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US detector sniffs out threats

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A new kind of mass spectrometer can sniff out biological, chemical and nuclear threats, all at virtually the same time.A new kind...

Comcast threatened by teenage hackers

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In today`s technology roundup: Comcast threatened by teenage hackers, final Skynet satellite to launch, Safari flaw worse than first thought, and Sun...

Seeking intrinsically secure comms

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BAE Systems is tasked to develop a mobile military communications network designed to protect against cyber attacks.The US military wants an "intrinsically...

US foes seek edge in the dark

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In this World Wide Wrap: US foes seek edge in the dark, Korea develops core stealth technology, and NATO allies sign cyber...

SANDF considers info warfare threat

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SA is right to take the threat seriously, says an ITWeb Security Summit 2008 speaker.The SA National Defence Force`s contingency planners are...

SANDF prepares for World Cup

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Preparations started last year and are now getting into high gear.The SA National Defence Force (SANDF) is using its R53 million conflict simulation...

Military turns to SOA

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In this World Wide Wrap: Military turns to SOA, open source SOA project evolves, and Burton refocuses areas. Military turns to SOAThe...

Gaming laptops become mainstream

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In this World Wide Wrap: Gaming laptops become mainstream, defence uses gaming to recruit, and CSI creator punts gaming. Gaming laptops become...

Govt allocates R4bn to IT services

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The Department of Safety and Security alone has allocated R1.3 billion to computer services.SA`s national government departments are projecting to spend R4 billion on...

Autonomous technology is cool

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In this World Wide Wrap: Autonomous technology is cool, Boeing wins laser contract, and Tetra chooses EADS. Autonomous technology is coolBAE Systems`...

Norway selects local company

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Reutech`s radars are to be fitted to Norwegian Aegis frigates.Stellenbosch-based Reutech Radar Systems (RRS), in conjunction with its Norwegian partner Electronicon AS,...

EADS unveils data solution

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In this World Wide Wrap: EADS unveils data solution, Boeing awarded US Navy contract, FBI selects Lockheed Martin, and Saab secures $310m...

EADS, Denel fight over IT

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The companies spar over technology for a new R8 billion Army fighting vehicle.European defence company EADS and SA`s state arms company, Denel,...

EADS increases Bundeswehr efficiency

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In this World Wide Wrap: EADS increases Bundeswehr efficiency, Northrop Grumman wins contract, Thales, Boeing sign defence contract, and Lockheed goes green. EADS...

ICT doing well in defence realm

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Several big ticket contracts have been awarded in recent months.The Department of Defence, through its version of the State IT Agency, Armscor,...

World faces ‘cyber cold war` threat

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About 120 countries are developing ways to use the Internet as a weapon, says McAfee.A "cyber cold war" waged over the world`s...

Big brother is watching

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In this World Wide Wrap: Big brother is watching, agency develops underwater tech, and Israel approves air defence plans. Big brother is...

Saab launches C2 powerhouse

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The defence giant has integrated its former Grids division with new acquisition CyberSim.Swedish-South African defence giant Saab has completed integrating its former...

Army revamp to boost IT spend

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The large-scale restructuring will require an equally big investment in ICT.The SA Army has embarked on a "massive" restructuring. This will see...

US spends $1.7bn on robots

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In this World Wide Wrap: US spends $1.7 billion on robots, warfighting analysed, warship completes sea trials, and Saab leads project under...

Google Earth aids military

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In this World Wide Wrap: Google Earth aids military, most advanced warship departs, and Northrop Grumman completes initial delivery. Google Earth...

Defence spells out IT renewal

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The SANDF plans to spend half-a-billion rand over seven years to refurbish its IT infrastructure.The Department of Defence will spend about half-a-billion...

SITA spends R500m on defence IT

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The agency has tabulated an array of IT projects to make the Department of Defence fighting-fit.The State IT Agency is spending about...

IT companies benefit from army deal

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About 3% of the just-announced R8 billion Hoefyster infantry combat vehicle contract will be spent on ICT.ICT companies involved in the SA Army...

Army project shortlist leaked

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Three companies make the cut for a crucial multimillion-rand SANDF project.Three companies have made the cut for a small, but crucial SANDF...

Pentagon to use VOIP

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In this World Wide Wrap: Pentagon to use VOIP, financial institutions at risk, and higher education concerned with VOIP. Pentagon to use...

Lockheed Martin delivers situational awareness

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In this World Wide Wrap: Lockheed Martin delivers situational awareness, BAE Systems seeker detects missile target, Boeing successfully tests first mobile sensor...

C4I market normalises

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In this World Wide Wrap: C4I market normalises, BAE Systems leads Navy JISR team, Rheinmetall to protect Bundeswehr and Tadiran Telecom added...

Defence bolsters ICT

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A defence industry boss is concerned about the skills leakage to civil ICT.The ICT industry is the beneficiary of ongoing policy procrastination...

IT gains from defence

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IT industry gains from ill wind blowing through the defence sector.Policy drift, procrastination and lack of stakeholder participation are eroding the defence...

Defence tender deadline extended

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SANDF gives companies more time to finalise bids for its R27 million command and control project.The Department of Defence has postponed the closing...

ICT gets tactical

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The SANDF will spend hundreds-of-millions of rands on ICT as part of the controversial strategic defence package.The SA National Defence Force (SANDF)...

Hi-tech a headache for SANDF

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Whatever the future of military organisations, it`s unlikely to be low-tech.In the mid-1990s, I asked a senior officer in the SA Navy...

Intelsat names seasoned executive, national security expert to head Intelsat General unit

Intelsat has appointed William Shernit as president of its Intelsat General subsidiary.Intelsat announced today the appointment of William Shernit as the new...

Tellumat announces radar transponder contract

Tellumat has landed an order for X-band transponders from the Airports Authority of India.South African communications and defence electronics company, Tellumat, has...

SAP Records Management achieves international certification

SAP Records Management has been certified as compliant with the US Department of Defence standard DoD 5015.2-STD, says NokusaEI.Most international electronic records...

Dell launches its first semi-rugged notebook in EMEA

Dell has introduced the Latitude ATG D620 notebook computer for customers who work in challenging conditions.Dell today introduced the Latitude ATG D620...

Boeing, US demonstrate airborne networking

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In this World Wide Wrap: Boeing, US demonstrate airborne networking, ATK tests Precision Guidance Kit, Lockheed in $3m deal to continue missile...

Lockheed Martin tests solid-state radar antenna

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In this World Wide Wrap: Lockheed Martin tests solid-state radar antenna, BAE demonstrates passive geo-location technology, SAIC wins Defence Threat Reduction Agency...

Germany procures mobile digital radio system

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In this IT in defence World Wide Wrap: Germany procures mobile digital radio system, BAE`s interoperable tech patented, TSAT, ALT interoperability demonstrated,...

SA Army offers R27m for C2 system

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Several vendors have submitted bids to the SA Army for an ICT-driven battle management system.The SA Army plans to spend R27 million on...

Netherlands orders datalink management systems

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In this IT in defence World Wide Wrap: Netherlands orders datalink management systems, Boeing demonstrates AAR capability, Joint Fires combines simulation with...

SA should leverage advantage from military datalink

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Saab Grintek needs to convince buyers – and the SANDF – that SA has world class technology.Saab Grintek is mulling ways to...

Solider communications systems evolve

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In this week`s IT in defence World Wide Wrap: Solider communications systems evolve, Aegis demonstrates open architecture, and BAE systems flight control...

Simulation software could ease 2010

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Soccer World Cup organisers and city managers would do well to test disaster management plans using available software.Cybersim, a Pretoria-based simulation and...

US unveils spy version of Wikipedia

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The US intelligence community has unveiled its own secretive version of Wikipedia.The US intelligence community has unveiled its own secretive version of...

Elbit Systems wins $18m comms deal with Africa

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Tadiran Communications has signed an $18 million contract to supply tactical communications equipment to Africa by 2007.Tadiran Communications, a subsidiary of Elbit...

Bionix boosts 3G networked capability

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In this IT in defence World Wide Wrap: Bionix boosts 3G networked capability, Defence Technology Strategy published, Boeing completes software-defined radio, Thales...

Nigeria selects Saab Grintek communications equipment

The Nigerian Army has implemented Saab Grintek communication equipment on 25 boats patrolling the Niger Delta.Nigerian Army patrol boats on active peace...

Tactical intelligence goes hi-tech 

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In an effort to advance military intelligence, the SA army has embarked on Project Cytoon.The SA army is looking at re-equipping its...