MTL Advanced signs multi-million pound contract with NIMR Automotive

MTL Advanced is pleased to announce it has received its largest order to date for supply of armoured cabs to UAE armoured vehicle manufacturer NIMR Automotive.

MTL Advanced, part of the WEC Group is currently supplying armoured cabs for NIMR and this new contract reflects the quality and delivery performance achieved to date on the existing project With supply commencing in 2016 the new contract will run for 18 months and utilise MTL Advanced state-of-the-art factory. The cabs will be manufactured using dedicated 6 axis twin robot welding systems, complete with glass and a weapon mount system, before being painted in its new paint facility.

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05.02.2016 Visits - 367

iRobot Announces Sale of Defense & Security Business to Arlington Capital Partners

BEDFORD, Mass. -- iRobot Corp., a leader in delivering robotic technology-based solutions, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell its Defense and Security business to Arlington Capital Partners for up to $45 million in total consideration, including a contingent payment based on achieving certain milestones. This transaction enables iRobot to solidify its position as the leader in diversified Home Robots and focus on technologies for the connected home.

05.02.2016 Visits - 332
Defence Industry

Rheinmetall creates Europe’s leading producer of military vehicles

Rheinmetall AG has decided to consolidate its Defence unit’s extensive military vehicle activities in a new division called “Vehicle Systems”. As a first step, Rheinmetall Landsysteme GmbH (RLS) and Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles GmbH (RMMV) have been placed under joint management effective from 1 January 2016. Ben Hudson (CEO) and Michael Wittlinger (CFO) will lead the new division.

01.02.2016 Visits - 862
Defence Industry

Casspir Eland Joins Denel's Impressive Vehicle Stable

Denel has expanded the range of its recovery vehicles based on the well-known Casspir mine resistant system and is responding to keen interest shown by clients on the African continent.

01.02.2016 Visits - 798

Patria AMV vehicle selected by the United Arab Emirates

The General Headquarters of the United Arab Emirates’ Armed Forces has ordered Patria AMV 8x8 armoured wheeled vehicles. All details of the contract are classified.

29.01.2016 Visits - 857

Rheinmetall wins major artillery ammunition order

An international customer has awarded Rheinmetall an important contract for artillery ammunition. Worth around ˆ130 million, the order encompasses the Group’s full spectrum of projectile variants as well as the accompanying propelling charges. Delivery of the products will take place during a period up to the end of 2019.

25.01.2016 Visits - 1273
Defence Industry

QinetiQ Australia starts fatigue testing on Thales’s Hawkei vehicle

QinetiQ Australia has commenced the second phase of full scale fatigue testing on the Hawkei vehicle at Thales Australia’s manufacturing facility in Bendigo, Victoria.

24.01.2016 Visits - 995
Defence Industry

AxleTech International builds first axle in new manufacturing facility in India

Troy, Michigan -- AxleTech International produced the first axle from its new dedicated manufacturing facility in India. The 45,000 square foot (4,180 square meter) plant, located in Pune, represents AxleTech’s first greenfield project in the country.

15.01.2016 Visits - 1342
Training And Simulators

Saab to Provide Additional Deliveries for U.S. Army’s Combat Vehicles

Defence and security company Saab has been awarded the fourth and fifth options of a multi-year contract for deliveries of laser-based training system for U.S. Army’s armoured combat vehicles. The order value of USD 32 million was booked by Saab as order intake in December 2015.

15.01.2016 Visits - 1386

General Dynamics European Land Systems Awarded a Framework Contract to Service the Danish Army´s Fleet of Wheeled Armored Vehicles

KREUZLINGEN -- The Danish Army has awarded a multiyear framework contract to General Dynamics European Land Systems to provide ongoing support for its fleet of PIRANHA 3, DURO IIIP and EAGLE IV vehicles.

09.01.2016 Visits - 1949

The French ministry of Defence orders vehicles for its Special Forces

The French defence procurement agency (DGA) notified on the 30th of December to RENAULT TRUCKS Defense (RTD) the realisation of 241 Light Special Forces Vehicles and 202 Heavy Special Forces Vehicles, as well as the integration of sensitive intelligence and communication equipment, and their support elements.

09.01.2016 Visits - 1746

Otokar Receives ˆ47,5 Million Contract for COBRA II

​Otokar, the biggest privately owned company of Turkish Defence Industry, was awarded 47.5 million Euro contract for COBRA II tactical wheeled armoured vehicle to perform in various missions of Turkish security forces. The delivery of the vehicles will be completed in the first half of 2017.

25.12.2015 Visits - 2787
Defence Industry

KONGSBERG Protector MCRWS selected for Stryker

General Dynamics Land Systems has notified KONGSBERG that the ’PROTECTOR’ Medium Caliber Remote Weapon Station (MCRWS) has been selected as the 30-millimeter weapon system solution for the Stryker vehicles.

21.12.2015 Visits - 3605

Germany buys another 131 Boxers – total order volume is ˆ476 million

The German Bundeswehr has contracted with Rheinmetall and Krauss-Maffei Wegmann to supply 131 Boxer armoured fighting vehicles. The order is worth ˆ476 million.

20.12.2015 Visits - 2569

General Dynamics Awarded $92 Million for Abrams Tank Production

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. -- The U.S. Army TACOM Lifecycle Management Command has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems a $92.2 million contract to upgrade M1A2 System Enhancement Package (SEP) v2 Abrams tanks to the M1A2 SEP Version 3 (v3) configuration. General Dynamics is working closely with the Army to improve the survivability, maintainability, fuel efficiency, power generation and network capability of its fleet of Abrams Main Battle Tanks.

17.12.2015 Visits - 2693
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