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Volkswagen and the Stanford Racing Team Win DARPA Grand Challenge

PRIMM, Nev. -- With the technological support of the Volkswagen Electronics Research Laboratory (ERL), Stanford University`s robotic Volkswagen Touareg, known as Stanley, has won the 2005 DARPA Grand Challenge, run in the Mojave desert near Primm, Nevada.


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Rheinmetall takes part in FCS unmanned aerial vehicle contract

In cooperation with Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc, Rheinmetall Defence Electronics, Bremen, awarded a contract for phase one of the FCS Class III Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) development.


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iRobot and Boston Univ. Photonics Center Unveil Advanced Sniper Detection System for iRobot PackBot

BURLINGTON, Mass. and BOSTON - Oct. 3, 2005 - iRobot Corp. and The Photonics Center at Boston University introduced a tactical sensory system payload prototype, dubbed REDOWL, for the combat-proven iRobot PackBot robot. REDOWL, or Robot Enhanced Detection Outpost with Lasers, can detect and locate snipers and mortars on the very first shot fired at personnel or vehicles.


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Two New Contract Awards for the Future Rapid Effect System (FRES) Programme

Atkins, the FRES Systems House, has placed two Technology Demonstrator Programme (TDP) contracts with Lockheed Martin (UK) Ltd and Thales, announced Lord Drayson, minister for Defence Procurement today.


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General Dynamics Selects Engine for FCS Manned Ground Vehicles

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. - General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, has selected the 5L890 engine manufactured by Detroit Diesel Corporation to power the Army's Future Combat Systems (FCS) Manned Ground Vehicles.


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Test Firing Concludes MBDA Extended Range GMLRS Technology Demonstrator Programme

On 21st July 2005, a team from MBDA and Lockheed Martin successfully conducted a test flight of a GMLRS ER (Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System Extended Range) rocket at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico, USA.


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BAE Systems Fires First Round From 38-Caliber NLOS-Cannon

BAE Systems has successfully fired the first round from its Non-Line-of-Sight Cannon (NLOS-C) Concept Technology Demonstrator (CTD) using a Zone 4, 38-caliber cannon tube at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona. NLOS-C is the lead manned ground vehicle system under the US Army's Future Combat System program.


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US Army Speeds Up FCS Integrated Computer System Fielding

Boeing and SAIC as the Future Combat Systems (FCS) Lead Systems Integrator (LSI) has awarded a General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems and Rockwell Collins team a $154 million contract modification to accelerate technology development of the Integrate Computer System (ICS).


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United Defense Fires 1,000th Round from Non-Line-of-Sight Cannon Demonstrator

Defense Industries, Inc. (NYSE:UDI) announced it has fired the 1,000th projectile from the Non-Line-of-Sight Cannon (NLOS-C) Concept Technology Demonstrator (CTD) at Yuma Proving Ground near Yuma, Ariz.


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GM Delivers First Fuel Cell Truck to U.S. Army

HONEOYE FALLS, N.Y. --- General Motors Corp. and the U.S. Army today announced they are partnering to introduce the world`s first fuel cell-powered truck into U.S. military service.


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United Defense Integrates Electro-Magnetic Armor Technology on Combat Vehicle and Defeats Live Threats

SANTA CLARA, CA, March 16, 2005 - United Defense Industries, Inc. (NYSE:UDI) achieved another industry first by successfully defeating incoming threats during live-fire testing of an Electro-Magnetic Armor (EMA) package fully integrated on a hybrid electric drive combat vehicle demonstrator.


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United Defense, Battelle Demonstrate Prototype Fuel Cell Power Unit for Bradley Fighting Vehicle

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL, February 16, 2005 - Battelle and United Defense Industries, Inc. (NYSE: UDI), have teamed to develop and demonstrate a prototype fuel cell auxiliary power unit (APU) on a Bradley Fighting Vehicle that is designed to increase fuel efficiency and reduce logistics burden for the U.S. Army.


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