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CITADEL DEFENSE WINS $12.2M CONTRACT TO DEFEAT ENEMY DRONES ON BATTLEFIELD FROM U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Citadel Defense | September 02, 2020

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The U.S. Government and Department of Defense has awarded Citadel Defense a $12.2M contract to defeat enemy drones on the battlefield and at covered locations in the United States. The decision to purchase Titan systems was made after extensive U.S. Government evaluation that assessed more than a dozen other counter drone solutions. Selection of Titan addresses immediate challenges caused by rapidly evolving drones domestically and overseas. Titan operates as a standalone system that is equally ...

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US GOVERNMENT FILES OFFICIAL PROTEST AGAINST THE CZECH DIGITAL TAX

bne IntelliNews | January 28, 2020

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The US government has filed an official protest against the planned 7% digital tax in the Czech Republic, according to Foreign Minister Tomas Petricek, the Czech News Agency (CNA) reported on January 24. The Czech Republic could face counter-measures by the US if it introduces the tax, US embassy spokesperson Eda Findlay said in a response to the decision of the Czech parliament to approve the new tax proposal in the first reading on January 22. Petricek said that he understood the US position; ...

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DARPA PROJECT PRODUCING TOOL TO HELP ANTICIPATE MILITARY AND INDUSTRIAL SYSTEMS’ CYBER THREATS

DARPA | April 15, 2020

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General Electric Company’s technological development division GE Research recently unveiled it’s developing a cybersecurity tool to examine and subsequently improve critical military and industrial systems’ cyber stature and defenses for a Defense Advanced Research Project Agency project. The Verification Evidence and Resilient Design in Anticipation of Cybersecurity Threats—or VERDICT—tool aims to work across a range of computer systems, such as those for smart dev...

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US MAY BECOME MAJORITY SOURCE FOR CHINA’S CRUDE IMPORTS AFTER TRADE DEAL

ICIS | January 20, 2020

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The first phase trade deal between the US and China will need China to heavily expand purchases of US crude oil, and that could mean potentially over 60% of China’s additional crude imports in 2020 will be grabbed by the US, according to ICIS analysts. Under the phase one deal signed on Wednesday, China will increase imports of US energy products by $52.4bn in two years, with around 35% ($18.5bn) for 2020 and some 65% ($33.9bn) for 2021. That gives energy a share of 26% in the total $200bn...

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Citadel Defense | September 02, 2020

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CITADEL DEFENSE WINS $12.2M CONTRACT TO DEFEAT ENEMY DRONES ON BATTLEFIELD FROM U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

The U.S. Government and Department of Defense has awarded Citadel Defense a $12.2M contract to defeat enemy drones on the battlefield and at covered locations in the United States. The decision to purchase Titan systems was made after extensive U.S. Government evaluation that assessed more than a dozen other counter drone solutions. Selection of Titan addresses immediate challenges caused by rapidly evolving drones domestically and overseas. Titan operates as a standalone system that is equally ...

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bne IntelliNews | January 28, 2020

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US GOVERNMENT FILES OFFICIAL PROTEST AGAINST THE CZECH DIGITAL TAX

The US government has filed an official protest against the planned 7% digital tax in the Czech Republic, according to Foreign Minister Tomas Petricek, the Czech News Agency (CNA) reported on January 24. The Czech Republic could face counter-measures by the US if it introduces the tax, US embassy spokesperson Eda Findlay said in a response to the decision of the Czech parliament to approve the new tax proposal in the first reading on January 22. Petricek said that he understood the US position; ...

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DARPA | April 15, 2020

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DARPA PROJECT PRODUCING TOOL TO HELP ANTICIPATE MILITARY AND INDUSTRIAL SYSTEMS’ CYBER THREATS

General Electric Company’s technological development division GE Research recently unveiled it’s developing a cybersecurity tool to examine and subsequently improve critical military and industrial systems’ cyber stature and defenses for a Defense Advanced Research Project Agency project. The Verification Evidence and Resilient Design in Anticipation of Cybersecurity Threats—or VERDICT—tool aims to work across a range of computer systems, such as those for smart dev...

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ICIS | January 20, 2020

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US MAY BECOME MAJORITY SOURCE FOR CHINA’S CRUDE IMPORTS AFTER TRADE DEAL

The first phase trade deal between the US and China will need China to heavily expand purchases of US crude oil, and that could mean potentially over 60% of China’s additional crude imports in 2020 will be grabbed by the US, according to ICIS analysts. Under the phase one deal signed on Wednesday, China will increase imports of US energy products by $52.4bn in two years, with around 35% ($18.5bn) for 2020 and some 65% ($33.9bn) for 2021. That gives energy a share of 26% in the total $200bn...

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