Elbit America buys sonobuoy maker Sparton from Cerberus

WASHINGTON ― Israel’s Elbit Systems has completed its $380 million purchase of Sparton, a critical supplier of sonobuoys to the U.S. Navy and allies, from Cerberus Capital Management, the companies announced Tuesday.... Read more »

CAES signs exclusive agreement for 3D-printed radio frequency parts

WASHINGTON — Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions announced Tuesday an exclusive agreement for American military equipment with SWISSto12, a firm specializing in the 3D printing of radio frequency and electronics technologies. The move... Read more »

Pentagon policy nominee Colin Kahl survives Senate committee vote

WASHINGTON ― The Senate Armed Services Committee reportedly tied 13-13 on President Joe Biden’s nominee for Pentagon policy chief, Colin Kahl, in a partisan vote Wednesday that signaled Democratic leaders will have... Read more »

Czech Air Force orders missile warning systems for its Mi-17 helos

JERUSALEM — Israel’s Bird Aerosystems will provide the Czech Air Force with missile warning technology for its Mi-17 helicopters, the company announced March 22. The deal for Missile Approach Confirmation Sensors, or... Read more »

Vote set for embattled Pentagon nominee Colin Kahl

WASHINGTON ― The Senate Armed Services Committee will vote Wednesday on whether to advance President Joe Biden’s beleaguered nominee for Pentagon policy chief, Colin Kahl, after a rocky few days for the... Read more »

Israel starts research center for GPS-free navigation

Israel’s Ministry of Defense opened a new research center to develop navigation systems that don’t rely on easily disrupted GPS. As militaries across the world work to provide stronger GPS signals and... Read more »

US increases dominance of global arms exports

WASHINGTON — The United States has increased its share of the global arms market, while the Middle East is showing steady growth as a customer, according to new information released today by... Read more »

Turkey eyes directed-energy weapons as key priority

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey’s top military commanders are pushing to prioritize directed-energy weapon programs following a decade’s worth of industry development in the field, a senior military officer has told Defense News.... Read more »

For first time, France and Cyprus join Israel’s Noble Dina naval drill

JERUSALEM — France and Cyprus for the first time have joined the Israeli Navy-led Noble Dina naval exercise, which takes place annually but was canceled last year due to the coronavirus pandemic.... Read more »

UAE and Israeli firms to collaborate on counter-drone system

BEIRUT — Emirati defense conglomerate Edge plans to develop counter-drone systems with Israel with Israel Aerospace Industries, marking the first defense collaboration of its kind between the two countries. Edge announced the... Read more »