Future Technologies

BBN Technologies Receives a $5.5M Order for Development of Artificial Intelligence Technology

BBN Technologies has been awarded $5.5 million in funding from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency for the first phase of development of an artificial intelligence capability, which is called "Integrated Learner" and will learn plans or processes after being shown a single example. The total value of the effort could be up to $24 million.


12.07.2006 Visits - 3786 Posts - 3
Future Technologies

LEOPARD 2 PSO Peace Support Operation

Krauss-Maffei Wegmann is designing a new version of the LEOPARD 2 MBT for Peace Support Operations (PSO), intended for peacemaking and peacekeeping deployments. The future vehicle is claimed to feature higher military assertiveness, sustainability, mobility, and protection.


03.07.2006 Visits - 9287 Posts - 6
Future Technologies

BAE Systems And Camoplast Agree To Develop Segmented Track

ANNISTON, Ala. - BAE Systems and Camoplast Inc. have entered into a strategic alliance to jointly design, develop, and produce segmented band track for the Future Combat System Manned Ground Vehicle. Design and prototyping will be completed in 2006 with system demonstration planned in 2007.


20.06.2006 Visits - 7099 Posts - 0
Future Technologies

Patria launches a new mortar system Patria Nemo

Patria has today unveiled a new, in-house designed efficient single-barrel 120 mm mortar Patria Nemo at the Eurosatory Exhibition in Paris. Patria Nemo is an unmanned mortar turret suitable for a large variety of platforms available at the market today featuring superior accuracy and agility in all types of manoeuvres.


14.06.2006 Visits - 9894 Posts - 0
Future Technologies

DRS Technologies Awarded $396 Million Contract to Produce Battlefield Digitization Systems for the U.S. Army

PARSIPPANY, N.J. -- DRS Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: DRS) announced today that it was awarded an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) $396 million contract to provide rugged Applique Computer Systems and peripheral equipment for the U.S. Army's Force XXI Battle Command, Brigade and Below (FBCB2) program.


14.06.2006 Visits - 6684 Posts - 0
Future Technologies

FCS Manned Ground Vehicles Pass Key Army and Functional Review

ST. LOUIS -- The Future Combat System (FCS) family of Manned Ground Vehicles (MGVs) being developed by the LSI MGV Team, including their major teammates General Dynamics and BAE Systems, successfully completed the U.S. Army and Lead Systems Integrator’s (LSI) Systems Functional Review (SFR) event.


02.06.2006 Visits - 5677 Posts - 0
Future Technologies

Lockheed Martin Demonstrates Revolutionary Tactical Vehicle Armor

Dallas, TX, -- Lockheed Martin has developed and demonstrated a new lightweight, low-cost tactical vehicle armor that promises exceptional multi-hit survivability against armor-piercing rifle bullets and high-speed fragments from improvised explosive devices (IEDs).


26.05.2006 Visits - 7859 Posts - 0
Future Technologies

BAE Systems Selects Saft America for BMHV of FCS Manned Ground Vehicles

Santa Clara, Calif. -- BAE Systems has selected the Space and Defense Division of Saft America Inc., based in Cockeysville, MD, to supply the Battery Module, High Voltage (BMHV) for the Future Combat System Manned Ground Vehicle program. BMHV is a critical component of the hybrid propulsion system.


24.05.2006 Visits - 7482 Posts - 0
Future Technologies

BAE SYSTEMS Awards Contract to Raytheon to Develop Active Protective Subsystem, Supporting Hit Avoidance Program for FCS Manned Ground Vehicles

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- BAE Systems has awarded a phased subcontract worth up to $70 million to Raytheon's Network Centric Systems business with headquarters in McKinney, Texas, to develop the “hard-kill” Active Protection Subsystem (APS) portion of the Hit Avoidance System for the U.S. Army’s Future Combat System (FCS) Manned Ground Vehicles (MGVs).


27.04.2006 Visits - 7502 Posts - 0
Future Technologies

Raytheon to Develop Hard-Kill Active Protection System for FCS Vehicles Under $70 Million Award

MCKINNEY, Texas -- Raytheon Company has been awarded a contract worth up to $70 million from BAE Systems to develop the hard-kill Active Protection System (APS) for Future Combat System (FCS) vehicles under a three-phase agreement. The initial phase is pegged at $10 million.


26.04.2006 Visits - 5031 Posts - 0
Future Technologies

DRS Technologies Introduces M6000 and E6000 Thermal Imaging Engine and Module

DALLAS -- DRS Sensors & Targeting Systems - Infrared Technologies Division, a unit of DRS Technologies, Inc., announced today the product launch of the M6000 and E6000 uncooled thermal imaging engine and module. DRS's M6000 and E6000 are the first 640- by 480-pixel thermal imaging engine and module with a 25-micron pitch - a "first of its kind" product, representing a significant advancement in the developing uncooled infrared technology marketplace.


21.04.2006 Visits - 10105 Posts - 0
Future Technologies

New Material Developed to Enhance Soldier Protection

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence, Senator Sandy Macdonald, has today witnessed a demonstration of a new ballistic material that could enhance protection for Australian soldiers in the future.


10.04.2006 Visits - 6864 Posts - 0
Future Technologies

General Dynamics Participates in Successful Trophy Active Protection System Experiments at DoD Test Facility

DAHLGREN, Va. - The first tests of the Trophy Active Protection System in the U.S. were successfully completed today by the U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center.


03.04.2006 Visits - 12592 Posts - 0
Future Technologies

Lockheed Martin Successfully Concludes Phase I Tests Of Guided MLRS Unitary Rocket

DALLAS, TX, -- Lockheed Martin successfully conducted four separate flight tests of Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) Unitary rocket recently at White Sands Missile Range, NM, concluding the first phase of the Production Qualification Testing requirement series for the contract.


27.03.2006 Visits - 7069 Posts - 0
Future Technologies

Armor Holdings, Inc. Announces Exclusive License Agreement for New 'Flexible Armor' Technology

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., -- Armor Holdings, a leading manufacturer of security products and vehicle armor systems serving military, law enforcement, homeland security and commercial markets, announced today that it has been selected as an exclusive licensee for a unique application of nanotechnology, currently referred to as shear thickening fluid (STF), that has the ability to enhance the performance of ballistic fabrics and protective armor products.


27.02.2006 Visits - 7178 Posts - 0