Belgium Contracts 322 Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTV) From Oshkosh Defense

Oshkosh Defense, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) company, announced today that the Belgium Ministry of Defence has awarded Oshkosh Defense a contract for 322 Oshkosh Defense Command and Liaison Vehicles (CLV) for the Belgium Defence Forces.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201013005692/en/

(Photo: Business Wire)

The Belgian CLV is the proven Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) platform from Oshkosh equipped with Belgian communication systems. The JLTV is currently used by the U.S. military.

“Oshkosh Defense is honored that Belgium has chosen to equip its armed forces with the Oshkosh CLV,” said John Bryant, Executive Vice President, Oshkosh Corporation, and President, Oshkosh Defense.

“The Oshkosh CLV offers Belgian soldiers the world’s most advanced light military vehicle, delivering next-generation levels of protection, off-road mobility, speed, transportability, and seamless operational and logistical interoperability with North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) allies,” Bryant continued.

“The Belgian Defence opted for

Read More
Read More

Virginia Tech coaches tried everything they could to shore up struggling secondary, run defense against UNC | Z-no-digital

Tech had 10 scholarship defensive backs (out of 15) available to play on Saturday — up from the seven they had in uniform against Duke — but starting safeties Divine Deablo and Keonta Jenkins were among the 15 players that didn’t travel to Chapel Hill.

The Hokies started walk-on Tyler Matheny and J.R. Walker at safety and the only other scholarship safeties dressed out were redshirt freshman Ny’Quee Hawkins and true freshman Lakeem Rudolph.

Things got worse for the secondary when nickel Chamarri Conner was ejected for targeting in the first quarter.

Fuente wanted to cross-train players to avoid the exact scenario they faced on Saturday, but the coaching staff didn’t have enough defensive backs at practice to be able to do it coming out of fall camp thanks to a combination of injuries and COVID-19 related absences.

“It came down to, we were drawing stuff up in order to

Read More
Read More

North Carolina shreds Virginia Tech defense in ACC showdown

With both starting safeties among 15 players sitting out in the first game for defensive coordinator Justin Hamilton, Virginia Tech surrendered its most points since 2002 and the second-most total yards (656) in program history.

“I hurt for our players,” said Coach Justin Fuente, who revealed that he used offensive players to practice in the secondary this week because of depleted numbers. “They battled through adverse conditions the last three weeks and showed tremendous resiliency and toughness. The last thing I am is upset at our guys.”

The offense, behind running back Khalil Herbert and quarterback Hendon Hooker, did its part to keep the proceedings competitive into the fourth quarter after the Hokies trailed by 25 points early in the second half.

Virginia Tech (2-1) scored the most points by a losing team in series history. It closed within 42-37 with 15 seconds left in the third quarter on Hooker’s

Read More
Read More

The bipartisan House task force on America’s future defense is path-breaking

Late last month, a bipartisan congressional task force issued a timely report that, apart from purely security-oriented outlets, received far less media coverage than it deserved. Congressional bipartisanship has become virtually an oxymoron in the current political climate. Nevertheless, Republicans and Democrats on the House Armed Services Committee Task Force on the Future of Defense were able to come together to produce a serious, thought-provoking essay that focuses on implementing a defense strategy that is responsive to the threats that will confront America far into the future, indeed as far as the end of this century.

Many of the task force’s proposals have been outlined in previous studies and in congressional testimony. They include a greater focus on funding and developing advanced technologies and incorporating them into military systems and structures; concluding a new arms control agreement with Russia; and controlling the leakage of technology by expanding the Committee on

Read More
Read More

Defense Cyber Security Market Innovations, Trends, Technology And Applications Market Report To 2020-2026 – Press Release

“Defense Cyber Security Market”

WiseGuyReports.com Publish A New Market Research Report on –“ Defense Cyber Security Market Innovations, Trends, Technology And Applications Market Report To 2020-2026”.

Defense Cyber Security Market 2020

Summary: –

The Defense Cyber Security industry has also suffered a certain impact, but still maintained a relatively optimistic growth, the past four years, Defense Cyber Security market size to maintain the average annual growth rate of XYZ from XYZ million $ in 2015 to XYZ million $ in 2020, The analysts believe that in the next few years, Defense Cyber Security market size will be further expanded, we expect that by 2025, The market size of the Defense Cyber Security will reach XYZ million $.

This Report covers the manufacturers’ data, including: shipment, price, revenue, gross profit, interview record, business distribution etc., these data help the consumer know about the competitors better. This report also covers all the

Read More
Read More

Israeli defense giant picks five startups to develop future tech

JERUSALEM — Israel Aerospace Industries has chosen five startups to work with its engineers and experts to create products with the company, including sensors and artificial intelligence.

The five startups are QuantLR, Aigent-Tech, DST, Scopoli, and FVMat. Their work will focus on sensors for tracking people and objects, AI, monitoring systems, and landing gear, among other technologies.

IAI produces and supports a variety of defense systems for land, air and naval applications, such as a recent test of the Arrow 2 air defense weapon and a new sea-to-sea missile.

“IAI’s unique accelerator track allows the startups to work with IAI’s technology leaders, realize long-term business potential, leverage breakthrough technologies, and gain access to IAI’s customers,” the company said in a statement Oct. 1.

Among the companies selected, FVMat focuses on meta-materials, such as the production and design of materials with unique densities and stiffness. The firm will work with IAI

Read More
Read More

Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Train employees to be first line of defense

This October looks quite different from previous years, as IT oversees staff who are no longer centrally located, creating a larger attack surface for bad actors. Awareness is key, experts say.

istock-1165968532.jpg

Image: iStock/Blue Planet Studio

Maintaining good cyber hygiene is always essential for an IT department, and it’s equally important that IT remind company employees of the looming threat of cyber breaches. October marks Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and it’s particularly relevant this year as many people are working remotely, spread out in the wide-ranging locations they call home, rather than housed within a company building. The greatest cyber risk are employees, generally the source of breaches, not for ill-intentioned reasons but for lax cyber hygiene.  

SEE: Identity theft protection policy (TechRepublic Premium)

A cybersecurity expert warns that during Cybersecurity Awareness Month it is time for the enterprise to emphasize training that doesn’t just keep their employees from putting the business

Read More
Read More

Microsoft releases Digital Defense Report detailing increasingly advanced cyberattacks

There’s been a surge in cybersecurity activity as companies continue to operate remotely and cybercriminals look to exploit the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

microsoft-digital-defense-report.jpg

Image: Microsoft

To mitigate the spread of COVID-19, organizations around the globe have also adopted remote work policies, leaving companies vulnerable to threats via remote networks, pandemic-related malware, and more. In recent months, there’s been a spike in cybersecurity attacks during the pandemic. In April, the FBI reported cybercriminal activity had increased fourfold. At the time, the agency’s Internet Crime Complaint Center was receiving up to 4,000 complaints per day. On Tuesday, Microsoft released its annual Digital Defense Report providing a glimpse of the trends shaping the cybersecurity landscape during the last year.

“This report makes it clear that threat actors have rapidly increased in sophistication over the past year, using techniques that make them harder to spot and that threaten even the savviest targets,” said Tom Burt,

Read More
Read More

Dreamscape Education And Defense Business Surges In Lockdown

Last week, Dreamscape Immersive announced the creation of Dreamscape Learn, an VR education platform now in development with Arizona State University. Over one hundred fifty designers, coders, and educators will work collaboratively to create immersive learning curricula on the Tempe campus. The first course, an entirely immersive approach to introductory biology, takes place inside of Dreamscape’s signature VR adventure Alien Zoo, which will serve as a virtual laboratory for students to explore, observe and solve problems. Michael Crow, President of ASU, said “Dreamscape Learn will take education into the 21st Century, where students become scientists working within pods in an Alien Zoo to study evolutionary biology.” 

Dreamscape Learn is expected to be available to students in 2021 with rapid expansion into other subjects by 2022. “Education is not a new direction for us. They’re in the founding DNA of the company,” said Parkes, “This is what Artamin, our Swiss

Read More
Read More

What Science and Technology Owe the National Defense

future tense event description
Natalie Matthews

Date: Sept 23, 2020 12:00 PM EDT

Location: Facebook Live | YouTube Live

Tickets: Free

During World War II, American scientists and technologists mobilized to provide the Allies with new weapons and medicines that would prove decisive in the outcome of the conflict. Massive partnerships sprung up between government and the private sector, forging lasting bonds between the military, industry, and the academy, that were strengthened throughout the Cold War. Today, the legacy of these partnerships endures, though it is increasingly questioned by some employees at big technology firms who don’t necessarily see themselves bound to serve any one nation’s interests.

Join Future Tense and Issues in Science and Technology to consider the remarkable story of how scientists were pressed into service during World War II, and the echoes of that story in contemporary debates over the role “Big Tech” in national security.

Speakers:

Jamie Holmes
Future

Read More
Read More