Future Technologies

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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Robots

BAE Systems Displays Armed Robotic Demonstrator At AUSA

ARLINGTON, Va. -- BAE Systems is displaying an Armed Robotic Demonstrator at the Association of the U.S. Army’s 2005 Annual Meeting and Exposition this week in Washington to illustrate the synergy between current and future forces.


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Defence Industry

BAE Systems Signs Co-operation Agreement With Turkish Defence Company For Wheeled Armoured Vehicles

BAE Systems Land Systems OMC has announced an agreement with Turkish private sector defence company FNSS Savunma Sistemleri A.S. (FNSS) for the joint marketing and supply of wheeled armoured vehicles to the Turkish Armed Forces.


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Contracts

BAE Systems Awarded $11 Million Contract To Reset Bradley Vehicles

BAE Systems has been awarded an $11 million contract by U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command for reset and modification for 15 M7 Bradley Fire Support Team (BFIST) Vehicles and one M2A3 Bradley Vehicle, and to add 131 Vehicle Intercom System (VIS) Kits for the Bradley 3rd CAV Operation Desert Storm vehicles.


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Contracts

Oshkosh Truck's Unmanned Vehicle Qualifies for Pentagon's $2 Million Desert Race Team; TerraMax(TM) One of 20 teams to Compete in DARPA Grand Challenge

OSHKOSH, Wis. --Oshkosh Truck Corporation and partners Rockwell Collins and the University of Parma, Italy, announced that their robotic truck, TerraMax(TM), qualified late yesterday to compete in the $2 million DARPA Grand Challenge, a 150-mile race of unmanned vehicles across the Mojave Desert on Saturday, Oct. 8. TerraMax successfully completed all four scheduled runs of 2.2- and 2.9-mile qualifying obstacle courses at the California Speedway in Fontana, Calif.


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Defence Industry

U.S. Increases Order for Combat-Tested Javelin

TUCSON, Ariz. -- On the heels of a $119 million contract from the U.S. Army in May, the Raytheon-Lockheed Martin Javelin Joint Venture (JV) received a $110 million modification to a firm-fixed-price contract for Javelin Anti-tank Weapon System production.


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Contracts

U.S. Marine Corps Awards General Dynamics $19 Million for Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle Long-Lead Materials

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. - The U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, a $19 million contract for the advanced procurement of long-lead material (LLM) for the Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (EFV) Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) Lot 1.


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Defence Industry

General Dynamics Selected as Preferred Prime System Integrator for Phase 1 of AUS$800 Million Australian Battlespace Communications Systems Project

OTTAWA -- General Dynamics Canada, along with its Australian partners ADI Limited and Tenix Defence, has been selected by the Commonwealth of Australia as the Preferred Prime System Integrator for the first phase of the Battlespace Communications System (Land) project, referred to as JP 2072 valued at AUS$97 (US$74) million.


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Contracts

General Dynamics Awarded $7 Million Stryker Repair Contract

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. - The U.S. Army TACOM Lifecycle Management Command has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, a $7 million contract modification for Stryker combat vehicle repair work.


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Contracts

U.S. Army Awards General Dynamics $31 Million in Combat Vehicle-Related Contracts

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. - The U.S. Army TACOM Lifecycle Management Command has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, two contracts valued at $31.4 million for work related to the Abrams tank system and the Stryker combat vehicle.


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Contracts

CACI Awarded $14 Million Contract to Provide Information Assurance Support for Military Health System

Arlington, VA, -- CACI International Inc announced today that it has been awarded a four-year, $14 million task order contract to support the Military Health System (MHS) Information Assurance Program. Under the terms of the award, CACI will supply information assurance solutions to the Technology Management, Integration and Standards (TMI&S) Directorate.


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Robots

iRobot Secures NAVSEA Contract Increase for Man Transportable Robotic System

BURLINGTON, Mass., Sept. 16, 2005 iRobot Corp. has been awarded a Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) contract modification to deliver the iRobot PackBot Man Transportable Robotic System, or MTRS, robots. An initial order has been placed for 103 PackBot MTRS robots at a value of $12.1 million. iRobot could deliver up to 1,200 robots through 2012 under the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract.


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Defence Industry

FATS Receives Multiple Contracts

ATLANTA - FATS, Inc. announced today the receipt of multiple contract awards from United States Department of Defense, and law enforcement agencies with a cumulative value of $1.9 million.


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Contracts

United Kingdom Ministry of Defence Signs $1.5 Million Contract with FATS,Inc.

ATLANTA - Sept 15, 2005 - The Defence Procurement Agency (DPA) of the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence (MOD) has awarded FATS a contract valued at approximately $1.5 million. This contract includes more than 90 weapon simulators that FATS will begin delivering in April 2006.


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Contracts

Armor Holdings, Inc. Receives $17 Million Order for Individual Body Armor Outer Tactical Vests

ATLANTA - Sept 12, 2005 - FATS, Inc. announced today that the Defence Procurement Agency (DPA) of the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence (MOD) has awarded FATS a contract valued at approximately $4 million for additional Dismounted Close Combat Trainers (DCCT). FATS plans to complete delivery of 20 systems by the end of March 2006.


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