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In first update in a decade, the Pentagon plans for AI’s increased role in warfare | Task and Purpose

The Pentagon has revised its directive on "Autonomy in Weapon Systems" for the first time in over a decade.   The updated directive reflects the increasing role of artificial intelligence in warfare. The new version clarifies oversight and advisory bodies...

Winston-Salem Industries for the Blind Inc., Salem, North Carolina, has been awarded a maximum $7,587,915 modification (P00006)

Winston-Salem Industries for the Blind Inc., Salem, North Carolina, has been awarded a maximum $7,587,915 modification (P00006)   Exercising the second one-year option period of a one-year base contract (SPE1C1-21-D-B103) with two one-year option periods for flame retardant environmental ensemble/enhanced weather...

ManTech Wins $57 Million Navy Contract to Deliver Next Generation Expeditionary Weapon Systems Capabilities for US Special Operations Forces | Soldier System

The Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Crane has given ManTech a five-year, $57 million contract to create cutting-edge technology solutions that enable modern expeditionary warfare systems for the U.S Special Operations Command. NSWC Crane oversees SOCOM Program Manager-Special Operations Force...

French special forces look to mobile apps for tactical advantage | Shephard

Hexagon's new platform for developing Android mobile apps for dismounted soldiers is already being put to use on a project for French special forces.  Swedish-based IT company Hexagon has introduced LuciadCPillar for Android, a platform for developing mobile applications for...

Italy reveals future armored vehicle upgrade plans | Shephard Media

Maj Gen Francesco Olla, Head of the III Department (Military Policy and Planning) of the Italian Army, provided a general overview of future advances for the Italian Army's AFV fleet in his speech at the International Armored Vehicles 2023...

Defense Contractors Will Face Higher Risks as Spending Increases | Bloomberg Law

Elizabeth D'Aunno and Erik Swabb of WilmerHale caution government contractors to make compliance their top priority in order to avoid enforcement actions as US defense expenditure rises.  With unprecedented investments by US friends and partners and record US national defense...

US arms export approvals soared in 2022 | Defense News

In fiscal 2022, the U.S. sold almost $51.9 billion worth of military equipment to other nations, partly as a result of European allies of the United States arming themselves in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine 11 months earlier.  The...

US Army selects four companies to build new tactical truck prototypes | Defense News

After receiving contracts worth a total of $24.3 million from the US Army, Mack Defense, Navistar Defense, Oshkosh Defense, and an American Rheinmetall and GM Defense team will construct prototypes for a Common Tactical Truck.  Peterson stated that the "CTT...

San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind has been awarded an $8M contact

San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind has been awarded a maximum $8,800,260 modification (P00004) exercising the second one‐year option period of a one‐year base contract (SPE1C1‐21‐D‐B101) with two one‐year option periods for flame retardant environmental ensemble/enhanced weather outer layer...

ManTech Wins $57M Navy Special Forces Weapon Systems Contract | Washington Exec

The Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane has awarded ManTech a 5-year, $57 million contract to create technology solutions that enable modern expeditionary weapon systems for the US. Command for Special Operations.   Under the terms of a multiple-award contract, the Defense...

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Learning to train: What washing and Taipei can learn from security cooperation in Ukraine and the Baltic states | War on the Rocks

In a nationally broadcast speech, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen doubled the required military duty from 4 months to 1...

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