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History suggests defense stocks will surge in 2022. Will it come to pass?
Point Roberts, WA and Delta, BC - January 12, 2022 ( Newswire), a global news source and leading investor resource releases an exclusive Q&A interview through its defense portal

Security Stock News: KWESST (TSXV: KWE) Announces $400,000 in Police Orders for ARWEN Productse
Ottawa, Ontario - January 10, 2022 (Newsfile Corp.) ( Newswire, KWESST Micro Systems Inc. (TSXV: KWE) (OTCQB: KWEMF) ("KWESST" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has received orders from three law enforcement agencies for approximately $400,000 in ARWEN products (all values in CAD).

Aerospace and Defense Stock News: Teledyne (NYSE: $TDY) Imaging's Infrared Sensors Launched Aboard the James Webb Space Telescope
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. - December 27, 2021 ( Newswire, Teledyne Technologies Incorporated (NYSE:TDY) congratulates NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA), and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) on the successful launch of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST).

Defense Stock News: Defense Technologies International Corp. (DTII): Passive Portal at Florence County SC
Del Mar, California - December 13, 2021 (Newsfile Corp.) ( Newswire, The Company is pleased to announce the Agreement between the Florence County Sheriff's Office of Florence County SC for the Installation of its Zero Radiation Passive Portal Walk-Through Weapons Detector and its EBT Station

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December 13, 2021 ( Newswire, Sacknoff, President, SPADE Indexes LLC (NYSE: DXSTR) - Global tensions have been mounting in recent weeks as Russia moves troops toward the Ukrainian border, leading some to believe that an invasion is imminent.

Defense Stock News: ManTech (Nasdaq: $MANT) Completes Acquisition of Gryphon Technologies
HERNDON, Va. - December 10, 2021 ( Newswire, ManTech International Corporation (Nasdaq: MANT) has completed the acquisition of Gryphon Technologies, an industry-leading systems engineering firm, from AE Industrial Partners for $350 million in cash.

Defense Stock News: IronNet (NYSE: $IRNT) Wins 2021 Threat Detection Product of the Year at the Cyber Security Awards
MCLEAN, Va. - December 10, 2021 ( Newswire, IronNet, Inc. (NYSE:IRNT) ("IronNet"), an innovative leader in Collective Defense and Network Detection and Response (NDR), today announced its IronDome Collective Defense platform has been recognized as a Product of the Year in the Threat Detection category by the independent

Defense / AI Stock News: Department of Defense Awards C3 AI (NYSE: $AI) $500 Million Agreement
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - December 10, 2021 ( Newswire,, Inc. (NYSE:AI), the leading Enterprise AI software company, has established a new five-year Production-Other Transaction Agreement with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).

Defense Stock News: Lumen (NYSE: $LUMN) Lands U.S. Army Reserve Network Contract
WASHINGTON - December 9, 2021 ( Newswire, The U.S. Army Reserve Command (USARC) recently selected Lumen Technologies (NYSE: LUMN) to provide Virtual Private Network (VPN) services

Defense Stock News: OSI Systems (NASDAQ: $OSIS) Awarded $29 Million Contract for Security Inspection Systems, Service and Support
HAWTHORNE, Calif. - December 9, 2021 ( Newswire, OSI Systems, Inc. (the "Company" or "OSI Systems") (NASDAQ: OSIS) today announced that its Security division was awarded a contract valued at approximately $29 million by an international customer to provide cargo and vehicle inspection systems, baggage and parcel inspection systems, related training and maintenance services.

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Defense Technologies International Corp. (DTII) 2022 'Passive Portal' at Florence County Sheriff's Office Detention Center.
Del Mar, California--(Newsfile Corp. - January 20, 2022) - 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, proudly announce the installation of the Passive Portal at the Florence County Sheriff's Office Detention Center.The Company, under the guidance of its National Marketing Director Jonathan Silver, Technical Director Rick Fluck (Inventor of the Passive Portal Technology), and...

Star Signs Agreement with FlightPath International
Brampton, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - January 19, 2022) - Star Navigation Systems Group Ltd. (CSE: SNA) ("Star" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has signed a Partnership agreement with FlightPath International SA Ltd. ("FPI"). This partnership enables FPI to train Worldwide Airlines & Operators including Pilots, Engineers, Flight Operations Officers on Star's Flight Sciences Services and Technologies. These services and technologies range from helping Airlines implement the mandatory International Civil Aviation Organization's ("ICAO")...

Plymouth Rock Technologies Announces Board and Management Changes
Plymouth, Massachusetts--(Newsfile Corp. - January 13, 2022) - Plymouth Rock Technologies Inc. (CSE: PRT) (OTCQB: PLRTF) (FSE: 4XA) (WKN: A2N8RH) ("Plymouth Rock", "PRT", or the "Company") a leader in developing detection apparatus and unmanned technologies, today announced that Susan J Gardner has been appointed as the company's Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Gardner brings a strong background and expertise as an operations-oriented financial executive and a CPA with broad experience in accounting principles, change management, financial analysis,...

Star Navigation Launches on Stockhouse to Increase Investor Awareness
Brampton, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - January 7, 2022) - Star Navigation Systems Group Ltd. (CSE: SNA) ("Star" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has entered into a Client Services Agreement ("CSA") with Stockhouse Publishing Ltd. ("Stockhouse"), to assist with increasing market outreach and investor awareness as the Company continues to grow its investor base. Since retaining Stockhouse's services in December 2021, the Company has launched a full-service marketing campaign to provide investors...

Star Navigation Announces Completion of Private Placement and Shares for Debt Transaction
Brampton, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - January 4, 2022) - Star Navigation Systems Group Ltd. (CSE: SNA) (CSE: SNA.CN) ("Star" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has closed its previously announced non-brokered private placement of 68,166,667 units in the capital of the Company ("Units") at a purchase price of $0.003 per Unit for gross proceeds of $2,045,000. Each Unit consists of one common share in the capital of the Company and one warrant. Each...

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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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  • 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.
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