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Drone Firm Posts Record Q3 Revenue, Margins
December 7, 2023 ( Newswire) The latest quarterly news from Canadian drone firm Volatus Aerospace Corp. seems rosy, with revenue growth, fatter gross margins, and cost-cutting all contributing to record numbers.

Counterdrone Co. Poised for Growth After Transformative 2023
December 4, 2023 ( Newswire) DroneShield Ltd. is expected to deliver over AU$69 million in revenue for 2023, approximately 4x last year's result

Drone Co.'s Core Business Is Strong
December 4, 2023 ( Newswire) While recent third-quarter financial results were not aligned with expectations, Volatus Aerospace has positives in the strong growth of recurring services

Defense Co. Supported by Australian Prime Minister
December 4, 2023 ( Newswire) The Australian PM was pictured holding one of DroneShield Ltd.'s products at the White House.

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.

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BluMetric Selected for Environmental Baseline of Vision Lithium's Sirmac Project in Northern Quebec
Ottawa, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - December 7, 2023) - BluMetric Environmental Inc. (TSXV: BLM) ("BluMetric" or "the Company"), a full-service environmental consulting and engineering cleantech firm, announced today that it has been selected by Vision Lithium to complete an environment baseline assessment for the Sirmac Project located in the Plan Nord region of Québec. Lithium is one of the critical minerals required to advance Canada's multi-billion dollar commitments to onshoring electric...

General (Retired) Rick Hillier Joins KWESST Board
Ottawa, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - December 6, 2023) - KWESST Micro Systems Inc. (TSXV: KWE) (TSXV: KWE.WT.U) (NASDAQ: KWE) (NASDAQ: KWESW); ("KWESST" or "the Company") today announced that General (Retired) Rick Hillier has joined KWESST's Board of Directors and will chair the Company's Strategic Planning Committee, following the retirement of Jeff McLeod. General Hillier previously served as international advisor to KWESST. "I'm excited to play a more active role at KWESST," said General...

Shift5 Partners with U.S. Army to Secure High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) Against Cyber Threats
Rosslyn Virginia--(Newsfile Corp. - December 5, 2023) - Shift5, Inc., the observability platform for onboard operational technology (OT), today announced a contract with the U.S. Army to secure the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) against cyber threats and provide readiness assessments to enable predictive maintenance. The Shift5 platform will capture, store, and analyze data on the tactical edge in real time, providing operators, maintainers, and commanders with critical...

Defense Technologies International Corp. (DTII): Passive Security Scan Reports an Enormous Success at Georgia School Board Association (GSBA) Annual Conference
Del Mar, California--(Newsfile Corp. - December 4, 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, held a successful exhibit at the Georgia School Board Association (GSBA) annual conference.The Company is pleased to announce that its Sponsorship and Participation at the Georgia School Board Association Annual Conference...

California Nanotechnologies Provides Year End Business and Operational Update
R&D programs remain robust and provide visibility for potential commercial contractsAcquiring a new SPS manufacturing system, expanding capacity along with other recent additionsExploring market expansion opportunities with European partnersLos Angeles, California--(Newsfile Corp. - December 4, 2023) - California Nanotechnologies Corp. (TSXV: CNO) (OTC PINK: CANOF) ("Cal Nano" or the "Company") is pleased to announce a series of corporate and operational updates that highlight the Company's...

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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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