Defense

June 24, 2016
 

U.S., Estonia sign defense research agreement

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Europe and NATO Jim Townsend and Estonian Ambassador to the United States Eerik Marmei signed an agreement June 22, 2016, reinforcing cooperation in research, development, testing and evaluation activities between the Defense Department and the Estonian Defense Ministry.

“The agreement facilitates collaborative efforts to enhance defense capabilities across a wide spectrum of activities, including basic and applied research, advanced technology development, advanced component and prototype development, system development and demonstration, and evolutionary acquisition and spiral development,” said Henrietta Levin, a DoD spokesperson. “It also permits the establishment of working groups and the transfer of equipment and material to improve collaboration and innovation.”

“Estonia is renowned for its leadership in cybersecurity, e-governance, and innovation,” Levin said, “and is home to revolutionary communications companies and innovative defense-technology companies.”

Both Estonia and the United States expect this agreement to lead to mutually beneficial technological advances, she said.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

Headlines – February 20, 2019

News Trump officially organizes the Space Force under the Air Force … for now – President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed a directive centralizing all military space functions under a new Space Force, which will be overseen by the Department of the Air Force.     Business ATEC protests loss of key Army helicopter engine...
 
 

News Briefs – February 20, 2019

U.S. delivers laser-guided rockets to Lebanese military The American Embassy in Lebanon says the United States has delivered laser-guided rockets valued at more than $16 million to the Lebanese army. In a statement, it says the rockets delivered Feb. 13 are a key component for a fleet of A-29 Super Tucano attack aircraft previously delivered....
 
 

Special Operations leaders testify before Senate on SOF global posture

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Clayton Cupit A joint special forces team move together out of a U.S. Air Force CV-22 Osprey Feb. 26, 2018, at Melrose Training Range, N.M. At Emerald Warrior, the largest joint and combine...