Content for #Defense Equipment and Services

An article in ‘War on the Rocks’ gives some advice on avoiding fielding AI prematurely, the risks it carries and offers guidelines for the military procurement of AI. “Not all artificial intelligence (AI) is made equal,” it says. “A wide …
The UK Ministry of Defence’s contract tender for three new fleet auxiliaries was suspended last year over concerns from maritime unions and domestic shipbuilders about foreign bidders. The FSS project attracted interest from shipbuilders around the world but a review of …
MoD India has introduced a new procurement category – Buy (Global — Manufacture in India). This stipulates indigenisation of at least 50 percent of the contract value of a foreign purchase bought with the intention of subsequently building it in …
Episode 17 of the Public Sector Heroes Podcast feat. Fatema Hamdani Written by Frank McNally One of my favorite books is Jonathan Livingston Seagull, a story by a former Air Force pilot about a bird who doesn’t …
Defence Secretary Ben Wallace today announced a new Cyber Regiment has been launched to protect frontline operations from digital attack as Defence continues its modernisation to combat threats. The Ministry of Defence has launched 13th Signal Regiment, the UK Armed …
Global Compliance News reports that the current climate surrounding the COVID-19 crisis requires a significant level of flexibility in contractual relationships. To provide flexibility, the public procurement process has been accelerated to help reduce deadlines for submission request. Permitting direct …
The UK 100% publicly owned YPO has announced the launch of its new Drones and Associated Products and Services framework for the emergency service and the wider public sector. The first of its kind. Last year YPO was approached by …
The cybersecurity market report examines security technology and solutions while assessing the risks and operational issues relative to current and anticipated cybersecurity technologies. The report also analyzes the impact regionally and evaluates leading cybersecurity solution provider companies, products and …
The president of the European Central Bank and a former French finance minister stated at a news conference that “the heightened uncertainty negatively affects expenditure plans and their financing” and that “even if ultimately temporary by nature, it [the coronavirus epidemic] will …
The latest Comparitech ranking, which evaluated 76 countries’ susceptibility to security compromises against a number of factors ranked Denmark, Sweden and Germany the highest, and while most countries have improved since last year, with Australia making huge progress, it warns …