US defense giant Lockheed Martin says the company is delivering to Saudi Arabia its Patriot anti-missile system and that the kingdom is on track to become the second international customer, after the United Arab Emirates, to acquire its THAAD system.
Saudi Arabia is aggressively building up military capabilities as tensions spike with Iran. It intercepted a missile fired by Yemen’s Shiite rebels at Riyadh earlier this month, the deepest strike inside the kingdom since its forces went to war in Yemen in 2015.
Reports suggested the kingdom may have used the Raytheon MIM-104 Patriot system to shoot the missile down.
About 15 percent of US federal agencies have reported some trace of Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab software on their systems, a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) official told Congress on Tuesday.
Jeanette Manfra, assistant secretary for cyber security at DHS, told a US House of Representatives panel that 94 percent of agencies had responded to a directive ordering them to survey their networks to identify any use of Kaspersky Lab products.