Jacobs finishes buying software firm BlackLynx

by Marc Selinger

US engineering firm Jacobs has completed its previously disclosed acquisition of data analytics software provider BlackLynx, expanding its footprint in the US Intelligence Community, Jacobs announced on 19 November.

Jacobs is initially paying USD250 million for BlackLynx. It will pay an additional USD7.5 million if certain financial goals are met.

BlackLynx is based in Rockville, Maryland, and employs more than 130 people. Its customers include the US Department of the Air Force and the US National Reconnaissance Office.


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US eyes bigger role for allied contractors

by Marc Selinger

The FY 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) passed by the US Congress could make it easier for some allied defence contractors to compete for US defence work. (Getty Images)

A provision in the newly enacted fiscal year (FY) 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) could make it easier for certain allied defence contractors to compete for US defence work, according to a Republican aide to the US Senate Armed Services Committee.


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Hyundai Rotem delivers MPUGVs to RoK Army

by Partha Shukla

Hyundai Rotem has delivered two MPUGVs to the Republic of Korea Army to undertake surveillance and reconnaissance missions along the DMZ. (Hyundai Rotem)

Hyundai Rotem has delivered two multipurpose unmanned ground vehicles (MPUGVs) to the Republic of Korea (RoK) Army.

The company said on 10 January that the MPUGVs were handed over to the service following six months of trials that included operations along the Korean Demilitarised Zone (DMZ).


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India tests manportable anti-tank guided missile

by Partha Shukla & Rahul Udoshi

India's Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) conducted additional test-firings of its Man Portable Anti‐Tank Guided Missile (MPATGM) on 11 January.

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) in New Delhi said the tests evaluated the “final deliverable configuration” of the MPATGM, indicating that it may soon enter production phase.

The MoD also said that the test validated performance over minimum range and that all mission objectives were met. The missile's maximum range performance was proven in earlier tests, which have been under way for several years, the MoD added.

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