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Saab receives order for defence equipment
November 17, 2023 ( Newswire) Saab has today received an order from a Government of a Western country for a number of defence systems and equipment.

Economic Battle With China Could Expand to Drone Space
November 17, 2023 ( Newswire) Top lawmakers in the United States are introducing measures to stop the U.S. government from buying Chinese drones.

Investor Ideas Talks to Scott Sacknoff, manager of the SPADE Defense Index About Current Global Military Conflicts
November 13, 2023 ( Newswire), a global investor news source covering defense stocks releases an exclusive Q and A interview looking at the current military landscape as global wars threaten the security of everyone.

Security Stocks to Watch in Personal and Corporate Safety added to Investor ideas Defense Stocks Directory
November 13, 2023 ( Newswire), a global news source and expert investing resource, announces recent companies added to its defense stock directory for investors.

Anti-Drone Co. Partners With, Sponsors Military Drone Racers
November 10, 2023 ( Newswire) An anti-drone company is collaborating with the Australian Defence Force Drone Racing Association and has become a team sponsor.

Anti-Drone Co. Teams Up With Defense Giant Lockheed Martin
November 10, 2023 ( Newswire) Defense company Lockheed Martin is partnering with this company to defend against hostile drones.

Newfound War Popularity Driving Disposable Drone Tech Boom
November 8, 2023 ( Newswire) As modern conflicts grind on interminably, one thing is becoming remarkably clear: Drones and their rapid replacement with more drones represent a prevailing trend in depersonalizing the future of the warfighting experience.

Safety and Security Stocks to Watch - Investor ideas expands Defense Stocks Directory
November 7, 2023 ( Newswire), a global news source and expert investing resource, announces new additions to its defense stock directory for investors, focusing on safety and security stocks.

Defense Stock News: KWESST (TSXV: KWE) Reports On Progress of DSEF Contract
Ottawa, Ontario - November 6, 2023 (Newsfile Corp.) ( Newswire) KWESST Micro Systems Inc. (TSXV: KWE) (TSXV: KWE.WT.U) (NASDAQ: KWE) (NASDAQ: KWESW) (FSE: 62UA) today reported on the progress of the $136M Department of Defence (DND) program in Canada with its joint venture partners, Thales and Akkodis, as announced May 2nd, 2023

Cyber Security Stock News - HUB Cyber Security (Nasdaq: HUBC) Signs an LOI to Acquire a Strategic Product Developer Cyber Security Company
TEL AVIV, Israel - October 31, 2023 ( Newswire) HUB Cyber Security Ltd. (Nasdaq: HUBC), a developer of Confidential Computing cybersecurity solutions and services, announces a strategic alliance LOI with a company with cutting-edge technology in the automation of cyber risk detection and responses.

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Homeland Defense News from Newsfile

Vyoma awarded Two Space Launches by the German Aerospace Centre (DLR)
Vyoma won two of DLR's Small Satellite Competition, designed to strengthen the German space industry and promote innovative technologies.The awards will allow two Vyoma satellites carrying optical telescopes to be launched by German microlauncher companies in 2025-2026.Vyoma is developing a disruptive space object monitoring system and satellite operations automation services to guarantee the safety of space assets. The satellites are part of a 12-member constellation of this monitoring...

Defense Technologies International Corp. (DTII): Passive Security Scan at the Georgia School Board Association (GSBA) Annual Conference
Del Mar, California--(Newsfile Corp. - November 29, 2023) - Defense Technologies International Corp. (OTC Pink: DTII) (the Company) and Passive Security Scan Inc. (the Subsidiary); innovative providers of security technology and systems with broad and diverse applications, are pleased to announce its participation at Georgia School Board Association (GSBA) Annual Conference.The Company is pleased to announce its Sponsorship of and Participation at the Georgia School Board Association Annual...

Defense Technologies International Corp. (DTII): The 'Passive Portal' Installed at Lanett City Schools, Lanett, Alabama
Del Mar, California--(Newsfile Corp. - November 28, 2023) - Defense Technologies International Corp. (OTC Pink: DTII) (the Company) and Passive Security Scan Inc. (the Subsidiary); innovative providers of security technology and systems with broad and diverse applications, are pleased to announce a successful installation of its Passive Portal at the Lanett City School.The Company is pleased to announce the installation of its 'Passive Portal' at the Lanett City Schools, Lanett, Alabama under...

KWESST Announces New Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Board promotes Sean Homuth, from CFO to President and CEOKris Denis, CPA, Corporate Controller, named Chief Compliance Officer and Interim CFOOttawa, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - November 27, 2023) - KWESST Micro Systems Inc. (TSXV: KWE) (TSXV: KWE.WT.U) (NASDAQ: KWE) (NASDAQ: KWESW); ("KWESST" or "the Company") today announced that further to the retirement of Jeff MacLeod as CEO and from the Board, as announced October 18th, the Board of Directors has appointed Sean Homuth as President and CEO,...

KWESST Reports On ARWEN Growth Plan
Re-organizing cross-border U.S. - Canada facilities New 40mm cartridge for third-party riot control launchersPARA OPS products to be bundled with ARWEN sales to law enforcementOttawa, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - November 13, 2023) - KWESST Micro Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: KWE) (NASDAQ: KWESW) (TSXV: KWE) (TSXV: KWE.WT.U)  (FSE: 62U) ("KWESST" or "the Company") today reported on plans to expand its ARWEN business, including the introduction of a new 40mm cartridge for third-party riot control...

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Scott Sacknoff - President, The Spade Defense Index® (AMEX: DXS)

Scott Sacknoff - President, The Spade Defense Index

His 20-year career has included a range of diverse assignments including: Vice President of a venture capital firm that invested in defense and space companies with responsibility for research and due diligence; Consulting for clients such as ITT, General Dynamics, the Department of Defense, NASA, and FMR/Fidelity Investments; Due diligence of proposals into NASA and the Department of Defense as part of issuing more than $300 million in contracts for small businesses; Analysis of Department of Defense and NASA budgets to identify opportunities for clients; and Performing a scenario modeling exercise on the role for space and satellites in 2030.

During the 1990's, Mr. Sacknoff was a regular guest of financial institutions interested in having a non-broker/dealer analyst at its meetings to answer questions from potential investors...

Mr. Sacknoff is the author of numerous reports including the 'State of the Space Industry' and has been quoted or featured in publications ranging from Business Week to the Journal of Indexing to the Washington Post

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Defense and Homeland Security Stock Indices

  • S&P Sector Indices Brochure
  • Standard and Poor's 500 Aerospace & Defense Index is a capitalization-weighted index. The index was developed with a base level of 10 for the 1941-43 base period. This is a GICS level 4 sub-industry group. The parent index is SPX. This is a GICS Level 4 Sub-Industry group.
  • The Amex Defense Index (DFI) is an equal dollar weighted Index designed to represent a cross section of widely held, highly capitalized companies involved in providing systems, equipment and services to the United States government and its allies for the purpose of supporting military, defense and intelligence efforts. The component stocks operate in industry segments that include, but are not limited to, military aircraft manufacturing, shipbuilding, ground transportation, aerospace instrumentation and technology, specialized communication and radar systems, ammunition and weapon systems.
  • The iShares Dow Jones U.S. Aerospace & Defense Index Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the Dow Jones U.S. Select Aerospace & Defense Index.
  • The SPADE Defense Index (NYSE: ^DXS) is a modified capitalization-weighted index comprised of publicly traded companies that benchmarks the performance of companies involved with defense, homeland security, and space. The Index is composed of more than 50 firms with representative business activities including: naval vessels, military aircraft, missiles and munitions, battlespace awareness, C4ISR, network centric warfare, homeland security including border security and biometric and screening systems, and space systems. Index values are distributed by the NYSEarca under the ticker 'DXS'. The Powershares Aerospace & Defense Portfolio ETF, designed to track the SPADE Defense Index, trades under the ticker 'PPA'. Security and Defense Conference

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