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GM Outlines Possibilities for Flexible, Autonomous Fuel Cell Electric Platform

Washington, D.C. -- General Motors aims to solve some of the toughest transportation challenges created by natural disasters, complex logistics environments and global conflicts. The company will display its Silent Utility Rover Universal Superstructure (SURUS), a flexible fuel cell electric platform with autonomous capabilities, at the fall meeting of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) from Oct. 9-11, 2017. The commercially designed platform could be adapted for military use.


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Leonardo-Led Team To Demo ‘ACTIVE Armour' To Protect British Army Vehicles And Their Crews Against Current And Future Weapons

Leonardo has been selected by the UK Government’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) to lead a team of UK companies in work that will help protect British Army vehicles against current and future weapons.


14.09.2017 Visits - 548 Posts - 0
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The Rheinmetall Infantry System

Rheinmetall has displayed its new “Infantry System” for the first time. It substantially enhances the combat performance of dismounted troops in connection with unmanned systems and fire support elements.


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Orbital ATK Demonstrates MK44 Bushmaster Chain Gun in 30mm and 40mm Configurations

Dulles -- Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, provided its customer and partner base a live demonstration of its MK44 Bushmaster® Chain Gun® firing a variety of both 30mm and 40mm ammunition during the company’s Bushmaster User Conference at Big Sandy Range, Arizona. The gathering of domestic and international attendees watched as the MK44 guns hit targets before and after a rapid changeover from a 30mm to a 40mm configuration. The MK44 Chain Gun will be featured on the 2017 season premiere episode of “GunnyTime with R. Lee Ermey” on Outdoor Channel beginning Wednesday, June 28, featuring Ermey firing the MK44 Chain Gun with Orbital ATK’s 30mm and 40mm Airbursting Ammunition.


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BAE Systems Teams with QinetiQ to Pursue Electric Drive on Combat Vehicles

BAE Systems has signed a teaming agreement with QinetiQ to incorporate the latest technology for electric drive mobility systems on combat vehicles. This agreement combines BAE Systems’ capabilities as a vehicle designer, developer, manufacturer, and systems integrator with the electric drive expertise offered by QinetiQ, a leading UK science and engineering company operating primarily in the defense, security, and aerospace markets.


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SAIC Unveils First Amphibious Combat Vehicle 1.1 to U.S. Marine Corps

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) unveiled its first Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) 1.1 prototype to the U.S. Marine Corps during a ceremony held at the company’s integration facility in Charleston, South Carolina. This vehicle is the first of 16 to be delivered for testing by the Marine Corps, which is scheduled to begin next month.


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CMI Defence introduces the world’s first UAV integration in a combat turret

CMI Defence is introducing at Eurosatory 2016 a new feature that extends the situational awareness and enhances the indirect firing capabilities of its turrets: the first Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) integration on a combat turret. This newly developed ability to communicate and interact with a dedicated mission-capable UAV is a world première. It is contributing to CMI Defence remaining at the forefront of the technological developments and of the growing needs for versatility on the part of highly mobile armies.


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Rheinmetall’s new IFV, the Lynx

At Eurosatory 2016 Rheinmetall presented its new Lynx infantry fighting vehicle today to the international public for the first time. Agile, hard-hitting and highly protected, this state-of-the-art tracked armoured vehicle is destined to dominate the modern battlefield, lending itself to operations from peace enforcement to high-intensity combat.


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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 - 14545 Posts - 0
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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).


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Lockheed Martin Team JLTVs Continue To Roll Off Camden Production Line

DALLAS -- The Lockheed Martin Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) Team continues to produce company-funded Production Representative Vehicles (PRVs) at its Camden, Arkansas, production facility.


04.08.2015 Visits - 6651 Posts - 0
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BAE Submits Bid for USMC Amphibious Combat Vehicle 1.1 Program

BAE Systems has submitted its bid for the U.S. Marine Corps’ Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) 1.1 competition. The company’s solution, built from the ground up to be a truly amphibious vehicle, would provide a significant benefit to the Marine Corps’ current and future needs.


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GD UK Completes CDR for SCOUT Reconnaissance Variant

General Dynamics UK has successfully completed the Critical Design Review (CDR) for the SCOUT Reconnaissance variant, as part of the SCOUT Specialist Vehicle (SV) programme.


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GE Intelligent Platforms Secures $100 M from GD UK for British Army SCOUT SV Program

GE’s Intelligent Platforms business has announced that it has secured orders from General Dynamics UK valued at £64 million (~$100 million) to provide a range of embedded computing subsystems that will be deployed onboard the British Army’s SCOUT Specialist Vehicle (SV) platforms.


04.02.2015 Visits - 8251 Posts - 0
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Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles Presents Innovative Protection Concept for the Dutch Armed Forces

At the NIDV defence fair in the Netherlands, Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles (RMMV) is presenting a forward-looking protection concept for logistic vehicles. Developed by Austrian manufacturer Ressenig Fahrzeugbau GmbH and approved by RMMV, the Discreet Armoured Cabin (DAC) can be mounted on the proven TGS chassis.


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