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State Dept OKs Georgia’s $75M Javelin Missile, Launcher Procurement Request

The State Department has approved a potential $75 million foreign military sale of Javelin missile systems and command launch units to Georgia. Georgia requested to buy 410 Javelin missiles, 72 Javelin command launch units, 10 basic skills trainers, 70 simulated rounds as well as government and contractor technical assistance, transportation, logistics …

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State Dept OKs Abrams Tank Hull, Engine Sale to Kuwait

The State Department has approved a potential $29 million foreign military sale of Abrams M1A1 main battle tank hulls and engines to Kuwait. Kuwait asked to procure 218 M1A1 tank hulls with 120-millimeter cannons, AGT-1500 engines and logistics support services for the country’s M1A2 recapitalization effort, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Monday. The request is associated …

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State Dept OKs $53M Raytheon Air-to-Air Missile Sale to Netherlands

The State Department has approved the Dutch government’s request to buy 26 Raytheon-built AIM-120 C-7 advanced medium range air-to-air missiles, military equipment and related services from the U.S. government under a potential $53 million foreign military sales agreement. The Netherlands also asked to procure AMRAAM guidance section spares, captive air training missiles, control …

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Former DHS Official Danny Toler Joins Acuity as Cyber Practice, Diplomatic Portfolio SVP

Danny Toler, former acting assistant secretary of the Department of Homeland Security‘s cybersecurity and communications office, has been named senior vice president of diplomatic portfolio and cyber practice at Acuity. Reston, Virginia-based Acuity said Tuesday the more than 35-year federal service veteran will lead its cybersecurity practice and help drive expansion initiatives within …

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State Dept Vet Jay Anania Named Foreign Affairs Director at Buchanan & Edwards

Jay Anania, a more than 30-year veteran of the State Department and former U.S. ambassador to Suriname, has joined Buchanan and Edwards as director of foreign affairs at the government information technology and consulting services provider. He will manage BE’s programs with the State Department and the U.S. Agency of International Development in his new …

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State Dept OKs Sale of Harpoon Block II Missiles to Thailand

The State Department has cleared Thailand’s request to buy RGM-84L Harpoon Block II surface-launched missiles and related support services from the U.S. under a potential $24.9 million foreign military sales agreement. Thailand also asked to purchase training support, repair and spare parts, technical documentation, containers, logistics, program assistance and engineering support …

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Belfer Center Report Examines Potential Uses of AI Tech in National Security

A new study conducted by Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs has concluded that the impact of autonomous robots and other artificial intelligence technologies on national security could match that of nuclear weapons, Wired reported Wednesday. Belfer Center produced the report “Artificial Intelligence and National Security” …

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State Dept Clears Additional Netherlands Hellfire Missile Purchase Request

The State Department has approved the Netherlands’ request to acquire an additional 70 Lockheed Martin-built AGM-114R Hellfire II missiles under a potential $34 million foreign military sales agreement. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Tuesday the proposed transaction will be an addition to a previously implemented FMS case for the procurement of 180 Hellfire …

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State Dept OKs $58M Sale of BAE-Built Missile Warning Systems to Netherlands

The State Department has given the Netherlands the green light to buy BAE Systems-built AN/AAR-57A(V)7 Common Missile Warning Systems and related support services under a potential $58.2 million foreign military sales agreement. The Netherlands requested to procure 32 CMWS for integration onto the country’s fleet of AH-64D Apache helicopters, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency …

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