late September. Seedworm, also known as Zagos or Muddywater, collects intelligence data on targets across the Middle …

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Symantec: ‘Gallmaker’ Cyber Attack Group Uses ‘Living off the Land’ Tactics to Avoid Detection

Symantec has identified a new cyber espionage group dubbed Gallmaker that launches attacks on some government, defense and military organizations in Eastern Europe and the Middle East. The company said Thursday the Gallmaker group uses publicly available hacking tools and “living off the land” techniques to access targeted computers and …

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Raytheon’s Thomas Kennedy: Allies’ Procurement of US Defense Equipment to Continue Amid Tariffs

Raytheon CEO Thomas Kennedy told CNBC in an interview posted Wednesday he believes that despite trade disputes, foreign countries will continue to procure defense platforms from the U.S. in order to safeguard their citizens’ freedom and protect their sovereignty. He noted about European countries’ efforts to increase their defense spending …

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AeroVironment Receives UAS Order From Middle East-Based Military Customer

AeroVironment has secured a $44.5 million contract to supply small unmanned aircraft systems to an undisclosed military customer in the Middle East. The international client ordered Puma II AE UAS that features with Mantis i45 electro-optical/infrared gimbal sensor package and offers tactical reconnaissance capacity for maritime and ground missions, AeroVironment said Tuesday. Canada’s department …

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Lockheed Assembles First Comms Satellite for Saudi Arabia-Based Operator

Lockheed Martin has finished assembly and integration work on the first of two communications satellites the U.S. aerospace contractor is building for Arabsat and King Abdulaziz City’s Science and Technology organization in Saudi Arabia. Lockheed said Thursday it shipped the Hellas-Sat-4/SaudiGeoSat-1 satellite to a company facility in Sunnyvale, California to undergo environmental tests that would …

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Carey Smith Talks About Parsons’ Williams Electric Purchase, Control System Business Expansion

Carey Smith, federal group president at Parsons, has said the company expects the acquisition of control system integration company Williams Electric to create new opportunities as the Pasadena, California-based engineering services contractor operates in the Middle East and other regions, the Pasadena Star-News reported Thursday. Smith told Pasadena Star-News she believes …

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CAE to Establish Aviation Training Center in Saudi Arabia

CAE has partnered with the Saudi National Company of Aviation to establish a flight training center at the King Fahad International Airport in Dammam, Saudi Arabia. The SNCA-sponsored facility will offer commercial pilot license curriculum, courseware, staff and instructor training and control systems safety education, CAE said Sunday. Both companies made the announcement during the 2017 Dubai …

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