Trendwatch Defense & Security: June 2, 2020

June 2nd, 2020


New York Times: China’s Military Is Tied to Debilitating New Cyberattack Tool

An Israeli security company said the hacking software, called Aria-body, had been deployed against governments and state-owned companies in Australia and Southeast Asia. 

CNET: A Combat Drone That Leans Hard On AI

Boeing’s unmanned combat drone is the first military aircraft to be designed, engineered and built in Australia in more than half a century.

Forbes: Want To Hack A Satellite? Now’s Your Chance To Impress the Air Force

"Hack-A-Sat" will offer $250,000 in prizes in a unique contest to get into a small satellite in orbit. 

Business Insider: A Group of VCs Warn That Funding for Defense Startups Will Dry Up Unless Government Agencies Take Action

'Give contracts, not lip service'   

Defense News: A Bankrupt OneWeb and Other Troubled Space Startups Could Get Some Help from the Defense Department

If OneWeb is sold to a Chinese owner, the Defense Department could lose access to one of the few suppliers of commercial broadband internet servicing the Arctic.

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