June 2019

Nexter Systems, Leonardo, CMi Defence and UVision announced to sponsor Future Armoured Vehicles Weapon Systems on the 5th- 6th June 2019

[ad_1] SMi reports: Exclusive presentation details released from CMi Defence, Leonardo, Nexter Systems and UVision ahead of the upcoming conference in London Future Armoured Vehicles Weapon Systems SMi’s 4th annual Future Armoured Vehicles Weapon Systems 2019 will commence in just two weeks’ time, at the Copthorne Tara Hotel, Kensington in London. This year’s conference hosts an excellent industry and military representation with presentations focused on detailed analyses and overviews of… Read More »Nexter Systems, Leonardo, CMi Defence and UVision announced to sponsor Future Armoured Vehicles Weapon Systems on the 5th- 6th June 2019

United Technologies shareholder launches rebellion against merger with Raytheon

[ad_1] WASHINGTON — A significant owner of United Technologies Corporation shares has issued a public broadside against the proposed merger with Raytheon, calling the move “ill-conceived and unlikely to create value.” In a letter posted online Friday, Third Point LLC CEO Daniel Loeb said he would vote against the merger and urged other shareholders to push back against the proposed tie-up, which is expected to create one of the largest… Read More »United Technologies shareholder launches rebellion against merger with Raytheon

Q&A released with Major General John Charlton, Former Commander of the Army Test and Evaluation Center, US Army ahead of SMi’s Future Armored Vehicles Active Protection Systems USA Conference 2019

[ad_1] SMi reports: Conference chairman, Former Commander of the Army Test and Evaluation Center, US Army is interviewed ahead of the upcoming conference on June 11th and 12th 2019 Ahead of SMi’s Future Armored Vehicles Active Protection Systems USA conference taking place on June 11th and 12th in Arlington, VA, SMi group caught up with conference chairman Major General (Ret’d) John Charlton to discuss current developments, priorities and the upcoming… Read More »Q&A released with Major General John Charlton, Former Commander of the Army Test and Evaluation Center, US Army ahead of SMi’s Future Armored Vehicles Active Protection Systems USA Conference 2019

Here are the biggest weaknesses in America’s defense sector

[ad_1] WASHINGTON — Production of a component vital to protecting American troops from chemical attacks that can’t keep up with need. Key suppliers of aircraft parts that could go bankrupt at any time. A key producer of missile components that closed for two years before the Pentagon found out. These are just some of the key findings of an annual report from the Pentagon judging the greatest risks to the… Read More »Here are the biggest weaknesses in America’s defense sector

Senior UK Military to share Briefings on Airborne ISR at 5th Annual Conference

[ad_1] SMi reports: Three key UK speakers to give valuable perspectives at the Airborne ISR Conference, taking place in London this October With the RAF remaining at the forefront of delivering airborne intelligence for UK operations, SMi Group are pleased to announce that the agenda for the Airborne ISR conference taking place on the 23rd-24th October 2019, includes three key UK senior military speakers set to deliver insightful presentations, thoroughly… Read More »Senior UK Military to share Briefings on Airborne ISR at 5th Annual Conference

A lot of nations are involved in Afghan security. Here are the challenges and benefits of this approach.

[ad_1] WASHINGTON — Joint reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan between NATO and U.S. forces continue to face myriad challenges as they provide multilateral security sector assistance in the country, according the special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction. “The first challenge is that after 17 years, there is no single person, agency, country or military service that has had sole responsibility for overseeing security sector assistance in Afghanistan,” he said. While the… Read More »A lot of nations are involved in Afghan security. Here are the challenges and benefits of this approach.

Registration opens for SMi’s 3rd Annual Maritime Information Warfare Conference

[ad_1] SMi reports: Registration is now open for the Maritime Information Warfare conference, commencing in London, UK, this November Rapid technological advances are changing the way maritime forces utilise and manage information. Achieving operational effectiveness and “Information Advantage” is now more vital than ever to the success of any navy. For this reason, major nations, such as the UK and US, have already established potent cyber formations, such as the… Read More »Registration opens for SMi’s 3rd Annual Maritime Information Warfare Conference

A new report on why military space is so expensive

[ad_1] A new Pentagon report notes that the industrial base supporting the military’s space efforts continues to be extremely specialized, making it difficult for the Department of Defense to fully take advantage of the commercial sector. “The DoD space industrial base remains a niche market with highly specialized and capital-intensive capabilities that are not efficiently managed through individual program investments,” reads the fiscal year 2018 “Industrial Capabilities Annual Report to… Read More »A new report on why military space is so expensive

Registration opens for SMi’s 9th Annual Social Media in the Defence and Military Sector Conference

[ad_1] SMi reports: Registration is now open for the Social Media in the Defence and Military Sector conference, taking place in London this November Social Media in the Defence and Military Sector Conference Social Media has become a crucial tool for the Armed Forces in the 21st century and can be used as a platform to reach out to a global audience for information and recruitment purposes, and as a… Read More »Registration opens for SMi’s 9th Annual Social Media in the Defence and Military Sector Conference

Lockheed braces for German blowback over cost of missile-defense pitch

[ad_1] PARIS — Lockheed Martin executives are preparing for a stiff debate in Germany about the price tag of a next-generation anti-missile system formally proposed to Berlin just days ago. “I think the price will be a challenge, and we’ll have to negotiate to come to an agreement,” Frank St. John, executive vice president of the company’s Missiles and Fire Control business, told Defense News in an interview at the… Read More »Lockheed braces for German blowback over cost of missile-defense pitch