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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.


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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.


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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.


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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).


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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.


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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 - 6695 Posts - 0
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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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 - 6088 Posts - 0
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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 - 6199 Posts - 0
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Trends of use of non-lethal weapon

Analysts of many armies in the world, scaling up their efforts, carry out investigations in the field of new types of non-lethal weapon. New tactics of combat actions and the use thereof in modern conditions are being developed.


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Metal Storm and ST Kinetics Successfully Fires Jointly-Developed High Explosive Stacked Rounds

Singapore -- Metal Storm Limited and Singapore Technologies Kinetics (ST Kinetics) are pleased to announce the successful firing of a range of jointly-developed, stacked configuration low velocity 40 mm electrically ignited munitions (EIM).


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BAE SYSTEMS IAAPS Program Demonstrates Capability To Defeat Kinetic Energy Threats Under TARDEC Survivability Program

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – BAE Systems has demonstrated the capability to defeat kinetic energy threats under contract to the U.S. Army’s Tank and Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) survivability program, achieving another significant milestone in the Integrated Army Active Protection System (IAAPS) program.


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