SpaceX bags SDA contract to track ICBM launches

In a defining moment for SpaceX, Elon Musk’s space venture has won a $149 million contract to build missile-tracking satellites for the Pentagon, said the U.S. Space Development Agency (SDA) in a statement on Monday. The development marks SpaceX’s first government contract to build satellites. Known for its reusable rockets and astronaut capsules, SpaceX is…

Defense data may have been stolen in cyberattack on Mitsubishi Electric Corp: Japan Defense Ministry

In a statement, Japan’s defense ministry stated, a cyber attack on Mitsubishi Electric Corp, a major supplier of the country’s defense and infrastructure systems, has led to a breach of sensitive data on defense equipment. The potentially stolen data included requirements for defense equipment that Japan’s Defense ministry specified for contract bidders in October 2018,…

Using Huawei 5G equipment would be act of madness for UK: US officials

As per a report from the Guardian Newspaper, officials from the U.S. government have provided the British government with additional newer evidence concerning the risks of involving Huawei in developing its future 5G mobile networks. Ahead of Britain’s decision to include Huawei in developing its 5G networks, officials from both countries exchanged views on whether…

CSRA LLC and its partners win cloud computing contract from U.S. Defense Department

The contract is aimed at replacing the Defense Department’s IT office applications as well as provide tools for day-to-day office administration including email, word processing, collaboration, storage and file sharing. The U.S. Department of Defense along with the U.S. General Services Administration stated, they have awarded a contract worth $7.6 billion to General Dynamics Corp’s…

France brings in bill amendments aimed at China’s Huawei Technologies

Despite facing international pressure on its business, Huawei has managed to secure 30 contracts to supply 5G equipment; it has already shipped 25,000 5G base stations. As per a report by French newspaper Les Echos, France is weighing its option for introducing a bill amendment so as to empower its defense and security institutions to…

Microsoft Corp wins $479.2 million contract from U.S. Army

Microsoft won the contract through an auction process which saw the participation of tech companies, including Magic Leap. The U.S. Army has awarded Microsoft Corp a $479.2 million contract to supply prototypes for the Army’s augmented reality systems which will help soldiers in training and combat missions. The U.S. Army has posted the awarded contract…

French government will defend its national champions against hostile takeovers

French Prime Minister made it amply clear that France will not tolerate any takeover which is deemed as hostile for its national industries. On Monday, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe made it clear that the French government will put its weight behind national companies and will not allow any takeover that are deemed as hostile.…

Boeing wins $409 million contract to develop next-gen technologies

Boeing’s focus will be on developing thermal power and its corresponding control systems. The Pentagon has disclosed, Boeing Co has been awarded a a $409 million Air Force contract for developing next-generation thermal power and control systems as part of a government and industry joint effort to develop revolutionary and innovative technologies.