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New York, Geneva (AirGuideBusiness - Aerospace & Defense News - Defense Europe) Jul 4, 2010

Cybersecurity industry grows to meet rising defense hacking threat.

Defense contractors such as Boeing are making aggressive bids for lucrative contracts to build unconventional weapons -- offensive cyberwarfare tools for fending off the nearly constant attempts to hack into Pentagon and defense contractors' computer systems. The Pentagon faces as many as 250,000 efforts per hour to attack its systems, and cybersecurity is gaining ground as a hot growth industry. Jun 28, 2010

BAE Systems Flight trials of the Panavia Tornado GR4 equipped with an insensitive munition variant of MBDA's dual-mode Brimstone guided missile are to be carried out next year from BAE Systems' Warton site in Lancashire. The UK Ministry of Defence has awarded BAE an GBP8.6 million ($12.9 million) contract to assist with integrating the weapon into the Royal Air Force's GR4 fleet, which MBDA expects to take place by 2012. Readiness and sustainment contracts accounted for 40% of BAE's revenue in 2009. Jul 1, 2010

BAE Systems BAE Systems' Mantis unmanned air vehicle technology demonstrator has been shipped back to the UK, after completing a successful first flight-test campaign in Australia. Returned to BAE's Warton site in Lancashire in mid-June, the Mantis is in rebuild ahead of undergoing further ground-based system development work at the site. However, the company has yet to decide whether its current demonstrator will be flown again. Jun 30, 2010

General Dynamics General Dynamics UK has acquired privately held sensor and optical systems maker Kylmar for an undisclosed sum. Kylmar, based in Andover, Hampshire with 50 employees, supplies UK military intelligence and special forces. Jun 28, 2010

Thales Having been firmly entrenched in modern military concepts of operations...

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