Defence Industry

MIV BOXER manufacture drives UK jobs and prosperity

Leading British companies in the defence sector BAE Systems, Pearson Engineering and Thales UK have signed agreements with the ARTEC consortium as partners for the production of BOXER. Should the armoured wheeled vehicle be selected as the British Army’s next generation Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV), at least 60% of BOXER’s value creation and 100% of final assembly will take place in Britain. To ensure the best value to the British tax payer, ARTEC has defined a competitive process for the main partners and their supply chains to follow.


06.02.2018 Visits - 4190 Posts - 0
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ATI Announces New Long-Term Agreements With General Dynamics Land Systems

PITTSBURGH -- Allegheny Technologies Incorporated announced that it has signed two new Long-Term Pricing Agreements (LTPAs) with General Dynamics (GD) Land Systems to be the preferred supplier of titanium plate for the Abrams tank (United States) and the AJAX specialist vehicle (United Kingdom). The Abrams LTPA runs through 2019 while the AJAX LTPA runs through 2021.


30.01.2018 Visits - 4039 Posts - 0
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BAE Systems introduces next evolution of Infantry Fighting Vehicle with new CV90 MkIV

Today at the International Armoured Vehicles Conference in London, BAE Systems presented the next phase of development for the CV90 Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) with the launch of the new CV90 MkIV.


24.01.2018 Visits - 4374 Posts - 0
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Belarus received a new batch of Chinese CS/VN3 armored vehicles

As reported by the VoentTV television channel of the Ministry of Defense of Belarus, on Jan. 18, 2018, a second shipment of Chinese CS/VN3 Dajiang light armored vehicles was delivered to Minsk by a Chinese transport aircraft, which was transferred to the Belarusian armed forces through military assistance from the Ministry of Defense of the China.


19.01.2018 Visits - 3695 Posts - 0
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Supacat Special Operations Vehicles Accepted in New Zealand

Supacat has announced that the fleet of Special Operations Vehicles – Mobility Heavy (SOV-MH) has been accepted by the New Zealand Ministry of Defence. The fleet goes into service with the New Zealand Defence Force early this year.


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Protection of BTR-87 8x8 will increase due to the use of ceramics and titanium

The Russian BTR-87 Armored Personnel Carrier will receive addon protective panels with special ceramics and titanium, the Vyksa's "Plant of Corps" reports.


13.01.2018 Visits - 3367 Posts - 0
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BAE Systems is working on the ACV 1.1 program

BAE Systems has submitted its bid for the Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) 1.1 down-select with an offering that has superior mobility, survivability and increased carry and payload.


10.01.2018 Visits - 3274 Posts - 0
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OSHKOSH DEFENSE AWARDED $40 MILLION FROM U.S. ARMY FOR RECAPITALIZATION OF THE ARMY RESERVES HEAVY VEHICLE FLEET

OSHKOSH, Wis. -- Oshkosh Defense, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) company, announces today that it has been awarded a $40 million delivery order from the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) to recapitalize vehicles from the U.S. Army Reserves Family of Heavy Tactical Vehicles (FHTV) fleet. Oshkosh will bring the Army’s fleet of Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Trucks (HEMTT) to their latest model configuration and the same zero-mile, zero-hour condition as new production vehicles.


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SAAB Receives Order From KMW For Mobile Camouflage Systems

Defence and security company Saab has received an order from the German company Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH (KMW) for deliveries of Mobile Camouflage Systems (MCS). Deliveries will take place during the period 2018-2022.


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BAE Systems contracts Czech metal manufacturer for Swedish Mjölner programme

The agreement represents BAE Systems’ first agreement with a supplier in the Northern Liberec region of the Czech Republic.


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Rheinmetall delivers two special ops vehicles to the Saxony State Police

On 15 December 2017 Rheinmetall transfers the first of two heavily protected Survivor R transport vehicles to the Saxony State Police. The second system will be delivered before Christmas. The Free State of Saxony ordered the two vehicles from Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles (RMMV) in February of this year. Forming part of an extensive anti-terror package, the vehicles will be used to equip special police units in Saxony.


15.12.2017 Visits - 2617 Posts - 0
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Rheinmetall modernizing 25 more Marder IFVs for Jordan

The German government has contracted with Rheinmetall to upgrade a further 25 Marder infantry fighting vehicles from surplus Bundeswehr stocks. The vehicles are destined for the Jordanian armed forces. Delivery will begin in the first quarter of 2018. The contract was awarded under a German military aid programme aimed at bolstering the capabilities of the Jordanian armed forces in the fight against international terrorism as well as for border security and stabilization missions. Booked in October 2017, the order is worth over ˆ17 million without value added tax.


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The Finnish army is testing a new MiSu armored vehicle

The Finnish Army has purchased four MiSu armored vehicles for field testing. The cost of the purchase is 4 million euros.


15.12.2017 Visits - 3350 Posts - 0
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Production of ALAN armored cars is in place in Kazakhstan

The Kazakhstan Paramount Engineering together with the Israeli company Plasan has mastered production of Alan armored wheeled vehicles.


10.12.2017 Visits - 2307 Posts - 0
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Czech precision optical systems producer to support line-of-sight technology for BAE Systems’ CV90

Czech optical specialist Meopta will support vital line-of-sight technology for BAE Systems’ CV90 Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) as part of a Memorandum of Understanding with defence and security company Saab.


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