Defence Industry

Hawkei to Be Built in Australia

The Australian Government will purchase 1100 locally built Hawkei protected vehicles and over 1000 trailers to strengthen our defence force.

Under a $1.3 billion agreement, the vehicles will be manufactured at Thales Australia’s production line in Bendigo, creating 170 jobs there and another 60 jobs in Victoria.

The Hawkei will improve protection for soldiers and enable them to operate in high-risk areas. It is the only protected mobility vehicle in the ADF that can be transported by ADF helicopters.

The vehicles will also pioneer a next generation communications management system to be developed in Australia by Thal ...


05.10.2015 Visits - 441

Textron Systems Awarded Contract to Provide an Additional 55 COMMANDO™ Select Armored Vehicles to Afghan National Army

NEW ORLEANS, LA -- Textron Systems Marine & Land Systems, a Textron Inc. business, announced today a $56.2 million firm-fixed-price contract from the U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Mich., to supply 55 additional COMMANDO™ Select four-wheeled armored vehicles to the Afghan National Army (ANA).

04.10.2015 Visits - 409
Defence Industry

General Dynamics Awarded $358 Million for 150 M1A1 SA Abrams Tanks for Morocco

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. -- The U.S. Army TACOM Lifecycle Management Command awarded General Dynamics Land Systems a $358 million Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contract to refurbish and upgrade 150 M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tanks to the M1A1 SA (situational awareness) configuration for sale to the Kingdom of Morocco. General Dynamics Land Systems is a business unit of General Dynamics.

01.10.2015 Visits - 1056
Defence Industry

MTL leads the way with cold formed Aluminium

Within the defence manufacturing industry we continually strive to push the limits of technology to redefine what is possible. We understand the need to support change with solid test data and proof of repeatability, and in absence of this, designers and engineers opt for traditional tried and tested methods for the application of materials when developing new platforms.

30.09.2015 Visits - 539
Defence Industry

BAE Delivers ARCHER Artillery System to Sweden

BAE Systems today delivered the first production series ARCHER artillery system to the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) during a ceremony at the company’s Karlskoga facility.

30.09.2015 Visits - 734
Defence Industry

Lockheed Martin Introduces New Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) Candidate at Modern Day Marine Show

QUANTICO, Va. -- Lockheed Martin officially introduced its new Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) 1.1 offering at the Modern Day Marine trade show in Quantico, Virginia, today. The armored, eight-wheel-drive vehicle is designed to transport up to 13 Marines, transition seamlessly between land and water, and provide high levels of blast protection.

24.09.2015 Visits - 1060
Training And Simulators

British Army Extends Virtual Trainer Contract with £11 Million for Additional Support

Warminster, Wiltshire -- The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is investing £11 million in additional support for the virtual training system used to prepare British soldiers for battle.

19.09.2015 Visits - 1173

New telemax 4x4 Explosive Ordnance Robot Introduced At DSEI

A team from Cobham has introduced a new telemax 4x4 remotely operated vehicle to the unmanned systems industry during the 2015 DSEi conference in London (Stand S6-150). The telemax 4x4, an optimised derivative of Cobham Unmanned Systems suite of telemax robots, offers a lighter, faster and more cost effective solution to the customer. The 4x4 design incorporates a new 4 wheel drive system (top speed of 11.5 Km/h) and WLAN-based data and video transmission technology to achieve improved effectiveness, connectivity and functionality.

18.09.2015 Visits - 994

Northrop Grumman Remotec Next-generation Andros FX Robot on Display at DSEI

LONDON -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) will feature its recently-launched Andros FX unmanned ground vehicle at the DSEI exhibition, taking place Sept. 15-18 at ExCel, London.

18.09.2015 Visits - 976

BAE Systems showcases new mine clearing capability for Terrier® combat engineer vehicle

BAE Systems has further extended the multi-functional role of its combat engineer vehicle, Terrier®, with enhanced mine clearance capabilities.

18.09.2015 Visits - 1123

New BVS10 Beowulf All-Terrain Vehicle - Poetry in Motion

A new BAE Systems all-terrain vehicle which can reach more places and carry more cargo than any other vehicle of its kind, is making its debut at DSEI in London this week.

15.09.2015 Visits - 1254
Future Technologies

DARPA Awards Raytheon BBN Technologies $12.2M to optimize information flow in military networks

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) recently awarded Raytheon BBN Technologies $12.2 million under the Edge-Directed Cyber Technologies for Reliable Mission Communication (EdgeCT) program to research optimized information flow for military operations over wide area networks.

15.09.2015 Visits - 1154
Future Technologies

QinetiQ wins DARPA electric hub-drive design and development contract

QinetiQ is to develop an electric hub-drive to improve survivability and mobility of future military ground vehicles for the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

13.09.2015 Visits - 968

iRobot Announces Defense & Security Orders Totaling $7.2 M

iRobot Corp., a leader in delivering robotic technology-based solutions, today announced its Defense & Security business unit has received orders totaling $7.2 million from U.S. and international customers.

12.09.2015 Visits - 1256

Rheinmetall AMPV on MSPO 2015

Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles’ versatile Armoured Multi Purpose Vehicle (AMPV) is a compact, high-mobility, extremely survivable tactical system designed for deployment worldwide. At this year’s MSPO, RMMV presented for the first time a variant of the vehicle specially configured to meet the needs of the Polish military, with an eye to the particular requirements of the country’s special operations forces, but also a wide variety of other units.

12.09.2015 Visits - 1213
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