Tag Archives: switzerland

Boeing Invests in California-Based Autonomous Logistics Platform Maker

Boeing‘s venture capital arm has invested in Matternet, a company developing an unmanned aerial vehicle designed for urban logistics use. The California-based startup raised $16 million through a recent Series A funding round led by HorizonX Ventures, Boeing said Tuesday. Matternet received authorization last year to operate a UAV platform over Switzerland’s densely populated areas and has delivered …

Read More »

Thales Picks Nine Startups to Join Cyber Program at France-Based Business Hub

Thales has selected nine startup companies to join a six-month, cybersecurity-focused business development program led by the company at the Station F startup campus in France. The company said Wednesday that it looks to bolster its cybersecurity portfolio and foster innovation through partnerships between startups, small and medium-size enterprises as well as …

Read More »

Raytheon to Help Maintain Switzerland’s Airborne Radar Warning Receiver Tech

Raytheon has entered into a five-year deal with RUAG Switzerland to service an airborne digital radar warning receiver built for the Swiss government. Raytheon said Friday it will maintain Switzerland’s ALR-67(V)3 receivers that work to alert F-18 pilots of potential hostile threats under the commercial performance-based logistics contract. “Our two key metrics for this PBL are availability and reliability,” said Michael Baladjanian, …

Read More »

Exelis Receives Aircraft Self-Protection Tech Support Contract From Navy

Harris subsidiary Exelis has been awarded a potential five-year, $12.3 million contract by the U.S. Navy to provide engineering services and software support equipment for multiple airborne countermeasure systems. The Defense Department said Monday Exelis will support the Navy’s AN/ALQ-165 self-protection jammers, AN/ALQ-214 integrated defensive electronic countermeasures as well as the service branch’s aircraft …

Read More »

General Dynamics to Deliver DURO Vehicles for Swiss Army

The Swiss army has awarded General Dynamics‘ European land systems business unit a contract to deliver 70 DURO Armoured Personnel Carriers. Under a program established in 2008, General Dynamics has already delivered DURO GMTF vehicles to the Swiss army. A company release says the deliveries were approved in 2010 by the …

Read More »

European Police Continue Pursuit of 'Anonymous' Hackers

Police in Italy and Switzerland this week raided more than 30 homes as part of an overall effort to crack down on high-profile cyber attacks claimed by hacktivist collective Anonymous, The Wall Street Journal reports. Since last December, police have nabbed more than 40 individuals in Europe with alleged ties …

Read More »

Cyber Crime on Rise in Switzerland

Reported instances of cyber crime are on the rise in Switzerland, according to Swiss authorities. The reported incidents increased by approximately 1,000 between 2008 and 2009. In 2009, 7,541 instances were reported, most of which dealt with spam and pornography. Complaints surrounding pornography grew dramatically to 1,364, while spam remained …

Read More »