24 avril 2022 | International, Aérospatial, Naval, Terrestre, C4ISR, Sécurité

Pentagon seeks reauthorization, expansion of small business funding

The Pentagon is pursuing the reauthorization and expansion for programs meant to boost small business participation in defense research, set to expire Sept. 30.

https://www.defensenews.com/smr/conference/2022/04/20/pentagon-seeks-reauthorization-expansion-of-small-business-funding/

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  • thyssenkrupp Marine Systems presents new modular underwater vehicle: MUM project to set new standard for unmanned underwater operations

    17 juin 2020 | International, Naval

    thyssenkrupp Marine Systems presents new modular underwater vehicle: MUM project to set new standard for unmanned underwater operations

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