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Polaris eyes mission packages for tactical vehicles

Polaris Government and Defense continues to work up plans to extend the capacity of its fleet of ‘Fly and Drive’ tactical ground vehicles, senior company sources have explained. Speaking to Jane’s at the Special...


ONR to deliver MIW RAC prototypes to NECC in mid-2017

The US Navy’s Office of Naval Research (ONR) is helping to provide a capability that will enable explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) technicians to detect mines in very shallow water, provide sufficient standoff, and reduce...


IMDEX 2017: ST Electronics completes development of Mercury AUV

Singapore Technologies (ST) Electronics completed development of its Mercury autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) in mid-2016, Jane’s has learnt during the IMDEX 2017 exhibition in Singapore. Formerly known by its development name of Meredith, the...


Wilson becomes 24th US Air Force secretary

Heather Wilson became the US Air Force’s (USAF’s) 24th secretary on 16 May following a swearing-in ceremony at the Pentagon. Wilson told Jane’s following her ceremony that space is high priority among USAF prerogatives....


Pusat commences initial trials

Turkey’s Tumosan has completed the development of the first example of their Pusat (4×4) vehicle. The initial vehicle is in the armoured personnel carrier (APC) configuration and has been developed using internal research and...


Garwin on Strategic Security Challenges to the US

There are at least four major “strategic security challenges” that could place the United States at risk within the next decade, physicist Richard L. Garwin told the National Academy of Sciences earlier this month....


Leidos to Provide HAZMAT Services at Federalized Airports

Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), a global science and technology company, was awarded a prime contract by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to continue to provide hazardous materials management and disposal services at more than 440...


Biodefense Headlines – May 14, 2017

See what we’re reading this week at Global Biodefense on topics including the depleted yellow fever vaccine supply, viability of ‘arboterrorism’, and the return of Ebola. BIOPREPAREDNESS Ebola returns in Congo, a [Read more]...

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